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TODAY IN HISTORY—SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2020:
U.S. Senator Cory Gardner; the Beach Boys featuring David Marks, the Beatles featuring John Lennon, the Grateful Dead featuring Donna Jean Godchaux, and the Strawberry Alarm Clock featuring Ed King:
- 565: St. Columba reports seeing a ‘monster’ in Loch Ness, Scotland, the first reported sighting of such a beast.
- 1138: At the Battle of Cowton Moor, the English army defeats the Scots. Due to the number of religious banners featuring various Catholic Saints, historians call it the Battle of the Standard.
- 1454: By order of King Ladislaus, the city of Brunn, Moravia, expels its Jews.
- 1485: England’s King Richard III died in battle in the Battle of Bosworth Field, effectively ending the War of the Roses.
- 1642: Civil War in England began on this date as forces of Parliament began battling with the Royalists.
- 1762: In Rhode Island, Ann Franklin became the editor of the Mercury, which made her the first female editor of an American newspaper.
- 1770: Captain James Cook and his crew claimed Australia for the British Crown upon landing on the continent.
- 1775: King George III proclaims the American Colonies to be in ‘open rebellion.’
- 1787: Inventor John Fitch demonstrated his steamboat on the Delaware River to delegates from the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
- 1788: The British begin settling in Sierra Leone, Africa, creating a haven for ex-slaves.
- 1846: The United States annexes New Mexico, much to Mexico’s consternation.
- 1851: The schooner America outraced more than a dozen British vessels off the English coast to win a trophy that the world knows as the America’s Cup.
- 1862: President Abraham Lincoln responded to Horace Greeley’s call for more drastic steps to abolish slavery; Lincoln replied that his priority was saving the Union, but he also repeated his personal wish “that all men everywhere could be free.”
- 1864: Twelve nations sign onto the Geneva Convention accords.
- 1865: William Sheppard received a patent for liquid soap.
- 1902: In Hartford, Connecticut, Theodore Roosevelt became the first president of the United States to ride in an automobile.
- 1906: The Victor Talking Machine of Camden, New Jersey, began to manufacture the Victrola. The hand-cranked unit equipped with a horn cabinet, sold for $200.00.
- 1910: Japan annexed Korea, which remained under Japanese control until the end of World War II.
- 1911: Louvre Museum officials in Paris announced that thieves stole the “Mona Lisa,” painted by Leonardo da Vinci, from their museum. It appeared two years later in Italy.
- 1914: German Generals Erich von Ludendorff and Paul von Hindenburg and their combined armies move into East Prussia to drive the Russians out of their country during World War I. Meanwhile, in Belgium, German troops execute 384 Belgians at the village of Tameness. Finally, the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Belgium.
- 1922: Irish Republican Army members opposed to the Anglo-Irish Treaty that Collins had co-signed shot Irish revolutionary Michael Collins to death, apparently.
- 1932: The British Broadcasting Corporation conducted its first experimental television broadcast, using a 30-line mechanical system.
- 1941: During World War II, the Germans reach the Russian city of Leningrad during the opening days of Operation Barbarossa.
- 1942: Brazil declares war on the Axis powers.
- 1943: Soviet troops liberate the city of Kharkov from the Axis forces holding it. The battle would seesaw back and forth as the Nazis were loath to surrender the city to the Red Army.
- 1945: The conflict in Vietnam commences as communist leader, Ho Chi Minh, stages a coup against the French puppet.
- 1947: Donna Jean Godchaux, future vocalist with the Grateful Dead[i] from 1971 until 1979 was born on this date in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. She and her husband formed the Heart of Gold Band, which ended after her husband, Keith Godchaux, died in a car accident.
- 1948: Future rhythm guitarist/vocalist with the Southern California rock band, the Beach Boys[ii] (1962-1963 / 1997-1999 / 2012)—David Marks—is born in Hawthorne, California, on this date.
- 1950: Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to win acceptance into national competition.
- 1951: A crowd of 75,052 watched the Harlem Globetrotters perform—it was the largest crowd to see a basketball game.
- 1956: At the Republican National Convention in San Francisco, California, the delegates elect President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice President Richard M. Nixon for second terms in office.
- 1957: In the sixth round of their heavyweight title bout, Floyd Patterson scores a knockout over Pete Rademacher.
- 1968 Thursday: On charges of adultery, Cynthia Lennon sues her husband, John, of the Beatles for divorce. Meanwhile, Pope Paul VI arrived in Bogota, Columbia, for the start of the first papal visit to Latin America.
- 1972 Tuesday: Due to its racial policies, organizers of the 20th Olympic Summer Games asked Rhodesia to withdraw from the competition. Elsewhere, John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturile took seven employees hostage at a Chase Manhattan Bank branch in Brooklyn, New York, during a botched robbery; the siege which ended with the arrest of Wojtowicz and the death of Naturile at the hands of the FBI, inspired the 1975 movie, “Dog Day Afternoon.” Finally, President Richard M. Nixon was nominated for a second term of office by the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach, Fl.
- 1973 Wednesday: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon asked Henry Kissinger to become his Secretary of State.
- 1974 Thursday: In Yuma, Colorado, future GOP senator representing that state- Cory Gardner- is born. He would enter the U.S. Senate on January 03, 2015.
- 1978 Tuesday: President Jomo Kenyatta, a leading figure in Kenya’s struggle for independence from Great Britain, died. Vice President Daniel arap Moi was sworn in as acting president.
- 1984 Wednesday: At the Republican National Convention in Dallas, Texas, President Ronald Reagan, and Vice President George H. W. Bush win nominations for a second term in their posts. Elsewhere, the final Volkswagen Rabbit rolled off the assembly line in New Stanton, Pa.
- 1986 Friday: Kerr-McGee Corp. agreed to pay the estate of Karen Silkwood $1.38 million to settle a 10-year-old nuclear contamination lawsuit.
- 1989 Tuesday: Nolan Ryan became the first major league pitcher to strike out 5,000 batters. Meanwhile, Black Panthers co-founder Huey P. Newton was shot to death in Oakland. Gunman Tyrone Robinson was later sentenced to 32 years to life in prison.
- 1990 Wednesday: In response to the crisis in Kuwait, President George H. W. Bush calls up the Reserves to augment the ground and air forces already in the Persian Gulf. The State Department announced that the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait would not close under Saddam Hussein’s demand.
- 1991 Thursday: Yugoslavia announced that the truce, which it ordered on August 07 with Croatia, had collapsed.
- 1992 Saturday: In Rostock, Germany, neo-Nazi violence broke out against foreigners. Meanwhile, on the second day of the Ruby Ridge siege in Idaho, an FBI sharpshooter killed Vicki Weaver, the wife of white separatist Randy Weaver. The sharpshooter later claimed he was targeting the couple’s friend Kevin Harris and didn’t see Vicki Weaver as she was seeking cover.
- 1994 Monday: DNA evidence connects O.J. Simpson to the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman.
- 1995 Tuesday: On the second day of the Ruby Ridge standoff, FBI snipers fire at Randy Weaver’s cabin, killing his son and his dog.
- 1996 Thursday: President Bill Clinton signed welfare situation ending guaranteed cash payments to the poor and demanding work from recipients. Good for you, Bill!
- 2003 Friday: Alabama’s chief justice, Roy Moore, was suspended for his refusal to obey a federal court order to remove his Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of his courthouse yet monuments to Muslims and Satanists are okay. WTF is wrong with this picture?
- 2004 Sunday: As shocked spectators watched, armed thieves stole one of four versions of the Edvard Munch masterpiece, “The Scream,” and a second Munch painting, “Madonna,” from the Munch museum in Oslo, Norway. The paintings, visibly damaged were recovered in August 2006; three men were convicted in connection with the theft and sentenced to prison.
- 2011 Wednesday: The Chairman of the National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, announces the Libyan regime of Colonel Moammar Gadhafi has collapsed and the dictator is on the run.
- 2012 Friday: The BBC turns down flatly a proposed statue to George Orwell, saying that he had resigned from the organization because the author had said, “Because for some time past I have been conscious that I was wasting my time and the public money on doing work that produces no results.”
- 2013 Saturday: After prison authorities released former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak from the Tora Prison and transferring him to house arrest, the authorities must send him to a military hospital instead because of poor health.
- 2014 Friday: The Washington D.C. Zoo holds a Chinese first birthday ceremony for the popular Panda bear, Bao Bao. However, when she hits her fourth birthday, zoo officials will return her to China.
- 2015 Saturday: According to Brainy History, giant panda Mei Xiang gives birth to twin cubs at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C.; the cubs appear healthy but will alternate between an incubator and nursing time with their mother.
- 2016 Monday: In the waning days of the Obama administration, as outgoing Secretary of State John F. Kerry announces plans to visit Saudi Arabia, human rights activists and NGOs demand the United States ‘STOP FUNDING WAR CRIMES IN YEMEN!’ Please, they’re killing terrorists Obama won’t kill. Journalist Andrew Cockburn says, “This is our war (the war in Yemen) and it’s shameful!” Did Obama stop it?
- 2017 Tuesday: The highest court in India outlaws divorce for Muslim men. The Muslims run amok in the streets. Maybe if they move to Pakistan? Things might be better?
- 2018 Wednesday: Famed rock guitarist Ed King who was a founding member of the Strawberry Alarm Clock[iii] and who played with Lynyrd Skynyrd[iv] (guitars/ bass 1972-1975 / 1987-1996) among other bands died from cancer on this date in Nashville, Tennessee.
- 2019 Thursday: After things go south between South Korea and Japan (everyone’s still mad at Japan for World War II)), the former announces its leaving an intelligence pact with the latter. Folks, North Korea is the danger here…
- 2020 Saturday: Here are today’s COVID-19 Wuhan Virus, aka the Xi Jinping Bat Flu, aka the Chinese Flu, the Kung Flu, you know, the Chinese “gift” that won’t stop giving, statistics for today: 22,954,220 confirmed cases, UP 365,203, 799,350 confirmed deaths, UP 6,875, and 14,715,412 confirmed recoveries, UP 258,103. In the United States, here are today’s numbers: 5,725,758 confirmed cases, UP 119,900 new cases, 178,060 confirmed deaths, UP 3,097, and 2,920,852 confirmed recoveries, UP 68,631. Next, in the three states where 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: 656,892 confirmed cases, 11,988 confirmed deaths, but thanks to Gov. Gavin Newsom being little more than a mildewed POS, NO mention of confirmed recoveries. In Hawaii, here are the stats: 6,072 confirmed cases, 46 confirmed deaths, and 2,072 confirmed recoveries. Finally, in the too-far-left-to-save-state-of-Washington, here are the stats: 69,779 confirmed cases, 1,850 confirmed deaths, and like California’s worthless governor, Gov. Jay Inslee won’t list the number of confirmed recoveries. Let’s look at the numbers of another state we haven’t looked at lately, Utah, the “Beehive State,” one of the places practitioners of liberal politics are trying to take hold. The number of cases in the state is 48,814 while the number of deaths is 385. The number of confirmed recoveries does not exist. Why not, Governor Gary Herbert?
- 2020 Saturday A: Let’s look at the second-highest nation infected with the Wuhan Virus, Brazil: the South American nation has 3,532,330 cases of Xi Jinping’s gift to the world what with 113,358 deaths, and 2,670,775 recoveries. India is the third highest nation infected with this dastardly, lab-engineered virus what with 3,043,436 confirmed cases, 56,846 confirmed deaths, and 2,279,900 confirmed recoveries. Russia comes in fourth what with 951,857 confirmed cases, 16,310 confirmed deaths, and 767,477 confirmed recoveries. Now, let’s look at the Chi-Coms, the place where this needless disaster began: last week, they come in 30th among nations but this week have dropped to 43rd place (yeah, right) with 84,939 confirmed cases, 4,634 confirmed deaths (same as last week), and 79,851 confirmed recoveries (although our sources in Hong Kong and Macau tell us they are 10-12-times higher than reported which sounds about right for the main communist hellhole on the planet. Shame on them and damn them for the crime they have committed on the world).
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0198 a 20” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Morning at Furnace Creek.” 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!
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ALBUM OF THE DAY AT THE AICPENDBLOG.COM:
The ever-eclectic Roy Wood formed his own band in 1973, Wizzard. The first release by the group came out on March 12, 1973 entitled, “Wizzard Brew.” Like the Electric Light Orchestra, Wood had a fair-sized lineup featuring himself on numerous instruments and vocals as well as former Move bandmate Rick Price (bass/vocals/percussion), Bill Hunt (keyboards, horns, and vocals), Hugh McDowell (cello and keyboards), Nick Pentelow (saxophones and woodwinds), Mike Burney (horns), Keith Smart (drums), and one or two other musicians to round out the sound. The album debuted well in the United Kingdom and would pick up a following in the U.S. As always, the writing and lyrics are superb as anywhere Roy Wood is means there is a great deal of talent injected into whatever effort upon which he applies himself. Please, check it out and enjoy.
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TODAY IN HISTORY, SATURDAY AUGUST 22, 2020
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[i] We began promoting the music of the Grateful Dead- including Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Phil Lesh- beginning on Tuesday, 30-August-2011 through Wednesday, 11-January-2012. Then, we did a second series featuring more albums by this fabled San Francisco band beginning on Friday, 09-August-2013 through Monday, 19-August-2013. At some point, we will have to do a third series as the music from this band never ends. Please, seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.
[ii] We look forward to promoting the music of the archetypal American rock band, the Beach Boys, sometime within the next five years or so. Please keep posted for that day. Thank you.
[iii] We began promoting the music of this famed psychedelic band- Strawberry Alarm Clock- beginning on Tuesday, 03-April-2012 through Saturday, 08-April-2012. Please check them out- you will enjoy them.
[iv] We hope to share the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd sometime in the next decade. At least by 2029 so please stay tuned for further news.
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