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TODAY IN HISTORY—APRIL 02, 2020:
Pascua Florida Day (Florida)
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stanley Forman Reed; Lilah Paulikovich of the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day, the Cars featuring David Robinson, “Rumours” by Fleetwood Mac, the Guess Who featuring Kurt Winter, Joe Walsh featuring Joe Vitale, Leon Russell, and Lynyrd Skynyrd featuring Leon Russell Wilkerson:
- 1513: Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon and his expedition landed in present-day Florida; however, some historians say he did not land until the following day.
- 1550: The city of Genoa, Italy, expels its Jewish citizens.
- 1792: The U.S. Congress passed the Coinage Act with which to regulate the coins of the United States. The act authorized $10 Eagles, $5 Half-Eagles, $2.50 Quarter-Eagle gold coins, silver dollars, dollars, quarters, dimes and half-dimes to be minted.
- 1801: During the Napoleonic Wars, the naval Battle of Copenhagen occurs on this date; the British led by Admiral Horatio Nelson destroys the Danish fleet.
- 1863: During the Civil War, the Richmond Bread Riot erupted in the Confederate capital as a mob made up mostly of women, outraged over food shortages, attacked, and looted stores.
- 1865: The president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis, flees the capital city of Richmond, Virginia.
- 1866: President Andrew Johnson ends war in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
- 1872: George B. Brayton patents the gasoline-powered engine.
- 1877: The first Easter Egg Roll takes place on the lawn of the White House.
- 1889: Charles Hall patented aluminum.
- 1902: The first motion picture theater opened in Los Angeles with the name, Electric Theatre.
- 1905: On this day, the builders of the Simplon rail tunnel which went under the Alps and which connected Switzerland and Italy officially opened it on this date.
- 1910: Karl Harris perfected the process for the artificial synthesis of rubber on this date.
- 1912: The just-completed RMS Titanic left Belfast to begin its sea trials eight days before the start of its ill-fated maiden voyage.
- 1917: President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany, saying, “The world must be made safe for democracy.” Four days later, Congress declared war on the Huns.
- 1921: Albert Einstein lectures in New York City on his new “theory of relativity.”
- 1926: In Calcutta, India, savage rioting takes place between Muslims and Hindus.
- 1932: Aviator Charles A. Lindbergh and John F. Condon went to a cemetery in Bronx, New York, where Condon turned over $50,000 to a man in exchange for the kidnapped son of Lindbergh. (The child, however, was not returned and was found dead the following month).
- 1935: Sir Watson-Watt received a patent for RADAR.
- 1942: The USS Hornet with Jimmy Doolittle’s B-25 Bombers aboard leave San Francisco Bay bound for the Empire of Japan. Elsewhere, Leon Russell[i], noted singer-songwriter is born.
- 1944: During World War II, the Soviet Red Army begins its march into pro-Nazi Romania, intent on making them pay for having sided with the Germans against them.
- 1945: Brazil and the Soviet Union establish diplomatic relations.
- 1946: Guitarist with the Guess Who[ii], Kurt Winter, is born on this date in time.
- 1947: The United Nations Security Council voted the United States to administer as trustee formerly held Japanese islands in the Pacific.
- 1949: Famed rock-and-roll drummer who would play with Joe Walsh[iii] and numerous other musicians and bands, Joe Vitale, was born on this date as was future drummer of the Cars[iv]— David Robinson (drums 1976-1988 / 2010-present).
- 1951: General Dwight D. Eisenhower assumed command of all allied forces in the Western Mediterranean and Europe on this date.
- 1952: Future bassist with the Southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd[v] (1972-2001 until his death), Leon Russell Wilkerson was born on this date.
- 1956: Two soap operas— “The Edge of Night” and “As the World Turns”—debuted on CBS-TV on this date.
- 1958: Lilah Paulikovich, chef and author with the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day was born on this date. Elsewhere, the National Advisory Council on Aeronautics was renamed NASA. Finally, San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen coined the term, “Beatnik,” which he used to refer to the pre-hippie counterculture. He derived the term from two things, the first being the “Beat Generation” while the second came from the Soviet launch of its second Sputnik spacecraft.
- 1963: The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., began his first non-violent campaign in Birmingham, Alabama.
- 1965: Future victim of Los Angeles police brutality, Rodney King, is born on this date.
- 1966: South Vietnamese troops joined in demonstrations at Hue and Da Nang for an end to military rule.
- 1972: Burt Reynolds appeared nude in “Cosmopolitan” magazine on this date to much acclaim by women and consternation by men.
- 1975: During the final days of the Vietnam War, thousands of refugees from the Quang Ngai Province flee in the face of advancing North Vietnamese troops and tanks.
- 1977: Fleetwood Mac’s[vi] “Rumors” album goes #1 and remains #1 for 31 weeks.
- 1978: The TV show, “Dallas” premieres on CBS as a five-week mini-series.
- 1980: To help the U.S. economy rebound, President Jimmy Carter signs the Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act into law. Meanwhile, in Huntington, N.Y., the 77thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stanley Forman Reed died. A Democrat, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt nominated him to fill the seat of Associate Justice George Sutherland. He served from 01-27-1938 to 02-25-1957.
- 1981: In eastern Lebanon, there is heavy fighting between the Christian Druze militia and the Syrian army.
- 1982: Several thousand troops from Argentina seized the disputed Falkland Islands, located in the South Atlantic, from Britain. (Britain seized the islands back the following June).
- 1985: The NCAA Rules Committee adopted the 45-second shot clock for men’s basketball to begin in the 1986 season.
- 1989: To mend strained relations between the Soviet Union and Cuba, Soviet leader, Mikhail S. Gorbachev arrives in Havana.
- 1992: Mob boss John Gotti is found guilty by a jury of his peers in the murder of his former boss, Paul “Big Paul” Castellanos.
- 1995: The New York Police Department and New York Transit Police merge into one organization.
- 1996: Lech Walesa resumed his old job as an electrician at the Gdansk shipyard. He was the former Solidarity union leader who became Poland’s first post-war democratic president.
- 2002: In Israel, a siege gets underway as Israeli troops surround the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem due to Islamists retreating to it and securing themselves inside it.
- 2004: The Islamic terrorists involved in the attack on Spain’s railway, their so-called ‘9/11” (March 11, 2004), attempt to attack the Spanish high-speed train, AVE, near Madrid; however, Spanish authorities stop them in their tracks, no pun intended.
- 2012: Three widows and two daughters of Osama bin Laden were charged with illegally living in Pakistan; they were sentenced with 45 days in jail and fined $114 each.
- 2013: The Arms Trade Treaty, the first-ever bill to regulate the global trade in conventional weapons, is passed by the U.N. General Assembly. Meanwhile, in Tamaulipas, Mexico, authorities discover nine mutilated bodies in the trunk of a car. How nice. Moving on, in Peshawar, Pakistan, seven people are killed in a terrorist attack on a power station. Finally, Uruguay passed legislation legalizing homosexual marriage on this date.
- 2014: In the United States, the National Security Agency—aka the NSA—announces that it has been using a legal loophole by which, it monitors, collects, and stores millions of phone records and emails of the American people. Thank you, President Obama, for authorizing this outrage! Meanwhile, the United States Supreme Court ruled that limits on the total amount of money individuals can give political candidates and political action committees were unconstitutional.
- 2015: After being lost at sea for 66 days, rescuers find 37-year-old South Carolina man, Louis Jordan. He had gone sailing in an antique sailing boat, which capsized and to which, he clung. He survived on rainwater and fish he managed to catch while being adrift. Elsewhere, at the Garissa University in Kenya, members of the so-called ‘religion of peace,’ Islam, kill 140 people and wound countless others. Worthless scumbags.
- 2017: A custodian and several confederates at the Muslim shrine at Sargodha, Pakistan, takes the lives of 20 and leaves numerous others injured. Thank you, “religion of peace.”
- 2018: In the 80th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game, Villanova whips Michigan 79-62.
- 2019: Climatologists claim that Canada is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, increasing 2.3% in the northern environs of the country. Green New Deal lovers are dancing in the streets at the news. Meanwhile, NASA lays out plans to return to the moon in 2024 and to put astronauts on Martian soil by 2033.
- 2020: COVID-19 continues running amok around the world. The Democratic Party has postponed its 2020 Convention until mid-August with the GOP following them on August 24 through the 27th. In the United States, we currently have 226,300 confirmed cases with many more to be sure plus about 5,300 confirmed deaths. The Guardian claims there are more than 750,000 confirmed cases worldwide with the death toll skyrocketing to over 36,000. Unemployment numbers for the previous week double the prior week by coming in at 6.6 million new unemployment claims. Some economists project as many as 20 million additional unemployed by the time we hit May. Cloward and Piven would be delighted. Meanwhile, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces he will go back to the well in China so he can buy some of their top-of-the-line ventilators. Does no one ever learn? Food banks in the United States report a 92% jump in people seeking food thanks to the Wuhan Virus. On a lighter note, Egypt reports a spike in ISIS attacks in the northern Sinai. We say, “Crucify them!”
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0057 a 24” x 30” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Pheasants in Winter.” 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!
Beverly Carrick: The World’s Greatest Artist (1927-2012)
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[i] We hope to share the music of Leon Russell, an extremely talented singer-songwriter-musician one day. Please, stay tuned.
[ii] On Wednesday, 14-June-2017, we began presenting the music of the Guess Who and of its individual members- including Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, and Bravebelt.. The entire discography ran from the above date through Sunday, 01-October-2017. We hope you will check them out.
[iii] We promoted the music of the James Gang beginning on Saturday, 11-August-2012 through Monday, 27-August-2012. We did not do the solo discography of Joe Walsh at the time but when we arrive at the Eagles, we most certainly will.
[iv] We are not sure when we will present the music of the Cars but if you are still with us when we celebrate our second decade of activity, you may see them then so please, stay with us. We thank you.
[v] We hope to share the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd sometime in the next decade. At least by 2029.
[vi] We first began offering the music of Fleetwood Mac on Monday, 03-January-2011 through Thursday, 27-January-2011. Please seek their music out by checking posts on those corresponding dates. We look forward to picking them back up and doing a Round No. 2 which will include the solo efforts of the band members, too. We thank you.
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