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TODAY IN HISTORY—MAY 28, 2020:
Last Day Stay-at-Home Order (Michigan)- ooops! Extended until June 6? You go dictator, Gretchen Whitmer, you go…the voters won’t forget!
U.S. Secretaries of State Edward Livingston, Louis McLane, and Walter Q. Gresham; U.S. Senator Marco Rubio; Creedence Clearwater Revival featuring John Fogerty, King Crimson featuring Gavin Harrison, Lynyrd Skynyrd featuring Deborah Jo “JoJo” Billingsley, and the 13th Floor Elevators featuring Stacy Sutherland:
- 1156: At the Battle of Brindisi, King Willem of Sicily beats the Byzantine fleet.
- 1431: Accused of slipping back into heresy by donning male clothing, her captors condemn Joan of Arc to DEATH by burning at the stake.
- 1521: Pope Leo X signs a treaty of peace with German Emperor Charles V.
- 1533: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, declared the marriage of England’s King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.
- 1588: Under the command of the Duke of Medina-Sidonia, the Spanish Armada sets sail from Lisbon to invade England and to reinstall Catholicism as the country’s ONLY faith.
- 1754: Near Pittsburgh, General George Washington and his troops defeat the French and Indians at the Battle of Ft. Duquesne.
- 1764: In Clermont, N.Y., British America, future 11thS. Secretary of State Edward Livingston is born. A Democratic-Republican and then a Democrat, he would serve under President Andrew Jackson 05-24-1831 to 05-29-1833.
- 1774: The First Continental Congress convenes in Virginia.
- 1786: In Smyrna, Delaware, future 12thS. Secretary of State Louis McLane is born. First a Federalist, then a National Republican, and finally a Democrat, he served under President Andrew Jackson from 05-29-1833 to 06-30-1834.
- 1818: The first steam vessel to sail the Great Lakes launches.
- 1830: The U.S. Congress authorizes the removal of all Native Americans east of the Mississippi to the Western Plains.
- 1851: Sojourner Truth attends a Women Rights Convention.
- 1863: The first black regiment, one that was composed of freed slaves, the 54th Massachusetts, leaves Boston to fight in the Civil War.
- 1892: In San Francisco, California, the founding members organized the Sierra Club, a group designed to protect the environment and to promote conservationism.
- 1895: In Washington, D.C., future 33rdS. Secretary of State Walter Q. Gresham is born. A Republican and then a Democrat, he would serve under President Grover Cleveland from 03-07-1893 to 05-28-1895.
- 1912: The Senate Commerce Committee issued its report on the Titanic disaster that cited a “state of absolute unpreparedness,” improperly tested safety equipment and an “indifference to danger” as some of the causes of an “unnecessary tragedy.”
- 1915: John B. Gruelle patents the Raggedy Ann doll.
- 1918: American troops fought their first major battle during World War I as they launched an offensive against the German-held French village of Cantigny; the Americans succeeded in capturing the village.
- 1919: Armenia declares its independence from Russia and wants it from Turkey.
- 1923: Unemployment in the United States is almost nil.
- 1928: Dodge Brothers and Chrysler Corporation merges into one company on this date.
- 1929: On this date in New York City, Warner Brothers presented the first all-color talking picture, “On with the Show.”
- 1934: The Dionne quintuplets were born near Callender, Ontario, to Olivia and Elzire Dionne. The babies were the first quintuplets to survive infancy.
- 1937: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt pushed a button in Washington, D.C., signaling that vehicular traffic could begin crossing the just-opened Golden Gate Bridge in California. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world, Neville Chamberlain became prime minister of Britain.
- 1940: During World War II, the Belgian army surrendered to invading German forces and King Leopold III surrenders himself to the conquerors.
- 1942: In response to the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the Nazis murder 1,800 Czechoslovakians at the village of Lidice.
- 1945: John Fogerty, future guitarist, and vocalist with Creedence Clearwater Revival[i] is born on this date.
- 1946: Stacy Sutherland—future guitarist with the psychedelic rock band, the 13th Floor Elevators[ii]—is born in the United States on this date.
- 1952: Future vocalist with Lynyrd Skynyrd[iii], Deborah Jo “JoJo” Billingsley (vocals 1975-1977 only member of the band not to be on the airplane that crashed as she had a dream two nights before the tragedy alerting her as to what was going to occur that night).
- 1953: The Walt Disney film “Melody” premiered in the Paramount Theatre in Hollywood. The picture was the first 3-D cartoon.
- 1957: The National League approves the moves of the New York Giants to San Francisco and the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles, California.
- 1959: The U.S. Army launched Able, a rhesus monkey, and Baker, a squirrel monkey, aboard a Jupiter missile for a suborbital flight, which both primates survived.
- 1961: After 78 years in service, the last run of the Orient Express—from Paris to Bucharest, Romania, leaves the station in France. Elsewhere, Amnesty International, a human rights organization, underwent founding.
- 1962: The U.S. Stock Market drops a record $20.8 billion in one day.
- 1963: Jomo Kenyatta becomes the first prime minister of an independent Kenya. Elsewhere, Gavin Harrison—one of the future drummers with the UK rock band, King Crimson[iv]—is born on this date.
- 1964: The Palestine National Congress forms the Palestine Liberation Organization.
- 1971: In Miami, Florida, future GOP Senator Marco Rubio is born. He would enter the U.S. Senate on 01-03-2011.
- 1972: The White House ‘plumbers’ break into the offices of the Democratic National Headquarters at the Watergate in Washington, D.C., setting in motion events that would eventually cause President Richard M. Nixon to resign from the presidency.
- 1976: The nations of the world signed the Peaceful Nuclear Explosion Treaty on this date, which limited any nuclear explosion, regardless of its purpose, to a yield of 150 kilotons.
- 1977: Fire raced through the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Ky., in which 165 people died in the fire.
- 1979: The European Union accepts Greece as a member—something they would regret in 2012.
- 1985: David Jacobsen, director of the American University Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon, suffered abduction by pro-Iranian kidnappers; his captors freed him 17 months later.
- 1987: To the embarrassment of Soviet officials, Mathias Rust, a young West German pilot, landed a private plane in Moscow’s Red Square without authorization. The Soviets freed Rust the following year.
- 1991: Ethiopian rebels seize the capital city of Addis Ababa from government troops.
- 1995: A 7.5 magnitude earthquake in the Russian town of Neftegorsk killed at least 2,000 people.
- 1996: President Bill Clinton’s former business partners in the Whitewater land fraud suffered conviction for fraud.
- 1998: Brynn, the wife of comic actor Phil Hartman of “Saturday Night Live” and “News Radio” fame shot him to death at his home in Encino and then took her own life. Elsewhere, Pakistan matched India with five nuclear test blasts. The U.S., Japan and other nations imposed economic sanctions. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said, “Today, we have settled the score with India.” Finally, Dr. Susan Terebey discovered a planet outside of our solar system using photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
- 1999: Leonardo de Vinci’s “The Last Supper” went back on display in Milan, Italy, after more than 20 years of restoration.
- 2002: Russia became a limited partner in NATO with the creation of the NATO-Russia Council.
- 2006: Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the all-time hit list.
- 2011: In Germany, at least 10 people die from cucumbers infected with the E. coli virus.
- 2013: French newspaper “Le Monde” reports the ongoing use of chemical weapons by Syria’s Bashar al-Assad’s troops against the rebels.
- 2014: Maya Angelou, American author of “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” and many other works, dies of natural causes at age 86. Elsewhere, the people of Egypt elect General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi president.
- 2015: The Federation of International Football Associations—FIFA—bans 11 people after an ethics investigation, the same people the U.S. Department of Justice has indicted on charges of corruption.
- 2016: After a three-year-old boy falls into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and a big gorilla named Harambe drags him about, zoo officials shoot the big ape dead setting off a firestorm of protest.
- 2017: The island nation of Sri Lanka suffers heavy rains and devastating mudslides which kill at least 151 people and injure numerous others.
- 2018: In Kyushu, Japan, Coca-Cola debuts its first alcoholic drink- Lemon-do- but no one here has had the opportunity to sample it.
- 2019: In Oklahoma, state prosecutors bring the first of at least 2,000 cases aimed at U.S. Pharmaceutical manufacturers for their part in creating the opioid epidemic that has killed more Americans than all wars put together. Johnson & Johnson find themselves hammered with charges of deceptive advertising and downplaying the potential addictive qualities of its drugs. Meanwhile in France, after the nation’s national health agency launches an anti-smoking campaign, one-million or more French citizens swear off the cancer sticks.
- 2020 Thursday: In response to the horrific slaying of forgery suspect George Floyd in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, on Monday, members of the U.S. Department of Justice arrive on scene to get to the bottom of this appalling crime. Meanwhile, enraged citizens backed by agitators and Antifa human refuse have lit the city ablaze and as of today have stormed the police precinct where the four fired officers once served. On the U.S. employment front, another 2.1 million Americans have filed for unemployment, bringing the number of unemployed Americans thanks to communist China’s coronavirus pandemic to 40.8 million, a number heretofore unseen in American history. One American worker out of every four now has no job.
- 2020 Thursday A: Here are the COVID-19 statistics for the world: 5,803,416 confirmed cases, 359,791 confirmed deaths, and 2,399,247 confirmed recoveries. In the United States, we have 1,758,422 confirmed cases, 102,917 confirmed deaths, and 378,566 confirmed recoveries. In the three states where the American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day- California, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 101,697 confirmed cases, 3,973 confirmed deaths, but again, NO mention of confirmed recoveries due to Gov. Gavin Newsom playing politics with the Chinese virus. Next, in Hawaii, here are the stats: 647 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 600 confirmed recoveries. Finally, in Washington, here are the numbers: 20,711 confirmed cases, 1,106 confirmed deaths, but like California, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. It’s all politics. Oh- Los Angeles says EVERYONE must wear face masks or not go out. Wow. Mayor Eric Garcetti needs removal from office ASAP.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0113 a 24” x 20” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “A Pair of Redheads.” 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!
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[i] We promoted the music of the world-famous Creedence Clearwater Revival beginning on Saturday, 16-November-2013 through Saturday, 07-December-2013. Being the inattentive morons that we were back then, we neglected to promote the music of the band’s individual members. We hope to do this one day so folks, keep vigilant for the day when we do.
[ii] We began promoting the music of the famous acid rock band from Texas- the 13th Floor Elevators- beginning on Tuesday, 14-May-2013 through Thursday, 06-June-2013. We would encourage everyone to seek the music of this legendary band out and adding it to their collections. You will be glad you did.
[iii] We hope to share the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd sometime in the next decade. At least by 2029 so please stay tuned for further news.
[iv] 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.
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