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TODAY IN HISTORY—APRIL 10, 2020:
Vladimir Lenin; the Beatles featuring Stuart Sutcliffe, the Stray Cats featuring Brian Setzer, and U 2:
- 847: Leo IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 1516: Venice creates the first European Jewish ghetto, a place where the Jews must live.
- 1656: A Dutch fleet conquers the port of Colombo, Ceylon.
- 1790: President George Washington signed into law the first United States Patent Act.
- 1814: At the Battle of Toulouse, British and Spanish forces defeated the vaunted Napoleon Bonaparte and his army. This defeat led to the abdication and banishment of the defeated French monarch to the Isle of Elba.
- 1815: Mt. Tambura in the Dutch East Indies chooses to blow its top on this date, killing at least 71,000 in its vicinity and throwing the world into a globalized volcanic winter.
- 1825: The first hotel in Hawaii opens on this date.
- 1841: The New York Tribune begins publishing under the control of Editor Horace Greeley.
- 1849: In New York City, Walter Hunt patents the safety pin; he then sold rights for $100.
- 1865: Having surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia at the Appomattox Court House the day before, General Robert E. Lee said farewell to his men, praising them for their “unsurpassed courage and fortitude,” bringing one of the final chapters of the American Civil War to an end.
- 1866: The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals undergoes incorporation on this date.
- 1869: The U.S. Congress increases number of Supreme Court judges from 7 to 9.
- 1870: In Russia, future communist revolutionary, Vladimir Lenin, is born. If only his mother had put his head underwater when he was a baby and left him for the catfish.
- 1877: The first national black convention meets in New Orleans, Louisiana.
- 1882: The Matson Shipping Line between California and Hawaii opens its doors.
- 1887: President Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary, undergo reinternment in their native Springfield, Illinois.
- 1912: The RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on its ill-fated maiden voyage.
- 1916: The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) stage the first professional golf tournament on this date.
- 1919: In messed-up Mexico, government troops kill the revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata.
- 1925: “The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, undergoes first publication on this date.
- 1930: On this date, manufacturers begin producing synthetic rubber.
- 1932: German President Paul von Hindenburg wins reelection in a runoff, with Adolf Hitler coming in second.
- 1938: Austria becomes an official state of Germany.
- 1940: Vidkun Quisling forms the Norwegian ‘national government’ after the Nazis overrun his country.
- 1941: The Afrika Korps overruns Allied forces in Cyrenaica. Meanwhile, in the United States, the Ford Motor Co. became the last major automaker to recognize the United Auto Workers as the representative of its workers.
- 1944: During World War II, the Red Army liberates the city of Odessa from Axis troops.
- 1945: Over the skies of Berlin, German Me 262 jet fighters shot down 10 U.S. bombers. Elsewhere, Allied troops liberate the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald. In the U.S. in the National Football League, the Boston Yankees and the Brooklyn Tigers merge.
- 1947: Brooklyn Dodgers President, Branch Rickey purchased the contract of Jackie Robinson from the Montreal Royals.
- 1952: The Minneapolis Lakers beat the New York Knicks, four games to one, to win the fourth NBA Finals and their third crown in four years. The score for Game 5 was the Lakers 91-to-84 for the Knickerbockers.
- 1955: The Syracuse Nationals won Game 7 of the NBA Finals by a score of 92-91 to beat the Fort Wayne Pistons. Over the course of the first five NBA Finals matchups, the Nationals lost twice to the Minneapolis Lakers, so this was their first Finals victory.
- 1957: Due to wreckage resulting from the Suez Crisis, which had closed the waterway, Egypt reopened the Suez Canal to all shipping traffic.
- 1959: In Massapequa, New York, future rock-and-roll guitarist/vocalist Brian Setzer, who would play with the Stray Cats[i] as well as run his own band, is born.
- 1960: The U.S. Senate passed the Civil Rights bill.
- 1961: Gary Player of South Africa became the first foreign golfer to win the Master’s Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. Elsewhere, the trial of Adolf Eichmann gets underway in Jerusalem.
- 1962: Stuart Sutcliffe, the original bassist of the Beatles[ii], died in Hamburg, West Germany, at age 21.
- 1963: The fast-attack nuclear submarine USS Thresher (SSN-593) sank during deep-diving tests east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in a disaster that claimed 129 lives.
- 1968: The U.S. performs a nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site. Meanwhile, following the debacle of the failed Tet Offensive, President Lyndon Baines Johnson recalls General William C. Westmoreland from Vietnam and replaces him with General Creighton Abrams. Elsewhere, “In the Heat of the Night” won best picture of 1967 at the 40th Academy Awards; one of its stars- Rod Steiger- won best actor.
- 1971: The American table tennis team arrived in China. The team was the first group of Americans officially allowed into the communist nation since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. The team had received the surprise invitation while in Japan for the 31st World Table Tennis Championship.
- 1972: The U.S., the USSR, and 70 other nations ban biological weapons.
- 1981: Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands was declared the winner of a by-election to the British Parliament.
- 1984: The U.S. Senate condemns the CIA’s mining of Nicaraguan harbors. Meanwhile, the Challenger shuttle snags the damaged Solar Max satellite.
- 1989: H. J. Heinz, Van Camp Seafood & Bumble Bee Seafood say they will not buy tuna caught in nets that also trap dolphins.
- 1991: A rare tropical storm develops in the Southern Hemisphere near Angola; it is the first documented by satellites above the Earth.
- 1998: The Northern Ireland peace talks concluded as negotiators reached a landmark settlement to end 30 years of bitter rivalries and bloody attacks.
- 2010: Bronislaw Komorowski becomes acting president of Poland after a plane carrying top Polish officials and President Lech Kaczynski crashes, leaving no survivors.
- 2011: Following a show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the band U 2’s[iii] tour, 360 degrees, becomes the highest grossing music tour of all time.
- 2012: The American company Apple, Inc. announces it is worth over $600 billion dollars, making the technology company the largest in the world by market capitalization. Meanwhile, in the GOP presidential primary race, Senator Rick Santorum suspends his candidacy on this date which leaves Gov. Mitt Romney the overwhelming favorite to win the nomination to contest Barack Hussein Obama for the White House.
- 2013: The United States, Jordan, and Canada boycott a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly organized by former Serbian foreign minister, Vuk Jeremic.
- 2014: The head of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk, announces that his company will begin selling its luxury electric cars in China later this month. Meanwhile, around Aleppo, Syria, home of ISIS, 88 people die and scores of others are injured when the Syrian air force drops a series of barrel bombs on the city.
- 2016: Three bigwigs of the pro-Democracy movement in Hong Kong- Agnes Chow, Nathan Law, and Joseph Wong form a new political movement to fight for the freedom of their fellow Hong Kongese from communist China.
- 2017: The 113thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, nominated by President Donald J. Trump, takes his place on the court on this date.
- 2018: So-called “Boy Wonder,” Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, begins testifying before the U.S. Congress regarding data harvesting, lack of privacy for the social media giant’s users, and misuse of said data.
- 2019: On this date, one of the most amazing photos to come out of the Event Horizon Telescope depicts a BLACK HOLE in 2017 in galaxy M87, approximately 6.5 billion times the mass of Earth and about 55 million light years distant. Absolutely amazing!
- 2020: China’s grand gift to the rest of the world, the COVID-19 Wuhan Virus Crisis continues claiming lives and ruining economies. Currently, we have 1,699,632 confirmed cases of this hellacious disease what with 102,734 confirmed deaths and 376,330 confirmed recoveries. In the United States, we have 502,876 confirmed cases what with 18,747 confirmed deaths and another 27,314 confirmed recoveries. Around the world, pain, suffering, and death continue and it’s all because of two guilty culprits: communist China and the World Health Organization that continues to carry water for the communist nation. President Trump informed the world today that the United States puts $500 million into the coffers of the corrupt organization every year while the People’s Republic of China puts in a measly $40-50 million per year yet the W.H.O. continues doing Beijing’s bidding. This will have to change and the only way it will is when the United States returns to the Two-China Policy and recognizes Taiwan as a full member state of the U.N. and gives them back their seat on the Security Council.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0065 a 24” x 36” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Sunset Clove.” 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)
ALBUM OF THE DAY AT THE AICPENDBLOG.COM:
Bryan Ferry released his next solo effort on October 25, 2010, “Olympia.” Hailed by music critics around the world, this album was exceptional and worth owning by you. Joining the British vocalist and musician on this effort were the following: Dave Stewart, Neil Hubbard, David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, and Chris Spedding (guitars) among others. On bass were Marcus Miller, Flea, and Andy Cato among others. Brian Eno played the synthesizers while Andy Newmark and several others contributed drums. Other musicians played on the CD, too, which is why we urge everyone to check out this exceptional effort by one of the greatest voices in rock-and-roll history. You will be glad you did so use the link we provide you here, so you can zip on over to Amazon.com where you can pick the CD up in the format, the condition, and the price that works best for you—you can thank us later.
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[i] When we begin promoting American bands again, we will be sure to include the Stray Cats as well as the group’s individual members. We hope you will remain alert for the day we do.
[ii] We began promoting the music of both the Beatles and the band’s individual components on Friday, 04-November-2016 through Sunday, 11-June-2018. Besides the Beatles, we also promoted the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys. Please seek out this massive offering by visiting the blog posts between those dates. You will be glad you did.
[iii] We look forward to promoting the music of U2 when we promote the music of Thin Lizzy, sometime within the next 4-5 years. We hope you will be with us when we do.
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