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TODAY IN HISTORY—APRIL 22, 2020:
Oklahoma Day (Oklahoma) and Administrative Professionals Day
President (and Vice President) Richard M. Nixon; U.S. Supreme Court Associate (and Chief) Justice Harlan F. Stone; U.S. Secretary of War Alexander Ramsey; Humble Pie featuring Peter Frampton, Mike + the Mechanics featuring Paul Carrack, Quicksilver Messenger Service featuring Jack Nitzche, the Rolling Stones featuring Keith Richards, and the Woodstock Music Festival featuring Richie Havens:
- 296: Gaius ends his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 536: Agapitus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 1370: In Paris, construction on the Bastille commences.
- 1500: Portuguese navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral discovered Brazil on this date.
- 1509: Upon the death of his father, King Henry VII, Henry VIII ascended the English throne.
- 1521: The king of France, Francois I, declares war on neighboring Spain.
- 1529: Through the Treaty of Saragossa, Spain and Portugal divided the New World between them.
- 1792: President George Washington proclaimed American neutrality in the war in Europe.
- 1793: President George Washington attends Rickett’s, the first circus to appear in the new United States of America.
- 1838: The English ship Sirius docks in New York City; it is the first steamship to cross the Atlantic.
- 1861: General Robert E. Lee becomes head of the Confederate forces of Virginia.
- 1864: Congress authorized the use of the phrase, “In God We Trust,” which first appears on two-cent U.S. coins.
- 1876: In the first official National League baseball game, Boston defeated Philadelphia by a final score of 6-5.
- 1884: The United States recognizes King Leopold II of Belgium’s Congo Free State.
- 1889: At high noon, the Oklahoma Land Rush begins; within hours, the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie form with populations of at least 10,000 citizens.
- 1897: In New York City, the Jewish newspaper, “Forward,” begins publication and is still in print today.
- 1898: The first shot of the Spanish-American War occurred on this date when the USS Nashville captured a Spanish merchant ship on the high seas.
- 1903: In St. Paul, Minnesota, the 32ndS. Secretary of War Alexander Ramsey, died at age 87. A Republican, Ramsey served under President Rutherford B. Hayes from 12-10-1879 to 03-05-1881.
- 1914: Mexico severs diplomatic relations with the United States. Elsewhere, Babe Ruth makes his pitching debut as a pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles.
- 1915: The use of chemical weapons in World War I escalates when the Germans release chlorine gas in the Second Battle of Ypres. Elsewhere, the New York Yankees wore pinstripes and the hat-in-the-ring logo for the first time.
- 1930: In London, the United States, Great Britain and the Empire of Japan sign a naval treaty, which spells out which each nation’s naval fleet can be as well as the number of ships it might have—the Japanese did not like this.
- 1931: James G. Ray landed an autogiro on the lawn of the White House on this date.
- 1937: Jack Nitzche—future keyboardist with Crazy Horse[i] (1970-71), Quicksilver Messenger Service[ii] in the mid-1970s, and with other bands—was born on this date.
- 1938: 45 workers died in a coalmine explosion at Keen Mountain in Buchanan County, Virginia.
- 1944: During World War II, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, meet at Salzburg, Austria, to confer on war aims. Meanwhile in the Pacific Theater, U.S. forces began invading Japanese-held New Guinea with amphibious landings at Hollandia and Aitape.
- 1946: In Washington, D.C., Harlan F. Stone, died. President Calvin Coolidge nominated Stone to fill Associate Justice Joseph McKenna’s seat. In this role, the 73rd over-all justice served from 03-02-1925 to 07-03-1941. President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated the Republican justice to fill Charles Evans Hughes’ seat which made Stone the 12th Chief Justice of the United States. In this capacity, he served from 07-03-1941 to 04-22-1946.
- 1950: Peter Frampton, future lead guitarist and vocalist with the British bands, the Herd and Humble Pie[iii], and later of a solo career lasting until today was born in Great Britain.
- 1951: In Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK, Paul Carrack future vocalist/guitarist with Mike + the Mechanics[iv] is born.
- 1952: An atomic bomb test in Nevada became the first nuclear explosion shown on live network television as a B-50 Superfortress dropped a 31-kiloton bomb on the desert floor.
- 1954: Live television coverage of the U.S. Senate’s Army-McCarthy hearings begins on this date.
- 1955: The U.S. Congress orders the inscription “In God We Trust” on all coins minted in the United States.
- 1967: Randy Matson set a world record with a shot-put toss of 71 feet, and 5.5 inches at College Station, Texas.
- 1970: Millions of Americans concerned about the environment observed the first “Earth Day.”[v]
- 1976: Barbara Walters becomes the first female nightly news anchor on network television.
- 1979: To keep Keith Richards out of a Canadian prison, the Rolling Stones[vi] perform a free concert in that nation.
- 1983: The West German news magazine Stern announced the discovery of 60 volumes of personal diaries purportedly written by Adolf Hitler; however, the diaries turned out to be nothing more than a hoax.
- 1987: The American Physical Society said that the “Star Wars” missile system was ‘highly questionable’ and would require 10 years of research.
- 1989: In the MLB, Nolan Ryan strikes out Ricky Henderson for his 5,000th
- 1990: After 39 months of captivity, Muslim extremists in Lebanon release American captive, Robert Polhill.
- 1992: In Washington, D.C., a museum for the Holocaust opens to the public.
- 1993: The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum was dedicated in Washington, D.C., to honor the victims of Nazi extermination.
- 1994: Four days after suffering a stroke, Richard M. Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, died in a New York hospital; he was 81-years old Prior to becoming president, Nixon served as the nation’s 36th vice president from 1953-1961 under President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Meanwhile, Michael Moorer beats Evander Holyfield to win the heavyweight boxing title of the world.
- 1995: George Foreman beat Axel Schultz in 12 rounds to win the heavyweight boxing title of the world.
- 1997: The Peruvian government sent commandos into the Japanese ambassador’s residence to put an end to a 126-day hostage crisis; all 14 Tupac Amaru rebels lost their lives while all 72 hostages were rescued; however, one died later due to gunshot wounds.
- 2004: On this tragic day, U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman, who’d traded in a multi-million-dollar NFL contract to serve in Afghanistan, was killed by friendly fire; he was 27.
- 2010: The British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon rig that blew up two days prior begins to sink into the Gulf of Mexico; crude oil leaks into the surrounding waters at an alarming rate.
- 2011: After airstrikes destroy 30 – 40 per cent of Libya’s ground forces, S. Admiral Mike Mullen states the war is moving toward a stalemate.
- 2013: The News Corporation phone hacking scandal results in the company’s agreement to pay $139 million to American shareholders. Elsewhere, the first performer at the Woodstock Music Festival of 1969, 5:07 to 7:00 P.M.—Richie Havens[vii]—died on this date.
- 2014: An American, Meb Keflezighi, wins the men’s Boston Marathon, one year after two jihadist brothers from Chechnya bombed the race the previous year; an American last won the men’s race in 1983.
- 2018: A bus crash in northern North Korea kills at least 36 people, most of them Chinese tourists. WTF is there to see in North Korea other than pain, misery, and suffering? Meanwhile, Saudi warplanes kill 20-plus people at a wedding in northwestern Yemen. Target: Houthi rebels so the wedding attendees most likely were terrorists.
- 2020 Wednesday: At the time of this publishing, the confirmed cases of the Chinese Wuhan Virus Crisis, aka COVID-19, aka Coronavirus, aka Wuhan Flu, aka the Kung Flu around the planet sit at 2,614,040 what with confirmed deaths at 182,004 but confirmed recoveries at 706,636. In the United States, confirmed total number of cases is 840,625 what with 46,996 confirmed deaths and 76,864 confirmed recoveries. Meanwhile, in the s-hole country where this all began- the People’s Republic of China- the Chin continue claiming 83,868 confirmed cases and 4,636 confirmed deaths. How interesting is that? Western intelligence agencies have reported a greater number of deaths that dwarf anything the communist government claims is the truth. Shame on them.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0077 a 24” x 48” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Arizona Horizons.” 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:
Although not specifically a ‘Pink Floyd album,’ “Tonight Let’s All Make love in London” is a soundtrack for the movie of the same name. It came out on July 12, 1968 and features the music of ‘swinging London’ of the 1960s of which, Pink Floyd is but a part. Mostly a collector’s item today, it’s an oddity which is why we still love it and as so-called completists, we want to own every credible release of a rock band because only in that way can we appreciate the entire catalog. Please seek this delightful effort out by using whatever site you do for nothing but the absolute best in rock music. You will be glad you did.
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Original Beverly Carrick Artworks, Beverly Carrick—World Famous Artist, Richie Havens, President Richard M. Nixon, Peter Frampton, The Herd, Humble Pie, Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones, Jack Nitzche, Crazy Horse, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Pink Floyd, Mike + the Mechanics, Paul Carrack, U.S. Secretary of War Alexander Ramsey, U.S. Supreme Court Associate and Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone, George Foreman v. Axel Schultz, James “Jimmy” Hall,
[i] We hope to promote the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, as well as of each member’s solo careers along with Crazy Horse within the next 5-7 years. Please remain vigilant for when we do.
[ii] We presented the music of Quicksilver Messenger Service on two unique occasions. The first commenced on Friday, 25-March-2011 through Monday, 04-April-2011. The second cycle with newer albums began on Tuesday, 20-August-2013 through Monday, 02-September-2013. We hope you will check the albums out by visiting whatever site you do for nothing but the absolute best in rock music.
[iii] We promoted the music of a group of interconnected venerable British rock bands as part of a series of interconnected bands beginning on Tuesday, 22-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014. This included the Small Faces, Faces, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Jeff Beck, Steve Marriott, Humble Pie, and other interconnected parts. We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.
[iv] 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.
[v] Alas, if only that indoctrinated moron Greta Thunberg was alive back then! She would have been the center of attention.
[vi] We shared the music of the Stones beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016. This included the members’ solo projects. We sure as heck hope you check out the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richard, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Mick Taylor. Ronnie Wood you can find during the presentation of the Faces.
[vii] We look forward to promoting the music of Edwin Starr one day along with Richie Havens and other famed soul (and folk) singers like Richie Havens.
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