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TODAY IN HISTORY—JULY 23, 2020:
President Ulysses S. Grant; Chief Justice John Rutledge; Associate Justices Edward Terry Sanford and Anthony Kennedy; U.S. Secretary of War Daniel S. Lamont; Bachman-Turner Overdrive featuring Blair Thornton, Chicago featuring Chris Pinnick, the Grateful Dead featuring Keith Godchaux, Guns ‘n’ Roses featuring Slash, Roxy Music featuring Andy Mackay, and the Young Rascals featuring Dino Danelli:
- 636: Arabs gain most of Palestine from the Byzantine Empire.
- 685: John V begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 1148: The Crusaders launch a major assault on the Syrian city of Damascus.
- 1253: By order of Pope Innocent III, all Jews must leave Vienne, France.
- 1298: The citizens of Wurzburg, Germany, massacre their Jewish inhabitants.
- 1715: Local authorities at Little Brewster, Massachusetts, authorized the construction of the first lighthouse in America.
- 1798: Napoleon Bonaparte and his troops capture the Egyptian city of Alexandria.
- 1800: In Charleston, S.C., the second U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Rutledge and the second chief justice of the high court died on this date. President George Washington nominated Rutledge to fill a new seat and as an associate justice, he served 02-15-1790 to 03-05-1791. He was then nominated by the president to fill the seat of Chief Justice John Jay and served 08-12-1795 to 12-28-1795.
- 1827: The first swimming school in the United States opened in Boston, Massachusetts, on this date.
- 1829: William Burt patents the typographer, which was the first typewriter.
- 1865: Future 72ndS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Edward Terry Sanford is born in Knoxville, Tn., on this date. President Warren G. Harding nominated the Republican to fill the seat of Associate Justice Mahlon Pitney. Sanford served from 01-29-1923 to 03-08-1930.
- 1877: The first municipal railroad passenger service began in Cincinnati, Ohio.
- 1880: The first commercial hydroelectric plant goes online in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
- 1885: Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died at Mount McGregor in New York at age 63.
- 1886: Steve Brodie, a New York saloonkeeper, claimed to have made a daredevil plunge from the Brooklyn Bridge into the East River.
- 1903: The Ford Motor Company sells its first Model A car.
- 1904: During the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Charles E. Menches invents the ice cream cone.
- 1905: In Millbrook, N.Y., the 39thS. Secretary of War Daniel S. Lamont died. A Democrat, he served under President Grover Cleveland from 03-05-1893 to 03-04-1897.
- 1914: Following the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife Sophie, in Belgrade, the Austro-Hungarian Empire issues an ultimatum to Serbia; this would lead to the outbreak of World War I.
- 1920: British East Africa becomes Kenya and a Crown Colony.
- 1936: Future 104thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy is born in Sacramento, Ca., on this date. President Ronald Reagan nominated Kennedy to fill the seat of Associate Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. Kennedy served from 02-18-1988 to 07-31-2018.
- 1938: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved the first federal game preserve, an area of 2,000 acres in the state of Utah.
- 1940: The Blitz over London commences as Luftwaffe bombers assault the city all night long.
- 1942: Adolf Hitler issues Fuhrer Directive #45; this directs the German Army on the Eastern Front to occupy the city of Stalingrad. Meanwhile, Axis troops capture the Russian city of Rostov.
- 1943: The lengthy Battle of Kursk sputters to an end as the Germans begin pulling back; during the battle, more than 6,000 armored vehicles of all types battled one another.
- 1944: U.S. troops occupy Pisa, Italy; on the Eastern Front, Russian troops occupy Lublin, Poland. Elsewhere, future drummer/vocalist with the New York rock band, the Young Rascals[i]—Dino Danelli—is born in the USA on this date.
- 1945: French Field Marshal, Henri Petain, who had headed the Vichy government during World War II, went on trial charged with treason. A court convicted and condemned the traitor to death but later commuted the sentence to life in prison where he died in 1951. Meanwhile, the Chicago, Burlington, Quincy Railroad placed the first passenger train observation car into service on this date.
- 1946: Future saxophonist/oboist with Roxy Music[ii]—Andy Mackay—is born in the United Kingdom on this date.
- 1948: At the Progressive Party Convention, Henry Wallace receives the party’s nomination for president of the United States.
- 1950: Blair Thornton—the man who would replace Tim Bachman in Bachman-Turner Overdrive[iii] as guitarist/vocalist—is born on this date.
- 1952: Egyptian military officers led by Gamal Abdel Nasser launched a successful coup against King Farouk I.
- 1953: Future guitarist/vocalist with the rock band, Chicago[iv], from 1979-1986—Chris Pinnick—is born on this date.
- 1954: Congress passed a law that stated, “The Secretary of the Navy is authorized to repair, equip, and restore the United States Ship Constitution, as far as may be practicable, to her original appearance, but not for active service, and thereafter to maintain the United States Ship Constitution at Boston, Massachusetts.”
- 1958: The submarine Nautilus departs from Pearl Harbor under orders to conduct Operation Sunshine, the mission to be the first vessel to cross the North Pole by ship.
- 1962: The Telstar communications satellite sends the first live TV broadcasts to Europe.
- 1965: In Hampstead, London, United Kingdom, future hard rock guitarist with the heavy-duty Los Angeles, California, rock band, Guns ‘n’ Roses[v]—Slash—is born on this date.
- 1967: A deadly week of race-related rioting that claimed 43 lives erupted in Detroit, Michigan. It began when police launched an early morning raid against an unlicensed bar that escalated into a confrontation with local residents that quickly became violent.
- 1968 Tuesday: Race riots break out in Cleveland, Ohio, resulting in 11 people dead, including 3 cops.
- 1972 Sunday: The United States launched the “Landsat 1 (ERTS-1)” satellite, the first Earth-resources satellite in global history.
- 1973 Monday: President Richard M. Nixon refuses to release tapes pertaining to the Watergate Cover-up Scandal.
- 1980 Wednesday: Keith Godchaux, the third keyboardist of the Grateful Dead[vi], replacing Ron “Pigpen” McKernan and Tom Constantan died in a car wreck shortly after being asked to leave the band along with his wife, Donna, also a member of the Dead. They were in the process of forming their own group but the effort was tragically cut short. Elsewhere, Billy Carter, the brother of President Jimmy Carter, admits being a paid agent of Libya.
- 1983 Saturday: An Air Canada Boeing 767 ran out of fuel while flying from Montreal to Edmonton; however, the pilots could glide the airliner safely to an emergency landing in Gimlet, Manitoba. The near disaster occurred because the fuel had been erroneously measured in pounds instead of kilograms at a time when Canada was converting to the metric system.
- 1984 Monday: Vanessa Williams—the first Black Miss America winner—resigns her post over having posed nude in photos at an earlier time.
- 1985 Tuesday: Commodore unveils the personal computer Amiga 1000.
- 1986 Wednesday: Britain’s Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey in London, England; however, the couple divorced ten years later in 1996.
- 1996 Tuesday: At the Atlanta Olympics, Kerri Strug made a heroic final vault despite torn ligaments in her left ankle as the U.S. women gymnasts clinched their first-ever Olympic team gold medal.
- 1997 Wednesday: The search for Andrew Cunanan, the suspected murderer of designer Gianni Versace and others, ended as police found his body on a houseboat in Miami Beach, an apparent suicide.
- 1998 Thursday: Scientists at the University of Hawaii turned out more than 50 “carbon-copy” mice, using a cloning technique. This ain’t good, folks. Cloned human beings, anyone?
- 1999 Friday: Space shuttle Columbia blasted off with the world’s most powerful X-ray telescope and Eileen Collins, the first woman to command a U.S. space flight.
- 2000 Sunday: Lance Armstrong won his second Tour de France on this date.
- 2001 Monday: Pope John Paul II urged President George W. Bush in their first meeting, held at Castel Gandolfo, Italy, to bar creation of human embryos for medical research.
- 2003 Wednesday: A new audiotape purported to be from toppled dictator Saddam Hussein called on Iraqis to resist the U.S. occupation. Meanwhile, Massachusetts’ attorney general issued a report saying clergy members and others in the Boston Archdiocese probably had sexually abused more than 1,000 people over a period of six decades.
- 2010 Friday: Venezuela severs ties with Colombia after Colombian authorities had referred to Venezuela as “a haven for guerrillas.”
- 2011 Saturday: Singer Amy Winehouse, 27, was found dead in her London home from an alcohol overdose. Meanwhile, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces his nation will launch a shuttle into space by the year 2019.
- 2012 Monday: Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, dies of pancreatic cancer at age 61.
- 2013 Tuesday: Hercules 264, a Gulf of Mexico natural gas drilling rig, partially collapses off the coast of Louisiana; the rig remains standing but sustained extensive damage to the derrick package because of a continuing fire.
- 2014 Wednesday: Obamacare renders confusion as two appeals courts issue conflicting rulings regarding the legality of subsidies offered through federal versus state-run insurance exchanges; the ruling will likely to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- 2015 Thursday: According to Brainy History, scientists announce discovery of a planet in the Kepler-452 solar system that closely resembles Earth in size and orbit; the planet, Kepler 452-b, has a diameter 60-percent larger than Earth’s but an orbit that is 385 days, close to Earth’s 365 days.
- 2016 Saturday: In the lovely city of Kabul, ISIS conducts a suicide bombing during a street protest that kills 80 people and wounds countless others. What a bunch of horrible scumbags.
- 2017 Sunday: In the Tour de France, British cyclist Chris Froome claims his 4th Unlike Lance Armstrong, he won his races legitimately.
- 2018 Monday: As usual, phony environmentalist groups claim communist China is on track to meet new emission standards although carbon dioxide emissions in the totalitarian state have hit 9.2 billion metric tons in 2017 which are way higher than the United States and Europe combined. Meanwhile, more negative news about the world’s largest communist country hit the news when it is discovered that a quarter million doses of vaccines for children aren’t worth a crap. Guess the Chinese were unable to steal the correct formula from the United States.
- 2019 Tuesday: In Great Britain, the ruling Conservative Party MPs select Boris Johnson to be the new prime minister replacing the disastrous Theresa May who could- or would- not get her country through Brexit. Meanwhile, thanks to comedian Jon Stewart, the U.S. Senate passes a bill that will forever fund the 9-11 first responders fund.
- 2020 Thursday: The Xi Jinping Bat Flu continues causing problems around the world and in the United States. Here are the statistics for the planet as a whole: 15,317,997 confirmed cases, +309,951, 625,582, confirmed deaths, +7,950, and 8,721,415 confirmed recoveries, +210,085. Next, here are the stats for the United States, the intended target of the Chinese-engineered Wuhan Virus pandemic: 4,099,809 confirmed cases, +80,317, 146,295 confirmed deaths, +1,242, and 1,219,623 confirmed recoveries, +33,876. Next, in the three states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 425,616 confirmed cases, 8,027 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 1,490 confirmed cases, 26 confirmed deaths, and 1,113 confirmed recoveries. Finally, here are the stats for leftist-Marxist-socialist hellhole of Washington: 49,247 confirmed cases, 1,468 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.
- 2020 Thursday A: Here are the stats for today’s Stock Market closes: first the DOW Jones Industrial Average, 26,652.33, DOWN 353.51 points (-1.31%). Next, here are the stats for the NASDAQ: 10,461.42, DOWN 244.71 points (-2.29%). Finally, here are the numbers for the S&P 500: 3,235.66, DOWN 40.36 points (-1.23%). Price of GOLD: $1,887.10 per troy oz., -2.90 (-0.15%) Here is the price of SILVER: $22.86 per troy oz., -0.123 (-0.54%). Price of PLATINUM: $956.60 per troy oz., -7.20 (-0.75%). Here is the price of COPPER: $2.92 per #, -0.016 (-0.54%). Price of Light Sweet Crude Oil per barrel: $41.17, +0.10 (+0.24%). The markets were down because for the first time since the pandemic from communist China hit back in March, unemployment numbers rose to 1.4 million new claims bringing the number of unemployed Americans to around 32 million.
- 2020 Thursday B: Today is the 56th straight day of rioting and protests in the city of Portland, Oregon. Mayor Ted Wheeler, Democrat, says federal law enforcement is responsible for the rioting when in truth, it’s the ambivalence of the mayor and his city council that bears full responsibility for the mayhem occurring in that once beautiful city’s streets. The previous night, in a despicable act of virtue-signaling, the mayor went out on the streets to participate in the riots and the agitators threw garbage at him and told him to resign. He suffered two bouts of tear-gassing before his security people removed him from the streets to safety Arrest the mayor, mow down the Antifa thugs. Bring sanity back NOW! Meanwhile, national polling averages give “Pro-China Joe” Biden a 15-point lead over President Donald J. Trump. According to Democrats, Trump is ‘toast’ and might as well resign and go home NOW.
- 2020 Thursday C: On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, aka Sandy Cortez, aka Baby Evita, aka the Fly, Democratic-Socialist, blubbered about comments made by Florida GOP Congressman Ted Yoho in which he called the dingbat far-left socialist a “F**king bitch.” Well, she is a F**king Bitch and needs to be beaten in November.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
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Supertramp released its first greatest hits album, “The Autobiography of Supertramp” on July 06, 1986. Originally, it left out some music from the first two albums as well as the live album, “Paris,” but over the years and with remastering and repackaging, it became much more complete with another disc or more added to present the band at its absolute finest. We hope you will search for this one wherever you shop for the best in rock music because no matter what the critics say, Supertramp is one of the all-time great bands of the 1970s, 1980s, and beyond. Seek it out now and enjoy.
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TODAY IN HISTORY, THURSDAY JULY 23, 2020
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[i] We began promoting the music of this legendary American rock band- the Young Rascals- beginning on Sunday, 08-December-2013 through Saturday, 21-December-2013. This band is one everyone who loves rock music must look into and enjoy.
[ii] We presented the music of Roxy Music at the secondary blog and hope to do it at the main blog sometime within the next 3 years. At the secondary blog, we began promoting the music of this famed British band as well as of Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, and Phil Manzanera beginning on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 through several successive months. We hope you will seek them out.
[iii] On Wednesday, 14-June-2017, we began presenting the music of the Guess Who and of its individual members- including Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, and Bravebelt.. The entire discography ran from the above date through Sunday, 01-October-2017. We hope you will check them out.
[iv] We will present the music of Chicago sometime in 2030 so we hope you will remain with us until then.
[v] Not sure when Guns ‘n’ Roses is coming but we hope we will still be alive and will get around to sharing them with the world.
[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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