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TODAY IN HISTORY—MAY 17, 2020:
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay; U.S. Supreme Court Justice Owen Josephus Roberts; U.S. Secretary of State (Acting) John Jay; Vice President John C. Breckinridge; King Crimson featuring Bill Bruford, Taj Mahal, and Uriah Heep featuring Russell Gilbrook:
- 218: The 7th recorded perihelion passage of Haley’s Comet is recorded.
- 352: Liberius begins his reign as Catholic Pope, replacing Julius I.
- 884: St. Adrian III begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 1527: Panfilo de Narvaez leaves Spain to explore the coast of Florida.
- 1536: Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer declared the marriage of King Henry the VIII and wife, Anne Boleyn, invalid after she failed to produce a male heir. The four accused lovers of Henry’s queen, Anne Boleyn, suffer execution on this date while Boleyn, already condemned to death, meets her end at the hands of the headsman two days later.
- 1590: Anne of Denmark receives the crown of Scotland.
- 1620: Crowds at a fair in Philippapoplis, Turkey, witness the first merry-go-round in history.
- 1673: Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette begin exploring the Mississippi River.
- 1678: King Charles II and King Louis XIV sign a secret treaty pledging mutual support to one another should anyone attack them.
- 1733: England passes the Molasses Act, which puts high tariffs on rum and molasses imported to the North American Colonies if they come from somewhere other than Britain.
- 1742: Emperor Frederick the Great decimates the Austrian army in battle.
- 1756: England declares war on France, which in North American becomes the French and Indian Wars while in Europe; it is the Seven Years War.
- 1775: During the American Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress bans trade with Canada.
- 1792: The New York Stock Exchange had its origins as a group of brokers met under a tree on Wall Street.
- 1804: Meriwether Lewis and William Clark begin exploration of the Louisiana Purchase.
- 1814: Norway’s constitution was signed, which provided for a limited monarchy.
- 1829: The first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court- John Jay- died in Bedford, NY, on this date. A Federalist, he was appointed by President George Washington to the nation’s high court and served from 09-26-1789 to 06-29-1795. He also served the nation as its first (acting) secretary of state from 09-15-1789 to 03-22-1790.
- 1849: Fire erupted in St. Louis, Missouri, resulting in the loss of three lives, more than 400 buildings and some two dozen steamships.
- 1855: In Albany, N.Y., the 17thS. Secretary of War John Canfield Spencer died at age 67. A Democratic-Republican (and later a Whig), he served under President John Tyler from 10-12-1841 to 03-04-1843 and then became the 16th U.S. Treasury Secretary.
- 1875: Louisville, Ky., held the first Kentucky Derby on this date. Elsewhere, the 14th vice president of the United States, 1857-1861, Democrat, John C. Breckinridge, died on this date in his hometown of Lexington, Ky. He was the youngest vice president and served under President James Buchanan.
- 1877: Edwin T. Holmes installs the first telephone switchboard burglar alarm.
- 1881: Frederick Douglass becomes the recorder for deeds in Washington, D.C.
- 1883: In Omaha, Nebraska, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show premieres for its first time.
- 1884: Alaska becomes a U.S. territory.
- 1897: The U.S. launches the first successful submarine that could run submerged for any considerable distance and combines gasoline and electric engines. The creator is designer, John Philip Holland.
- 1912: The Socialist Party of America nominated Eugene V. Debs for president at its convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- 1915: Chicago Cubs pitcher George “Zip” Zabel relieves with two outs in the first inning and winds up with a 4-3-19-inning win over Brooklyn in the longest relief ever before in Major League Baseball.
- 1932: The U.S. Congress changed the name of ‘Porto Rico’ to Puerto Rico on this date.
- 1933: U.S. News and World Report had its beginnings as David Lawrence began publishing a weekly newspaper called United States News.
- 1938: The U.S. Congress approves the Vinson Naval Act, which funds a two-ocean navy.
- 1939: Britain’s King George V and his wife, Queen Elizabeth, arrived in Quebec on the first visit to Canada by a reigning monarch.
- 1940: Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium, and begins the invasion of France.
- 1942: The newly formed Dutch SS Division swears its loyalty to Fuhrer Adolf Hitler. Meanwhile, in New York City, the famed blues singer, Taj Mahal[i], is born.
- 1946: President Harry S. Truman seized control of the nation’s railroads, delaying—but not preventing—a threatened strike by engineers and trainmen.
- 1948: The Soviet Union recognizes the state of Israel. Meanwhile, the great English drummer, Bill Bruford—played with Yes[ii], King Crimson[iii], and Genesis[iv]—is born.
- 1954: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, unanimously struck down racially segregated public schools.
- 1955: The 74th associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court- Owen Josephus Roberts- died on this date in West Vincent, Pa., on this date. A Republican, President Herbert Hoover nominated him to fill the seat of Edward Sanford. He served from 05-20-1930 to 07-31-1945.
- 1956: Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard was born in Wilmington, N.C. on this date. A gifted boxer, Leonard fought across five different weight classes and in 40 pro bouts, he compiled a record of 36 wins (25 by KO), 3 losses, and 1 draw.
- 1961: Cuban leader Fidel Castro offered to release prisoners captured in the Bay of Pigs invasion in exchange for 500 bulldozers; however, he eventually freed the prisoners in exchange for medical supplies.
- 1964: Future drummer with the British rock band, Uriah Heep[v], 2007-present, Russell Gilbrook, is born on this date.
- 1967: The Butler Act, a Tennessee statute prohibiting the teaching of evolution wins repeal after 42 years.
- 1970: “Hammering” Hank Aaron is the 9th player to get 3,000 hits in Major League Baseball.
- 1973: A special committee convened by the U.S. Senate began its televised hearings on the Watergate Scandal.
- 1974: Four car bombs exploded in Dublin and Monaghan, Ireland, killing 33 people for which, the Ulster Volunteer Force claimed responsibility two decades later.
- 1980: Rioting that claimed 18 lives erupted in Miami’s Liberty City after an all-white jury acquitted four former Miami police officers of fatally beating black insurance executive Arthur McDuffie.
- 1983: In the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, the New York Islanders sweep the Edmonton Oilers in four games.
- 1987: The USS Stark is hit by Iraqi missiles while in the Persian Gulf during the Iran-Iraq War; 37 sailors die. Iraq apologized for the attack calling it a mistake and paid more than $27 million in compensation.
- 1996: President Bill Clinton signed a measure requiring neighborhood notification when sex offenders move in. “Megan’s Law,” as it is known, was named for 7-year-old Megan Kanka, a New Jersey girl who was raped and murdered in 1994.
- 2011: The final episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show takes place in Chicago, Illinois; many celebrities attend the star-studded event.
- 2012: U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David B. Shapiro says America ‘is ready’ to attack Iran to prevent them from developing nuclear weapons.
- 2013: NASA records the brightest lunar impact ever seen.
- 2014: According to Brainy History, African leaders meet in Paris to discuss ways to fight Boko Haram, the Islamist group that kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls over a month ago in Nigeria; the country’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, has been slow to respond to the situation.
- 2015: Also, according to Brainy History, Taylor Swift receives eight awards at the Billboard Music Awards; Pharrell Williams, Meghan Trainor, One Direction, and Sam Smith were also multiple winners at the ceremony. Meanwhile, in Waco, Texas, a gun battle erupts between biker gangs and the police who arrive to stop it. In the resulting melee, 9 people die, another 18 are wounded, and in the aftermath, another 170 are arrested for being participants in organized crime.
- 2018: The U.S. Senate confirms Gina Haspel as the first female director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
- 2019: Taiwan becomes the first Asian nation to legalize same-sex marriage as a vote by parliament confirms it. Based on this alone is reason enough as to WHY the civilized world must welcome Taiwan- the Republic of China, aka Nationalist China, aka FREE China- back to the United Nations as an original founding member.
- 2020 Sunday: Here are today’s COVID-19 Wuhan Virus Crisis statistics for the globe: 4,710,614 confirmed cases, 315,023 confirmed deaths, and 1,732,344 confirmed recoveries. In the United States, we have 1,516,343 confirmed cases, 89,932 confirmed deaths, and 281,192 confirmed recoveries. In the three states in which, we have chef-bloggers, California, Hawaii, and Washington state, here are the stats, California first: 78,839 confirmed cases, 3,261 confirmed deaths, BUT NO number of confirmed recoveries: POLITICS. Next up, Hawaii: 640 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 572 confirmed recoveries; thank you, Gov. Ige. Finally, here is Washington state’s stats: 18,433 confirmed cases, 1,001 confirmed deaths, but, like California, 0 number of confirmed recoveries.
- 2020 Sunday A: Now, interesting note here: people are criticizing Russia for not sharing their REAL stats, they say the number of deaths are too low. Well, Russia said today they are only listing those citizens actually killed by the coronavirus and not those who might have died with the virus but from other things. Would that not be great if the CDC would do the same thing and would it not be great if the CDC forced every state to report the actual statistics? Here’s Russia’s stats: 281,752 confirmed cases, 2,631 confirmed deaths, and 67,373 confirmed recoveries. IF anyone is lying about their numbers, it’s the communist Chinese, the nation that gave this crap to the entire world. Here are their numbers: 88,423 confirmed cases, 4,634 confirmed deaths, and 81,785 confirmed recoveries. People’s Republic of China: NOTHING BUT LIARS.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0102 a 20” x 16” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Dining Alfresco.” 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:
Roger Waters is one of those unique musicians that must work constantly and here again, he delivers another concept album, this one entitled, “Radio K.A.O.S.,” an album that came out on June 15, 1987. Joining the multi-instrumentalist/vocalist are Graham Bond (percussion/drums), Mel Collins (saxophones), Andy Fairweather Low (guitars), and loads of other musicians and vocalists to tell the story of an accidental murder and what happens in the aftermath. We think everyone is going to enjoy this album as it is indeed a classic, one we know every fan of both the man and the band is going to enjoy. Please, seek it out and consider adding it to your growing album collection as we know you are going to take great delight in it. We thank you.
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[i] We definitely look forward to doing the music of the amazing Taj Mahal one day. Remain alert for when that day arrives.
[ii] We are unclear as to when we will begin promoting the music of the legendary British rock band, YES, but when we do, you will be the first to know. This offering will go as long as- if not longer- than the Beatles and their individual members. Please stay tuned.
[iii] We presented the music of this British prog-rock band, the amazing King Crimson, beginning on Monday, 20-October-2014 through Sunday, 21-December-2014. We hope you will check them out and add them to your collection.
[iv] We promoted the music of Genesis and its members beginning on Tuesday, 02-April-2019 through Sunday, 15-September-2019. This included not only the parent group but also Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Mike + the Mechanics, and Phil Collins. Please, look for them.
[v] Not sure as to when we will get around to doing the music of Uriah Heep but we hope to do it at the same time we promote the music of Hawkwind. We hope you will remain alert as to the day that we do.
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