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TODAY IN HISTORY—MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2020:
Goldie “Goldfish” McNamara of the AICP-END; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Blair; Heavyweight Boxing Champion Earnie Shavers, the Flamin’ Groovies featuring Cyril Jordan, Firefall featuring Rick Roberts, Fleetwood Mac featuring Bob Welch, the Move featuring Carl Wayne, and Them featuring Van Morrison:
- 1310: German King Heinrich VII makes his son, Johann, king of Bohemia.
- 1751: Braving great odds, British troops under Sir Robert Clive arrive at Arcot, India, in pursuit of the Nawab.
- 1800: In Williamsburg, Va., the 5th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Blair dies on this date. President George Washington nominated him to fill a new seat. Blair served from 02-02-1790 to 10-25-1795 when he stepped down from the court and retired.
- 1823: During the invasion of Spain, French forces entering the city of Cadiz restored deposed ruler Ferdinand VII to the throne.
- 1842: Congress authorizes the U.S. Naval Observatory through the passage of an act.
- 1852: The U.S. Congress passed legislation on this date that allowed for the first pre-stamped envelopes on this date.
- 1881: The first tennis championships in the U.S. took place on this date.
- 1886: An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.3 devastated Charleston, South Carolina, killing an estimated 60 people, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
- 1887: Thomas Edison patented the Kinetoscope on this date. He used the device to produce moving pictures.
- 1888: Mary Ann Nichols, apparently the first victim of “Jack the Ripper,” was found slain in London’s East End.
- 1897: British troops under the command of Lord Kitchener occupy territory to the north of Khartoum in the Sudan.
- 1900: British troops overrun Johannesburg, South Africa.
- 1907: England, France, and Russia form the Triple Entente. Meanwhile, Britain and Russia sign a treaty with Afghanistan, Persia, and Tibet.
- 1914: During World War I, the Germans mop up after the Battle of Tannenberg on the Eastern Front, counting more than 30,000 Russian dead.
- 1919: John Reed forms the American Communist Party in Chicago, Illinois (see the movie “Reds.”)
- 1920: The first news program broadcast on the radio occurred on this date on station 8MK in Detroit. Elsewhere, John Lloyd Wright received a patent for “Toy-Cabin Construction,” which we know as Lincoln Logs today. The U.S. patent number is 1,351,086.
- 1923: In the aftermath of the First World War, the League of Nations gives the African colonies of Rwanda-Burundi to Belgium as payment from Germany.
- 1934: The first Chicago Charities College All-Star Game took place at Soldier Field as a team of graduated All-American players from the previous season played the NFL champion Chicago Bears to a scoreless tie.
- 1935: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs an act forbidding the sale of arms to belligerent nations.
- 1939: In a staged event to invade Poland, the Nazis ‘attack the German radio station’ at Gleiwitz and blame it on the Poles; the next day, they invade Poland. Meanwhile, the first issue of Marvel Comics, featuring the Human Torch, underwent publication in New York by Timely Publications.
- 1940: During the Battle of Britain, the RAF loses 39 planes while the Luftwaffe loses 41 aircraft. Meanwhile, during the Battle of the Atlantic, the total number of U-Boats sunk for the month of August 1940 is 56 or 268,000 tons. Meanwhile, Lawrence Olivier and Vivian Leigh married on this date.
- 1941: During the month of August 1941, the total number of German U-Boats sunk is 23 for a total of 80,000 tons. Meanwhile, the radio program, “The Great Gildersleeve,” a spinoff from “Fibber McGee and Molly,” starring Harold Peary, debuted on NBC.
- 1942: During the month of August 1942, the total number of German U-Boats sunk is 108,000 for a total of 544,000 tons.
- 1945: Robert “Bob” Welch, future guitarist, and vocalist with Fleetwood Mac[i], 1971-1974, Paris[ii], and as a solo artist was born in Hollywood, California on this date. What’s more, former heavyweight boxer contender and champion, Earnie Shavers, was born in Garland, Alabama, on this date. Over the course of his pro career, he would compile a record of 89 bouts, 74 wins (68 KOS), 14 losses, and 1 draw. Finally, Van Morrison—future guitarist/vocalist with the Irish rock band Them[iii] as well as a solo artist for decades—is born in Ireland on this date.
- 1947: The Hungarian Communist Party wins the national elections.
- 1948: Future lifelong guitarist with the Bay Area rock band, the Flamin’ Groovies[iv]—Cyril Jordan—is born in the USA on this date.
- 1949: Future guitarist/vocalist with the Flying Burrito Brothers[v] as well as with Firefall[vi]—Rick Roberts—is born on this date.
- 1950 Thursday: Gil Hodges of the Brooklyn Dodgers hit four home runs in a single game off four different pitchers.
- 1953 Monday: Goldie “Goldfish” McNamara of the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day was born in Bakersfield, California.
- 1954 Tuesday: Hurricane Carol hit the northeastern Atlantic states; Connecticut, Rhode Island, and part of Massachusetts bore the brunt of the storm, which resulted in nearly 70 deaths.
- 1957 Saturday: Malaysia (formerly Malaya) gains independence from Great Britain.
- 1959 Monday: Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers set a National League record by striking out 18 batters.
- 1962 Friday: Trinidad and Tobago gain independence from Great Britain.
- 1964 Monday: California officially became the most populated state in the nation on this date.
- 1965 Tuesday: The U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate created the Department of Housing and Urban Development on this date.
- 1969 Sunday: Boxer Rocky Marciano died in a light airplane crash in Iowa, a day before his 46th birthday.
- 1972 Thursday: At the Munich Summer Olympics, swimmer Mark Spitz won his fourth and fifth gold medals, in the 100-meter butterfly and 800-meter freestyle relay. Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut won medals in floor exercise and the balance beam.
- 1980 Sunday: Poland’s Solidarity labor movement was born with an agreement signed in Gdansk, which ended a 17-day labor strike.
- 1984 Friday: Pinklon Thomas beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 rounds to win the heavyweight boxing title of the world.
- 1986 Sunday: Eighty-two people died when an Aeromexico jetliner and a small private plane collided over Cerritos. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world, the Soviet passenger ship, Admiral Nakhimov collided with a merchant vessel in the Black Sea causing both to sink; up to 448 people died.
- 1987 Monday: The Michael Jackson[vii] album, “Bad,” was released by Epic Records.
- 1989 Thursday: Britain’s Princess Anne and her husband Captain Mark Phillips announced they were separating after 15 years of marriage.
- 1990 Friday: East and West Germany sign a treaty by which, their nations will merge into one single entity: Germany.
- 1991 Saturday: Uzbekistan and Kirghizia declared their independence from the Soviet Union on this date. They became the 9th and 10th republics to announce their plans to secede from the crumbling nation.
- 1992 Monday: White separatist Randy Weaver surrendered to authorities in Naples, Idaho, ending an 11-day siege by federal agents that had claimed the lives of Weaver’s wife, son, dog, and a deputy U.S. marshal. A jury acquitted Weaver of murder and all other charges in connection with the confrontation; he was convicted of failing to appear for trial on firearms charges and was sentenced to 18 months in prison but given credit for 14 months he already had served.
- 1994 Wednesday: The Irish Republican Army declared a cease-fire. Russia officially ended its military presence in the former East Germany and the Baltic states after half a century.
- 1997 Sunday: Prince Charles brought Princess Diana home for the last time, escorting the body of former wife to Britain that was shocked, grief-stricken, and angered by her death, which occurred a few hours earlier in a traffic accident in Paris.
- 2002 Saturday: In the WNBA Championship Finals, the Los Angeles Sparks beat the New York Liberty 2 games to 0.
- 2004 Tuesday: The Republican Party renominates President George W. Bush to be its presidential candidate in the fall elections. Elsewhere, Carl Wayne—longtime bass player/vocalist with the British rock band the Move[viii] 1965-1969 and again during various reformations—died on this date.
- 2009 Monday: Walt Disney Co. announced it was acquiring comic book giant Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion.
- 2010 Tuesday: The Sudan announces it will demobilize ALL child soldiers by the end of the year.
- 2011 Wednesday: At the 68th Annual Venice Film Festival, “Faust,” a movie directed by Alexander Sokurov wins the Golden Lion Award. Congratulations!
- 2012 Friday: In Tokyo, Japan, Apple Corp. loses its patent dispute with Samsung. Meanwhile, Ben Affleck’s movie, “Argo,” (a great movie to be sure) premieres at the Telluride Film Festival. A year later at the 85th Annual Academy Awards, it would win “Best Picture.” The film starred- besides Ben Affleck- Bryan Cranston and John Goodman. We highly recommend this film to everyone!
- 2013 Saturday: President Barack Obama announces he is ready to launch a major air assault on Syria over its use of chemical weapons against its own people; however, he says he will seek permission from Congress first.
- 2014 Sunday: Aided by U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi troops, and Shiite militias free the town of Amerli from the control of ISIS aka Da’ish thugs; the murderous scumbags seized the town two months earlier, blocking off all access to the outside world. Following the seizure and the deaths of the militants, food and water came in via airdrops.
- 2015 Monday: President Barack Obama announces his intent to rename the highest peak in North America—Mt. McKinley—to its Native American name of Denali and does so on this date.
- 2016 Wednesday: The Brazilian Senate votes 61-20 to impeach and remove the nation’s president, Dilma Rousseff, for having broken budgetary laws. There you go.
- 2017 Thursday: In Myanmar’s Rakhine state, 18,500 Rohingya Muslims up and go, heading for neighboring Bangladesh, after government operatives murder 110 of their people and wound countless others, so says the International Organization for Migration. This kind of outrageous activity had been going on under the Obama administration for quite a few years and little to nothing was done to stop the barbarities.
- 2018 Friday: At a memorial in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, congressional leaders saluted U.S. Senator John McCain as a model of service (and as a Trump hater) in war and peace and “one of the bravest souls our nation has ever produced.” Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul,” was laid to rest after an eight-hour funeral at a Detroit church, where guests included Bill and Hillary Clinton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Smokey Robinson.
- 2019 Saturday: A mass shooting occurred in Odessa, Texas, on this date. It began when law enforcement pulled a Honda over on Interstate 20. The driver, 36 year-old Seth Aaron Ator of Lorena, Texas, shot the cop and went on a rampage that would claim the lives of 8 people and injure another 25 between Odessa and Midland. The shooter also died in the shooting spree. Apparently, the POS shooter had been fired the previous day and so set out to cause as much havoc as possible.
- 2020 Monday: Failing and flailing Democratic Party presidential nominee, “Pro-China Joe” Biden has finally roused himself from the basement and is now out pounding the pavement. He blames President Donald J. Trump for the left-wing violence destroying America’s largest Democrat-controlled cities. What a laugh. Meanwhile, Steve Bannon, President Donald J. Trump’s former political advisor had his first day in court with three of his fellow sycophants and pled ‘not guilty’ to charges the quartet defrauded donors into providing money to help build the wall along our border with Mexico. Elsewhere, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the case against former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn cannot be dropped even though the U.S. Justice Department dropped the charges. This was a nod to the whack-a-doodle judge on the case, Emmet Sullivan.
- 2020 Monday A: Here are today’s Chi-Com Bat Flu Statistics for the globe: 25,051,178 confirmed cases, +212,258, 843,586 confirmed deaths, +3,335, and 16,451,018 confirmed recoveries, +142,323. Here are the numbers for the United States: 6,081,372 confirmed cases, UP by 23,852 new cases, 185,870 confirmed deaths, UP by 333 new deaths, and 3,202,457 confirmed recoveries, UP by 6,091 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: 699,909 confirmed cases, 12,905 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries. Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 8,339 confirmed cases, 63 confirmed deaths, and 2,520 confirmed recoveries. Finally, in the Ever-Red, uh, we mean, the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 74,320 confirmed cases, 1,905 confirmed deaths, but like California, the slope-headed governor, Jay Inslee, won’t share the number of confirmed recoveries. Shame on these flipping Democrats. NOTE: COVID-19 is now the third leading cause of death in the United States. The estimated hit to U.S. tourism and travel industries as of today rests at $51.5 billion. The Chi-Coms have much to make restitution.
- 2020 Monday B: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 28,430.05, DOWN 223.82 points (-0.78%). Next, the NASDAQ: 11,775.46, UP 79.82 points (+0.68%). Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,500.31, DOWN 7.70 points (-0.22%). Currently, GOLD is at $1,973.90 per troy oz., DOWN -4.70 (-0.24%), SILVER is at $28.24 per troy oz., DOWN -0.202 (-0.71%), PLATINUM $937.90 per troy oz. DOWN -0.90 (-0.10%), and COPPER is at $3.05 # -0.01 (-0.33%). Light Sweet Crude Oil is 42.82, UP +0.21 (+0.49%). Today, one-dollar U.S. = 6.85 Chi-Com yuan. In contrast, one-dollar U.S. = 0.84 euros.
- 2020 Monday C: Today, history occurred as El Al Flight 971 lifted off from Jerusalem and three-and-a-half hours later touched down in the United Arab Emirates, the first flight ever to do so. The aircraft carried loads of dignitaries and the underside of the jetliner bristled with anti-missile defenses. This is a great day for the entire world although the Palestinians continue running amok in the Gaza Strip, trying to initiate yet another war with the world’s sole Jewish state. Shame on them.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0207 an 8” x 10” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Twilight Glow.” 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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On September 11, 1976, Electric Light Orchestra released the follow up to “Face the Music,” the acclaimed “A New World Record.” UK critics loved the album while some in the U.S. were ambivalent in their reviews but hey- the album generated four tunes that received considerable airplay: “Living Thing,” “Rockarial!” “Do Ya,” and “Telephone Line.” Say what you will, the album sold extremely well and the tunes were on the radio around the clock. The lineup featured Jeff Lynne (vocals, guitars, synthesizers), Bev Bevin (drums/percussion), Richard Tandy (keyboards, guitars, backing vocals), Kelly Groucutt (bass, backing vocals), Melvyn Gale (cello), Mik Kaminski (violin), and Hugh McDowell (cello), with some help from some of their musical friends. We hope you will seek it out and consider making it a part of your growing musical collection. You will enjoy it.
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[i] We first began offering the music of Fleetwood Mac on Monday, 03-January-2011 through Thursday, 27-January-2011. Please seek their music out by checking posts on those corresponding dates. We thank you.
[ii] We expect to do the music of Jethro Tull, Wild Turkey, Ian Anderson, and Paris sometime in the next 5-6 years. We hope you will still be with us.
[iii] We hope to begin promoting the music of Them and of Van Morrison at some point in the near future. Please remain alert for the day when we do.
[iv] We shared the music of the Flamin’ Groovies beginning on Thursday, 25-November-2010 through Sunday, 02-January-2011. We hope you will check them out and enjoy.
[v] We presented the music of the Flying Burrito Brothers beginning Sunday, 23-February-2014 and concluded our presentation on Thursday, 06-March-2014.
[vi] We hope to offer the music of Firefall sometime in 2026. Please stay tuned.
[vii] We expect to present the music of the Jackson Five and Michael Jackson sometime in 2025-2026 so please stay tuned for future developments.
[viii] We began promoting the music of the Move- and of Electric Light Orchestra, Wizzard, Roy Wood, and Jeff Lynne- beginning on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
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