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TODAY IN HISTORY—MAY 04, 2020:
Kent State Shooting Remembrance (Ohio) and Rhode Island Independence Day (Rhode Island)
U.S. Secretary of War Samuel Dexter; U.S. Senator Doug Jones; Yugoslavian leader Marshal Josip Broz Tito; Hole featuring Courtney Love, It’s a Beautiful Day featuring David LaFlamme, the Jackson Five featuring Jackie Jackson, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band featuring Paul Butterfield, Spirit featuring Ed Cassidy, and The Troggs featuring Ronnie Bond:
- 1493: Spanish Pope Alexander VI divides America between Spain and
- 1256: Fellow monks establish the Augustinian monastic order on this date.
- 1626: Dutch explorer Peter Minuit landed on present-day Manhattan Island. Native Americans later sold the island (20,000 acres) for $24 in cloth and buttons.
- 1715: A French manufacturer debuted the first folding umbrella.
- 1728: George Frederick Handel’s opera “Tolomeo, re di Egitto” premiered in London, England, on this date.
- 1776: Rhode Island declared its freedom from England two months before the Declaration of Independence.
- 1805: Henry C. Overing bought 80 acres of Throggs Neck in the Bronx.
- 1814: King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decree of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism.
- 1816: In Boston, Massachusetts, the fourth U.S. Secretary of War Samuel Dexter, died. A Federalist, he served under President John Adams from 01-01-1801 to 05-13-1801.
- 1839: The Cunard Steamship Company Ltd. forms on this date, the company that would eventually launch the HMS Titanic.
- 1843: Great Britain annexes the Natal.
- 1851: The first major fire in San Francisco, California, occurs on this date.
- 1862: After a month-long siege, Union forces prepared to unleash a massive bombardment against Confederate troops at Yorktown, Virginia, only to discover the Confederates had slipped away during the night.
- 1863: With the retreat of the Union army, the Civil War Battle of Chancellorsville ended.
- 1864: General Ulysses S. Grant’s Union Army attacks Robert E. Lee’s Confederates at Rappahannock.
- 1869: The naval battle of Hakodate takes place in Japan.
- 1886: At Haymarket Square in Chicago, a labor demonstration for an 8-hour workday turned into a deadly riot when a bomb exploded. Elsewhere, Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter patented the gramophone, which was the world’s first practical phonograph.
- 1888: Spain and Italy sign a military covenant.
- 1893: Cowboy Bob Pickett invents ‘bulldogging.’
- 1896: At Cripple Creek, Colorado, a grease fire ignites one-half ton of TNT. Needless to say, the resulting carnage is catastrophic.
- 1897: Fire in the Paris bazaar at Rue jean Goujon kills 200 people.
- 1904: The United States took over construction on the Panama Canal.
- 1915: Local citizens found the city of Tel Aviv on this date.
- 1915: During World War I, Italy drops out of the Triple Alliance with which it had allied itself with the Central Powers of Austro-Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Germany.
- 1916: Responding to a demand from President Woodrow Wilson, Germany agreed to limit its resumed unrestricted submarine warfare the following year.
- 1923: Ed Cassidy, famed percussionist with 1960’s-to-1990’s Los Angeles, California, psychedelic band Spirit[i], was born on today’s date. His companion in the band was his stepson Randy California; one of the most gifted guitarists in the world. Meanwhile in Vienna, bloody street battles between communists, Nazis, and the police unfold.
- 1925: In Geneva, an international conference commenced in which the eventual signatories pledged to not use chemical and biological weapons in war; the Geneva Protocol underwent signing on June 17, 1925 and went into force in 1928.
- 1931: Mustafa Kemal Pasja becomes Turkish president.
- 1932: Mobster Al Capone, convicted of federal income tax evasion, entered the federal penitentiary in Atlanta; later, federal authorities transferred the mobster to Alcatraz Island.
- 1940: Ronnie Bond—future drummer with the British rock band, the Troggs[ii]—was born in Great Britain on this date.
- 1941: David LaFlamme, violinist and vocalist with the Bay Area band, It’s a Beautiful Day[iii], was born on this date in history.
- 1942: The Battle of the Coral Sea, the first naval clash fought entirely with carrier aircraft, began in the Pacific during World War II. Historians considered the outcome a tactical victory for Imperial Japan, but ultimately a strategic victory for the Allies.
- 1945: German troops in the Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway surrender to the Allies as World War II in Europe approaches an end.
- 1951: Future member of the famed soul-pop group, the Jackson Five[iv] (backing and lead vocals 1962-1989 / 2001 / 2012-present)—Jackie Jackson—is born in Gary, Indiana, on this date.
- 1954: In Fairfield, Alabama, future U.S. Senator Doug Jones, Democrat, is born. He would win a special election to fill the seat of Sen. Jeff Sessions who stepped up to become the first attorney-general in the new Trump administration. His GOP opponent in the election- Judge Roy Moore- the Democrats managed to destroy through vilification of his character.
- 1959: The first Grammy Awards ceremony occurred at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Domenico Modugno won Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)”; Henry Mancini won Album of the Year for “The Music from Peter Gunn.”
- 1961: The first group of “Freedom Riders” left Washington, D.C., to challenge racial segregation on interstate busses and in bus terminals.
- 1965: San Francisco Giants’ slugger Willie Mays hits his 512th homerun, breaking Mel Ott’s National League record of 511 homeruns.
- 1969: Stanley Cup: the Montreal Canadiens sweep the St. Louis Blues in 4 games.
- 1970: Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire during an anti-war protest at Kent State University, killing four students and wounding nine others. Elsewhere, Premier Kosygin affirms existence Russian military advisors in Egypt.
- 1976: The rock band Kiss[v], performs its first concert.
- 1980: In Ljubljana, Slovenia, Marshal Josip Broz Tito, president of Yugoslavia, died three days before his 88th
- 1982: During the Falklands Islands (Las Malvinas) War, an Argentine Exocet missile hits the HMS Sheffield, a British destroyer, killing at least 20 and wounding numerous others.
- 1987: Famed rock and roll blues guitarist Paul Butterfield[vi] lost his battle with opiate addiction on this date and passed away. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was one of the big name shows of the 1960s and early 1970s and their performance at Woodstock in 1969 was legendary as concert performances go. Please, seek out their albums and add them to your collection.
- 1990: Angela Bowie reveals that Mick Jagger and husband, David, once had an affair. It is what it is, folks.
- 1994: A jury clears rocker Courtney Love of drug charges. Love is the widow of Nirvana[vii] front man, Kurt Cobain.
- 1998: In Sacramento, a federal judged handed Unabomber Ted Kaczynski four life sentences PLUS 30 years under a plea agreement that spared him the death penalty. Put the bum to death and be done with him!
- 2006: A federal judge sentenced Zacarias Moussaoui to life in prison for his role in the 9/11 attacks, telling the convicted terrorist, “You will die with a whimper.”
- 2007: An EF-5 tornado destroys the town of Greensburg, Kansas.
- 2010: An auction at Christie’s in New York sets a record for the most expensive work of art sold at auction when it sells Pablo Picasso’s ‘Nude, Green Leaves and Bust’ for $106 million.
- 2011: S. President Barack Obama chooses not release photos of Osama bin Laden following his death; however, the Reuters News Agency released photos taken at the Abbottabad compound later, which drew howls of protests from offended Muslims.
- 2012: In the charming Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo, authorities discover 9 bodies hanging from a bridge and the corpses of 14 others who underwent beheading in a drug cartel war.
- 2013: American boxer Floyd Mayweather defeats Robert Guerrero and retains his WBC Welterweight title in a unanimous decision. Meanwhile, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, a roadside bomb kills 5 U.S. soldiers and wounds several others. F**king savages. Elsewhere, in the Syrian town of Baniyas, government troops kill 77 civilians and wound quite a few others.
- 2014: According to Brainy History, union backers and California legislators are seeking to raise the state’s minimum wage to $13 per hour; Governor Jerry Brown ratified a law only 8 months ago to raise the wage to $10 an hour by 2016. Meanwhile, eight acrobats were injured, most of them seriously, when a carabiner clip broke during an aerial hair-hanging stunt, sending the women plummeting to the ground during a Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus show in Providence, Rhode Island.
- 2015: Brainy History reports the human trafficking crisis continues in the Mediterranean, as rescuers save approximately 7,000 migrants from 34 vessels intercepted over the last few days.
- 2016: Once-sane Republican congressman and ex-governor John Kasich (and ultimate Trump-hater) bows out of the running for the GOP presidential nomination. Good riddance.
- 2017: American economist William J. Baumol dies at the ripe old age of 95. He was the creator of Baumol’s Cost Disease, aka the Baumol Effect, an economic theory, one that conflicts with classical economic theories.
- 2018: Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols got his 3,000th hit, reaching the mark with a broken bat single against the Seattle Mariners. Meanwhile, California overtakes Great Britain to become the fifth largest economy in the world.
- 2019: At T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mexican middleweight boxer Canelo Alvarez unifies three middleweight titles as he wins a close fight and unanimous decision over American boxer Daniel Jacobs.
- 2020 Monday: Well, it keeps getting better: we now know we have “Murder Hornets” in the Pacific Northwest. Although some claim Japan is their homeland, experts now tell us it is communist China where these monstrous insects call home. Coincidence? You are the judge. COVID-19 Wuhan Virus Crisis update: confirmed cases around the world: 3,582,469, confirmed deaths are 251,365, but confirmed recoveries are 1,162,563 so things are looking better. As for the United States, confirmed cases are 1,201,101, confirmed deaths are 69,579, and confirmed recoveries are 159,789. In Hawaii, we have 621 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths but 548 confirmed recoveries. Yet, in the Islands, we live under the authoritarianism of Governor David Ige. Colleagues in California report 55,657 confirmed cases, 2,254 confirmed deaths and NO- we repeat- NO numbers for confirmed recoveries. What are you hiding, Gov. Gavin Newsom? Colleagues up in Washington state report 15,462 confirmed cases what with confirmed deaths at 841 and- like California- NO recovery confirmation numbers. Gov. Jay Inslee, what are YOU hiding (asks Chef Vladimir?)
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0089 a 48” x 72” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Up, Up, and Away.” 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 album Pink Floyd released- “Wish You Were Here”- came out on September 12, 1975. This album was the follow up to “Dark Side of the Moon” and lived up to expectations and then some. The band remained the same: Roger Waters (bass/vocals), David Gilmour (guitars/vocals), Nicky Mason (drums/percussion), and Richard Wright (keyboards/vocals) as well as some supporting musicians to increase the sound and the vocal range. At the time, reviews were mixed, which is always amazing, but back in those days, rock media somewhat resembled the fake news media of today in that they blistered almost every release by a top band and then some. Sad thing is this: critics can only criticize while performers perform. This is one of the all-time great albums of the day which is why we hope everyone will seek it out and add it to their growing collection of nothing but the absolute best in rock music. You will be glad you did.
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[i] We promoted the music of the great California rock band, Spirit- and the music of its members- beginning on Monday, 18-June-2012 through Friday, 10-August-2012. We hope you will seek this band out and add it to your growing collection of top-quality rock music. We began promoting the music of Spirit and of Randy California beginning on Monday, 18-June-2012 through Friday, 10-August-2012. Please seek them out and consider adding their music to your collection.
[ii] We began promoting the music of the Troggs on Monday, 06-January-2020 through Tuesday, 04-February-2020. We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your collection as they are astounding.
[iii] We promoted the music of It’s a Beautiful Day beginning on Thursday, 25-August-2011 through Monday, 29-August-2011 and a second round on Tuesday, 04-February-2014 through Wednesday, 05-February-2014. Please seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.
[iv] We expect to present the music of the Jackson Five and Michael Jackson sometime in 2025-2026 so please stay tuned for future developments.
[v] We hope to present the music of KISS sometime in the late 2020s.
[vi] We hope to share the music of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band as well as Al Kooper sometime in the next 10-15 years. We hope you will remain with us as loyal readers.
[vii] We hope to share the music of Nirvana with the world within the next decade or so when we will do a series of Grunge Rock bands.
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