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TODAY IN HISTORY—WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2020:
Supreme Court Justice Stephen J. Breyer; Buck Owens, Dire Straits featuring Mark Knopfler, Ian Gillan Band featuring Liam Genockey, Little Feat featuring Richie Hayward, and the Outlaws featuring Tompall Glasser:
- 1099: The Crusaders are victorious against the infidels at the Battle of Ascalon as Gottfried of Broth beats the Egyptians.
- 1508: Juan Ponce de Leon arrives in Florida.
- 1553: Pope Julius III orders the confiscation and the burning of the Jewish Talmud.
- 1687: At the Battle of Mohacs, the Hungarian army routs the Turks.
- 1812: Troops under the Duke of Wellington enter Madrid.
- 1851: Isaac Singer received a patent for the double-headed sewing machine on this date.
- 1859: Poet AND English professor Katharine Lee Bates, who wrote the words to “America the Beautiful” was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts.
- 1861: Apache Indians attack Confederate forces in Texas.
- 1865: For the first time during a surgery, Joseph Lister used a disinfectant.
- 1867: Despite Congress’ orders NOT to, President Andrew Johnson suspends Secretary of War Edwin Stanton.
- 1877: Thomas Edison invented the phonograph and made the first sound recording.
- 1879: The first National Archery Association tournament took place in Chicago, Illinois, on this date.
- 1898: The United States officially annexes Hawaii on this date as all fighting in the Spanish-American War ends.
- 1902: Through a merger of McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, Deering Harvester Company and several other smaller companies, International Harvester Company came to be.
- 1909: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home to the Indianapolis 500, first opened on this date.
- 1912: Comedy producer Max Sennett founded the Keystone Pictures Studio in Edendale.
- 1914: Russian troops overrun East Prussia much to the horror of the German population. Meanwhile, Great Britain declares war on Austro-Hungary.
- 1918: Regular airmail service began on this date between the cities of Washington and New York. Elsewhere, the Battle of Amiens on the Western Front sputters to a close with an Allied victory over the Germans. This would be one of the final largescale battles of the First World War.
- 1922: The Federal government makes dedicates the Washington, D.C. home of Frederick Douglass as a national shrine.
- 1929: Future country and western star Buck Owens[i] is born on this date.
- 1931: After heavy rains collapse dikes along it, the Yangtze River floods much of the surrounding countryside causing innumerable deaths and much destruction.
- 1935: Babe Ruth plays his final game at Fenway Park with 41,766 on hand.
- 1937: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt nominated far left judge Hugo Black to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- 1939: In Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, the movie, “The Wizard of Oz,” premiered. Actress Judy Garland became famous for the movie’s song, “Somewhere over the Rainbow.” The movie premiered in Hollywood on August 15.
- 1940: The Luftwaffe bombs British railway stations, losing 31 aircraft in the attacks.
- 1941: French Field Marshal Henri Petain declares Vichy France’s full support for Nazi Germany.
- 1942: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Moscow to meet with Russian leader Josef Stalin. While there, he presents the Soviet dictator with the ‘Sword of Stalingrad,’ thus signaling the victory the Red Army enjoyed over the Nazis earlier in the year. The Russian advisor who accepted the sword then dropped it; no one knows what might have happened to this poor putz.
- 1944: During World War II, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., eldest son of Joseph and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, was killed over England along with his co-pilot when their explosives-laden plane blew up.
- 1948: Future drummer and percussionist Liam Genockey- who played with Ian Gillan[ii] on his solo projects- is born in Dublin, Ireland, on this date.
- 1949: Future guitarist/vocalist with Dire Straits[iii], Mark Knopfler, is born.
- 1953: The Soviet Union conducts a secret test of its first hydrogen bomb.
- 1958: President Dwight D. Eisenhower raises the Federal minimum wage from $0.75 to $1.00 an hour.
- 1960: The first balloon communications satellite—the Echo 1—was launched by the United States from Cape Canaveral., Florida.
- 1962: One day after launching Andrian Nikolayev into orbit, the Soviet Union also sent up Pavel Popovich; both men landed safely August 15.
- 1964: Author Ian Fleming, 56, the creator of James Bond, died in Canterbury, England. Meanwhile Mickey Mantle set a major league record when he hit homeruns from both sides of the plate in the same game.
- 1969: The owners of the Boston Celtics sold the team for $6 million, which at the time, was the highest price paid for a pro basketball team.
- 1971: Syrian President Hafiz al-Assad drops diplomatic relations with neighboring Jordan.
- 1972: The last ground combat troops leave South Vietnam.
- 1973: Jack Nicklaus won his 14th major golf title on this date. His win broke the record held by Bobby Jones for 50 years.
- 1977: The space shuttle Enterprise passed its first solo flight test.
- 1978: China and Japan sign a peace treaty.
- 1979: Iranian press censors stage a mass book burning of books unfit for reading. This is what totalitarian criminal Islamist states do. At some point in the future, the Iranian people will be liberated.
- 1981: IBM unveiled its first personal computer, the model 5150, at a press conference in New York.
- 1983: General Manuel A. Noriega becomes commander of the Panamanian military.
- 1985: The world’s worst single-aircraft disaster occurred as a crippled Japan Air Lines Boeing 747 on a domestic flight crashed into a mountain, killing 520 people; however, four people survived the catastrophe.
- 1986: Rod Carew became the first California Angels player to have his uniform—No. 29—retired.
- 1990 Sunday: Iraq’s Saddam Hussein says he is ready to consider a solution to the crisis in the Persian Gulf if Israel withdraws from the Occupied Territories.
- 1992 Wednesday: The U.S., Canada, and Mexico announced that the North American Free Trade Agreement aka NAFTA, was now in force after 14 months of negotiations.
- 1993 Thursday: President Bill Clinton lifted the ban on rehiring air traffic controllers whom President Ronald Reagan fired back in 1981 for going on strike and shutting down the nation’s airports.
- 1994 Friday: Stephen J. Breyer is sworn in as Supreme Court Justice. Elsewhere, Major League Baseball players went on strike rather than allow team owners to limit their salaries. The strike lasted for 232 days and as a result, the World Series did not happen for the first time in 90 years.
- 1998 Wednesday: Swiss banks agreed to pay $1.25 billion as restitution to World War II Holocaust victims.
- 2000 Saturday: The Russian nuclear submarine Kursk and its 118-man crew were lost during exercises in the Barents Sea. The United States could have provided aid to help rescue the trapped sailors but the government of Russia declined the offer.
- 2004 Thursday: The California Supreme Court voided the nearly 4,000 same-sex (homosexual) marriages that the city of San Francisco (where else?) sanctioned earlier in the year.
- 2008 Tuesday: Michael Phelps won the 200-meter freestyle for his third gold medal at the Beijing Summer Olympics.
- 2010 Thursday: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange announces plans to release remaining Afghan War Diary documents from the war in Afghanistan. Elsewhere, founding member of the Southern rock band, Little Feat[iv]—drummer Richie Hayward—lost his battle with liver cancer on this date.
- 2011 Friday: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit strikes down President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
- 2013 Monday: The International Olympic Committee announces it will punish athletes who support Russia’s harsh laws restricting the LGBT community. Meanwhile, outlaw country and western star, Tompall Glasser[v], lost his battle with prolonged illness on this date and died. Elsewhere, feared Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger, the man who became one of the nation’s most-wanted fugitives, was convicted in a string of 11 killings and dozens of other gangland crimes, many of them committed while he was said to be an FBI informant. He is now living out the rest of his days in a federal penitentiary.
- 2014 Tuesday: To halt the ISIS thugs from overrunning Iraq, President Barack Obama announces his plan to send 705 U.S. military personnel to help the beleaguered nation. However, the President says the troops will not take part in combat operations.
- 2015 Wednesday: During a recent surgery on his liver, former President Jimmy Carter announces that an unspecified cancer has spread throughout his body and is fatal.
- 2016 Friday: Causing much Muslim outrage, Cannes becomes the first French resort to band the burkini. Good for you!
- 2017 Saturday: A car plowed into a crowd of violent Antifa protesters who were counter-protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing Heather Heyer, 32, and hurting more than a dozen others. The Ohio man accused in the attack, James Alex Fields, 21, would face a state murder charge and federal hate crimes charges, which are bullshit. President Donald Trump condemned what he called “this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides”; Democrats and some Republicans called on Trump to specifically denounce white supremacy. Fake news ginned up the coverage to make the President appear a bigot, which is bullshit. Meanwhile, during the protest, two Virginia state police officers were killed in a helicopter crash while monitoring the violent Antifa-caused protests below them. Everyone blames white nationalism and President Trump but the Democrats and fake news scum vilify those they deem culpable while giving a pass to the real criminals involved here, Antifa and Governor Terry McAuliffe who told the cops to stand down so the Antifa thugs could beat on their opponents unmolested.
- 2018 Sunday: NASA launches the Parker Space Probe, its first mission to study the Sun and its corona. Meanwhile, after three days of attacks by the Taliban across the entire country of Afghanistan, the Afghan government announces at least 200 dead Afghan security forces.
- 2019 Monday: In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the medical community announces that thanks to new drug tests, they are 90-percent closer to a cure for Ebola as the medications they were testing were extremely successful. Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, the government announces a closure of the former British colony’s airports as pro-democracy protesters flood them. People want freedom and the Chi-Coms on the mainland are doing everything possible to quash them.
- 2020 Wednesday: Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris make their first appearance as a ticket in Wilmington, Delaware, today. The former vice president was able to follow the teleprompter most of the way but there were a few times when he began to falter. Perhaps he requires a shock collar around his neck so every time his eyes begin going fuzzy and his words fall by the wayside, Dr. Jill can give him a quick ZAP to pull him back on course. Just saying. Note: the Biden-Harris campaign raised $10.8 million within four hours of announcing she’d been chosen to serve under “Groping Joe” Biden. Hmmm.
- 2020 Wednesday A: Here are today’s Xi Jinping Bat Flu Statistics for the globe: 20,423,897 confirmed cases, UP by 299,460 cases, 744,629 confirmed deaths, UP by 7,364 deaths, and 12,631,548 confirmed recoveries, UP by 251,138 recoveries. Here are the numbers for the United States: 5,255,928 confirmed cases, UP by 55,552 new cases, 167,361 confirmed deaths, UP by 1,474 new deaths, and 2,648,373 confirmed recoveries, UP by 109,673 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: 574,411 confirmed cases, 10,468 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries. Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 3,756 confirmed cases, 34 confirmed deaths, and 1,627 confirmed recoveries. Finally, in the Ever-Red, uh, we mean, the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 64,151 confirmed cases, 1,716 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, Minnesota: 62,303 confirmed number of cases, 1,707 confirmed number of deaths, but unlike other Blue hellholes around the country there is a number of recoveries: 55,855. Thank you, Governor Tim Walz for your honesty. Congrats!
- 2020 Wednesday C: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 27,976.84, UP 289.83 points (1.05%). Next, the NASDAQ: 11,012.24, UP 229.42 points (2.13%). Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,380.35, UP 46.66 points (1.40%). The price of GOLD is $1,926.20 per troy oz., -22.80 (-1.17%) while the price of SILVER is $25.60 per troy ounce, -0.374 (-1.44%). The price of PLATINUM is $944.10 per troy oz, -15.10 (-1.57%) while the price of COPPER is $2.88 per pound, -0.009 (-0.31%). The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $42.56 per barrel, -0.11 (-0.26%). Currently, one-dollar U.S. = 6.94 Chi-Com yuan. Meanwhile, one dollar U.S. = 0.85 euros.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0188 a 24” x 36” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Cloud Shadows.” 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:
The Move formed in late 1965 seeking to engage the BEST musicians in Birmingham along the lines of the Who but then slowly moved into pop-rock in that they utilized numerous publicity stunts and gags to get them before a wider audience. Their debut album, “Move,” came out on March 17, 1968 and sold relatively well. The band featured Carl Wayne (vocals), Roy Wood (guitars/vocals), Trevor Burton (guitars/vocals), Ace Kefford (bass/vocals), and Bev Bevan (drums/percussion/vocals). We love the album and enjoy the band and know that you will, too. The funny thing about the Move is the fact that they enjoyed major success in Great Britain like Family but could not make it big in the United States. Ah, well, the world of rock music is a strange one…seek this album out and add it to your collection- you will be glad you did.
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TODAY IN HISTORY, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12, 2020
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[i] When we begin promoting the music of the Legends of Country Music such as Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Conway Twitty, and others, we will also do the music of Tammy Wynette. Please remain vigilant.
[ii] 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.
[iii] We hope to offer the music of Dire Straits sometime in 2021-2022. Please stay tuned.
[iv] We celebrated the music of the amazing Little Feat beginning on Tuesday, 11-June-2013 through Monday, 15-July-2013. One of the great unsung bands of all time, we hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your music collection.
[v] We hope to promote the music of the Outlaws when we begin promoting the music of country artists. Please remain alert for the day we do as you will enjoy them.
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