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TODAY IN HISTORY—JULY 07, 2020:
Supreme Court of the United States Associate Justice Samuel Blatchford; the Beach Boys featuring Blondie Chapin, the Beatles featuring Ringo Starr, Captain Beyond featuring Larry “Rhino” Reinhardt, “Light my Fire” by the Doors, “That’s All Right Mama” by Elvis Presley, Family featuring Rob Townsend, the Grassroots featuring Warren Entner, the Kinks featuring Jim Rodford, Pink Floyd featuring Syd Barrett, the Soft Machine featuring Theo Travis, and the Yardbirds:
- 1456: On this date, Joan of Arc won an acquittal; however, she had already been burned at the stake.
- 1543: French troops invade neighboring Luxembourg.
- 1550: The returning Conquistadors introduce chocolate to Europe.
- 1607: In Britain, the people first sing, “God save the King.”
- 1753: Britain’s Parliament grants the country’s Jews citizenship.
- 1754: Kings College opened in New York City on this date; however, 30 years later, administrators renamed it Columbia College.
- 1801: Toussaint L’ Overture declares Haiti’s independence from France.
- 1838: The Central American Federation dissolves.
- 1846: U.S. annexation of California was proclaimed at Monterey after the surrender of its Mexican garrison.
- 1862: Administrators tested the first railroad post office on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad in Missouri.
- 1863: Laws that prevent Jews from serving in the Union Army are revoked by the United States government.
- 1865: Four people were hanged in Washington, D.C., for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. The four convicted conspirators were Lewis Powell (aka Lewis Payne), David Herold, George Atzerodt and Mary Surratt, the first woman executed by the federal government.
- 1885: G. Moore Peters patented the cartridge loading machine.
- 1893: In Newport, R.I., the 48th S. Supreme Court Associate Justice- Samuel Blatchford- died on this date. President Chester A. Arthur nominated the Republican jurist to fill the seat of Associate Justice Ward Hunt. Blatchford served from 03-22-1882 to 07-07-1893.
- 1898: The United States annexed Hawaii.
- 1908: The Great White Fleet sails out of San Francisco Bay.
- 1917: Aleksandr Kerensky formed a provisional government in Russia on this date.
- 1919: The first Transcontinental Motor Convoy, in which a U.S. Army convoy of motorized vehicles crossed the United States, departed from Washington, D.C. and arrived in San Francisco on September 6, 1919.
- 1930: Construction begins on the Boulder Dam.
- 1937: The Second Sino-Japanese War erupted into a full-scale conflict as Japanese forces attacked Chinese soldiers on and around the Marco Polo Bridge in Beijing.
- 1940: Richard Starkey aka “Ringo Starr” future drummer of the Beatles[i] was born on this date in Liverpool, England.
- 1941: U.S. forces took up positions in Iceland, Trinidad, and British Guiana to forestall any Nazi invasion, even though the United States had not yet entered the Second World War. Meanwhile, in Kovono, Lithuania, Axis troops liquidate 5,000 Jews. Meanwhile, Jim Rodford, future bassist with the English bands Argent[ii] and the Kinks[iii], is born in Great Britain.
- 1943: During the Russian-Axis clash at the Battle of Kursk—the greatest tank battle in the history of the world—German air ace Eric Hartmann shoots down seven Soviet aircraft. Meanwhile, on the ground, during the third day of the battle, the Germans finally take the town of Dubrova.
- 1944: The Japanese launch a major counterattack against U.S. forces on the island of Saipan. Elsewhere, future long-time member of the Grass Roots[iv]— Warren Entner (lead vocals/rhythm guitar 1967-74)—is born.
- 1946: The Catholic Church Canonized Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini as the first American saint. Elsewhere, future President Jimmy Carter, 21, married 18-year-old Rosalynn Smith, in Plains, Georgia.
- 1947: Robert “Rob” Townsend—the future drummer of the English groups Family[v] and Axis Point—is born in Leicester, England.
- 1948: Six female U.S. Navy reservists became the first women to be sworn into the regular Navy. Elsewhere, future guitarist with IRON BUTTERFLY[vi] and Captain Beyond[vii]—Larry “Rhino” Reinhardt—is born in Florida on this date.
- 1950: The U.N. Security Council authorized military aid to South Korea.
- 1951: Future guitarist-vocalist with the Beach Boys[viii] and with the Rolling Stones—among others—Blondie Chapin, is born in South Africa on this date.
- 1952: The Republican National Convention, which nominated General Dwight D. Eisenhower for president and Senator Richard M. Nixon for vice president, opened in Chicago, Illinois.
- 1954: Elvis Presley[ix] made his radio debut as Memphis, Tenn., station WHBQ played his first recording for Sun Records, “That’s All Right Mama.”
- 1956: At Cali, Columbia, seven military trucks loaded with dynamite explode, resulting in the deaths of 1,100-1,200 people and destroys at least 2,000 buildings.
- 1960: A Soviet aircraft shoots down a U.S. warplane over the Barents Sea.
- 1961: The Teamsters elect James R. Hoffa their president.
- 1963: A Navy jet fighter from Willow Grove Naval Air Station in Pennsylvania crashed into a picnic area, killing seven people; however, the pilot safely ejected and survived the crash.
- 1964: In Birmingham, United Kingdom, future member of the UK band the Soft Machine[x]– Theo Travis, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist- is born on this date.
- 1967: “Light My Fire” by the Doors[xi] hits #1 on the Top 40 Radio stations across the United States.
- 1968: The Yardbirds throw in the towel and call it quits. In so doing, it would lay the groundwork for one of the all-time greatest bands the world has ever known: Led Zeppelin.[xii]
- 1969: Canada’s House of Commons gave final approval to a measure that made the French language equal to English throughout the national government.
- 1973: Actress Veronica Lake, known for her “peek-a-boo” hairstyle, died in Burlington, Vermont, at age 50.
- 1976: President Gerald R. Ford and his wife hosted a White House dinner for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip. Meanwhile, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point included female cadets for the first time as 119 women joined the Class of 1980.
- 1980: Heavyweight Larry Holmes scores a technical knockout in the 7th round over Scott Ledoux.
- 1981: President Ronald Reagan announced he was nominating Arizona Judge Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first female justice on the United States Supreme Court.
- 1983: Eleven-year-old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, left for a visit to the Soviet Union at the personal invitation of Soviet leader Yuri V. Andropov.
- 1987: Lt. Colonel Oliver North began his long-awaited public testimony at the Iran-Contra hearing, telling Congress that he had “never carried out a single act, not one” without authorization.
- 1990: The first “Three Tenors” concert took place as opera stars Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, and Jose Carreras performed amid the brick ruins of Rome’s Baths of Caracalla on the eve of the World Cup championship.
- 1993: In the 20th Inning, the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants by a score of 7-6, one of the longest MLB games on record.
- 1994: In Seattle, Washington, founders form the Amazon.com Inc. under the name ‘Cadabra.’
- 1998: A jury in Santa Monica, California, convicted Mikail Markhasev of murdering Ennis Cosby, Bill Cosby’s only son, during a roadside robbery.
- 2004 Wednesday: Former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay underwent indictment on criminal charges related to the energy company’s collapse. Convicted of fraud and conspiracy later, Lay died in July 2006 prior to being sentenced.
- 2005 Thursday: Islamists attack London’s transit system, killing 56 people and wounding at least 700 people using bombs.
- 2006 Friday: Syd Barrett, founding member of the British rock band, Pink Floyd[xiii], died from the effects of pancreatic carcinoma.
- 2009 Tuesday: Some 20,000 people gathered inside Staples Center in Los Angeles for a memorial service honoring the late Michael Jackson[xiv], who was tearfully described by his 11-year-old daughter, Paris-Michael, as “the best father you could ever imagine.”
- 2010 Wednesday: A heat wave in the United States and Canada kills 9 people.
- 2013 Sunday: Followers of the deposed Mohammad Morsi—good friend of Barack Obama and former leader of Egypt—call for demonstrations to get him released and put back into power. Elsewhere, Andy Murray became the first British man in 77 years to win the Wimbledon title, beating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in the final.
- 2014 Monday: The Obama administration requests $3.7 billion to address a flood of children crossing the U.S. border unaccompanied by adults; the children are to be returned to their home countries.
- 2015 Tuesday: The World Boxing Organization (WBO) strips Floyd Mayweather of his welterweight title belt, the one he won by beating Manny Pacquiao in a grudge match of sorts. The WBO took the title away because Mayweather failed to pay a $200,000 fee and failed to forfeit his other titles.
- 2016 Thursday: The blackest day in the history of Dallas, Texas, AFTER the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, occurs on this date when a massive protest march winds its way through the city, people protesting white cops slaying young black men sees a highly mobile shooter murder five police officers and wound quite a few others. At first, law enforcement believes it is the work of multiple shooters but soon discover it was the work of one man, someone they rapidly hunted down and then used a robot to deliver an explosive to take him out of his hidey hole as he would not surrender. Even though the cops were under fire, they protected and evacuated wounded protesters, at great risk to their own lives.
- 2017 Friday: In Hamburg, Germany, amid violent protests, the G 20 summit gets underway. Fake News media would single out specific photos in which, it appeared that world leaders were dismissing President Donald J. Trump. Not true.
- 2018 Saturday: The looming trade war between communist China and the United States goes hot as the Chinese hit back at the U.S. tariffs on $46 billion of their goods with an equal amount on U.S. goods entering the totalitarian state. President Donald J. Trump makes it known that he is prepared for a lengthy fight. Of course, the Democrats and RINOS go ballistic.
- 2019 Sunday: Due to major flooding down the Mississippi River, the state of Mississippi closes its beaches due to a subsequent toxic algae bloom. Stuff happens.
- 2020 Tuesday: Here are today’s Xi Jinping Bat Flu Statistics for the globe: 11,694,766 confirmed cases, UP by 211,366 cases, 540,157 confirmed deaths, UP by 5,130 deaths, and 6,349542 confirmed recoveries, UP by 135,336 recoveries. Here are the numbers for the United States: 3,028,468 confirmed cases, UP by 96,421 new cases, 133,081 confirmed deaths, UP by 1,074 new deaths, and 908,324 confirmed recoveries, UP by 29,321 new recoveries. (The number of recoveries would be even greater if Blue State governors would report them).
- 2020 Tuesday A: Next, in the three states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day employs chef-authors, California, Hawaii, and Washington, here are the stats, Golden State first: 277,931 confirmed cases, 6,452 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries. Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 1,030 confirmed cases, 19 confirmed deaths, and 781 confirmed recoveries. Finally, in the Ever-Red, uh, we mean, the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 38,517 confirmed cases, 1,370 confirmed deaths, but like California, the slope-headed governor, Jay Inslee, won’t share the number of confirmed recoveries. Shame on these flipping Democrats. Let’s take a look at one more state, the Empire State: 402,338 confirmed number of cases, 32,219 confirmed number of deaths, and like most other Blue States, NO number of confirmed number of recoveries. Wake up, Governor Andrew “I’m a Moron” Cuomo! Give us the numbers you dingleberry!
- 2020 Tuesday B: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 25,890.18, DOWN 396.85 points (1.51%). Next, the NASDAQ: 10,349.49, DOWN 89.76 points (0.86%). Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,145.32, DOWN 34.40 points (1.08%). The price of GOLD is $1,809.90 per troy oz., -2.40 (-0.13%) while the price of SILVER is $18.70 per troy ounce, -0.084 (-0.45%). The price of PLATINUM is $859.10 per troy oz, -4.10 (0.47%) while the price of COPPER is $2.79 per pound, -0.0105 (-0.38%). The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $40.62 per barrel, 0.00 (0.00%).
- 2020 Tuesday C: Both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence spoke with the nation’s governors urging them to reopen schools in the fall. Meanwhile, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19 and says he is using hydroxychloroquine to treat it. Meanwhile, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes signs a multi-year, $503 million contract with the team and they say the United States is a ‘racist country.’ Finally, the Trump administration announces that it has submitted the paperwork for a formal exit of the United States from the Beijing-controlled World Health Organization. It also is going after Chinese-owned Tik Tok.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
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ALBUM OF THE DAY AT THE AICPENDBLOG.COM:
As usual, we miss some albums and then have to backtrack when presenting the music of a band such as Pink Floyd. The album we have for you today is “Live at the Rainbow Theater February 20, 1972,” a renowned concert if ever one existed. You get a full concert of “Dark Side of the Moon” as well as some additional material. The price is nice, the sound is fairly good, and if you are completists like the chef-authors at the American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day are, then you will want to own it as it’s only $35. So what the heck? Seek it out now and add it to your collection in the condition, format, and price that works best for you- you will be glad you did.
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TODAY IN HISTORY, TUESDAY JULY 07, 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, Wings, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys.
[ii] 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 and enjoy.
[iii] We presented the music of the Kinks, as well as of Ray and Dave Davies, beginning on Monday, 22-December-2014 through Sunday, 15-March-2015. We hope you will check out the music of this original British invasion band as they are as relevant today as they were more than 50 years ago. Sure beats the hell out of Maroon Five.
[iv] We offered the music of this famed West Coast band- the Grass Roots- beginning on Thursday, 06-February-2014 through Saturday, 22-February-2014. We hope you will seek their music out by visiting whatever site you choose for the absolute best in rock music. You will be glad you did.
[v] 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. Sadly, at the time, we failed to promote the music of both Axis Point as well as Roger Chapman’s solo catalog so we hope to correct those mistakes sometime within the next five years.
[vi] We promoted the music of Iron Butterfly beginning on Saturday, 27-July-2013 through Thursday, 08-August-2013. We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your ever-growing collection of rock music. Nothing one finds today compares with the classic rock of old. Throw out your Maroon 5 albums and go with the crème de la crème of the 1960s and 1970s.
[vii] We shared the music of Deep Purple, Ian Gillan, Captain Beyond, Elf, and Rainbow beginning on Tuesday, 20-March-2018 and concluded this massive offering on Sunday, 14-October-2018. Please seek out the music by all of these phenomenal bands. All are fabulous
[viii] We look forward to promoting the music of the archetypal American rock band, the Beach Boys, sometime within the next five years or so. Please keep posted for that day. Thank you.
[ix] When the time will be right for the presentation of Elvis Presley is unknown but if we are still going strong in the 2030s, we expect to do so. Please, stay tuned.
[x] We hope to promote the music of Soft Machine, Curved Air, and Kaleidoscope at some point in the near future. 4
[xi] We promoted the music of the Doors, the famed Los Angeles, California, hard rocking psychedelic band beginning on Saturday, 18-February-2012 through 02-April-2012. We hope you will seek this legendary band out and consider adding it to your ever-growing collection.
[xii] 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.
[xiii] We began promoting the music of Pink Floyd, as well as the band’s individual members- Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Nicky Mason, and Syd Barrett- beginning on Monday, April 20, 2020 running through Sunday, July 12, 2020. One of the greatest British psychedelic rock bands in the world, we hope you will seek them out wherever you shop for the absolute best in rock music- you will be glad you did.
[xiv] We expect to present the music of the Jackson Five and Michael Jackson sometime in 2025-2026 so please stay tuned for future developments.
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