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TODAY IN HISTORY—JUNE 18, 2020:
U.S. Secretary of War John H. Eaton; Hungarian Axis WW II Leader Admiral Miklós Horthy; the Beatles featuring Paul McCartney, Derek and the Dominoes featuring Carl Radle, Guns and Roses featuring Dizzy Reed, and the Monterey Pop Festival:
- 860: Swedish Vikings attack the Byzantine capital city of Constantinople on the Black Sea; the Vikings had used the internal waterways of Eastern Europe to come down to the area.
- 1155: Pope Adrian IV crowns Frederick IV Barbarossa Roman-German Emperor.
- 1429: French forces under Joan of Arc defeat the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay, turning the tide of the Hundred Years’ War.
- 1541: The Irish Parliament selects Henry VIII king of Ireland.
- 1767: Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is the man whom historians credit with ‘discovering’ the island.
- 1778: American forces entered Philadelphia as the British withdrew during the Revolutionary War.
- 1790: In Scotland Neck, N.C., future 13thS. Secretary of War John H. Eaton is born; A Democratic-Republican, then a Democrat, and finally a Whig, he served under President Andrew Jackson from 03-09-1829 to 06-18-183.1 / He then would become governor of the Florida Territory and then U.S. minister to Spain.
- 1812: The War of 1812 began as the Congress of the United States approved, and President James Madison signed, a declaration of war against Britain.
- 1815: Napoleon Bonaparte met his Waterloo as British and Prussian troops under the joint command of the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher defeated the French in Belgium. This forced Napoleon to abdicate his throne a second time and to go into exile for the last time.
- 1817: On this date, the Waterloo Bridge, which spanned the Thames River and architect John Rennie designed, opened to commuter traffic.
- 1837: Spain selects a new constitution.
- 1861: The city of Utica, New York, held the first fly-casting fishing tournament on this date.
- 1863: J.J. Richardson received a patent for the ratchet wrench.
- 1864: At Petersburg, Virginia, Union troops under General Ulysses S. Grant end four days of assaults.
- 1868: Future leader of Axis ally Hungary during World War II- Admiral Miklós Horthy- is born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire on this date.
- 1873: A judge in Canandaigua, New York, found suffragist Susan B. Anthony guilty of breaking the law by casting a vote in the 1872 presidential election and fined her $100 but she never paid it.
- 1892: Planters in the Hawaiian Islands plant macadamia nuts on this date, nuts that now are synonymous with the Islands.
- 1918: Allied forces on the Western Front during World War I began their largest counterattack against the German army.
- 1925: Harvard University issues the first degree in landscape architecture on this date.
- 1927: The U.S. Post Office offered a special 10-cent postage stamp for sale with an image of Charles Lindbergh’s “Spirit of St. Louis” airplane.
- 1928: Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean.
- 1936: The first bicycle traffic court underwent establishment in Racine, Wisconsin.
- 1940: During World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged his compatriots to conduct themselves in a manner that would prompt future generations to say, “This was their finest hour.”
- 1941: Nazi Germany and Turkey sign a treaty of friendship and cooperation.
- 1942: Paul McCartney, bassist, and vocalist with the Beatles[i], Wings, and as a solo artist, was born in Liverpool, England on this date. Elsewhere, the United States Navy commissioned its first black officer, Harvard University medical student Bernard Whitfield Robinson. Finally, future bassist with a variety of bands including Derek and the Dominoes and with Eric Clapton[ii] solo, Carl Radle, is born on this date.
- 1945: William Joyce, known as “Lord Ha-Ha,” undergoes charging in London with high treason for his English language wartime broadcasts on German radio; his captors hung him in 1946.
- 1948: The United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted its International Declaration of Human Rights—what good has it done? Elsewhere, in New York City, Columbia Records unveiled its new long-playing phonograph record to the public.
- 1953: A U.S. Air Force Douglas C-124 Globemaster II crashed near Tokyo killing all 129 people aboard it. Elsewhere, Egypt proclaimed itself as a republic with General Neguib as its president. Finally, in a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers, players broke or tied 17 Major League Baseball records.
- 1956: As the Suez Crisis winds down, the last British troops leave Egypt for home.
- 1959: A federal court annulled the Arkansas law allowing school closings to prevent integration. Meanwhile, the first telecast received from England appeared in the U.S. over NBC-TV.
- 1963: In Hinsdale, Illinois, future keyboardist/vocalist with the hard rock band, Guns and Roses[iii] 1990-to-present, Dizzy Reed, is born. Elsewhere, 3,000 blacks boycott the Boston public school system due to the racist policies of the city.
- 1964: President Lyndon Baines Johnson and Japanese Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda spoke by telephone to inaugurate the first trans-Pacific cable completed by AT&T between Japan and Hawaii.
- 1967: The Monterey Pop Festival featuring the great bands of the 1960’s takes place in Central California.
- 1968: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) forbids racial discrimination in the sale and renting of housing.
- 1975: Fred Lynn of the Boston Red Sox hit three home runs, a triple, and a single in a game against the Detroit Tigers.
- 1979: President Jimmy Carter and Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev sign the SALT II treaty.
- 1981: Supreme Court Associate Justice Potter Stewart retires; Sandra Day O’Connor replaces him and becomes the first woman on the nation’s high court.
- 1982: The U.S. Senate extends the Voting Right Act of 1965 by a vote of 85-8.
- 1983: Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
- 1989: John Wayne Bobbitt marries Lorena L Gallo.
- 1991: Former San Francisco Giants’ pitcher Dave Dravecky loses his left arm to bone cancer.
- 1996: Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber undergoes indictment on 10 criminal counts.
- 1998 Thursday: The Boston Globe asked Patricia Smith to resign after she admitted to inventing people and quotes in four of her recent columns—liberal Democrat, anyone?
- 1999 Friday: Heavyweight boxer Larry Holmes improved his pro record to 67-6 with a TKO at 2:00 of Round 8 in a 10-round bout over James “Bonecrusher” Smith at the Crown Coliseum at Fayetteville, North Carolina.
- 2009 Thursday: NASA launched the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter/LCROSS probes to the moon. It was the first United States lunar mission since Lunar Prospector in 1998.
- 2010 Friday: Roza Otunbayeva, interim leader of Kyrgyzstan, estimates the death toll from the country’s worst ethnic battle in decades could be as many as 2,000 people.
- 2011 Saturday: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declares 2011 to be one of the worst years on record for climate change.
- 2013 Tuesday: New data reveals 280 heretofore-unseen craters on the lunar surface.
- 2014 Wednesday: Internet retailer Amazon, Inc. releases its own ‘Fire’ smart phone; the phone will allow users to connect directly to Amazon.com to shop for items they scan or identify in video and audio clips on the device.
- 2015 Thursday: In Monguno, Nigeria, an accidental explosion of a bomb kills 18 jihadists and wounds another 53 terrorists.
- 2017 Sunday: Emanuel Macron’s political party wins big in the second round of the legislative elections.
- 2018 Monday: President Donald J. Trump announces the establishment of a sixth branch of the U.S. military, the U.S. Space Force with which to counter the threats of communist China, Vladimir Putin’s Russia, India, Iran, and other states seeking to control outer space.
- 2019 Tuesday: An International Tribunal in London announces that communist China has been harvesting the organs of marginalized peoples in prison camps on an industrial scale. This should be shocking to everyone that this communist POS country would commit crimes against humanity on this scale yet the United Nations and nations around the globe say…nothing. Crickets. Free Mainland China NOW! Meanwhile in Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, leader of the independent former British Crown Colony apologizes for having introduced the Beijing-sponsored ‘extradition bill’ that would send accused criminals to communist Mainland China for trial. She withdrew it because people demanding freedom forced her to do it, she had no choice.
- 2020 Thursday: China’s ‘gift to the world,’ the coronavirus, aka the Xi Jinping Bat Flu, created in Wuhan and dispatched around the world, continues causing problems. Here are the global stats for today: 8,400,320 confirmed cases, 450,435 confirmed deaths, and 4,109,183 confirmed recoveries. In the United States, here are the stats: 2,230,920 confirmed cases, 120,147 confirmed deaths, and 698,390 confirmed recoveries. In the three states in which, the world-famous, anti-communist China American Institute of Culinary Politics- The Elemental News of the Day has chef-authors- California, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 161,099 confirmed cases, 5,290 confirmed deaths, but as has become the norm, ZERO mention of confirmed recoveries. In Hawaii, here are the stats: 744 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 639 confirmed recoveries. Finally, in the Democratic-Socialist hellhole of Washington, here are the stats: 27,145 confirmed cases, 1,245 confirmed deaths, and but like California, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Shame on these political scumbags, shame. As for unemployment claims, more than 1.5 million Americans filed for unemployment claims last week.
- 2020 Thursday A: Here are the stock market closing numbers for today: the DOW Jones Industrial Average: 26,080.10, DOWN 39.51 points, a 0.15% drop. The NASDAQ closed at: 9,943.05, UP 32.52 points, an increase of 0.33%. Finally, here are the numbers for the S&P 500: 3,154.34, UP 1.85 points, an increase of 0.59%.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
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[i] We began promoting the music of both the Beatles and the band’s individual components on Friday, 04-November-2016 through Sunday, 11-June-2018. Besides the Beatles, we also promoted the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys.
[ii] We began offering music by the supergroup Cream on Friday, 17-January-2014 through Monday, 03-February-2014. Please seek out their albums by visiting posts on those corresponding dates. You will be glad you did. Sadly, at the time, we also should have presented the solo catalogs of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker. When we do, Derek and the Dominoes will be among them. We hope to do so at some point within the next decade or so.
[iii] Not sure when Guns ‘n’ Roses is coming but we hope we will still be alive and will get around to sharing them with the world.
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