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TODAY IN HISTORY—AUGUST 06, 2020:
Rick James, KISS featuring Vinnie Vincent, and Stevie Wonder:
- 258: St. Sixtus II ends his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 523: St. Hormisdas ends his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 768: St. Constantine ends his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 939: At the Battle of Simancas, the Spanish destroy the Moorish army.
- 1787: At Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Constitutional Convention opens for debate and the drafting of the Founding documents.
- 1806: Upon the abdication of Emperor Francis II, the Holy Roman Empire ceased to exist.
- 1809: One of the leading literary figures of the Victorian era, poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, was born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, England, on this date.
- 1813: During the Venezuelan War of Independence, forces led by Simon Bolivar recaptured Caracas.
- 1815: A U.S.-led naval flotilla ends piracy along the North African coast by attacking Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli.
- 1825: Upper Peru became the autonomous state of Bolivia.
- 1854: The U.S. Congress passes the Confiscation Act.
- 1862: The Confederate ironclad CSS Arkansas was scuttled by its crew on the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to prevent its capture by Union forces.
- 1870: Southern Democrats in Tennessee suppress the black vote and capture the state legislature in the elections.
- 1879: The first Australian rules football game to be played at night occurred on this date. It took place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with the intention of promoting electricity coming to the city.
- 1890: Pitcher Cyril “Cy” Young achieved his first Major League Baseball victory. Over the course of his career, the pitcher would accumulate 511 victories.
- 1896: France annexes the island of Madagascar off the eastern African coastline.
- 1911: Actress-comedian Lucille Ball was born in Jamestown, NY, on this date.
- 1914: Serbia declares war against Germany in the opening days of World War I. French cavalry enter Belgium while Austro-Hungary declares war on both Serbia and Russia.
- 1918: During World War I, the Battle of the Marne ends.
- 1919: In Budapest, Romanian troops destroy the government of Bela Kun.
- 1926: Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim the English Channel, arriving in Kingsdown, England, from France in 14.5 hours. Meanwhile, Warner Brothers premiered its Vitaphone system in New York City with the movie, “Don Juan,” starring John Barrymore.
- 1930: Supreme Court Justice John Force Crater disappears in New York City.
- 1939: Dinah Shore commenced her own show on the NBC Blue radio network.
- 1940: The Soviet Union annexes Estonia on this date.
- 1942: Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands became the first reigning queen to address a joint session of Congress, telling lawmakers that despite Nazi occupation, her people’s motto remained, “No surrender.”
- 1945: During World War II, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, resulting in an estimated 140,000 deaths. The American B-29 bomber known as the “Enola Gay” let loose the atomic bomb, codenamed “Little Boy” above the center of Hiroshima with a devastating effect.
- 1952: Satchel Paige, at age 46, became the oldest pitcher to complete a major league baseball game. Elsewhere, future guitarist with the glam rock band KISS[i]—Vinnie Vincent (guitars and vocals 1982-1984)–is born on this date.
- 1956: The DuMont television network went off the air after a decade of operations.
- 1960 Saturday: Nationalization of U.S. and foreign-owned properties in the communist country of Cuba commenced on this date.
- 1961 Sunday: Soviet Cosmonaut Gherman Titov became the second man to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Vostok 2.
- 1962 Monday: After 300 years of British rule, Jamaica becomes an independent nation.
- 1965 Friday: President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, which guarantees voting rights for all blacks and other minorities.
- 1966 Saturday: In the third round of their heavyweight title fight, Cassius Clay scores a knockout of Brian London to retain the title.
- 1969 Wednesday: Willie Stargell of the Pittsburgh Pirates hit the first fair ball to be hit completely out of Dodger Stadium did so on this date with the ball traveling 506 feet from home plate.
- 1973 Monday: While living in exile in Spain, the former leader of Cuba prior to the communist takeover of the nation, Fulgencio Batista, died at age 72. Elsewhere, in North Carolina, singer-songwriter-musician Stevie Wonder[ii] suffered serious injuries in a car crash.
- 1978 Sunday: Pope Paul VI died at Castel Gandolfo at age 80.
- 1981 Thursday: Upon having his scorecard signed by Tom Weiskopf instead of himself, PGA Championship officials in Duluth, Georgia, disqualified Lee Trevino from the tournament. Meanwhile, firefighters in Indianapolis answered a false alarm on this date but when they returned to their firehouse, it was ablaze due to an unattended grease fire.
- 1986 Wednesday: William J. Schroeder died in Kentucky after living 620 days with the Jarvik 7 artificial heart. Elsewhere, Timothy Dalton became the fourth actor to portray British secret agent, James Bond.
- 1989 Sunday: Upon his inauguration, Jaime Paz Zamora became president of Bolivia.
- 1990 Monday: The UN Security Council votes 13-0 to impose economic sanctions on Saddam Hussein’s Iraq over its invasion of neighboring Kuwait.
- 1991 Tuesday: The World Wide Web made its public debut as a means of accessing webpages over the Internet. Elsewhere, TV newsman Harry Reasoner died in Norwalk, Conn., at age 68.
- 1993 Friday: The U.S. Senate confirmed Louis Freeh to be the next director of the FBI.
- 1996 Tuesday: NASA announced the discovery of evidence of primitive life on Mars. The evidence came in the form of a meteorite that scientists uncovered in Antarctica. They believe it to have come from the red planet and that it contained fossilized bacteria.
- 1997 Wednesday: Apple Computer and Microsoft agreed to share technology in a deal giving Microsoft a stake in Apple’s survival. Meanwhile, Korean Air Flight 801 crashed into a hillside a short distance from Guam International Airport, killing 228 of the 254 people aboard the Boeing 747.
- 1998 Thursday: Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky spent 8.5 hours testifying before a grand jury about her sexual relationship with President Bill Clinton. The president has been schlepping her in the anteroom of the Oval Office for quite awhile as well as engaging in blowjobs, which he claimed were ‘not sex.’
- 2004 Friday: Rick James[iii], rock-and-roll star— “Super Freak”—dies at age 54.
- 2009 Thursday: A crowd of 50,000 people gathers at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan, to celebrate a memorial service for those lost in 1945 in the atomic bomb blast.
- 2010 Friday: Due to the worst drought in Russian history, Vladimir Putin temporarily bans the export of wheat and flour to the world market.
- 2011 Saturday: During the war in Afghanistan, 20 Navy SEALS and at least 17 others die when the Taliban manages to shoot down a NATO Chinook helicopter carrying them on a rescue mission.
- 2012 Monday: The Curiosity Rover controlled by NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory lands safely on Mars. The spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on November 26, 2011.
- 2013 Tuesday: Texas lawmaker and Democrat hack, Wendy Davis, fresh off an 11-hour filibuster in the state house in Texas announces she will run for governor of the Lone Star State—she LOST BIG. Meanwhile, POS jihadist U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan went on trial at Fort Hood, TX, charged with slaying 13 people and wounding 32 others in a 2009 attack. Hasan, who admitted carrying out the attack and who sought to become a citizen of the Islamic State was convicted and sentenced to death.
- 2014 Wednesday: President Barack Obama announces he will allow the Pentagon to launch a limited number of airstrikes across Iraq hopefully to stall the move of ISIS.
- 2015 Thursday: While marking the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on his city, Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui calls for a global ban of nuclear weapons.
- 2016 Saturday: Lawrence Welk clarinetist Pete Fountain dies at age 86.
- 2017 Sunday: The United Nations approves the sanctions imposed on North Korea. Will they accomplish anything? Probably not. Meanwhile, Iran lobbies the European Union’s bigwigs for help on the crumbling nuclear deal signed by President Barack Hussein Obama and several of the bigger European nations.
- 2018 Monday: South Sudanese leader President Salva Kiir signs a peace accord with rebel leader Riek Machar in Sudan in the hope that the peace pact will end a lengthy, five-year attempt by rebels to overthrow the government of the relatively new nation.
- 2019 Tuesday: President Donald J. Trump condemned the recent shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, as ‘barbaric.’ Meanwhile, the U.S. Treasury designates the People’s Republic of China as a currency manipulator.
- 2020 Thursday: Folks, here are the numbers for the Xi Jinping Bat Flu- Pelosi Pox: Here are the statistics for the planet as a whole: 18,752,917 confirmed cases, +173,302, 706,342, confirmed deaths, +5,064, and 11,302,021 confirmed recoveries, +128,751. Next, here are the stats for the United States, the intended target of the Chinese-engineered Wuhan Virus pandemic: 4,947,657 confirmed cases, +57,349, 161,272 confirmed deaths, +1,242, and 2,432,129 confirmed recoveries, +25,955. 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: 529,980 confirmed cases, 9,869 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 2,763 confirmed cases, 27 confirmed deaths, and 1,402 confirmed recoveries. Finally, here are the stats for leftist-Marxist-socialist hellhole of Washington: 60,084 confirmed cases, 1,624 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, 26,386.98, UP 185.46 points (+0.68%). Next, here are the stats for the NASDAQ: 11,108.87, UP 109.67 points (+1.00%). Finally, here are the numbers for the S&P 500: 3,349.16, UP 21.39 points (+0.64%). Price of GOLD: $2,075.20 per troy oz., +5.80 (+0.28%) Here is the price of SILVER: $29.01 per troy oz., +0.061 (+2.15%). Price of PLATINUM: $1,025.60 per troy oz., +11.70 (+1.15%). Here is the price of COPPER: $2.91 per #, +0.003 (+0.10%). Price of Light Sweet Crude Oil per barrel: $41.97, +0.02 (+0.05%). Today, one dollar U.S. = 6.95 PRC yuan.
- 2020 Thursday B: New York Attorney-General Letitia James announces charges against the National Rifle Association, its bigwigs, and others charging them with skimming at least $64 million off the NRA bank rolls in three years so they could live large and enjoy life. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump urges the NRA to abandon New York State and relocate to Texas where conditions are much more favorable to 2nd Amendment rights and corporations.
- 2020 Thursday C: Regarding the MASSIVE EXPLOSION that brought down a good part of Beirut, Lebanon, port authorities find themselves under lock-down while the government of the nation continues seeking answers as to what occurred there. The government is trying to explain where there were 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate stored long-term in the port. Many believe the Russians and Iranians have something to do with this disaster seeing as how ammonium nitrate is used frequently in the creation of humongous clandestine bombs. We expect the Chi-Coms, the Russians, the Syrians, and local jihadist groups Hamas and Hezbollah were planning something BIG against Israel. We await further developments.
- 2020 Thursday D: President Trump continues battling for more debates between himself and “Pro-China Joe” Biden because the first debate will NOT occur until after early voting begins. Meanwhile, the former VP in an interview said the ‘Latino community is extremely diverse while the black community isn’t’ in so many words. Look, everyone knows that “Groping Joe” Biden has lost it and also is extremely racist, yet the polls continue showing that he is going to blow Donald Trump OUT. Go figure…
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On October 05, 2006, Supertramp released its next live album, “Live 1997.” This album is terrific and highlights a concert from the band’s modern lineup, 1990s issue. The band features a seven-piece of Rick Davies (keyboards, vocals, harmonicas), John Anthony Helliwell (saxophones, flutes, vocals), Dougie Thompson (bass), Mark Hart (guitars, backing and lead vocals), and Bob Seibenberg (drums and percussion), Jesse Seibenberg (percussion), and Lee Thornburg (trumpet). Please, seek it out and consider adding it to your ever-growing collection of the best in rock. You will be glad you did because this band- when they were hot- they were flipping hot.
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[i] We hope to present the music of KISS sometime in the late 2020s.
[ii] One day, we will get around to the music of Stevie Wonder. Great musician.
[iii] One day, we will do the music of Rick James, too.
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