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TODAY IN HISTORY—MAY 11, 2020:
Confederate Memorial Day (South Carolina: Observed)
Vice President Charles W. Fairbanks; Floyd Patterson; the Allman Brothers Band featuring Butch Trucks, Bob Marley, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Foreigner featuring Ed Gagliardi, the Jimi Hendrix Experience featuring Noel Redding, John Lennon, and “Rikki Don’t Lose that Number” by Steely Dan:
- 330: Constantinople (Byzantium) becomes the capital of the Roman Empire.
- 1189: Emperor Frederik I Barbarossa and 100,000 Crusaders depart Regensburg, Germany for the East.
- 1310: Accused of the hideous crime of heresy, church officials send 54 members of the Knights Templar to meet their end burned at the stake.
- 1421: The city of Styria, Austria, expels its Jewish population.
- 1502: Christopher Columbus begins his fourth and final trip to the New World.
- 1647: Peter Stuyvesant arrived in New Amsterdam to become governor of New Netherland.
- 1812: Dancers introduce the waltz into English ballrooms; according to Brainy History, ‘most observers considered it disgusting and immoral—no wonder it caught on!’
- 1852: Future 26th vice president of the United States—Republican, Charles W. Fairbanks—is born in Unionville, Ohio, on this date. He served 03-04-1905-to 03-04-1909 under President Theodore Roosevelt.
- 1858: Minnesota became the 32nd state of the Union.
- 1862: During the Civil War, the crew of the Confederate Ironclad CSS Virginia scuttles her off Craney Island, Virginia, to prevent it from falling into Union hands.
- 1864: At the Battle of Yellow Tavern, Virginia, General J. E. B. Stuart suffers a mortal wound.
- 1865: Brigadier General Meriwether Jeff Thompson, Confederate States of America, surrenders his forces to Union troops at Jacksonport, Arkansas, one of the final Rebel officers of the Civil War to hand over his sword.
- 1888: Songwriter Irving Berlin was born Israel Baline in Temun, Russia.
- 1889: Major Joseph Washington Wham takes charge of $28,000 in gold and silver to pay troops at various points in the Arizona Territory. However, train robbers stole the precious metals and absconded with them, never seen or heard from again.
- 1891: The future Czar Nicholas II of Russia- Prince Nicholas- while on a state visit to Japan survives an assassination attempt, known as the Otsu Scandal.
- 1900: In the 23rd round of their heavyweight-boxing match, James J. Jeffries knocks out John J. Corbett.
- 1904: American industrialist Andrew Carnegie donates $1.5 million in an anti-war effort to fund the building of the Peace Palace at the Hague.
- 1910: Glacier National Park underwent establishment in Montana on this date.
- 1921: Tel Aviv becomes the first ALL-Jewish municipality.
- 1927: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences undergoes founding during a banquet at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
- 1934: A severe two-day dust storm stripped the topsoil from the Great Plains of the United States and created a “Dust Bowl.” This storm became one of many that would lead to the exodus out of the Midwest to other parts of the country, most notably California.
- 1935: The Rural Electrification Administration undergoes creation as one of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal Programs.
- 1941: Eric Burdon, future lead vocalist with both the Animals[i] and War[ii] was born in England on this date.
- 1943: During World War II, U.S. forces landed on the Aleutian Island of Attu, which the Japanese had taken control of; the Americans took the island 19 days later. Meanwhile, in Tunisia, the Herman Goering Division surrenders to the Allies.
- 1944: During World War II, Allied forces launched a major offensive against Axis lines in Italy.
- 1947: Butch Trucks—future drummer with the Allman Brothers Band[iii]—is born in the United States on this date. Elsewhere, B.F. Goodrich Company announced the creation of the tubeless tire.
- 1949: By a vote of 37-12, Israel becomes the 59th member of the United Nations. Elsewhere, Siam changed its name to Thailand.
- 1950: President Harry S. Truman formally dedicated the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington State.
- 1953: A tornado devastated Waco, Texas, claiming 114 lives.
- 1960: Israeli agents captured Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- 1963: White extremists begin bombings against black citizens in Birmingham, Alabama.
- 1968: In the National Hockey League Stanley Cup Finals, the Montreal Canadiens sweep the St. Louis Blues in four games.
- 1972: In the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, the Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers 4 games to 2. Elsewhere, John Lennon[iv] tells the host of “The Dick Cavett Show” that the FBI is tapping his phones.
- 1973: The espionage trial of Daniel Ellsberg and Anthony Russo in the “Pentagon Papers” case came to an end as Judge William M. Byrne dismissed all charges, citing government misconduct.
- 1974: Steely Dan[v] releases their biggest single to date, “Rikki Don’t Lose that Number,” a monster tune if ever one existed.
- 1981: Legendary reggae artist Bob Marley[vi] died in a Miami hospital at age 36. The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Cats” opened in London, England.
- 1984: Fighting as a middleweight, Sugar Ray Leonard improves his record to 33-1 after scoring a TKO over Kevin Howard at 2:27 of the 9th round of a 10-round bout.
- 1985: 56 people died when a flash fire swept a packed soccer stadium in Bradford, England.
- 1987: Doctors in Baltimore transplanted the heart and lungs of an auto accident victim to a patient who gave up his own heart to another recipient. Clinton House, the nation’s first living heart donor, died 14 months later.
- 1989: President George H. W. Bush orders 2,000 U.S. troops into Panama. Meanwhile, the final first-run episode of “Dynasty” aired on ABC-TV.
- 1994: Arkansas put to death convicted murderer Jonas Whitmore and Edward Charles Pickens; it was the first time a state executed two people on the same day since the Supreme Court let states restored the death penalty in 1976.
- 1995: In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.
- 1996: An Atlanta-bound ValuJet DC-9 caught fire shortly after takeoff from Miami and crashed into the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 people aboard.
- 1997: Garry Kasparov, world chess champion, lost his first ever, multigame match. He lost to the IBM-created chess computer, Deep Blue. This was the first time in the history of the game that a computer beat a world-class champion chess player.
- 1998: India set off three underground atomic blasts, its first nuclear tests in 24 years. Elsewhere, a French mint produced the first coins of Europe’s single currency, the euro, on this date.
- 2003: The United States declared Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party dead. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world, Lithuania became the first ex-Soviet republic to approve entry into the European Union as voters completed a weekend referendum. Finally, Noel Redding, original bass player with the Jimi Hendrix Experience[vii] as well as Fat Mattress, Road, the Noel Redding Band, and later with Mountain[viii] died due to complications of cirrhosis of the liver.
- 2004: A grisly video on an al-Qaida-linked website showed the beheading of businessperson Nick Berg, an American who jihadists kidnapped in Iraq. Meanwhile, NBA star Kobe Bryant pleaded not guilty in a Colorado court to a rape charge. However, prosecutors later dropped the charges.
- 2006: Lawmakers demanded answers after a USA Today report that the National Security Agency was secretly collecting records of millions of ordinary Americans phone calls; President George W. Bush sought to assure Americans their civil liberties were being “fiercely protected.” Meanwhile, famed heavyweight champion boxer Floyd Patterson died in New Paltz, N.Y. on this date at age 71 from complications associated with prostate cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. His professional career featured 64 pro bouts with a record of 55 wins (40 by KO), 8 losses, and 1 draw.
- 2009: President Obama fired the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, replacing General David McKiernan with Lt. General Stanley McChrystal. Meanwhile, five U.S. troops were shot and killed at a mental health clinic on a Baghdad base; the shooter, Sgt. John Russell, was later sentenced to life without parole. Elsewhere, the space shuttle Atlantis blasted off on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
- 2010: Due to the blowout of the Deepwater Horizon BP Oil drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico, oil begins hitting sensitive wetlands across the area. The Obama Administration appoints Admiral Thad Allan to manage the Federal government’s response to the disaster. Elsewhere, Conservative leader David Cameron, at age 43, became Britain’s youngest prime minister in almost 200 years after Gordon Brown stepped down and ended 13 years of Labour government.
- 2013: Cairo, Egypt conducts a retrial of its former President Hosni Mubarak over his alleged role and complicity in the deaths of protestors during the 2011 Egyptian revolution.
- 2014: Edward John “Ed” Gagliardi, bassist with the British-American rock band, Foreigner[ix], lost his battle with cancer on this date. Elsewhere, pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine said voters overwhelmingly favored sovereignty in balloting that the Ukraine central government and the West denounced as a load of crap, crap caused by Vladimir Putin.
- 2015: At Christies Auction House in New York City, Pablo Picasso’s “The Women of Algiers” (Version ‘O’) sets the record for an artwork at auction, bringing in $179.3 million U.S. Wow.
- 2016: Brazilian politics continue being problematic for the people as the senate votes to suspend President Dilma Rousseff and to put her on trial for financial shenanigans damaging to the nation. She was manipulating the budget for her own personal gain- or so they say.
- 2018: According to On This Day, at Margaret River in Australia, a grandfather shoots six members of his family and then takes his own life.
- 2019: According to the Mauna Loa Observatory on the Big Island of Hawaii report that carbon dioxide levels in the earth’s atmosphere- at 415 parts per million- surpass levels not seen in 3 million years. What they don’t tell you is that the Sun is the driving force for climate throughout the Solar System- on planets possessing climates- through solar flares, sunspots, and the solar wind. Take this information with a grain of salt.
- 2020: Trumpets please! COVID-19 update, communist China’s ‘gift to the world’ continues giving misery, pain, and sorrow to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Ready? Here we go: 4,168,427 confirmed cases what with 285,445 confirmed deaths BUT 1,452,626 confirmed recoveries which percentage wise, is better than what it’s been. In the United States, we have 1,381,150 confirmed cases, 81,378 confirmed deaths, and 219,079 confirmed recoveries. In the three states in which, we have chef-authors, we begin with California: 67,986 confirmed cases, 2,745 confirmed deaths, and once again, NO mention of confirmed recoveries. Thank you, Gov. Gavin “The Smiler” Newsom. Meanwhile, in Hawaii, we have 634 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 561 confirmed recoveries- at least Gov. Ige is on the ball. Finally, in Washington state, we have 17,122 confirmed cases, 945 confirmed deaths, and 0 confirmed recoveries- Gov. Jay Inslee is another politics-playing POS. Gov. Newsom and Gov. Inslee: why not find your testicles, man up, and give us the number of recoveries. Just saying.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0096 a 12” x 16” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Sunrise.” 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 final album by the (semi-) original Pink Floyd came out on March 21, 1983. The band now consisted of Roger Waters, David Gilmour, and Nick Mason PLUS some studio musicians. “The Final Cut” was the final gasp of this lineup as the band was worn out, both as a group and as individuals. At the time, many fans viewed it as a boring, depressing effort and so the band died sans as last gasp. Over the years, however, it has come to more attention, garnered much more praise than it originally did and now is a must-own album like the rest of their catalog. We hope that you will seek it out wherever you shop for the absolute best in rock music. You will enjoy it.
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Original Beverly Carrick Artworks, Beverly Carrick—World Famous Artist, Butch Trucks, The Allman Brothers Band, Eric Burdon, The Animals, War, Edward John “Ed” Gagliardi, Foreigner, Noel Redding, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Fat Mattress, Road, The Noel Redding Band, Mountain, Vice President Charles W. Fairbanks, Floyd Patterson, Pink Floyd, Moses Scharbug III, James J. Jeffries v. John J. Corbett, Bob Marley, Steely Dan, Sugar Ray Leonard v. Kevin Howard,
[i] We began presenting the music of the Animals, of Eric Burdon and the Animals, of Eric Burdon, Eric Burdon and War, and War beginning on Monday, 08-June-2015 and the presentation ran through Sunday, 02-August-2015. We hope you will seek them out and consider making them a part of your listening pleasure.
[ii] See previous footnote.
[iii] We look forward to presenting the music of the Allman Brothers Band as well as of the individual members and expect to do it sometime after we conclude the rest of the notable British bands first.
[iv] 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.
[v] We look forward to doing the music of Steely Dan at some point within the next 10-15 years. Please stay with us.
[vi] Not sure when we will promote the music of either Bob or his son, Ziggy, Marley but we hope to do so at some point within the next 10-15 years.
[vii] We promoted the music of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and of Jimi Hendrix, beginning on Sunday, 22-December-2013 through Thursday, 16-January-2014. Look for them and add them to your collection.
[viii] We began promoting the music of Mountain beginning on Friday, 14-December-2012 through Sunday, 20-January-2013. This also included West, Bruce & Laing but sadly, we overlooked Leslie West’s solo career so please stay tuned for his discography sometime in the next 8-12 years.
[ix] We definitely look forward to promoting the music of Foreigner one of these days, perhaps in 2020?
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