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TODAY IN HISTORY—MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2020:
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice James Clark McReynolds; U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Todd Young; the 13th Floor Elevators featuring Stacy Sutherland, the Average White Band featuring Malcolm “Molly” Duncan, the James Gang featuring Jim Fox, Quicksilver Messenger Service featuring David Freiberg and John Cipollina, and Uriah Heep featuring Ken Hensley:
- 79 A. D. Mt. Vesuvius erupts, buries the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum under a cloud of pyroclastic ash, killing 15,000 people outright.
- 410: The city of Rome collapses under the assault of the Visigoths thereby ending the Western Roman Empire.
- 1215: Pope Innocent III declares the Magna Carta of England ‘invalid.’
- 1349: The Jews of Cologne, Germany, choose self-immolation rather than baptism into Catholicism.
- 1456: Workers finished the printing of the Gutenberg Bibles on this date.
- 1572: King Charles IX of France orders the massacre of thousands of French Protestants in what historians would call the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre.
- 1814: During the War of 1812, British troops capture Washington, D.C. and burn many landmarks including the White House.
- 1821: Spanish and Mexican officials signed the Treaty of Cordoba, which granted independence to Mexico from Spanish rule.
- 1853: Organizers held the first meeting of the American Pharmaceutical Association on this date.
- 1869: Cornelius Swarthout received a patent for the waffle iron.
- 1891: Thomas Edison patents a motion picture camera.
- 1909: Concrete pouring on the Panama Canal commences on this date.
- 1912: Congress passed a measure creating the Alaska Territory. Congress approved legislation establishing Parcel Post delivery by the U.S. Post Office Department, slated to begin on January 01, 1913.
- 1914: During World War I, at the Battle of Bergen, German troops beat the combined British/ Belgium forces.
- 1929: In Jerusalem, Palestinians attack Orthodox Jews in a melee.
- 1931: France and the Soviet Union sign a treaty of neutrality.
- 1932: Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to make a nonstop transcontinental flight across the United States.
- 1936: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gives the FBI permission to begin investigating Fascists and communists.
- 1938: David Freiberg, future bassist, and vocalist with both the Quicksilver Messenger Service[i] and the Jefferson Starship[ii], was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on this date. He also plays keyboards, the viola, and guitar.
- 1939: Germany and the USSR sign 10-year non-aggression treaty.
- 1940: During World War II, the Luftwaffe continues its nighttime bombing of London and its environs.
- 1943: Future lead guitarist of the San Francisco rock band, Quicksilver Messenger Service[iii], John Cipollina, is born in Berkeley, California, on this date. Meanwhile, the Nazi government appoints Wilhelm Frick to become the Protector of Bohemia and Moravia on this date. He would serve in this post until the end of World War II.
- 1944: French General Leclerc and his troops begin the liberation of Paris, France.
- 1945: Future saxophonist/vocalist with the Scottish rock band, Average White Band[iv]—Malcolm “Molly” Duncan—is born in Montrose, Scotland, UK on this date as is future member of Uriah Heep[v]— Ken Hensley (guitars/keyboards/vocals 1969-1980) who is born in Plumstead, southeast London, on this date.
- 1946: In Washington, D.C., the 66th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice James Clark McReynolds, Democrat, died on this date. President Woodrow Wilson nominated McReynolds to fill the seat of Democrat Horace Harmon Lurton. McReynolds served from 08-29-1914 to 01-31-1941.
- 1947: Jim Fox, future drummer of the James Gang[vi], is born in Cleveland, Ohio, on this date. Meanwhile, in Farmington, West Virginia, future U.S. Senator Joe Manchin- a Democrat- is born. Having served in various other political offices, Senator Manchin would enter the world’s greatest deliberative body on November 15, 2010, representing his home state.
- 1949: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) goes into effect. The agreement between the signatory nations is that an attack upon one of them is an attack upon all of them.
- 1950: Operation Magic Carpet begins as Israel begins transporting 45,000 Yemeni Jews to their country.
- 1954: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Communist Control Act, thereby outlawing the U.S. Communist Party.
- 1959: Hiram Fong takes the oath of office as the first Chinese American senator while Daniel K. Inouye also takes the oath as the first Japanese American congressional representative, both from Hawaii.
- 1964 Monday: The first Roman Catholic Mass celebrated in English took place at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, Missouri.
- 1968 Saturday: France becomes the world’s fifth thermonuclear power as it explodes an atom bomb on Muruoa Island.
- 1972 Thursday: In Lancaster, Pennsylvania, future GOP senator representing the state of Indiana- Todd Young- is born on this date. He would enter the U.S. Senate on January 03, 2017.
- 1978 Thursday: Lead guitarist with the acid rock band from Texas—the 13th Floor Elevators[vii]—Stacy Sutherland loses his life on this date when his wife, Bunny, accidentally shoots him while others claim it was purposeful for infidelity.
- 1981 Monday: Mark David Chapman receives a sentence of 20 years-to-life for the murder of former Beatle[viii] John Lennon. Meanwhile, American Charles Chapman is the first black to swim the English Channel.
- 1989 Thursday: Voyager 2 hurtles past the planet Neptune on the way to the edge of the Solar System. Elsewhere, Baseball Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti banned Pete Rose from the game for betting on his own team, the Cincinnati Reds.
- 1990 Friday: During the crisis in the Persian Gulf, Iraqi troops surround the U.S. and other Western embassies.
- 1991 Saturday: The Ukraine declares independence from the crumbling Soviet Union. Meanwhile, Mikhail S. Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the USSR.
- 1992 Monday: Hurricane Andrew smashed into Florida, causing $30 billion in damage; the storm caused 43 deaths in the U.S. Elsewhere, Communist China and South Korea established diplomatic relations on this date much to the shock of North Korea.
- 2003 Monday: The Justice Department reported the U.S. crime rate in 2002 was the lowest since studies began in 1973.
- 2004 Wednesday: An independent commission said the blame for abuses at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison lay mainly with the U.S. soldiers who ran the jail but said senior commanders and top-level Pentagon officials also bore responsibility for failed leadership and oversight. Meanwhile, psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, who famously theorized that terminally ill patients go through five stages of grief, died in Scottsdale, Arizona, at age 78.
- 2006 Friday: The International Astronomical Union declared that Pluto was no longer a planet, demoting it to the status of a ‘dwarf planet.’
- 2007 Saturday: The NFL indefinitely suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick without pay after he acknowledged in court papers that he had indeed bankrolled gambling on dogfighting and helped kill some dogs not worthy of the pit. What a POS.
- 2009 Tuesday: All sales under the government’s Cash for Clunkers program ended, although car dealers were given more time to submit pending claims for reimbursement.
- 2012 Friday: After his decision, not to context charges of doping by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Lance Armstrong learns the organization has banned him for life and recommended he be stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles.
- 2013 Saturday: The United States commemorates the 50th anniversary of the “I have a Dream” speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.
- 2014 Sunday: A 6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes near the California town of Napa and although 87 people suffered injuries, the authorities reported no deaths. Elsewhere, Peter Theo Curtis, an American freelance journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria, was released less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants, the kinds of murderous scumbags that in 2019 freshmen Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar defend.
- 2015 Monday: Due to concerns about a possible economic downturn in Communist China, stock markets around the world respond by suffering huge drops. The Dow Jones Industrial Average drops 1,000 points and closes at 588 while the Shanghai closes down 8.5-percent. Elsewhere, Facebook boss man Mark Zuckerberg announces that for the first time in the social media ap’s brief history, one billion people have logged on. Watch out what they are doing with your data, folks.
- 2016 Wednesday: In ever-volatile Italy- geologically speaking- a 6.2-magnitude earthquake slams central Italy, northeast of Rome, claiming the lives of 268 people and injuring another 400.
- 2017 Thursday: In Massachusetts, Mavis Wanczyk wins the largest-ever U.S. Powerball jackpot, a whopping $758.7 million. Absolutely amazing.
- 2018 Friday: Aerosmith’s prick lead singer, Steven Tyler sends President Donald J. Trump a cease-and-desist order demanding the 45th president stop using the band’s music at his rallies. Come on, Steven, WTF is wrong with you?
- 2019 Saturday: Following much international condemnation for the amount of destruction raging in the Brazilian rainforest as well as the loss of life, President Jair Bolsonaro mobilizes the military and sends them to aid firefighters seeking to quell the out-of-control wildfires. Elsewhere, Britain’s Prince Andrew says he ‘had no knowledge of his good friend Jeffrey Epstein’s human trafficking endeavors or that he had sex with underage women at various Epstein properties.’ Okay.
- 2020 Monday: Democratic presidential nominee, “Pro-China Joe” Biden announces (what a joke) ‘NO NEW TAXES ON ANYONE MAKING BELOW $400,000 IN ANNUAL INCOME.’ Okay, Joe, okay- we shall see. You cannot raise taxes by $4-6 TRILLION DOLLARS without going after everyone- including the bottom 50-percent that pay some or no taxes. It is mathematically impossible. Next, highly unpopular, former U.S. senator from Arizona announces he is joining the “GOP Anti-Trump cabal.” Good for you, loser, we wouldn’t have it any other way. After that, tropical storm Marco begins to weaken but tropical storm Laura is surging on its heels, expected to hit the Texas-Louisiana coastline sometime this week. Meanwhile, U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy takes questions from House Democrats today. Elsewhere, we learn that recent storms that tore through Iowa left 14 million acres and 60,000 homes destroyed. Finally, President Trump and the FDA announce emergency authorization for the use of convalescent plasma treatments for those afflicted by the Wuhan Flu and in dire need of help.
- 2020 Monday A: Liberty University head Jerry Falwell Jr. announces he is stepping down today from both his ministry and the university due to his wife having had a long-time affair with the pool boy. How flipping sad is that. It has also been said that Reverend Falwell has not always been true to his wife. We will see where this goes. Elsewhere, medical authorities in Germany announce it does indeed appear that well-known critic of Vladimir Putin- Alexei Navalny- was indeed poisoned by a nerve agent. At first Russia would not let him leave the country but the Germans were able to obtain an exit for him so they could treat him. We know this Putin had a hand in this outrage and German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Moscow they better figure out what happened to Mr. Navalny.
- 2020 Monday B: Here are today’s Chi-Com Bat Flu Statistics for the globe: 23,424,844 confirmed cases, +145,398, 808,716 confirmed deaths, +2,594, and 15,150,716 confirmed recoveries, +172,121. Here are the numbers for the United States: 5,793,461 confirmed cases, UP by 40,679 new cases, 179,321 confirmed deaths, UP by 637 new deaths, and 2,947,272 confirmed recoveries, UP by 15,246 new recoveries. 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: 668,615 confirmed cases, 12,152 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries. Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 6,600 confirmed cases, 47 confirmed deaths, and 2,143 confirmed recoveries. Finally, in the Ever-Red, uh, we mean, the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 71,125 confirmed cases, 1,863 confirmed deaths, but like California, the slope-headed governor, Jay Inslee, won’t share the number of confirmed recoveries. Shame on these flipping Democrats.
- 2020 Monday C: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 28,308.46, UP 378.13 points (+1.35%). Next, the NASDAQ: 11,799.72, UP 67.92 points (+0.60%). Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,431.28, UP 34.12 points (+1.00%). Currently, GOLD is at $1,937.70 per troy oz., DOWN -1.90 (-0.10%), SILVER is at $26.63 per troy oz., UP 0.023 (+0.19%), PLATINUM $923.90 per troy oz. DOWN -0.60 (-0.60%), and COPPER is at $2.93 # +0.00 (+0.00%). Light Sweet Crude Oil is 42.43, DOWN -0.19 (-0.45%). Today, one-dollar U.S. = 6.92 Chi-Com yuan. In contrast, one-dollar U.S. = 0.85 euros.
- 2020 Monday D: Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers calls out the National Guard to Kenosha following a police shooting of a black suspect, 29-year-old Jacob Blake by a white police officer following a domestic violence incident on Sunday night. At this time, the situation remains murky but what seems to be clear is that as Mr. Blake sought to enter his vehicle and leave the scene as the cops told him to stay led to his being shot seven times in the back as he tried to enter his car. At this time, Mr. Blake is in intensive care and we hope that he lives but what is clear is that 125 members of the Wisconsin National Guard will be on scene in Kenosha tonight guarding infrastructure and maintaining the peace.
- 2020 Monday E: Chi-Com ‘social media’ ap TikTok launches a lawsuit against the Trump administration for having issued an executive order forcing the ‘ap’ to shed its Chi-Com masters and to become American-owned. We shall see where that goes. Tonight is the first night of the RNC National Convention in various cities around the country. Speakers tonight include Congressman Steve Scalise, R-LA, Congressman Matt Gaetz, R-FL, Congressman Jim Jordan, R-OH, Donald J. Trump Jr., former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, Senator Tim Scott, R-SC, RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel, State Representative Vernon Jones, D-GA, U.S. Army Nurse Johnson Ford, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Trump 2020 fundraiser, Charlie Kirk, Turning Point USA founder, and Kim Klacik, GOP candidate in Baltimore. Also speaking are Mark and Patricia McCloskey, Democrat lawyers from St. Louis, MO,, Sean Parnell, GOP congressional candidate in Pennsylvania, Andrew Pollack, father of Meadow Pollack, slain in 2018 Parkland, Florida, high school shooting on Valentine’s Day, and Tanya Weinreis, a coffee shop owner in Montana who received a loan from the Paycheck Protection Program with which to keep her business open during the Xi Jinping Bat Flu pandemic. Herschel Walker, former NFL great and friend of the president for 38 years, spoke as well as Natalie Harp, a cancer survivor and right-to-try advocate who with help from President Donald J. Trump was able to survive a medical error and subsequent bone cancer.
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Electric Light Orchestra released their third release, “On the Third Day,” on November 15, 1973. This album did not do as well as the previous effort but such is life. The lineup featured an expanded orchestra, all playing electrified instruments. The lineup featured Jeff Lynne (vocals, guitars, synthesizers), Bev Bevin (drums/percussion), Richard Tandy (keyboards, guitars, backing vocals), Mike du Albuquerque (bass, backing vocals), Mike Edwards (cello), Mik Kaminski and Wilfred Gibson (violin), Ted Blight (cello), and another musician or two to round out the sound. Although not as successful as the second album, the band was straining at the gills to deliver material to their managers. This is a great album; one we encourage everyone to rush out and add to your collections- you will be glad you did.
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[i] We presented the music of Quicksilver Messenger Service on two unique occasions. The first commenced on Friday, 25-March-2011 through Monday, 04-April-2011. The second cycle with newer albums began on Tuesday, 20-August-2013 through Monday, 02-September-2013. We hope you will check the albums out by visiting whatever site you do for nothing but the absolute best in rock music.
[ii] We promoted the music of the Jefferson Airplane, the Jefferson Starship, Starship, and of the various bands’ members beginning on Tuesday, 05-April-2011 through Sunday, 22-May-2011. Please look for them and enjoy.
[iii] See Footnote i.
[iv] Not sure when we will promote the music of the Average White Band but hope to do it at some point within the next 25 years. Stick with us as you will be among the first to know.
[v] 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.
[vi] We promoted the music of the James Gang beginning on Saturday, 11-August-2012 through Monday, 27-August-2012. We did not do the solo discography of Joe Walsh at the time but when we arrive at the Eagles, we most certainly will.
[vii] We began promoting the music of the famous acid rock band from Texas- the 13th Floor Elevators- beginning on Tuesday, 14-May-2013 through Thursday, 06-June-2013. We would encourage everyone to seek the music of this legendary band out and adding it to their collections. You will be glad you did.
[viii] 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.
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