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TODAY IN HISTORY—JUNE 23, 2020:
Supreme Court of the United States Associate Justice Clarence Thomas; U.S. Secretary of State William P. Rodgers; U.S. Secretaries of War William Wilkins and George W. McCrary; the Atlanta Rhythm Section featuring Paul Goddard, the Beatles featuring Stuart Sutcliffe, the Grateful Dead featuring Robert Hunter, the Kinks featuring Peter Quaife, and “My Sharona” by the Knack:
- 930: The oldest parliament in the world, Iceland, forms on this date.
- 1314: In the First War of Scottish Independence, the Battle of Bannockburn—south of Stirling—commences.
- 1611: The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson’s fourth voyage sets Hudson, his son and seven loyal crewmembers adrift in a boat in what is now Hudson Bay—no one ever heard from them again.
- 1713: The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia.
- 1724: Russia and Turkey sign the Treaty of Constantinople ending the conflict between them and giving Russia the right to protect Christians on pilgrimage to the Holy sites of the Middle East.
- 1757: Forces of the East India Company led by Robert Clive won the Battle of Plassey, which effectively marked the beginning of the British Colonial rule in India.
- 1776: The final draft of the Declaration of Independence is submitted to the Continental Congress.
- 1794: Catherine the Great permits Jews to settle in Kiev in the Ukraine.
- 1812: Britain, unaware that America had declared war against it five days earlier, rescinded its policy on neutral shipping, a major issue of contention between the two countries.
- 1821: Dutch troops break down the final resistance at Palembang, Indonesia.
- 1836: Congress approved the Deposit Act, which contained a provision for turning over surplus federal revenue to the states.
- 1860: A congressional resolution authorized creation of the United States Government Printing Office, which opened the following year. The U.S. Secret Service forms on this date.
- 1865: At Fort Towson, Oklahoma Territory, General Stand Waite—who was also a Cherokee chief—surrenders the last sizable Confederate Army to the Union troops. Meanwhile, the 19thS. Secretary of War William Wilkins died. A Jacksonian Democrat, he Served under President John Tyler from 02-15-1844 to 03-04-1845.
- 1868: Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the ‘Type-Writer.’ It featured a QWERTY keyboard and was the first commercially successful typewriter.
- 1888: Abolitionist Frederick Douglass received one vote from the Kentucky delegation at the Republican convention in Chicago, Illinois, effectively making him the first black candidate to have his name placed in nomination for U.S. president; however, the nomination went to Benjamin Harrison.
- 1890: In St. Joseph, Mo., former 33rdS. Secretary of War George McCrary dies. A Republican, he served under President Rutherford B. Hayes from 03-12-1877 to 12-09-1879.
- 1892: The Democratic National Convention in Chicago nominated former President Grover Cleveland on the first ballot.
- 1904: President Theodore Roosevelt was nominated for a second term of office at the Republican National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
- 1913: In Norfolk, N.Y., future 55thS. Secretary of State William P. Rodgers is born. A Republican, he served under President Richard M. Nixon from 01-22-1969 to 09-03-1973.
- 1926: The College Board administers the first SAT exam.
- 1931: Aviators Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on a round-the-world flight that lasted eight days and 15 hours.
- 1934: After defeating the neighboring nation of Albania, Fascist Italy asserted its right to colonize the Balkan nation.
- 1938: The Civil Aeronautics Authority was established.
- 1940: Nazi leader Adolf Hitler tours newly conquered Paris in occupied France. Elsewhere, Stuart Sutcliffe, future bassist with the EARLY Beatles[i], is born in Edinburgh, Scotland on this date. When he died at age 21, Paul McCartney would move from guitar to bass.
- 1941: Famed lyricist for the Grateful Dead[ii], Robert Hunter, was born on this date.
- 1942: The first selections for the gas chambers at Auschwitz take place on a train loaded with Jews from Paris.
- 1944: During World War II, the RAF discovers where Werner von Braun’s V1-V2 rocket base is located at Peenemunde; soon, they will begin bombing it.
- 1945: Future member of the Atlanta Rhythm Section[iii]–Paul Goddard (bass/backing vocals 1971-1983 / 2011-2014)—is born on this date.
- 1947: The Senate joined the House in overriding President Harry S. Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hartley Act, designed to limit the power of organized labor.
- 1948: Future conservative and 106th justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas, is born in Savannah, Georgia. President George H.W. Bush nominated him to fill the seat of Justice Thurgood Marshall. He began serving on the high court on 10-23-1991 and is still there, much to the anger and hate of America’s liberals.
- 1950: Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 2501, a DC-4, crashed into Lake Michigan with the loss of all 58 people aboard her.
- 1952: The U.S. Air Force bombed power plants on the Yalu River, North Korea, during the Korean War.
- 1956: Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt.
- 1964: Following the resignation of Henry Cabot Lodge as the U.S. envoy to Vietnam, the Johnson administration sent Maxwell Taylor to take his place.
- 1966: Law enforcement officers in Democrat-controlled Mississippi dispersed civil rights marchers using tear gas to accomplish their means.
- 1967: President Lyndon B. Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin held the first of two meetings at Glassboro State College in New Jersey.
- 1968: A syndicated newspaper column by Joseph Kraft coined the term, “Middle America.”
- 1969: Warren E. Burger was sworn in as chief justice of the United States by the man he was succeeding, Earl Warren. Meanwhile, in the 8th round of their heavyweight title fight, Joe Frazier scores a RTD over Jerry Quarry at 3:00 minutes of Round 7 in a 15-round bout. Frazier retained the NYSAC heavyweight title and improved his record to 24-0.
- 1972: President Richard M. Nixon and White House chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI’s Watergate investigation. Revelation of the tape recording of this conversation sparked Nixon’s resignation. President Nixon signed into law Title IX, which barred discrimination based on sex for “any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
- 1979: The rock group, the Knack[iv], release the monster hit, “My Sharona.”
- 1983: The United States Supreme Court rules that Congress cannot veto presidential decisions.
- 1985: All 329 people aboard an Air India Boeing 747 died when the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Ireland because of a bomb authorities believe was planted by Sikh separatists.
- 1986: House Speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neill refuses to allow President Ronald Reagan to address the body. Nancy Pelosi would do this to President Donald J. Trump in 2019. Democrats do this to Republicans but never the other way around.
- 1988: James E. Hansen, a climatologist at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, told a senate panel that global warming of the earth caused by the “greenhouse effect” was a reality.
- 1990: Moldova declares independence from the collapsing Soviet Union.
- 1993: In a case that drew widespread attention, Lorena Bobbitt of Prince William County, Virginia, sexually mutilated her husband, John, after he allegedly raped her. A jury later acquitted Mr. Bobbitt of marital sexual assault while Lorena was later acquitted by reason of insanity of malicious wounding.
- 1994 Thursday: South Africa reclaims its seat in the United Nations General Assembly.
- 1995 Friday: Dr. Jonas Salk, the medical pioneer who developed the first vaccine to halt the crippling rampage of polio, died in La Jolla, California, at the age of 80.
- 2003 Monday: Apple Computer Inc. unveiled the new Power Mac desktop computer on this date.
- 2004 Wednesday: The U.S. proposed that North Korea agree to a series of nuclear disarmament measures over a three-month period in exchange for economic benefits.
- 2005 Thursday: Roger Ebert received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- 2009 Tuesday: Hardening the U.S. reaction to Iran’s disputed elections and bloody aftermath, President Barack Obama condemned the violence against protesters and lent his strongest support yet to their accusations that the hardline victory was a fraud. Yet, when riots broke out, Obama did nothing for the Iranian people yet managed to meddle in every other nation experiencing the “Arab Spring.” What a guy. Elsewhere, “Tonight Show” sidekick Ed McMahon died in Los Angeles at age 86.
- 2010 Wednesday: 76 are dead and hundreds missing after a train crash in a ravine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Elsewhere, Peter Quaife, original bassist with the British rock band, the Kinks, died from the effects of kidney illness.
- 2011 Thursday: Japan’s Iwate Prefecture experiences a 6.7-magnitude earthquake.
- 2012 Saturday: As part of a build-up to the London 2012 Summer Olympics, 100,000 people attend a two-day rock festival at Hackney Marshes.
- 2013 Sunday: In South Africa, former President Nelson Mandela continues receiving treatment for a severe lung infection, leaving him in critical condition. Elsewhere, Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor behind the disclosures of the U.S. government’s sweeping surveillance programs, left Hong Kong for Moscow with the stated intention of seeking asylum in Ecuador; however, Snowden ended up remaining in Moscow most likely because Vladimir Putin wanted to keep him there so he could milk him for information.
- 2014 Monday: “Nymphaea,” a painting in Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies” series, is auctioned today for a price of $54 million; this is only the second-highest price paid for a Monet – another painting in the series sold in 2008 for $80.3 million at auction.
- 2015 Tuesday: Amazon.com joins the bandwagon against the Confederate flag following the shooting committed by Dylann Storm Roof the previous week. Although many Americans see, the flag as part of the nation’s history—from the Civil War—many among the American people see it as a symbol of racism and want it removed. Elsewhere, NASA’s Mars Odyssey completed its 60,000th orbit around the Red Planet. The spacecraft entered orbit around the fourth planet from the Sun on October 23, 2001.
- 2016 Thursday: On this date, the people of Great Britain flock to the polls to vote in the Brexit Referendum. The majority of Brits vote to leave the corrupt European Union which sets in motion near-constant problems among younger Brits who don’t want to go and with the EU who wants them to stay no matter what.
- 2017 Friday: President Donald J. Trump signed a bill making it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire problematic employees, part of a push to overhaul an agency struggling to serve millions of military vets.
- 2018 Saturday: Two assassination attempts in two African countries on this date. First, in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, an explosion occurs as President Emerson Mnangagwa speaks to the Zimbabwean people, killing at least 2 in attendance and wounds at least another 50. Next, in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, an explosion occurs as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks, killing at least two and wounds another 150. ISIS? Meanwhile, in Thailand, for some reason 12 boys and their soccer coach find themselves trapped by rising floodwaters in the Tham Luong Nang Nam Cave complex. After being discovered inside nine days later, an international rescue attempt would get underway and eventually, all of them would make it back to the surface.
- 2019 Sunday: Upset Czechs, numbering around 250,000 take to the streets- not for a Black Lives Matter protest but because they are angry at the nation’s Prime Minister Andrej Babis. The protest occurs in Letna Plain Park and is the biggest public protest since the days when the communists ruled the country.
- 2020 Tuesday: The FBI announces that the rope- not calling it a NOOSE- found in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s garage has been there since last October. Since the garage assignments were only made recently, they cast doubt on the ‘act’ being deliberate. We will keep the readership posted. UPDATE on previous story: HATE CRIME HOAX. Next, the European Union says it ‘may ban Americans from visiting Europe’ over COVID-19 concerns. Okay. Finally, President Trump visits the southern border to celebrate more than 200 miles of new border wall going up and the fact that numbers of illegal aliens attempting to cross is down by 86-percent. At a Students for Trump rally in Arizona, it is clear the president has loads of support.
- 2020 Tuesday A: The Kung Flu, aka the Xi Jinping Bat Flu, aka the COVID-19 Wuhan Virus Crisis, aka all manner of other names, continues causing problems. Here are today’s stats for the globe: 9,154,232 confirmed cases, 473,650 confirmed deaths, and 4,585,022 confirmed recoveries. Next, here are the stats for the United States: 2,373,274 confirmed cases, 122,654 confirmed deaths, and 735,365 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: 183,073 confirmed cases, 5,580 confirmed deaths, but as has become the norm, Governor Gavin “The Smiler” Newsom won’t release the number of confirmed recoveries. Shame on him! Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 816 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 669 confirmed recoveries- thank you, Governor David Ige for refusing to play Blue State politics. Finally, in left-wing moron Governor Jay Inslee’s Evergreen State, here are the stats: 29,350 confirmed cases, 1,284 confirmed deaths, but NO reported confirmed recoveries. The lack of information about recoveries tells one all they need to know.
- 2020 Tuesday B: Here are today’s Stock Market close: the DOW Jones Industrial Average: 26,156.10, UP 131.14 points (0.50%); next, for the NASDAQ: 10,131.37, UP 74.89 points (0.74%); and the S&P 500: 3,131.29, UP 13.43 points (0.43%).
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
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Syd Barrett’s record company released an archival effort on January 25, 1987, “The Peel Sessions,” an album from a British music show, John Peel’s Top Gear Show. Here the artist, joined by David Gilmour (bass) and Jerry Shirley (drums) performs five songs from his first two solo albums. No one ever knew for sure what they would get with Barrett but here, he delivers a good set and as a blast from the past, this one is definitely worth seeking out and adding to your collection. You will indeed enjoy it. We thank you.
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TODAY IN HISTORY, TUESDAY JUNE 23, 2020
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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 promoting the music of the Grateful Dead- including Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Phil Lesh- beginning on Tuesday, 30-August-2011 through Wednesday, 11-January-2012. Then, we did a second series featuring more albums by this fabled San Francisco band beginning on Friday, 09-August-2013 through Monday, 19-August-2013. At some point, we will have to do a third series as the music from this band never ends. Please, seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.
[iii] 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.
[iv] Not sure when we will promote the music of the Knack but one day, we most surely will.
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