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TODAY IN HISTORY—MAY 16, 2020:
Armed Forces Day (National Observance); Preakness Stakes
Vice President Levi P. Morton; U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward; Black Sabbath featuring Ronnie James Dio, King Crimson featuring Robert Fripp, Nirvana featuring Krist Novoselic, Robin Trower featuring James Dewar, Savoy Brown featuring Roger Earl, and the Who:
- 1770: Marie Antoinette, age 14, married the future King Louis XVI of France, who was only 15 years old.
- 1771: The Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called the Regulators, took place on this date in Alamance County, North Carolina.
- 1792: Denmark abolishes the slave trade.
- 1801: In Florida, N.Y., future 24thS. Secretary of State William H. Seward is born. He would serve under Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson from 03-06-1861 to 03-04-1869. During this time, he bought Alaska from the Russians, something many saw as foolhardy and a waste of taxpayers’ money. In fact, so many derided the purchase, they called it “Seward’s Folly;” that is, until massive gold deposits were discovered there. In 2019, the 45th president of the United States sought to buy Greenland from Denmark and everyone laughed at him, including the Europeans. Imagine how important Alaska is to the United States geopolitically and the same could be true of Greenland. We shall see.
- 1817: Regular steamboat service up-and-down the Mississippi River begins on this date.
- 1824: The future 22nd Republican vice president of the United States—Levi P. Morton—is born in Shoreham, Vermont, on this date. He served under President Benjamin Harrison from 1889-1893.
- 1860: At Chicago, the Republican Party selects Abraham Lincoln as its candidate for the presidency of the United States.
- 1861: The Confederate government offers war volunteers a $10 premium to join the ranks.
- 1863: During the Vicksburg Campaign, the bloodiest fighting occurs at Champion’s Hill in Mississippi.
- 1866: Charles Elmer Hires invents root beer on this date. Elsewhere, Congress authorized the first 5-cent piece to undergo minting.
- 1868: The U.S. Senate failed by one vote to convict President Andrew Johnson as it took its first ballot on the 11 articles of impeachment against him. Thirty-five out of 54 senators voted to find Johnson guilty of “high crimes and misdemeanors” over his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, falling one vote short of the two-thirds majority required to convict; 10 days later, the trial ended after two other articles of impeachment went down in flames, too. The problem was Johnson wanted to follow the wishes of assassinated President Abraham Lincoln who wanted to treat the South with leniency while Lincoln’s holdover Cabinet members wanted to crush them.
- 1869: The Cincinnati Reds play their first baseball game and win 41-7.
- 1879: The Treaty of Gandamak between Russia and Great Britain set up the Afghan state as a buffer nation between the two major powers.
- 1881: Near Berlin, the world’s first electric tram goes into service in Licterfelder, Germany.
- 1888: Emile Berliner demonstrated the first recording on a flat disc on this date. Elsewhere, Texas dedicated its capitol on this date in the city of Austin.
- 1910: The U.S. Congress authorized the U.S. Bureau of Mines on this date.
- 1911: The remains of a Neanderthal man are uncovered on the island of Jersey in Britain’s Channel Islands.
- 1914: The American Horseshoe Pitchers Association organizes in Kansas City.
- 1918: The U.S. Congress passes the Sedition Act of 1918, making criticism of the government an imprisonable offense.
- 1920: Pope Benedict XV canonized Joan of Arc. Meanwhile, former Republican Vice President Levi Morton died in Rhinebeck, NY, on his birthday at age 96.
- 1927: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rules that bootleggers must pay income taxes on their ill-gotten gains.
- 1929: The motion picture industry presented the first Academy Awards on this date. The movie, “Wings,” won best production while Emil Jannings and Janet Gaynor won best actor and best actress respectively.
- 1939: The government began its first food stamp program in Rochester, New York; under future President Barack Obama, it is at the highest levels ever before seen. Elsewhere, the Philadelphia Athletics and the Cleveland Indians met at Shibe Park in Philly for the first baseball game played under lights in the American League.
- 1940: Prime Minister Winston Churchill returns to London from Paris as the Nazi juggernaut rolls across France.
- 1941: Over Birmingham, England, the Luftwaffe flies its last great air raid; after this, most units would begin moving eastward for the assault on Russia in early summer. Meanwhile, the Italian army in Ethiopia under Count Aosta surrenders to the British.
- 1943: The nearly month-long Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ended as German forces crushed the Jewish resistance and blew up the Great Synagogue. An estimated 7,000 Jews died during the uprising while the Nazis summarily executed about 7,000 others. The Nazis deported the remaining Jews, more than 40,000 of them to concentration camps scattered across Poland.
- 1944: The first load of 180,000 Jews arrives at Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
- 1946: Roger Earl, future original drummer of both Savoy Brown[i] and Foghat[ii] was born in England on this date as was Robert Fripp—future multi-instrumentalist and ongoing original member of the British Prog-Rock band, King Crimson[iii]. Elsewhere, Jack Mullin presented the first magnetic tape recorder to the world on this date.
- 1948: Israel issues its first postage stamps.
- 1960: Theodore Maiman operates the first optical laser at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California. Elsewhere, the Big Four summit in Paris collapsed due to the American U-2 spy plane incident.
- 1961: Park Chung-hee seized power in South Korea in a military coup.
- 1963: Gordon Cooper completes 22 orbits in the space capsule Faith 7 to end Project Mercury.
- 1965: Future bassist with the Grunge Rock band, Nirvana[iv]—Krist Novoselic—is born in Compton, California, on this date. Elsewhere, he Campbell Soup Company introduces SpaghettiOs under its Franco-American brand.
- 1966: China launched the Cultural Revolution, a radical as well as deadly reform movement aimed at purging the country of “counter-revolutionaries.” This was a euphemism for slaughtering millions of older Chinese civilians who remembered the days before the communist revolution took over the country.
- 1969: Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey of the Who[v] undergo arrest on assault charges.
- 1975: Japanese climber Junko Tabei became the first woman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. Meanwhile, Muhammad Ali scores a technical knockout over Ron Lyle in the 11th round of their heavyweight title fight.
- 1977: In their heavyweight title fight, Muhammad Ali beats Alfredo Evangelista in 15 rounds.
- 1980: In the 34th National Basketball Association’s Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 4 games to 2.
- 1982: In the Stanley Cup Finals, the New York Islanders sweep the Vancouver Canucks in 4 games.
- 1983: The Lebanese Parliament signs a peace accord with Israel.
- 1984: Comedian Andy Kaufmann died in Los Angeles, California, at age 35.
- 1988: The U.S. Supreme Court, in California v. Greenwood, ruled that police officers may search a person’s trash without a warrant. Elsewhere, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop released a report declaring nicotine was addictive in ways similar to heroin and cocaine.
- 1989: Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping ended a 30-year rift when they formally met in Beijing.
- 1991: Queen Elizabeth is the first British monarch to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress.
- 2001: At the Cannes Film Festival, “Mulholland Drive,” a film directed by David Lynch, has its premiere.
- 2002: James Dewar, the bassist/vocalist with the Scottish rock band, Stone the Crows[vi], and the legendary voice and bass of the original Robin Trower[vii] group died on this date from complications of a rare disease, which caused him to suffer repeated small strokes.
- 2010: Ronnie James Dio—vocalist who took the place of Ozzie Osborne in Black Sabbath[viii]—lost his battle with stomach cancer on this date.
- 2011: The European Union approves a $110.8 billion (78 billion euro) bailout package for Portugal.
- 2013: Pope Francis calls for worldwide ‘financial reform along ethical lines’, which would curb the ‘tyranny’ of ‘markets and financial speculation’.
- 2015: Mohammad Morsi, the first democratically elected leader of Egypt and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, receives a sentence of death for his role in a prison outbreak in 2011 that led to many deaths.
- 2019: According to the Global Drug Survey, English-speaking peoples are more likely to get drunk throughout the year than do, non-English speakers, with the British getting drunk the most, an average of 51 times per year. Folks, this is bogus information as Russians drink more than anyone and communist nations’ citizens (or authoritarian ones) drinking more than anyone anywhere else.
- 2020 Saturday: Thanks to communist China, the Wuhan Virus Crisis continues as the disease continues causing problems around the world. However, information coming from independent sources within the totalitarian state report as many as 750,000 cases of the coronavirus with possible number of deaths ranging from 150,000-to-250,000. Since the authoritarian state won’t tell the world the truth, we must rely on these brave sources willing to put their lives and those of their families at risk to get the truth out to the rest of the world. Here are the global statistics for today: 4,626,632 confirmed cases what with 311,363 confirmed deaths but 1,679,428 confirmed recoveries which is amazing, the number of recoveries compared to deaths. In the United States, we have 1,497,244 confirmed cases, 89,420 confirmed deaths, but 272,525 confirmed recoveries. In the three states where we have chef-authors, California, Hawaii, and Washington state, here are the stats, state by state, beginning first with the Golden State: 76,793 confirmed cases, 3,204 confirmed deaths, but of course, 0 confirmed recoveries- California, give us the information! You are no better than flipping communist China! For Hawaii, we have 638 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 564 confirmed recoveries- thank you, Gov. Ige. For the once great state of Washington, now beset by a socialist state government, here are the stats: 18,288 confirmed cases, 999 confirmed deaths, but like that fellator Gov. Gavin Newsom in California, NO number of confirmed recoveries because Gov. Inslee won’t share the stats. Vote these scumbags out of office as soon as possible.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0101 an 8” x 10” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Geranium Day.” 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 next album featuring Roger Waters as composer is a soundtrack he did in conjunction with the Bleeding-Heart Band for a film named, “When the Wind Blows,” an album that came out on May 12, 1984. As always, the artist provides a lush musical score which is why we love him as much as we do. We hope you will seek out this eclectic recording as it is a must-add addition for anyone’s musical collection. You will indeed enjoy it, we guarantee it.
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[i] We promoted the music of the greatest blues-rock-British-boogie band, Savoy Brown, beginning on Friday, 28-January-2011 through Monday, 28-February-2011. Kim Simmonds is one of the greatest guitarists of all time which is why everyone should check the music of this fabulous band out ASAP.
[ii] We began promoting the music of Foghat, one of the all-time greatest rock bands to explode out of England, beginning on Monday, 18-February-2018 through Monday, 19-March-2018. We hope you will seek the music of this celebrated group out by checking out the blog posts on those dates.
[iii] We promoted the music of King Crimson, one of the greatest prog-rock bands of all time beginning on Monday, 20-October-2014 through Sunday, 21-December-2014. We hope you will check them out as the remain active to this day.
[iv] We hope to share the music of Nirvana with the world within the next decade or so when we will do a series of Grunge Rock bands.
[v] We promoted the music of the Who and of its individual band members beginning on Monday, 03-August-2015 through Sunday, 29-November-2015. We hope you will seek out the music of this veteran British band as well as of Pete Townsend, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, and Roger Daltrey. We know you will enjoy them.
[vi] When we promoted the music of Procol Harum and Robin Trower, we should have presented Stone the Crows. We apologize for this oversight.
[vii] We began promoting the music of both Procol Harum and Robin Trower along with Gary Brooker beginning on Monday, 16-March-2015 through Sunday, 31-May-2015. We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your growing music collection.
[viii] We hope to offer the music of Black Sabbath sometime in the next decade.
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