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TODAY IN HISTORY—JUNE 14, 2020:
U.S. Army Birthday, Flag Day, Bunker Hill Day (Massachusetts)
President Donald J. Trump; Vice President Adlai Stevenson; Associate Supreme Court Justice Ward Hunt; Romanian WW II Axis leader Ion Antonescu; Chuck Berry, Country Joe and the Fish featuring Barry “the Fish” Melton, the Four Tops featuring Renaldo “Obie” Benson, Little Feat, WAR featuring Charles “Lowrider” Miller, Yes, featuring Alan White, and the Zombies featuring Rod Argent:
- 1642: In Massachusetts, colony leaders pass the first compulsory education law in America—for males.
- 1775: The United States forms the Continental Army on this date, which formed for the purposes of the common defense and appointed George Washington as its commander the following day. The nation considers this act as the birth of the U.S. Army.
- 1777: The Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the Stars and Stripes as the national flag. The Flag Resolution stated “Resolved: that the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.” On May 20, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson—a Democrat—officially proclaimed June 14 as “Flag Day,” a day commemorating the “Stars and Stripes.”
- 1800: At the Battle of Marengo, Napoleon Bonaparte defeats the Austrians; the dish Chicken a la Marengo is the dish created by Napoleon’s chefs to celebrate the victory.
- 1810: Future 42nd Supreme Court of the United States Associate Justice Ward Hunt is born on this date. He began political life as a Democrat, then a member of the Free-Soil Party, and ended up a Republican. President Ulysses S. Grant nominated him to fill the seat of Democrat Associate Justice Samuel Nelson. Hunt served from 12-11-1872 to 01-27-1882.
- 1834: In Springfield, Vermont, Isaac Fischer Jr. receives a patent for the invention of sandpaper while Cyrus Hall McCormick received a patent for his reaping machine.
- 1841: The first Canadian parliament opens in Kingston, Ontario.
- 1846: California declares independence from Mexico in Sonoma, California.
- 1847: Robert von Bunsen invents the Bunsen burner.
- 1882: Future leader of Romania and Axis member, Ion Antonescu, is born on this date.
- 1893: Philadelphia observed the first Flag Day celebration in the United States.
- 1900: The Hawaiian Territorial government commences on this date.
- 1904: Dutch troops occupy Kuto Reh, Sumatra, killing all civilians inside.
- 1914: The 23rd Vice President of the United States—Democrat Adlai Stevenson who served in the second Grover Cleveland administration, 1893-1897—died on this date.
- 1919: When Captain John Alcot and Lt. Arthur Brown flew from Newfoundland to Ireland on this date, they made the first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight.
- 1922: Warren G. Harding became the first president heard on radio, as Baltimore station WEAR broadcast his speech dedicating the Francis Scott Key memorial at Fort Henry.
- 1923: The recording of the first country music hit—“Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane”—takes place on this date.
- 1928: At the Republican National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, selects Herbert Hoover to be its presidential candidate.
- 1934: Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini convene in Vienna, Austria.
- 1936: Future vocalist with the Motown band, the Four Tops[i]— Renaldo “Obie” Benson (vocals 1954-2005)—is born in Detroit, Michigan, on this date.
- 1938: Benjamin Grushkin receives a patent for chlorophyll.
- 1940: German troops entered Paris during World War II; the same day, the Nazis began transporting prisoners to the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland.
- 1941: The Soviet Union deports 11,000 Estonians to Siberia ahead of the German invasion,
- 1942: Ann Frank begins her diary.
- 1943: The U.S. Supreme Court in West Virginia v. Barnette ruled 6-3 that public-school officials could not force children to salute the flag of the United States of America. What a load of unpatriotic crap.
- 1944: The first B-29 raid against Japan occurs on this date.
- 1945: Future keyboardist/vocalist with the British rock bands, the Zombies[ii] and Argent—Rod Argent—is born in Great Britain on this date.
- 1946: Future 45th President of the United States—Donald J. Trump, a Republican—is born in the U.S. on this date. Elsewhere, Nat King Cole records “The Christmas Song” for the first time.
- 1947: Barry “the Fish” Melton, bass player and guitarist as well as vocalist with the Bay Area rock and roll band, Country Joe and the Fish[iii], was born on this date. Later, he played in another San Francisco band, the Dinosaurs with noted guitarist, John Cipollina[iv].
- 1949: Future longtime drummer with the British progressive rock band, Yes[v]—Alan White—is born in Great Britain on this date.
- 1951: The first commercial computer, UNIVAC 1, enters service at the Census Bureau.
- 1952: President Harry S. Truman officiated at the keel laying of the nuclear-powered submarine USS Nautilus at the Electric Boat Shipyard in Groton, Connecticut.
- 1954: Through an executive order, President Dwight D. Eisenhower adds the words “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance.
- 1962: The European Space Research Organization establishes on this date in Paris, which becomes the European Space Agency later.
- 1972: The Environmental Protection Agency ordered a ban on continued domestic use of the pesticide DDT, to take effect at the end of the year.
- 1979: The rock group, Little Feat[vi], disbands.
- 1980: A robber stabs founding member of the Los Angeles, California, funk-soul-rock band, WAR[vii]—saxophonist Charles “Lowrider” Miller—to death during a botched hold-up.
- 1982: Argentine forces surrendered to British troops on the disputed Falkland Islands.
- 1984: Southern Baptist convention members decide on no female clergy members.
- 1985: Lebanese Shiite extremists hijack TWA Flight 847 which set in motion a 17-day hijack ordeal. The scumbag jihadists seized the airliner shortly after takeoff from Athens, Greece.
- 1988: Alleging that he hit her, a woman sues Chuck Berry[viii] for $5 million.
- 1989: Queen Elizabeth II knights President Ronald Wilson Reagan. Meanwhile, groundbreaking begins on the world’s largest mall in Minnesota.
- 1990: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld, 6-3, police checkpoints that examined drivers for signs of intoxication. Elsewhere, in the 44th NBA Finals, the Chicago Bulls beat the Portland Trailblazers 4 games to 1.
- 1992: In the 46th NBA Finals, the Chicago Bulls beat the Portland Trailblazers 4 games to 2. Elsewhere, Mona Van Duyn becomes the first female U.S. poet laureate.
- 1993: President Bill Clinton nominated Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
- 1994: In the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, the New York Rangers beat the Vancouver Canucks 4 games to 3.
- 1995: In the 49th NBA Finals, the Houston Rockets beat the Orlando Magic 4 games to 0.
- 1998: In the 52nd NBA Finals, the Chicago Bulls beat the Utah Jazz 4 games to 2.
- 2011 Tuesday: The United States issues a terrorist warning for potential travelers to the Philippines.
- 2013 Friday: Iranians go to the polls to select a new president and local leaders. In so doing, Hassan Rouhani, a so-called ‘moderate’ becomes president. Elsewhere, massive flooding in northern India kills up to 10,000 people.
- 2014 Saturday: Putin’s Chechnyan thugs shoot down a Ukrainian airliner killing all 49 people aboard. The world demands answers but none are forthcoming.
- 2015 Sunday: “Jurassic World” becomes the first movie to pull in
$500 million on its opening weekend.
- 2017 Wednesday: A whacked-out, far-left liberal lunatic, wielding an automatic rifle, opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball game practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on this date. He wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, and several others; the gunman died in an exchange of fire with Capitol Hill police officers. Later, the U.S. Senate passes new sanctions on Russia for having meddled in the 2016 Presidential Election. Folks, the Russians have meddled in our elections since the 1920s.
- 2018 Thursday: The U.S. Department of Justice concludes that fired FBI Director James Comey was ‘insubordinate’ in his F-U investigation of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in that same year. He should be in prison.
- 2019 Friday: Women in Switzerland launch a national strike against the nation’s seeming sluggish movement towards equality. What is up with this sexist country? Give them their equal rights already.
- 2020 Sunday: Here are the global stats for the Wuhan Bat Flu sweeping the world. First, the planet: 7,835,340 confirmed cases, 431,141 confirmed deaths, and 3,733,612 confirmed recoveries. Next, here are the stats for the United States: 2,132,468 confirmed cases, 117,400 confirmed deaths, and 652,953 confirmed recoveries. Next, in the three states in which, the American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day has chef-bloggers- California, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 148,858 confirmed cases, 5,063 confirmed deaths, but ZERO mention of confirmed recoveries. Next, in Hawaii, here are the stats: 728 confirmed cases, 16 confirmed deaths, and 628 confirmed recoveries. Finally, in Washington, here are the stats: 25,834 confirmed cases, 1,217 confirmed deaths, but once again, no mention of confirmed recoveries.
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[i] We definitely hope to present the music of ALL the classic Motown bands- including the famed Four Tops- sometime within the next decade. Please, stay tuned for further developments.
[ii] We promoted the music of the Zombies, Argent, Rod Argent, and Colin Blunstone beginning on Monday, 28-October-2019 through Sunday, 05-January-2020. Please, check them out.
[iii] We promoted the music of Country Joe and the Fish beginning on Tuesday, 16-July-2013 through Friday, 26-July-2013. This was one of the greatest bands to explode out of San Francisco, California, during the Psychedelic 1960s.
[iv] We presented the music of Quicksilver Messenger Service on two unique occasions. The first commenced on Friday, 25-March-2011 through Monday, 04-April-2011. The second cycle with newer albums began on Tuesday, 20-August-2013 through Monday, 02-September-2013. We hope you will check the albums out by visiting whatever site you do for nothing but the absolute best in rock music.
[v] 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.
[vi] We celebrated the music of the amazing Little Feat beginning on Tuesday, 11-June-2013 through Monday, 15-July-2013. One of the great unsung bands of all time, we hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your music collection.
[vii] We began presenting the music of the Animals, of Eric Burdon and the Animals, of Eric Burdon, Eric Burdon and War, and War beginning on Monday, 08-June-2015 and the presentation ran through Sunday, 02-August-2015. We hope you will seek them out and consider making them a part of your listening pleasure.
[viii] Sometime within the next decade, we hope to present the music of classic rockers Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and numerous others. We know you will enjoy the presentation so please; remain vigilant for the day we do.
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