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294. TODAY IN HISTORY—TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2020:
President Herbert Hoover; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices James Iredell and Sherman Minton; U.S. Secretary of State (and War) Henry L. Stimson; U.S. Senators Kamala Harris, Brian Schatz, and Sheldon Whitehouse; Father of modern American socialism Eugene V. Debs; Canned Heat featuring Henry Vestine, Foreigner featuring Al Greenwood, Lynyrd Skynyrd featuring Ronnie Van Zant, Steve, and Cassie Gaines, Ten Years After featuring Ric Lee, Three Dog Night featuring Cory Wells, and Tom Petty of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers:
- 1097 Wednesday: The first Crusaders arrive in Antioch, Syria.
- 1603 Friday: After the deaths of 23,000 people, an uprising by the Chinese living in the Philippines fails.
- 1714 Thursday: The coronation of Britain’s King George I took place at Westminster Abbey.
- 1740 Tuesday: Maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary, and Bohemia upon the death of her father, Holy Roman Emperor, Charles VI.
- 1799 Friday: The 6th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice James Iredell, died in Edenton, N.C. President George Washington nominated him to sit on the new nation’s Supreme Court. Iredell served from 05-12-1790 to 10-20-1799.
- 1803 Wednesday: The U.S. Senate ratified the Louisiana Purchase, which tripled the size of the new nation.
- 1818 Monday: The United States and Great Britain agree to joint control of the Oregon Territory. Meanwhile, the 49th Parallel becomes the border between Canada and the United States.
- 1820 Thursday: Spain sells part of Florida to the United States for $5 million.
- 1827 Friday: During the Greek War for Independence, the Greeks met the Ottoman Turks at the Battle of Navarino.
- 1890 Sunday: In Georgetown, Indiana, future 87th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sherman Minton is born. President Harry S. Truman nominated his fellow Democrat to fill the seat of Democratic Associate Justice Wiley Blount Rutledge. Minton served from 10-05-1949 to 10-15-1956.
- 1892 Wednesday: The city of Chicago dedicated the World’s Columbian Exposition.
- 1903 Tuesday: A joint commission ruled largely in favor of the United States in a boundary dispute between the District of Alaska and Canada.
- 1910 Thursday: For the first time in World Series history, players used a baseball with a cork center.
- 1926 Wednesday: The godfather of American socialism, Eugene V. Debs, died in Elmhurst, Illinois. He was a founding member of Industrial Workers of the World and a five-time presidential nominee of the Socialist Party of the USA. Modern-day POS ‘Democratic-Socialist’ Bernie Sanders owes him a big debt of gratitude for paving the way.
- 1935 Sunday: Mao Zedong and his Communist army end their ‘Long March’ at Yunnan in Shaanxi, China.
- 1936 Tuesday: Helen Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan Macy, died in Forest Hills, NY, at age 70.
- 1941 Monday: Muscovites continue building defenses around their city, concerned that they will soon be under attack what with the Luftwaffe conducting raids near and around the city. However, many German units have outrun their supply lines due to the roads leading to Moscow becoming muddy morasses as the weather begins to change. As if this were not problematic enough, the Germans were encountering a lethal new Russian tank, the T-34/76 that could trash German armor with ease.
- 1942 Tuesday: As the main battle continues in Stalingrad, German and Romanian units fighting in the Caucasus Mountains, their goal to plow through the range and reach Baku where much of the oil they seek is there find themselves facing stiffer resistance. Bit by bit, they begin pulling back so as not to be overextended with the early onset of winter.
- 1944 Friday: During World War II, General Douglas MacArthur stepped ashore on Leyte in the Philippines 2.5-years after vowing, “I shall return!” Meanwhile, on the Eastern Front, combined Russian/ Yugoslavian troops liberate the Serbian capital of Belgrade.
- 1945 Saturday: Ric Lee, future drummer of the great British blues band, Ten Years After[i], was born. Mr. Lee still performs with the band to this day!
- 1947 Monday: The House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist influence and infiltration into the U.S. motion picture industry.
- 1950 Friday: Future guitarist/vocalist Tom Petty of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers[ii] is born on this date. Meanwhile, in West Hills, NY, the 46th U.S. Secretary of State Henry L. Stimson, Republican, died. He served under President Herbert Hoover from 03-28-1929 to 03-04-1933. Stimson also served the nation as its 45th U.S. Secretary of War. In this role, he served under President William Howard Taft from 05-22-1911 to 03-04-1913. He then served once again in this role as the 54th U.S. Secretary of War. The second time around, he served under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt from 07-10-1940 to 09-21-1945.
- 1951 Saturday: Alan “Al” Greenwood—future keyboardist with the British-American band, Foreigner[iii]—is born in New York on this date.
- 1952 Monday: The Mau Mau uprising against white settlers commenced in Kenya on this date. It is interesting to note that President Barack Obama’s father was among the top leaders of the group and would eventually go to prison for his part in the violence.
- 1955 Thursday: Future Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse was born in New York City on this date. He would enter the Senate on January 01, 2007 representing Rhode Island.
- 1957 Sunday: Walter Cronkite commenced hosting “The 20th Century.” The show aired until January 4, 1970.
- 1963 Sunday: Jim Brown sets the single all-time rushing record for a single season in the NFL at 8,390 yards.
- 1964 Tuesday: The 31st president of the United States, Herbert Hoover, died in New York at age 90. Meanwhile, in Oakland, California, future U.S. senator and vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris, is born. She would enter the U.S. Senate on January 03, 2017 in part because of her relationship with big California Democratic politician Willie Brown.
- 1967 Friday: A jury in Meridian, Mississippi convicted SEVEN men of violating the civil rights of three slain civil rights workers- James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner; the seven received prison sentences that ranged from three to 10 years.
- 1968 Sunday: Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.
- 1972 Friday: President Richard M. Nixon signed into law the General Revenue Sharing Act, which allocated $30 billion to state and local governments.
- 1973 Saturday: In the so-called “Saturday Night Massacre,” President Richard M. Nixon dismissed special Watergate prosecutor, Archibald Cox, Attorney General Elliott L. Richardson, and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus resigned.
- 1976 Wednesday: Seventy-eight people died when the Norwegian tanker Frosta rammed the commuter ferry George Prince on the Mississippi River near New Orleans.
- 1977 Thursday: Three members of the rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd[iv]–Ronnie Van Zant and Steve and Cassie Gaines–lost their lives in the crash of a chartered plane near McComb, Mississippi
- 1979 Saturday: The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum underwent dedication in Boston, Massachusetts.
- 1981 Tuesday: A bungled armored truck robbery carried out by members of radical groups in Nanuet, New York, left a guard and two police officers dead.
- 1984 Saturday: The State Department reduced the number of Americans assigned to the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.
- 1987 Tuesday: Ten people died when an Air Force jet crashed into a Ramada Inn hotel near the Indianapolis International Airport after the pilot, who was trying to make an emergency landing, ejected safely.
- 1988 Thursday: The Los Angeles Dodgers win the 85th World Series by beating the Oakland Athletics 4 games to one; with the Lakers victory earlier in the year, this is the first time L.A. had champions in two sports in the same year.
- 1990 Saturday: A jury in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, of violating obscenity laws with an adults-only concert in nearby Hollywood, the previous June, acquitted three members of the rap group 2 Live Crew.
- 1993 Wednesday: Attorney General Janet Reno warned the TV industry to limit the violence in their programs.
- 1994 Thursday: The White House launched its website—WhiteHouse.gov—on this date.
- 1997 Monday: Henry Vestine, famed guitarist for Canned Heat[v], died from heart attack.
- 1999 Wednesday: The government laid out new rules to protect children’s privacy on the Internet and to shield them from commercial email. Meanwhile, Elizabeth Dole abandoned her Republican bid to be America’s first female president.
- 2001 Saturday: Officials announced that anthrax had been discovered in a House postal facility on Capitol Hill.
- 2002 Sunday: With a U.S. invasion looming, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein issued an amnesty decree releasing everyone from pickpockets to political prisoners from prison.
- 2004 Wednesday: A U.S. Army staff sergeant Ivan “Chip” Frederick pleaded guilty to abusing Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison. He received a sentence of eight years in prison but won parole in 2007.
- 2008 Monday: A rising wave of optimism lifted Wall Street, propelling the Dow Jones Industrials up more than 400 points on more signs of a reviving credit market and hints from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke that the government would take more steps to help the economy.
- 2009 Tuesday: European astronomers discover 32 exoplanets. Meanwhile, CBS News reports that cases of H1N1 swine flu may be overreported. Go figure… ah, well, communist China set this pandemic in motion as they seemingly always do.
- 2010 Wednesday: A federal appeals court reinstates the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy barring gays and lesbians from serving openly in the U.S. military. Meanwhile, the United States confirms a $60 billion arms deal that will strengthen them in the Middle East.
- 2011 Thursday: Two months after the regime of Moammar Gaddafi, 69, Libya’s dictator for 42 years lost his life as revolutionary fighters overwhelmed his hometown of Sirte and captured the last major bastion of his government.
- 2012 Saturday: Noam Chomsky, a Jewish-American philosopher, linguist, and human rights activist, visits Gaza for the first time, attending a seminar with Gaza thinkers and intellectuals.
- 2015 Tuesday: Vocalist Cory Wells of Three Dog Night[vi] (1967-76 / 1981-2015) died from multiple myeloma on this date. Elsewhere, Vice President “Pro-China Joe” Biden reaffirms he will not seek the 2016 Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. This allows Hillary Rodham Clinton to basically run opposed.
- 2016 Thursday: Donald Trump accuses his opponent, Hillary Rodham Clinton of being behind all the charges of sexual misconduct and abuse launched against him in the past few weeks. Of course, she denies it. Meanwhile, GOP vice-presidential candidate Governor Mike Pence says that ‘if the vote is fair, he is competent the ticket will win on Election Day.” Elsewhere, former President Jimmy Carter, Democrat, says claims of a ‘rigged election are baseless.’
- 2017 Friday: In a report published in the medical journal “The Lancet,” an article says that ‘pollution is linked to one-in-six deaths worldwide or nine million in 2015. At least it’s not climate change…
- 2018 Saturday: Saudi Arabia announced that journalist Jamal Khashoggi had been killed in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul. Immediate international skepticism over the Saudi account ensued when people questioned whether the writer had died in a ‘fistfight’ or was murdered by Saudi intelligence agents. Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump threatens to pull out of an arms agreement with Russia because ‘the Russians have violated the terms of the agreement.’ And they say Trump is a “Russian stooge.” We will learn the truth in 2020.
- 2019 Sunday: The troops President Donald J. Trump ordered out of Syria are not coming home but are being redirected to Iraq. Meanwhile, anti-government protests around the world- from Latin America to the Middle East to Asia are increasing in size and ferocity. Elsewhere, President Trump says that the G7 meeting will NOT take place at his National Doral golf course in Florida. Of course, Democrats are wailing about the president ‘enriching himself unfairly.’ The man is not even taking a salary. Finally, Hillary Rodham Clinton accuses Dr. Jill Stein and Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii being ‘linked to the Russians.’ WTF is wrong with this woman?
- 2020 Tuesday: Shock continues through the Democratic community today following 50 Cent’s endorsement of President Donald J. Trump. Due to the promised draconian increase in taxes should Biden-Harris win, the rapper urged his millions of followers to vote for the president. Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump announces that the GOP will go along with any Chi-Vi relief bill the administration and House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi. TODAY is the day for any relief prior to AFTER the election to occur. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Justice has launched a landmark antitrust suit against Google. GO FOR IT- these sons of bitches censor right-of-center viewpoints, put blogs behind interstitials, we are happy that our complaints against Google are part of WHY this suit exists. Deport Sundar Pichai and his entire family. Senator Ted Cruz, R-TX, says the biggest threat to democracy is the censorship practiced by Silicone Valley. Break them up.
- 2020 Tuesday A: Speaking of the U.S. Department of Justice, President Trump orders Attorney-General Bill Barr to snap to it and get to investigating the Hunter Biden laptop, how long the FBI had it in its possession, and why it didn’t come out prior to the impeachment or during the farce. Democrats continue screeching ‘IT’S ALL PART OF A RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN ON BEHALF OF PRESIDENT TRUMP!’ Oh, please. Meanwhile, President Trump said of Dr. Anthony Fauci that while a ‘great guy,’ he’s not a ‘team player.’ Fauci responds and says, ‘it’s strictly business.’ As for the upcoming presidential election, polls now show “Pro-China Joe” Biden with a mere 48.1-percent national lead to President Trump’s 45.8-percent.
- 2020 Tuesday B: The United States, the United Arab Emirates, and Israel have joined to form a joint $3 billion Jerusalem fund. God bless ‘em. Elsewhere, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushes the Brazilians to get onboard with the U.S. in the fight to lessen the number of Chi-Com imports the country receives. We must punish the Chi-Coms for their crimes. Speaking of the communist Chinese, India invites Australia to join in the Quad Naval Exercises next month with the United States and Japan. Of course, the Beijing bullies are outraged. Again, this is why GOD created the neutron bomb, for use against the Chi-Coms.
- 2020 Tuesday C: Here are today’s Chi-Com Horseshoe Bat Flu Statistics for the globe: 40,612,044 confirmed cases, UP by 339,955 cases, 1,121,365 confirmed deaths, UP by 5,198 deaths, and 27,764,652 confirmed recoveries, UP by 205,980 recoveries. Here are the numbers for the United States: 8,357,430 confirmed cases, UP by 71,820 new cases, 224,260 confirmed deaths, UP by 909 new deaths, and 5,277,348 confirmed recoveries, UP by 37,512 new recoveries.
- 2020 Tuesday 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: 884,317 confirmed cases, 17,004 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries. Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 14,218 confirmed cases, 187 confirmed deaths, and 11,078 confirmed recoveries. Finally, in the Ever-Red, uh, we mean, the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 103,347 confirmed cases, 2,357 confirmed deaths, but like California, the incline-headed 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, Virginia: 167,754 confirmed number of cases, 3,485 confirmed number of deaths, but no mention of confirmed number of recoveries- that’s that ‘cracker Governor’ Ralph Northam for you. Let us look at Israel’s numbers now that Mo and his wife are relocating there. Here they are: 306,162 confirmed cases, 2,278 confirmed deaths, and 282,505 confirmed recoveries. Watch out for relatives of Rashida Tlaib committing acts of terrorism where you live, Mo.
- 2020 Tuesday E: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 28,308.79, UP 113.37 points (+0.40%). Next, the NASDAQ: 11,516.49, UP 37.61 points (+0.33%). Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,443.12, UP 16.20 points (+0.47%). The price of GOLD is $1,911.90 per troy oz., -3.50 (-0.18%) while the price of SILVER is $24.82 per troy ounce, -0.16 (-0.64%). The price of PLATINUM is $878.50 per troy oz, +1.20 (+0.40%) while the price of COPPER is $3.14 per pound, -0.006 (-0.19%). The price of PALLADIUM is $2,417.70 per troy oz., +60.20 (+2.55%). The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $41.30 per barrel, -0.40 (-0.96%). Today, COCOA is $2,420.00 per metric ton, +0.38 (+1.60). As for currency, one U.S. dollar = 6.68 communist Chinese yuan. By contrast, one U.S. dollar = 0.85 euros. Communist China manipulates its currency, a known fact which is why the world must disengage with them and bring our supply chain home- ASAP.
- 2020 Tuesday F: President Donald J. Trump’s personal attorney- the former mayor of New York City when it was the greatest metropolis on the planet- Rudy Giuliani informs Greg Kelly of Newsmax that he and the former NYC Police Commissioner Bernard Keric handed over a copy of Hunter Biden’s laptop to law enforcement officials in Delaware for investigation. The laptop contains numerous images of the former vice president’s son engaged in sexual acts with minors identified to be 14-years-old or younger and that as an officer of the court, HAD he not turned in the laptop to law enforcement authorities, he would be guilty of a felony.
- 2020 Tuesday G: In Game One of the 2020 World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays by a final score of 8-3. Meanwhile, here are the Mega Millions Draw #1600 numbers: 46, 54, 57, 58, 66, and Mega 10. The main jackpot is $86 million and the highest winners were 31 people who had four numbers for a prize of $528 apiece.
- 2020 Tuesday H: Elsewhere, France closes down a mosque outside Paris for six months where a Chechen thug- who sawed off the head of a teacher this past Friday prayed with his family. French police rounded up 16 other Islamists including members of the punk’s family. The imam at the mosque posted a diatribe railing against the French teacher and that was it for the French law enforcement authorities. Round them up and deport them.
- 2020 Tuesday I: We encourage everyone to stick around to find out with us what the Chi-Com puppet-masters and their stooges in the Democratic Party are up to stick around today so and find out with us; we will keep the world apprised of their nefarious wrongdoings…
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[i] We began promoting the music of this legendary British blues-rock band, Ten Years After, beginning on Tuesday, 01-March-2011 through Thursday, 24-March-2011. We hope you will check them out because their music is as important today as it was 50 years ago. Their performance at Woodstock in 1969 made them megastars.
[ii] At some point when we return to presenting the music of American bands, we will promote that of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as well as of Tom Petty himself. We hope you will await word as to when we do. We thank you.
[iii] We definitely look forward to promoting the music of Foreigner one of these days, perhaps in 2020?
[iv] We hope to share the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd sometime in the next decade. At least by 2029 so please stay tuned for further news.
[v] We began promoting the music of Canned Heat on Sunday, 05-June-2011 through Sunday, 17-July-2011. We hope you will seek them out and add them to your collection.
[vi] Not sure when we will get around to doing the music of Three Dog Night but if we ever return to promoting the music of famed rock bands from the 1960s and the 1970s, we sure as heck will include this stellar band, one that is still performing to this day. We saw them in 2019 and all we can say is “Wow.”
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