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TODAY IN HISTORY—AUGUST 02, 2020:
President Warren G. Harding; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice George Shiras, Jr.; U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen; the Association featuring Brian Cole, the Band featuring Garth Hudson, Deep Purple featuring Joe Lynn Turner, Quicksilver Messenger Service featuring Mark Naftalin, Traffic featuring Jim Capaldi, and Wishbone Ash featuring Ted Turner:
- 257: St. Stephen I ends his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 1492: King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella expel ALL Jews from Spain.
- 1610: During his fourth voyage to the Western Hemisphere, English explorer Henry Hudson sailed into what we now know as Hudson Bay.
- 1718: Austria joins the Triple Alliance.
- 1776: Members of the Continental Congress began attaching their signatures to the Declaration of Independence.
- 1791: Samuel Briggs and his son, Samuel Briggs, Jr. received a joint patent for their nail-making machine. They were the first father-son pair to receive a patent.
- 1802: The citizens of France declare Napoleon Bonaparte “counsel for life.’
- 1819: The first parachute jump takes place in the United States.
- 1832: American troops decimate Native Americans at the Battle of Bad Axe River in Wisconsin. Meanwhile, in Iowa, the Black Hawk War ends as 1,300 Illinois militia defeat the Sac and Fox Indians.
- 1858: In the cities of Boston and New York, workers installed the first street mailboxes on this date.
- 1861: Congress passed the first income tax. The government intended for the taxes to help pay for the cost of fighting the Civil War; however, the Congress never enacted the tax laws.
- 1875: The world’s first roller skating rink opens in London, England.
- 1876: While playing poker at a saloon in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, Jack McCall shot and killed frontiersman “Wild Bill” Hickok. However, McCall went to the gallows for his crime.
- 1887: Rowell Hodge patented barbed wire on this date.
- 1892: Charles A. Wheeler patented the first escalator.
- 1909: The original Lincoln “Wheat” penny first went into circulation, replacing the “Indian Head” cent.
- 1914: Russian troops invade East Prussia during World War I. The Potsdam Conference ends and Great Britain begins mobilizing troops. What’s more, Germany and Turkey sign a secret treaty. Finally, the Belgium government receives the German ultimatum, ‘let German troops pass through their country to invade France or suffer invasion.’ What’s more, the Germans feed false news that French troops bombed Nuremburg, to cover their invasion of the country.
- 1921: A jury acquitted eight White Sox players accused of throwing the 1919 World Series.
- 1922: Alexander Graham Bell, generally regarded as the inventor of the telephone, died in Nova Scotia, Canada, at age 75.
- 1923: The 29th President of the United States, Warren G. Harding, died in San Francisco, California; Vice President Calvin Coolidge became president.
- 1924: In Pittsburgh, Pa., the 53rdS. Supreme Court of the United States Associate Justice George Shiras, Jr., died at the age of 92. President Benjamin Harris nominated the Republican to fill the seat of Republican Associate Justice Joseph Bradley. Shiras served from 07-26-1892 to 02-23-1903.
- 1926: John Barrymore and Mary Astor starred in the first showing of the Vitaphone System, which combined pictures with sound in the movies.
- 1928: Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini—Il Duce—signs a treaty of peace with Abyssinia.
- 1934: Adolf Hitler becomes commander-in-chief of Germany upon the death of President Paul von Hindenburg of World War I fame.
- 1937: Garth Hudson, future keyboardist with the rock group, the Band[i], was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
- 1938: Bright yellow baseballs first appeared in a major league game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals. The league hoped the balls would be easier to see for the players but apparently, it did not work out that way.
- 1939: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Hatch Act. The act prohibited civil service employees from taking an active part in political campaigns. Meanwhile, physicist Albert Einstein signed a letter to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in which, he urged the United States to have an atomic weapons research program.
- 1943: During World War II, U.S. Navy boat, PT-109, commanded by Lt. John F. Kennedy, sank after the Japanese destroyer Amangiri rammed it off the coast of the Solomon Islands in the middle of the night. Two crewmembers died in the accident; Kennedy led the survivors to nearby islands until rescuers could find them. Meanwhile on the Eastern Front, an armed uprising at the Treblinka death camp breaks out as inmates attack the SS guards.
- 1944: Mark Naftalin, keyboardist with numerous Bay Area bands but primarily in a later lineup of the Quicksilver Messenger Service, was born on this date. Meanwhile, in Great Britain, future drummer and vocalist with the British rock band, Traffic[ii], Jim Capaldi, is born. Elsewhere, Turkey breaks off diplomatic relations with Nazi Germany.
- 1950: Ted Turner—future rock guitarist/vocalist with the British rock band, Wishbone Ash[iii]—is born in the United Kingdom on this date.
- 1951: Joe Lynn Turner, future vocalist with the British rock bands, Deep Purple[iv] and Rainbow is born.
- 1957: In Chicago, Illinois, future U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen is born. A Democrat, she would enter the Senate representing Nevada on January 03, 2019.
- 1958: After 3 months, Jordan and Iraq dissolve their Arab Federation.
- 1964 Sunday: North Vietnamese patrol boats reportedly fire on a U.S. Navy destroyer…this would become the Gulf of Tonkin Incident that would start the Vietnam War.
- 1972 Wednesday: Gold hits a record $70 per ounce in London. Elsewhere, bassist-vocalist and founding member of the rock band, the Association[v]—Brian Cole—dies from a drug-related overdose.
- 1974 Friday: Former White House counsel John W. Dean III received a sentence of one to four years in prison for obstruction of justice in the Watergate cover-up. He ended up serving four months.
- 1980 Saturday: Fascist terrorists bomb the railway station at Bologna, Italy, killing 86 people and wounding many more.
- 1983 Tuesday: The U.S. House of Representatives approved a law that designated the third Monday of January would be a federal holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. President Ronald Reagan signed the law into being on November 02.
- 1985 Friday: At Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, 137 people died when Delta Air Lines Flight 191, a Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, crashed while attempting to land.
- 1990 Thursday: Iraq invaded Kuwait, seizing control of the oil-rich emirate. However, the world came together in a grand coalition and drove the Iraqis out in Operation Desert Storm.
- 1994 Tuesday: Congressional hearings begin on the White-Water Scandal, the one involving Hillary Clinton.
- 2000 Wednesday: Republicans awarded Texas Gov. George W. Bush their 2000 presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Philadelphia and ratified Dick Cheney as his running mate.
- 2004 Monday: During the Republican National Convention, former President Gerald R. Ford suffers a stroke.
- 2010 Monday: The U.S. government estimates that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill dumped an estimated 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
- 2013 Friday: Vice President Joe Biden swears in the new United States UN ambassador, Samantha Power.
- 2014 Saturday: After a 6.1-magnitude earthquake hits Yunnan Province in China, 367 people die and more than 1,880 suffer injuries. Meanwhile, Dr. Kent Brantley, the first Ebola victim brought to the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, where he recovered from the disease.
- 2015 Sunday: A year prior to the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, questions arise about the health hazards present in the waters off the coast where athletes will compete in a variety of events. Additional tests commence so that the authorities can protect the health of all attending the massive event.
- 2016 Tuesday: Hillary Clinton retakes the lead over her GOP challenger Donald J. Trump with a post-convention bounce. Meanwhile, candidate Trump voices concerns that the November election is going to be rigged in the favor of his Democratic rival. Meanwhile, following Trump criticizing Muslim gold star parents, public outrage grows against him. Finally, airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria amp up as the Obama administration attempts to make it seem as though his administration is ‘on the ball’ when it comes to battling terrorism.
- 2017 Wednesday: President Donald J. Trump signs legislation imposing sanctions on Russia for having interfered in U.S. elections and for its actions in other parts of the world. Elsewhere, at age 96, Britain’s Prince Phillip bids the British people farewell in his final public appearance. After this, he would retire from further public events.
- 2018 Thursday: Much to the disgust of many, Pope Francis announces that all executions for criminality are unacceptable, no matter the crime. Thank you, Pontiff, thank you. He adds this view to the Church’s Catechism.
- 2019 Friday: The Saudi government- in an effort to woo Western nations announces a lifting of many restrictions on women within the kingdom, allowing them to drive and to leave the country for trips abroad sans accompaniment by male family members.
- 2020 Sunday For the first time in 45 years, NASA and SpaceX conduct a successful water landing as the Dragon X crew capsule returns two American astronauts- Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley- to Earth after two months on the International Space Station. No longer does the United States need to pay Vladimir Putin’s Russia $85 million a pop to send American astronauts into space which once again proves to the world that Donald Trump is not a Russian stooge.
- 2020 Sunday A: The Beijing Bat Flu, the one Xi Jinping sent to the rest of the world, continues trashing the world as the escapee from the Wuhan Institute of Virology continues taking names and calling numbers. Here are the stats for the globe for today: 17,852,451 confirmed cases, UP 257,910 cases, 679,794 confirmed deaths, UP 355, and 10,598,327 confirmed recoveries, UP 265,161. In the United States, here are the stats for today: 4,740,401 confirmed cases, UP 54,187, 157,113 confirmed deaths, UP 743, and 2,304,851 confirmed recoveries, UP 11,623. The question is, WHEN are the Chi-Coms going to pay the GIGANTIC PRICE for their crimes?
- 2020 Sunday B: In the three states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day has chef-authors- California, Hawaii, and Washington state- here are the stats, Golden State first: 509,162 confirmed cases, 9,356 confirmed deaths, but as usual, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Next, in the Aloha State, here are the stats: 2,197 confirmed cases, 26 confirmed deaths, and 1,269 confirmed recoveries. Finally, in the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 57,541 confirmed cases, 1,592 confirmed deaths, and like other mostly BLUE locales, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. For the heck of it, let’s look at Massachusetts. Here are their numbers: 118.458 confirmed cases, 8,638 confirmed deaths, but like many other states, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. There is light at the end of the tunnel…
- 2020 Sunday C: Anxious liberals are awaiting the VP pick of former Vice President Joe Biden, expected sometime this upcoming week. Many believe it’s going to be California Sen. Kamala Harris, a woman who has achieved every position through the alleged trading of sexual favors to achieve it. Others think it might be the Pelosi favorite, California Congresswoman Karen Bass, a known fan of Fidel and Raul Castro. Others think it might be noted ‘woman of color,’ Senator Liz Warren of Massachusetts while others ponder the pick as being Susan Rice, former National Security Advisor in the Obama administration. Still others contend Joe Biden has no clue as to who it’s going to be and awaits notice from whomever is TRULY behind his campaign. At one time, many of us believed it could be Michelle Obama as the top of the ticket but now, who knows- it might be angry loser Stacey Abrams.
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TODAY IN HISTORY, SUNDAY AUGUST 02, 2020
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[i] We hope to promote the music of both the Band and its members sometime in the next 10-15 years. The presentation would include the solo catalogs of Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, and Richard Manuel.
[ii] We began promoting the music of not only Traffic but also the Spencer Davis Group, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, Jim Capaldi, and Dave Mason. The presentation commenced on Monday, 30-November-2015 through Sunday, 20-March-2016. This offering also included Blind Faith. We hope you will seek them out and add them to your collection.
[iii] We began celebrating the music of Wishbone Ash beginning on Sunday, October 28, 2018 and continued it through Sunday, January 06, 2019. From there, we covered the music of Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash beginning on January 07, 2019 through Sunday, January 13, 2019. We hope you will seek them out and add them to your collection of the BEST rock-and-roll music. You will be glad you did.
[iv] 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.
[v] We promoted the music of the Association beginning on Wednesday, 25-September-2013 through Monday, 07-October-2013. These guys were amazing, we hope you will check them out and consider adding them to your growing collection of albums and CDs.
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