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TODAY IN HISTORY—THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2020:
Muharram (Muslim Holiday)
President Benjamin Harrison; U.S. Senator Steve Daines; Chicago featuring James Pankow, the Flying Burrito Brothers featuring “Sneaky” Pete Kleinow, Hawkwind featuring Dave Brock, Led Zeppelin featuring Robert Plant, the Ohio Players featuring Ralph “Peewee” Middlebrooks, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones, the Seeds featuring Sky Saxon, and Thin Lizzy featuring Phil Lynott:
- 02 A.D.: The star of Bethlehem appears the conjunction of Venus-Jupiter.
- 1191: Crusader King Richard I orders the deaths of 3,000 prisoners at Acre in the Levant.
- 1619: The Dutch bring the first black slaves to the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia.
- 1741: Danish explorer Vitus Bering discovers Alaska.
- 1745: Bonnie Prince Charlie reaches Blair Castle, Scotland, in a bid for Scottish independence.
- 1833: Benjamin Harrison, 23rd president of the United States, was born in North Bend, Ohio.
- 1862: The New York Tribune published an open letter by editor Horace Greeley calling on President Abraham Lincoln to take more aggressive measures to free the slaves and end the South’s rebellion.
- 1865: President Andrew Johnson declares an end to the insurrection in Texas.
- 1866: President Andrew Johnson declares an end to the Civil War. Elsewhere, the National Labor Union in the United States advocated an eight-hour workday.
- 1882: Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” has its premiere in Moscow, Russia.
- 1885: “The Mikado,” by Gilbert and Sullivan, opened at the Fifth Avenue Theater in New York.
- 1908: The Congo Free State becomes the Belgium Congo.
- 1910: A series of forest fires swept through parts of Idaho, Montana, and Washington, killing at least 85 people, and burning some 3 million acres.
- 1914: The German army captures Brussels, Belgium, as Belgian troops retreat to Antwerp.
- 1915: Italy declares war on Turkey during World War I.
- 1918: During World War I, Britain launches a major offensive across the Western Front against the Germans.
- 1923: In Lakehurst, N.J., ground crews launched the first American dirigible, the Shenandoah. It commenced its maiden voyage from the same location on September 04.
- 1934: Future famed pedal steel guitarist who played with the Flying Burrito Brothers[i]— “Sneaky” Pete Kleinow—is born on this date in South Bend, Indiana.
- 1937: Future vocalist with the psychedelic-garage rock band, the Seeds[ii]—Sky Saxon—is born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on this date.
- 1939: Under General Zhukov, Russian forces attack Japanese positions in Mongolia. Elsewhere, the National Bowling Association underwent founding in Detroit. It was the first bowling association in the United States for blacks. Meanwhile, future trumpeter/trombonist with the American funk-rock band, the Ohio Players[iii]—Ralph “Peewee” Middlebrooks—is born in the United States in Dayton, Ohio, on this date.
- 1940: During World War II’s Battle of Britain, Prime Minister Winston Churchill declares, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few” about the pilots that fought off the German Luftwaffe. Meanwhile, the first Polish squadrons begin aiding the Brits in the aerial battle over southern England against the Nazis. Finally, the Germans completed their occupation of France.
- 1941: Future guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist with the British space rock band, Hawkwind[iv]—Dave Brock—is born in Isleworth, Great Britain on this date.
- 1945: Russian troops begin launching attacks against the Imperial Japanese troops in Manchuria during the last days of World War II. Elsewhere, Tommy Brown of the Brooklyn Dodgers became the youngest player to hit a home run in a major league game. Brown was 17 years, 8 months, and 14 days old.
- 1947: Future trombonist with the rock band, Chicago[v]—James Pankow—is born in St. Louis, Mo., United States on this date.
- 1948: Robert Plant, future vocalist for the British rock band, Led Zeppelin[vi], is born in West Bromwich, United Kingdom on this date. Elsewhere, Cleveland’s Indians and Chicago’s White Sox played at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland before a crowd of 78,382 people. It was the largest crowd to see a nighttime major-league baseball game to date.
- 1949: Future member of the Irish-Anglo-American rock band, Thin Lizzy[vii]– Phil Lynott (guitars, lead vocals, bass 1969-1983)- is born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, UK, on this date.
- 1953: The Soviet Union announces publicly that it has tested a hydrogen bomb.
- 1955: Hundreds of people died in anti-French rioting in Morocco and Algeria. Elsewhere, Colonel Horace A. Hanes, a U.S. Air Force pilot, flew to an altitude of 40,000 feet. Hanes reached a speed of 822.135 miles per hour in a Super Sabrejet.
- 1960 Saturday: The USSR recovers two dogs, the first living organisms to return from space. Elsewhere, Senegal breaks away from the Mali Federation declaring its independence.
- 1961 Sunday: East Germany begins erecting a five-foot-high wall along its border with the West, replacing the barbed wire fencing it has put up August 13.
- 1962 Monday: In Van Nuys, California, future U.S. senator representing Montana Steve Daines is born. A Republican, he would enter the U.S. Senate on January 03, 2015.
- 1964 Thursday: President Lyndon Baines Johnson signs an anti-poverty bill designed to end poverty in America, an act totaling $1 billion.
- 1965 Friday: The Rolling Stones[viii] release “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” in the United States, their first number one hit.
- 1967 Sunday: The New York Times reported about a noise reduction system for album and tape recording developed by technicians R. and D.W. Dolby. Elektra Record’s subsidiary Checkmate Records became the first label to use the new Dolby process in recordings.
- 1968 Tuesday: The Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations began invading Czechoslovakia to crush the “Prague Spring” liberalization drive.
- 1974 Tuesday: Following the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford takes the oath of office to replace him. Nelson Rockefeller then takes the oath of office to become the vice president of the United States.
- 1977 Saturday: The United States launched Voyager 2. The spacecraft carried a 12-inch copper phonograph record containing greetings in dozens of languages, samples of music, and the sounds of nature—so far, no aliens have answered.
- 1980 Wednesday: The United Nations Security Council condemns Israel for having declared that ‘all of Jerusalem was its capital.’
- 1985 Tuesday: Xerox officials presented the original Xerox 914 copier to the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of American History. The man who invented the machine was Chester Carlson. Meanwhile, Libya throws out thousands of Tunisian and Egyptian petroleum workers.
- 1986 Wednesday: At a post office in Edmond, Oklahoma, postal employee Patrick Henry Sherrill went on a shooting rampage, killing 14 fellow employees before turning the gun on himself. This is where the term, “Going Postal” came from.
- 1988 Saturday: A ceasefire in the war between Iran and Iraq went into effect on this date saving Saddam Hussein’s bacon from the fire.
- 1989 Sunday: Entertainment executive Jose Menendez and his wife, Kitty, were shot to death in their Beverly Hills mansion by their two scumbag sons, Lyle, and Erik. Elsewhere, 51 people died when a pleasure boat sank in the River Thames in London after hitting a dredger.
- 1990 Monday: During the upcoming Gulf War, Iraq begins moving thousands of Western hostages to military installations so they could use them as human shields against the air war.
- 1991 Tuesday: Outside the Russian parliament building, a rally of 100,000 gathered in protest of the coup that removed Mikhail Gorbachev from power.
- 1998 Thursday: The U.N. Security Council extended trade sanctions against Iraq for blocking arms inspections. Elsewhere, Canada’s Supreme Court announced that Quebec could not secede without the federal government’s approval.
- 2005 Saturday: A Northwest Airlines mechanics union went on strike rather than accept pay cuts and layoffs; Northwest ended up hiring replacement workers. Elsewhere, San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Thomas Herrion, 23, died of a heart attack shortly after a preseason game against the Denver Broncos.
- 2008 Wednesday: A Spanish jetliner crashed during takeoff from Madrid, killing 154 people; 18 lucky ones survived.
- 2010 Friday: The last American combat brigade exited Iraq after more than seven years after the S.-led invasion began.
- 2012 Monday: After no one seeing him for weeks, Ethiopia’s long-term Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi dies of a mystery illness.
- 2013 Tuesday: S. Senator Ted Cruz ignites speculation about a 2016 Presidential run when he announces plans to renounce his Canadian citizenship.
- 2014 Wednesday: According to Brainy History, S. officials have validated claims by the Islamic State aka Da’ish that journalist James Foley, held in captivity for two years, has been killed; President Obama vows to continue airstrikes in Iraq against ISIS militants.
- 2015 Thursday: Brainy History—the world’s greatest source for information—says, the far-right National Front party of France has expelled one of its founders, Jean-Marie Le Pen, after continued conflict over his anti-Semitic remarks; current party leader Marine Le Pen, his daughter, seeks to move the party away from its past.
- 2017 Sunday: Actor, comic, and longtime telethon host Jerry Lewis died of heart disease in Las Vegas at the age of 91.
- 2018 Monday: Due to the migrant and refugee crisis overwhelming Europe, the World Health Organization reports that measles cases across the continent are at an all-time high what with 41,000 infected and at least 37 dead in the first six months of the year. Close the borders! Meanwhile, the communist government destroying Venezuela announces the creation of its very own currency (worthless, of course), the “Bolivar Soberano,” in the hope the nation can somehow stop hyperinflation eating it alive.
- 2019 Tuesday: In a small towns in Texas, after 22 computer systems are hacked and infected with ransomware, the FBI swoops in to investigate the coordinated attacks. Meanwhile, NASA announces that a mission to explore Jupiter’s moon, Europa, will launch in 2025 in the hope that life can be discovered beneath the icecap and in the ocean concealed below.
- 2020 Thursday: The feds swooped in and arrested conservative firebrand Steve Bannon and three other people for allegedly defrauding investors who contributed to a charitable fund to fund the Wall along the southern border with private money. The feds claim that he and his cohorts transferred hundreds of thousands of dollars into their private accounts and hammered the quartet with conspiracy to defraud and wire fraud. We will see where this goes. Meanwhile, a court blocked President Donald J. Trump’s bid to block the subpoena launched by Trump-hater District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. of New York County. This loser has been unfairly pursuing Donald Trump since he assumed office. Speaking of New York, New York City is investigating Mayor Bill Di Blasio’s wife for having a lavish 14-person staff and for spending millions of the taxpayers’ dollars to do God knows what. We will see where this goes, too.
- 2020 Thursday A: In Grand Prairie, Texas, the plastic plant that ignited yesterday continues burning today. Firefighters believe it will require several more days for it to subside. Halfway around the world, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un delegates more power to his lovely sister, Kim Yo-Jong which makes her his de facto number two. Many people question as to when she will become the NUMBER ONE- if she isn’t already and the guy many believe to be Kim turns out to be a doppelganger. We are keeping an eye on this one, too.
- 2020 Thursday B: Tonight is the final night of the Democratic National (mostly virtual and lackluster) Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Scheduled to speak tonight are Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, D-IN, Andrew Yang, Michael Bloomberg (what about #MeToo?), Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-WI, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-IL, and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and then- as far as we know- “Pro-China Joe” Biden will give his somnambulant speech. Hopefully, he won’t blow it.
- 2020 Thursday C: Folks, here are the numbers for the Xi Jinping Bat Flu- Pelosi Pox: Here are the statistics for the planet as a whole: 22,515,213 confirmed cases, +296,772, 789,825, confirmed deaths, +6,942, and 14,381,048 confirmed recoveries, +224,510. Next, here are the stats for the United States, the intended target of the Chinese-engineered Wuhan Virus pandemic: 5,506,929 confirmed cases, -98,929 from yesterday’s reporting, 172,416 confirmed deaths (same as yesterday), -2,547 from, yesterday’s reporting, and 2,852,221 confirmed recoveries, +82,527. 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: 644,751 confirmed cases, 11,686 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 5,609 confirmed cases, 42 confirmed deaths, and 1,977 confirmed recoveries. Finally, here are the stats for leftist-Marxist-socialist hellhole of Washington: 69,166 confirmed cases, 1,832 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Let’s look at one other state: North Dakota- currently, they have 8,782 confirmed cases, 128 confirmed deaths, and 7,485 confirmed recoveries- thank you, Governor Doug Burgum! (Note: it is always interesting when the statistics are ‘rearranged,’ someone either did not compile the exact day’s numbers or politicians re-jigger them thinking NO one is paying attention; we always pay attention).
- 2020 Thursday D: Here are the stats for today’s Stock Market closes: first the DOW Jones Industrial Average, 27,739.73, UP 46.85 points (+0.17%). Next, here are the stats for the NASDAQ: 11,264.95, UP 118.49 points (+1.06%). Finally, here are the numbers for the S&P 500: 3,385.51, UP 10.66 points (+0.32%). Price of GOLD: $1,957.40 per troy oz., +10.90 (+0.56%) Here is the price of SILVER: $27.49 per troy oz., +0.343 (+1.26%). Price of PLATINUM: $931.60 per troy oz., +4.70 (+0.51%). Here is the price of COPPER: $2.99 per #, +0.02 (+0.67%). Price of Light Sweet Crude Oil per barrel: $42.81, -0.01 (-0.67%). Today, one-dollar U.S. = 6.91 PRC yuan whereas one U.S. greenback = 0.84 euros.
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On September 21, 1972, the Move released its first greatest hits package in the USA: “Fire Brigade.” Much more popular in the UK than they ever were in the United States, the album contained 12 essential tracks from throughout the group’s rather short career. We hope you will check this one out and consider adding it to your collection because despite whatever you might have heard, this band was among the major acts upon which, future bands would lay their foundation. Please seek it out and enjoy- you will be glad you did.
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Thursday, August 20, 2020:
[i] We presented the music of the Flying Burrito Brothers beginning Sunday, 23-February-2014 and concluded our presentation on Thursday, 06-March-2014.
[ii] Perhaps one day we will promote the music of the Seeds, the Electric Prunes, and the Amboy Dukes. We should have done these bands around the same time we did the Strawberry Alarm Clock.
[iii] We look forward to doing the music of this famed funk-rock band. The Ohio Players are amazing.
[iv] Not sure as to when we will get around to doing the music of Uriah Heep but we hope to do it at the same time we promote the music of Hawkwind. We hope you will remain alert as to the day that we do.
[v] We will present the music of Chicago sometime in 2030 so we hope you will remain with us until then.
[vi] We promoted the music of Led Zeppelin- among other numerous interconnected bands beginning with the Yardbirds on Wednesday, 02-July-2014 through vocalist Paul Rodgers of both Free and Bad Company on Sunday, 19-October-2014. We definitely hope you will check them all out.
[vii] We look forward to promoting the music of Thin Lizzy when we promote the music of U2, sometime within the next 4-5 years. We hope you will be with us when we do.
[viii] 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.
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