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TODAY IN HISTORY—SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2020:
U.S. Attorneys-General William Bradford and John Macpherson Berrien; Russian President Boris Yeltsin, the Beatles featuring Ringo Starr, Free featuring Paul Kossoff, the Who featuring Keith Moon:
- 476: Odoacer becomes king of the Byzantine Empire.
- 1754: France’s King Louis XVI was born at Versailles on this date.
- 1775: Britain’s King George III proclaimed the American colonies to be in a state of “open and avowed rebellion.”
- 1781: In Rocky Hill, N.J., future 10thS. Attorney-General John Macpherson Berrien is born. A Democrat and then a Whig, he served under President Andrew Jackson from 03-09-1829 to 06-22-1831.
- 1795: The second U.S. Attorney-General of the United States William Bradford died. A Federalist, he served under President George Washington from 01-27-1794 to 08-23-1795.
- 1796: The African Methodist Episcopal Church incorporates on this date.
- 1821: Mexico declares independence from Spain.
- 1833: Great Britain declares slavery at an end in its colonies; more than 700,000 people receive their freedom.
- 1839: Following a brief war, Great Britain takes Hong Kong from the Chinese.
- 1858: “Ten Nights in a Bar-room,” a play by Timothy Shay Arthur about the perils of drinking alcohol, opened in New York City, New York.
- 1892: John H. Stedman receives ma patent for the printed streetcar transfer on this date.
- 1903: At the Sixth Zionist Congress, Theodore Herzl declares a “Jewish state.”
- 1904: Hard D. Weed patented the grip-tread tire chain for cars.
- 1913: Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid statue, inspired by the Hans Christian Anderson story, was unveiled in the harbor of the Danish capital.
- 1914: Japan declared war against Germany in World War I as it bombarded Tsingtao, China, a German colony. Meanwhile, German troops plunder Belgium.
- 1915: Russian Czar Nicholas II takes control of the military.
- 1917: During a race riot in Houston, Texas, 2 blacks die while 11 whites lose their lives.
- 1926: Silent film star Rudolph Valentino died in New York at age 31.
- 1927: Amid protests, Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolommeo Vanzetti went to the gallows in Boston for the murders of two men during a 1920 robbery. On the 50th anniversary of their executions, then-Governor Michael Dukakis issued a proclamation in which, the liberal Democrat politicians said that the two murderers had been unfairly tried and convicted. What a worthless POS.
- 1939: Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agreed to a non-aggression treaty; the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact in Moscow; however, the Nazis later invaded the USSR in June 1941, which ultimately led to their demise.
- 1940: During the Battle of Britain, the Luftwaffe begins nighttime bombing raids over London, England.
- 1942: During the opening days of the Battle of Stalingrad, 600 Luftwaffe bombers attack the city, killing 40,000 Russian civilians.
- 1944: King Michael of Romania dismissed Prime Minister Ion Antonescu, which paved the way for Romania to abandon the Axis powers in favor of the Allies.
- 1946: Keith Moon, the future drummer of the English rock band, the Who[i], was born in Wembley, Middlesex, England on this date.
- 1947: Margaret Truman, the daughter of President Harry S. Truman, gave her first public performance as a singer. The event took place at the Hollywood Bowl before an audience of 15,000.
- 1952: The security pact of the Arab League went into effect.
- 1959: In the Peanuts comic strip, Sally debuted as an infant.
- 1960: Broadway librettist Oscar Hammerstein II, 65, died in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
- 1961: East Germany imposes new restrictions on travel between East and West Berlin.
- 1962: The first live TV program underwent satellite relay between the United States and Europe via the Telstar satellite.
- 1966 Tuesday: Lunar Orbiter I take the first pictures of the Earth from the Moon.
- 1968 Friday: Ringo Starr temporarily quits the Beatles[ii] over rising tensions in the group.
- 1973: A bank robbery-turned-hostage-taking began in Stockholm, Sweden; the four hostages ended up empathizing with their captors, a psychological condition now known as the “Stockholm Syndrome.”
- 1975: After suffering a drug-induced heart attack, his friends revive Free[iii] guitarist, Paul Kossoff, from the dead.
- 1979: Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defected while the Bolshoi Ballet was on tour in New York City.
- 1982: Lebanon’s parliament elected Christian militia leader Bashir Gemayel president; however, Islamist assassins took his life less than three weeks later. Elsewhere, umpires threw Gaylord Perry of the Seattle Mariners out of the game for using an illegal spitball.
- 1983: The United States announced that it was nearly ready for a test flight of an anti-satellite missile. This caused the Soviet Union much concern.
- 1984: The owner of the South Fork Ranch, the home of the fictitious Ewing clan of the CBS-TV show, “Dallas,” sold it. The new owners planned to transform the tourist site into a grand hotel.
- 1987: Robert Jarvik and Marilyn Mach von Savant married on this date. People called this event the “Union of Great Minds” since Savant had an IQ of 228 and Jarvik was the inventor of the artificial heart.
- 1989 Wednesday: In a case that inflamed racial tensions in New York, thugs shot Yusuf Hawkins, a 16-year-old black youth, dead after he and his friends suffered a confrontation from a group of white youths in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn. A jury convicted gunman Joey Fama of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison; he will be eligible for parole in 2022. Elsewhere, in the bottom of the 22nd Inning of their game, Rick Dempsey of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a home run to beat the Montreal Expos 1-0.
- 1990 Thursday: Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein appeared on Iraqi state television with a group of Western detainees to whom he referred as ‘guests.’ He told the group that he was holding them “to prevent the scourge of war.” The U.S. calls up 46,000 Reservists for duty in the upcoming Gulf War. Meanwhile, East and West Germany announce they will reunite on October 3.
- 1993 Monday: Los Angeles police confirmed that Michael Jackson[iv] was the subject of a criminal investigation.
- 1998 Sunday: Yet again, the Russian government dismissed President Boris Yeltsin.
- 2003 Saturday: Former priest John Geoghan, the convicted child molester whose prosecution sparked the sex abuse scandal that should the Roman Catholic Church worldwide, died after another inmate assaulted him in a Massachusetts prison.
- 2004 Monday: President George W. Bush criticized a commercial accusing Democratic nominee John Kerry of inflating his own Vietnam War record and said broadcast attacks by outside groups had no place in the race for the White House.
- 2008 Saturday: Democratic presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama introduced his choice of running mate, U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, of Delaware, before a raucous crowd outside the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. We here at the blog believe that Obama chose Biden so as if anyone thought of assassinating Obama should he win the White House in 2008, the nation would be stuck with CHOMO Joe, a horrible president.
- 2009 Sunday: Reality TV contestant Ryan Jenkins, suspected of killing his wife, former model Jasmine Flore, was found hanging in a motel in Hope, British Columbia, an apparent suicide.
- 2011 Tuesday: For alleged human rights violations during the Syrian uprising, the United Nations Human Rights Commission puts the government of Bashar al-Assad on notice of investigation.
- 2012 Thursday: Shimon Perez of Israel, in a letter to the German government regarding the controversy over circumcision in that country says that, “Circumcision is at the core of Jewish identity.” Meanwhile, Lance Armstrong, 7-time winner of the Tour d’ France says that he will not contest the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s charges of doping, charges that will strip him of every win.
- 2013 Friday: Real estate developers damage the Libyan ruins at Cyrene, which are a World Heritage Site. Elsewhere, a military jury convicted POS Islamic terrorist Major Nidal Hasan in the deadly 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, that claimed 13 lives; the Army psychiatrist was later sentenced to death. This scumbag still sits in prison awaiting execution. Elsewhere, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians, was sentenced at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, to life in prison with no chance at parole. Let him out NOW.
- 2014 Saturday: According to Brainy History, India’s central bank states that domestic credit cards must complete extra validation when used` to buy local goods or services; some businesses have avoided the rule by using foreign payment systems, resulting in cash flows out of the country.
- 2015 Sunday: According to Brainy History, officials from North Korea and South Korea meet to discuss issues that have led to recent hostile incidents along the border; South Korea is currently conducting military exercises with the United States, which North Korea claims is a threat.
- 2016 Tuesday: Donald Trump reassures the American people that if elected, mass deportations of illegal aliens will occur from one end of the country to the other. This is among the main reasons as to WHY the American people would elect him. Build the wall and deport them all. Meanwhile, candidate Trump appeals to black voters across the nation by telling them ‘crime rates are at levels you have never seen.’ Liberal fake news media pundits go berserk, swearing ‘it’s a lie’ when in fact, under Obama, violent crimes in black and brown areas of the country have been skyrocketing, especially before the election. Four years later at this time, it would be even worse as Antifa and Black Lives Matter commies run amok in the streets.
- 2017 Wednesday: A Saudi-Coalition airstrike on a hotel in Sanaa, Yemen, kills at least 30 revelers and leaves countless other people injured. Of course, the world is OUTRAGED… Elsewhere, following a series of collisions between U.S. Navy ships and other vessels in Asian waters, the Navy brass terminates Admiral Joseph Aucoin as commander of the U.S. 7th Many believe that Chi-Com electronic interference and warfare is behind the problems afflicting the American fleet.
- 2018 Thursday: Mark David Chapman, the killer of former Beatle John Lennon, was denied parole for the 10th Execute the scumbag.
- 2019 Friday: Senator Bernie Sanders unveils his ambitious “Green New Deal” plans for saving the planet from the oncoming ‘climate catastrophe.’ In his case, the medicine would be far worse than the problem but the younger generations go nuts over it. Meanwhile, indigenous peoples living in the Amazon Rainforest claim the president of Brazil is hastening economic development which means, ‘destruction of the jungle.’ Elsewhere, Syrian government forces encircle the last major ISIS stronghold in Hama. The U.N. claims the Russian-backed forces have killed at least 500 civilians and displaced more than 400,000 people since April.
- 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: 23,309,597 confirmed cases, UP 188,767 cases, 806,543 confirmed deaths, UP 3,850, and 15,007,062 confirmed recoveries, UP 164,680. In the United States, here are the stats for today: 5,788,945 confirmed cases, UP 36,163, 179,285 confirmed deaths, UP 593, and 2,942,673 confirmed recoveries, UP 10,647. The question is, WHEN are the Chi-Coms going to pay the MASSIVE 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: 663,669 confirmed cases, 12,134 confirmed deaths, but as usual, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Next, in the Aloha State, here are the stats: 6,600 confirmed cases, 47 confirmed deaths, and 2,143 confirmed recoveries. Finally, in the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 71,012 confirmed cases, 1,863 confirmed deaths, and like other mostly BLUE locales, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. For the heck of it, let’s look at Alaska. Here are their numbers: 5,558 confirmed cases, 32 confirmed deaths, and 1,745 confirmed recoveries. Let us hope there is light at the end of the tunnel…
- 2020 Sunday B: Due to family pressures, President Donald J. Trump’s number one advisor Kellyanne Conway announces she will be leaving the White House at the end of the month. Meanwhile, Kim Yo-Jong, Kim Jong Un’s sister, says her brother is in a coma and that she will be taking charge from here on out. Finally, after weeks of calm, riots break out in Detroit leading the police to arrest at least 42 people.
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TODAY IN HISTORY, SUNDAY AUGUST 23, 2020
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[i] We promoted the music of the Who and of its individual band members beginning on Monday, 03-August-2015 through Sunday, 29-November-2015. We hope you will seek out the music of this veteran British band as well as of Pete Townsend, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, and Roger Daltrey. We know you will enjoy them.
[ii] 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. We hope you will seek them out and consider adding these albums to your collection. We thank you.
[iii] We presented another series of interconnected bands which included Free, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, the Firm, Mott the Hoople, Ian Hunter, the Yardbirds, and a plethora of solo and group efforts beginning on Wednesday, 02-July-2014 through Sunday, 19-October-2014. We definitely hope that you will seek this music out and consider adding it to your growing collection.
[iv] We expect to present the music of the Jackson Five and Michael Jackson sometime in 2025-2026 so please stay tuned for future developments.
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