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TODAY IN HISTORY—MARCH 30, 2020:
Cream featuring Eric Clapton, Love featuring Ken Forssi, the Moody Blues featuring Graeme Edge, Procol Harum featuring Dave Ball, and the Ramones:
- 1135: The Jewish philosopher Maimonides was born in Cordoba in present-day Spain.
- 1282: Furious inhabitants of Palermo attack French occupation force.
- 1296: Edward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England.
- 1492: King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella sign decree that expels Jews from Spain.
- 1533: Thomas Cranmer becomes archbishop of Canterbury; meanwhile, Henry VIII divorces his 1st wife, Catherine of Aragon.
- 1814: Britain and its allies march into Paris after defeating Napoleon.
- 1822: Florida became a territory of the United States of America on this date.
- 1842: Dr. Crawford W. Long performed the first operation while his patient was sedated using ether.
- 1855: About 5,000 “Border Ruffians” from western Missouri invaded the territory of Kansas and forced the election of a pro-slavery legislature. This was the ‘first election’ in Kansas.
- 1856: Russia signs the Peace of Paris, which ends the Crimean War.
- 1858: Hyman L. Lipmann of Philadelphia patented the pencil.
- 1867: U.S. Secretary of State, William H. Seward, reached agreement with Russia to purchase the Alaskan Territory for $7.2 million.
- 1870: Secretary of State Hamilton Fish declared the 15th Amendment to the S. Constitution, which prohibits denying citizens the right to vote and to hold office based on race, in effect on this date. In addition to this monumental statute, the Union readmitted Texas on this day.
- 1909: The Queensboro Bridge, linking the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Queens, opened.
- 1912: The French establish a protectorate in the North African nation of Morocco.
- 1923: The Cunard Liner RMS Laconia became the first passenger ship to circle the globe as it arrived in New York.
- 1932: Amelia Earhart is 1st woman to fly solo cross the Atlantic.
- 1939: The graphic novel, “Detective Comics #27,” which introduced Batman to the world, hit the newsstands on this date.
- 1941: Graeme Edge, future drummer of the British rock group, the Moody Blues[i], is born on this date in history. Meanwhile, in North Africa, the Afrika Korps launches a new offensive against the British.
- 1943: Future bassist with the Los Angeles psychedelic rock band, Love[ii], Ken Forssi, was born on this date.
- 1944: During World War II, 781 RAF bombers attack the German city of Nuremburg.
- 1945: The Soviet Union invaded Austria during World War II. Meanwhile, in England, guitar prodigy Eric Clapton, future member of the Yardbirds[iii], Cream[iv], Derek and the Dominoes[v], and a solo artist was born on this date. What’s more, Dave Ball–future guitarist with Procol Harum[vi] (following Robin Trower’s departure) –was born on this date.
- 1950: President Harry S. Truman denounced Senator Joe McCarthy as a saboteur of U.S. foreign policy.
- 1959: A narrowly divided U.S. Supreme Court, in Barkus v. Illinois, ruled that a conviction in state court following an acquittal in federal court for the same crime did not constitute double jeopardy.
- 1963: Singer Leslie Gore, age 16, recorded her hit, “It’s My Party” for Mercury Records in New York.
- 1964: John Glenn withdrew from the Ohio race for the U.S. Senate because of injuries suffered in a fall. Meanwhile, the original version of the TV game show, “Jeopardy!,” hosted by Art Fleming, premiered on NBC.
- 1965: In front of the U.S. Embassy in downtown Saigon, Vietcong set off a massive car bomb that kills 22 people and wounds another 183.
- 1970: At the Meadow near Doswell, Va., Triple Crown winner Secretariat was born. Meanwhile, jazz great Miles Davis releases the great album, “Bitches Brew,” on this date. This album is a classic for all-time.
- 1972: North Vietnamese troops launched their three-pronged Easter Offensive against South Vietnam; the fighting lasted until the following October. Elsewhere, the British government assumed direct rule over Northern Ireland on this date.
- 1973: Ellsworth Bunker resigns as the U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam.
- 1974: The Ramones[vii]’ first concert took place at Performance Studio in New York.
- 1975: As the Vietnam War neared its end, Communist forces occupied the city of Da Nang on this date.
- 1981: President Ronald Reagan escaped an attempt on his life outside a Washington, D.C., hotel where John W. Hinckley Jr. shot and seriously wounded him. Also wounded were White House Press Secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy, and District of Columbia police officer Thomas Delahanty.
- 1984: The U.S. ends participation in multinational Lebanon peace force.
- 1986: Actor James Cagney died at his farm in Stanfordville, New York, at age 86.
- 1991: Patricia Bowen of Jupiter, Fla., told authorities told law enforcement that hours earlier, William Kennedy Smith, the nephew of the so-called “Lion of the Senate,” Senator Edward “Teddy” Kennedy, a known defiler of women himself had violently raped her at the Kennedy Family’s Palm Beach estate. He later won acquittal at trial thanks to the family’s fortune.
- 1998: BMW purchased Rolls-Royce for $570 million.
- 1999: Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic insisted that NATO attacks stop before he moved forward towards peace, declaring his forces ready to fight “to the very end.” NATO responded with new resolve to wreck his military forces using sustained aerial assault against them.
- 2002: Britain’s Queen Mother Elizabeth died at Royal Lodge, Windsor, outside London; she was 101 years old.
- 2004: In a reversal, President George W. Bush agreed to let National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice testify publicly and under oath before an independent panel investigating the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Elsewhere, British-born broadcaster Alistair Cooke died in New York at age 95.
- 2006: American reporter Jill Carroll, a freelancer for the Christian Science Monitor won his release after being held 82 days as a hostage of the Islamists wrecking the nation.
- 2009: President Barack Obama asserted unprecedented government control over the auto industry, rejecting turnaround plans from General Motors and Chrysler and raising the prospect of controlled bankruptcy for either auto giant. Meanwhile, federal food safety officials warned consumers to stop eating all foods containing pistachios while they attempted to figure out the source of possible salmonella contamination. Finally, Muslim extremists- members of the so-called “Religion of Peace”- attacked a police academy on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan, killing at least 12 people. One must love the “religion of peace.”
- 2010: Off the cost of Kismayo, Somali pirates hijack 8 Indian vessels and abduct 120 sailors in the process, holding them for ransom.
- 2011: Peruvians reclaimed 45,000 Inca artifacts taken by Yale University from Machu Picchu over a hundred years ago, finally successful in their campaign to return of ‘the dignity and pride of Peru’.
- 2012: VISA and MasterCard warn banks that a security breach has compromised over 10 million credit card numbers.
- 2013: Northwest Africa 7325, a green meteorite found in Morocco, 2012, may have originated on planet Mercury; if scientists are correct, this will be the first known meteorite from Mercury. Meanwhile, North Korea declares that it is in a state of war with neighboring South Korea.
- 2014: Slovakia sets a new precedent by electing Andrej Kiska, a millionaire, as president; Mr. Kiska is the first president without ties to the Communist party to be elected since 1993, when the country was formed out of the breakup of
- 2015: In recent Nigerian elections, General Muhammadu Buhari defeats incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan by 2.5 million votes.
- 2017: Bowing to public pressure from liberals and with threats of boycott by most major sports, North Carolina repeals its ‘controversial’ bathroom bill that restricted public bathrooms to specific genders- like it’s always been. Go figure.
- 2018: On this date, Palestinians go crazy as they commence their “Great March of Return,” the beginning of six long weeks of nonstop protests in which they demand- once again- the ‘right of return’ for ALL Palestinians and their descendants who walked away from the new state of Israel in 1948. For their troubles, the first day’s casualty total (you knew this was coming) was 19 dead Palestinians and 1,416 wounded. What a bunch of losers.
- 2019: On today’s date, Slovakia elects its first female head of state, Zuzana Caputova. Congratulations! Meanwhile, Pope Francis arrives in Rabat, Morocco, his first ever pontifical visit to the Maghreb region of North Africa.
- 2020: The Wuhan Virus continues causing problems around the planet as cases near 800,000 and deaths approach 39,000. China continues claiming they are NOT responsible for this evil they have foisted upon the world and many believe they colluded with the Democratic Party to launch yet another attempt to remove from office or take down altogether President Donald J. Trump. Not going to happen, folks.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0054 a 24” x 20” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Gourds, Geese and Gerta.” It is among her more beautiful works and is available for sale. You can see much more of her work at her Website, found at beverlycarrick.com, or at the blog’s Facebook page. At her Website, you will see not only more original oil paintings but also lithographs, giclees, prints, miniatures, photographs, and even her award-winning instructional video entitled, “Painting the Southwest with Beverly Carrick.” Beverly has been painting for more than 60 years and known around the world for both the beauty and timelessness of her artworks. Hanging in private and public galleries and followed by many fans encircling the globe—her works instill awe because of her artistic brilliance and personal beauty. We urge you to go to her Website NOW and view her work. It is possible that you will find something you like and will want to buy it for yourself, a friend, a loved one, or a neighbor! You will not be disappointed so please: do yourself a favor and go there IMMEDIATELY! Thank you, the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day!
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Phil Manzanera, the amazing minimalist guitarist who says much with a few notes, released his next solo effort in 2005, the acclaimed “50 Minutes Later.” Once again, he has some current and former band mates from Roxy Music join him but he also performs many other instruments besides playing his guitar. We hope you will go directly to Amazon.com where you can purchase the CD in the format, the condition, and the price that works best for you—you will be so glad you did.
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Original Beverly Carrick Artworks, Beverly Carrick—World Famous Artist, Graeme Edge, The Moody Blues, Love, Ken Forssi, Eric Clapton, The Yardbirds, Cream, Derek and the Dominoes, Dave Ball, Procol Harum, Robin Trower, The Ramones, Goldie McNamara,
[i] We promoted the music of the Moody Blues and of the band’s members beginning on Monday, 23-October-2017 through Sunday, 11-February-2018. We definitely hope you will check them out and consider adding them to your collection.
[ii] We began promoting the music of Love, the famed Los Angeles, California, rock band on Wednesday, 24-October-2012 through Friday, 16-November-2012. Please seek out the music of this awesome band. This group was among the best of the 1960s.
[iii] We promoted the music of the Yardbirds- among other numerous interconnected bands beginning with the Yardbirds, themselves, on Wednesday, 02-July-2014 through vocalist Paul Rodgers of both Free and Bad Company on Sunday, 19-October-2014. We definitely hope you will check them all out.
[iv] We began offering music by the supergroup Cream on Friday, 17-January-2014 through Monday, 03-February-2014. Please seek out their albums by visiting posts on those corresponding dates. You will be glad you did. Sadly, at the time, we also should have presented the solo catalogs of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker. We hope to do so at some point within the next decade or so.
[v] We began offering music by the supergroup Cream on Friday, 17-January-2014 through Monday, 03-February-2014. Please seek out their albums by visiting posts on those corresponding dates. You will be glad you did. Sadly, at the time, we also should have presented the solo catalogs of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker. When we do, Derek and the Dominoes will be among them. We hope to do so at some point within the next decade or so.
[vi] We began promoting the music of both Procol Harum and Robin Trower along with Gary Brooker beginning on Monday, 16-March-2015 through Sunday, 31-May-2015. We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your growing music collection.
[vii] We are not clear as to when- or ever- we will begin doing the music of the Ramones but we sure as heck we do sometime over the next 25 years.
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