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TODAY IN HISTORY—APRIL 16, 2020:
ANTIFA: GOOD NIGHT, GRETCHEN WHITMER!
Last Day of Passover
Chicago featuring Jason Scheff, Moby Grape featuring Skip Spence, Roxy Music featuring Graham Simpson, Savoy Brown featuring “Lonesome” Dave Peverett, and Uriah Heep featuring Lee Kerslake:
- 1178 B.C.: a solar eclipse may have marked the return of Odysseus, legendary king of Ithaca, to his kingdom after the Trojan War.
- 73 A.D.: Masada, a Jewish fortress where the zealots fled after the fall of Jerusalem, fell to the Romans after a lengthy siege, which ended the Great Jewish Revolt.
- 556: Pelagius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 1789: President-elect George Washington left Mount Vernon, Virginia, for his inauguration in New York.
- 1818: The United States Senate ratified the Rush-Bagot amendment to form an unarmed U.S.-Canadian border.
- 1854: San Salvador virtually disappeared during a massive earthquake.
- 1861: President Abraham Lincoln forbids anyone in the United States from doing business with the Confederacy.
- 1862: During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia. Meanwhile, the Confederacy conscripted all white men between the ages of 18 and 35.
- 1881: In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fought his final gun battle.
- 1889: In London, England, famed movie star and film director Charles Chaplin was born on this date.
- 1900: The Post Office issued the first book of postage stamps. The two-cent stamps appeared in books of 12, 24, and 48 stamps.
- 1905: Andrew Carnegie donated $10 million of personal money to set up the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
- 1912: American aviator Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly across the English Channel, traveling from Dover, England, to France in 59 minutes.
- 1917: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin arrived back from exile in Petrograd to join the Russian Revolution.
- 1922: A treaty signed in Italy between Germany and the USSR recognized the governments of one another’s countries. Elsewhere, Annie Oakley shot 100 clay targets in a row to set a women’s record.
- 1938: Great Britain recognizes the Italian annexation of the African nation of Abyssinia.
- 1939: Soviet leader calls for a pact between Great Britain, France, and the USSR to defend against Nazi aggression.
- 1940: Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians threw the first no-hit, no-run game on opening day of baseball season. The Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox by a score of 1-0.
- 1942: During World War II, Britain’s King George VI awards the George Cross to the island of Malta for suffering German air attacks and invasion and for fighting back bravely.
- 1943: “Lonesome” Dave Peverett, rhythm guitarist and vocalist with both the original Savoy Brown[i] and a founding member of Foghat[ii] was born on today’s date. Meanwhile, in Basel, Switzerland, chemist Albert Hoffman accidentally discovered the hallucinogenic effects of LSD-25 while working on the medicinal value of lysergic acid.
- 1945: Allied troops begin entering the German city of Nuremburg during World War II. Meanwhile the Red Army commenced the Battle of Berlin. Finally, in the Baltic Sea, a Soviet submarine torpedoed and sank the MV Goya, a luxury liner the Nazis impressed into service to haul refugees and wounded soldiers from the Baltic republics in the face of an attacking Red Army; it is estimated that up to 7,000 peopled died in the attack.
- 1946: Future rock drummer with the British band, Uriah Heep[iii], 1971-1979 / 1981-2007, Lee Kerslake—is born in Great Britain on this date.
- 1947: The French ship Grandcamp blew up at the harbor in Texas City, Texas; another ship, the High Flyer, exploded the following day. The blasts killed nearly 600 people. Elsewhere, financier Bernard M. Baruch said in a speech at the South Carolina statehouse, “Let us not be deceived—we are today in the midst of a Cold War.”
- 1951: The British submarine Affray sinks in the English Channel resulting in the loss of 75 lives.
- 1962: Brazil nationalizes U.S. businesses. Meanwhile, Walter Cronkite began anchoring the “CBS Evening News.” Finally, New Orleans Archbishop Joseph Rummel excommunicated three local Roman Catholics for fighting racial integration of parochial schools.
- 1963: Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote his “Letter from the Birmingham Jail” in which, the civil rights leader responded to a group of local clergymen who had criticized him for leading street protests; however, King, in his letter, defended his tactics, writing, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
- 1966: Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith breaks diplomatic relations with Britain.
- 1967: At the Western Open in El Monte, California, Bakersfield native Ken Barnes Jr. became the first skeet shooter to break a perfect 400 straight in all four guns (.410, 28, 20 and 12 gauges). He is also the only shooter to this with pump action shotguns.
- 1968: The Pentagon announced that troops would begin coming home from Vietnam on this date.
- 1972: Apollo 16 blasted off on a voyage to the moon with astronauts John W. Young, Charles M. Duke, Jr., and Ken Mattingly aboard.
- 1975: The Khmer Rouge Rebels won control of Cambodia after five years of civil war. They renamed the country Kampuchea and began a reign of terror on this date.
- 1978: In Orissa, India, 180 people died when a tornado struck the area.
- 1982: Future Chicago[iv] bassist/vocalist 1985-2016—Jason Scheff—is born on this date. Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth proclaimed Canada’s new constitution in effect, which severed the last colonial tie with Great Britain.
- 1983: Steve Garvey set a new National League record by playing in his 1,118th consecutive game.
- 1986: After the United States bombed his African nation in retaliation for recent terrorist attacks, Libyan dictator, Moammar Khadafy appears on national television to dispute rumors that he died in the airstrike.
- 1987: The U.S. Patent Office began allowing the patenting of new animals created by genetic engineering.
- 1990: Maximum unemployment benefits in the State of New York rise to $260 per week.
- 1991: In the NHL, the St. Louis Blues become the eighth team to come back from a 3-1 deficit as they beat the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 3-2 in Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals.
- 1992: The House Ethics Committee listed 303 current and former lawmakers who had overdrawn their House bank accounts.
- 1999: Skip Spence, the original drummer of the Jefferson Airplane[v] and then one of the guitarists of the San Francisco rock band, Moby Grape[vi], died due to lung cancer.
- 2002: The Supreme Court overturned major parts of a 1996 child pornography law based on rights to freedom of speech. Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition, 535 U.S. 234 (2002) struck down two overly broad provisions of the Child Pornography Prevention Act of 1996 over First Amendment rights.
- 2007: In the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, Virginia Tech gunman Seug-Hui Cho killed 33 people and injured 23 others before committing suicide.
- 2010: Planes across the United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia are grounded because of the volcanic ash coming from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano.
- 2011: In Egypt, the court orders the former ruling National Democratic Party of Hosni Mubarak be dissolved.
- 2012: Following political reforms in Myanmar, Australia relaxes sanctions on the country, including by-elections earlier this month where opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi’s party won more than a dozen seats. Elsewhere, Roxy Music’s[vii] original bassist, Graham Simpson, dies on this date.
- 2013: The defense ministry of China accuses the United States of increasing tensions in the Asia-Pacific region by increasing its military presence and supporting Vietnam, Japan, and the Philippines in long-term territorial disputes with the country.
- 2014: South Korean ferry MV Sewol sank; 304 people drowned, most of who were students on vacation.
- 2017: Dictatorial thug leader of Turkey- Recep Tayyip Erdogan- ‘wins’ approval for an 18-article constitutional reform which thrusts the nation ever deeper into totalitarianism.
- 2019: While many of us love the Seattle Seahawks, there is no reason as to WHY the team made quarterback Russell Wilson the highest-paid QB in the game, giving him both a $65 million signing bonus as well as a four-year extension worth $140 million. The rest of the team is struggling so it appears Seattle is going down the path the Baltimore Ravens went with QB Joe Flacco. Where is Joe NOW?
- 2020: Jobless claims due to COVID-19, the Chinese gift to the world that won’t stop giving, come in at 5.2 million for the week. Total claims since social distancing and economic shutdown hit 22 million Americans out of work. This is all because of China. We must make them pay when we come to the end of the pandemic, which we hope is soon. Word continues to appear that demonstrate that the Wuhan Virus Crisis did indeed come out of a Chinese laboratory in the city of Wuhan where it just so happens the Chinese conduct biowarfare studies. Although they continue lying that the virus came from somewhere else, who can believe a single word a communist regime says? Communists always lie, it’s in their DNA which is why no one should take them at their word. COVID-19 Statistics: currently, there are 2,151,199 confirmed cases around the planet what with 1 confirmed cases around the planet what with 143,725 confirmed fatalities as well as 541,501 confirmed recoveries. In the United States, we have 672,931 confirmed cases with 34,386 confirmed deaths and 54,594 confirmed recoveries. The Chinese claim 84,593 confirmed cases, 3,342 confirmed deaths and 79,112 confirmed recoveries. Boy do the communists lie.
- 2020 A: The stock market today: the DOW Jones Industrial Average is 23,537.68, UP 33.33 (0.14%); the NASDAQ is 8,532.36, UP 139.19 (1.66%), and the S & P is 2,799.55, UP 16.19 (0.58%). President Trump lays out his plan for a gradual reopening of the economy and people are ecstatic. Meanwhile, authoritarian Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell slander defenders of the U.S. Constitution who have protested the governor’s fascist executive orders by claiming the protesters were waving ‘Confederate and Swastika flags.’ Show us some pictures, please. Again, we say, “ANTIFA, WHERE THE F**K ARE YOU? YOU SHOULD BE IN MICHIGAN FIGHTING AGAINST THIS FASCIST GOVERNOR AND HER FELLOW DEMOCRATS!”
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0071 a 24” x 48” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Reflections at Evening.” 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, the amazing minimalist guitarist who says much with a few notes, released his next solo effort in March 31, 2015, the acclaimed “The Sound of Blue.” Once again, he has some current and former band mates from Roxy Music join him but he also performs many other instruments besides playing his guitar. We hope you will go directly to Amazon.com where you can purchase the CD in the format, the condition, and the price that works best for you—you will be so glad you did.
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[i] We promoted the music of the greatest blues-rock-British-boogie band, Savoy Brown, beginning on Friday, 28-January-2011 through Monday, 28-February-2011. Kim Simmonds is one of the greatest guitarists of all time along with “Lonesome Dave” who ranks amongst the best rhythm guitarists and rock vocalists ever which is why everyone should check the music of this fabulous band out ASAP.
[ii] We began promoting the music of Foghat, one of the all-time greatest rock bands to explode out of England, beginning on Monday, 18-February-2018 through Monday, 19-March-2018. We hope you will seek the music of this celebrated group out by checking out the blog posts on those dates.
[iii] Not sure as to when we will get around to doing the music of Uriah Heep but we hope to do it at the same time we promote the music of Hawkwind. We hope you will remain alert as to the day that we do.
[iv] We will present the music of Chicago- and its various members’ solo careers- sometime in 2030 so we hope you will remain with us until then.
[v] 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.
[vi] We promoted the music of the famed San Francisco, California, rock band, Moby Grape, on Monday, 09-April-2012 through Monday, 23-April-2012. We hope you will seek them out and add them to your collection.
[vii] We promoted the music of Roxy Music, as well as its three principal members- Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera, and Andy Mackay- beginning on Wednesday, 05-February-2020, through Sunday, 19-April-2020.
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