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TODAY IN HISTORY—JUNE 17, 2020:
U.S. Secretaries of State Abel P. Upshur and Lewis Cass; U.S. Secretary of War Lewis Cass; Chief of the Nazi Party Chancellery Martin Bormann; John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers featuring Peter Green, Led Zeppelin, Santana (band) featuring Gregg Rolie, Mike + the Mechanics featuring Paul Young, and “Tommy” by the Who:
- 653: St. Martin I ends his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 656: Ali ibn Abu Talib begins his reign as Calief of Islam.
- 1397: The Treaty of Kalmar undergoes signing, creating a union between the kingdoms of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.
- 1462: Vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Sultan Mehmed II, forcing his army and him to retreat through Wallachia to the south of Romania.
- 1579: Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern-day California) for England.
- 1609: Netherlands, England, and France sign the Covenant of 12 Years.
- 1775: The Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill resulted in a costly victory for the British, who suffered heavy losses.
- 1789: During the French Revolution, the Third Estate declared it a national assembly, and undertook to frame a constitution.
- 1790: In Northampton Co., Va., future 15thS. Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur is born. He served under President John Tyler from 06-24-1843 to 02-28-1844.
- 1799: Napoleon Bonaparte incorporated Italy into his growing empire on this date.
- 1837: Charles Goodyear received his first patent. The patent was for a process he created that made working with rubber easier to do.
- 1855: During the Crimean War, the British and French bombard Sebastopol heavily resulting in thousands of deaths.
- 1856: The Republican Party holds its first national convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1861: President Abraham Lincoln observed Dr. Thaddeus Lowe demonstrate the use of a hydrogen balloon.
- 1866: In Detroit, Michigan, the former 14thS. Secretary of War and 22nd U.S. Secretary of State Lewis Cass died at age 83. A Democrat, as secretary of war, he served under President Andrew Jackson 08-01-1831 to 10-04-1836 and then became ambassador to France, then U.S. Senator from Michigan, then President Pro Tempore of U.S. Senate and finally 22nd U.S. Secretary of State. In this last role, he served under President James Buchanan from 03-06-1857 to 12-14-1860.
- 1872: Dodge City, Kansas, went from being a DRY city to a WET one when George M. Hoover commenced selling whisky within the town limits.
- 1876: At Rosebud Creek in the Montana Territory, 1,500 Sioux and Cheyenne warriors under the command of Crazy Horse beat back the forces of General George Crook.
- 1879: In New Brunswick, N.J., Thomas Edison received an honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the trustees of Rutgers College on this date.
- 1885: The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor aboard the French ship, Isere.
- 1900: Future Chief of the Nazi Party Chancellery Martin Bormann- who would serve in this position as Adolf Hitler’s gatekeeper from 05-12-1941 to 05-02-1945 is born on this date in the German Empire.
- 1913: United States Marines sailed from San Diego on this date bound for Mexico to protect American interests in the messed-up country.
- 1916: U.S. troops under the command of General “Black” Jack Pershing march into Mexico in pursuit of the bandit, Pancho Villa, and his cronies.
- 1926: Spain threatened to quit the League of Nations if the body permitted Germany to enter.
- 1928: Amelia Earhart embarked on a trans-Atlantic flight from Newfoundland, Canada, to Wales with pilots Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon, becoming the first woman to make the trip as a passenger.
- 1930: Once President Herbert Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Bill it became law on this date, placing the highest-ever tariffs on all incoming goods to the United States.
- 1931: British authorities in China arrested Indochinese communist leader, Ho Chi Minh, on this date.
- 1932: As 10,000 veterans marched on Washington, D.C., the U.S. Congress defeated the bonus bill, one that promised all World War I veterans a ‘bonus’ for their service.
- 1933: The Kansas City Massacre took place outside Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, as a group of gunmen attacked law enforcement officers escorting federal prisoner Frank Nash and murdered four of the officers along with Nash.
- 1938: Imperial Japan declares war on neighboring China.
- 1940: France asked Germany for terms of surrender in World War II from the invading Nazis. Meanwhile, the Soviet Union occupies the Baltic Republics of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
- 1941: The Federal government granted WNBT-TV in New York City the first construction permit to operate a commercial TV station in the United States on this date.
- 1942: The first group of the World War II U.S. Expeditionary Force lands in Africa at the Gold Coast. Meanwhile, “Yank,” a weekly magazine for the U.S. armed services, began publication and used the term “G. I. Joe” in a comic strip by Dave Breger.
- 1944: On this date, the people of Iceland proclaim the Republic of Iceland. Meanwhile, French troops landed on the Isle of Elba in the Mediterranean Sea.
- 1947: Future keyboardist and vocalist with Santana[i] 1969-1972 / 1982 / 1987 / 2016 and with Journey- 1975-1981, Gregg Rolie, is born in Seattle, WA, on this date. Elsewhere, in Benchill, Manchester, UK, future vocalist with Mike + the Mechanics[ii], Paul Young, is born.
- 1950: Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia sign a mutual defense pact. Meanwhile, Dr. Richard H. Lawler performed the first kidney transplant in a 45-minute operation in Chicago.
- 1953: Residents of East Berlin rebelled against the communist East German government, which forcefully suppressed the uprising with armored fighting vehicles to quell it. Elsewhere, U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas stayed the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, originally set for the next day, the couple’s 14th wedding anniversary; two days later, however, they met their end in the electric chair, one after the other.
- 1963: The U.S. Supreme Court banned the required reading of the Lord’s Prayer and Bible in public schools and the nation wonders why the country is in such horrible shape?
- 1966: Guitarist Peter Green joins the John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers[iii] in England.
- 1967: China successfully tested its first thermonuclear, aka hydrogen bomb.
- 1970: North Vietnamese troops severed the last remaining rail line in Cambodia during the Vietnam War.
- 1972: President Richard M. Nixon’s eventual downfall began with the arrest of five burglars inside Democratic national headquarters in Washington, D.C.’s, Watergate complex.
- 1975: Voters in the Northern Marianas agree to commonwealth status with the United States.
- 1976: the following teams of the American Basketball Association — the New Jersey Nets, the Denver Nuggets, the Indiana Pacers, and the San Antonio Spurs —merge into the National Basketball Association.
- 1980: Led Zeppelin[iv] begins its final European tour.
- 1982: President Ronald Reagan gives his ‘evil empire’ speech at his first United Nations General Assembly address.
- 1986: Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Warren Burger, submits his resignation; President Reagan nominates Judge Antonin Scalia.
- 1987: Pro-Iranian jihadist guerrillas, aka jihadists, kidnapped journalist Charles Glass, on leave from ABC-News in Beirut, Lebanon, on this date. He was able to escape these sons of bitches in August of that year.
- 1994 Friday: The infamous pursuit of O.J. Simpson in his Ford Bronco occurs as he fails to turn himself into the Los Angeles Police Department on charges of suspicion of murder in the deaths of his wife and her friend.
- 1995 Saturday: After 899 performances of the Who’s[v] rock opera, “Tommy,” take place, the show concludes its run at the St. James Theater in New York City.
- 1997 Tuesday: The National Hockey League announces it will add the following teams to the league: Nashville (1998), Atlanta (1999), Minneapolis-St. Paul and Columbus, Ohio (2000).
- 2008 Tuesday: On the first full day that gay marriage became legal by order of the California Supreme Court, hundreds of homosexual couples married one another across the Golden State. However, California voters later approved Proposition 8, which restricted nuptials to a union between a man and a woman. The state supreme court later overturned this ruling, too.
- 2009 Wednesday: President Barack Obama extended some benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees.
- 2010 Thursday: BP CEO Tony Hayward testifies before the U.S. Congress about the Deepwater Horizon disaster that caused the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
- 2011 Friday: The first condemnation of discrimination against Gays, lesbians, and transgender people comes out of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
- 2012 Sunday: In France, socialists win a majority of the seats in Parliament.
- 2013 Monday: A G-8 summit of wealthy nations opened in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, under a cloud with Russian President Vladimir Putin defiantly rejecting calls from the U.S., Britain, and France to halt his political and military support for Syrian leader Bashar Assad’s regime.
- 2015 Wednesday: A scumbag named Dylann Roof entered a historic African American church in Charleston, South Carolina, and murdered nine people with a handgun. Roof managed to get away but the police found and arrested him the following morning. Convicted of federal hate crimes, he received the death sentence; however, the punk later pleaded guilty to state murder charges and received a sentence of life without parole.
- 2017 Saturday: Jurors in the trial of Bill Cosby for aggravated indecent sexual assault reach an impasse; the judge declares a mistrial but this is not the end for the entertainer’s legal troubles.
- 2018 Sunday: After wrangling over Macedonia’s name, Greece and the former Yugoslav republic ink a historic deal that will change the name of Macedonia to Northern Macedonia. The disagreement was over the birthplace of Alexander the Great who was a Greek born in Greece.
- 2019 Monday: Former Egyptian thug President Mohammed Morsi drops dead at a court appearance. When the man achieved power during the Arab Spring, he was an Islamist intent on transforming a relatively free Egypt into a fascist, anti-Israel state. Good riddance.
- 2020 Wednesday: Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Paul Howard led a press conference early in the morning in which, he charged the two officers responsible for the death of Rayshard Brooks. Officer Garrett Rolfe, the man who fired the two lethal shots at a fleeing Brooks was hit with numerous accounts- 11 by our count- including felony murder. The other officer- Devin Brosnan- was hit with 3 counts but the D.A. said he flipped and would testify against the other officer at trial. Sad to say, there were massive numbers of cops who called in sick today in Atlanta, a big outbreak of Blue Flu.
- 2020 Wednesday A: Here are the Xi Jinping Chinese Bat Flu virus statistics for today: 8,261,260 confirmed cases, 445,468 confirmed deaths, and 4,013,202 confirmed recoveries which are the numbers for the globe. Here are the stats for the United States: 2,205,567 confirmed cases, 119,471 confirmed deaths, and 687,450 confirmed recoveries. Next, in the three states where the AICPENDBLOG.COM has chef-authors, California, Hawaii, and Washington, here are the numbers for California: 157,015 confirmed cases, 5,208 confirmed deaths, but as has become the norm, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries thanks to the politics of Gov. Gavin Newsom and his Democrat hacks. Next, here are the stats for Hawaii: 740 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 637 confirmed recoveries. Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 26,759 confirmed cases, 1,231 confirmed deaths, but like California, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Meanwhile, communist China says they might be locking things down again due to a spike in coronavirus numbers. Here are the stats for the Chi-Coms (take them with a grain of salt because they LIE): 83,293 confirmed cases, 4,634 confirmed deaths, and 78,394 confirmed recoveries. (Note: our sources in Hong Kong inform us that the numbers should be fifty percent- or more!- higher.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0133 an 8” x 10” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “A Desert Dawn.” 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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David Gilmour released his next solo album, “Live at Pompeii,” on September 29, 2018, an album that featured numerous Pink Floyd tunes as well as some solo gems. Joining the legendary guitarist were some powerhouse musicians such as Steve DiStanislao (drums/percussion), Guy Pratt (bass), Chuck Leavell and others (keyboards), along with other supporting and some local musicians. This album is a stunning effort, one that showcases the legendary guitarist as a top-notch solo live performer. This is why we encourage everyone to rush out and add this effort to your growing collection. We believe you will love it as much as we do so what are you awaiting? A sign from the heavens? Take it from us and get it ASAP. Thank you.
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TODAY IN HISTORY, WEDNESDAY JUNE 17, 2020
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[i] We began promoting the music of Santana on Tuesday, 28-August-2012 through Tuesday, 23-October-2012. We hope you will seek the music of this famed man and his band out wherever you can find them.
[ii] We promoted the music of Genesis and its members beginning on Tuesday, 02-April-2019 through Sunday, 15-September-2019. This included not only the parent group but also Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Mike + the Mechanics, and Phil Collins. Please, look for them.
[iii] We hope to promote the music of John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers soon.
[iv] We presented another series of interconnected bands which included Free, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, the Firm, Mott the Hoople, Ian Hunter, the Yardbirds, and a plethora of solo and group efforts beginning on Wednesday, 02-July-2014 through Sunday, 19-October-2014. We definitely hope that you will seek this music out and consider adding it to your growing collection.
[v] We promoted the music of the Who and of its individual band members beginning on Monday, 03-August-2015 through Sunday, 29-November-2015. We hope you will seek out the music of this veteran British band as well as of Pete Townsend, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, and Roger Daltrey. We know you will enjoy them. The album, “Tommy,” we promoted the album on Saturday, 08-August-2015. We hope you will seek it and music by this band and its members out ASAP.
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