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TODAY IN HISTORY—JUNE 25, 2020:
Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court Warren E. Burger; Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor; Blue Öyster Cult featuring Allen Lanier, Foreigner and King Crimson featuring Ian McDonald, Michael Jackson, and the Seeds featuring Skye Saxon:
- 253: St. Lucius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 1580: The Book of Concord—a collection of doctrinal standards of the Lutheran Church—undergoes first publication.
- 1788: Virginia becomes the tenth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
- 1798: The U.S. passes the Alien Act, which it allows to deport dangerous illegal aliens almost immediately.
- 1863: President Abraham Lincoln replaces General Hooker with General George Meade to form a more aggressive army command.
- 1867: Lucien B. Smith patented the first barbed wire.
- 1868: President Andrew Johnson signs a law that authorizes government workers to work 8 hours per day. Elsewhere, the Union readmitted Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
- 1876: In Montana at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Sioux and Cheyenne Indians wiped out Lt. Colonel George A. Custer and the 210 men of his 7th
- 1877: In Philadelphia, Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the telephone for Sir William Thomson (Baron Kelvin) and Emperor Pedro II of Brazil at the Centennial Exhibition.
- 1888: The Republican National Convention selects Benjamin Harrison as its presidential candidate.
- 1910: President William Howard Taft signed the White-Slave Traffic Act, more popularly known as the Mann Act, which made it illegal to transport women across state lines for “immoral” purposes. Congress authorized the use of postal savings stamps.
- 1913: American Civil War veterans began arriving at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for the Great Reunion of 1913, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the pivotal battle.
- 1917: During World War I, the first American troops to enter the war commenced landing in France on this date.
- 1938: The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 was enacted, which dictates a federal minimum wage of $0.40 per hour. Elsewhere, the Irish Republic inaugurated its first president, Gaelic scholar Douglas Hyde.
- 1940: During World War II, following the collapse of France, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi hierarchy view the Eiffel Tower and the grave of Napoleon Bonaparte in Paris.
- 1941: The Germans overrun the city of Dubno, Poland, giving the Ukrainians the right to do with the 12,000 Jews living there whatever they please. Meanwhile, Finland declares war on the Soviet Union.
- 1943: Congress passed, over President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s veto, the Smith-Connally Anti-Strike Act, which allowed the federal government to seize and operate privately; owned war plants facing labor strikes. Meanwhile, in the Czestochowa Ghetto in Poland, Jews imprisoned there stage an uprising against the Nazis.
- 1946: Ian McDonald, future multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with the British bands, King Crimson[i] and Foreigner[ii], is born on this date. Meanwhile, Allen Lanier–keyboards/rhythm guitar with the American hard rock band, Blue Öyster Cult[iii], is born on this date.
- 1947: “The Diary of a Young Girl” (better known as “The Diary of Anne Frank”) hits publication.
- 1948: Joe Louis knocks out Jersey Joe Walcott in the 11th round for the heavyweight boxing title. Meanwhile, the Berlin Airlift commences on this date in history as the Soviet Union continued tightening its noose around Berlin.
- 1949: “Long-Haired Hare,” starring Bugs Bunny, hits movie theaters across the nation.
- 1950: War broke out in Korea as forces from the Communist North invaded the South.
- 1954: Future 111th Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor is born in New York City on this date. President Barack Hussein Obama nominated her to fill the seat of outgoing Associate Justice David Souter. She commenced serving on 08-08-2009.
- 1960: France grants Madagascar its independence.
- 1961: Iraq announces that Kuwait is part of Iraq; however, Kuwait disagrees. This would set up the later invasion by Saddam Hussein in 1990.
- 1962: The U.S. Supreme Court, in Engel v. Vitale, ruled 6-1 that recitation of a state-sponsored prayer in New York State public schools was unconstitutional.
- 1964: President Lyndon Baines Johnson ordered 200 naval personnel to Mississippi to assist in finding three missing civil rights workers.
- 1967: For refusing to serve in the U.S. Army my, the Federal government sentences heavyweight boxer Cassius Clay to 5 years in prison.
- 1968: In his first game with the San Francisco Giants, Bobby Bonds hit a grand-slam home run, which made him the first player in Major League Baseball history to debut with a grand-slam.
- 1973: White House Counsel John Dean admitted that President Richard M. Nixon took part in the Watergate cover-up.
- 1975: Mozambique became independent on this date with Samora Machel taking the oath of office as the country’s first president after 477 years of Portuguese rule.
- 1978: The rainbow flag representing gay pride flies for the first time in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade—oh, boy!
- 1985: ABC-TV’s “Monday Night Football” debuted a new lineup. The trio was Bakersfield native, Frank Gifford, Joe Namath, and O.J. Simpson.
- 1986: The U.S. Congress approved $100 million in aid to the Contras fighting the Sandinista regime in Nicaragua.
- 1988: American-born Mildred Gillars, known as “Axis Sally,” for her Nazi propaganda broadcasts during World War II, died in Columbus, Ohio, at age 87. Gillars had served 12 years in prison for treason.
- 1990: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rules that family members cannot end the lives of comatose relatives unless the one in the coma made his or her wishes known legally. (We are discussing “pulling the plug” here). The high court made the ‘right to die’ decision in the case of Curzan v. Missouri case.
- 1991: Slovenia and Croatia declare their independence from Yugoslavia.
- 1993: Kim Campbell undertook the oath of office as Canada’s 19th Prime Minister, the first woman to hold the post.
- 1995 Sunday: In Washington, D.C., the former 15th chief justice of the United States Supreme Court and 97th justice overall, Warren E. Burger, Republican, died on this date. President Richard M. Nixon nominated Burger to fill the seat of Chief Justice Earl Warren. He served from 06-23-1969 to 09-26-1986.
- 1997 Wednesday: An unmanned cargo vessel crashed into the Russian space station Mir. The impact knocked out much of the power supply and severely damaged the Spektr module.
- 1998 Thursday: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rules that ‘attorney-client privilege extends beyond the grave,’ which exempts Vince Foster’s conversations with his attorneys from being used as evidence by Kenneth Starr in the Whitewater Scandal investigation. In another ruling the court ruled that those infected with HIV-AIDS are under the protection of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- 1999 Friday: In the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs beat the New York Knicks 4 games to one.
- 2000 Sunday: U.S. and British researchers announced that they had completed a rough draft of a map of the genetic makeup of human beings. The project was 10 years old at the time of the announcement.
- 2007 Monday: Republican senator from the state of Wyoming- John Barrasso- entered the U.S. Senate on this date.
- 2009 Thursday: Death, claimed Michael Jackson[iv], the “King of Pop,” in Los Angeles, California, at age 50, as well as Skye Saxon, lead singer of the acid rock band, the Seeds[v], at age 72 from organ failure, and actress Farah Fawcett in Santa Monica, California, at age 62.
- 2011 Saturday: New York becomes the largest state to legalize same-sex marriage after Governor Andrew Cuomo signs the New York State Marriage Equality Law.
- 2012 Monday: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that minors cannot be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
- 2013 Tuesday: A portion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which protects minority-voting rights, is struck down by the S. Supreme Court, ruling that Congress has not considered the nation’s racial progress when singling out certain states for federal oversight.
- 2014 Wednesday: Facebook reports that over 90% of its tech employees are Asian or white, while women make up only 15% of tech employees and 31% of all employees; COO Cheryl Sandberg notes that more women are also needed in leadership roles at the company—something they are striving to do.
- 2015 Thursday: For the second time in three years, the U.S. Supreme Court upholds Obamacare in a 6-3 decision, outraging most Americans but causing the Obama Administration to dance the jig. This is not right and yet, no one—including the Republican Party—will fight against it. What do the Obamaists have on Chief Justice John Roberts?
- 2017 Sunday: In Ahmedpur East, Pakistan, a tanker truck carrying oil bursts into violent flames following an explosion, claiming at least 200 lives, and injuring countless others as they sought to scavenge oil on the ground.
- 2018 Monday: In Lake County, California, as flames from a raging wildfire burn more than 8,200 acres, Governor Jerry Brown, Democrat, declares a State of Emergency in the area. Meanwhile, in response to economic sanctions imposed on the United States by the European Union, famed motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson announces it will begin moving some of its production abroad.
- 2019 Tuesday: San Francisco, California, a city where garbage, human feces, and toxic waste lines many of the streets, the city’s leadership steps up and does something extremely important: it bans E-cigarettes. Meanwhile, the White House appoints Stephanie Grisham press secretary and communications director.
- 2020 Thursday: Inexorably, the Xi Jinping Bat Flu continues marching around the world. In the United States, Democrats gleefully recite all the polls showing “Pro-China Joe” Biden with an insurmountable 14-point lead, in many battleground states, as well as across the nation. It’s all over, folks, according to the leftists, “NO point going to the polls.” My, my, my, I guess we shall see. Here are the global stats for the COVID Crisis (thank you, communist China): 9,494,571 confirmed cases, 484,155 confirmed deaths, and 4,782,910 confirmed recoveries.
- 2020 Thursday A: In the United States, here are today’s stats for the Chinese Virus Crisis: 2,463,563 confirmed cases, 126,185 confirmed deaths, and 763,814 confirmed recoveries. You know the drill: in the three states in which, the American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day has chef-authors- California, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, Golden State first: 195,571 confirmed cases, 5,733 confirmed deaths, but alas, NO mention of confirmed recoveries- is Gov. Gavin Newsom colluding with his Beijing bosses? Next, in the Aloha State, here are the stats: 835 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 686 confirmed recoveries. In the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 30,318 confirmed cases, 1,300 confirmed deaths, but like other BLUE STATES, no mention of confirmed recoveries. For interest’s sake, here are the stats for the Empire State where dimwit Governor Andrew “The Moron” Cuomo, a man ‘who’s single and ready to mingle’ according to his mentally challenged younger brother, CNN anchor and victim of Roid Rage, Chris, here are the stats: 390,415 confirmed cases, 24,800 confirmed deaths, and golly gee whiz, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Let us not forget, too, that Gov. Cuomo is responsible for most of the deaths in his state by sending coronavirus infected patients into rest homes!
- 2020 Thursday B: Here are today’s stock market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 25,745.60, UP 299.66 points (1.18%). Next, here are the numbers for the NASDAQ: 10,017.00, UP 107.84 points (1.09%). Finally, here are the numbers for the S&P 500: 3,083.76, UP 33.43 points (1.10%).
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As we mentioned yesterday, curiosity about fallen acid warriors seldom fades and God knows there were many of them. Most of the 13th Floor Elevators went crazy or were shot by their wives while Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd got a great band going but then had to bail out as he was so erratic he could not behave like a professional musician anymore. His record company released a compilation album featuring material from “The Madcap Laughs,” “Barrett,” and “Opel,” on May 29, 1992, If you have yet to consider listening to this fabulous artist, why not seek this one out and add it to your listening rotation. Without Barrett, there would never have been Pink Floyd so please, look for it now and enjoy.
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[i] We presented the music of this British prog-rock band, the amazing King Crimson, beginning on Monday, 20-October-2014 through Sunday, 21-December-2014. We hope you will check them out and add them to your collection.
[ii] We definitely look forward to promoting the music of Foreigner one of these days, perhaps in 2020?
[iii] We are not sure when we will begin offering the music of Blue Öyster Cult but expect it will be sometime in 2025-2026 so please stay tuned.
[iv] We expect to present the music of the Jackson Five and Michael Jackson sometime in 2025-2026 so please stay tuned for future developments.
[v] Not sure when we will promote the music of the Seeds but when we do, we will also do the music of the Electric Prunes and some of the other lesser known psychedelic garage rock bands of the 1960s. We should have done it when we did the Strawberry Alarm Clock but sadly overlooked it.
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