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TODAY IN HISTORY—SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2020:
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The Beatles featuring Ringo Starr, Black Sabbath featuring Bill Ward, Elvis Presley, Genesis featuring Phil Collins, INXS featuring Tim Farriss, Rainbow featuring Cozy Powell, and the Soft Machine featuring Kevin Ayers:
- 1691: The city of Yorktown, Virginia, is founded on this date in history.
- 1777: American forces won the Revolutionary War Battle of Bennington. In it, Minutemen rout a superior British force.
- 1780: The British beat the Americans decisively at the Battle of Camden, South Carolina.
- 1812: Detroit fell to British and Indian forces in the War of 1812.
- 1829: Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker arrive in the United States at Boston, Massachusetts to go on exhibit across the country.
- 1842: The U.S. government took over operations of the City Dispatch Post in New York City. This was the first congressionally authorized local postage delivery.
- 1858: A telegraphed message from Britain’s Queen Victoria to President James Buchanan was transmitted over the recently laid trans-Atlantic cable.
- 1861: President Abraham Lincoln forbids members of the Union from doing business with the Confederacy through the issuance of Proclamation 86.
- 1863: President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on this date.
- 1894: Chiefs from the Sioux and Onondaga tribes meet to urge their younger members to renounce Christianity and to return to the old ways of their fathers.
- 1896: At Bonanza Creek, Alaska, in the Klondike, miners discover GOLD!
- 1918: In the waning days of World War I, U.S. troops land in the coldwater Russian port of Archangel to provide aid to the White Russian forces fighting against the Bolsheviks.
- 1920: A pitch thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees struck Cleveland Indians batter Ray Chapman in the head; Chapman died the next day.
- 1923: Carnegie Steel Corporation put into place the eight-hour workday for its employees.
- 1930: The first British Empire Games took place at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Nowadays, the former British Empire calls the games the British Commonwealth Games.
- 1936: The 11th Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany, come to an end.
- 1937: The American Federation of Radio Artists was chartered. Elsewhere, Harvard University became the first school to have graduate courses in traffic engineering and administration.
- 1940: During the Battle of Britain, the defenders shoot down 45 German aircraft over the English countryside.
- 1943: Bulgarian leader Boris III confers with Adolf Hitler over the war on the Eastern Front.
- 1944: In Herne Bay, Kent, UK, future bassist/guitarist/vocalist with the Soft Machine[i], Kevin Ayers, is born.
- 1948: Arab terrorists blow up the Latrun pumping station in Jerusalem; elsewhere in the country, the Israeli Pound becomes legal tender. Elsewhere, baseball legend Babe Ruth died in New York at age 53.
- 1954: The magazine “Sports Illustrated” begins publication. Elsewhere, Jack Paar replaced Walter Cronkite as host of “The Morning Show” on CBS-TV.
- 1956: Adlai Stevenson wins the Democrat Party’s presidential nomination.
- 1957: Future member of the Australian rock band, INXS[ii]–Tim Farriss (guitars/bass/backing vocals 1977-2012)—is born on this date.
- 1960: Britain ceded control of the crown colony of Cyprus. Elsewhere, the free-fall world record was set by Joseph Kittinger. He fell more than 16 miles (about 84,000 feet) before opening his parachute over New Mexico.
- 1961: The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., fights for black voting rights in Miami, Florida.
- 1962: Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as the Beatles’[iii]
- 1963: Independence is restored to the Dominican Republic.
- 1969: Today is the second day of the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair. The bands performing today were heavier than the folk artists of the previous day.[iv] Some of the performances would be legendary, captured on the first two Woodstock albums. The first album was a 3-LP set while the second album was a 2-LP set. Fantastic music that everyone must own because compared to the crap of the 2000s, there is nothing that will compare.
- 1975: Vocalist Peter Gabriel abandons the British rock group, Genesis[v]. Many believe that this would be the end of the band but it was just a beginning…
- 1977: Elvis Presley[vi] died at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, at age 42.
- 1978: Xerox was fined for excluding Smith-Corona Mfg. from the copier market. The government set the fine at $25.6 million.
- 1980 Saturday: Drummer Cozy Powell leaves Richie Blackmore’s Rainbow[vii]. Elsewhere, drummer Bill Ward leaves Black Sabbath[viii].
- 1984 Thursday: The U.S. Jaycees voted to admit women to full membership within the organization.
- 1985 Friday: Slut/singer Madonna[ix] weds actor Sean Penn on her 27th
- 1987 Sunday: One-hundred-fifty-six people lost their lives when Northwest Airlines Flight 255 crashed while trying to take off from Detroit; the sole survivor was 4-year-old Cecelia Cichan. Elsewhere, people worldwide began a two-day celebration of the “harmonic convergence,” which heralded what believers called the start of a new, purer age of humankind.
- 1990 Thursday: Saddam Hussein orders 4,000 Britons and 2,500 Americans living in Kuwait to leave that country and to relocate to Iraq due to the tensions rising in the world over Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait.
- 1991 Friday: President George H. W. Bush declares that the ‘recession is near its end.’ Elsewhere, Pope John Paul II began the first-ever papal visit to Hungary on this date.
- 1995 Wednesday: Voters in Bermuda rejected independence from Great Britain.
- 1997 Saturday: For only the SECOND time in NHL history, the Stanley Cup leaves North America to travel to Russia to go on display.
- 1999 Monday: The U.S. version of the quiz show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” hosted by Regis Philbin, began a limited two-week run on ABC TV. Elsewhere, Vladimir Putin was confirmed as Russian prime minister by the lower house of his nation’s parliament.
- 2000 Wednesday: Delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, California, formally nominated Vice President Al Gore to be their presidential nominee.
- 2002 Friday: Terrorist mastermind and POS Abu Nidal reportedly was found shot to death in Baghdad, Iraq; the scumbag was 65 years old.
- 2003 Saturday: Idi Amin, the former dictator of Uganda and known cannibal, died in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; he was believed to be 80 years old.
- 2004 Monday: President George W. Bush announced a plan to bring home two Army divisions from Cold War-era bases in Germany. Elsewhere, election officials in Venezuela announced that voters had overwhelmingly chosen to keep President Hugo Chavez in office.
- 2009 Sunday: Negotiators averted a strike against the San Francisco Bay Area’s commuter rail hours before a midnight deadline.
- 2010 Monday: Thanks to widespread flooding across the Pakistani landscape, the United Nations laments that 3.5 million children may contract waterborne illnesses.
- 2011 Tuesday: In England, two men who used a Facebook site to promote violence during gangbanging riots both receive four-year prison sentences.
- 2012 Thursday: The U.S. State Department states the U.N. Secretary-General’s decision to attend the 120-member Non-Aligned Movement summit is ‘strange’ and ‘not a good signal.
- 2013 Friday: The Indian rupee falls below 62.03 rupees against the U.S. dollar, hitting a record low.
- 2014 Saturday: Continued riots in Ferguson, Missouri over the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by a police officer have resulted in the announcement of a state of emergency and a curfew by Governor Jay Nixon.
- 2015 Sunday: According to Brainy History—the world’s greatest source for knowledge—Australian golfer Jason Day wins the PGA Championship with a score of 20 under par; American Jordan Spieth wins second place, resulting in a rank of #1 in the world, replacing Northern Irish golf champ Rory McIlroy.
- 2016 Tuesday: In San Bernardino, California, raging wildfires claim 15,000 acres and send 82,000 citizens fleeing for their lives.
- 2018 Thursday: Aretha Franklin[x], the undisputed “Queen of Soul,” died of pancreatic carcinoma at the age of 76.
- 2019 Friday: Much to the outrage of foaming-at-the-mouth American leftists, Israel forbids AOC squad members Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from visiting the Jewish country on their own, citing their support for the bogus BDS movement- boycott, divest, and sanction Israel until they hand everything over to the loony tunes Palestinians. Oh, boohoo. Meanwhile, in Kashmir, 11 people die as Pakistani and Indian troops clash. Finally, Kim Jong Un fires off two missiles as he breaks off prospects of further talks with South Korea.
- 2020 Sunday : The Beijing Bat Flu, aka the Chinese Virus Crisis, the one Comrade Xi Jinping sent to the rest of the world, continues demolishing our planet as it takes names and compiling numbers. Here are the stats for the globe for today: 21,480,111 confirmed cases, UP 199,503 cases, 771,558 confirmed deaths, UP 4,096, and 13,465,165 confirmed recoveries, UP 171,286. In the United States, here are the stats for today: 5,437,012 confirmed cases, UP 33,256, 171,426 confirmed deaths, UP 794, and 2,743,594 confirmed recoveries, UP 10,539. The question is, WHEN are the Chi-Coms going to pay the GARGANTUAN PRICE for the contemptible crimes committed against the rest of the planet?
- 2020 Sunday A: 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: 621,562 confirmed cases, 11,224 confirmed deaths, but as usual, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Next, in the Aloha State, here are the stats: 4,825 confirmed cases, 40 confirmed deaths, and 1,808 confirmed recoveries. Finally, in the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 66,885 confirmed cases, 1,766 confirmed deaths, and like other mostly BLUE locales, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. For the heck of it, let’s look at Indiana. Here are their numbers: 80,415 confirmed cases, 3,128 confirmed deaths, but like many other states, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Let us hope there is light at the end of the tunnel…
- 2020 Sunday B: The Democrats continue undergoing meltdowns as they blast the Trump administration for proposing cuts to the U.S. Postal Service. They want more money going to the USPS so it can ‘handle the increase in mail-in ballots.’ You know, there was a time when the Democrats attempted to conceal their election-stealing attempts whereas now, they could give a hoot. Various cities have reported boxes of election ballots piling up at post offices or at storage sites, ballots that will flood in on Election Day all in favor of Democrats. Democrats demand the U.S. postmaster testify in Congress on August 24, the day the GOP Convention commences. As for election-thieving, well, two can play the same game and when the Democrats are BLOWN out in November, let’s see what the sniveling scumbags try to do then? An actual attempted overthrow of the government? Thank God gun sales are skyrocketing across the country- careful what you wish for, Democratic Party! DO NOT ALLOW THE DEMOCRATS TO STEAL THE ELECTION!
- 2020 Sunday C: Meanwhile, in Chicago, protests become riots and at least 17 law enforcement officers suffering injuries as they attempt to quell the violence trashing a once-great city. In Portland, Oregon, ongoing protests transform into riots there on a nightly basis. Time to hire special contractors to go in and clean out the filth.
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On December 07, 1970, the Move returned with their next studio album, “Looking On,” with a somewhat reconfigured lineup featuring Roy Wood (guitars/horns/keyboards/vocals), Rick Price (bass/vocals), Jeff Lynne (guitars/keyboards/drums/vocals), and Bev Bevan (drums/percussion/vocals). Of all the albums in the band’s catalog, this one rocks like the devil which is why we love it so much. We hope that you will seek it out by visiting whatever site it is you do for the absolute best in rock music and adding it to your collection; you will be glad you did.
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TODAY IN HISTORY, SUNDAY AUGUST 16, 2020
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[i] We hope to promote the music of the Soft Machine at some point within the next 3-5 years. We hope you will be with us when that celebrated day arrives. We thank you.
[ii] We look forward to promoting the music of INXS sometime within the next 15 years or so. We hope you will be there when we do. We thank you.
[iii] 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.
[iv] Quill began the day coming on at 2:00 P.M. Following them were (in order of appearance) Country Joe McDonald, Santana, John Sebastian, the Keef Hartley Band, the Incredible String Band, Canned Heat, Mountain, the Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin with the Kozmic Blues Band, Sly & the Family Stone, the Who, and the Jefferson Airplane. The official end of the musical festivities occurred the following morning at 9:40 A.M.
[v] We promoted the music of Genesis and its members beginning on Tuesday, 02-April-2019 through Sunday, 15-September-2019. This included not only the parent group but also Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Mike + the Mechanics, and Phil Collins. Please, look for them.
[vi] When the time will be right for the presentation of Elvis Presley is unknown but if we are still going strong in the 2030s, we expect to do so. Please, stay tuned.
[vii] 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.
[viii] Not exactly sure when we will begin promoting the music of Black Sabbath but when we do we will definitely follow them with AC/DC, the wild and wooly and definitely demonic Australian rock band.
[ix] We won’t be doing the music of this skank unless we are still going in another 50 years or so…you never know, what with HGH, all kinds of strange things are occurring.
[x] When we begin celebrating the music of Motown, Aretha Franklin will be among those artists.
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