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TODAY IN HISTORY—JUNE 24, 2020:
President Grover Cleveland; Associate Justice John Archibald Campbell; U.S. Attorney-General Charles Lee; “Like a Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan, Dire Straits featuring John Illsley, Electric Light Orchestra featuring Mike de Albuquerque, Fleetwood Mac featuring Mick Fleetwood, Family featuring Charlie Whitney, Hawkwind featuring Niall Hone, Lynyrd Skynyrd featuring Deborah “Jo-Jo” Billingsley, the Moody Blues featuring Patrick Moraz, Traffic featuring Chris Wood, the Yardbirds featuring Jeff Beck, and the Zombies featuring Colin Blunstone:
- 451: The 10th recorded perihelion passage of Haley’s Comet occurs.
- 1314: The forces of Scotland’s King Robert I defeated the English in the Battle of Bannockburn.
- 1340: During the 100 Years War, a British naval fleet destroys the French fleet at harbor in Sluys.
- 1374: A sudden outbreak of St. John’s Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion.
- 1396: Crusaders under the Earl of Nevers arrive at Vienna, Austria, on the way to the Holy Land.
- 1397: Sultan Bajezid I ransom the Crusaders captured in battle for large ransoms.
- 1497: John Cabot claims eastern Canada for England, believing that he had arrived in Asia.
- 1509: Henry VIII was crowned as king of England; his wife, Catherine of Aragon, was crowned queen consort.
- 1540: Henry the VIII divorces his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.
- 1648: In the Ukraine, Cossacks slaughter 2,000 Jews and 600 Polish Catholics.
- 1664: British colonists founded and named New Jersey, naming it after the Isle of Jersey.
- 1717: A group founded the Freemasons in London, England.
- 1793: The people of France adopted the first republican constitution the nation ever had on this date.
- 1795: The United States and Great Britain sign Jay’s Treaty, which deals with extradition.
- 1807: A grand jury in Richmond, Virginia, indicted former Vice President Aaron Burr on charges of treason and high misdemeanor; however, the jury later acquitted him.
- 1811: Future 33rd Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) Associate Justice John Archibald Campbell, is born in Washington, Georgia, on this date. A Democrat, President Franklin Pierce nominated him to fill the seat of John McKinley. Campbell served from 03-22-1853 to 04-30-1861.
- 1812: Napoleon’s Grande Armée crosses the Neman River, beginning the ill-fated invasion of Russia, something Adolf Hitler would replicate 129 years later.
- 1815: In Fauquier County, Va., the former third U.S. Attorney-General Charles Lee died at age 56 or 57. A Federalist, he served under Presidents George Washington and John Adams from 12-10-1795 to 03-04-1801.
- 1817: Foreign interests plant the first coffee in Hawaii on the Kona Coast.
- 1844: Charles Goodyear received a U.S. patent for vulcanized rubber.
- 1861: Tennessee becomes the 11th and final state to secede from the Union. Meanwhile, Federal gunboats attacked Confederate batteries at Mathias Point, Virginia, during the Civil War.
- 1880: “O Canada,” the future Canadian national anthem, was first performed in Quebec City.
- 1884: John Lynch is the first black elected to be the chair of a political convention, the Republican Party.
- 1885: Samuel David Ferguson becomes the first black bishop in the United States.
- 1894: The nations of the world agree to hold the modern Olympics every four years.
- 1896: Booker T. Washington became the first African-American to receive an honorary Master of Arts degree from Howard University on this date.
- 1908: The 22nd and 24th presidents of the United States, Grover Cleveland, died in Princeton, New Jersey, at age 71.
- 1916: In World War I, the Battle of the Somme begins with a weeklong artillery bombardment on the German line.
- 1917: At Sebastopol in the Crimea, the Russian Black Sea fleets launch a mutiny.
- 1922: The American Professional Football Association took the name the National Football League.
- 1939: The Southeast Asian country Siam changed its name to Thailand. (It went back to being Siam in 1945, and then became Thailand once again in 1949.
- 1940: During World War II, France signed an armistice with Fascist Italy after succumbing to both Nazi and Italian troops. Meanwhile, news crews used television cameras for the first time in a political convention—the GOP Convention in Philadelphia.
- 1941: During the German advance into the Soviet Union, they overrun Vilna, Brest-Litovsk, and Kaunas. Meanwhile, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt pledged all possible support to the Soviet Union during World War II.
- 1942: The Afrika Korps crosses the border between Libya and Egypt—this was as far as it would get.
- 1944: John “Charlie” Whitney, famous English guitarist with the bands Family[i], the Streetwalkers, and Axis Point, was born in Skipton, North Yorkshire, the United Kingdom. Chris Wood, famous flautist and saxophonist with the British band, Traffic[ii], was born on this date, too, just as eclectic guitarist, Jeff Beck[iii]
- 1945: Future vocalist with the British invasion band, the Zombies[iv]—Colin Blunstone—is born on this date.
- 1947: Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington. Meanwhile, future co-creator of the great British band, Fleetwood Mac[v] and its drummer, Mick Fleetwood, was born in England on this date. Elsewhere, Mike de Albuquerque, bassist/vocalist with ELO[vi] 1972-4, is born on this date.
- 1948: Communist forces cut off all land and water routes between West Germany and West Berlin, prompting the western allies to organize the Berlin Airlift. Elsewhere, Patrick Moraz—future keyboardist with the British rock band, the Moody Blues[vii]—is born in Switzerland on this date.
- 1949: The first television western, “Hopalong Cassidy,” aired on NBC-TV starring William Boyd in the title role. Elsewhere, John Illsley member of British rock band, Dire Straits[viii] (bass/guitars/vocals 1977-1995) is born on this date.
- 1953: John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier announced their engagement on this date.
- 1957: The U.S. Supreme Court, in Roth v. United States, ruled 6-3 that obscene materials were not protected by the First Amendment.
- 1962: After 22 innings in one of the longest Major League Baseball games of the time, the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers by a final score of 9-7.
- 1964: The Federal Trade Commission announced that starting in 1965; cigarette manufacturers would have to include warnings on their packaging about the harmful effects of smoking. Meanwhile, AT&T inaugurated “Picture-phone” service between New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., on this date; however, the service never caught on; what?
- 1968: “Resurrection City,” a shantytown constructed as part of the Poor People’s March on Washington, D.C., was closed by the authorities. Meanwhile, in the 2nd round of their heavyweight title match, Joe Frazier scores a TKO over Manuel Ramos at the end of the 2nd round of a 15-round title bout to retain the NYSAC heavyweight boxing title. By beating the Mexican heavyweight, Frazier improved his record to 21-0.
- 1970: Niall Hone—future multi-instrumentalist with the British space-rock band, Hawkwind[ix] 2008-present—is born on this date. Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to repeal the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution on this date.
- 1971: The National Basketball Association modified its four-year eligibility rule to allow for collegiate hardship cases.
- 1973: President Richard M. Nixon concluded his summit with the visiting leader of the Soviet Union, Leonid Brezhnev, who hailed the talks in an address on American television.
- 1975: 113 people were killed when an Eastern Airlines Boeing 727 crashed while attempting to land during a thunderstorm at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
- 1982: A British Airways Boeing 747 lost power in all four engines while passing through volcanic ash from Mount Galunggung in Indonesia; however, the crew managed to restart the engines and made a safe landing in Jakarta. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) declares that a president cannot be sued for actions in office.
- 1983: The space shuttle Challenger—carrying America’s first woman in space, Sally K. Ride—coasted to a safe landing at Edwards Air Force Base in Edwards, California.
- 1985: Natalia Solzhenitsyn, the wife of exiled Soviet author Alexander Solzhenitsyn, became a U.S. citizen.
- 1986: The federal government designated the Empire State Building as a National Historic Landmark.
- 1992: John Gotti begins serving his life sentence in prison.
- 1993: David Gelernter, a Yale University computer scientist, was seriously injured by a mail bomb sent from the Unabomber, Theodore “Ted” Kaczynski.
- 1995 Saturday: In the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, the New Jersey Devils sweep the Detroit Redwings in 4 games.
- 1997 Tuesday: The U.S. Air Force released a report titled, “The Roswell Report, Case Closed” that dismissed the claims that an alien spacecraft had crashed in Roswell, N.M., in 1947. Meanwhile, in Nashville, Tennessee, heavyweight boxer Greg Page improves his record to 46-12 with his 1st round TKO of Wes Black
- 1998 Wednesday: AT&T Corporation struck a deal to buy cable TV giant Tele-Communications Inc. for $31.7 billion on this date.
- 2002 Monday: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that juries, not judges, must make the decision to give a convicted killer the death penalty.
- 2010 Thursday: Deborah Jo “JoJo” Billingsley, vocalist with Lynyrd Skynyrd[x] 1975-1977 and the only member of the band not to be on the airplane that crashed having had a dream two nights before the tragedy, lost her battle with cancer on this date.
- 2011 Friday: Intelligence authorities report that the cellphone from Osama bin Laden’s captured courier contained phone numbers associated with Harakat-ul-Mujahadeen, which suggests to them the possibility that bin Laden, had contacts in the Pakistani Intelligence Agency.
- 2012 Sunday: Authorities find the last known Pinta Island tortoise, Lonesome George, dead from old age.
- 2013 Monday: After beating the Boston Bruins in six games, the Chicago Blackhawks win the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals. Meanwhile, opening statements took place in Sanford, Florida, trial of George Zimmerman, the trigger-happy neighborhood watchman accused of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. However, the jury later acquitted him as the prosecutors gave them but one charge instead of several lesser ones, which lead them to give Zimmerman a pass. Elsewhere, in one of Wimbledon’s greatest upsets, an ailing Rafael Nadal was knocked out in straight sets by 135th ranked Steve Darcis of Belgium, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8), 6-4.
- 2014 Tuesday: Handwritten lyrics to Bob Dylan’s[xi] “Like a Rolling Stone”—written on hotel stationary, sells for $2 million at auction.
- 2016 Friday: British Prime Minister David Cameron resigns after his country votes for Brexit.
- 2017 Saturday: The United Nations reports that the worst cholera epidemic in the world- in Yemen- has hit 200,000 cases with at least 1,300 deaths. It continues getting worse because of Iranian hegemony in the Arab nation what with them funding the Houthi rebels.
- 2018 Sunday: Britain’s Prince William begins a five-day whirlwind tour of the Middle East visiting Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian territories.
- 2019 Monday: In response to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard downing a U.S. drone over the Persian Gulf, President Donald J. Trump targets Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other Iranian thugs with sanctions.
- PPP. 2020 Wednesday: A three judge panel of the D.C. Court of Appeals tells D.C. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan to DROP the case against former national security advisor and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret.) that both the prosecutors and the U.S. Department of Justice already asked him to end. At the time of publication, we have not yet heard whether this political activist judge will do what was asked of him or whether he will continue trying to go after Flynn. It is clear to everyone with half-a-brain or more that it’s OVER, the man has been unfairly punished and forced into pleading guilty to save his family members. It has cost him $6.7 million to defend himself from this frivolous batch of bulls**t.
- 2020 Wednesday A: Here are the Kung Flu stats for the world today: 9,237,691 confirmed cases, 476,911 confirmed deaths, and 4,613,425 confirmed recoveries. Next, in the United States, here are today’s stats for the Chinese Virus Crisis: 2,425,361 confirmed cases, 123,726 confirmed deaths, and 746,563 confirmed recoveries. Next, in the three states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day possesses chef-authors- California, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, the NOT-so-Golden State first: 190,222 confirmed cases, 5,632 confirmed deaths, and as usual, NO mention of confirmed recoveries. Next, in the Aloha State, here are today’s stats: 819 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 673 confirmed recoveries. Lastly, in the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 29,826 confirmed cases, 1,293 confirmed deaths, but like California, NO mention of confirmed recoveries. For the fun of it, let’s look at the numbers for Michigan: 68,555 confirmed cases, 6,114 confirmed deaths, but sadly, Napoleonic Governor Gretchen Whitmer WON’T release the number of confirmed recoveries.
- 2020 Wednesday B: Sadly, there was a bad day on Wall Street. Here are the numbers for the DOW Jones Industrial Average: 25,445.94, DOWN 710.16 points (2.73%). Next, here are the numbers for the NASDAQ: 9,907.17, DOWN 222.20 points (2.19%). Finally, here are the numbers for the S&P 500: 3,050.33, DOWN 80.96 points (2.59%). Finally, President Donald J. Trump announces he will sign an executive order that will forbid the desecration of federal monuments or memorials with the possibility of 10 years in federal prison. We have seen uncontrolled mobs, filled with communists and funded by the Chinese Communist Party (or so we believe) that the minute a horrible crime like the slaying of George Floyd occurs, take to the streets across the nation destroying everything in their path as though they were reincarnations of Mao Zedong’s Red Guards. Sign it, Mr. President, sign it, and let’s see this scum go to PRISON for good.
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Like Roky Erickson of the 13th Floor Elevators, there is a certain mystique about fallen ‘acid warriors,’ people whose minds have crossed to the other side and failed to make the transition back. People are curious and want to hear any unreleased material and “Opel” by Syd Barret, an album of outtakes and alternates and some unreleased tunes from his 1968-69 sessions came out on October 17, 1988. This is a fascinating album to be sure and it sure is a shame that Barrett went whacko but like Erickson, even whacko, he could produce some phenomenal music. We hope you will seek this album out and consider adding it to your growing collection. You will enjoy it.
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[i] 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.
[ii] We began promoting the music of not only Traffic but also the Spencer Davis Group, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, Jim Capaldi, and Dave Mason. The presentation commenced on Monday, 30-November-2015 through Sunday, 20-March-2016. This offering also included Blind Faith. We hope you will seek them out and add them to your collection.
[iii] We promoted the music of this venerable British guitarist as part of a series of interconnected bands beginning on Tuesday, 22-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014. This included the Small Faces, Faces, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Jeff Beck, Steve Marriott, Humble Pie, and other interconnected parts. We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.
[iv] 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.
[v] We first began offering the music of Fleetwood Mac on Monday, 03-January-2011 through Thursday, 27-January-2011. Please seek their music out by checking posts on those corresponding dates. The album, “Rumours,” appeared on Tuesday, 18-January-2011 at our original blog. We look forward to picking them back up and doing a Round No. 2 which will include the solo efforts of the band members, too. We thank you.
[vi] We are not sure as to when we will begin promoting the music of Electric Light Orchestra but we hope to do it soon just as we hope to do the music of Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Jethro Tull, and some other famous British rock bands. Please remain vigilant for the day when we do. We thank you.
[vii] We promoted the music of the Moody Blues and of the band’s members beginning on Monday, 23-October-2017 through Sunday, 11-February-2018. We definitely hope you will check them out and consider adding them to your collection.
[viii] We hope to offer the music of Dire Straits sometime in 2021-2022. Please stay tuned.
[ix] Not sure as to when we will get around to doing the music of Uriah Heep but we hope to do it at the same time we promote the music of Hawkwind. We hope you will remain alert as to the day that we do.
[x] We hope to share the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd sometime in the next decade. At least by 2029 so please stay tuned for further news.
[xi] Not sure as to when we will begin promoting the music of Bob Dylan but one day, we sure heck we do. Stay tuned.
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