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TODAY IN HISTORY—APRIL 14, 2020:
Deep Purple featuring Richie Blackmore, the Pretenders featuring Pete Farndon, and Supertramp featuring Keith Baker:
- 193: Lucius Septimius Severus becomes the emperor of Rome on this date.
- 1775: The first American Society for the Abolition of Slavery formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1777: New York adopted a new constitution as an independent state.
- 1792: France declares war on Austria, which begins the French Revolutionary Wars.
- 1799: Napoleon Bonaparte declares, “Jerusalem should be for the Jews.”
- 1809: At the Battle of Ebensburg, Austria, Napoleon defeats the Austrian army.
- 1814: Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated his throne and suffered banishment at the hands of the Allied victors to the Island of Elba.
- 1828: The first edition of Noah Webster’s “American Dictionary of the English Language” undergoes publication.
- 1836: The U.S. Congress created the Wisconsin Territory.
- 1853: Harriet Tubman begins the Underground Railway with the purpose of helping move slaves from the South to refuge in the North.
- 1860: The first Pony Express rider arrived in San Francisco with mail originating in St. Joseph, Mo.
- 1861: The Federals surrender Ft. Sumter to the Confederates.
- 1865: John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln during a performance of “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C.
- 1902: James Cash Penney opened his first store, “The Golden Rule,” in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
- 1910: President William Howard Taft became the first U.S. chief executive to throw the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game as the Washington Senators beat the Philadelphia Athletics 3-0.
- 1912: The British luxury liner, RMS Titanic, collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11:40 p.m. ship’s time and began sinking. The ship went down approximately two hours and forty minutes later with the loss of 1,514 lives.
- 1915: The Ottoman Empire’s army invaded Armenia on this date, which would lead to the Armenian Genocide.
- 1918: The U.S. First Aero Squadron engaged in America’s first aerial dogfight with enemy aircraft over Toul, France.
- 1925: WGN in Chicago became the first radio station to broadcast a regular-season Major League Baseball game when it presented the Chicago Cubs beating the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates by a final score of 8-2.
- 1931: King Alfonso of Spain went into exile, and the leftists proclaim the Second Spanish Republic on this date.
- 1935: The “Black Sunday” dust storm descended upon the Central Plains, turning a sunny afternoon into total darkness.
- 1939: Viking Press first published the John Steinbeck novel, “The Grapes of Wrath,” on this date.
- 1940: Allied troops land in Norway to help fight the Nazis.
- 1941: At the behest of the Nazis, King Peter abandons Yugoslavia to pro-Fascist elements. Meanwhile, in Paris, the first massive roundup of Jews begins with over 3,600 taken into custody by the German occupiers.
- 1945: The U.S. 7th Army with Allies occupies the German cities of Nuremberg and Stuttgart. On the other side of the planet, American planes bombed Tokyo and damaged the Imperial Palace. Meanwhile, Richie Blackmore, future lead guitarist with Deep Purple[i] and Rainbow[ii] was born in England on this date.
- 1948: Keith Baker—drummer with the British rock band, Supertramp[iii] 1969-1971—is born in England on this date.
- 1949: The “Wilhelmstrase Trial” in Nuremberg, Germany ended with 19 former Nazi Foreign Office officials sentenced by an American tribunal to prison terms ranging from four to 25 years.
- 1956: Ampex Corporation demonstrated its videotape recorder at the National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
- 1960: The musical “Bye Bye Birdie” opened on Broadway.
- 1961: A Cuban American invasion army departed Nicaragua for Cuba and the infamous Bay of Pigs landing.
- 1967: American planes attacked Haiphong, North Vietnam, for the first time during the war in Vietnam.
- 1970: President Richard M. Nixon nominated Harry Blackmun to the U.S. Supreme Court. The choice of Blackmun, whom the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed the following month, followed the failed nominations of Clement Haynsworth and G. Harrold Carswell.
- 1971: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) upholds busing as a way of achieving racial desegregation. Meanwhile, President Richard M. Nixon ends the U.S. blockade of the People’s Republic of China.
- 1981: The first test flight of America’s first operational space shuttle, the Columbia, ended successfully with a landing at Edwards Air Force Base in eastern Kern County, California.
- 1983: Pete Farndon of the Pretenders[iv] (bass/vocals) died from a heroin overdose on this date.
- 1984: The Texas Board of Education began requiring that the state’s public-school textbooks describe the evolution of human beings as “theory rather than fact.”
- 1986: President Ronald Reagan announced the U.S. air raid on military and terrorist related targets in Libya on this day.
- 1987: Turkey applies for membership in the European Common Market.
- 1994: Branch Davidian leader David Koresh promises authorities that he will surrender to them after he completes his Seven Seals manuscript. Meanwhile, two U.S. Air Force F-15 warplanes mistakenly shot down two U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters over northern Iraq, killing 26 people, including 15 Americans on this date.
- 2003: It sucks to be a terrorist: in Baghdad, U.S. troops capture a Palestinian POS, Abu Abbas, a man responsible for murdering an American on the cruise ship Achille Lauro, sailing in the Mediterranean when it was commandeered by jihadists. The scum threw disabled passenger Leon Klinghoffer overboard in his wheelchair. Brave scumbag. Hang him.
- 2004: In a historic policy shift, President George W. Bush endorsed Israel’s plan to hold on to part of the West Bank in any final peace settlement with the Palestinians. He also ruled out Palestinian refugees returning to Israel, bringing strong criticism from the scumbag Palestinians.
- 2007: Not that it did any good, 200,000 people take to the streets in Ankara, Turkey, protesting against the possible candidacy of want-to-be dictator for life, incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The POS is still there in 2020.
- 2008: Delta Airlines Incorporation and Northwest Airlines Corporation announced they were merging.
- 2009: In a big day for Somali pirates, the scum seize four ships taking 60 hostages. Elsewhere, North Korea said it was restarting its rogue nuclear program (what else is new?), booting U.N. inspectors and pulling out of disarmament talks in an angry reaction to U.N. Security Councils condemnation of its April 15 rocket launch.
- 2012: The U.S., Russia, and China begin talks on Iran’s nuclear program.
- 2013: In anticipation of Croatia becoming a full-fledged member of the European Union, the nation selects its first MPs through an election.
- 2014: According to Brainy History, the Washington Post and The Guardian win the Pulitzer Prize for reporting of surveillance programs by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA); the investigations relied on thousands of documents leaked by Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor.
- 2015: President Barack Hussein Obama meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to discuss the ongoing fight against the Islamic State. The American president says he will send the nation ‘humanitarian aid’ but in his usual ‘fuck this’ attitude, will not commit to sending the beleaguered nation military supplies.
- 2017: Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, already serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, was acquitted in Boston in a 2012 double-homicide that prosecutors claimed was fueled by his anger over a drink spilled on him at a nightclub. Five days later, Hernandez supposedly hanged himself in his prison cell.
- 2019: Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, a woman with numerous problems, finds herself at the center of controversy yet again after comments made at a 9/11 speech come to light in which, she tries to cover up the role of Islam in bringing down the Twin Towers. President Donald J. Trump hammers the skank while- shock of shocks- Nancy Pelosi rushes to her defense. Boot both women out of Congress.
- 2020: Today, former President Barack Hussein Obama endorsed his former vice president, “Pro-China Joe” Biden for the 2020 presidential nomination of the Democratic Party. He did so via social media. Mr. Obama joins the Chinese taskmasters running the Biden campaign in selecting the ‘right man for the job’ should he win in November (which he won’t). Meanwhile, the Kung Flu- aka COVID-19, aka coronavirus, aka Wuhan Virus, aka Wuhan Flu, aka Wuhan Virus Crisis- continues claiming lives and causing economic destruction wherever it occurs. Current statistics show a total of 1,968,943 confirmed cases with 123,783 confirmed deaths and 464,135 confirmed recoveries. In the United States, we have a total (at the time of this update) 598,737 confirmed cases what with 24,770 confirmed deaths and 38,015 confirmed recoveries. We must thank our Chinese ‘friends’ for giving us the gift that won’t stop giving. Thank you, People’s Republic of China, thank you.
- 2020 Update: As of this evening, the world has 1,981,239 confirmed cases of the Wuhan Virus Crisis what with 126,681 confirmed deaths and 486,622 confirmed recoveries. In the United States, 614,416 confirmed cases and 29,897 confirmed deaths and 48,036 confirmed recoveries. Now, get this, the People’s Republic of China claims to have 84,393 confirmed cases, 3.342 deaths and 78,877 confirmed recoveries. Amazing is it not? The U.S. State Department estimates that in truth, at least 2.2 million to 2.5 million fatalities connected to this lab-engineered, diabolical virus and yet, they claim it ain’t so. Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump announces that he will put a hold on the money the United States gives to the World Health Organization. About time, Mr. President, about time. How about putting an American into the place of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus? That makes more sense than having a Third World toady for China in the gig.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0069 a 24” x 36” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Fine Pickings.” 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!
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[i] We began offering the music of Deep Purple on Tuesday, 20-March-2018 and concluded this lengthy offering on Sunday, 08-July-2018.
[ii] We shared the music of Deep Purple, Ian Gillan, Captain Beyond, Elf, and Rainbow beginning on Tuesday, 20-March-2018 and concluded this massive offering on Sunday, 14-October-2018. Please seek out the music by all of these phenomenal bands. All are fabulous.
[iii] We are not sure when we will present the music of Supertramp but we hope to do it within the next year or so. You will not want to miss this group, that we can tell you.
[iv] We are not sure as to when we will promote the music of the Pretenders but when we do, you will be the first to know so rejoice.
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