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TODAY IN HISTORY—JUNE 12, 2020:
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President (and Vice President) George H.W. Bush, the Atlanta Rhythm Section featuring Berry Bailey, Bill Haley and the Comets, Boston featuring Brad Delp, Cheap Trick featuring Bun E. Carlos, Colosseum featuring Jon Hiseman, the Dave Clark Five, Family, as well as King Crimson featuring John Wetton, the Pretenders featuring Pete Farndon, and the Troggs featuring Reg Presley:
- 1550: King Gustavus I Vasa of Sweden issued a decree on this date, which established the city of Helsinki.
- 1665: After driving the Dutch out of New Amsterdam, the English rename it “New York.” They also appointed its first mayor, Thomas Willett.
- 1691: Pope Innocent XII succeeds Alexander VIII in the Papacy.
- 1776: Virginia’s colonial legislature became the first to adopt the Bill of Rights.
- 1787: The U.S. Congress passes a law that stipulates senators must be 30 years old or older to serve.
- 1792: George Vancouver finds the site of what would become Vancouver, Canada.
- 1812: The combined armies of Napoleon Bonaparte cross the Russian border, bent on invasion.
- 1839: According to the legend, Abner Doubleday created the game of baseball on this date.
- 1849: Lewis Haslett of Louisville, Kentucky, patents the gas mask on this date—Patent US6529A.
- 1859: Prospectors discover the Comstock silver lode in Nevada.
- 1867: The Austro-Hungarian Empire forms on this date.
- 1898: Philippine nationalists declared independence from Spain.
- 1917: The United States Secret Service extends protection from the president to his family as well.
- 1918: In France on the Western Front, U.S. Army troops launch the first airplane bombing raid by an American unit.
- 1920: The Republican National Convention, meeting in Chicago, Illinois, nominated Warren G. Harding for president on the 10th ballot and nominated Calvin Coolidge for vice president.
- 1921: President Warren G. Harding urged every young man in America to attend military training camp.
- 1923: Harry Houdini—acclaimed magician—while suspended upside-down 40 feet above the ground managed to escape from a strait jacket.
- 1924: George H.W. Bush—future 43rd Vice President and then 41st President of the United States, a Republican—is born in Milton, Massachusetts, on this date. As the 43rd vice president, he served under President Ronald Reagan from 1981-1989 and then became the 41st President serving from 1989 to 1993.
- 1926: Brazil—in protest of the League of Nation’s determination to allow Germany to enter the body—quits the organization.
- 1935: In the U.S. Senate, Senator Huey Long of Louisiana sets the record for the longest speech by speaking 150,000 words over the course of 15.5 hours.
- 1939: The National Baseball’s Hall of Fame and Museum underwent dedication in Cooperstown, New York.
- 1941: Future vocalist with the British rock band, the Troggs[i]—Reg Presley—is born in Great Britain on this date.
- 1942: Anne Frank, a German-born Jewish girl living in Amsterdam, received a diary for her 13th birthday, less than a month before she and her family went into hiding from the Nazis. Meanwhile, German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler orders the enslavement of the Slavic peoples.
- 1943: SS Chief Heinrich Himmler orders the liquidation of ALL Nazi-established Jewish ghettoes in occupied Poland.
- 1948: Future longtime member of the Atlanta Rhythm Section[ii]–Berry Bailey (lead guitar/backing vocals 1971-2006)—is born on this date.
- 1949: John Wetton, future bassist and vocalist with the English bands, Family[iii], King Crimson[iv], and Asia[v] (as well as others), was born on this date.
- 1950: Future longtime drummer with the Rockford, Illinois rock band, Cheap Trick[vi]—Bun E. Carlos—is born on this date.
- 1951: Future original vocalist with the band, Boston[vii]—Brad Delp—is born in the USA on this date.
- 1952: Future member of the Anglo-American rock band, the Pretenders[viii] until his death from a heroin overdose in 1983–Pete Farndon (bass/vocals)—is born on this date.
- 1954: Bill Haley and the Comets[ix] release their iconic hit “Rock-around-the-Clock.”
- 1956: Under an executive order signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the United States Army officially adopted its present flag.
- 1963: One of Hollywood’s most notoriously expensive productions, “Cleopatra,” starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and Rex Harrison, opened in New York City, NY. Elsewhere in the country, civil rights leader Medgar Evers, 37, was shot and killed outside his home in Jackson, Mississippi.
- 1964: A court in South Africa sentenced Nelson Mandela to life in prison in for being a terrorist.
- 1965: Rock group, the Dave Clark 5[x], set a record by appearing for the 12th time on the Ed Sullivan Show.
- 1967: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), in Loving vs. Virginia, struck down laws prohibiting interracial marriages.
- 1968: Paramount Pictures released the Roman Polanski horror film “Rosemary’s Baby” on this date, which starred Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes.
- 1971: Tricia Nixon and Edward F. Cox exchanged wedding vows in the White House Rose Garden on this date.
- 1975: In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, “Hammering” Hank Aaron hits his first home run since 1965.
- 1978: “Son of Sam” killer, David Berkowitz, receives 25 years to life from the New York State Supreme Court.
- 1981: In the 3rd round of their WBC-heavyweight boxing match, Larry Holmes scores a TKO over challenger Leon Spinks. Elsewhere, major league baseball players began a 49-day strike over the issue of free-agent compensation. Sadly, the season did not resume until August 10, leaving baseball fans pounding sand. Finally, “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones underwent its first release.
- 1987: President Ronald Reagan, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin, publicly challenged Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.”
- 1991: In Russia, Boris Yeltsin becomes the new president, the first since the collapse of the USSR.
- 1994: Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman lost their lives in a horrendous slashing attack outside her Los Angeles home that shocked the world. A jury later acquitted her estranged husband, O.J. Simpson of the crime but a jury in a civil action eventually held him liable.
- 1999 Saturday: NATO-led peacekeeping forces enter the Yugoslavian province of Kosovo.
- 2002 Wednesday: In the NBA Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers sweep the New Jersey Nets 4 games to 0.
- 2004 Saturday: Former President George H. W. Bush celebrates his 80th birthday by skydiving.
- 2008 Thursday: In a referendum, Ireland shoots down the Lisbon Treaty, a program of reform for the European Union which throws the whole idea into confusion and uncertainty.
- 2009 Friday: Following ‘free elections’ in the Islamist hellhole of Iran, people protest them as being ‘unfair.’ Of all the Middle Eastern nations in which, President Barack Obama interfered during the “Green Revolutions,” Iran was the only one in which, he didn’t. Go figure.
- 2010 Saturday: Hungarian food critic Egon Ronay dies at age 94.
- 2011 Sunday: In the NBA Finals, the Dallas Mavericks win their first NBA title by beating the Miami Heat 4 games to 2.
- 2012 Tuesday: An Australian coroner’s report rules that a dingo and not a person sentenced to prison was responsible for the death of a baby in 1980. Meanwhile, Beijing-controlled World Health Organization announces that diesel exhaust causes cancer. Go figure.
- 2013 Wednesday: Russia bans gay propaganda promoting the ‘alternative lifestyles of the LGBTQIA+ community’ the day before. It goes into effect. Good.
- 2014 Thursday: After terrorists kidnap three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank, the government blames the jihadist thugs of Hamas.
- 2015 Friday: According to On This Day, Zimbabwe decides to end the nation’s national currency offering an exchange of 35 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars for $1 U.S. Hate to see the citizens bringing their money to the banks for exchange.
- 2016 Sunday: In the early morning hours, local Muslim jihadist Omar Mateen, 29 years-old opens fire at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, slaying 49 people and wounding another 53 before members of the Orlando Police Department kill the POS. Some say that Mateen himself was homosexual- something his wife denied- which was why he targeted the predominantly gay club.
- 2017 Monday: In Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors beat defending champion, the Cleveland Cavaliers by a final score of 129-120, capturing the crown for the second time in three years and avenging their loss to the Cavaliers the previous year. The addition of Kevin Durant, aka “KD,” during the offseason helped the Warriors clinch the NBA title.
- 2018 Tuesday: Jon Hiseman- famed drummer of the British rock band, Colosseum[xi]– died at age 73 on this date. Meanwhile, the first summit meeting between U.S. President Donald J. Trump and North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un occurs. Following its conclusion, they agree to meet again to discuss ways by which the two countries can bring peace to the Korean Peninsula.
- 2019 Wednesday: In Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins by a final score of 4-3 to win their first cup in team franchise history. Congratulations.
- 2020 Friday: Leftists continue causing trouble around the country, trouble we believe is being funded by Beijing and on the ground by their Democratic Party colluders. Shame on them. Meanwhile, the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, aka CHAZ, continues to exist, a place where robberies, rapes, and beatings are increasing exponentially. Various groups are now fighting for supremacy in there, how soon before we have outright violence, public whippings, and even executions? Meanwhile, the Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, a committed Marxist, says ‘it’s akin to the summer of love.’ Yeah, right. It is high time for the U.S. government to put both Beijing and their Democratic Party lackeys on notice that we are not going to put up with this crap. Enough is flipping enough! Sadly, statues across the country have been vandalized, torn down, and/or destroyed. Not good.
- 2020 Friday A: Here are the statistics for the Wuhan Bat Virus Crisis, sent around the globe by communist bigwig, Xi Jinping: 7,573,699 confirmed cases, 423,155 confirmed deaths, and 3,582,269 confirmed recoveries. In the United States, here are the stats for today: 2,083,548 confirmed cases, 116,130 confirmed deaths, and 626,642 confirmed recoveries. In the three states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day, aka the AICPENDBLOG.COM, has chef-authors- California, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, Golden State first: 141,983 confirmed cases, 4,943 confirmed deaths, but NO mention of confirmed recoveries; politics as usual. Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 685 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 622 confirmed recoveries. Finally, in Washington, here are the stats: 24,799 confirmed cases, 1,194 confirmed deaths, but like California, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.
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Original Beverly Carrick Artworks, Beverly Carrick—World Famous Artist, President George H.W. Bush, Vice President George H.W. Bush, the Atlanta Rhythm Section, Berry Bailey, John Wetton, Family, King Crimson, Asia, Cheap Trick, Bun E. Carlos, Boston, Brad Delp, “Rock-around-the-Clock” by Bill Haley and the Comets, the Troggs, Reg Presley, the Pretenders, Pete Farndon, The Dave Clark Five, Jon Hiseman, Colosseum, Loving vs. Virginia, “Rosemary’s Baby”, David Gilmour, Roland Carl Davis, Larry Holmes v. Leon Spinks,
[i] We began promoting the music of the Troggs on Monday, 06-January-2020 and then Google Blogger slammed the door shut on us. Go figure. We hope to return to presenting the music of the greatest bands in the world one day so please, remain vigilant for the day that we do.
[ii] The Atlanta Rhythm Section is another awesome American band, one we sure as heck hope to promote when and if we return to doing music again.
[iii] The music of this famed British band, Family as well as the spin-off group, Streetwalkers, appeared on Tuesday, 08-October-2013 through Thursday, 31-October-2013.
[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.
[v] We hope to promote the music of Asia at some point within the next 20 years.
[vi] When we return to promoting American bands, Cheap Trick will be towards the top so please stay alert. You won’t want to miss them.
[vii] Not sure when we will begin promoting the music of Boston but when we do, we will alert the readership. Stay tuned for further developments.
[viii] We are not sure as to when we will promote the music of the Pretenders but when we do, you will be the first to know so rejoice.
[ix] You can bet that one day we will promote the music of Bill Haley and the Comets. Remain alert for the day we do.
[x] We plan on doing the music of the Dave Clark 5 and the Box Tops one of these days.
[xi] We look forward to sharing the music of this influential British band within the next five years. Colosseum was overlooked when we shared the group of interconnected bands in which, Humble Pie, was a part. Sorry for the oversight.
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