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TODAY IN HISTORY—APRIL 26, 2020:
CONFEDERATE HEROES DAY (Florida)
Nazi Deputy Fuhrer Rudolf Hess; Dave Mason (band) featuring Mike Finnigan, the Faces featuring Rod Stewart, and Spooky Tooth featuring Gary Wright:
- 1220: German King Frederick I grant bishops sovereign rights.
- 1514: Astronomer Nicholas Copernicus makes the first observations of the planet, Saturn.
- 1532: On his way to Vienna, Ottoman Turk Sultan Suleiman fights his way through Hungary.
- 1564: At the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, priests baptized William Shakespeare.
- 1607: English colonists went ashore at present-day Cape Henry, Virginia, on an expedition to establish the first permanent English settlement in the Western Hemisphere.
- 1654: Brazil expels its Jewish inhabitants.
- 1655: The Dutch West Indies Company denies Peter Stuyvesant’s demand that the company expel all Jews from New Amsterdam.
- 1721: On this date, medical professionals administer the first smallpox vaccinations to a willing group of participants.
- 1819: The first Odd Fellows lodge in the United States underwent establishment in Baltimore, Md.
- 1828: To help Greece’s demand for independence from the Ottoman Empire, Russia declares war on the Turks.
- 1859: A jury acquits Dan Sickles of murder on grounds of temporary insanity. This is the original time defense attorneys use this defense successfully in the United States.
- 1865: Federal troops surrounded and killed John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, near Port Royal, Virginia. Just before dying, Booth looked at his hands and gasped, “Useless, useless.” Meanwhile, Confederate General J.E. Johnson surrenders the Army of Tennessee to the Union at Fort Dunham, North Carolina.
- 1894: In Alexandria, Egypt, future Nazi Deputy Fuhrer Rudolf Hess is born.
- 1905: Jack McCarthy of the Chicago Cubs becomes the only major league player to throw out 3 runners at plate in one game; all were ends of double plays.
- 1914: Author Bernard Malamud (“The Natural”) was born in New York.
- 1915: During World War I, Italy secretly signs the Pact of London, a pact that allied the nation with the British, France, and Russia.
- 1921: For the first time in the history of the nation, the people of St. Louis, Missouri, heard weather broadcasts live on the air.
- 1923: Britain’s Prince Albert, Duke of York (the future King George VI) married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey.
- 1926: Germany and the Soviet Union sign a treaty of neutrality and peace.
- 1928: Madame Tussaud’s waxwork exhibition opens in London.
- 1931: NBC Radio premiered “Lum and Abner” a show fans would enjoy for the next 24 years.
- 1933: On this day in history, Nazi Germany created its infamous secret police, the Gestapo.
- 1937: German and Italian warplanes raided the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War; estimates of the number of people killed vary from the hundreds to the thousands.
- 1941: For the first time in the history of Major League Baseball, an organist performed for the delight of the fans. This event took place in Chicago, Illinois.
- 1943: Gary Wright, future keyboardist and vocalist with the British band Spooky Tooth[i] and as a solo artist was born on today’s date.
- 1945: Free French troops arrested Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, the head of France’s Vichy government during World War II, on today’s date. Meanwhile, future famed keyboardist who played with just about everyone—Mike Finnigan[ii]—is born on this date.
- 1952: The destroyer-minesweeper USS Hobson sank in the central Atlantic after colliding with the aircraft carrier USS Wasp with the loss of 176 crewmembers.
- 1954: Nationwide testing of the Salk polio vaccine begins.
- 1956: The first modern container ship, the Ideal X, sails from Port Newark, N.J. for Houston, Texas.
- 1961: The rest of the French military finally quashes the revolt by French paratroopers in Algeria to continue the war against the Muslim rebels. Elsewhere, Roger Maris hits the first of 61 homers in 1961.
- 1964: The African nations of Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form Tanzania. Elsewhere, the Boston Celtics won their sixth consecutive NBA title. They won two more before their amazing streak ended.
- 1966: An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
- 1968: Anti-war protesters seize administration buildings at Ohio State. Meanwhile, beneath the Nevada desert, the United States exploded a 1.3 megaton nuclear device called “Boxcar.” Man, oh, man.
- 1976: Pan Am begins non-stop flights from New York City to Tokyo.
- 1981: In Tucson, Arizona, a major bank robbery takes place netting the thieves over $33 million.
- 1982: Rod Stewart[iii], the brilliant Scottish rocker, suffers a mugging with thieves making off with his $50,000 Porsche. Meanwhile, the Argentina military on South Georgia Island near the Falklands, surrenders to British troops.
- 1983: The DOW Jones Industrial Average breaks 1,200 for the first time.
- 1986: A major nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, which was then a part of the former Soviet Union—it remains radioactive to this day. Dozens of personnel were killed outright in the blast while the long-term death toll is believed to be in the high thousands.
- 1989: Actress-comedian Lucille Ball died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, at age 77.
- 1990: Pitcher Nolan Ryan ties Bob Feller’s record of pitching 12, 1-hitter games in Major League Baseball.
- 1991: Soccer star Diego Maradona suspended for using cocaine undergoes arrest in Argentina for possession and distribution of illegal narcotics.
- 1994: Voting began in South Africa’s first all-race elections, resulting in a victory for the African National Congress and the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as president. Meanwhile, China Airlines Flight 140, a Taiwanese Airbus A-300, crashed while landing in Nagoya, Japan, killing 264 people (there were seven survivors).
- 2004: Following conservative criticism of his anti-war activities during the Vietnam War, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry accused President George W. Bush of failing to prove whether he had fulfilled his commitment to the National Guard during the same period. Elsewhere, the government unveiled its new, colorized $50 bill. Finally, author Hubert Selby, Jr., died in Los Angeles, California, at age 75.
- 2005: Ending its 29-year military occupation of neighboring Lebanon, Syria begins removing its troops and returns them to home.
- 2011: In the Ukraine, citizens observe the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster, where the nuclear reactor underwent a meltdown.
- 2012: During the second day of evidence at the Levisohn Inquiry, Rupert Murdock reveals there was a ‘cover-up’ at ‘News of the World’ but that he had no knowledge of it.
- 2013: In Birmingham, United Kingdom, eleven members of a terror cell find themselves in the joint for planning an attack to exceed the atrocities committed on July 7 and 9/11.
- 2014: Football players at Northwestern University cast votes on whether to form a union; the National Labor Relations Board, giving the students the right to organize, ruled the players last month to be university employees.
- 2017: “The Handmaid’s Tale” begins its run on Hulu. The show is an adaptation of a novel by author Margaret Atwood.
- 2018: Mike Pompeo became U.S. Secretary of State under President Donald J. Trump on this date. Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania, a jury finds comedian Bill Cosby guilty of sexual assault.
- 2020 Sunday: On the COVID-19 battlefront today, the world announces 2,965,263 confirmed cases of the Wuhan Virus what with 206,265 confirmed deaths but 863,464 confirmed recoveries. In the United States, we have 985,027 confirmed cases what with 55,383 confirmed deaths but 109,12 confirmed recoveries. Communist China continues lying by claiming the same number of cases that they have been reporting for a couple of weeks now: 88,423 confirmed cases, 4,632 confirmed cases, and 81,785 confirmed recoveries. The fact that the Chinese continue spreading this bulls**t means when we come out on the other side that we hammer them with all manner of lawsuits, that we repatriate American industries in their country, and that we return to a Two-China Policy in which, we recognize Taiwan, aka Nationalist or Free China, as the rightful ruler of the mainland portion of the country. It would serve Beijing right. Either that or pay $10 million per death to the victims of the virus they engineered in their Wuhan Institute of Virology around the entire world.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0081 a 36” x 48” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Commuter’s Special 1870.” 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 first ‘best of’ compilation of Pink Floyd, “The Best of Pink Floyd,” came out on November 17, 1970 and features mostly ‘A’ and ‘B’ sides including their biggest singles like “Arnold Layne.” In fact, just about every tune on this album features singles all combined in one place. We hope you will seek this amazing effort out and consider adding it to your ever-growing collection of nothing but the absolute best in rock music. We thank you for relying on our suggestions, ones we have built upon decades of involvement in the popular music beginning in the 1950s to the present day.
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[i] We promoted the music of Spooky Tooth, Mott the Hoople, and Widowmaker- among other interconnected bands beginning on Friday, 25-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014. We hope you will check out this collection of great rock music. Even the worst albums among them beats the crap out of any bull crap music one hears today.
[ii] Mike Finnigan played with Dave Mason for quite a few years. You can find the albums when we promoted the music of Traffic: we began promoting the music of not only Traffic but also the Spencer Davis Group, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, Jim Capaldi, and Dave Mason. The presentation commenced on Monday, 30-November-2015 through Sunday, 20-March-2016. This offering also included Blind Faith. We hope you will seek them out and add them to your collection.
[iii] We promoted the music of this venerable British rock star 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.
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