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TODAY IN HISTORY—APRIL 28, 2020:
President (and U.S. Secretary of War) James Monroe; Associate Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan; U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III; Italian Fascist Dictator Benito Mussolini; the Allman Brothers featuring Chuck Leavell, INXS featuring Jimmy Barnes, King Crimson 1969, Roxy Music featuring Eddie Jobson, the Steve Miller Band featuring Lonnie Turner, and T-Rex featuring Steve Currie:
- 357: Emperor Constantius II visits Rome.
- 1635: State leaders accuse Virginia Governor John Harvey of treason and remove him from office.
- 1655: English Admiral Blake and his fleet destroy a Tunisian pirate fleet.
- 1686: The first volume of Isaac Newton’s “Principia Mathematic” undergoes publication.
- 1758: The fifth president of the United States, James Monroe, was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He also served as the eighth U.S. secretary of war. A Democratic-Republican, he served under President James Madison from 09-27-1814 to 03-02-1815 and then became president.
- 1770: Captain James Cook, aboard the Endeavour, lands at Botany Bay, Australia.
- 1788: Maryland became the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.
- 1789: Rebelling crewmembers led by Fletcher Christian aboard the British ship, HMS Bounty, set Captain William Bligh and 18 loyal sailors adrift in a launch in the South Pacific. Bligh and most of his made it to Timor in 47 days thanks to the captain’s seamanship.
- 1817: The United States and Britain signed the Rush-Bagot Treaty, which limited the number of the naval vessels allowed in the Great Lakes.
- 1818: President James Monroe proclaimed naval disarmament on the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain.
- 1896: The Addressograph underwent patenting by J.S. Duncan.
- 1910: Claude Grahame-White performed the first night flight in England on this date.
- 1914: W.H. Carrier patented the design of his air conditioner.
- 1918: Gavrilo Princip, the assassin of Austro-Hungary’s Archduke Ferdinand and his wife Sophie, died in prison due to tuberculosis.
- 1919: The League of Nations undergoes founding on this date.
- 1930: The first organized baseball night game occurs at Independence, Kansas. Elsewhere, in Houston, Texas, the 61stS. Secretary of State James A. Baker III died. He began political life as a Democrat and then became a Republican. He served under President George H.W. Bush from 01-25-1989 to 08-23-1992.
- 1932: Scientists announced the creation of the yellow fever vaccine on this date.
- 1937: Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was born in the village of al-Oja near the desert town of Tikrit. Elsewhere, the first commercial air flight across the Pacific Ocean occurs on this date. Elsewhere, the first animated-cartoon electric sign went on display on a building on Broadway in New York City. Douglas Leight was the creator of this innovation.
- 1939: Adolf Hitler claims that the non-aggression pact between Poland and Germany is still in effect.
- 1940: Rudolf Hess becomes camp commandant at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Elsewhere, Glenn Miller records “Pennsylvania 6-5000” on this date.
- 1941: All remaining British troops in Greece surrender to the Axis troops.
- 1943: In the North African Theater, combined German-Italian troops of the Afrika Korps launch a major counterattack to dislodge Allied gains.
- 1945: Italian partisans executed Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci, as they attempted to flee the country aboard a German convoy. Elsewhere, Eddie Jobson—future violinist with Roxy Music[i]—is born in England on this date.
- 1946: The Allies indicted Japanese war criminal Hideki Tojo with 55 counts of war crimes on this date. He would eventually go to the gallows.
- 1947: Thor Heyerdahl and his balsa wood craft Kon-Tiki set sail from Peru to Polynesia. He did this to prove that Peruvian Indians could have settled in Polynesia. The trip began in Peru and took 101 days to complete the crossing of the Pacific Ocean.
- 1950: Future comedian, Jay Leno, is born in New Rochelle, New York.
- 1951: The Majlis, the parliament of Iran, elects Mohammad Mosaddegh prime minister of the country.
- 1952: War with Japan officially ended as a treaty signed in San Francisco the previous year took effect. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world, General Dwight D. Eisenhower resigned as U.S. Supreme Commander in Europe; General Matthew B. Ridgeway replaced him. Elsewhere, Chuck Leavell—future pianist with the Allman Brothers Band[ii] and with the Rolling Stones[iii] since the 1990s—is born in the U.S. on this date.
- 1956: The last French troops leave Vietnam. Meanwhile, future vocalist with the Australian rock band, INXS[iv], from 1998-present—Jimmy Barnes—is born in Glasgow, Scotland, on this date.
- 1958: The United States conducted the first of 35 nuclear test explosions in the Pacific Proving Ground as part of Operation Hardtack I.
- 1960: Future 112th Associate Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan is born in Manhattan, NY, on this date. She would be the second pick nominated by President Barack Obama to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States, filling the seat of outgoing Associate Justice John Paul Stevens. Kagan is a member of no political party. She took her seat on the high court on August 07, 2010.
- 1962: In the Sahara Desert of Algeria, a team led by Red Adair used explosives to put out the well fire known as the Devil’s Cigarette Lighter. A pipe rupture caused the fire on November 06, 1961.
- 1963: At Broadway’s Tony awards, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” was named best play while, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” won best musical.
- 1965: U.S. Marines invade the Dominican Republic to put down uprisings and remain there until October 1966.
- 1967: Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali refused to undergo induction into the U.S. Army, the same day General William C. Westmoreland told Congress the U.S. “would prevail in Vietnam.”
- 1969: English progressive rock band King Crimson[v] with Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, and Greg Lake debut. Elsewhere, Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France.
- 1980: President Jimmy Carter accepted the resignation of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance who had opposed the failed rescue mission aimed at freeing American hostages in Iran. Edmund Muskie succeeded him.
- 1981: In Portugal, bassist with the British rock band, T-Rex[vi], Steve Currie, lost his life in a car crash on this date.
- 1985: The largest sand castle in the world underwent completion near St. Petersburg, Florida, on this date. The structure was four stories tall.
- 1988: A flight attendant died, and more than 60 people injured when part of the roof of an Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 tore off during a flight from Hilo to Honolulu.
- 1989: Iranian nuts go crazy over Salman Rushdie’s novel, “Satanic Verses,” calling it ‘blasphemy’ and demanding the death of the author around the world—FUCK Islamist lunatics!
- 1990: The musical “A Chorus Line” closed after 6,137 performances on Broadway.
- 1992: The U.S. Agriculture Department unveiled a pyramid-shaped recommended-diet chart on this date.
- 1993: The first “Take Our Daughters to Work Day” promoted by the New York-based Ms. Foundation, was held to boost the self-esteem of girls by having them visit a parent’s place of work. Later, the event expanded to include sons, as well.
- 1994: Aldrich Ames, former CIA officer and wife Rosario plead guilty to spying.
- 1996: Martin Bryant shoots and kills 35 in Port Arthur, Tasmania— the United States is NOT the only one to suffer mass shootings.
- 2011: Thanks to the Obama Administration’s horrible handling of the U.S. economy and for pushing Obamacare, Panasonic Corporation reportedly plans to announce it will cut 40,000 jobs.
- 2012: The government of Bashar al-Assad accuses UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon of ‘encouraging attacks on the government.’
- 2013: During the new swearing in ceremony of Enrico Letta, an Italian man shoots and wounds two police officers outside Palazzo Chigi. Elsewhere, original bassist with the Steve Miller Band[vii]—Lonnie Turner—died on this date.
- 2014: The United States and its European allies hit more than two dozen Russian government officials, executives, and companies with new sanctions as punishment for their country’s actions in the Ukraine. Meanwhile, two dozen tornadoes ripped through Mississippi, killing 14 people.
- 2016: Former Republican U.S. Senator Conrad Burns, Montana 1989-2007, dies at age 81.
- 2018: The government of India announces that every village in the nation is now supplied with electricity, a major milestone.
- 2019: Disney’s Marvel movie, “Avengers: Endgame,” becomes the first film to generate more than a billion dollars on its release- in this case, $1.2 billion. Wow. Meanwhile, in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” “The Long Night” episode surpasses “The Lord of the Rings” Battle of Helms Deep (44 minutes) for the longest battle scene in movie history with a gory battle almost 88 minutes in length. It’s a great one to be sure. Look for it.
- 2020: News continues to break about “Pro-China Joe” Biden’s sexual assault of then-U.S. Senate staffer Tara Reade in 1993. Meanwhile, Hillary Rodham Clinton- mum about those assault allegations- endorses former Vice President Biden for president on this day. On the COVID-19 front, confirmed cases around the world now sit at 3,083,467 what with confirmed deaths at 213,824 but 915,988 confirmed recoveries. In the United States, confirmed cases rests at 1,033,721, confirmed deaths at 58,947, but number of confirmed recoveries sits at 117,690, which is great. Various states are reopening in bits and pieces and the outlook of Americans is that things are going to get better and they are ready to return to work now. Meanwhile, calls continue going out as to why famed ‘anti-fascist group,’ ANTIFA, is not in Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, and other states with left-wing despotic governors doing battle with these would-be dictators.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0083 a 36” x 48” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Desert Afternoon.” 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:
While on brief hiatus from the constant touring and recording of Pink Floyd, Roger Waters collaborated with Ron Geesin to record, “Music from the Body,” which is indeed, ‘music from the body’ in that it features guitars combined with every sound the body can create from belching, farting, slapping, whacking, you name it, the duo does it and to great effect as only a member of Floyd could and would do. We think everyone will find this interesting tidbit from November 28, 1970 well worthwhile so we encourage everyone to rush to their nearest site for the best in music and to pick it up and add it to your growing collection of the finest in rock (and other) music. You will enjoy it, to be sure.
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[i] We presented the music of Roxy Music at the secondary blog and hope to do it at the main blog sometime within the next 3 years. At the secondary blog, we began promoting the music of this famed British band as well as of Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, and Phil Manzanera beginning on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 through several successive months. We hope you will seek them out.
[ii] When we present the music of the Allman Brothers Band, we will present the music of Gov’t Mule. Stay tuned for further developments.
[iii] We shared the music of the Rolling Stones (and the group’s individual members) beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016. This included the members solo projects.
[iv] We look forward to promoting the music of INXS sometime within the next 15 years or so. We hope you will be there when we do. We thank you.
[v] We presented the music of this British prog-rock band, the amazing King Crimson, beginning on Monday, 20-October-2014 through Sunday, 21-December-2014. We hope you will check them out and add them to your collection.
[vi] We hope to promote the music of this famous British band, T-Rex, sometime within the next five years.
[vii] We began promoting the music of the Steve Miller Band beginning on Wednesday, 27-July-2011 through Wednesday, 24-August-2011 and then did a second stint on Sunday, 20-April-2014. We hope you will check the music of this amazing San Francisco, California, acid-rock blues band.
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