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TODAY IN HISTORY—TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2020:
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Nathan Clifford; U.S. Attorney-General Nathan Clifford; U.S. Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger; the Bee Gees featuring Vince Melourney, Elvis Presley, Foreigner featuring Dennis Leslie Elliot, Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, the Move featuring Carl Wayne, and “The Outlaw Ned Kelly” featuring Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones:
- 410: King Alarik I and his Visigoths assault the city of Rome and plunder it.
- 1227: The Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan died on this date.
- 1564: Spanish King Philip II joins the Council of Trent.
- 1587: Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents to be born in present-day America, on what is now Roanoke Island in North Carolina. However, the Roanoke Colony ended up mysteriously disappearing.
- 1700: An army composed of Swedes, English, and Dutch land at Zeeland, Denmark.
- 1817: Local newspapers at Gloucester, Massachusetts, report seeing a large sea serpent offshore.
- 1834: Mt. Vesuvius in Italy erupts.
- 1840: The Organization of the Society of American Dental Surgeons is founded in New York City.
- 1846: U.S. forces led by General Stephen W. Kearny captured Santa Fe, New Mexico.
- 1862: Dakota Indians began an uprising in Minnesota; however, U.S. forces crushed the revolt some six weeks later.
- 1864: On the sixth day of the Civil War Battle of Deep Bottom Run, Virginia, the Confederates assault Union positions.
- 1883: Future 34th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Nathan Clifford, Democrat, is born in Rumney, N.H., on this date. President James Buchanan nominated Clifford to fill the seat of Associate Justice Benjamin Curtis, first a Whig and then a Republican. Clifford served from 01-12-1858 to 07-25-1881. Prior to this, Clifford served the nation as its 19th U.S. Attorney-General Nathan Clifford is born. A Democrat, he served under President James K. Polk from 10-17-1846 to 03-17-1848.
- 1891: An electric self-starter for automobiles is designed and patented.
- 1894: The U.S. Congress established the Bureau of Immigration on this date.
- 1914: President Woodrow Wilson issued his Proclamation of Neutrality, aimed at keeping the United States out of World War I.
- 1916: The state of Illinois made the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln into a national shrine.
- 1917: In San Francisco, California, future 15thS. Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger is born. A Republican, he served under President Ronald Reagan from 01-21-1981 to 11-23-1987.
- 1919: At Chicago, Illinois, the Anti-Cigarette League of America forms.
- 1920: The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing all American women the right to vote, was ratified, as Tennessee became the 36th state to approve it.
- 1930: Eastern Airlines begins passenger service throughout the United States.
- 1937: The city of Boston issued the first FM radio construction permit on this date. The station commenced broadcasting two years later.
- 1938: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicates the Thousand Islands Bridge, which connects Canada with the United States.
- 1940: During the Battle of Britain, 71 Luftwaffe aircraft are shot down over England. Meanwhile, the United States and Canada established a joint defense plan against possible enemy attacks during World War II.
- 1942: During World War II on Makin Island in the Solomon Island chain, Carlson’s Raiders—elite American fighting men—land and kill more than 350 Japanese troops.
- 1943: SS Commando Otto Skorzeny’s Heinkel-111 is shot down over the island of Sardinia; however, Adolf Hitler’s favorite SS officer survives the crash. Meanwhile, the final load of Jews from Salonika in Greece arrives at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, doomed to extermination. Finally, Carl Wayne—future bassist/vocalist with the British rock band, the Move[i] from 1965-1969—is born on this date.
- 1945: Future member of the Bee Gees[ii]–Vince Melourney (guitars 1967-68)—is born in Australia on this date. Meanwhile, as Indonesia takes steps to separate itself from its Dutch colonial masters in the aftermath of World War II, the Preparatory Committee for Indonesian Independence elects Sukarno the first president of the new nation. The Dutch would return with a vengeance.
- 1950: Dennis Leslie Elliot, future drummer with the British-American rock band, Foreigner[iii], was born on this date in the United Kingdom.
- 1954: During the Eisenhower administration, Assistant Secretary of Labor James Ernest Wilkins became the first black American to attend a presidential Cabinet meeting as he sat in for Labor Secretary James P. Mitchell. Note, liberal snowflakes always crying about racism and Republicans, President Eisenhower was a REPUBLICAN and this event occurred on HIS watch, not a Democrat’s.
- 1956: Elvis Presley’s[iv] first single, “Don’t be Cruel/Hound Dog,” reaches #1 on the music charts in the United States on this date.
- 1958: In the 13th round of their heavyweight boxing title match, Floyd Patterson scores a technical knockout of Roy Harris.
- 1963: James Meredith became the first black student to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
- 1964: Due to their policy of apartheid, the International Olympic Committee bans South Africa from competition.
- 1966: The first pictures of Earth taken from moon orbit arrived back in the United States at NASA.
- 1967: Following time in jail, the Rolling Stones release the single, “We Love You,” a psychedelic-tinged tune that features background vocals by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, as well as the slamming of the cell doors in the prison where Mick Jagger, Keith Richard, and Brian Jones were imprisoned.
- 1969 Monday: While filming the movie, “Ned Kelly,” Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones[v] is accidentally shot[vi]. The Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, N.Y., wound to a close after three days with a midmorning set by Jimi Hendrix[vii].
- 1976 Wednesday: As a group of North Korean soldiers wielding axes and metal pikes attacked U.S. and South Korean troops in the demilitarized zone, two American Army officers died.
- 1983 Thursday: Hurricane Alicia slammed into the Texas coast, leaving 21 dead, and causing more than a billion dollars of damage.
- 1988 Thursday: Vice President George H. W. Bush accepted the presidential nomination of his party at the Republican National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. Congressman Dan Quayle becomes his running mate.
- 1990 Saturday: The first shots fired by the U.S. in the Persian Gulf Crisis occurred when a U.S. frigate fired rounds across the bow of an Iraqi oil tanker.
- 1991 Sunday: An unsuccessful coup took place against Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev as Soviet hardliners attempted to remove him from power.
- 1995 Friday: Shannon Faulkner, who’d won a 2.5-year legal battle to become the first female cadet at The Citadel, quit the South Carolina military college after less than a week, most of it spent in the infirmary.
- 2011 Thursday: Gold hits a record $1,826 an ounce.
- 2013 Sunday: UN inspectors arrive in Damascus, Syria, determined to uncover the truth as to whether the government of dictator Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against his own people or if the rebels funded by the Obama Administration did. Meanwhile, David Miranda, partner of Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, who had received leaks from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, found himself detained for nearly nine hours at London’s Heathrow Airport, triggering claims authorities were trying to interfere with reporting on the issue.
- 2014 Monday: Following a meeting between a Pakistani official and separatists in Kashmir, a meeting between the foreign secretaries of Pakistan and India does not happen because BOTH nations claim the disputed province as one of their own. Elsewhere, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown. Meanwhile, Don Pardo, 96, a durable radio and television announcer known for his introductions with a boomerang baritone on “Saturday Night Live” and other shows died in Tucson, AZ, on this date.
- 2015 Tuesday: According to Brainy History—the world’s best place for information, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to reduce greenhouse gases from oil and gas operations, proposing a rule to cut methane emissions from these sources by 40 to 45 percent of 2012 baseline levels over the next 10 years.
- 2016 Thursday: After Aetna was blocked from merging with another healthcare provider by the U.S. Justice Department, their CEO Mark Bertolini, in a slap at the Obama administration, threatened to end its participation in the Obamacare exchanges the following year. Meanwhile, Democratic Party 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton blasts GOP nominee Donald J. Trump for having stiffed many of his employees and contractors over the years. Things are heating up, folks.
- 2017 Friday: Steve Bannon, President Trump’s top White House strategist, found himself forced out of his post by the President; Bannon returned immediately as executive chairman to Breitbart News, which he led before joining Trump’s campaign. Meanwhile, billionaire investor Carl Icahn resigned from his unpaid post as Trump’s advisor on deregulation efforts, as The New Yorker was preparing to publish an article detailing his potential conflicts of interest. Finally, deep sea explorers locate the USS Indianapolis 18,000 feet down on the ocean floor where it has remained since a Japanese submarine torpedoed it 72 years ago. The Indianapolis is the vessel that carried parts of the atom bomb destined for Hiroshima.
- 2018 Saturday: Kofi Annan, the first black African to become United Nations secretary general, died at the age of 80 on this date.
- 2019 Sunday: In Hong Kong, one-quarter of the population or 1.7 million people take part in a peaceful, pro-democracy protest against the Chi-Coms in Beijing who seek to speed up the transition period made with the British when they handed over their former colony. Who can trust the communists in Beijing? Freedom for the people of Hong Kong! Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump says, ‘yes, the U.S. wants to buy Greenland from the Danes.’ The Danes were all offended at his offer.
- 2020 Tuesday: The NYPD reports that requests for retirement benefits are up by 50-percent. Go figure. Next reports released today that the Chi-Com backed (or so we believe) opioid epidemic in the United States has cost the United States more than $630 billion since 2007. It should be clear that communist China is waging an ‘opium war’ against the United States which means we should do the same to them. Next, optimism is rising in the United States with the news that new home construction increased by 22.6-percent. Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump announces he will issue a pardon to women’s voting rights advocate Susan B. Anthony who in 1872 illegally voted and was charged and convicted of a crime at the time (today is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment). Next, U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announces he will halt any changes to USPS operations until after the November Elections. Finally, COVID-19- aka the Xi Jinping Bat Flu, aka Wuhan Flu, aka Kung Flu, aka Chinese Virus, aka Wuhan Virus Crisis, etc., etc. is now the third leading cause of death in the USA. Thank you, Chi-Coms, thank you, you scurrilous scumbags!
- 2020 Tuesday A: At the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, WI, the Dems have a massive lineup of speakers: (1) Former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates; (2) Senate Minority Leader Chuckie Schumer, N.Y.; (3) Former Secretary of State John F. “Lurch” Kerry; (4) Dingbat Congresswoman Alexandria “Sandy Cortez” Ocasio-Cortez, N.Y.; (5) Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-DE; (6) Former president and close Jeffrey Epstein friend Bill Clinton; (7) former President Jimmy Carter; and (8) Dr. Jill Biden, JOBI’s wife. Then, the Dems have an army of keynote speakers, the ‘future of the party.’ Here we go: (9) Stacey Abrams- disgruntled loser; (10) Rep. Connor Lamb, D-PA; (11) Rep. Colin Allred, D-TX; (12) State Sen. Raumesh Akbari, D-TN.; (13) Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-PA; (14) State Sen. Yvanna Cancela, D-NV.; (15) former State Rep. Kathleen Clyde, D-OH; (16) Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried, D-FL.; (17) Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, D-CA.; (18) State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-PA; (19) State Sen. Marlon Kimpson, D-S.C.; (20) State Rep. Mari Manoogian, D-MI.; (21) State Rep. Victoria Neave, D-TX; (22) Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez; (23) State Rep. Sam Park, D-GA; (24) State Rep. Denny Ruprecht, D-N.H.; and (25) Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, D-AL.
- 2020 Tuesday B: The National Border Patrol Council today endorsed President Donald J. Trump as other law enforcement organizations have and will continue doing. There is no other logical choice in this upside-down world. Meanwhile, a POS terrorist named Marquise Love underwent arrest today in Portland, Oregon, for the savage assault on a motorist whom the mob dragged out of the car on Sunday night, beat, kicked, and stomped before Mr. Love ran up and did a roundhouse kick into the head of the victim, a man named Adam Haner.
- 2020 Tuesday C: Here are today’s Chi-Com Horseshoe Bat Flu Statistics for the globe: 21,974,393 confirmed cases, UP by 234,892 cases, 776,157 confirmed deaths, DOWN by 84 (yesterday, sources reported 776,241) deaths, and 13,934,532 confirmed recoveries, UP by 231,569 recoveries. Here are the numbers for the United States: 5,563,646 confirmed cases, UP by 74,883 new cases, 173,713 confirmed deaths, UP by 1,567 new deaths, and 2,816,468 confirmed recoveries, UP by 53,329 new recoveries. We believe if the authorities would share the TRUE percentages of deaths per number of those with the disease- instead of making everyone who might have the Wuhan Flu in their system but did not cause their deaths- known, there would be LESS fear. It is also clear that misreporting the news has Americans believing at least 30 million Americans have died from Xi Jinping’s Bat Flu which is not true.
- 2020 Tuesday D: 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: 632,667 confirmed cases, 11,342 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries. Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 5,215 confirmed cases, 40 confirmed deaths, and 1,868 confirmed recoveries. Finally, in the Ever-Red, uh, we mean, the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 67,721 confirmed cases, 1,785 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, the Empire State: 426,571 confirmed number of cases, 32,833 confirmed number of deaths, and like most other Blue States, NO number of confirmed number of recoveries. Wake up, Governor Andrew “I’m a Moron” Cuomo! Give us the honest numbers you foul-smelling piece of cesspool grime, especially of the senior citizens you have killed. People are going to sue YOU. Shame on you.
- 2020 Tuesday E: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 27,778.07, DOWN 66.84 points (-0.24%). Next, the NASDAQ: 11,210.84, UP 81.12 points (+0.73%). Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,389.78, UP 7.79 points (+0.23%). The price of GOLD is $2,013.50 per troy oz., +0.40 (+0.02%) while the price of SILVER is $27.92 per troy ounce, -0.155 (-0.55%). The price of PLATINUM is $977.00 per troy oz, +1.60 (+0.16%) while the price of COPPER is $2.97 per pound, -0.0005 (-0.02%). The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $42.61 per barrel, -0.28 (-0.65%). As for currency, one U.S. dollar = 6.92 communist Chinese yuan. By contrast, one U.S. dollar = 0.84 euros. Communist China manipulates its currency.
- 2020 Tuesday F: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, aka REAL name Sandy Cortez, seconds the NOMINATION OF SEN. BERNIE SANDERS OF VERMONT FOR PRESIDENT. She just spit in the face of Nancy Pelosi and of the Old Guard. Wow. We now believe what we heard to be so is so, that AOC is supporting the far-left challenger of Nancy Pelosi in November, Muslim attorney Shahid Buttar- you heard it here first. Will the Squad follow in AOC’s footsteps? Finally, the roll call occurs and the end result is Joe Biden (JOBI) winning 3,627 delegates and Sen. Bernie Sanders winning 1,151. Congratulations, Joe, you have wanted this for decades. Good for you.
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The Move was becoming a schizophrenic band of sorts in that they were leaving the foundation upon which they had built a following and creating something new the world had never before heard: a rock band with strings, all electrified. The first album by the Electric Light Orchestra came out on December 10, 1971, “Electric Light Orchestra I.” The band featured Roy Wood (guitars, horns, keyboards, and vocals), Jeff Lynne (guitars/keyboards/drums/vocals), and Bev Bevan (drums/percussion/vocals) as well as Bill Hunt (horns), and Steve Woolam (violin). This album mostly was a ‘British release’ so fans in the United States did not really hear it until after the group’s sophomore effort came out which contained a Chuck Berry tune for which, they would become ever attached. We hope you will seek it out and add it to your collection- enjoy.
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TODAY IN HISTORY, TUESDAY AUGUST 18, 2020
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020:
[i] We began promoting the music of the Move- and of Electric Light Orchestra, Wizzard, Roy Wood, and Jeff Lynne- beginning on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
[ii] We are not sure as to when we will begin promoting the music of the Bee Gees but one day we sure as heck will. They will forever rank as one of the all-time great British bands.
[iii] We definitely look forward to promoting the music of Foreigner one of these days, perhaps in 2020?
[iv] 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.
[v] We shared the music of the Stones beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016. This included the members’ solo projects. We sure as heck hope you check out the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richard, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Mick Taylor. Ronnie Wood you can find during the presentation of the Faces.
[vi] The Rolling Stones did not appear at Woodstock for two reasons- Mick Jagger was in Australia filming Ned Kelly and Keith Richard’s girlfriend Anita Pallenberg gave birth to his son, Marlon, on this date. However, compared to being shot one might think the Stones had been at Woodstock. Can you imagine their performance? It would have been amazing.
[vii] We promoted the music of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and of Jimi Hendrix, beginning on Sunday, 22-December-2013 through Thursday, 16-January-2014. Look for them and add them to your collection.
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