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TODAY IN HISTORY—MAY 06, 2020:
National Nurses Day
Associate Supreme Court Justice William Strong; U.S. Secretary of State Philander C. Knox; U.S. Secretary of War William Crowninshield Endicott; U.S. Senator Richard Shelby; WBA Heavyweight Champion Jimmy Ellis; Average White Band featuring Robbie McIntosh the Bee Gees, Elton John (band) featuring Davey Johnstone, and Michael Jackson:
- 1527: The Renaissance ends as Spanish and German troops sack Rome in an orgy of looting, murder, and rape.
- 1529: At the Battle of Gogra, the Mongol Emperor Babur beats the combined Afghan and Bengal armies.
- 1757: During the Seven Years’ War, Prussian troops under King Frederick II forced Austrian soldiers to retreat in the Battle of Prague, but ultimately failed to capture the city.
- 1787: The first Black Masonic Lodge, African #459, forms at Prince Hall in Boston, Massachusetts.
- 1808: Future 40th Associate Supreme Court Justice William Strong, first a Democrat and then a Republican (served: 02-18-1870 to 12-14-1880), is born in Somers, Connecticut, on this date.
- 1835: James Gordon Bennett published the “New York Herald” for the first time.
- 1840: Britain’s first adhesive postage stamp, the Penny Black, officially went into circulation five days after its introduction.
- 1851: Linus Yale patented the clock-type lock on this date.
- 1853: In Brownsville, Pa., future 40thS. Secretary of State Philander C. Knox is born. A Republican, he would serve under President William Howard Taft / served from 03-06-1909 to 03-05-1913.
- 1861: Confederate President Jefferson Davis approves war between the Confederate States of America and the United States of America. Meanwhile, Arkansas and Tennessee become the eighth and ninth states to secede from the U.S.
- 1863: The Civil War Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia ended with a Confederate victory over Union forces.
- 1864: General William T. Sherman and his troops begin the drive on Atlanta, Georgia.
- 1877: Crazy Horse surrenders to U.S. troops in Nebraska.
- 1882: President Chester Alan Arthur, Republican, signed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which barred immigrants from China to the United States for 10 years took place on this date in history; however, Arthur had opposed an earlier version of the bill, which barred Chinese immigrants for 20 years.
- 1889: The Eiffel Tower officially opens to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris. The exposition also featured the first automobile in Paris, the Mercedes-Benz.
- 1890: The Mormon Church renounces polygamy. (Tell that to Warren Jeffs and his group…)
- 1900: In Boston, Massachusetts, the 36thS. Secretary of War William Crowninshield Endicott died at age 73. A Democrat, he served under President Grover Cleveland from 03-05-1885 to 03-05-1889.
- 1903: In Major League Baseball in a game against the Detroit Tigers, the Chicago White Sox commit a record 12 errors.
- 1910: Britain’s Edwardian Era ended with the death of King Edward VII; George V. succeeded him.
- 1915: While playing for the Boston Red Sox, Babe Ruth hit his first major league home run on this date.
- 1916: During World War I in the African Theater, Belgium troops march into Kigali, German East Africa.
- 1919: In the aftermath of the First World War, the Paris Peace Conference disposes of Germany’s overseas empire; German East Africa goes to Britain and France while German Southwest Africa goes to South Africa.
- 1934: In Birmingham, Alabama, future Republican Senator Richard Shelby is born. He would enter the U.S. Senate on January 01, 1987 and remains there to this day.
- 1935: The Works Progress Administration began operating under an executive order signed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
- 1937: The hydrogen-filled German airship, the Hindenburg, burned and crashed in Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 35 of the 97 people aboard and a Navy crewmember on the ground.
- 1940: Author John Steinbeck receives the Pulitzer Prize for the novel, “The Grapes of Wrath.”
- 1941: In the USSR, Josef Stalin becomes the Soviet premier, replacing Vyacheslav M. Molotov. Elsewhere, at California’s March Field, Bob Hope performs his first USO show before an audience of servicemen.
- 1942: During World War II, some 15,000 American and Filipino troops on Corregidor surrendered to Japanese forces.
- 1943: During World War II, the British 8th Army opens an assault on Axis-held Tunis.
- 1945: As the war in Europe sputtered to its end, Nazi broadcaster Axis Sally made her final broadcast to Allied troops before fleeing.
- 1946: The New York Yankees became the first major league baseball team to travel by airplane.
- 1950: Future drummer with the Average White Band[i] (1972-74), Robbie McIntosh, is born in Dundee, Scotland, on this date.
- 1951: Future longtime guitarist with the Elton John[ii] band, Davey Johnstone, is born in Scotland on this date.
- 1954: Medical student Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile during a track meet in Oxford, England, in 3:59.4.
- 1957: U.S. Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy won the Pulitzer Prize for his book, “Profiles in Courage.”
- 1959: Art dealers sold the Picasso painting of a Dutch girl for $154,000 in London. At the time, it was the highest price any living painter ever received for an original artwork.
- 1960: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1960.
- 1962: In the first test of its kind, the submerged submarine USS Ethan Allen fired a Polaris missile armed with a nuclear warhead that detonated above the Pacific Ocean.
- 1968: French student protesters and police clashed outside the Sorbonne in Paris, resulting in hundreds of arrests and injuries.
- 1974: West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigned after one of his aides was exposed as an East German spy.
- 1975: Heavyweight former WBA champion ends his professional career on a high note by beating Carl Baker at 2:48 of the first round of a 10 round bout. His record improved to 40-12-1. The fight occurred at Sports Stadium in Orlando, Fla.
- 1981: The U.S. expels ALL Libyan diplomats. Meanwhile, a jury of international architects and sculptors unanimously selected the entry of Maya Ying Lin for the design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
- 1987: Colorado Senator Gary Hart, who dared the press to catch him in an affair, suffers reporters catching him with his girlfriend, Donna Rice, and denies it. This will cost him his shot at the Democratic presidential nomination.
- 1992: Former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev delivered a speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where Winston Churchill one spoke of the “Iron Curtain”; Gorbachev said the world was still divided between North and South, rich and poor.
- 1994: In South Africa, Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress become the winners of the presidential elections. Meanwhile, Lennox Lewis scores a TKO over Phil Jackson in the 8th round of their heavyweight title fight. Finally, former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones filed suit against President Bill Clinton, alleging he had sexually harassed her in 1991. Jones reached a settlement with Clinton in November 1998. What’s more, a rail tunnel under the English Channel officially opens, connecting Britain and the European mainland for the first time since the last Ice Age.
- 1997: In the NHL, the Hartford Whalers become the Carolina Hurricanes. Meanwhile, the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame inducts Michael Jackson[iii] and the Bee Gees[iv]. Elsewhere, four health care companies agreed to a settlement of $600 million to hemophiliacs who had contracted AIDS from tainted blood between the years of 1978-1985.
- 2001: During a trip to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to enter a mosque. Elsewhere, the parents of Chandra Levy reported her missing to police in Washington, DC. Searchers later discovered the intern’s body on May 22, 2002, in Rock Creek Park.
- 2002: “Spider Man” became the first movie to earn more than $100 million in its first weekend.
- 2007: In France, Nicolas Sarkozy wins the presidential election.
- 2011: Al Qaida confirms the death of its leader, Osama bin Laden, and threatens revenge.
- 2012: In the second round of the French presidential election, Francois Hollande is confirmed the winner. In so doing, he becomes the 24th president of the nation.
- 2013: Kidnap-rape victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight, who went missing separately about a decade earlier while in their teens or early 20s, underwent rescue from a house just south of downtown Cleveland. (Their captor, Ariel Castro, hanged himself in prison in September 2013 at the beginning of a life sentence plus 1,000 years. Meanwhile, Wal-Mart’s earnings surpass that of Exxon Mobil, becoming the largest company by revenue on the Fortune 500 list. Finally, the U.S. Senate passes a bill that will allow the federal government to collect taxes on online sales.
- 2014: Former heavyweight boxer, Jimmy Ellis, died in Louisville, Kentucky, on this date at age 74. During his career, he fought 53 professional bouts, notching up 40 wins (24 by KO), 12 losses, and one draw. His career began on 19-April-1965 through 06-May-1975. For a brief period, he owned the WBA heavyweight title. Elsewhere, according to Brainy History, Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce company, files plans for a U.S. IPO. Financial experts expect the offering to be one of the largest in the U.S. and may raise more funding than the Facebook IPO may in 2012. Finally, the leader of Boko Haram- Abubakar Shekau- releases a video, nearly an hour in length, in which, he brags about kidnapping loads of Nigerian schoolgirls even though outraged liberals like First Lady Michelle Obama furiously tweet out tweets with the hashtag ‘Bring Back Our Girls.’ Oh, gee- absolutely scary.
- 2015: Also, according to Brainy History, in response to terrorist dangers such as the January shootings at French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo, the French National Assembly passes a law to expand the government’s surveillance powers; critics warn that the act will violate civil liberties.
- 2017: In exchange for numerous Boko Haram suspects in custody, the Islamic terror groups releases 84 of their kidnapped schoolgirls. Meanwhile, France bans fashion models that are little more than human scarecrows and demands labeling of digital image enhancement of all models so sensitive schmucks aren’t body shamed.
- 2018: The number of homes destroyed by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano reached 26, as scientists reported lava spewing more than 200 feet into the air.
- 2019: Surprisingly, Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah- after ‘global condemnation’- lifts the death penalty for gay sex and for adulterers. (But you still can’t do it…or else).
- 2020 Wednesday: Word comes out today that Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York is going to hit every out-of-state medical professional who answered his call to come help the Empire State through its (self-imposed) COVID-19 Wuhan Virus Crisis with state income taxes. Currently, there are 3,755,341 confirmed cases of Kung Flu worldwide, 263,831 confirmed deaths, and 1,245,415 confirmed recoveries. Thank you, communist China. In the United States, we have 1,259,604 confirmed cases of the Wuhan Flu, 74,577 confirmed deaths, and 170,859 confirmed recoveries. In California, we have 59,698 confirmed cases and 2,439 confirmed deaths but no mention of recoveries. In Hawaii, we have 626 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 588 confirmed recoveries while in Washington state, there are 15,905 confirmed cases and 870 confirmed deaths but like California, no mention of confirmed recoveries. Curious. Meanwhile, communist China claims 88,423 confirmed cases of the Wuhan Flu, 4,633 confirmed deaths and 81,785 confirmed recoveries. Got to love their honesty (joke).
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0091 an 8” x 10” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Palo Verde Blossoms.” 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:
During free time from the constant recording and touring of Pink Floyd, guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour, found time to record and release his first solo album, “David Gilmour.” The album came out on May 25, 1978 and besides the artist featured a sparse lineup to give him the individualistic sound for which he was searching, wanting to ‘introduce himself’ to the world. Fans of the parent band always claim that Gilmour lacks the ‘creativity’ of his bandmate Roger Waters but here, he demonstrates that that is but a fallacy and something no sane lover of rock music would ever believe. We hope you will seek it out and consider adding it to your collection- you will love it.
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[i] Not sure when we will promote the music of the Average White Band but hope to do it at some point within the next 25 years. Stick with us as you will be among the first to know.
[ii] We will be presenting Elton John’s music at some point.
[iii] We project to present music by the Jackson Five and Michael Jackson sometime in 2026.
[iv] We hope to promote the music of the Bee Gees within the next 3-4 years.
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