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TODAY IN HISTORY—MAY 07, 2020:
National Day of Prayer
Associate Supreme Court Justice Salmon P. Chase; U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert A. Lovett; heavyweight boxer Randall “Tex” Cobb; Argentine First Lady Eva “Evita” Perón; Yugoslavian President Josip Broz Tito; the Grateful Dead featuring Billy Kreutzmann, the Jefferson Starship featuring Prairie Prince, the Joe Cocker (band) featuring Alan Spenner, the Keef Hartley Band featuring Pete Wingfield, Pacific Gas & Electric featuring Charlie Allen:
- A.D. 558: The original main dome of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople completely collapsed during an earthquake; Emperor Justinian I ordered it to be rebuilt.
- 1274: The Second Council of Lyons opened in France to regulate the election of the pope.
- 1355: Count Henry of Trastamara, Spain, kills 1,200 Jews of Toledo.
- 1700: William Penn begins monthly meetings with blacks advocating emancipation.
- 1727: Catherine I, empress of Russia, expels the Jews from the Ukraine.
- 1763: Indian chief Pontiac, chief of the Ottawa Indians, launched an all-out war on the British by attempting to lead a sneak attack against Fort Detroit, but the attack ended in failure as someone finked to the Brits that they were coming.
- 1789: The first inaugural ball was held in New York in honor of the nation’s first President, George Washington, and his First Lady, Martha.
- 1800: The Congress of the United States divided the Northwest Territory into parts on this date. The western part became the Indiana Territory while the eastern section remained the Northwest Territory.
- 1824: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, had its premiere in Vienna, Austria.
- 1832: Greece becomes an independent republic.
- 1840: Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born in Votkinsk, Russia.
- 1847: The American Medical Association is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1861: In Knoxville, Tennessee, rioting breaks out between those favoring secession from the Union and pro-Union supporters.
- 1864: The Civil War Battle of the Wilderness ends; losses for the Federals are 17,666 and for the Confederacy, 7,500.
- 1866: German Premier Otto von Bismarck is seriously wounded in an assassination attempt.
- 1873: The 39thS. Supreme Court Justice and 6th Chief Justice- Salmon P. Chase- passed away in New York City on this date. President Abraham Lincoln nominated him to fill the seat of Roger B. Taney. He served 12-15-1864 to 05-07-1873 (he died in office) and was a member of numerous political parties- Whig; Liberty; Free Soil; Republican; and Democratic.
- 1892: Future Yugoslavian leader, Josip Broz Tito, is born in Kumrovec, Croatia, on this date. During World War II, he would lead partisans against the Axis troops in his country and in the postwar, his brand of communism would chart its own course, banishing the Soviet Union from having any say in its politics.
- 1912: Columbia University OK’d final plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories. Elsewhere, the first airplane equipped with a machine gun flew over College Park, Md.
- 1914: President Woodrow Wilson’s daughter, Eleanor, marries William Gibbs McAdoo in the White House.
- 1915: Nearly 1,200 people died—including 128 Americans–when a German torpedo sank the British liner HMS Lusitania off the coast of Ireland. However, in the United States, public reaction to both the sinking and the loss of life turns many German sympathizers against the Kaiser’s Germany.
- 1919: In Los Toldos, Argentina, future Argentine First Lady Eva “Evita” Perón, is born.
- 1926: A U.S. report released on this date showed that one-third of all exports were engine motors.
- 1928: The minimum voting age for British women was lowered from 30 to 21—the same age as men.
- 1939: Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy announce the Rome-Berlin Axis, a pact allying the two states to one another. The Empire of Japan would join later.
- 1940: By a vote of 477-3 in the House of Commons, Winston Churchill becomes the prime minister of Great Britain.
- 1942: U.S. Army General Jonathan Wainwright went on a Manila radio station to announce the Allied surrender of the Philippines to Japanese forces during World War II. Elsewhere, in the World War II Battle of the Coral Sea, carrier-borne U.S. Navy warplanes attack and sink the Japanese aircraft carrier, Shoho, the battle marks the first time in naval history that two enemy fleets fight without visual contact between warring ships.
- 1943: The Allies conquered the last two major Axis strongpoints—Tunis and Bizerte—on this date.
- 1944: The Nazis launch an assault on Josip Broz Tito’s Partisan hideout at Drvar, Bosnia; Tito gets away.
- 1945: Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims, France, ending its role as a belligerent in World War II. Elsewhere, baseball owner Branch Rickey announced the organization of the United States Negro Baseball League in which, there were six teams.
- 1946: Billy Kreutzmann, drummer for the Grateful Dead[i] throughout its career, was born on this date. He played with other bands such as the Other Ones and with other members of the Dead on solo projects and was once the love interest of famed blues singer, Janis Joplin[ii]. Elsewhere, Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corp. underwent founding on this date. The company later renamed itself to Sony.
- 1948: Future keyboardist/vocalist, Pete Wingfield, with the British rock band, the Keef Hartley Band[iii], is born on this date as is Alan Spenner, future bassist with several bands, including the Joe Cocker[iv]
- 1950: Future heavyweight boxer, Randall “Tex” Cobb, is born in Bridge City, Texas on this date. His professional record would stand at 51 fights, 42 wins (35 KO), 7 losses (1 by KO), 1 draw, and 1 no contest.
- 1951: The International Olympic Committee said that the Soviet Union could participate in the 1952 Olympic Games.
- 1954: The 55-day Battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam ended with the Viet Minh—the communists—overrunning French forces. Meanwhile, the U.S., Great Britain, and France reject USSR membership in NATO.
- 1955: The West European Union begins formation.
- 1956: During a battle at Oran, Algeria, 300 lose their lives in fighting between the French and Islamists.
- 1957: Future drummer Prairie Prince, who played with numerous bands but with the Jefferson Starship[v] from 1992-2002, is born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on this date.
- 1960: Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announced that his nation has the pilot of the U-2 spy plane his nation shot down a day or two before and holds Gary Powers, the pilot, as a POW. Meanwhile, Leonid Brezhnev became the president of the Soviet Union, second only to Khrushchev.
- 1963: The United States launched the Telstar 2 communications satellite.
- 1975: President Gerald R. Ford formally declared an end to the “Vietnam Era.” In Ho Chi Minh City—formally Saigon—the Viet Cong celebrated its takeover.
- 1980: Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito receives a state burial; his death would begin the disintegration of the nation.
- 1984: The federal government announced a $180 million out-of-court settlement in the Agent Orange class-action suit brought by Vietnam veterans who claimed they had suffered injury from exposure to the defoliant while serving in the armed forces.
- 1986: In Locust Valley, N.Y., the former fourth U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert A. Lovett, died at age 90. A Republican, he served under Democratic President Harry S. Truman from 09-17-1951 to 01-20-1953.
- 1990: Charlie Allen- famed vocalist with the 1960s boogie rock band, Pacific Gas & Electric[vi]– passed away on this date. The band was mix-race and damned provocative back in the 1960s and 1970s when they were touring the Deep South. Allen was black and the rest of the band was white and it used to cause riots and the like.
- 1992: The latest addition to America’s space shuttle fleet, Endeavour, went on its first flight. Meanwhile, a 203-year-old proposed constitutional amendment barring the U.S. Congress from giving itself a midterm pay raise underwent ratification as the 27th Amendment to the Constitution.
- 1994: The most famous painting in Norway— “The Scream” by Edvard Munch (muhnk)—was recovered almost three months after it had been stolen from an Oslo museum.
- 1995: In the French presidential elections, Jacques Chirac wins the election.
- 1997: A report released by the U.S. government said that Switzerland provided Nazi Germany with equipment and credit during World War II. Germany exchanged for gold what had been plundered or stolen. Switzerland did not comply with postwar agreements to return the gold.
- 1999: A jury ruled that “The Jenny Jones Show” and Warner Bros. were liable in the shooting death of Scott Amendure. Another guest on the show, Jonathan Schmitz, later shot and killed him and the jury’s award was $25 million. This is the story in which Schmitz went on the show and Jenny Jones told him he had a ‘secret admirer’ or some such nonsense so when they brought out Amendure, another man, the man who later killed him was embarrassed in front of the entire world.
- 2008: On this day, Vladimir Putin’s stooge, Dmitri Medvedev takes the oath of office as the third president of the Russian Federation.
- 2012: Vladimir Putin is sworn in for his third six-year term as Russian president.
- 2013: Brainy History says, ‘a new study reports that all Europeans are related to a small group of ancestors dating back only 1,000 years; researchers believe it’s likely that everyone in the world is related over the past few thousand years.’ Meanwhile, members of the ‘religion of peace’ Islam- Boko Haram carry out a terror attack in Nigeria that kills at least 55 people and wounds numerous others.
- 2014: Brainy History reports that the London police force begins a pilot program using body cameras to record behavior and document evidence during responses to incidents.
- 2015: It appears that the NFL has implicated New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in ‘Deflate-Gate.” This is the scandal in which, both the Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens claimed the famed quarterback used footballs in playoff games that were under pressure, making them easier for Brady to handle. His father, Tom Brady, Sr., claims it is all a ‘frame.’
- 2017: Emanuel Macron beats Marine Le Pen, president of France’s National Front Party to become president of France.
- 2018: Russian President Vladimir Putin takes the oath of office for another six-year term.
- 2019: In Venezuela, turmoil- as usual- reigns supreme as the Congress strips opposition leaders of immunity and accuses them of treason.
- 2020 Thursday: The U.S. Department of Justice recommends the case against Lt. General Michael Flynn, former national security advisor to President Donald J. Trump be dropped and so it is. Meanwhile, COVID-19 pandemic adds another 3.17 million Americans to the unemployment rolls, driving the numbers up past 33 million. Thank you, China. Confirmed cases of the Kung Flu around the world are 3,784,085; confirmed deaths are 264,679 and confirmed recoveries are 1,255,685 which is great. In the United States, confirmed cases are 1,288,771, confirmed deaths are 76,503, and confirmed recoveries are 173,939. Breaking down the U.S. figures, California has 61,139 confirmed cases, 2,474 confirmed deaths with NO numbers for recoveries. Hawaii claims 626 confirmed cases, 17 deaths, and 588 confirmed recoveries. In Washington state, there are 16,178 confirmed cases, 891 confirmed deaths, but NO numbers for recoveries. What is up with that? In New York state under the watchful eye of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, there are 327,469 confirmed cases, 20,828 confirmed cases and like California and Washington state, NO numbers for recoveries. Could it be political? You better believe it.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0092 an 8” x 10” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Summer’s Poppies.” 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:
Keyboardist/vocalist Rick Wright recorded and released his first solo album, “Wet Dream,” on September 15, 1978. The artist performed the keyboards/vocals what with his good friends Mel Collins (saxophones/horns), early drummer for Robin Trower, Reg Isidore, Snowy White (guitars), and Larry Steele (bass). Sadly, the album went without much notice, sales were absent, and it went quickly out of print. However, with the artist’s death several years ago and the age of the compact disc, one can find it and enjoy it yet again. We hope you will seek it out and consider adding it to your collection- you will enjoy it.
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Original Beverly Carrick Artworks, Beverly Carrick—World Famous Artist, Billy Kreutzmann, The Grateful Dead, Pete Wingfield, The Keef Hartley Band, Prairie Prince, The Jefferson Starship, Alan Spenner, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Charlie Allen, Pacific Gas & Electric, Supreme Court Justice Salmon P. Chase, Richard Wright, Pink Floyd, Josip Broz Tito, Eva Perón, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert A. Lovett,
[i] We began promoting the music of the Grateful Dead- including Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Phil Lesh- beginning on Tuesday, 30-August-2011 through Wednesday, 11-January-2012. Then, we did a second series featuring more albums by this fabled San Francisco band beginning on Friday, 09-August-2013 through Monday, 19-August-2013. At some point, we will have to do a third series as the music from this band never ends. Please, seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.
[ii] We promoted the music of Big Brother and the Holding Company, beginning on Monday, 18-July-2011 through Tuesday, 26-July-2011. At the time, we were not farsighted enough to offer the music of Janis Joplin but hope to do so at some point in the near future when we return to promoting the music of American rock bands.
[iii] We promoted the music of the Keef Hartley Band as well as of one of its integral members Miller Anderson on Monday, 02-October-2017 through Saturday, 21-October-2017. We hope you will check their music out by visiting those posts.
[iv] We definitely look forward to presenting the music of Joe Cocker, the famed British ex-bricklayer who blew the minds of the world at the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Festival. Please stay tuned for further developments.
[v] We promoted the music of the Jefferson Airplane beginning on Tuesday, 05-April-2011 through Sunday, 22-May-2011. This presentation included the Jefferson Starship, too, of which, the artist was NOT a member.
[vi] We offered the music of the legendary Pacific Gas & Electric beginning on Thursday, 12-January-2012 through Sunday, 15-January-2012. We hope you will seek out the music by this famous, interracial hippie rock band.
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