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TODAY IN HISTORY—WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2020:
Women’s Equality Day (National Observance)
Chef Charles Smithenstein; U.S. Secretary of War John B. Floyd; Russian President Vladimir Putin; Soviet President Gennady Yanayev; Gov’t Mule featuring Allen Woody, Hawkwind featuring Nik Turner, and the Velvet Underground featuring Maureen “Moe” Tucker:
- 55 B.C.: Roman troops under the command of Julius Caesar begin landing in Britain on this date.
- 580: The Chinese receive credit for inventing toilet paper.
- 1346: At the Battle of Crecey in England, British longbow archers help to defeat French knights as does artillery cannons, used for the first time in battle.
- 1498: Michelangelo received a commission to make the “Pieta.”
- 1842: The U.S. Congress established the first fiscal year, which began on July 01.
- 1843: Charles Thurber patents the typewriter.
- 1847: Liberia proclaimed itself to be an independent republic.
- 1863: In Abingdon, Virginia, the 24th U.S. Secretary of War John B. Floyd died at age 57. A Democrat, he served under President James Buchannan from 03-06-1857 to 12-29-1860.
- 1873: First public kindergarten schools open in the United States at St. Louis, Missouri.
- 1883: The island volcano Krakatoa began cataclysmic eruptions, leading to a massive explosion the following day.
- 1896: Armenian revolutionaries attack the Ottoman bank at Constantinople, Turkey. Meanwhile, in the Philippines, an insurrection breaks out against Spanish authorities.
- 1910: Thomas Edison demonstrated for reporters an improved version of his Kinetophone, a device for showing a movie with synchronized sound.
- 1914: During the early weeks of World War I, the Germans demolish Russian forces in East Prussia at the Battle of Tannenberg. Meanwhile, in Galicia, the Russian army steamrolls over the Austro-Hungarian troops.
- 1915: During World War I, German troops occupy Brest-Litovsk, Russia.
- 1920: Secretary of State, Bainbridge Colby certified the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed American women the right to vote.
- 1934: Adolf Hitler demanded that France return the Saar region to Germany.
- 1937: The final ruler of the Soviet Union–Gennady Yanayev who served from 08-19 to 08-21-1991—is born in Russia on this date. Elsewhere, Japan blocked all shipping to China.
- 1939: The first televised Major League Baseball games took place. The event was a double-header between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Meanwhile, the radio program, “Arch Oboler’s Plays,” presented the NBC Symphony for the first time.
- 1940: Chef Charles “Smithy” Smithenstein- chef blogger at the American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day- is born on this date in history as is future member of the British space-rock band, Hawkwind[i]— Nik Turner (vocals, saxophones, flutes 1969-1973 / 1982-1984)—in Great Britain.
- 1942: During World War II, the Red Army launches a major offensive around Moscow, designed to drive Axis forces back. Meanwhile, in Vichy- France, the authorities begin rounding up the Jewish population, arresting 7,000 in one day.
- 1944: Bulgaria announces it is withdrawing from the Axis and will begin rounding up and disarming German troops. Meanwhile, French General Charles de Gaulle braved the threat of German snipers, as he led a victory march in Paris, which the Allies had just liberated from Nazi occupation. Elsewhere, Maureen “Mo” Tucker, the drummer of the original Velvet Underground[ii], is born on this date.
- 1945: In Tokyo Bay, Japanese officials begin boarding the USS Missouri to receive instructions on ending World War II.
- 1946: George Orwell publishes “Animal Farm.”
- 1947: The first black Major League Baseball pitcher, Don Bankhead, hits a home run on his FIRST at-bat.
- 1957: Soviet authorities announced that an intercontinental ballistic missile test went off as hoped. Elsewhere, the first Edsel manufactured by the Ford Motor Company rolled off the assembly line on this date.
- 1958: Alaskans went to the polls to overwhelming vote for statehood.
- 1961: The International Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto opened.
- 1964 Wednesday: President Lyndon B. Johnson was nominated for a term of office in his own right at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
- 1967 Saturday: European pop stars arrive at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India. The Beatles, Mick Jagger, his girlfriend Marianne Faithful, and others commune with the great guru.
- 1968 Monday: The Democratic National Convention opened in Chicago; the four-day event that would see fellow Democrats rioting violently in the streets eventually resulted in the nomination of Hubert H. Humphrey. The riots pitted radical anti-war demonstrators against a hyped-up Chicago Police Department, something that should happen today whenever Antifa shows up and starts a riot.
- 1972 Saturday: The Summer Olympics games opened in Munich, West Germany.
- 1973 Sunday: A U.S. Presidential Proclamation occurred on this date that made August 26 Women’s Equality Day. It just so happened that a Republican president- Richard M. Nixon- is the man who made it happen- like everything else.
- 1974 Monday: Charles Lindbergh—the first man to fly solo, nonstop across the Atlantic—died at his home in Hawaii at age 72.
- 1978 Saturday: His fellow cardinals elected Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice to become the next pope following the death of Paul VI. The new pontiff took the name Pope John Paul I; however, he died just over a month later. Elsewhere, Sigmund Jahn blasted off aboard the Russian Soyuz 31 and became the first German in space, albeit, an East German.
- 1981 Wednesday: Following the shooting by North Korea of an anti-aircraft missile at a U.S. surveillance plane over South Korea, the United States reported the incident to the global community. Frigging North Koreans!
- 1985 Monday: Ryan White, a 13-year-old AIDS patient, began “attending” classes at Western Middle School in Kokomo, Indiana, via telephone hook-up at his home; school officials had barred Ryan from attending classes in person. At the time with the HIV-AIDS epidemic being so new, people were terrified at how easily the virus might be transmitted.
- 1986 Tuesday: In the so-called preppie murder case, the authorities discovered 18-year-old Jennifer Levin strangled in New York’s Central Park; Robert Chambers later pleaded guilty to manslaughter and served 15 years in prison.
- 1987 Wednesday: The Fuller Brush Company announced plans to open two retail stores in Dallas, Texas. For 81 years, the company sold its products door-to-door.
- 1990 Sunday: The 55 Americans at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait left Baghdad by car and headed for the Turkish border.
- 1991 Monday: Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev promised that national elections would occur soon.
- 1992 Wednesday: The Gulf War Coalition imposed a “no-fly zone” over the southern third of Iraq. The move by the U.S., France, and Great Britain was to protect Iraqi Shiite Muslims from attack by Saddam Hussein’s air forces.
- 1993 Thursday: A jury in in Monterey, CA, convicted Dorothea Puente of murdering three of her boardinghouse tenants; she received a sentence of life without parole and died in prison in 2011 at age 82.
- 1998 Thursday: The U.S. government announced that they were investigating Microsoft to discover if they ‘bullied” Intel into delaying technology.
- 2000 Sunday: In the WNBA Championship Finals, the Houston Comets beat the New York Liberty, 2 games to 0. Elsewhere, bassist Allen Woody who played with the Southern rock band, Gov’t Mule[iii], 1994-2000, died from unknown causes on this date.
- 2008 Tuesday: Hurricane Gustav struck Haiti, causing widespread flooding and landslides; the storm went on to kill at least 78 people in the Caribbean. Meanwhile, Russia causing problems as they always do unilaterally recognizes the breakaway republics (from Georgia) of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Of course, the Russians were intriguing in the two republics in the midst of a U.S. presidential election. It’s what Vladimir Putin does like clockwork.
- 2010 Thursday: Israel requests that Germany arrest Klaus Carel Faber, a Nazi war criminal who had murdered 20 Jews at the Westerbork Concentration Camp during World War II.
- 2011 Friday: Japan’s National Police Agency reports that 90-percent of cyberattacks on its Website came from IP addresses located in the People’s Republic of China. Why would information such as this surprise anyone? In 2019, the Chi-Coms are trying to get everyone to take their Huawei 5 G network and in 2020, various countries including the U.S. are trying to boot out their ‘social media ap’ (spying ap) TikTok.
- 2012 Sunday: Lydia Ko, a 15-year old amateur golfer, wins the Canadian Women’s Open; she is the youngest winner ever on the LPGA Tour and first amateur to win since JoAnne Carner in 1969.
- 2013 Monday: Declassified CIA documents reveal that during the Iran-Iraq War, top Reagan administration officials gave Iraq information on the location of Iranian troops.
- 2014 Tuesday: According to Brainy History, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet during a conference in Minsk to discuss the conflict in eastern Ukraine; Putin agreed to support peace, while Poroshenko promised to develop cease-fire plans.
- 2015 Wednesday: Alison Parker, a reporter for WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Va., and her cameraman, Adam Ward, were shot to death during a live broadcast by disgruntled former station employee, Bryce Williams (Vester Lee Flannagan II) who fatally shot himself while being pursued by police. The murderer was a militant homosexual POS who had made unfounded charges of ‘racism’ against the station.
- 2016 Friday: San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick kneels for the first time in protest of the U.S. flag because of police brutality and systemic racism (and whatever else was pissing him off) prior to a game at Qualcomm Stadium against the San Diego Chargers.
- 2017 Saturday: Hurricane Harvey spun into Texas, unloading extraordinary amounts of rain. The hurricane would kill 68 people as well as damage more than 300,000 structures at an estimated cost of $125 billion. Elsewhere, Iraq’s military said it had driven Islamic State aka Da’ish or ISIS out of 90 percent of the northern town of Tal Afar. Meanwhile, Floyd Mayweather Jr. beats UFC fighter Conor McGregor in a boxing match in Las Vegas that was stopped by the referee in the 10th round; it was the last fight of Mayweather’s career and it earned him an estimated $200 million.
- 2018 Sunday: In the fist papal visit to Dublin, Ireland, since 1979, Pope Francis asks forgiveness in a speech on child abuse within the Catholic Church. Meanwhile, new president of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa takes the oath of office.
- 2019 Monday: In the first trial against a large drug manufacturer with a BIG HAND in the ongoing opioid crisis, a judge orders Johnson & Johnson to fork out $572 million. Meanwhile, in Biarritz, France, a meeting of the G7 nations agrees to pay $20 million (such a paltry amount) to help fight the horrifying forest fires devouring the Amazonian rainforest. Meanwhile, American movie star Leonardo DiCaprio and his environmental group Earth Alliance says he- and it- will pay $5 million which is a BIG SLAP in the face to the G7 leaders.
- 2020 Wednesday: Basement-dwelling “Pro-China Joe” Biden says the Republican National Convention is an ‘alternate reality.’ His good pal, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi mumbles that the House will investigate Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech from Jerusalem the previous night as some sort of illegal speech. Speaking of angry Democrats, BIG LOSER Hillary Rodham Clinton continues telling the Biden campaign “Not to concede under any circumstances on Election Day” as she believes ‘he will eventually win.” Four years ago, she was blasting Donald J. Trump for saying he would have to ‘wait and see’ before accepting the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. My, how times have changed. Meanwhile, Democrats continue attacking First Lady Melania Trump for ‘not being able to speak English when she gave her speech in the White House rose garden the previous night.’ Well, many believe it’s better to have a first lady with an accent than one with a swinging dill pickle like the prior one. Add to this the fact that Rep. Adam Schiff, D-CA, is attempting to take a second bite at the apple by demanding Deutsche Bank hand over President Trump’s financial records. Finally, Democrats are beginning to express their dissatisfaction with “Pro-China Joe” Biden’s ‘basement strategy.’ Hell, we could have told you he wasn’t going to win if he continues on addressing the nation from his bunker.
- 2020 Wednesday A: In the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Laura is expected to be a Cat 4 storm when it makes landfall sometime tomorrow along the Texas-Louisiana coastlines with winds up to 115 mph, 15-20 feet of storm surge, and hitting up to 60 miles inland. In Texas, 420,000 people are evacuating as are between 200,000-250,000 people in Louisiana. God help them. Meanwhile, in California, wildfires have ravaged more than 36.5 million acres, an area more than 6-times the size of New York City. Already, at least 7 lives have been lost as have countless homes and businesses. Speaking of lost lives, after two nights of hardcore rioting and looting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, over the shooting of Jacob Blake, gunfire kills 2 and injures at least one. Police have dragnets out for the shooters as more National Guard troops AND federal law enforcement officers arrive on scene. Speaking of RIOTS, after 90 straight days of violent protests- and five straight nights of called ‘riots’ in Portland, Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown demands it STOPS NOW. The Trump administration wants to send in troops and is pushing the Democrat governor to accept them. (If you want our opinion- and we know you do, otherwise you would not be here, it’s time to round up ALL rioters and commit a Malmedy Massacre on them). Elsewhere- on the other side of the planet- in response to a U2 surveillance flight over territory the Chi-Coms claim is their own, the Chi-Com military fires off two missiles a la North Korean-style as a form of ‘protest.’ F**k them!
- 2020 Wednesday B: Here are tonight’s speakers at the Republican National Convention: Lara Trump, Trump campaign senior advisor, Vice President Mike Pence, Second Lady Karen Pence, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-TN, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-IA, Gov. Kristi Noem, R-SD, Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-TX, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY, Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-NY, Former DNI and current RNC Advisor Rick Grenell, and outgoing White House Senior Advisor Kellyanne Conway. Also speaking tonight are former Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, National Security Advisor to Vice President Pence, retired NFL player Jack Brewer, GOP congressional candidate Madison Cawthorn, R-NC, former NFL player and current congressional candidate for Utah Burgess Owens, Michael McHale, president of National Association of Police Organizations, Associated Contract Loggers and Truckers of Minnesota Executive Director Scott Dane, and Sister Dede Byrne, medical surgeon and member of Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, and of course, possible others such as civil rights icon Clarence Henderson. Meanwhile, Carly Fiorina tells Fox News Channel’s Neil Cavuto that she will be voting for “Pro-China Joe” Biden. Go figure. It’s the FACE! Finally, the U.S. Department of Justice orders four states- New Jersey, New York, Michigan, and Pennsylvania to hand over all records related to their states sending COVID-19-infected patients into rest homes where vulnerable older citizens resided. The death toll was horrendous among these people in each of these states. Speaking of COVID-19, here’s today’s numbers:
- 2020 Wednesday C: Here are today’s Xi Jinping Bat Flu Statistics for the globe: 24,011,502 confirmed cases, UP by 316,856 cases, 821,809 confirmed deaths, UP by 7,555 deaths, and 15,636,116 confirmed recoveries, UP by 255,012 recoveries. Here are the numbers for the United States: 5,899,331 confirmed cases, UP by 49,053 new cases, 181,791 confirmed deaths, UP by 1,416 new deaths, and 3,002,904 confirmed recoveries, UP by 22,300 new recoveries. (The number of recoveries would be even greater if Blue State governors would report them but alas, we know they won’t- corrupt c**ksuckers).
- 2020 Wednesday 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: 679,099 confirmed cases, 12,407 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries. Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 6,984 confirmed cases, 49 confirmed deaths, and 2,236 confirmed recoveries. Finally, in the Ever-Red, uh, we mean, the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 71,904 confirmed cases, 1,876 confirmed deaths, but like California, the palooka-faced 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, New Mexico: 24,732 confirmed number of cases, 755 confirmed number of deaths, but unlike other Blue State locales, there are 12,193 confirmed recoveries in the state.
- 2020 Wednesday E: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 28,331.92, UP 83.48 points (+0.30%). Next, the NASDAQ: 11,656.06, UP 198.59 points (+1.73%). Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,478.73, UP 35.11 points (+1.02%). The price of GOLD is $1,961.30 per troy oz., +8.80 (+0.45%) while the price of SILVER is $27.49 per troy ounce, +0.041 (+0.15%). The price of PLATINUM is $945.90 per troy oz, +6.10 (+0.65%) while the price of COPPER is $2.98 per pound, +0.0145 (+0.49%). The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $43.35 per barrel, -0.04 (-0.09%). Currently, one-dollar U.S. = 6.89 Chi-Com yuan. Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.84 euros.
- 2020 Wednesday F: Tucker Carlson reports on his show that one of the candidates for district attorney in Los Angeles is San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, someone supported by Governor Gavin Newsom who wants to abolish all jails and prisons as well as disband the police. He also reports the truth that the upheavals in the United States are not ‘race-based’ but ‘class-based,’ the classic Marxist assault on society. It is clear to many that this election is one in which FREEDOM goes up against COMMUNISM which means we have one choice and one choice only: DEFEAT the Democrats and everyone connected to them. Thank you, Democratic-Socialist Party of America- the DSPA- the NEW Democratic Party, you have sold your souls and you are making it easier for us to crush you.
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[ii] We began promoting the music of the Velvet Underground starting on Tuesday, 18-March-2014 through Wednesday, 09-April-2014. At the time we promoted this famous New York City rock band, we failed to share the music of the man himself, Lou Reed. We hope to rectify that mistake when we return to promoting American bands again. Thank you for your patience.
[iii] When we promote the music of the Allman Brothers Band, we will also promote the music of Gov’t Mule. Stay tuned.
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