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TODAY IN HISTORY—MAY 12, 2020:
Lag Ba’ Omer (Jewish holiday); Primary Election Day (West Virginia state holiday)
The Faces featuring Ian McLagan, Fairport Convention featuring Martin Lamble, KISS featuring Eric Singer, Mountain featuring Steve Knight, the Rolling Stones featuring Brian Jones and Mick Jagger, and Traffic featuring Steve Winwood:
- 254: Stephan I replaces Lucius I as Catholic Pope.
- 1215: English barons serve ultimatum on King John without a country.
- 1733: Maria Theresa becomes the queen of Bohemia in Prague.
- 1780: During the Revolutionary War, the besieged city of Charleston, South Carolina, surrendered to British forces.
- 1797: Napoleon I of France conquers the Italian city-state of Venice.
- 1847: William Clayton invented the odometer on this date.
- 1862: Union troops occupy Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
- 1864: The Civil War Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse in Virginia commences on this date.
- 1865: The last battle of the Civil War takes place at Palmito Ranch, Texas.
- 1870: An act creating the Canadian province of Manitoba received royal assent, to take effect in July.
- 1871: The city of Louisville, Kentucky, initiates segregated streetcars.
- 1881: Tunisia becomes a protectorate of France.
- 1888: Charles Sherrill of the Yale track team became the first runner to use the crouching start for a fast break in a foot race.
- 1898: Louisiana adopts a new constitution with a grandfathered clause designed to eliminate black voters.
- 1922: A 20-ton meteor crashed near Blackstone, Virginia.
- 1926: The airship Norge became the first vessel to fly over the North Pole.
- 1928: IL Duce, Benito Mussolini ends women’s rights in Fascist Italy.
- 1932: Law enforcement authorities discovered the body of Charles Lindbergh Jr.–the kidnapped son of Charles and Anne Lindberg–in a wooded area near Hopewell, New Jersey.
- 1933: The Federal Emergency Relief Administration undergoes establishment to provide help for the needy and for farmers, too.
- 1935: Future keyboardist with the American rock band, Mountain[i]—Steve Knight—was born in the United States on this date.
- 1937: Britain’s King George VI receives the crown at Westminster Abbey; his wife, Elizabeth, took the crown as Queen Consort.
- 1938: In Switzerland, Sandoz Laboratories create LSD-25 in the lab from fungus growing on rye.
- 1940: The Nazis cross the Meuse River during the Blitzkrieg, driving French Belgian, and British troops before them.
- 1941: On this date in Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler’s closest ally, Martin Bormann, assumed command of the Nazi Party Chancellery, a post he would hold until May 02, 1945 when he was killed by the Russian attempting to flee Berlin.
- 1942: The Red Army occupies Kharkov and holds it until 1943. Meanwhile, at the mouth of the Mississippi River, a German U-Boat sinks a U.S. cargo ship.
- 1943: During World War II, Axis forces in North Africa surrendered. The two-week Trident Conference, headed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, opened in Washington, D.C.
- 1945: Ian McLagan of Small Faces[ii] and Faces[iii] fame was born on this date. A talented keyboardist and vocalist, too, he performs with his current band, the Bump Band and has performed with other groups, notably, the Rolling Stones[iv] among others.
- 1948: Stevie Winwood, future keyboardist, guitarist, and vocalist with the Spencer Davis Group[v], Traffic, and as a solo artist, was born in England on this date.
- 1949: The Soviet Union lifted the Berlin Blockade, which the Western Powers had succeeded in circumventing with their Berlin Airlift.
- 1950: The American Bowling Congress abolished its white males-only membership restriction after having it for 34 years. Good for them!
- 1955: Chicago Cubs Sam Jones is the first black player to pitch major league no-hitter vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 4-0 win. Meanwhile, in Manhattan, the last elevated rail line- the Third Avenue El- ceased operations.
- 1957: A.J. Foyt won his first auto racing victory in Kansas City, MO.
- 1958: The United States and Canada signed an agreement to create the North American Air Defense Command (later the North American Aerospace Defense Command or NORAD). Elsewhere, future drummer with KISS[vi] (drums/vocals 1991-96 / 2001-02 / 2004-present)— Eric Singer—is born on this date.
- 1959: Elizabeth Taylor marries fourth husband, Eddie Fisher.
- 1963: Betty Miller became the first woman to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean as she landed her Piper Apache in Brisbane, Australia, having left Oakland, California, on April 30, making three stopovers along the way.
- 1968: Brian Jones gives his final performance as a Rolling Stone at Empire Pool, Wembley, London.
- 1969: Martin Lamble—drummer with the British band, Fairport Convention[vii] (1967-1969)—died in an accident on this date.
- 1970: The Senate voted unanimously to confirm Harry A. Blackwell as a Supreme Court Justice. Elsewhere, Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs hits his 500th home run.
- 1971: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones[viii] marries Bianca Macias of Nicaragua.
- 1978: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that they would no longer exclusively name hurricanes after women—why not?
- 1982: In Fatima, Portugal, security guards overpowered a Spanish priest armed with a bayonet who attacked Pope John Paul II. (In 2008, the pope’s longtime private secretary revealed that the Pontiff suffered serious wounds in the assault).
- 1997: Australian Susie Maroney became the first woman to swim from Cuba to Florida, covering the 118-mile distance in 24.5 hours.
- 2002: Jimmy Carter arrived in Cuba, becoming the first U.S. president in or out of office to visit since the 1959 revolution that put communist Fidel Castro into power.
- 2003: The Texas House ground to a standstill after 51 Democratic lawmakers left the state in a dispute over a Republican congressional redistricting plan. The Dems returned four days later from Oklahoma after killing the bill. The Democrats are the party of obstruction.
- 2008: A monstrous magnitude 7.9 earthquake in China’s Sichuan province left more than 87,000 people dead or missing. Elsewhere, Irena Sendler credited with saving some 2,500 Jewish children from the Holocaust died in Warsaw, Poland, at age 98. Finally, Cleveland Indians second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera turned the 14th unassisted triple play in major league history during the second game of a double-header against Toronto, which won the match 3-0, in 10 innings.
- 2010: After new allegations of torture come out, the International Committee of the Red Cross announces that a new secret prison on the U.S. Air Force Base at Baghram, Afghanistan will be closed.
- 2012: New evidence that the Mayans did not believe the end of the world came out in this year when a new piece of the Mayan calendar hits the newsstands.
- 2013: The World Health Organization announces that the Novel coronavirus 2012[ix], the newly discovered coronavirus, also referred to as Saudi SARS, can undergo transmission from person-to-person contact.
- 2014: In the United States, the markets begin to show confidence in the nation’s economy as the stock markets rise and the yield gap increases between two-year and 30-year Treasuries. Meanwhile, scientists expressed concern during a NASA news conference over a pair of studies which said the huge West Antarctic ice sheet was starting a glacially slow collapse in an unstoppable way, a melt that could eventually add 4-to-12 feet to current sea levels.
- 2015: According to Brainy History, a second major earthquake, magnitude 7.3, hits Nepal less than three weeks after a magnitude 7.8-earthquake shook the nation and caused thousands of deaths and injuries; at least 48 people have perished in this second event.
- 2016: Following the vote the previous day in the Brazilian Senate to sideline President Dilma Rousseff, former Vice President Michel Temer becomes interim president until an election can take place.
- 2017: Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack that locked up computers and held users’ files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies, and government agencies. Meanwhile, as cases of the Zika virus in Brazil decline, the nation declares an end to the ‘national emergency.’
- 2018: The Ta’ ang National Liberation Army attacks the town of Muse, Myanmar killing 19 civilians and wounding numerous others.
- 2019: The government of Cuba continues to lie: due to the U.S. ‘embargo’ (remember: every other nation in the world trades with this POS communist hellhole) and hoarding by its people, the government must ration more products including vital foodstuffs such as rice and beans.
- 2020: Due to the Chinese COVID-19 Virus, Democrat governors around the country continue to extend and prolong their stay-at-home orders even though increasing numbers of Americans are beginning to fight back. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi proposes an illegal alien, Pro-Death-friendly $3 trillion Wuhan Virus relief bill which everyone with sense says is “CRAZY!” Here are the Kung Flu COVID-19 statistics for the day (around the planet): 4,233,504 confirmed cases, 289,932 confirmed deaths, and 1,481,314 confirmed recoveries. In the United States, we have 1,399,305 confirmed cases, 83,019 confirmed deaths, and 234,607 confirmed recoveries. In the three states where the AICPENDBLOG.COM has chef-authors, we start with California: 69,715 confirmed cases, 2,802 confirmed deaths, and once again, NO mention of confirmed recoveries. Next, we have Hawaii: 635 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 563 confirmed recoveries. Finally, we have Washington state: 17,330 confirmed cases, 962 confirmed deaths, and like California, NO reports of confirmed recoveries. Democrat governors, we understand you are messing with the statistics so you can continue the lockdown. You reap what you sow. IF you are curious about the numbers in the origin nation of the Chinese Virus, they remain the same as they did two weeks ago.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0097 a 12” x 16” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “The Concert.” 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:
Pink Floyd’s original record label released a best of compilation entitled, “Works,” on June 18, 1983. This served as the official ‘farewell’ for this legendary British psychedelic rock band. It contains some tunes culled from earlier albums of the Capitol Records era as well as some alternate takes on some classic songs. For completists like us, we must own every offering by every band we know and love so therefore, all of you should do the same. After all, who wants an incomplete collection of one of the most amazingly great bands way ahead of its time? There is no band from the 1990s onward that can even come close to this group. Maroon Five? Don’t give us diarrhea, please!
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[i] 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.
[ii] We promoted the music of the Small Faces, Faces, and a bunch more interconnected bands beginning on Tuesday, 22-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014. We encourage everyone to search out the music of the various bands in this collection so you can add them to your growing music collection.
[iii] We began promoting the music of an interconnected group of bands including the Small Faces, Faces, and Rod Stewart beginning on Tuesday, 22-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014. This was a massive undertaking of rock bands and solo artists so we hope you will seek them out and consider adding the music to your album collection.
[iv] We shared the music of the Rolling Stones (and the group’s individual members) beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016. This included the members solo projects.
[v] We began promoting the music of not only Traffic but also the Spencer Davis Group, 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] We hope to present the music of KISS sometime in the late 2020s.
[vii] Not clear as to when we present the music of the Fairport Convention and of Richard Thompson, their famed guitarist but we sure as heck hope we do within the next decade.
[viii] See earlier footnote.
[ix] In late 2019- early 2020, the World Health Organization says the COVID-19 strain of this Chinese-engineered POS disease was NOT transmissible between human beings…until it was.
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