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293. TODAY IN HISTORY—MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2020:
Alaska Day (Observed)
- 615 Monday: St. Deusdedit I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 1453 Saturday: The 100-Years War ends as the French army beats the English at the Battle of Castillion.
- 1655 Saturday: Troops under the command of Swedish King Karel X Gustav occupy the city of Krakow.
- 1739 Saturday: England declares war on Spain.
- 1765 Thursday: The Stamp Act Congress, meeting in New York, drew up a declaration of rights and liberties.
- 1781 Wednesday: British troops under General Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia, as the American Revolution neared its end.
- 1789 Saturday: John Jay took the oath of office on this date making him the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
- 1812 Sunday: French and Allied troops under General Napoleon Bonaparte began their disastrous retreat in which more than two-thirds would die commenced on this date.
- 1814 Tuesday: At the Holiday Street Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland, the first documented performance of “The Defense of Fort McHenry” occurred. Publishers renamed it “The Star-Spangled Banner” when they released it to the public.
- 1849 Thursday: Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first American woman to receive a medical degree.
- 1864 Tuesday: Confederate General Jubal A. Early attacked Union forces at Cedar Creek, Virginia; the Union troops managed to rally and defeat the Confederates.
- 1870 Tuesday: The first four black members of the U.S. House of Representatives win election in the South.
- 1872 Friday: In New South Wales, the largest gold nugget in the world is found, weighing in at 215 kilograms.
- 1912 Saturday: Tripoli, Libya, passes from Turkish to Italian control.
- 1914 Monday: The U.S. Post Office began delivering mail with government-owned cars, as opposed to using contracted vehicles. Meanwhile, the First Battle of Ypres began during World War I.
- 1919 Sunday: In the 16th World Series, the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago White Sox, 5 games to 3; this becomes known as the ‘Black Sox Scandal’ as 8 White Sox players ‘throw the Series.’
- 1926 Tuesday: The Russian Politburo throws out Leon Trotsky and his followers. Trotsky was the Bolsheviks’ greatest military leader and Josef Stalin could not have a foe so gifted in military matters and so turned everyone against him. Eventually, Trotsky would escape exile and make it to Mexico where Beria’s executioners would track and murder him. Russians NEVER change. Putin does the same thing now.
- 1932 Wednesday: In Seabright, New Jersey, the 46th U.S. Secretary of War Lindley Miller Garrison died at age 67. A Democrat, he served under President Woodrow Wilson from 03-05-1913 to 02-10-1916.
- 1933 Thursday: The Berlin Organization Committee introduced basketball to the 1936 Olympic Games.
- 1936 Monday: H.R. Ekins of the New York World-Telegram beat out Dorothy Kilgallen of the New York Journal and Leo Kieran of the New York Times in a round-the-world race on commercial flights that lasted 18.5 days.
- 1937 Tuesday: Publishers put out the first edition of “Woman’s Day” on this date.
- 1941 Sunday: As units of the German army continue their approach towards Moscow, Josef Stalin- after ordering everyone in the city to stand firm- declares a state of siege in the capital. A curfew was imposed and anyone promoting disorder was to be shot as was anyone who was caught outside between the hours of midnight and 5:00 a.m.
- 1942 Monday: In the battle for Stalingrad, as far as the Germans are concerned, the capture of the city is imminent. Elements of the Sixth Army are beginning to overrun the Red October and Barricades factories. Up and down the flanks, Axis allies are digging in. Immediately south and north of the city, Rumanians hold the lines. North of Stalingrad- past the Rumanian positions lie the Italians and then the Hungarians. None of them expect any fighting to occur in the coming winter months although they are aware that there’s a lot of Russian activity taking place east of the Volga River. They pass this information on.
- 1944 Thursday: The play “I Remember Mama,” by John van Druten, opened at the Music Box Theater on Broadway. The U.S. Navy says that black women can join the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service).
- 1946 Saturday: Keith Reid, future lyricist, and occasional keyboardist with the British band, Procol Harum[i], is born on this date.
- 1948 Tuesday: Future guitarist and vocalist with the California chart-topping rock band, the Doobie Brothers[ii]—Patrick Simmons—is born on this date.
- 1950 Thursday: UN troops enter North Korea’s capital of Pyongyang.
- 1951 Friday: President Harry S. Truman signed an act formally ending the state of war with Germany.
- 1959 Monday: Patty Duke at age 12 made her Broadway debut in “The Miracle Worker,” a play that went on for 700 performances.
- 1960 Wednesday: The United States began a limited embargo against Cuba covering all commodities except for medical supplies and certain food products.
- 1962 Friday: Future heavyweight champion of the world, Evander Holyfield, is born in the United States on this date. Over the course of his professional career, he would compile a record of 57 fights, 44 wins (29 KOS), 10 losses, 2 draws, and 1 no contest (when Mike Tyson bit a portion of his ear off).
- 1967 Thursday: U.S. space probe Mariner 5 flew past the planet Venus.
- 1969 Sunday: Vice President Spiro Agnew referred to anti-Vietnam War protesters as “an effete corps of impudent snobs.”
- 1972 Thursday: In Ann Arbor, Michigan, future U.S. Senator Brian Schatz is born. A Democrat, he would serve as Hawaii’s 11th lieutenant-governor from 12-06-2010 to 12-26-2012 when he became a U.S. senator.
- 1977 Wednesday: The supersonic Concorde made its first landing in New York City.
- 1982 Tuesday: U.S. automaker John Z. DeLorean was arrested by federal agents in Los Angeles, California, accused of conspiring to sell $24 million of cocaine to salvage his business but was acquitted at trial on grounds of entrapment.
- 1983 Wednesday: The U.S. Senate establishes Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday as a Federal holiday.
- 1984 Friday: Reverend Jerzy Popieluszko, a Polish Catholic priest with ties to the Solidarity labor movement, was abducted and murdered by the communist secret police.
- 1987 Monday: The stock market crashed as the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 508 points or 22.6 percent in value, to close to 1,738.74 earning the sobriquet “Black Monday.”
- 1989 Thursday: A British court freed the “Guildford Four,” who had been wrongly convicted of an Irish Republican Army bombing.
- 1994 Wednesday: Twenty-two people were killed as a terrorist bomb shattered a bus in the heart of Tel Aviv’s shopping district. Meanwhile, elsewhere, entertainer Martha Raye died in Los Angeles, California, at age 78.
- 1997 Sunday: Glenn Buxton, member of the original Alice Cooper[iii] band (guitars/vocals 1969-1974), died on this date from complications related to pneumonia.
- 2001 Friday: U.S. special forces began operations on the ground in Afghanistan, opening a significant phase of the assault against the Taliban and the al-Qaida scum to which they were giving safe haven.
- 2003 Sunday: Pope John Paul II beatified Mother Teresa during a ceremony in St. Peter’s Square in Rome.
- 2005 Wednesday: In Iraq, the trial of Saddam Hussein begins over his crimes against humanity.
- 2008 Sunday: Retired Gen. Colin Powell, a Republican who was President George W. Bush’s first secretary of state, broke with the party and endorsed Democrat Barack Obama[iv] for president, calling him a “transformational figure”[v] during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
- 2012 Friday: The U.S. military is urging the Obama administration to get behind a massive increase in drone forces for use in military attacks overseas, especially against jihadists and other violent scum running amok around the world. Obama would earn the title, “Droner-in-Chief.”
- 2013 Saturday: JPMorgan Chase tentatively settles on paying $13 billion to the U.S. Department of Justice for its role in selling bad mortgage loans to investors, which added to the Subprime mortgage crisis.
- 2014 Sunday: Pope Francis beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding a remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented.
- 2015 Monday: In Canada’s federal elections, the Liberal Party wins a majority of 184 seats which will springboard wimp Justin Trudeau- son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau- into being the prime minister.
- 2016 Wednesday: In Las Vegas, Nevada, the third and final presidential debate occurs between Democratic Party nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton and GOP nominee Donald J. Trump. When asked if HE will accept the results of the election, Mr. Trump refuses a direct answer and says, ‘we’ll see.’ This of course draws outrage from the press and the anti-Trumpers but folks, it is what it is- no one asked Hillary if she would accept the results of the election and as we would later learn- she wouldn’t because she set the whole Trump-Russian collusion scam in motion, something the world would learn four years later.
- 2017 Thursday: Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello, meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House about a month after Hurricane Maria, described the situation in the island territory as “catastrophic”; Trump rated the White House response to the disaster as a “10.”
- 2018 Friday: Hollywood does it again: a reboot of the “Halloween” series of movies with Jaime Lee Curtis as the female lead grossing $77 million in its debut, the most of any film with a female lead over age 55.
- 2019 Saturday: Whack-job freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (birthname- Sandy Cortez, aka “Baby Evita,” aka “AOC, former NYC barmaid and self-proclaimed Marxist) endorses Democratic-Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders for president. Meanwhile, rising energy prices in Chile force President Sebastian Pinera to declare a 15-day state of emergency so law enforcement and the military can crack down on widespread unrest and violent protests.
- 2020 Monday: Recent polls continue suggesting that “Pro-China Joe” Biden is going to smoke President Donald J. Trump on Election Day. Okay. Other polls such as a recent NBC questionnaire proclaim that 52-percent of the American people compared to a measly 44-percent want to see Democrats control both houses of Congress. Uh, okay. We shall see. Elsewhere, billionaire Robert F. Smith- the man who paid off the student loan debt of Morehouse College grads last year admitted to a scheme to cheat the IRS of taxes for 15 years. He’s in trouble but his defense will be that the IRS is ‘racist.’ Meanwhile, DNI John Ratcliffe say there is ‘no intelligence’ behind the recent release of the Hunter Biden laptop showing it was another ‘Russian scheme’ as California Congressman Adam Schiff, Democrat, has been screeching over the weekend. NO one is disputing what’s on the laptop is untrue; no, they are upset that it’s coming out now. Remember: whatever the Democrats accuse others of doing is what they themselves are guilty of committing.
- 2020 Monday A: President Donald J. Trump hammers Dr. Tony Fauci and other ‘idiots’ for their Chi-Vi alarmism. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 responses by many Democratic governors has destroyed the economies in their states. We should have initiated a balanced approach. We remember back in March how our medical professionals dismissed the disease whereas now, it is the destroyer of the world. Elsewhere, “Pro-China Joe” Biden attacks Hungary as being no better than the totalitarian regimes of Belarus which leads the Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó says that ‘Joe had better worry about his Ukrainian problem before bitching out Hungary.’ Speaking about “Pro-China Joe,” the Wall Street Journal- in an analysis of the former vice-president’s economic proposals- says that by 2030, household median income in the United States will fall by $6,500. Don’t want it. Elsewhere, White House Chief Mark Meadows says that a bias among social media bigwigs does indeed exist and it leans to the DEMOCRATS because they are showing their hand when it comes to concealing and covering up Hunter Biden’s laptop.
- 2020 Monday B: U.S. Senate Republicans urge Pope Francis- the man in charge of the Deep Church- to hammer the Chi-Coms over their persecution of religious freedoms and for myriad human rights abuses. Meanwhile, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi say they are close to a “COVID-19 relief deal.” Elsewhere, the New Yorker suspends Trump-hater writer and CNN’s chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin for having whipped out his dingus during a Zoom call between him, New Yorker staffers, and radio station WYNC Radio personnel. The event occurred last week and the excuse the moron gave to various news outlets was that he ‘thought he was off-air.’ He gave no explanation as to WHY he yanked his pecker out in the first place. We suspect he must be proud of his junk. What a punk. He should be terminated. When will #MeToo allegations hit this piece of work? Update: we now hear that Mr. Toobin was doing more than sharing his dong with whomever he was intending to share it with- what a sick f**k- he must be close to Anthony Weiner. He apologized to his wife, family, his bosses, and maybe even to God today.
- 2020 Monday C: As for the Beijing Bug, here are the numbers for the CHI-VI, you know, COVID-19 Chinese Bat Flu Virus Crisis, the pandemic they started but blame on the U.S.: Here are the statistics for the planet as a whole: 40,272,089 confirmed cases, +468,527, 1,116,167, confirmed deaths, +4,453, and 27,558,672 confirmed recoveries, +204,959. Next, here are the stats for the United States, the intended target of the Chinese-engineered Xi Jinping Bat Flu pandemic: 8,293,975 confirmed cases, up 52,040 from yesterday’s reporting, 223,426 confirmed deaths, UP 548, and 5,255,335 confirmed recoveries, UP 25,350. 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: 878,346 confirmed cases, 16,979 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 14,183 confirmed cases, 187 confirmed deaths, and 11,044 confirmed recoveries. Finally, here are the stats for leftist-Marxist-socialist hellhole of Washington: 102,403 confirmed cases, 2,339 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Let’s look at one other state: New Mexico- currently, they have 37,302 confirmed cases, 935 confirmed deaths, 19,894 confirmed recoveries- thank you, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham for reporting recoveries; how about encouraging other governors to do likewise? Let’s look at Israel’s numbers now that Mo and his wife have moved there: 304,635 confirmed cases, 2,260 confirmed deaths, and 272,768 confirmed recoveries. Let us look at another nation: India: they have 7,594,736 confirmed cases of the CHI-VI, 115,236 confirmed deaths and 6,730,617 confirmed recoveries.
- 2020 Monday D: Here are the stats for today’s Stock Market closes: first the DOW Jones Industrial Average, 28,195.42, DOWN 410.89 points (-1.44%). Next, here are the stats for the NASDAQ: 11,478.88, DOWN 192.67 points (-1.65%). Finally, here are the numbers for the S&P 500: 3,426.92, DOWN 56.89 points (-1.63%). Price of GOLD: $1,905.90 per troy oz., -5.80 (-0.30%) Here is the price of SILVER: $24.49 per troy oz., -0.208 (-0.84%). Price of PLATINUM: $858.50 per troy oz., -5.00 (-0.58%). Price of PALLADIUM: $2,357.50 per troy oz., +15.20 (+0.65%). Here is the price of COPPER: $3.08 per #, -0.006 (-0.19%). Price of Light Sweet Crude Oil per barrel: $40.64, -0.19 (-0.47%). Today, one-dollar U.S. = 6.68 PRC yuan whereas one U.S. greenback = 0.85 euros. Just for a lark, $1 U.S. = 76.84 Afghan afghani.
- 2020 Monday E: We have two NFL games today/tonight: (14) Kansas City Chiefs, 26 (5-1) @ the Buffalo Bills, 17 (4-2) and then the regular Monday Night Football game: (15) Arizona Cardinals, 38 (4-2) @ the Dallas Cowboys, 10 (2-4). What the heck has happened to the Cowboys? Tony Romo, please come back!
- 2020 Monday F: As everyone should know, Democratic Party presidential nominee has put a lid on his campaign until Thursday night’s third and final debate in Nashville, Tennessee, at Belmont University, the one hosted by left-wing hack Kristen Welker. The president, however, is out pounding the trail, had two big rallies today, first in Prescott, Arizona, and then in Tucson. Both of them were attended by tens of thousands of people and the energy was overwhelming. Amazing. They must be pumping the blood of aborted children into the veins of “Pro-China Joe” Biden if no one is going to see him for three-and-a-half days. As for Kooky Kamala, NO one knows where she is or what the heck she’s doing- maybe spending quality time with Willie Brown?
- 2020 Monday G: The Presidential Debate Commission announces it has changed the rules and that when President Donald J. Trump and former VP “Pro-China Joe” Biden tango on Thursday night in Nashville, Tennessee, at Belmont College, they will mute the mics if either candidate disobeys the rules. We suspect that when the commander-in-chief attempts to bring up Hunter Biden’s laptop and moderator Kristen Welker cuts his mic that perhaps the sitting president will pull out a “Mr, Microphone” (available at Kohl’s for $30.00) and continue saying whatever he’s going to say. YOU don’t cut off a president, Ms. Welker. Speaking of Hunter Biden’s laptop, Democrats at all levels and their allies in the Fake News are calling Hunter’s laptop part of yet another Vladimir Putin ‘disinformation’ campaign working on behalf of Trump. These people are sick.
- 2020 Monday H: As we always say, stick around and discover what the Chi-Coms and their putzes in the Democratic Party are up today- getting close to the election so you know these scumbags are up to something…
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[i] We began promoting the music of both Procol Harum and Robin Trower along with Gary Brooker beginning on Monday, 16-March-2015 through Sunday, 31-May-2015. We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your growing music collection
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