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292. TODAY IN HISTORY—SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020:
Alaska Day (Alaska)
U.S. Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci; Band of Gypsys featuring Billy Cox, Chuck Berry, the Faces featuring Rod Stewart, Fleetwood Mac featuring Robert “Bob” Brunning, and the Jefferson Airplane featuring Paul Kantner:
- 707 Wednesday: John VII ends his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 1622 Saturday: French King Louis XIII and the Huguenots sign the Treaty of Montpelier, granting the French Protestants the right to practice their faith unmolested.
- 1648 Thursday: The first American labor organization formed on this date when Boston shoemakers formed a guild to protect their interests.
- 1685 Monday: King Louis XIV signed the Edict of Fontainebleau, revoking the Edict of Nantes that had established legal toleration of France’s Protestant population, the Huguenots.
- 1767 Friday: The Mason-Dixon Line, the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland, was set as astronomer Charles Mason and surveyor Jeremiah Dixon completed their survey.
- 1812 Saturday: During the War of 1812, the British ship, the HMS Frolic, was captured off the coast of Virginia by the USS Wasp, which in turn was captured by the HMS Poitiers.
- 1842 Monday: Samuel Finley Breese Morse laid the first telegraph cable.
- 1862 Friday: At Lexington, Kentucky, Morgan’s Raiders capture the Federal arsenal.
- 1867 Thursday: The United States took formal possession of Alaska from Russia. The U.S. purchased the land for $7 million, which came to $0.02 per acre.
- 1873 Friday: Representatives from Rutgers, Yale, Colombia, and Princeton Universities drew up the first rules for intercollegiate football.
- 1892 Monday: The first long-distance telephone line between New York and Chicago was officially opened; however, it could handle only one call at a time.
- 1898 Monday: The United States raises the colors in Puerto Rico.
- 1908 Sunday: Belgium annexes the Congo Free State.
- 1912 Friday: Black boxer Jack Johnson was arrested in Chicago, Illinois, accused of violating the Mann Act because of his relationship with his white girlfriend, Lucille Cameron. However, the case collapsed when Cameron refused to cooperate, but later, the authorities rearrested Johnson and convicted him on the testimony of a former mistress, Belle Schreiber.
- 1922 Wednesday: The British Broadcasting Company, Ltd. (later the British Broadcasting Corp.) was founded.
- 1926 Monday: Rock-and-roll pioneer, Chuck Berry, is born in St. Louis on this date.
- 1929 Friday: The Judicial Committee of England’s Privy Council ruled that women could be considered as persons in Canada.
- 1930 Saturday: The future 16th U.S. Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci is born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. A Republican, he would serve under President Ronald Reagan from 11-23-1987 to 01-20-1989.
- 1931 Sunday: Inventor Thomas Alva Edison died in West Orange, New Jersey, at age 84.
- 1941 Saturday: Japanese police arrest Soviet spy, Richard Sorge, in Tokyo. Meanwhile, Billy Cox, future bassist with Jimi Hendrix[i] and a friend from their time in the U.S. Army paratroopers was born on this date.
- 1942 Sunday: Adolf Hitler orders the execution of all Allied commandoes captured by Axis troops. On the Eastern Front, the German Sixth Army is extremely close to cutting the last Soviet defenders to pieces as they begin encircling the Red October and Barricades Tractor Factories. This is the final push as the first flurries of snow begin to drop. Sludge ice continues coming down the Volga River. The Sixth Army’s offense continues grinding on, eating up bodies on both sides.
- 1943 Monday: The first broadcast of “Perry Mason” took place on CBS Radio and eventually went to TV in 1957.
- 1944 Wednesday: During World War II, Soviet troops invaded Czechoslovakia in their pursuit of the Nazis.
- 1948 Monday: During their War of Independence, Israeli troops launch Operation Ten Plagues against the Egyptian army.
- 1950 Wednesday: Connie Mack announced that he was going to retire after 50 seasons as the manager of the Philadelphia Athletics.
- 1954 Monday: Texas Instruments unveiled the Regency TR-1, the first commercially produced transistor radio.
- 1961 Wednesday: Henri Matisse’ “Le Bateau” went on display at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. However, after 46 days, gallery staff discovered that they had presented the painting upside-down.
- 1962 Thursday: James D. Watson, Francis Crick, and Maurice Wilkins were honored with the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology for determining the double-helix molecular structure of DNA.
- 1967 Wednesday: The American League votes to allow the Kansas City Athletics to move to Oakland, California, and to expand the league to 12 teams in 1971 with new teams the Kansas City Royals and the Seattle Mariners.
- 1968 Friday: Circus Circus opens in Las Vegas, Nevada. Two black athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos suffered suspensions from the U.S. Olympic Committee for giving the “black power” salute during a ceremony in Mexico City.
- 1969 Saturday: Rod Stewart[ii] joins the English rock band, the Small Faces, which would soon become just “Faces.” Meanwhile, Paul Kantner of the Jefferson Airplane[iii] undergoes arrest for possession of marijuana. Finally, the federal government banned artificial sweeteners known as cyclamates because of evidence they caused cancer in laboratory rats. Finally, the U.S. government banned artificial sweeteners due to evidence they caused cancer.
- 1970 Sunday: The authorities discovered the minister of labor for Quebec strangled to death after eight days of captivity by the Quebec Liberation Front.
- 1971 Monday: After 34 years, publishers put out the final issue of Look magazine.
- 1972 Wednesday: Congress passed the Clean Water Act, overriding President Richard M. Nixon’s veto.
- 1977 Tuesday: West German commandoes stormed a hijacked Lufthansa jetliner on the ground in Mogadishu, Somalia, freeing all 86 hostages and killing three of the four hijackers. Elsewhere, Reggie Jackson tied Babe Ruth’s record for hitting three home runs in a single World Series game.
- 1979 Thursday: Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini orders all further executions of the Shah’s time in office to stop—for the time being.
- 1984 Thursday: The family of actor Jon-Erik Hexum, 26, took him off life support six days after shooting himself in the head with a pistol loaded with a blank cartridge on the set of his TV show, “Cover Up.”
- 1989 Wednesday: The space shuttle Atlantis launched on a mission that included the deployment of the Galileo space probe.
- 1992 Sunday: In the NFL, the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback, Randall Cunningham, sets the all-time quarterback scrambles record of 3,683 yards in his career. Meanwhile, the first non-U.S. Major League Baseball team to win the World Series game was the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-4, over the Atlanta Braves.
- 1995 Wednesday: American businesspeople buy the NHL team, the Winnipeg Jets and relocate them to Phoenix, Arizona, to become the Coyotes.
- 1997 Saturday: A monument honoring American servicewomen, past and present, underwent dedication at Arlington National Cemetery on this date.
- 2001 Thursday: CBS News announced that an employee in reporter Dan Rather’s office had tested positive for skin anthrax. Meanwhile, elsewhere, four disciples of Osama bin Laden were sentenced in New York City to life without parole for their roles in the deadly 1998 embassy bombings in Tanzania and in Kenya, Africa.
- 2004 Monday: President George W. Bush and Democratic Rival Senator John Kerry traded accusations over the war in Iraq, with Bush saying his Democratic challenger stood for “protest and defeatism” while Kerry accused Bush of “arrogant boasting.” Elsewhere, an Anglican Church commission urged the U.S. Episcopal Church not to elect any additional homosexual bishops and called on the conservative African bishops to stop meddling in the affairs of other dioceses.
- 2009 Sunday: Jessica Watson, a 16-year-old Australian, steered her bright pink yacht out of Sydney Harbor to start her bid to become the youngest person to sail solo and unassisted around the world. She succeeded in returning to Sydney Harbor in May 2010.
- 2010 Monday: The Obama Administration determines that China is helping the Iranians beat U.N. sanctions by giving them advanced missile technology and help in developing nuclear weapons.
- 2011 Tuesday: The original bassist with Fleetwood Mac[iv], Robert “Bob” Brunning, died from age-related illnesses.
- 2012 Thursday: Anti-austerity measures attract tens of thousands of Greeks to take to the streets to protest the looming measures.
- 2013 Friday: NASA discovers Asteroid 2013 TV135, which has a 1 in 63,000 chance of colliding with the earth in 2032.
- 2014 Saturday: Government officials discover a male of the rare northern white rhino species dead at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya; only six animals remain in the world, of which only one is a breeding male.
- 2015 Sunday: In war-ravaged Syria, a U.S. drone strike takes out the jihadist leader of the Khorasan Group- POS Sanafi al-Nasr. You go, Obama, you were number one droning your (alleged) fellow Muslims around the world. Meanwhile, Doctors without Borders now says the drone strike on their hospital facility in Kunduz, Afghanistan, was ‘not a mistake’ inferring the Obama administration attacked it deliberately. Say it ain’t so!
- 2016 Tuesday: The U.S.-led Coalition in the fight to retake Mosul, Iraq, enters its third day what with ISIS thugs putting up a stiff resistance. Behead them. Behead ALL of them, including the POS ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi when you locate him quivering in a dark basement. Elsewhere, in Las Vegas, Nevada, candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald J. Trump face off in their final debate.
- 2017 Wednesday: A federal judge in Maryland deals a second blow to President Donald J. Trump’s travel ban barring Muslims from jihadist areas around the globe from entering the United States. Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, a successful Taliban terrorist attacks kills 43 Afghan soldiers and wounds loads more. Time to use neutron bombs on this human filth and send them howling naked into the next dimension. Finally, in U.S. Senate hearings, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the administration will jail journalists leaking sensitive information “IF we have to.” Lock ‘em up, Mr. AG, lock ‘em up.
- 2018 Thursday: President Donald J. Trump said he would close the U.S. border with Mexico if authorities could not stop a caravan of illegal aliens making their way from Central America so they could storm across the border and into the country. People in Tijuana, Mexico, called these people “invaders.” Elsewhere, Saudis transfer $100 million to the U.S. government as outrage over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi continues to grow.
- 2019 Friday: The first female spacewalk outside the International Space Station occurs as NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir occurs on this date. Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department announces no ‘systemic mishandling of classified material’ in the Hillary Clinton missing emails probe. Elsewhere, Kurdish forces begin withdrawing from their positions along the border with Turkey as Turkish military units continue flooding across the border to create a ‘safe zone;’ not for Syrian Kurds but for Turkey. Scum.
- 2020 Sunday: Health and Human Services Secretary Hank Azar says that ‘mask resistance is a problem for Western democracies’ when it comes to dealing with the notorious Chi-Vi. Meanwhile, in a belated effort to show the FBI is not in the tank for the Democrats (and perhaps as a way by which, FBI Director Chris Wray can save his job), the feds announce they are investigating Hunter Biden’s laptop and emails for signs of foreign interference and involvement.’ Speaking of Hunter’s father, “Pro-China Joe” Biden, recent polls show the aged, senile presidential nominee is dropping in the polls.
- 2020 Sunday A: South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem invites all law enforcement officers who have been vilified in their home cities to relocate to her state. Elsewhere, Pennsylvania announces it has rejected the astounding number of 372 thousand ballots for errors. Could they be GOP ballots kicked to the curb or could they be Democratic ballots in which, all sorts of electoral shenanigans are ongoing? We shall see… Elsewhere, we learn a disturbing figure about California’s recent spate of wildfires, 1 million acres destroyed in a single month. A SINGLE MONTH. People, if you want change in the Golden State, vote out EVERY FLIPPING DEMOCRAT in every election; otherwise, the once prosperous state will continue dying.
- 2020 Sunday B: We have a disturbing statistic to share with the readers today: Judicial Watch reports that 353 counties of the nation’s 3,141 counties in 29 of 50 states have 1.8 million more registered voters than residents. The biggest states are Alaska, Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont, these states being among the worst as having voter totals exceeding 100-percent of residents. What do these states have in common with the exception of the first one? They are ALL BLUE STATES where Democrats hold power. Friends, we must fight fire with fire and we must crush the Democrats like insects.
- 2020 Sunday C: Here are today’s NFL scores beginning with a recap of Thursday Night Football’s game: (1) Kansas City Chiefs, 32 (4-1) @ Buffalo Bills, 16 (4-1). Here are today’s games: (2) Chicago Bears, 23 (5-1) @ Carolina Panthers, 16 (3-3). (3) Cincinnati Bengals, 27 (1-4-1) @ Indianapolis Colts, 31 (4-2). (4) Cleveland Browns, 7 (4-2) @ Pittsburgh Steelers, 38 (5-0). (5) Washington Redskins, 19 (1-5) @ New York Giants, 20 (1-5). (6) Detroit Lions, 34 (2-3) @ Jacksonville Jaguars, 16 (1-5). (7) Houston Texans, 36 (1-5) @ Tennessee Titans, 42 (5-0). (8) Atlanta Falcons, 40 (1-4) @ Minnesota Vikings, 23 (1-4). (9) Baltimore Ravens, 27 (4-1) @ Philadelphia Eagles, 29 (1-3-1). (10) New England Patriots, 12 (2-3) @ Denver Broncos, 18 (2-3). (11) New York Jets, 0 (0-6) @ Miami Dolphins, 24 (3-3). (12) Green Bay Packers, 10 (4-1) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 38 (4-2). Tonight: (13) Los Angeles Rams, 16 (4-2) @ San Francisco 49ers, 24 (3-3).
- 2020 Sunday D: Folks, here are the numbers for the Xi Jinping Yellow Bat Flu- the -so-called Pelosi Pox: Here are the statistics for the planet as a whole: 39,803,562 confirmed cases, +300,653, 1,111,714, confirmed deaths, +5,009, and 27,353,713 confirmed recoveries, +205,703. Next, here are the stats for the United States, the intended target of the Chinese-engineered Wuhan Virus pandemic: 8,249,935 confirmed cases, up 65,492 from yesterday’s reporting, 222,878 confirmed deaths, UP 734, and 5,025,528 confirmed recoveries, UP 24,845. Next, in the three states in which, 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: 876,549 confirmed cases, 16,982 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 14,101 confirmed cases, 186 confirmed deaths, and 10,995 confirmed recoveries. Finally, here are the stats for leftist-Marxist-socialist hellhole of Washington: 102,854 confirmed cases, 2,339 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Let’s look at one other state: Alabama- currently, they have 172,626 confirmed cases, 2,788 confirmed deaths, but NO mention of confirmed recoveries- thank you, Governor Kay Ivey for being ‘closed’ about their numbers. Let’s look at Israel’s numbers now that Mo is living there: 303,109 confirmed cases, 2,209 confirmed deaths, and 268,093 confirmed recoveries.
- 2020 Sunday E: Following the U.S. arrest of Chi-Com ‘researchers’ in the United States over visa fraud and for failure to disclose their close ties to the communist Chinese military, Beijing threatens to arrest and detain American citizens in the totalitarian country. Elsewhere, in western Afghanistan, a suspected ISIS or possible Taliban suicide car bombing in the city of Ghor claims the lives of 13 and wounds another 130. In the same country, after the Taliban launched a major offensive in Helmand Province and U.S. airstrikes threw them back, the Taliban accuses the U.S. of violating the ceasefire. Light ‘em up. Meanwhile, Iran celebrates the ‘end of the embargo’ as today was it under the Obama-negotiated agreement but the Trump administration says the re-imposed sanctions aren’t going anywhere.
- 2020 Sunday F: The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to rule on the Trump administration’s attempt at banning illegal aliens from the 2020 Census. They will hear arguments beginning on November 30 and are expected to rule sometime in late December or in early January. Don’t count illegal aliens, NO country in the world would ever do such an insane thing. Build the wall and deport them all.
- 2020 Sunday G: Stay tuned for further developments until we find out what the Chi-Coms and their milksop lackeys in the Democratic Party are up to toda. YOU know they’ve been doing something…
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[i] We began promoting the music of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Jimi Hendrix on Sunday, 22-December-2013 through Thursday, 16-January-2014. Please check the albums out, you will enjoy them.
[ii] We began promoting the music of an interconnected group of bands including the Small Faces, Faces, and Rod Stewart beginning on Tuesday, 22-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014. This was a massive undertaking of rock bands and solo artists so we hope you will seek them out and consider adding the music to your album collection.
[iii] [iii] We promoted the music of the Jefferson Airplane beginning on Tuesday, 05-April-2011 through Sunday, 22-May-2011. This presentation included the Jefferson Starship, too, of which, the artist was NOT a member.
[iv] 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 look forward to picking them back up and doing a Round No. 2 which will include the solo efforts of the band members, too. We thank you.
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