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TODAY IN HISTORY—APRIL 11, 2020:
U.S. Supreme Court of the United States Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes; U.S. Secretaries of State Edward Everett, Bainbridge Colby, Charles Evans Hughes, and Dean Acheson; Soviet leader Konstantin U. Chernenko; Venezuelan thug dictator Hugo Chavez; the J. Geil’s Band featuring John Geils:
- 1471: King Edward IV of England conquers London from King Henry VI.
- 1564: England and France sign the Peace of Troyes.
- 1689: William III and Mary II undergo crowning as joint sovereigns of Britain.
- 1713: The Treaty of Utrecht undergoes signing, ending the War of Spanish Succession.
- 1775: The last execution for witchcraft in Germany takes place.
- 1783: Upon receiving a copy of the provisional treaty on March 13, the U.S. Congress proclaims that hostilities formally cease in the American Revolutionary War.
- 1794: In Dorchester, Massachusetts, the future 20thS. Secretary of State Edward Everett is born. He would serve under President Millard Fillmore from 11-06-1852 to 03-04-1853. Over the course of his lifetime, he was a member of several political parties: National Republican, Whig, Constitutional Union, National Union.
- 1814: After Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as the French emperor, the British and their allies then banished him to the island of Elba.
- 1848: Hungary becomes a constitutional monarchy under King Ferdinand of Austria.
- 1856: Costa Rica beats back William Walker’s invading Nicaraguan army.
- 1862: In Glens Falls, N.Y., future 44thS. secretary of state and 11th U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice of the United States Charles Evans Hughes is born. As secretary of state, Hughes- a Republican- served under President Warren G. Harding from 03-05-1921 to 03-04-1925. As for the U.S. Supreme Court, Hughes was the 62nd over all justice on the nation’s highest court. President Herbert Hoover nominated him to fill William Howard Taft’s seat and as the 11th chief justice of the court, he served from 02-24-1930 to 06-30-1941.
- 1864: During the Civil War, the Battle of Mobile, Alabama, takes place with the results that the Confederate troops abandon the city.
- 1865: President Abraham Lincoln spoke to a crowd outside the White House, saying, “We meet this evening, not in sorrow, but in gladness of heart.” (It was the last public address that President Lincoln would ever deliver).
- 1868: Japan abolishes the Shogunate.
- 1876: General Sir Charles Gordon ends religious tolerance in the Sudan. Elsewhere, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks underwent organization on this date.
- 1890: The federal government designates Ellis Island, New York, as an immigration station.
- 1893: In Middletown, CT, future 51stS. Secretary of State Dean Acheson is born. A Democrat, he served under President Harry S. Truman from 01-21-1949 to 01-20-1953.
- 1898: President William F. McKinley asks for a declaration of war against Spain.
- 1899: The Treaty of Paris ends the Spanish-American War with the result that Spain cedes Puerto Rico to the United States.
- 1906: Physicist Albert Einstein introduces his Theory of Relativity.
- 1912: The RMS Titanic leaves Queenstown, Ireland, bound for New York.
- 1913: Postmaster General Albert S. Burleson, during a meeting of President Woodrow’s cabinet, proposed gradually segregating whites and blacks who worked for the Railway Mail Service, a policy that went into effect and spread to other agencies.
- 1921: Iowa became the first state to impose a cigarette tax, at 2 cents a package. Meanwhile, the first live sports event on radio took place on KDKA Radio. The event was a boxing match between Johnny Ray and Jonny Dundee.
- 1931: Construction on the Empire State Building in New York City ended on this date, with the official opening set for May 1, 1931.
- 1941: The German Luftwaffe blitzes the city of Coventry, England.
- 1945: During World War II, American soldiers liberated the notorious Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald in Germany.
- 1947: Jackie Robison became the first black player in major league history by playing in an exhibition game with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
- 1950: In Bemus Point, N.Y., the 43rdS. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby died. He began political life as a member of the GOP, then a Progressive, and finally a Democrat. He served under President Woodrow Wilson from 03-23-1920 to 03-04-1921.
- 1951: President Harry S. Truman relieved General Douglas McArthur of his commands in the Far East.
- 1956: France decides to send 200,000 reservists to the war in Algeria.
- 1961: Israel commences its prosecution of war criminal Adolf Eichmann for genocide.
- 1963: Pope John XXIII issued his final encyclical, “Pacem in Terris”— “Peace on Earth.”
- 1968: President Lyndon Baines Johnson signs the 1968 Civil Rights Act.
- 1970: Apollo 13 with astronauts James A. Lovell, Fred W. Haise and Jack Swigert, blasted off on its ill-fated mission to the moon.
- 1976: Computer geeks create the Apple I computer on this date.
- 1979: As rebels and exiles backed by Tanzanian forces seize control of his ruined nation, the people depose Idi Amin as president of Uganda.
- 1980: The Equal Employment Commission regulates sexual harassment on the job.
- 1981: Larry Holmes beats Trevor Holmes in 15 rounds to win the heavyweight boxing title of the world. Meanwhile, President Ronald Reagan returned to the White House from the hospital, 12 days after he was wounded in an assassination attempt.
- 1984: General Secretary Konstantin U. Chernenko becomes president of the Soviet Union on this date. Meanwhile, Chinese troops invade Vietnam. Elsewhere, Chinese troops invade Vietnam.
- 1991: The UN Security Council issues a ceasefire in the case of Desert Storm and the invasion of Iraq.
- 1996: The Detroit Red Wings become the second NHL team to win 60 games in a season.
- 1998: The executive committee of the Ulster Union Party voted 55-23 to support the Northern Ireland peace accord and its leader, David Trimble, who had outmaneuvered rebels in his ranks.
- 2002: An attempted coup d’ teat takes place in Venezuela against thug president Hugo Chavez.
- 2006: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has successfully enriched uranium.
- 2011: In France, a law banning the wearing of the burqa and the hijab goes into effect on this day—screw the Muslims!
- 2012: The North Korean Workers Party names Kin Jong Un First Secretary, with his father, Kim Jong IL as the party’s “eternal” General Secretary.
- 2013: Malawi President Joyce Banda accuses singer Madonna of ‘bullying state officials’ after exaggerating the contributions of her charity and complaining about her treatment during a recent visit to the country.
- 2014: Budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell is nominated to replace Kathleen Sibelius as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. Meanwhile, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts Cat Stevens[i], Nirvana[ii], KISS[iii], Hall & Oates[iv], Linda Ronstadt[v], and Peter Gabriel[vi] on this date.
- 2015: According to Brainy History, S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro meet at the Summit of the Americas in Panama for talks aimed at thawing relations; the historic meeting marks the first interaction in decades between top leaders of the two nations.
- 2016: In war-torn Yemen, a U.N.-backed ceasefire goes into effect between Saudi Arabia and Iranian-backed Houthi rebels.
- 2017: Famed rock-and-roll guitarist and co-leader of the J. Geils’ Band[vii], John Geils, died from natural causes on this date.
- 2019: Today, things ended for Julian Assange as British police forcibly removed him from the Ecuadoran embassy in London. The United States wants him extradited so he can stand charges for his role in Wikileaks releasing loads of secret Iraq war documents.
- 2020: The day before Easter Sunday, Christian churches around the United States are under statewide and local orders NOT to perform services thanks to the despicable virus engineered in communist China and dispatched around the world. Around the world, there are 1,684,833 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 Wuhan Virus Crisis with 102,136 confirmed deaths and 375,499 confirmed recoveries. In the United States, Americans continue suffering thanks to our ‘friends’ in the People’s Republic of China what with 530,463 confirmed cases, 20,499 confirmed deaths, and 31,340 confirmed recoveries. In order to fight this malignant plague, the Democratic Party wants to coopt the nation’s election systems and have everyone vote by mail. What?
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0066 a 24” x 36” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Evening Glow.” 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:
Phil Manzanera released a compilation album on September 10, 2012, “Corroncho.” The guitarist joined forces with fellow Latin musician, Luca Brieva for a tour de force, a grand exposition in Hispano-Latin music. We know that everyone is going to find this album quite enjoyable a fact that would lead to a second helping several years later. Please use the link we provide you here, so you can go directly to Amazon.com. There you can pick it up in the format, the condition, and the price that works best for you—you will be so glad you did, thank you.
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Original Beverly Carrick Artworks, Beverly Carrick—World Famous Artist, The J. Geils’ Band, John Geils, Soviet Union, Konstantin U. Chernenko, Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, Phil Manzanera, U.S. Secretary of State Edward Everett, U.S. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby, U.S. Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes, U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, KISS, Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt, Nirvana,
[i] No clue as to when we will promote the music of Cat Stevens.
[ii] 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.
[iii] We look forward to sharing the music of KISS by at least 2035. We hope you will be with us at that time.
[iv] Hall & Oates? We have no clue. Stay tuned.
[v] Linda Ronstadt? No clue as to when we will promote the music of this legendary vocalist either.
[vi] We promoted the music of Genesis and its members beginning on Tuesday, 02-April-2019 through Sunday, 15-September-2019. This included not only the parent group but also Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Mike + the Mechanics, and Phil Collins. Please, look for them.
[vii] We hope to present the music of the J. Geil’s Band at some point within the next five years. One of the great American bands, they most certainly deserve to be heard and celebrated by the readership of the American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day.
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