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TODAY IN HISTORY—APRIL 13, 2020:
Easter Monday and Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday
President (and Secretary of State) Thomas Jefferson; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Frank Murphy; Blondie featuring Jimmy Destri, the Chambers Brothers featuring Lester Chambers, the Flamin’ Groovies featuring Ray Loney, the Jefferson Airplane featuring Jack Casady, and Little Feat featuring Lowell George:
- 837: The best view of Haley’s Comet in 2,000 years occurs on this date.
- 1204: While on their way to do battle in the Holy Land against the Muslim swine, the Crusaders, tiring of the Byzantine Empire’s false dealings, storm the Constantinople, putting it under their control.
- 1241: At the Battle of Theiss, the Mongols defeat the army of Hungarian King Béla IV.
- 1250: The Seventh Crusade went down to defeat in Egypt, which resulted in the capture of French King Louis IX.
- 1613: Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan, was captured by English Captain Samuel Argall in Virginia and held in exchange for English prisoners and stolen weapons. During her yearlong captivity, Pocahontas converted to Christianity and ultimately opted to stay with the English.
- 1742: Handel’s “Messiah” had its first public performance in Dublin, Ireland at the New Music Hall.
- 1743: The third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, was born in Shadwell, in the Virginia Colony. It is also important to note that prior to becoming president, Jefferson was the new nation’s first secretary of state. He served under President George Washington from 03-22-1790 to 12-31-1793.
- 1782: City founders incorporated the city of Washington, N.C., the first town named for George Washington.
- 1796: The first known elephant arrived in the United States from Bengal, India.
- 1829: The English Emancipation Act granted freedom of religion to the nation’s Catholic population.
- 1860: The Pony Express completed its inaugural run from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, in 10 days.
- 1861: At the start of the Civil War, Fort Sumter in South Carolina fell to the Confederate forces after a bombardment lasting for 34 hours.
- 1865: General William T. Sherman commences his march through Georgia to the sea.
- 1880: In Harbor Beach, Michigan, future 80thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Frank Murphy is born. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt would nominate his fellow Democrat to fill Associate Justice Pierce Butler’s seat, another Democrat. Murphy would serve from 01-18-1940 to 07-19-1949.
- 1902: J.C. Penney opened its first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
- 1912: The Royal Navy Flying Corps, a predecessor of Britain/s Royal Air Force underwent creation on this date.
- 1916: Samuel Ramsay purchased the first hybrid seed corn available to consumers and did so on this date. The price was 16-cents per bushel.
- 1919: British military forces kill hundreds of protesting Indian nationalists in what the world would come to know as the Amritsar Massacre.
- 1934: 4.7 million American families begin receiving welfare payments thanks to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to help them with the Depression.
- 1940: During World War II at the Second Battle of Narvik, Norway, the British navy sinks 8 German destroyers. Elsewhere, Lester Chambers, who would grow up to become the lead singer of the great band, The Chambers Brothers[i], was born in the American South.
- 1943: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicated the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., on the 200th Anniversary of the third American president’s birth. Meanwhile, Radio Berlin announced the discovery of thousands of graves of massacred Polish officers in Russia’s Katyn Forest; the Nazis blamed the killings on the Soviets, who in turn blamed the Nazis. Unfortunately, for the Russians, post-Soviet Russia has acknowledged that Josef Stalin’s much-feared secret police carried out the massacre.
- 1944: Jack Casady, bass player of both the Jefferson Airplane[ii] and Hot Tuna[iii], was born on this date.
- 1945: Following heavy fighting in Vienna, the Red Army moves into the city after Axis troops withdraw from the city. Elsewhere, Lowell George—future guitar master and vocalist with the Southern rock band, Little Feat[iv]—is born in the United States on this date.
- 1946: Future guitarist/vocalist with the San Francisco rock band, the Flamin’ Groovies[v]—Ray Loney—is born in the United States on this date.
- 1949: Philip S. Hench and associates announced that cortisone was an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.
- 1954: The Milwaukee Braves’ Hank Aaron plays his first Major League Baseball game. Elsewhere, nuclear scientist Robert Oppenheimer suffered accusation that he was a communist. Finally, future keyboardist with the rock band, Blondie[vi]—Jimmy Destri (1975-1982 / 1997-2004)—is born in the United States on this date.
- 1958: Van Cliburn of the United States won the first international Tchaikovsky Competition for piano in Moscow; Russian Valery Klimov won the violin competition.
- 1959: A Vatican edict prohibited Roman Catholics from voting for Communists.
- 1960: The first navigational satellite launched into Earth’s orbit.
- 1961: The UN General Assembly condemns the practice of apartheid in South Africa.
- 1962: Stan Musial scores his 1,869th run, a major league record.
- 1964: Sidney Poitier became the first black performer in a leading role to win an Academy Award for “Lilies in the Field.” (Patricia Neal won best actress for “Hud”; best picture went to “Tom Jones.”
- 1970: When a tank containing liquid oxygen burst, it crippled Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon; however, NASA managed to get the crew back to Earth. The astronauts managed to return to earth safely.
- 1974: NASA launched Westar 1, America’s first commercial communications satellite, for Western Union.
- 1980: Due to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the U.S. boycotts the Summer Olympics.
- 1981: Washington Post reporter and proven liar, Janet Cooke, received a Pulitzer Prize for her feature about an 8-year-old heroin addict named, “Jimmy.” However, when the world learned that Ms. Cooke had fabricated the story, she had to handover the prize two days later.
- 1986: Pope John Paul II visited the Great Synagogue of Rome, the first recorded papal visit of its kind to a Jewish house of worship.
- 1992: Nelson Mandela announces he will seek a divorce from his wife, Winnie. Elsewhere, the Great Chicago Flood took place as the city’s century-old tunnel system and adjacent basements filled with water from the Chicago River. Meanwhile, “The Bridges of Madison County,” a romance novel by Robert James Waller underwent publication by Warner Books.
- 1997: Tiger Woods became the youngest person to win the Masters’ Tournament at the age of 21. He also set a record when he finished 18 under par.
- 1999: A judge sentenced Dr. Jack Kevorkian to a term of 10 to 25 years for second-degree murder in the case of Thomas Youk. In 1998, “60 Minutes” videotaped Kevorkian assisting in the suicide of Youk and aired it on their program.
- 2005: A defiant Eric Rudolph pleaded guilty to carrying out the deadly bombing at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and three other attacks in back-to-back court appearances in Birmingham, Alabama, and Atlanta.
- 2009: President Barack Obama allowed Americans to make unlimited transfers of money and visits to relatives in Cuba. Elsewhere, Harry Kalas, whose “Outtahere!” home run calls thrilled Philadelphia baseball fans died after collapsing in the broadcast booth before the Phillies 9-8 victory over the Nationals in Washington; he was 73.
- 2011: Authorities in Egypt take President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal and detain them for 15 days to question them regarding corruption and abuse of power.
- 2012: Tom Bensen, owner of the New Orleans Saints, announces that he will purchase the NBA team, the New Orleans Hornets for $338 million.
- 2013: The United States and the People’s Republic of China agree to work together to prohibit nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula. But as was the norm during the ‘Age of Obama,’ Obama did not follow up and the communist Chinese never kept their word. And people would ask WHY Donald Trump won the White House in 2016.
- 2014: American golfer Bubba Watson wins the Masters’ Tournament a second year in a row. Meanwhile, a white supremacist, Frazier Glenn Miller, shot to death three people in suburban Kansas City; he allegedly was targeting Jews but the people the POS shot were NOT Jews. Elsewhere, Manny Pacquiao beats Tommy Bradley to regain his WBO welterweight title.
- 2015: The jihadi republic of Iran announces it has struck a deal with Vladimir Putin’s Russia for an S-300 air defense system. Even though the system will not violate UN sanctions, other nations involved in the Iranian nuclear deal express alarm over the purchase. It is as if the Iranians want to make sure no one can attack them even if the deal should collapse. What a deal—it is the worst thing Barack Hussein Obama ever agreed to. Elsewhere, a migrant ship carrying 550, plying the waters off the Libyan coast, goes down with the deaths of at least 400 of the passengers.
- 2017: Famed radio late night talk show host, Art Bell, founder of the Coast-to-Coast radio show that came on late at night, died at age 72 in his home in Pahrump, Nevada. The day he died on was Friday the 13th. Elsewhere, U.S., British, and French warplanes and missiles attacked Syrian chemical weapons sites across the country as an answer to an unprovoked chemical weapons attack on civilians in Douma, Syria, a suburb outside Damascus, a week earlier.
- 2018: President Donald J. Trump announced that the United States, France, and Britain had carried out joint airstrikes in Syria meant to punish President Bashar al-Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons; no one knows to this day whether he authorized use of the WMDs or not, yet, we blasted Syria with numerous strikes.
- 2019: When the San Antonio Spurs beat the Denver Nuggets by a final score of 101-96 in the Western Conference Playoffs, Coach Gregg Popovich moves past Lenny Wilkens to become the all-time winningest coach as he notches his 1,413th Congratulations, coach!
- 2020: China’s WAR on the world continues as COVID-19 continues claiming lives, creating misery, and destroying economic success wherever it goes. At the time of this update, there are currently 1,912,923 confirmed cases replete 118,966 confirmed deaths and 448,053 confirmed recoveries. In the United States, we have 585,909 confirmed cases what with 23,577 fatalities linked to the Wuhan Virus and at least 43,593 confirmed recoveries. President Trump says a reopening of the economy is coming and soon while the Baby Evita- the dimwit, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, continues braying like the cow she is that Trump is ‘xenophobic’ and a ‘racist’ due to his handling of this ‘gift from the People’s Republic of (Communist) China.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0068 a 24” x 36” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Rocky Mountain Autumn.” 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 in conjunction with the Bryan Ferry Orchestra, released his next solo effort on November 26, 2012, “The Jazz Age.” This album is unlike any of his solo efforts in that he gathers a setlist of tunes from his work with Roxy Music as well as from his solo efforts and then performs them as jazzy instrumentals sans vocals. If you can get past this, you can visit Amazon.com where you can pick it up in the format, the condition, and the price that rocks your socks—you will be glad you did.
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[i] We began promoting the music of the world-famous Chambers Brothers beginning on Thursday, 10-April-2014 through Saturday, 19-April-2014. This presentation occurred at the original blog and if it ever reopens, please seek this fabulous band out and consider adding it to your collection.
[ii] We promoted the music of the Jefferson Airplane, the Jefferson Starship, Starship, and of the various bands’ members beginning on Tuesday, 05-April-2011 through Sunday, 22-May-2011. Please look for them and enjoy.
[iii] We promoted the music of Hot Tuna beginning on Tuesday, 24-April-2012 through Thursday, 23-May-2012.
[iv] We celebrated the music of the amazing Little Feat beginning on Tuesday, 11-June-2013 through Monday, 15-July-2013. One of the great unsung bands of all time, we hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your music collection.
[v] We shared the music of the Flamin’ Groovies beginning on Thursday, 25-November-2010 through Sunday, 02-January-2011. We hope you will check them out and enjoy.
[vi] Not sure as to when the AICPENDBLOG.COM will promote the music of the Talking Heads but when we do, you will also see the music of Blondie and Aerosmith shared as well. Please, keep your eyes open for the day this magnificent event occurs.
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