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TODAY IN HISTORY—MAY 18, 2020:
U.S. Senator Tom Udall: Apollo 10, the Flamin’ Groovies featuring George Alexander, the Guess Who featuring Bill Wallace, and YES featuring Rick Wakeman:
- 1096: On their way to do battle in the Holy Land, Crusaders massacre the Jews of the city of Worms.
- 1268: The Principality of Antioch, a crusader state, falls to the Mamluk Sultan Baibars in the Battle of Antioch.
- 1291: The Sultan of Egypt and his son take the last Christian stronghold of Acre along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It is important to note that the Crusaders were defending their Christian brethren in the Middle East- where Christianity began- from the rampaging Muslim scourge that was sweeping across the region like a red crescent. The Muslims claim the Crusaders were the ‘invaders’ when in fact, the Muslims were the ones intent on conquest and as we have seen spread both east and west like a lethal virus, conquering everything that fell into their hands.
- 1642: French colonists founded the Canadian city of Montreal on this date.
- 1652: Rhode Island becomes the first colony to make slavery illegal.
- 1765: A fire on this date in history destroyed about one-fourth of the Canadian city of Montreal.
- 1798: The United States appointed its first secretary of the Navy on this date—Benjamin Stoddert.
- 1803: England declares war on Napoleon Bonaparte’s France after he continues meddling in neighboring Italy and Switzerland.
- 1804: The people of France declare Napoleon Bonaparte “Emperor.”
- 1860: The Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln of Illinois as its presidential candidate.
- 1863: The Siege of Vicksburg began during the Civil War ending July 04, which will end with a Union victory.
- 1896: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), in Plessey v. Ferguson, endorsed the “separate but equal” racial segregation; a concept renounced 58 years later in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.
- 1900: Great Britain makes the island of Tonga a British protectorate.
- 1904: A Muslim criminal, Mulai Ahmed er Raisuli, the leader of a band of anti-government extremists, kidnaps an American citizen. This event would later be portrayed in the movie, “The Wind and the Lion,” (United Artists 1975) starring Sean Connery as the loveable erstwhile jihadist and Candice Bergen as the kidnapped American.
- 1910: Hailey’s Comet passed by the earth, brushing it with its tail as it did so on this date.
- 1917: Congress passed the Selective Service Act, which called up young men to fight in World War I on this date.
- 1918: At Oakdale, Pennsylvania, an explosion at a TNT factory kills 200 and injures many more.
- 1920: In Wadowice, Poland, future Pope John Paul II was born Karol Wojtyla.
- 1926: Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished while visiting a beach in Venice, California; however, she reappeared more than a month later, saying she had escaped after suffering kidnap and being held for ransom.
- 1933: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed a measure creating the Tennessee Valley Authority.
- 1933: The U.S. Congress passes the “Lindbergh Act,” which makes kidnapping a capital crime.
- 1934: Congress approved an act, known as the “Lindbergh Act,” that called for the death penalty in interstate kidnapping cases.
- 1940: German troops occupy the city of Brussels, Belgium.
- 1942: New York ended night baseball games for the duration of World War II on this date.
- 1944: During World War II, Allied forces finally occupied Monte Cassino in Italy after a four-month struggle with Axis troops. Meanwhile, the Soviet Union begins expelling the Tatars from Crimea, accusing them of collaborating with the Nazi occupiers.
- 1946: Future bassist with the San Francisco rock band, the Flamin’ Groovies[i]—George Alexander—is born on this date.
- 1948: During the war of Israel’s independence, the Saudi Arabians join the fight by invading Israel. The Arab Legion captures the fort atop Mt. Scopus. Meanwhile, in Tucson, Arizona, future New Mexico Senator Tom Udall, a Democrat, is born. He would enter the U.S. Senate on 01-03-2009.
- 1949: Future famed keyboardist with the British band, Yes[ii]–Rick Wakeman—was born in England. Elsewhere, future bassist with the Canadian rock band, the Guess Who[iii]—Bill Wallace—is born in Canada on this date.
- 1953: Jacqueline Cochran became the first woman to break the sound barrier as she piloted a Canadair F-86 Sabre jet over Rogers Dry Lake, California.
- 1967: Tennessee Governor Buford Ellington signed a measure repealing the law against teaching evolution that the state government used to prosecute John T. Scopes in 1925.
- 1969: Astronauts Eugene A. Cernan, Thomas F. Stafford, and John W. Young blasted off aboard Apollo 10 on a mission to orbit the moon.
- 1973: Harvard University law professor Archibald Cox receives the appointment to be the Watergate special prosecutor by U.S. Attorney General Elliot Richardson.
- 1974: India conducted its first nuclear test explosion.
- 1978: Italy legalizes abortion.
- 1980: The Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington State exploded, leaving 57 dead, or missing.
- 1981: The New York Native- a LGBTQIA+ newspaper- carried a story concerning rumors of “an exotic new disease” among homosexuals; it was the first published report about what the world would come to know as AIDS.
- 1991: Helen Sharman became the first Briton to rocket into space as she flew aboard a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft with two cosmonauts on an eight-day mission to the Mir Space Station.
- 1993: At the end of Round 6 in a 10-round bout, heavyweight boxer Larry Holmes improves his pro record to 58-4 by beating Paul Poirier via RTD- the boxer refused to answer the bell for the 7th
- 1994: Israeli troops completed their withdrawal from the Gaza Strip as Palestinian authorities took control.
- 2002: Heavyweight boxer Tim Witherspoon improves his professional record to 55-11-1 by beating Syrian heavyweight boxer Ahmed Abdin by unanimous decision in a 10-round bout.
- 2003: A Hamas suicide attacker disguised as an observant Jew killed seven Israeli bus passengers. Elsewhere, Pope John Paul II celebrated his 83rd birthday with an open-air Mass and requests for prayers so he could continue his papacy. Finally, “Les Miserables” closed on Broadway after more than 16 years and 6,680 performances.
- 2004: Former New York City fire commissioner Thomas Von Essen and former police chief Bernard Kerik, lionized after the 9/11 attack, came under harsh criticism from some members of the September 11 commission who said there had been an initial lack of cooperation between their departments. Elsewhere in the world, stunning supporters, Sonia Gandhi announced she would “humbly decline” to be the next prime minister of India. In the U.S., Randy Johnson, at age 40, became the oldest pitcher in major league history to throw a perfect game; the lefty retired all 27 batters to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Atlanta Braves 2-0.
- 2008: In the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, and Carrie Underwood win BIG.
- 2009 Monday: President Barack Obama urged Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu during a White House meeting to stop Jewish settlements and grasp a “historic opportunity” to make peace with the Palestinians. Meanwhile, spacewalking astronauts finished repairs to the Hubble Space Telescope.
- 2011 Wednesday: The United States made noise about punishing the government of Bashar al-Assad of Syria for ‘crimes’ committed against innocent people during the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War/Uprising/Insurgency.
- 2012 Friday: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German opera singer and baritone, dies at the age of 86.
- 2013 Saturday: Rome witnesses 100,000 people in the streets protesting the austerity measures the government intends to implement; the people demand jobs.
- 2014 Sunday: In Switzerland, the voters reject a ballot measure raising the minimum wage to $25 an hour American; had the measure passed, the rate would have been the highest in Europe. Elsewhere- in the United States- AT&T agreed to purchase satellite TV provider DirecTV for $48.5 billion, or $95 per share; the deal was completed in 2015. Meanwhile, Palm Desert, California, Cinematographer Gordon Willis (“The Godfather,” “Annie Hall,” and “All the President’s Men”) died on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, at age 82.
- 2015 Monday: According to Brainy History, President Barack Obama bans the use of certain military equipment by police in the wake of recent deaths of unarmed black men by police officers; the president means the move to help communities see police as protectors rather than as an “occupied force.”
- 2017: Chris Cornell, rhythm guitarist/lead vocalist with two Grunge Era bands, Soundgarden[iv] and Audioslave, committed suicide by hanging in his Detroit hotel room on this date. Cornell was 52-years-old.
- 2018 Friday: A 17-year-old punk armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school, killing eight students and two teachers. A state court charged him, Dimitrios Pagourtzis with capital murder; his attorney says he is facing 11 federal charges. Meanwhile, in the wake of child sex scandals, all of Chile’s 34 Catholic bishops offer their resignations to Pope Francis. Finally, a Global Air Mexico flight crashes near Havana’s airport, killing 110 people with just three survivors.
- 2019 Saturday: In an electoral surprise Downunder, Scott Morrison’s coalition government wins big in the Australian election.
- 2020 Monday: President Donald J. Trump ‘shocks’ his enemies, uh, the Fake News Media, when he informs them he has been taking hydroxychloroquine along with zinc- and possibly another medication- as a prophylactic against communist China’s ‘gift to the world’ COVID-19. Shortly afterwards, Fox News Channel host, Neil Cavuto goes berserk on his program, yelling, “IT CAN KILL YOU!” He then tries to coerce open-minded guests into condemning Trump, too, but they won’t which says much about them. Here are our stats for the day regarding the Wuhan Virus: Global Cases: 4,801,282 number of confirmed cases, 318,464 number of confirmed deaths, but 1,786,829 number of confirmed recoveries which is excellent. In the United States, we have 1,537,830 number of confirmed cases, 90,964 number of confirmed deaths, but 288,842 number of confirmed recoveries.
- 2020 Monday A: In the three states in which the American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day, the NEW AICPENDBLOG.COM, has chef-authors, California, Hawaii, and Washington state, here are the stats, California first: 78.839 number of confirmed cases, 3,261 number of confirmed deaths, but NO number of confirmed recoveries thanks to Gov. Gavin Newsom playing politics- the slime. Next, Hawaii has 640 number of confirmed cases, 17 number of confirmed deaths, but 573 number of confirmed recoveries which is amazing- thank you, Gov. Ige. Finally, in Washington state, we have 18,611 number of confirmed cases, 1,002 number of confirmed deaths, but 0 number of confirmed recoveries. Some states are not even providing the world with daily updates which is incorrect, too. This seems to be the way things are going to be. Communist China lies, Blue State governors and mayors lie, which should inform everyone of sound mind and healthy body that the Wuhan Flu is being used for POLITICAL PURPOSES. Remain alert, especially for legitimate figures out of Beijing because what they report is simply not the truth.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0103 a 16” x 20” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “After You, Alphonse.” 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:
Following the album, “The Final Cut” and the disbanding of Pink Floyd, David Gilmour recruited Nicky Mason and Rick Wright to do another ‘Pink Floyd album, this time as a trio but with other musicians assisting. The resulting effort, “A Momentary Lapse of Reason” came out on September 07, 1987 just as the MTV era was taking off and folks, this is an amazing album although Roger Waters sought to cause havoc when the band went on tour. Defeated legally from barring the band to use the ‘Pink Floyd’ name, the new Pink Floyd set out on a very profitable time in the history of the band. This album sold amazingly well, igniting a new wave of interest in the buying of albums, and attending concerts. We love this album and know that you will love it, too, so please rush out and pick it up- you will enjoy it for years, if not decades.
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[i] We shared the music of the Flamin’ Groovies beginning on Thursday, 25-November-2010 through Sunday, 02-January-2011. We hope you will check them out and enjoy.
[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] On Wednesday, 14-June-2017, we began presenting the music of the Guess Who and of its individual members- including Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, and Bravebelt.. The entire discography ran from the above date through Sunday, 01-October-2017. We hope you will check them out.
[iv] When we promote the music of Nirvana, we will do the music of Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Audioslave, and others of the genre and of the time. Please remain alert for when we do.
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