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TODAY IN HISTORY—APRIL 08, 2020:
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Howell Edmunds Jackson; U.S. Secretary of State Richard Olney; Family featuring Roger Chapman, Grand Funk Railroad featuring Mel Schacher, Guns ‘N’ Roses featuring Izzy Stradlin, the Keef Hartley Band featuring Keef Hartley, Nirvana featuring Kurt Cobain, and YES featuring Steve Howe:
- 1195: Alexius III Angelus drives out brother Isaak II as Byzantine emperor.
- 1455: Alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III.
- 1513: Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for
- 1730: 1st Jewish congregation in S. forms synagogue, “Shearith Israel, New York City.”
- 1789: The House of Representatives held its first meeting on this date.
- 1801: Soldiers riot in Bucharest, kill 128 Jews.
- 1820: A farmer on the Greek island of Milos discovered the Venus de Milo statue.
- 1832: In Paris, Tennessee, future 54thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Howell Edmunds Jackson is born. President Benjamin Harrison nominated the Democrat to fill Associate Justice Lucius Lamar’s seat. Jackson would serve from 02-18-1893 to 08-08-1895.
- 1834: In New York Cornelius Lawrence became the first mayor elected by popular vote in a city election.
- 1839: Apple Valley held the first collegiate rodeo in this nation on this date.
- 1864: The U.S. Senate passed, 38-6, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution abolishing slavery (note, these were Republicans who did this, NOT the Democrats). In January 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passed it. In December 1865, it underwent ratification and adoption into the Constitution.
- 1873: Alfred Paraf patented the first successful oleomargarine.
- 1898: At the Battle of Atbara River, Anglo-Egyptian forces crushed 6,000 Sudanese Islamists in battle.
- 1911: The Harvard Club in New York City held the first squash tournament on this date. Elsewhere, an explosion at the Banner Coal Mine in Littleton, Ala., claimed the lives of 128 men.
- 1913: The 17th Amendment to the Constitution, providing for the popular election of United States senators (as opposed to appointment by state legislatures), was ratified. President Woodrow Wilson became the first chief executive since John Adams to address Congress in person as he asked lawmakers to enact tariff reform.
- 1917: In Boston, Massachusetts, the 34thS. Secretary of State Richard Olney died. A Democrat, he served under President Grover Cleveland from 06-10-1895 to 03-05-1897.
- 1935: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Emergency Relief Appropriations Act, which provided money for programs such as the Works Progress Administration.
- 1939: King Zog I of Albania flees ahead of advancing Italian troops who invaded his nation a week prior.
- 1940: German battle cruisers sink the British aircraft carrier HMS Glorious.
- 1941: Joe Louis scores a technical knockout of Tony Musto in the 9th round for the heavyweight boxing title.
- 1942: Extraordinary lead vocalist of the British rock group Family[i], Roger Chapman, was born on this date in Leicester, the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, the Soviets managed to open a rail link to the besieged city of Leningrad.
- 1943: For his part in the Mau-Mau Rebellion, the British authorities convict Kenyan leader, Jomo Kenyatta. Meanwhile, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to check inflation, freezes wages and prices; prohibits workers from changing jobs unless they would aid the war effort; and bars rate increases to common carriers and public utilities. Finally, “One World” by Wendell Willkie underwent publication for the first time.
- 1944: Future rock drummer Keith “Keef” Hartley who would found and lead the Keef Hartley Band[ii], was born in Great Britain on this date.
- 1946: The League of Nations meets for the final time.
- 1947: Future longtime guitarist with the British rock band, Yes[iii] (guitars 1970-1981 / 1991-92 / 1995-present), Steve Howe, is born in Great Britain on this date. Elsewhere, Allstate Insurance Company issued the first illustrated insurance policy on this date.
- 1951: Future bassist with Grand Funk Railroad[iv]—Mel Schacher—is born in Owosso, Michigan, on this date.
- 1952: President Harry S. Truman seized the American steel industry to avert a nationwide strike. Unfortunately, for him, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) later ruled that Mr. Truman had overstepped his authority, opening the way for a seven-week strike by steelworkers.
- 1953: North Dakota moved the bones of Sitting Bull to South Dakota.
- 1961: The British liner “MV Dara” explodes in Persian Gulf kills 238 of the 819 people aboard the vessel lost their lives to the suspected bomb attack.
- 1962: A court in Cuba sentenced the Bay of Pigs participants to 30 years in prison. Meanwhile, in Lafayette, Indiana, future rhythm guitarist/vocalist, Izzy Stradlin who would play with the rock band, Guns ‘N’ Roses[v] (1985-91)—is born on this date.
- 1966: In the USSR, Leonid Brezhnev wins the election to become the next Secretary-General of Communist Party.
- 1968: Major League Baseball’s opening day undergoes postponement in the aftermath of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- 1969: In Major League Baseball, expansion teams Kansas City Royals, Montreal Expos, San Diego Padres, and Seattle Pilots win their opening games. The Expos in Canada’s first professional baseball game beat the New York Mets 10-9.
- 1970: The U.S. Senate rejects President Richard M. Nixon’s nomination of Judge G. Harrold Carswell to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- 1973: Artist Pablo Picasso died in Mougins, France, at age 91.
- 1974: Hank Aaron, of the Atlanta Braves, hits his 715th home run, breaking the record set by Babe Ruth.
- 1975: Frank Robinson of the Cleveland Indians became the first black manager of a major league baseball team.
- 1985: India filed suit against Union Carbide over the Bhopal disaster. Elsewhere, Phyllis Diller underwent a surgical procedure for permanent eyeliner to eliminate the need for eyelid makeup.
- 1986: Actor Clint Eastwood becomes mayor of Carmel, California.
- 1987: Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigned over remarks he had made that were racially insensitive and insulting. While on ABC’s “Nightline,” Campanis commented that blacks “May not have some of the necessities” to hold managerial jobs in major league baseball, which caused people to go ballistic.
- 1988: Former President Ronald Reagan aide Lyn Nofzinger received a prison sentence for illegal lobbying for Wedtech Corporation. Elsewhere, TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggert resigned from the Assemblies of God after the church defrocked him for rejecting an order from the church’s national leaders to stop preaching for a year amid reports that he had been schlepping prostitutes.
- 1990: In Nepal, King Birendra lifted the 30-year ban on political parties.
- 1991: Actor Michael Landon announces he has inoperable cancer of the pancreas.
- 1992: In Britain, the final issue of Punch Magazine underwent publication on this date.
- 1994: Courtney Love found hubby Kurt Cobain, singer and guitarist for the grunge band Nirvana[vi], dead in Seattle from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound; he was 27. Meanwhile, the Pentagon bans smoking in both its facilities and in ALL military bases around the world.
- 1995: Oliver McCall beats Larry Holmes in 12 rounds to retain the WBC heavyweight boxing title of the world.
- 1996: Bruce Seldon scored a technical knockout of Tony Tucker in the 7th round to win the vacated WBA boxing title.
- 1998: The widow of Martin Luther King Jr. presented new evidence in an appeal for new federal investigation of the assassination of her husband.
- 2000: Nineteen U.S. Marines die when a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashes near Marana, Arizona.
- 2006: Shedden massacre: the bodies of eight men, all shot to death, authorities uncover in a field in Ontario, Canada. Law enforcement soon links them to the Bandidos motorcycle gang.
- 2010: Over 100 people die in the Kyrgyzstani riots; opposition leader Roza Otunbayeva says she will lead a temporary government for six months.
- 2011: The U.S. Department of Justice admits and defends it has probed Wikileaks-related Twitter accounts, dismissing privacy and freedom of speech concerns. Meanwhile, one hour before the deadline, the U.S. Congress reaches a deal on the 2011 U.S. federal budget, avoiding a government shutdown.
- 2013: Britain’s former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies of a stroke at age 87 in London. Elsewhere, the release of 1.7 million U.S diplomatic and intelligence documents from 1973-1976 when Henry Kissinger was U.S. Secretary of State were released by Wikileaks; Julian Assange worked on the project inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
- 2014: Eight-month-old Prince George makes his first overseas royal tour with his parents, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
- 2015: According to Brainy History, the world’s oldest living person, Gertrude Weaver, age 116, dies of natural causes, five days after the previous record holder, Misao Okawa, of Japan, age 117, died.
- 2017: In Caracas, Venezuela, the day dawns on the fifth day of anti-government protests. People are living in squalor, there is no medicine, they are eating zoo animals and pets, that’s communism-socialism for you.
- 2018: In Hungary, a conservative tidal wave sweeps the parliament as the Fidesz-KDNP alliance propels Viktor Orban into the prime minister position. He will stop the tidal wave of Muslim refugees from penetrating his country.
- 2019: Tokyo University releases a study showing that 1 in 4 adults ages 18-39 are still virgins. Meanwhile, according to the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, approximately 600 million birds die in the U.S. every year after flying into tall buildings with Chicago being the worst.
- 2020: Senator Bernie Sanders, I-VT, becomes the 26th Democrat (well, he’s not a Democrat but a Democratic-Socialist which means ‘COMMUNIST’) to toss in the towel on seeking the 2020 presidential nomination of the Democratic Party. However, he is NOT really dropping out as he will maintain his delegates, not withdraw from the rest of the primaries, and hopes to have a BIG SAY in who becomes the vice presidential nominee of Joe Biden as well as to hammer in numerous of HIS planks into the 2020 Democratic Party’s platform. COVID-19 stifled Bernie’s chances…for now. As for the Wuhan Virus, current confirmed cases around the globe now number 1,504,971 with 87,894 confirmed deaths and 328,661 confirmed recoveries. As for the United States, there are 431,437 confirmed cases what with 14,687 confirmed deaths and 23,496 confirmed recoveries. Thank you, communist China for bestowing this hellacious mess on the rest of the world. As for the stock market, the DOW Jones Industrial Complex closed UP 779.71 (3.44%) at 23,433.57; the NASDAQ closed UP 203.64 (2.58%) at 8,090.90; and the S&P closed at 90.57 (3.41%) at 2,748.98. The Stock Market seems to be recovering which would be GREAT.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0063 a 24” x 36” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Winter in Sedona.” 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] The music of this famed British band, Family as well as the spin-off group, Streetwalkers, appeared on Tuesday, 08-October-2013 through Thursday, 31-October-2013. Sadly, at the time, we failed to promote the music of both Axis Point as well as Roger Chapman’s solo catalog so we hope to correct those mistakes sometime within the next five years.
[ii] We promoted the music of the Keef Hartley Band as well as of one of its integral members Miller Anderson on Monday, 02-October-2017 through Saturday, 21-October-2017. We hope you will check their music out by visiting those posts.
[iii] A lengthy presentation of YES and its individual members will begin at some point within the next 2-3 years. Please stay tuned.
[iv] We look forward to presenting the music of Grand Funk Railroad sometime in the late 2020s.
[v] Not sure when Guns ‘n’ Roses is coming but we hope we will still be alive and will get around to sharing them with the world.
[vi] We hope to share the music of Nirvana with the world within the next decade or so when we will do a series of Grunge Rock bands.
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