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323. TODAY IN HISTORY—WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2020:
President (and Vice President) Chester A. Arthur; Vice President Henry A. Wallace; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Gabriel Duvall; U.S. Secretary of War James William Good; AC/DC featuring Malcolm Young, Blue Cheer featuring Eric Albronda, Crazy Horse featuring Danny Whitten, Santana (band) featuring Mike Carabello, and Strawberry Alarm Clock featuring Mark Weitz:
- 1210 Friday: Pope Innocent III excommunicates Holy Roman Emperor Otto IV.
- 1307 Sunday: William Tell shoots the apple off his son’s head with his bow and arrow.
- 1497 Sunday: Vasco de Gama reaches the Cape of Good Hope at southern Africa.
- 1745 Tuesday: Scottish troops under the command of Bonnie Prince Charlie occupy the city of Carlisle.
- 1811 Sunday: The 17th U.S. Associate Supreme Court Justice Gabriel Duvall- a Democratic-Republican- assumed his seat on the nation’s high court on this date. President James Madison nominated Duvall to fill Samuel Chase’s seat. He served from today until 01-12-1835.
- 1820 Friday: Captain Nathaniel Palmer became the first American to sight the continent of Antarctica.
- 1865 Friday: “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” by Mark Twain was first published under the title, “Jim Smiley and his Jumping Frog” in the New York Saturday Press.
- 1883 Saturday: The United States and Canada adopted a system of Standard Time Zones.
- 1886 Wednesday: The 21st president of the United States, Chester A. Arthur, died in New York. A Republican, he also served his nation as it’s 20th vice president, serving under President James A. Garfield from 03-04-1881-09-19-1881. A disgruntled supporter shot Garfield and killed him.
- 1889 Sunday: The Oahu Railway begins public service in Hawaii.
- 1902 Tuesday: Brooklyn toymaker Morris Michton names the Teddy Bear after President Theodore Roosevelt.
- 1903 Wednesday: Panama and the United States signed a treaty that granted the U.S. the rights to build a canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
- 1909 Thursday: The United States invades Nicaragua and later overthrows President Zelaya.
- 1910 Friday: British suffragists clashed with police outside Parliament on what people would come to know as “Black Friday.”
- 1912 Monday: Albania declares independence from the Ottoman Empire.
- 1916 Saturday: After mass slaughter of troops under his command, General Douglas Haig—commander of the British Expeditionary Forces fighting with the French on the Western Front during World War I—terminated the Battle of the Somme, a conflagration that had begun on July 1 of the same year.
- 1918 Monday: Latvia declares independence from the crumbling Russia, beset by the Bolshevik Revolution.
- 1928 Sunday: Walt Disney’s first sound-synchronized animated cartoon, “Steamboat Willie” starring Mickey Mouse, premiered in New York.
- 1929 Monday: In Washington, D.C., the 50th U.S. Secretary of War James William Good died at age 63. A Republican, he served under President Herbert Hoover from 03-06-1929 until today. Elsewhere, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin sends troops to Manchuria to counter the Japanese presence.
- 1936 Wednesday: Germany and Italy recognized the Spanish government of Francisco Franco.
- 1941 Tuesday: Fascist Italian troops begin withdrawing from Ethiopia, the first nation freed by the Allies during World War II. Meanwhile, British troops open the battle for the North African port of Tobruk.
- 1942 Wednesday: On the eve of Operation Uranus, the Soviet Union’s massive counteroffensive designed to knock out Nazi Germany’s Hungarian, Rumanian, and Italian allies, as well as to trap the German Sixth and Fourth Panzer Armies in and around Stalingrad, isolated battles continue between German and Russian forces in the city. Elsewhere, “The Skin of our Teeth,” Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning allegory about the history of humankind, opened on Broadway.
- 1943 Thursday: During World War II, 444 RAF bombers attack the Nazi capital, Berlin.
- 1945 Sunday: Future member of the hardcore acid rock band, Blue Cheer[i]– Eric Albronda, drummer- is born on this dat as is future keyboardist/vocalist with the Strawberry Alarm Clock[ii]– Mark Weitz- who is born in Brooklyn, New York.
- 1947 Tuesday: Mike Carabello—future percussionist with the original Santana[iii] band, 1968-1971—was born on this date.
- 1951 Sunday: Chuck Connors of the Los Angeles Angels became the first player to oppose the major league draft. He later became the star of the television Western, “The Rifleman.”
- 1958 Tuesday: The cargo freighter SS Carl D. Bradley sank during a storm in Lake Michigan, claiming 33 of the 35 lives on board it.
- 1959 Wednesday: “Ben-Hur,” the Biblical-era spectacle starring Charlton Heston, had its world premiere in New York City.
- 1961 Saturday: President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam to help them in their fight with the Viet Cong.
- 1962 Sunday: Nobel prize-winning physicist Niels Bohr died in his native Denmark at age 77.
- 1963 Monday: The Bell System introduced the first commercial touch-tone telephone system in Carnegie and Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
- 1964 Wednesday: FBI Director and bigot J. Edgar Hoover describes the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. as the “most notorious liar.”
- 1965 Thursday: The 33rd vice president of the United States—Democrat Henry A. Wallace, who served 1941-45—died on this date.
- 1966 Friday: U.S. Roman Catholic Church bishops did away with the rule against eating meat on Fridays outside of Lent. Elsewhere, Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers announced his retirement from Major League Baseball on this date.
- 1969 Tuesday: Apollo 12 astronauts Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr. and Alan L. Bean landed on the lunar surface during the second manned mission to the moon.
- 1972 Saturday: Danny Whitten—guitarist/vocalist with the band, Crazy Horse[iv], 1968-1972, lost his battle with drug usage on this date.
- 1976 Thursday: After 37 years of dictatorship, Spain’s parliament approved a bill that would establish a democracy in the nation.
- 1978 Saturday: U.S. Representative Leo J. Ryan, Democrat-California, and four others died in Jonestown, Guyana; members of the People’s Temple followed the killings followed by a night of mass murder and suicide by more than 900 cult members.
- 1983 Friday: Argentina announced its ability to produce enriched uranium for use in nuclear weapons.
- 1985 Monday: Joe Theismann, quarterback of the Washington Redskins, broke his leg from a horrifying hit by Lawrence Taylor of the New York Giants, a hit so savage that it ended his 12-year NFL career. Meanwhile, the new comic strip created by Bill Watterson- Calvin and Hobbes- underwent first publication.
- 1987 Wednesday: The congressional Iran-Contra committees issued their final report, saying President Ronald Reagan bore “ultimate responsibility” for wrongdoing by his aides[v]. A fire at London King’s Cross railway station claimed 31 lives. Finally, CBS announced it had agreed to sell its record division to Sony Corp. for about $2 billion.
- 1990 Sunday: Saddam Hussein, Iraq’s dictator offers to free an estimated 2,000 Kuwaitis and Europeans if the Coalition does not attack his nation.
- 1991 Monday: Shiite Muslim kidnappers in Lebanon freed Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite and Thomas Sutherland, the American dean of agriculture at the American University of Beirut.
- 1993 Thursday: Black and white leaders in South Africa approve a new democratic constitution to put the reborn nation back on its feet. Meanwhile, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in approving legislation aimed at protecting abortion facilities, staff, and patients from ‘anti-abortion nuts.’
- 1994 Friday: Bandleader Cab Calloway died in Hockessin, Delaware, at age 86.
- 1999 Thursday: Twelve people were killed when a bonfire under construction at Texas A & M University collapsed. A jury in Jasper, Texas, convicted Shawn Allen Berry of murder for his role in the dragging death of James Byrd Jr., but spared him the death penalty.
- 2003 Tuesday: The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled 4-3 that the state constitution guaranteed homosexual couples the right to marry.
- 2004 Thursday: The William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library and Museum opens in Little Rock, Arkansas, with 2 million photographs and 80 million documents. Meanwhile, Britain outlawed fox hunting in England and Wales.
- 2008 Tuesday: Detroit’s Big Three automakers pleaded with Congress for a $25 billion lifeline, warning of a national economic catastrophe should they collapse. Meanwhile, Belgium-based InBev SA formed the world’s largest brewer with its $52 billion takeover of U.S.-based Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. Elsewhere, Boston’s Dustin Pedroia won the American League MVP award, becoming the first second baseman to earn the honor in nearly half-a-century.
- 2009 Wednesday: The 2009 Corruption Perception Index declares Somalia to be the worst for corruption and New Zealand the least out of 181 countries.
- 2012 Sunday: Following Palestinian attacks, Israeli Defense Forces light up Gaza Strip PLO positions. Elsewhere, in the 39th American Music Awards, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry come out the big winners.
- 2013 Monday: NASA completes a launch of the MAVEN; whose mission is to study Mars atmosphere in depth’ the data from the MAVEN will help researchers construct a history of the climate on Mars and should help them understand how the water on Mars disappeared.
- 2014 Tuesday: After holding pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, the Chinese government sends in the police to clear out the protesters after a court gave them the order to do so.[vi] In the United Kingdom, the Daily Press reports that ‘junk food diets can lead to memory loss.’
- 2015 Wednesday: French police storm a terrorist hideout in which, two terrorists are slain including the planner of the nightclub attack where more than 100 souls perished at a music concert: Abdelhamid Abaaoud. Hope he died screaming like a bitch. Elsewhere, in Kano, Nigeria, two female suicide bombers, aged 18 and 11, set off their bombs killing at least 15 and wounding more than 100 others. Wow, the so-called ‘religion of peace’- Islam. One has to LOVE them…(yeah, right!).
- 2016 Friday: In Shirqat, Iraq, a running battle between tribal fighters and ISIS scum leaves 12 tribal soldiers dead. Meanwhile, the Saudi-led coalition in neighboring Yemen where Iran is stirring up the Houthi rebels, announces a temporary ceasefire.
- 2017 Saturday: Malcolm Young- rhythm guitarist for the Australian heavy metal rock band, AC/DC[vii], 1973-2014 when he suffered a massive stroke- died on this date. Meanwhile, revelers take to the streets of Harare, Zimbabwe, to celebrate the end of Robert Mugabe, the deposed dictatorial thug who kept his country in darkness for decades.
- 2018 Sunday: In the Florida U.S. Senate race, Democrat Bill Nelson tearfully concedes to outgoing Republican Governor Rick Scott. Good riddance. Meanwhile, as firefighters continue battling the Camp Fire, the possibility that rain might come brings sighs of relief. None of these fires are unnecessary, if only the frigging state of California would manage her forests properly instead of making unfair demands on PG&E to go to renewable sources by 2025 and would stop pouring every extra cent into CalPERS and into the farce of California High-Speed Rail, one of the greatest self-enrichment schemes for both the Democratic Party and their backers in Beijing.[viii]
- 2019 Monday: On this date, Chinese authorities on the mainland in conjunction with law enforcement in Hong Kong are working hard to bring the illegal protests to an end. Currently, the authorities have surrounded a university in the former British crown colony and are trying to arrest every rioter seeking to escape their dragnet. Meanwhile, Mayor Pete Buttigieg[ix] of South Bend, Indiana, seeking to win the 2020 nomination of the Democratic Party finds himself leading the polls in Iowa on this date. Wow. This, of course, sets off his opponents seeking the nomination and far-left loser Julian Castro heads to the mics to blast Buttigieg. Elsewhere, Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell, the first to abandon the race for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination becomes the butt of jokes around the world. While being interviewed by Chris Matthews on MSNBC, the congressman in mid-sentence is heard to rip a LOUD FART[x] on live TV. He denies he did it but the evidence is there.
- 2020 Wednesday: Although most major news outlets, Democrats, and anti-Trump RINOs have called the election for “Pro-China Joe” Biden and his sidekick, “Kooky Kamala” Harris, Las Vegas bookmakers have not. Meanwhile, votes for President Donald J. Trump continue turning up in various battleground states but in Michigan, a setback occurred when county election workers first refused to certify the elections in the Detroit area until they came under verbal assault and threatened physical assault. They quickly certified the results and sent them up the ladder to the Michigan secretary of state. Wow. Elsewhere, the House GOP leaders vote to retain the same officers in the lower chamber of Congress while initial reports say the Dems might keep current House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi in her position. How this can be true after they lost beaucoup seats after being promised of the MASSIVE VICTORIES to come is beyond us. However, what is also beyond us is the fact that the GOP knocked out one Democrat House incumbent after another and we are still to believe that President Donald J. Trump lost his re-election bid? Say what?
- 2020 Wednesday A: The Department of Justice charges seven people for committing fraud on the U.S. government by scamming the Paycheck Protection Program out of $16 million. Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump fires Christopher Krebs, a Trump appointee to head the elections security division at the Department of Homeland Security after he proclaimed, ‘NO election shenanigans have occurred in the 2020 Presidential Election.’ Elsewhere, CNN’s famed foreign correspondent, the highly biased Christine Amanpour expressed regret for having used the name of “President Donald J. Trump and his followers” in connection with Kristallnacht.” That’s nice, Ms. Amanpour, you anti-Semitic bigot. Finally, we learn that the Durham Probe into the Democrats, the Russians, the Chi-Coms, and the Obama administration continues. IF Trump should lose, so what? Speaking of President Donald J. Trump, he is doing his best to withdraw 25,000 American troops from the Middle East before the year’s end.
- 2020 Wednesday B: Pfizer- not to be outdone by Moderna- says their COVID-19 vaccine is 95-percent or more effective. However, given billions of dollars by the U.S. government to develop the vaccine in record time to provide 100 million doses of the vaccine by year’s end has now reneged and says it will only provide 20 million doses while sending the other 80 million doses abroad. Good Lord! WTF is wrong with American companies? Oh, wait, Pfizer donated BIG BUCKS to the campaign of “Pro-China Joe” Biden and “Kooky Kamala” Harris. Go figure.
- 2020 Wednesday C: Back to the Chi-Coms and their Wuhan Virus pandemic, here are the latest stats: 56,024,130 confirmed cases, UP by 690,756 cases, 1,345,639 confirmed deaths, UP by 13,249 deaths, and 35,969,240 confirmed recoveries, UP by 356,120 recoveries. Here are the numbers for the United States: 11,546,233 confirmed cases, UP by 177,590 new cases, 253,423 confirmed deaths, UP by 2,100 new deaths, and 6,095,958 confirmed recoveries, UP by 58,978 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 POSs). Now that Mo is living in Israel, here are the numbers for that nation: 326,200 confirmed cases, 2,738 confirmed deaths, and 315,314 confirmed recoveries.
- 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: 1,058,125 confirmed cases, 18,364 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries. Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 16,755 confirmed cases, 222 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION OF confirmed recoveries anymore- what is up with YOU, Gov. Ige, you Democrat hack. Finally, in the Ever-Red, uh, we mean, the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 140,942 confirmed cases, 2,686 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, Virginia, the home of Democratic corruption, elected officials who dress in blackface or who have committed sexual assaults: 208,833 confirmed number of cases, 3,860 confirmed deaths, and NO mention of confirmed number of recoveries- thank you, Governor Ralph “KKK” Northam for concealing the number of recoveries- yet another left-wing liberal POS politician.
- 2020 Wednesday E: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 29,438.42, DOWN 344.93 points (-1.16%). Next, the NASDAQ: 11,801.60, DOWN 97.74 points (-0.82%). Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,567.79, DOWN 41.74 points (-1.16%). The price of GOLD is $1,871.00 per troy oz., -2.90 (-0.15%) while the price of SILVER is $24.40 per troy ounce, -0.53 (-0.22%). The price of PLATINUM is $948.10 per troy oz, -2.80 (-0.29%) while the price of COPPER is $3.20 per pound, -0.002 (-0.06%). The price of PALLADIUM is $2,354.00 per troy oz, +27.50 (+1.18%). The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $41.62 per barrel, -0.20 (-0.48%). Currently, one-dollar U.S. = 6.56 Chi-Com yuan. Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.84 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 20.30.
- 2020 Wednesday F: Here are the numbers for tonight’s Super Lotto #3509 with a jackpot of $7 million at stake: 01, 02, 16, 27, 32, and Mega 18. One person had FIVE numbers but no Mega for a prize of $27,123. Next, here are the numbers for the Powerball Draw #795 with a jackpot of $179 million: 04, 05, 17, 43, 52, and Powerball 05. The highest winner was one person who had FOUR numbers plus the Powerball for a prize of $36,296.
- 2020 Wednesday G: Running unopposed for another term as speaker of the House, Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi wins to the shock of many. It demonstrates how chicken-s**t the Democrats in the House are that they are afraid of challenging the 80-year-old, mostly senile, incoherent speaker seeing as how she has produced the slimmest ‘majority’ in the history of the U.S. House of Representatives losing 12 incumbent seats and gaining NONE. Democrats, boot her out NOW!
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After floundering about for a while, Lou Gramm discovered- like Mick Jones- that catching lightning twice can be a challenging thing. Both of them needed one another but after wasting a good amount of time on solo projects and reincarnations of Foreigner, they reunited and released “Mr. Moonlight” on October 31, 1994. Joining them were Bruce Turgon (bass/backing vocals), Jeff Jacobs (keyboards/backing vocals), Mark Schulman (drums/backing vocals), and a load of other musicians to round out the sound. Sadly, lightning did not hit them twice and on the charts, this one came in at #136, not enough to bring in much money to keep the band living in the style they once were used to living. Still, like anything else, it has its moments and one can discern flashes of the OLD GREATNESS so we encourage everyone to investigate for themselves. You will be glad you did.
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[i] We promoted the music of Blue Cheer- one of the wildest acid rock bands of all time, beginning on Sunday, 25-November-2012 through Wednesday, 12-December-2012. We hope you seek this famed band out and add them to your collection; you will be glad you did.
[ii] We began promoting the music of this famed psychedelic band- Strawberry Alarm Clock- beginning on Tuesday, 03-April-2012 through Saturday, 08-April-2012. Please check them out- you will enjoy them.
[iii] We began promoting the music of Santana on Tuesday, 28-August-2012 through Tuesday, 23-October-2012. We hope you will seek the music of this famed man and his band out wherever you can find them.
[iv] We hope to promote the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, as well as of each member’s solo careers along with Crazy Horse within the next 5-7 years. Please remain vigilant for when we do.
[v] It does not require a genius to understand that every Republican president since Ronald Reagan has been the target of outraged Democrats who seek to overthrow the legal system and impeach every GOP president. Time for this bulls**t to end.
[vi] These illegal protests in Hong Kong continue into 2019 and it is clear that they are out of control and need to be shut down. Hong Kong is Chinese territory and it should be clear to all that they have been quite patient in their response while awaiting the perpetrators to meet them halfway.
[vii] We are not sure when AC/DC will be in the works but you bet they will be at some point, possibly in 2027-2028.
[viii] That’s right- we said it: the Chi-Coms provide many of the engineers involved in the project as well as lesser workers. This is a criminal scam and everyone knows it.
[ix] Mayor Pete is doing great with the Bath House vote but cannot attract black voters to his cause (and why would they join him?- editor’s note 2019). We lovingly refer to Mayor Pete as “Little Queenie.”
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