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TODAY IN HISTORY—JULY 09, 2020:
President Zachary Taylor; Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court Earl Warren; Associate Supreme Court Justices William R. Day and Benjamin N. Cardozo; U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld; U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham; AC/DC featuring Bon Scott, “Rock-around-the-Clock” by Bill Haley and the Comets, the Grateful Dead featuring Jerry Garcia, the Jacksons, the Jimi Hendrix Experience featuring Mitch Mitchell, and Paul McCartney and Wings:
- 1401: Mongol monarch Tamerlane destroys the city of Baghdad.
- 1540: England’s King Henry VIII had his 6-month-old marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, annulled.
- 1775: British General Edward Braddock was mortally wounded as his troops suffered a massive defeat during the French and Indian War; he died four days later.
- 1776: The Declaration of Independence was read aloud to General George Washington’s troops in New York.
- 1789: In Versailles, the French National Assembly declared itself the Constituent Assembly and began preparing a French constitution.
- 1792: S. L. Mitchell of Columbia College in New York City became the first Professor of Agriculture.
- 1808: Samuel Parker patented the leather-splitting machine.
- 1816: Argentina declared independence from Spain.
- 1847: The state of New Hampshire established a 10-hour workday for workers.
- 1850: The 12th president of the United States, Zachary Taylor (Whig), died after serving only 16 months of his term; he was succeeded by Millard Fillmore (Whig). Sweden
- 1864: At the Civil War Battle of Monocracy, Maryland, the Confederates claim victory. Union losses are as high as 1,959 whereas Confederate forces lose about 400 men.
- 1868: Ratification of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on this date. The amendment aimed to grant citizenship to and protect the civil liberties of recently freed slaves. It did this by prohibiting states from denying or abridging the privileges or immunities of U.S. citizens, depriving any person of his life, liberty, or property without due process of law, or denying to any person within their jurisdiction of equal protection under the laws. Nowadays, the Democrats use it to make the offspring of every illegal alien born within the United States an immediate citizen—bullshit!
- 1872: John F. Blondel patented the doughnut cutter.
- 1877: Alexander Graham Bell, Gardiner Greene Hubbard, Thomas Sanders, and Thomas Watson formed the Bell Telephone Company.
- 1878: Henry Tibbe patented the corncob pipe.
- 1900: An act of the British Parliament establishes the Commonwealth of Australia, which united separate colonies under a federal government.
- 1915: During World War I, the Kaiser’s shrinking overseas empire becomes smaller as the German government in Southwest Africa surrenders the colony to the South Africans.
- 1918: 101 people lost their lives in a train collision in Nashville, Tennessee. Elsewhere in the nation, the Congress established the Distinguished Service Cross.
- 1923: The 59th United States Supreme Court Associate Justice William R. Day, Republican, died on this date in Mackinac, Michigan, on this date. President Theodore Roosevelt nominated Day to fill the seat of Associate Justice George Shiras Jr., Republican. Day served from 12-23-1903 to 11-13-1922. Prior to serving on the nation’s highest court, Day served the nation as its 36thS. Secretary of State. In this capacity, he served under President William McKinley from 04-28-1898 to 09-16-1898 and then went on to serve on federal courts and eventually on SCOTUS.
- 1932: In Chicago, Illinois, future 13th and 21stS. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is born. A Republican, he served under President Gerald R. Ford from 11-20-1975 to 01-20-1977 and then Served under President George W. Bush from 01-20-2001 to 12-18-2006.
- 1934: SS Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler takes control of the Nazi concentration camp system throughout Germany.
- 1937: A fire at 20th Century Fox’s film storage facility in Little Ferry, N.J., destroyed most of the studio’s silent films on this date.
- 1938: The 75th Supreme Court Associate Justice Benjamin Cardozo died in Port Chester, New York, at age 68. President Herbert Hoover nominated him to fill the seat of Associate Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., a Republican. Cardozo served from 03-02-1932 to 07-09-1938.
- 1943: During World War II, the Allies launched their invasion of Sicily, with nighttime landings of American and England troops; a full-scale incursion by seas began in the small hours of July 10. More than a month later, the Allies secured the island from the Axis troops. Meanwhile on the fifth day of the greatest tank-and-airplane battle at the Soviet city of Kursk, the Germans make some gains and capture another town. Elsewhere, future vocalist for the Australiana rock band, AC/DC[i], Bon Scott, was born in Scotland.
- 1944: During the second performance of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus at Hartford, Connecticut, the world’s largest circus tent catches on fire, which results in 168 deaths and many more injured. Meanwhile, after horrendous fighting and loads of casualties, the United States secures the Japanese island of Saipan.
- 1946: Mitch Mitchell, future drummer of the Jimi Hendrix Experience[ii], is born in England.
- 1947: The British government announces the engagement of Princess Elizabeth to Lt. Philip Mountbatten.
- 1951: President Harry S. Truman formally asks the U.S. Congress to end the State of War with Germany.
- 1953: New York Airways began the first commuter service by helicopter.
- 1955: In Central, South Carolina, future GOP senator from the Palmetto State- Lindsey Graham- is born. He would enter the U.S. Senate on January 03, 2003. Bill Haley and the Comets[iii]’ “Rock-around-the-Clock” hits #1 on the Top 100 charts.
- 1956: Dick Clark makes his first appearance as host of American Bandstand.
- 1962: In Los Angeles, California, at the Ferus Art Gallery, Andy Warhol’s exhibit of 32 paintings of Campbell’s soup cans debuted.
- 1968: The first indoor All-Star baseball game occurred at the Houston Astrodome.
- 1971: The United States turns over responsibility for the Demilitarized Zone to South Vietnam.
- 1972: Paul McCartney and Wings[iv] launch their first tour in France.
- 1974: Former United States Supreme Court 14th (and 88th overall justice) Chief Justice Earl Warren died in Washington at age 83. Earl Warren began life as a Republican and then became a Democrat. President Dwight D. Eisenhower nominated Warren to fill the seat of Associate Justice Fred M. Vinson. Warren served 10-05-1953 to 06-23-1969.
- 1976: Uganda asks the United Nations to condemn the recent hostage rescue raid on Entebbe Airport in the nation’s capital conducted by the Israelis.
- 1978: Nearly 100,000 marchers head to Washington, D.C., in support of the Equal Rights Amendment.
- 1981: The Jacksons[v] launch a 36-city tour.
- 1982: Pan Am Flight 757, a Boeing 727, crashed in Kenner, La., shortly after takeoff from New Orleans International Airport killing all 145 aboard and eight people on the ground.
- 1986: The Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography released the final draft of its report, which linked hard-core porn to sex crimes.
- 1987: During the Iran-Contra Affair, Lt. Colonel Oliver North admits to shredding of sensitive documents.
- 1988: Nolan Ryan is the 7th Major League pitcher to win 100 games on two teams as the Houston Astros beat the New York Mets, 6-3.
- 1991: South Africa is readmitted to participate in the International Olympics Games.
- 1992: Democrat Bill Clinton tapped U.S. Senator Al Gore of Tennessee to be his running mate. Meanwhile, CBS News commentator Eric Sevareid died in Washington, DC, at age 79.
- 1995 Sunday: Jerry Garcia performed for the final time as front man for the Grateful Dead[vi] during a concert at Chicago’s Soldier Field. He died a month later.
- 1997 Wednesday: For biting off a portion of Evander Holyfield’s ear during a boxing match, heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson is banned from the sport for the rest of his life.
- 2001: A divided court in Chile ruled that General Augusto Pinochet could not be tried on human rights charges because of his deteriorating health and mental condition, a ruling that effectively brought the 85-year-old dictator’s legal troubles to an end.
- 2005 Saturday: Danny Way, a daredevil skateboarder, rolled won a large ramp and jumped across the Great Wall of China. He was the first person to clear the wall without motorized aid.
- 2006 Sunday: Italy wins the World Cup by beating France 5-3.
- 2009 Thursday: The Group of Eight industrialized nations opened their summit in L’Aquila, Italy, to Group of Five developing countries Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and South Africa, as well as Egypt. Meanwhile, Michael Phelps broke the then-world record in the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. national championships in Indianapolis, swimming the two-lap final in 50.22 seconds.
- 2011 Saturday: After winning secession from the Sudan, South Sudan becomes an independent state.
- 2012 Monday: Venezuelan thug-dictator Hugo Chavez announces he has recovered from pelvic cancer.
- 2013 Tuesday: Despite concerns that Greece’s government is reforming too slowly, European Commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF gives Greece an additional 6.2 billion Euros.
- 2014 Wednesday: Ray Nagin, the mayor of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, is found guilty of bribery and corruption charges; Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
- 2015 Thursday: During his visit to Bolivia, Pope Francis asks forgiveness for the Catholic Church for its mistreatment of the indigenous population of the Americas during their conquest by Europeans. Thanks, Frank. Meanwhile, the South Carolina House of Representatives approved taking the Confederate flag down from the Capitol grounds. The next day, state workers removed the flag and relocated it to a state military museum.
- 2016 Saturday: At age 77, British poet and novelist Robert Nye dies. He published his first book of poetry in 1961 and his first novel in 1967. His final book of poetry came out in 2012 while his last novel came out about 14 years earlier, in 1998.
- 2017 Sunday: Following a grueling battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi proclaims VICTORY over the jihadist scum, ISIS. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands protest the Turkish government, another despotic, Islamist thug, in Istanbul.
- 2018 Monday: President Donald J. Trump announces his second pick for the U.S. Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh. In order to take the seat of his mentor, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Kavanaugh would have to undergo one of the most grueling confirmation processes heretofore seen in recent times in this country. Eventually, he would persevere but the Democrats in the U.S. Senate did everything imaginable to destroy this excellent jurist. God bless you, Justice Kavanaugh.
- 2019 Tuesday: The MPs of Northern Ireland vote to expand LGBTQIA+ rights as well as increase the availability of abortion throughout the predominantly Protestant piece of the UK to bring it into line with not only the United Kingdom but the European Union as well.
- 2020 Thursday: Here are today’s stats for communist China’s gift to the world, Xi Jinping’s Bat Flu, aka COVID-19, aka the Kung Flu, aka the Chinese Wuhan Virus Crisis, first the planet: 12,068,034 confirmed cases, UP 157814 new cases, 550,159 confirmed deaths, UP 3,841, and 6,611,524 confirmed recoveries, UP 105,116. Next, here are the numbers for the United States: 3,165,058 confirmed cases, UP 61,791, 135,094 confirmed deaths, UP 878, and 951,053 confirmed recoveries, UP 18,624.
- 2020 Thursday A: In the three states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day uses chef-bloggers- California, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, Golden State first: 296,499 confirmed cases, 6,711 confirmed deaths, and once again, Gov. Gavin Newsom shares NO mention of confirmed recoveries. Next, here are the numbers for the Aloha State: 1,094 confirmed cases, 19 confirmed deaths, and 811 confirmed recoveries. Finally, here are the numbers for the Evergreen State (a place we call the “Ever-Red State” because of its communist politics): 38,517 confirmed cases, 1,394 confirmed deaths, and like California, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.
- 2020 Thursday B: Here are today’s Stock Market numbers: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 25,706.09 DOWN 361.19 points (1.39%). Next, here are the numbers for the NASDAQ: 10,547.75, UP 55.25 points (0.53%). Finally, here are the numbers for the S&P 500: 3,152.05, DOWN 17.89 points (0.56%). Here is the price for GOLD: $1,808.20 per troy oz, +4.40 (+0.24%). Next, the price of SILVER: $19.02 per troy oz., +0.058 (+0.31%). Here is the price for PLATINUM: $852.50, +5.60 (+0.66%). Here is today’s price for COPPER: $2.84 per #, +0.004 (+0.14%). Finally, here is the price for Light Sweet Crude Oil: $39.59 per barrel, -0.03 (-0.08%).
- 2020 Thursday C: On the final day of the U.S. Supreme Court’s term, the high court handed down two decisions, both regarding President Donald J. Trump. First, in Trump v. Vance (Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance Jr., a real Trump hater), the court ruled that the president does not have absolute immunity from all lawsuits, all nine justices agreeing on this point. However, it was not an immediate win for D.A. Vance as he cannot see the tax documents he has been trying to see because it’s a political witch hunt sans any real need to see the tax returns. In Trump v. Mazars, the court handed the president a tactical victory in that the House committee seeking to see his tax returns cannot go on a fishing expedition and must have a reason as to WHY they must see his tax returns. We shall see with what the maggots in the House produce.
- 2020 Thursday D: Meanwhile, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan won’t let go of the now-destroyed case against Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn in that he is asking the federal appellate court to give the case another look. WTF? The Justice Dept. and federal prosecutors said to DROP the case because of the illegalities employed by the prosecution against the former national security advisor yet the crazed Judge Sullivan won’t let it go. The guy is cruising for a future impeachment. Meanwhile, Democratic Party assumed presidential nominee Joe Biden leaves the basement and gives a speech, promoting his Build Back Better campaign slogan.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0154 a 40” x 60” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Memories of Evening.” It is among her more beautiful works and is available for sale. You can see much more of her work at her Website, found at beverlycarrick.com, or at the blog’s Facebook page. At her Website, you will see not only more original oil paintings but also lithographs, giclees, prints, miniatures, photographs, and even her award-winning instructional video entitled, “Painting the Southwest with Beverly Carrick.” Beverly has been painting for more than 60 years and known around the world for both the beauty and timelessness of her artworks. Hanging in private and public galleries and followed by many fans encircling the globe—her works instill awe because of her artistic brilliance and personal beauty. We urge you to go to her Website NOW and view her work. It is possible that you will find something you like and will want to buy it for yourself, a friend, a loved one, or a neighbor! You will not be disappointed so please: do yourself a favor and go there IMMEDIATELY! Thank you, the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day!
Beverly Carrick: The World’s Greatest Artist (1927-2012)
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 BBC May 1967-December 1968,” a renowned collection of tunes if ever one existed. You get 24 amazing cuts in one remarkable place. Not only do you get recordings by the original group, you also get some as the quintet they became for a brief period. 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 $25. 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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[i] We are not sure when AC/DC will be in the works but you bet they will be at some point, possibly in 2027-2028.
[ii] We promoted the music of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and of Jimi Hendrix, beginning on Sunday, 22-December-2013 through Thursday, 16-January-2014. Look for them and add them to your collection.
[iii] Not sure when we will promote the music of Bill Haley and the Comets but when we do, you will be among the first to know.
[iv] 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.
[v] We expect to present the music of the Jackson Five and Michael Jackson sometime in 2025-2026 so please stay tuned for future developments.
[vi] 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.
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