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TODAY IN HISTORY—MAY 08, 2020:
Truman Day (Missouri), Victory in Europe Day, and Military Spouse Appreciation Day
President Harry S. Truman, “Let it Be” by the Beatles, Crazy Horse featuring Danny Whitten, Fleetwood Mac featuring Billy Burnette, the Hollies featuring Vic Steele, MAD Magazine, the Spencer Davis Group featuring Phil Sawyer, Talking Heads featuring Chris Frantz, T-Rex featuring Bill Legend, Van Halen featuring Alex Van Halen, and the Yardbirds featuring Paul Samwell-Smith:
- 535: John II ends his reign as Catholic pope.
- 615: St. Boniface IV ends his reign as Catholic pope.
- 685: St. Benedict II ends his reign as Catholic pope.
- 1429: French troops under Joan of Arc rescue the city of Orleans.
- 1541: Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto reached the Mississippi River.
- 1639: William Coddington founds the colony of Rhode Island.
- 1794: Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, meets his Maker on the guillotine during France’s Reign of Terror. Meanwhile, the federal government established the United States Post Office on this date.
- 1846: The first major engagement of the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848, occurs at Palo Alto, Texas where U.S. troops under the control of General Zachary Taylor pounded the snot out of a Mexican army north of the Rio Grande River.
- 1847: Robert W. Thompson patented the rubber tire on this date.
- 1858: John Brown holds an anti-slavery convention.
- 1879: George Selden applied for the first automobile patent.
- 1884: The 33rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman, was born in Lamar, Missouri.
- 1886: Atlanta pharmacist John Pemberton invented the flavor syrup for Coca-Cola.
- 1907: Tommy Burns beats Jack O’Brien in 20 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title.
- 1914: The U.S. Congress passed a Joint Resolution that designated the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.
- 1915: H. P. Whitney’s Regret became the first filly to win the Kentucky Derby.
- 1919: A Navy seaplane made the first transatlantic sea flight.
- 1921: Sweden’s Parliament voted to abolish the death penalty.
- 1933: Gandhi began a hunger strike to protest British oppression in his native India.
- 1942: During the Battle of the Coral Sea, Japanese aircraft sink the U.S.S. Lexington, an aircraft carrier.
- 1943: Paul Samwell-Smith, future bassist with the British rock band, the Yardbirds[i], was born in England on this date. Elsewhere, future guitarist/vocalist with Crazy Horse[ii]—Danny Whitten—is born. In Europe, the Germans suppressed an uprising by the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto and commenced its destruction.
- 1944: The first “eye bank” designed to preserve corneal tissues for transplants undergoes establishment at New York Hospital. Meanwhile, future drummer with the British glam-rock band, T-Rex[iii]– Bill Legend- is born in the United Kingdom on this date.
- 1945: President Harry S. Truman announced on radio that Nazi Germany’s forces had surrendered, and that “the flags of freedom fly all over Europe.” Elsewhere, future guitarist with the Hollies[iv] 1963-1964—Vic Steele—was born in England on this date.
- 1947: Phil Sawyer, future member of the British rock band, the Spencer Davis Group[v], is born in England on this date.
- 1951: Future rock and roll drummer with Talking Heads[vi] and the Tom-Tom Club[vii]—Chris Frantz—is born in the USA on this date.
- 1952: Mad Magazine debuts.
- 1953: Future hard rock drummer, Alex Van Halen[viii] (founding member of the group bearing his and his brother, Eddie’s name) is born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on this date as was future guitarist with the Anglo-American rock band, Fleetwood Mac[ix], Billy Burnette.
- 1954: Parry O’Brien became the first to toss a shot put over 60 feet by achieving a distance of 60 feet 5.25 inches.
- 1956: Alfred E. Neuman appeared on the cover of “Mad Magazine” for the first time.
- 1958: In Lima, Peru, an angry mob of Peruvians shoved, stoned, booed, and spat upon visiting Vice President Richard M. Nixon. In the U.S., President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered the National Guard out of Little Rock, Arkansas, as Ernest Green became the first black to graduate from an Arkansas public school.
- 1961: New Yorkers selected a new name for their new National League baseball franchise. They chose the “Mets,” short for “Metropolitans.”
- 1963: President John F. Kennedy offers Israel assistance in defending itself against aggression.
- 1966: Frank Robinson hits the ONLY homerun ever hit out of Baltimore’s Memorial Park.
- 1967: The federal government places Muhammad Ali under indictment for refusing to serve in the U.S. Army.
- 1970: The Beatles[x] release their “Let It Be” album. Meanwhile, on New York City’s Wall Street, construction workers broke up an anti-Vietnam War rally. Sadly, this was but one of numerous anti-war protests that broke out across the country and around the world. Finally, at the Coliseum in San Diego, California, heavyweight Ken Norton Sr. improves his record to 16-0 with a KO over Ray Junior Ellis at 0:53 of round 2 in a 10-round bout.
- 1972: President Richard Nixon announced that he had ordered the mining of Haiphong Harbor during the Vietnam War.
- 1973: Militant American Indians who had held the South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrendered to authorities.
- 1975: At Steelworkers Hall in Baltimore, Maryland, heavyweight boxer Earnie Shavers improves his professional record to 49-4-1 by scoring a TKO over Jamaican heavyweight Oliver Wright at 1:55 of the third round of a 10-round bout.
- 1976: The roller coaster Revolution, the first steel coaster with a vertical loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California.
- 1978: Law enforcement charges David Berkowitz in the infamous “Son of Sam” killings that terrified the people of New York City. Berkowitz pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder, and assault charges. He would eventually receive six consecutive life in prison terms.
- 1980: Following the resignation of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance over the debacle in the Iranian desert in which, U.S. Special Forces sought to rescue American hostages, Sen. Edmund Muskie becomes the new Secretary of State for President Jimmy Carter. He would serve from this day to 01-20-1981.
- 1982: At Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, heavyweight boxer Earnie Shavers improves his professional record to 66-10-1 by beating British heavyweight boxer Joe Bugner with a TKO at 2:14 of Round 2 of a 10-round bout.
- 1984: The Soviet Union announced it would boycott the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California. Elsewhere, Joanie (Erin Moran) and Chachi (Scott Baio) got married on ABC-TV’s “Happy Days.”
- 1988: In the French presidential election, Francois Mitterrand becomes president.
- 1993: Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in the 12th round of their heavyweight boxing title match.
- 1996: South Africa’s Constitutional Assembly adopts its first permanent post-apartheid constitution that guaranteed equal rights for blacks and whites alike.
- 2010: The last piece of the old Yankee Stadium falls in the Bronx, New York, marking the end of the two-year demolition contest.
- 2011: Thousands of Mexicans march in Mexico City to protest the 38,000 who have died in the Mexican Drug War since 2006.
- 2012: In Russia, the Duma confirms Vladimir Putin’s stooge Dmitry Medvedev as prime minister after Putin nominated him for this post.
- 2013: Three months after thieves steal $50 million in diamonds at the Brussels Airport, law enforcement authorities detain more than 24 people in France, Switzerland, and Belgium, and recovered a significant stash of the diamonds and gems.
- 2014: According to Brainy History, mobile photo sharing app Snapchat settles with the Federal Trade Commission after acknowledging that it falsely claimed that data sent through the app would disappear rather than form a permanent record, creating user privacy violations.
- 2015: Brainy History says, “British Prime Minister David Cameron is re-elected for five more years in a decisive victory that upset predictions of a close election and resulted in the first Conservative majority government since 1992.”
- 2016: To the horror of many, Sadiq Khan becomes mayor of London, the first Muslim EVER to be elected mayor of a major Western city.
- 2018: In the northwestern sector of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, an outbreak of Ebola kills 17 and sickens numerous others. Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump announces that the United States is going to pull out of the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement signed during the Obama administration. Much of the world- especially the U.S.’ European partners- are in a deep state of shock because they do business there for BIG BUCKS.
- 2019: The Islamic Republic of Iran- the world’s number one terrorist state- announces it will no longer obey the restrictions of the multilateral nuclear deal signed in 2015.
- 2020 Friday: More and more information continues coming to light that demonstrates the coup attempt to remove President Donald J. Trump was just: a FAILED coup. Millions of Americans demand that the participants in this endeavor face justice for the crime of treason. Many of these rats are getting nervous already and who knows? Barack Hussein Obama might find himself in the hot seat.
- 2020 Friday A: Meanwhile, in the world of the Kung Flu- the Chinese Virus, COVID-19, confirmed cases globally are 3,938,828; confirmed deaths are 274,655, and confirmed recoveries are 1,319,306 which is extremely good. In the United States, we have 1,317,175 confirmed cases, 78,198 confirmed deaths, and 182,305 confirmed recoveries which most likely would be far higher if liberal states reported them. California claims 63,698 confirmed cases and 2,711 confirmed deaths (with no info on confirmed recoveries). Hawaii claims 629 confirmed cases, 17 deaths but 566 confirmed recoveries. Meanwhile, Washington state notes 16,388 confirmed cases and 905 confirmed deaths but no notation as to the confirmed recoveries. It is interesting to note that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo caused more than 4,000 deaths in nursing homes statewide by forcing them to house COVID-19 positive patients with rest home patients. He will face justice himself for this outrage.
- 2020 Friday B: Due to China’s ‘gift to the world,’ COVID-19, aka the Wuhan Virus Crisis, 20.5 million U.S. jobs were lost in the month of April alone, driving unemployment to nearly 15-percent, a number not seen since the days of the Great Depression. Communist China must pay for this outrage and it’s high time the United States begins pushing for a resumption of the Two-China Policy by demanding Taiwan be returned to the United Nations as a FULL member with its original seat on the Security Council.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0093 an 8” x 10” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Solitary Smoke Tree.” 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:
Perhaps one of the most famous albums of its time, “The Wall,” by Pink Floyd came out on November 30, 1979. A double LP concept album about a jaded rock-and-roll star, this album captivated the world but also began showing increasing stress between the members due to the constant cycle of touring-recording-touring-and-recording that drives most bands into the loony bin of history. Roger Waters was growing tired with Rick Wright’s ‘lack of contributions’ to the songwriting and the friction grew to a boiling point that would cause the former to fire the latter. Ah, well, things would be made right in a few years. We hope you will seek this album out and consider adding it to your collection as it is as glorious now as it was 41 years or so ago. Please, seek it out and enjoy as the title tune is one of the most memorable of all time.
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[i] We presented another series of interconnected bands which included the Yardbirds, Free, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, the Firm, Mott the Hoople, Ian Hunter, and a plethora of solo and group efforts beginning on Wednesday, 02-July-2014 through Sunday, 19-October-2014. We definitely hope that you will seek this music out and consider adding it to your growing collection.
[ii] We hope to promote the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, as well as of each member’s solo careers along with Crazy Horse within the next 5-7 years. Please remain vigilant for when we do.
[iii] We hope to promote the music of this famous British band, T-Rex, sometime within the next five years.
[iv] We shared the music of the Hollies with the world beginning on Monday, 29-August-2016 through Thursday, 03-November-2016.
[v] We began promoting the music of not only the Spencer Davis Group, but also Traffic, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, Jim Capaldi, and Dave Mason. The presentation commenced on Monday, 30-November-2015 through Sunday, 20-March-2016. This offering also included Blind Faith. We hope you will seek them out and add them to your collection.
[vi] Not sure as to when the AICPENDBLOG.COM will promote the music of the Talking Heads but when we do, you will also see the music of Blondie and Aerosmith shared as well. Please, keep your eyes open for the day this magnificent event occurs.
[vii] If we are still here in 30 years, we will promote the music of the Tom-Tom Club. Remain alert.
[viii] Not sure when we will promote the music of Van Halen but when we do, we will also present the music of Sammy Hagar so please stay tuned.
[ix] We first began offering the music of Fleetwood Mac on Monday, 03-January-2011 through Thursday, 27-January-2011. Please seek their music out by checking posts on those corresponding dates. We look forward to picking them back up and doing a Round No. 2 which will include the solo efforts of the band members, too. We thank you.
[x] We began promoting the music of both the Beatles and the band’s individual components on Friday, 04-November-2016 through Sunday, 11-June-2018. Besides the Beatles, we also promoted the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys. Let It Be” appeared on Saturday, 03-December-2016. Please seek out this massive offering by visiting the blog posts between those dates. You will be glad you did.
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