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TODAY IN HISTORY—JULY 29, 2020:
Il Duce Benito Mussolini; “Help!” by the Beatles; Bob Dylan, the Byrds, the Grateful Dead featuring Jerry Garcia, Led Zeppelin, the Mamas & the Papas featuring Cass Elliott, Rush featuring Geddy Lee, and Thin Lizzy featuring John Sykes:
- 1030: The patron saint of Norway, King Olaf II, lost his life amid battle.
- 1588: The English attacked the vaunted Spanish Armada in the Battle of Gravelines, resulting in a British victory. Not only did the British sink numerous ships, they scattered the rest into a major storm inflicting still more losses on the Spanish fleet.
- 1715: A major hurricane sinks 10 Spanish treasure-laden galleons off the coast of Florida.
- 1754: The first international boxing match occurred on this date. Englishman John Slack won the 25-minute bout when he knocked out Frenchman Jean Petit.
- 1773: The citizens of Schoenbrunn, Ohio, built the first schoolhouse located west of the Allegheny Mountains on this date.
- 1786: The Pittsburgh Gazette becomes the first newspaper west of the Alleghenies to hit publication. The owners of the paper later changed the name to “The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.”
- 1858: A major treaty granting trade and inhabitation to Americans anywhere within their country, the representatives of Japan and the United States sign on this date.
- 1874: Major Walton Copton Winfield received a U.S. patent for his lawn tennis court on this date.
- 1883: In Predappio, Italy, future Fascist dictator of Italy, Il Duce Benito Mussolini, is born.
- 1890: Artist Vincent van Gogh, 37, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Avers-sur-Oise, France.
- 1900: An anarchist assassinates Italian King Humbert I on this date; his son, Victor Emanuel III succeeded him.
- 1914: The first transcontinental telephone service undergoes inauguration when two people hold a conversation between New York and San Francisco. Elsewhere, Massachusetts’ Cape Cod Canal, offering a shortcut across the base of the peninsula, officially opened to shipping traffic on this date.
- 1921: Adolf Hitler became the leader or ‘fuehrer’ of the National Socialist German Workers Party on this date.
- 1940: John Sigmund of St. Louis completed a 292-mile swim down the Mississippi River on this date. The swim from St. Louis to Caruthersville, Missouri, took him 89 hours and 48 minutes.
- 1944: During World War II, the Allied Air Forces bomb Nazi Germany for six straight hours, causing numerous deaths and horrendous damage.
- 1945: After delivering the atomic bomb to U.S. Air Forces in the Pacific, the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine and sunk somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.
- 1948: Britain’s King George VI opened the Olympic Games in London.
- 1949: BBC Radio in Great Britain begins broadcasting.
- 1950: Pee Wee Reese hits the 3,000th Dodgers home run. Meanwhile, Walt Disney’s adaptation of “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson hit movie theaters on this date.
- 1953: In North York, Ontario, Canada, future member of Rush- Geddy Lee (bass- keyboards- vocals)- is born.
- 1957: The United Nations forms the International Atomic Energy Agency on this date. Meanwhile, heavyweight boxer Floyd Patterson scores a TKO in the 10th round over Tommy Jackson to win the title. Finally, Jack Paar begins hosting the “Tonight” show on NBC.
- 1958: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, creating NASA.
- 1959: Future member of the Irish-Anglo-American hard rock band, Thin Lizzy[i], John Sykes (guitars 1982-1983), is born in Reading, Berkshire, UK, on this date.
- 1965: The Beatles[ii] movie, “Help!” premieres in London with Queen Elizabeth in attendance.
- 1966: Near Woodstock, New York, folk singer Bob Dylan[iii] suffers major injuries in a motorcycle accident.
- 1967: An accidental rocket launch aboard the supercarrier USS Forrestal in the Gulf of Tonkin resulted in a fire and explosions that killed 134 service personnel. Among the survivors was future Arizona senator John McCain, a U.S. Navy lieutenant-commander who narrowly escaped with his life.
- 1968: Due to the apartheid policies of South Africa, Gram Parsons refuses to accompany the Byrds[iv] on tour to that country leaving the band as a three-piece of Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, and Michael Clarke. Meanwhile, Pope Paul VI reaffirms the Roman Catholic Church’s stance against artificial methods of birth control.
- 1973 Sunday: $180,000 in Led Zeppelin[v] concert receipts disappears from the vault of the New York Hilton Hotel.
- 1974 Monday: “Mama” Cass Elliott—formerly of the Mamas and the Papas[vi]—died from heart failure on this date and not from choking on a ham sandwich as Hollywood trash reporters widely publicized.
- 1975 Tuesday: President Gerald R. Ford becomes the first U.S. President to visit the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz located in Poland. Meanwhile, the Organization of American States (OAS) votes to lift sanctions against Cuba. The U.S. government welcomed the action and announced its intention to open serious discussions with the communist nation on normalization of relations between the two nations.
- 1980 Tuesday: A state funeral took place in Cairo for the deposed Shah of Iran, who had died two days earlier at age 60.
- 1981 Wednesday: Britain’s Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and divorced in 1996 after proof of Charles’ infidelity became known around the world.
- 1983 Friday: Los Angeles Dodger Steve Garvey ends his streak of 1,207 consecutive games.
- 1987 Wednesday: Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream agrees on the new flavor of “Cherry-Garcia” with the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia[vii].
- 1988 Friday: The last Playboy Club in the United States closes in Lansing, Michigan.
- 1993 Thursday: The Israeli Supreme Court acquitted retired Ohio autoworker John Demjanjuk of being Nazi death camp guard “Ivan the Terrible.” The court tossed his death sentence and set him free.
- 1994 Friday: Abortion opponent Paul Hill shot and killed Dr. John Bayard Britton and his bodyguard, James H. Barrett, outside the Ladies Center clinic in south Florida. Hill met his end at the hands of the executioner in September 2003.
- 1997 Tuesday: Forty years after mercury-contaminated food fish caused deaths and birth defects, Japan declared Minamata Bay free of the substance. Elsewhere, members of Congress from both parties embraced compromise legislation designed to balance the budget while cutting taxes.
- 1998 Wednesday: The United Auto Workers union ended a 54-day strike against General Motors. The result of the strike is that GM lost $2.8 billion in revenue.
- 2004 Thursday: Incredibly stupid Senator John F. Kerry, D-Massachusetts, accepted the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination at the party’s Boston convention with a military salute and the declaration, “I’m John Kerry and I’m reporting for duty.” It is good to note that he skated through a short-lived military career in the Brown Water Navy during the Vietnam War and then came home and became the biggest anti-war protester going so far as to throw the medals of someone else over the fence surrounding the White House.
- 2005 Friday: Astronomers announced the discovery of a planetary body larger than Pluto in orbit around the sun; the dwarf planet initially nicknamed Xena received the official designation Eris.
- 2006 Saturday: The U.S. command announced it was sending 3,700 troops to Baghdad to try to quell sectarian violence sweeping the Iraqi capital.
- 2008 Tuesday: The federal government indicted Alaska Senator Ted Stevens on seven felony counts of concealing more than a quarter million dollars in house renovations and gifts from a powerful oil contractor. However, after being railroaded out of office, a jury later found the long-time Republican guilty of lying on financial disclosure forms, but a judge subsequently dismissed the case saying prosecutors had withheld evidence.
- 2011 Friday: The U.S. House of Representatives votes to once again, increase the debt ceiling; however, the U.S. Senate rejects it outright.
- 2013 Monday: Signs of deteriorating economic security are suggested by an Associated Press survey stating that four out of five adults living in the United States struggle with joblessness, near-poverty, or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives. Meanwhile, in Cannes, France, the largest jewelry heist in recent memory takes place at the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel’s diamond show with thieves making off with 103 million Euros worth of precious gems and metals. Elsewhere, 44 people at least die and hundreds more are injured as ISIS carries out a wave of car bombings across the country. In Dera Ismal Khan, Pakistan, the Taliban conducts a prison break freeing at least 300 dedicated jihadis who flee to the hills. KILL THEM!
- 2014 Tuesday: In Sierra Leone during the Ebola virus crisis, Dr. Sheik Umar Khan succumbs to the disease himself, the principal physician battling against it. Meanwhile, in Palestinian-controlled Gaza Strip, the authorities claim that 100 of their citizens were killed in Israeli airstrikes. IF Palestinians were killed, it’s because they were acting the fool- like usual. In the wake of this, France announces it will send 8-million euros in aid to the Gaza. Good for them, virtue-signaling is always good.
- 2015 Wednesday: In the Indian Ocean off the coast of France’s Reunion Island, searchers find debris from a Boeing 777, which officials believe to be from the missing Malaysia Air Lines Flight 370. The plane disappeared over a year ago.
- 2016 Friday: In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes the first woman to accept the presidential nomination of a major political party. Needless to say, her fellow Democrats fall into a celebratory swoon and sex workers around the city see the numbers of their patrons spike. Virginia Senator Tim Kaine becomes her running mate. What a pair of losers.
- 2017 Saturday: U.S. and South Korean forces conducted joint live-fire exercises in response to North Korea’s second launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile; experts said the North Korean launch showed that a large portion of the United States was now within the range of Kim Jong Un’s arsenal of missiles.
- 2018 Sunday: Students in Dhaka, Bangladesh, launch protests around the nation demanding safer roadways. In a country as poor as this one, they are incapable of doing the necessary infrastructure work to make their nation safe.
- 2019 Monday: In the state of Para in Brazil, a gang war between two rival gangs explodes at the Altamira Prison what with 58 slain, including 16 beheaded among that horrifying number. Eventually, prison guards retake the prison but the violence is absolutely horrendous.
- 2020 Wednesday: In the Lone Star State, President Donald J. Trump signed some executive orders allowing for the building of pipelines and accompanying infrastructure. Meanwhile, the House Judiciary Committee grilled the CEOs of Google (a POS), Facebook, Apple, and Amazon.com over unfair practices when it comes to promoting all-things liberal and trashing all-things conservative. We can attest to Google destroying our two blogs all because Sundar Pichai is little more than a piece of frothy scum floating atop an exposed septic tank. Go get them, Republicans, go get this scum… Finally, speculation abounds as people continue pondering whether “Pro-China Joe” Biden will choose Sen. Kamala Harris (please, take her, get her the hell out of California), former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, or California Congresswoman Karen Bass. We shall see. Our money’s on Elizabeth Warren, a ‘true woman of color’ (LOL!).
- 2020 Wednesday A: Here are today’s Xi Jinping Bat Flu Statistics for the globe: 16,845,602 confirmed cases, UP by 240,535 cases, 662,577 confirmed deaths, UP by 5,240 deaths, and 9,836,182 confirmed recoveries, UP by 191,795 recoveries. Here are the numbers for the United States: 4,491,773 confirmed cases, UP by 65,492 new cases, 152,624 confirmed deaths, UP by 1,250 new deaths, and 2,204,332 confirmed recoveries, UP by 53,113 new recoveries. (The number of recoveries would be even greater if Blue State governors would report them but alas, we know they won’t- corrupt MF-ers).
- 2020 Wednesday B: 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: 475,503 confirmed cases, 8,715 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries. Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 1,865 confirmed cases, 26 confirmed deaths, and 1,215 confirmed recoveries. Finally, in the Ever-Red, uh, we mean, the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 54,205 confirmed cases, 1,548 confirmed deaths, but like California, the incline-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, New Jersey: 180,776 confirmed number of cases, 15,798 confirmed number of deaths, and like other Blue States, NO number of confirmed recoveries. What’s up, Governor Phil Murphy? Acting like your typical Blue State governor and concealing the truth? Nothing to say? Let gym owners out of jail.
- 2020 Wednesday C: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 26,539.57, UP 160.29 points (0.61%). Next, the NASDAQ: 10,542.94, UP 140.85 points (1.35%). Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,258.44, UP 40.00 points (1.24%). The price of GOLD is $1,961.60 per troy oz., +8.20 (+0.42%) while the price of SILVER is $24.36 per troy ounce, +0.034 (+0.14%). The price of PLATINUM is $957.90 per troy oz, -0.60 (-0.06%) while the price of COPPER is $2.93 per pound, +0.0105 (+0.36%). The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $41.29 per barrel, +0.02 (+0.05%).
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On November 28, 1992- just in time for the holiday season, no less, Supertramp released their next ‘best of’ compilation, “The Very Best of Supertramp II.” This album was a retrospective beginning with the band’s third album, “Crime of the Century,” (09-14-1975) through “Famous Last Words” (10-07-1982) plus the title track from “Free as a Bird” (10-13-1987) There are 14 definitive tunes culled from the albums spanning a decade, all of them worthy of ownership by you. We hope you will seek this album out and consider adding it to your growing collection of nothing but the absolute best in rock music. You will be glad you did. We guarantee it.
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[i] We look forward to promoting the music of Thin Lizzy when we promote the music of U2, sometime within the next 4-5 years. We hope you will be with us when we do.
[ii] 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, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys. The album, “Help!” appeared on Tuesday, 15-November-2016. Please seek out this massive offering by visiting the blog posts between those dates. You will be glad you did.
[iii] Not sure as to when we will begin promoting the music of Bob Dylan but one day, we sure heck we do. Stay tuned.
[iv] We offered the music of the Byrds beginning on Monday, 16-January-2012 and concluded the presentation on Friday, 17-February-2012. Sadly, we were shortsighted at the time that we did not present the various members’ solo projects but one day, we hope to rectify that error.
[v] 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.
[vi] At some point, we will do the music of the Mamas and the Papas the same time we do the music of Sonny & Cher. We hope you will continue awaiting that celebrated day.
[vii] 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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