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TODAY IN HISTORY—JUNE 09, 2020:
Primary Election Day (State Holiday- West Virginia)
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara; Deep Purple featuring Jon Lord, Strawberry Alarm Clock featuring George Bunnell, Uriah Heep featuring Mick Box, and Wishbone Ash featuring Trevor Bolder:
- A.D. 68: The Roman Emperor Nero committed suicide on this date ending a 13-year reign of terror having implored his secretary Epaphroditos to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by flogging.
- 1456: The 23rd recorded perihelion passage of Haley’s Comet by the Earth occurs on this date.
- 1534: Jacques Cartier first sails into the St. Lawrence River’s mouth on his exploratory journey of discovery in North America.
- 1549: The Church of England adopts the Book of Common Prayer.
- 1588: The Spanish Armada departs Lisbon, Portugal, bound to do battle with England.
- 1720: Sweden and Denmark sign the third Treaty of Stockholm.
- 1732: James Oglethorpe received a charter from Britain’s King George II to found the colony of Georgia on this date.
- 1772: The first naval battle during the Revolutionary War takes place off the shore of Providence, Rhode Island.
- 1790: John Barry copyrighted the first American book to receive a copyright: “Philadelphia Spelling Book.”
- 1802: The U.S. military founds the military academy at West Point.
- 1856: 500 Mormons abandon Iowa and head west towards Utah.
- 1863: A two-day meeting began in New York City to create the United States Veterinary Medical Association (now the American Veterinary Association).
- 1869: Charles Elmer Hires sells his first root beer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1870: Author Charles Dickens died in Gad’s Hill Place, England.
- 1898: China leases Hong Kong’s new territories to Great Britain for 99 years.
- 1911: Carrie A. Nation, the hatchet-wielding temperance crusader, died in Leavenworth, Kansas, at age 64.
- 1916: In San Francisco, CA, future 8thS. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara is born. A Republican (until 1978; he then became a Democrat), he served under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson from 01-21-1961 to 02-29-1968.
- 1931: Robert H. Goddard patented a rocket-fueled aircraft design.
- 1934: Donald Duck made his debut in the Silly Symphonies cartoon, “The Wise Little Hen.”
- 1940: During World War II, Norway decided to surrender to the Nazis, effective at midnight.
- 1941: Jon Lord, future keyboardist with the great British hard rock band, Deep Purple[i], was born in England on this date.
- 1942: In their ongoing punishment of the Czechs for having murdered their appointed Nazi leader, Reinhard Heydrich, the Nazis raze the town of Lidice, murdering everyone in it.
- 1943: The Federal Government began withholding income tax from paychecks. In doing this, the government transferred the onus of collecting taxes onto the employer and away from them, something ignorant people still do not believe is their government screwing them. Everyone should write a monthly check to the IRS, which would open their eyes and cause them to demand tax reform. This occurred because President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Current Tax Payment Act of 1943 into law.
- 1944: During World War II, the Russians launch an offensive into the Karelian Peninsula of Finland, designed to take them out of the war. (The Finns were allies of the Axis).
- 1945: Japanese Premier Kantaro Suzuki declared that Japan would fight to the last rather than accept unconditional surrender.
- 1946: Mel Ott (with the New York Giants) became the first manager to suffer ejection from both games of a doubleheader.
- 1947: Future lifelong guitarist with the hard rock British band, Uriah Heep[ii]—Mick Box—is born in England on this date.
- 1949: Future guitarist with famed acid rock band, the Strawberry Alarm Clock[iii]– George Bunnell- is born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on this date.
- 1950: Trevor Bolder—future bassist/vocalist with a variety of English bands–Wishbone Ash[iv] 1981-82 / David Bowie[v] 1971-73 / Spiders from Mars 1976 / Uriah Heep[vi] 1977-2011—was born in England on this date.
- 1953: Ninety-four people died when a tornado struck Worcester, Massachusetts.
- 1954: During the Senate-Army Hearings, Army special counsel Joseph N. Welch berated Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, R- Wisconsin, for verbally attacking a member of Welch’s law firm, Fred Fisher, asking McCarthy: “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”
- 1959: The first ballistic missile carrying submarine, the USS George Washington, launched.
- 1967: During the 1967 War between Israel and its Arab enemies, the Israelis reach the Suez Canal.
- 1969: The Senate confirmed Warren Burger to be the new chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, succeeding Earl Warren. Meanwhile, his fellow members of the Rolling Stones[vii] force Brian Jones to quit the group because of his drug problems and legal issues, which prevent the band from touring the United States.
- 1970: Harry A. Blackmun takes the oath of office as Supreme Court Justice.
- 1972: Heavy rains triggered record flooding in the Black Hills of South Dakota; the resulting disaster left at least 238 people dead and $164 million in damage.
- 1973: Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes, becoming horseracing’s first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.
- 1977: The people of Great Britain and its remaining empire celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
- 1978: Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints struck down a 148-year-old policy of excluding black men from the Mormon priesthood. Meanwhile, in the 15th round of their heavyweight boxing title fight, Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton to win the title. Finally, one of 21 remaining Gutenberg Bibles sells for $2.4 million in London, England.
- 1982: Israeli jets wipe out Syrian SAM-Missile sites in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon.
- 1983: Britain’s Conservatives, led by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, won a decisive election victory.
- 1985: The Soviet Union’s Vega-1 Venus space probe deposits a landing capsule onto the surface of the cloud-covered planet. Meanwhile, jihadist trash kidnapped American educator Thomas Sutherland and held him in Lebanon until releasing him in November 1991. Scumbag terrorists, we need to kill all of them.
- 1986: The Rogers Commission released a report on the Challenger disaster. The report explained that the spacecraft blew up because of a failure in a solid rocket booster joint.
- 1993: As millions of Japanese watched on television, Crown Prince Naruhito wed commoner Masako Owada in an elaborate Shinto religious ceremony. Meanwhile, the science fiction film “Jurassic Park,” directed by Steven Spielberg, had its world premiere in Washington, D.C.
- 1999: NATO and Yugoslavia signed a peace agreement regarding the independence of Kosovo.
- 2000: Canada and the United States signed a border security agreement on this date that called for the two nations to establish a border enforcement team. We need to do this with flipping Mexico!
- 2003: As rebels bore down on the capital of Liberia, French helicopters rescued more than 500 Americans, Europeans, and other foreigners.
- 2004: The body of Ronald Reagan arrived in Washington, D.C., to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda before the 40th president’s funeral.
- 2010 Wednesday: President Obama meets with Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority, and promises Palestinians $400 million in U.S. assistance for the West Bank and Gaza.
- 2013 Sunday: Edward Snowden publicly makes his identity known as the leaker of NSA documents to the world as well as demonstrated that President Barack Hussein Obama was spying on not only the entire world but also on every American—thank you, Mr. Snowden.
- 2014 Monday: In a wide-ranging review, the Veterans Affairs Department said more than 57,000 U.S. military veterans had been waiting for 90 days or more for their first VA medical appointments, and an additional 64,000 appeared to have fallen through the cracks, never getting appointments after enrolling and requesting them. Meanwhile, Laverne Cox becomes the first transgender person to appear on the cover of Time magazine.
- 2016 Thursday: President Barack Obama announces his official endorsement of former first lady, former New York senator, and former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton on this date as does Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.
- 2017 Friday: In Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals, the defending champion, the Cleveland Cavaliers, beat the Golden State Warriors by a final score of 137-116. The Cavaliers came out strong and never fell behind the Warriors because LeBron James and Kyrie Irving opened a can of ‘whoop-ass’ and staved off elimination. Game 5 will occur on Monday night, 06-12-2017 at Golden State. Is it possible that what happened up in 2016 will befall the Warriors again? Stick around and see, folks. Meanwhile, punching back after his fired FBI director’s damaging testimony, President Donald Trump accused James Comey of lying to Congress and said he was “100 percent willing to testify under oath about their conversations.” Elsewhere, actor Adam West, TV’s “Batman,” died in Los Angeles at age 88.
- 2018 Saturday: Justify, ridden by Mike Smith and trained by Bob Baffert, won the Belmont Stakes to become horse racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner and the second in the past four years.
- 2019 Sunday: In Hong Kong, one of the largest anti-Beijing protests breaks out as more than 1 million people take to the streets to protest the new extradition law demanded by the communist government by which, people accused of crimes in the former British colony once arrested would be sent to the mainland for trial. God bless them! Meanwhile, in the capital of Sudan- Khartoum- anti-government protests against the ruling military junta breakout as hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets in that Islamist country.
- 2020 Tuesday: The Xi Jinping Bat Flu Virus continues racking up numbers as it plows along, methodically causing trouble everywhere it goes. Here are the stats for the world at large: 7,185,573 confirmed cases, 408.854 confirmed deaths, and 3,352,665 confirmed recoveries which dwarfs the number of deaths. Next, here are the numbers for the United States: 2,016,859 confirmed cases, 113,505 confirmed deaths, and 540,763 confirmed recoveries. In the three states where the world famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day has chef-authors- California, Hawaii, and Washington, here are the stats, Golden State first: 113,489 confirmed cases, 4,697 confirmed deaths, but NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries which tells you all you need to know, that it’s about politics and nothing more. Next, in the Aloha State, here are the stats: 679 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 618 confirmed recoveries. Finally, in the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 24,354 confirmed cases, 1,176 confirmed deaths, but like California, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.
- 2020 Tuesday A: Besides numerous California cities talking about defunding or closing down altogether the police, now Democrat losers are talking about defunding state prisons and transferring the money to social services. NO wonder gun sales are going through the roof. Virtually everyone who writes for the AICPENDBLOG.COM already has firearms and are adding more as we speak. If this is going to become the new Deadwood, so be it. We are ready. Note: to all cities appalled at the talk of defunding the police, there is a simple answer: vote every last flipping Democrat out of office ASAP.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0125 a 20” x 16” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Down in the Garden.” 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 released a look back at the distant past effort, the acclaimed “London 1966-1967” on September 19, 2014. The band formed in 1965 and created an almost instantaneous following with its crazed psychedelic music augmented with some of the airiest poetry and lyrics ever imagined at the time. This effort features the band performing in its earliest phase with Roger Waters, Syd Barrett, Nicky Mason, and Richard Wright. We hope you will seek this album out and consider adding it to your growing collection of nothing but the absolute best in rock music as you are going to enjoy it. What are you waiting for? Get it NOW!
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[i] We shared the music of Deep Purple, Ian Gillan, Captain Beyond, Elf, and Rainbow beginning on Tuesday, 20-March-2018 and concluded this massive offering on Sunday, 14-October-2018. Please seek out the music by all of these phenomenal bands. All are fabulous.
[ii] 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.
[iii] We began promoting the music of this famed psychedelic band- Strawberry Alarm Clock- beginning on Tuesday, 03-April-2012 through Saturday, 08-April-2012. Please check them out- you will enjoy them.
[iv] We began celebrating the music of Wishbone Ash beginning on Sunday, October 28, 2018 and continued it through Sunday, January 06, 2019. From there, we covered the music of Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash beginning on January 07, 2019 through Sunday, January 13, 2019. We hope you will seek them out and add them to your collection of the BEST rock-and-roll music. You will be glad you did.
[v] We hope to promote the music of David Bowie within the next decades.
[vi] See earlier footnote.
[vii] 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.
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