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TODAY IN HISTORY—APRIL 25, 2020:
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice William J. Brennan; Russian leader Boris Yeltsin; Creedence Clearwater Revival featuring Stu Cook, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers featuring Steve Ferrone:
- 1507: Germany produced a world map in which cartographer Martin Waldseemueller used the name, “America” for the first time to describe the North American Continent in honor of Italian navigator, “Amerigo Vespucci.
- 1607: At the Battle of Gibraltar, a Dutch fleet decimates the combined Spanish-Portuguese fleets.
- 1660: English Convention Parliament votes to restore Charles II to the throne.
- 1684: The creator of the thimble received a patent on this date.
- 1792: Highwayman Frances J. Pelletier becomes the first man put to death by the Guillotine.
- 1846: The opening stages of the Mexican-American War commence as conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas. The outcome of this war would fix the border between Texas and Mexico at the Rio Grande River.
- 1859: Groundbreaking for the Suez Canal commences on this date.
- 1862: During the Civil War, a Union fleet commanded by Flag Officer David G. Farragut captured the Rebel city of New Orleans.
- 1881: France occupies both Algeria and Tunisia on this date.
- 1898: The United States formally declared war on Spain.
- 1901: New York Governor Benjamin Barker Odell, Jr., signed an automobile registration bill, which imposed a 15-mph speed limit on highways.
- 1906: In Newark, N.J., future 90thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice William J. Brennan is born. Nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to fill Associate Justice Sherman Minton’s seat, the Democrat served from 10-15-1956 to 07-20-1990.
- 1915: During World War I, Allied soldiers invaded the Gallipoli Peninsula in an unsuccessful attempt to knock the Ottoman Empire out of the war.
- 1925: The people of Germany elect former General Paul von Hindenburg to the presidency.
- 1927: To quell an uprising in Morocco, Spain sends 20,000 troops to force an end to it.
- 1928: For the first time in recorded history, a blind person used a Seeing Eye dog.
- 1944: The United Negro College Fund incorporates on this date.
- 1945: During World War II, U.S. and Soviet forces linked up on the River Elbe, a meeting that dramatized the collapse of Nazi Germany’s defenses. The Russians also finish their encirclement of Berlin on this date and prepare for the major battle to come. The Americans launch the last Boeing B-17 attack on Nazi Germany. Meanwhile, Stu Cook, future bassist of the rock band, Creedence Clearwater Revival[i], was born on this date. Finally, delegates from about 50 countries met in San Francisco to organize the United Nations.
- 1950: Chuck Cooper becomes the first black man to play in the National Basketball Association. Elsewhere, Steve Ferrone—drummer with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers[ii] 1997-present—was born in the U.S. on this date.
- 1952: The Minneapolis Lakers beat the New York Knicks, four games to three; to win the 3rd National Basketball Association’s Finals and their second win. Game 7 saw the Lakers win by a score of 82-65. Elsewhere, the American Bowling Congress approves the use of automatic pinsetters.
- 1953: Sen. Wayne Morse ended the longest speech in U.S. Senate history. The speech on the Offshore Oil Bill lasted 22 hours and 26 minutes.
- 1954: During the infamous Mau-Mau Rebellion in Kenya, British troops surround and arrest 25,000 suspects in Nairobi. Meanwhile, Bell Laboratories announced the prototype manufacture of the first solar battery.
- 1959: The St. Lawrence Seaway—linking the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean—opens for business on this date.
- 1960: The USS Triton completes the first submerged circumnavigation of the world.
- 1961: The federal government granted a patent to Robert Noyce for the integrated circuit.
- 1962: The U.S. spacecraft Ranger crashed on the Moon on this date.
- 1965: In the 19th NBA Finals, the Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 1.
- 1967: Colorado Governor John Love signed the first law legalizing abortion in the United States. The law limited abortion ONLY to therapeutic ones that required unanimous agreement from a panel of three physicians.
- 1971: 200,000 anti-Vietnam War protesters march on Washington, D.C. On the other side of the globe, the nation of Bangladesh underwent establishment.
- 1972: Polaroid Corp. introduced its SX-70 folding camera which ejected self-developing photographs.
- 1975: Terrorists blow up the West German embassy in Stockholm, Sweden.
- 1976: Chicago Cubs centerfielder Rick Monday rescues the American flag from two fucked-up fans trying to set it on fire at Dodger Stadium.
- 1979: A peace treaty between Israel and Egypt goes into effect.
- 1980: President Jimmy Carter announces the botched rescue attempt of the American hostages held in Iran.
- 1982: In compliance with the Camp David Accords, Israel finishes its withdrawal from the Sinai, handing it back to Egypt.
- 1983: 10-year-old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine received a reply from Soviet leader Yuri V. Andropov to a letter she’d written expressing concern about possible nuclear war; Andropov reassured Samantha that the Soviet Union did not want war, and he invited her to visit his country, a trip Samantha made the following July.
- 1990: Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery place the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit on this date. Unfortunately, NASA later learned that the telescope’s primary mirror was flawed, which resulted in the reinstallation of corrective components to achieve optimal focus.
- 1993: Russia elects Boris Yeltsin as its leader.
- 1997: The Seattle Mariners’ Ken Griffey, Jr., hits his 250th home run.
- 2011: On a mission to destroy Muammar Gaddafi’s forces, NATO jets fly over Tripoli and knock out three television stations.
- 2013: All living former U.S. Presidents, including George W. Bush and current President Barack Obama, are present for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas.
- 2014: China updates its environmental laws, providing additional legal framework for addressing violations; the laws were last changed in 1989, prior to the nation’s accelerated growth and rate of environmental degradation.
- 2015: The 100-year anniversary of the failed Gallipoli landings by ANZAC forces during World War I occurs on this date. For the Turks, it was a victory and for the British, Australians, and New Zealanders, it was a bloody disaster.
- 2019: Former U.S. senator and Vice President Joe Biden announces his bid for the 2020 Democratic Party’s White House presidential nomination.
- 2020 Saturday: Speculation continues to swirl around North Korean leader Kim Jong Un- is he or is he not still alive? He purportedly had some sort of cardiac issues but no one knows for sure. We continue to await further developments. Meanwhile, on the COVID-19 battlefront, the world reports 2,892,508 cases this Saturday what with 202,455 deaths but at least 815,658 confirmed recoveries. In the U.S., the number of confirmed cases rests at 956,375 confirmed cases what with 53,928 confirmed deaths but 102,340 confirmed recoveries. Some states such as Georgia and Colorado have announced re-opening of their economies and we await further developments on this front. Back to COVID-19, the communist Chinese continue sticking with their bulls**t statistics that they have but 88,423 confirmed cases what with 4,632 confirmed deaths, and 81,725 confirmed recoveries. Pay no attention as communists like jihadists always lie.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0080 a 30” x 40” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Sunset Reflections.” 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:
The next studio album by Pink Floyd, “Atom Heart Mother,” came out on October 02, 1970. This album featured some lengthy ethereal pieces as well as some shorter, more concise tunes for radio airplay. The lineup remains the same of Roger Waters, Rick Wright, Nicky Mason, and David Gilmour. Like all of the band’s works, it did well on the charts and became gold practically everywhere it appeared. We hope you will seek this effort out and consider adding it to your collection by visiting whatever site you do for the absolute best in rock music.
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[i] We promoted the music of the world-famous Creedence Clearwater Revival beginning on Saturday, 16-November-2013 through Saturday, 07-December-2013. Being the inattentive morons that we were back then, we neglected to promote the music of the band’s individual members. We hope to do this one day so folks, keep vigilant for the day when we do.
[ii] At some point when we return to presenting the music of American bands, we will promote that of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as well as of Tom Petty himself. We hope you will await word as to when we do. We thank you.
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