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TODAY IN HISTORY—MAY 03, 2020:
U.S. Secretary of War James McHenry; U.S. Senator Jim Risch; Ten Years After featuring Joe Gooch, and the Troggs featuring Peter Staples:
- 1455: Spanish Jews begin an exodus out of Spain.
- 1494: Christopher Columbus discovers the island of Jamaica; he calls it “St. Iago.”
- 1515: In the Persian Gulf, a Portuguese fleet occupies Hormuz.
- 1791: Poland adopted a national constitution.
- 1802: Washington, D.C. underwent incorporation as a city on this date in history.
- 1816: In Baltimore, Maryland, the 3rdS. Secretary of War James McHenry, died. A Federalist, he served under Presidents George Washington, and John Adams from 01-27-1796 to 05-13-1800.
- 1845: The first black lawyer in the United States, Macon B. Allen, wins admittance to the bar.
- 1846: A Mexican army surrounds the Alamo in preparation of storming it and capturing or killing its American defenders.
- 1861: President Abraham Lincoln calls for 42,000 volunteers for the U.S. Army and another 18,000 seamen and Marines.
- 1863: During the American Civil War, the Battle of Chancellorsville takes place – a beaten Union Army withdraws from the battlefield.
- 1913: Clorox had its beginnings as five entrepreneurs agreed to set up a liquid bleach factory in Oakland, California. Elsewhere, playwright William Inge was born in Independence, Kansas.
- 1916: The British executed Irish nationalists Padraic Pearse, Thomas Clarke, and Thomas MacDonagh by firing squad for their part in the Easter Rising. Thirteen others also went to the firing squad for their part in the aborted uprising.
- 1921: West Virginia imposes the first state sales tax.
- 1926: Nine months after leaving the Central American nation of Nicaragua, U.S. Marines return and remain in country until 1933 to ensure peace.
- 1927: Francis E.J. Wilde of Meadowmere Park, N.Y., patented the electric sign flasher on this date.
- 1933: Nellie T. Ross became the first female director of the U.S. Mint.
- 1937: Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for “Gone with the Wind.”
- 1938: The Vatican recognizes the Spanish government of Generalissimo Francisco Franco.
- 1942: The Nazis require all Dutch Jews to wear the yellow Star of David.
- 1943: Pulitzer Prizes were awarded to Thornton Wilder for his play, “The Skin of our Teeth” and Upton Sinclair for “Dragon’s Teeth.” Meanwhile, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, future U.S. Senator Jim Risch is born. A Republican, he would represent Idaho, entering on January 03, 2009.
- 1944: Meat-rationing ends in the U.S. during World War II. Meanwhile, in England, future bassist with the rock band, the Troggs[i]—Peter Staples—is born.
- 1945: U.S. authorities make a big seizure in Germany during World War II, coming up with German physicist, Werner Heisenberg.
- 1947: After being a fascist nation for several decades, Japan forms a new constitutional democracy on this date.
- 1948: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks or members of other racial groups were legally unenforceable.
- 1952: For the first time, CBS televised the Kentucky Derby nationally; the winner was Hill Gail. Elsewhere, for the first time in history, an airplane landed at the geographic North Pole.
- 1970: In the 24th NBA Finals, the New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 3.
- 1971: The National Public Radio program, “All Things Considered” made its debut. Meanwhile, Erich Honecker succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader.
- 1973: Construction workers topped Chicago’s 110-story Sears Tower (now the Willis Tower) after two years of construction, which made it the world’s tallest building for the next 25 years.
- 1977: The guitarist who would take the place of famed guitarist, Alvin Lee in the British rock band, Ten Years After[ii]—Joe Gooch—is born on this date. He would perform with the band from 2004 to 2014.
- 1978: A marketing executive for the Digital Equipment Corporation of Maynard, Massachusetts, Gary Thuerk, created spam email on this date as he transmitted an unsolicited sales pitch for a new line of computers to 400 prospective customers on ARPANET, a precursor to the Internet; the stunt generated some business as well as complaints.
- 1979: Fellow Conservative Party members chose their leader Margaret Thatcher to become Britain’s first female prime minister as the Tories ousted the incumbent Labor government in parliamentary elections.
- 1984: Michael Dell founded Dell Computer Corp., while a student at the University of Texas in Austin.
- 1986: In NASA’s first post-Challenger launch, an unmanned Delta rocket lost power in its main engine shortly after liftoff, forcing safety officers to destroy it by remote control.
- 1988: The White House acknowledged that first lady Nancy Reagan had used astrological advice to help schedule her husband’s activities.
- 1992: Five days of rioting and looting ended in Los Angeles. The riots, in which 53 people died, began after the acquittal of the cops in the beating of motorist Rodney King.
- 1999: Some 70 tornadoes roared across Oklahoma and Kansas, killing 46 people and injuring hundreds.
- 2004: The U.S. military said it had reprimanded seven officers in the abuse of inmates at Baghdad’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison, the first known punishments in the case; two of the officers were relieved of their duties. Meanwhile, former postmaster general Marvin Runyon died in Nashville at age 79.
- 2008: Big Brown won the Kentucky Derby by 4.75 lengths. (Filly Eight Belles finished second and then broke both front ankles, forcing her handlers to euthanize her on the track).
- 2010: United and Continental airlines announce that the two American companies will merge, creating the world’s largest airline.
- 2011: In Yafran, Libya, thousands risk potential death and starvation after Muammar Gaddafi’s forces shut off water and block food supplies.
- 2013: Caterpillar, a heavy construction equipment manufacturer, announces plans to lay off 300 additional employees at its Decatur, Illinois facility by July 2013.
- 2014: According to Brainy History, Donald Sterling, L.A. Clippers owner, suffers lifetime banishment after reports of his racist comments; the NBA announces that it will choose a brand-new CEO and other team owners are encouraged to pressure Sterling into selling; many parties have already expressed interest.
- 2015: According to Brainy History, aid workers announce that they cannot get aid to people suffering from the recent Nepal earthquake due to runway damage at the country’s main airport in Kathmandu, requiring airport closure to large jets; the death toll from the disaster has risen to over 7,000.
- 2016: Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Republican, suspends his campaign for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination on this date.
- 2018: On this date, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences votes to expel two perverts, Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski.
- 2020 Sunday: Today, global confirmed cases of ‘communist China’s gift to the world,’ COVID-19, aka the Kung Flu, stand at 3,506,729; confirmed deaths stand at 247,470, and recovered cases stand at 1,125,236. In the United States, confirmed cases are 1,183,633; confirmed deaths rest at 68,276; and confirmed recoveries are 153,204. Cases in China? Not going to share them because they never change; such is communism. Anyhow, President Donald J. Trump does a digital town hall from the Lincoln Memorial with Fox News Channel. Of course, his Democrat enemies blast him for ‘doing it there.’ “Anywhere else other than the Lincoln Memorial” is what they cry and whine but anywhere Trump would have done it would have met the exact same criticisms.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0088 a 40” x 60” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Serenity.” 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)
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[i] We began promoting the music of the Troggs on Monday, 06-January-2020 and then Google Blogger slammed the door shut on us. Go figure. We hope to return to presenting the music of the greatest bands in the world one day so please, remain vigilant for the day that we do.
[ii] We began promoting the music of this legendary British blues-rock band, Ten Years After, beginning on Tuesday, 01-March-2011 through Thursday, 24-March-2011. We hope you will check them out because their music is as important today as it was 50 years ago. Their performance at Woodstock in 1969 made them megastars.
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