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328. TODAY IN HISTORY—MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2020:
President Franklin Pierce; Vice Presidents Elbridge Gerry and Daniel D. Tompkins; U.S. Secretaries of Defense Caspar Weinberger and Frank Carlucci; U.S. Attorney-General Amos T. Akerman; U.S. Senator Charles “Chuck” Schumer; “The Wall” by Pink Floyd, Queen featuring Freddie Mercury, and Sly & the Family Stone featuring Cynthia Robinson:
- 1165 Wednesday: Pope Alexander III returns from exile to Rome.
- 1584 Tuesday: The English Parliament throws the Jesuits out of the country.
- 1765 Thursday: Frederick County, Maryland, became the first colonial entity to repudiate the British Stamp Act.
- 1804 Thursday: The 14th President of the United States, Franklin Pierce, was born in Hillsboro, New Hampshire.
- 1814 Tuesday: The fifth vice-president of the United States, 1813-1814, Democratic-Republican Elbridge Gerry, died in office on this date. Daniel D. Tompkins followed him.
- 1835 Sunday: Henry Burden patented the horseshoe-making machine on this date.
- 1870 Tuesday: The 31st U.S. Attorney-General of the United States Amos T. Akerman assumed his post on this date. First a Whig and then a Republican, he served under President Ulysses S. Grant from 11-23-1870 to 12-13-1871.
- 1887 Tuesday: Actor Boris Karloff was born William Henry Pratt in London, England.
- 1889 Friday: The first jukebox made its debut in San Francisco at the Palais Royale Saloon. The coin-operated device consisted of four listening tubes connected to an Edison phonograph.
- 1890 Saturday: Following the death of her father, 10-year-old Wilhelmina became the queen of the Netherlands.
- 1897 Monday: Andrew J. Beard patents the ‘jerry coupler’ by which, to hook railroad cars and engines to one another.
- 1903 Monday: Enrico Caruso made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, appearing in “Rigoleto.”
- 1906 Friday: Joseph Smith, leader of the Mormon Church is convicted of polygamy.
- 1909 Tuesday: The Wright Brothers form a million-dollar corporation to manufacture airplanes.
- 1910 Wednesday: American-born physician Hawley Harvey Crippen was hanged at Pentonville Prison in London for murdering his wife, Cora. (Crippen’s mistress, Ethel Le Neve, won acquittal in a separate trial of being an accessory).
- 1914 Monday: The seventh-month U.S. military occupation of Veracruz, Mexico, ended.
- 1921 Wednesday: President Warren G. Harding signs the Willis-Campbell Act (the anti-beer bill), which forbids physicians from prescribing alcohol to their patients for medicinal purposes.
- 1936 Monday: Life, the photojournalism magazine created by Henry R. Luce, was first published.
- 1939 Wednesday: Nazi Governor-General of Poland, Hans Frank requires all Jews to wear BLUE stars.
- 1941 Sunday: German troops go on the counteroffensive against the Russian attacks and capture the city of Klin northwest of Moscow.[i]
- 1942 Monday: During World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure establishing the U.S. Women’s Coast Guard Reserve, or SPARS (an abbreviation of the U.S. Coast Guard motto “Semper Paratus”— “Always Ready”). Meanwhile, the Japanese air force bombs Port Darwin, northern Australia. Finally, on the Eastern Front, the German 4th Panzer and 6th Armies find themselves surrounded in and around Stalingrad on the Volga River. The Romanian 3rd and 5th Army Corps surrenders to the Red Army outside of the city.[ii]
- 1943 Tuesday: During World War II, U.S. forces seized control of Tarawa and Makin Atolls from the Japanese.
- 1945 Friday: Most U.S. wartime rationing including meat and butter ends.
- 1946 Saturday: The French navy fires on the city of Haiphong in French Indochina, attacking Communist forces there and in the process killing at least, 6,000 people, most of whom were not combatants.
- 1950 Thursday: Future U.S. Senator Charles “Cryin’ Chuck” Schumer is born in Brooklyn, New York on this date. He would enter the world’s greatest deliberative body on January 03, 1999 and eventually become the Senate minority leader.
- 1959 Monday: The musical “Fiorello!,” starring Tom Bosley as legendary New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, opened on Broadway.
- 1963 Saturday: President Lyndon Baines Johnson proclaims November 25 a national day of mourning for slain President John F. Kennedy.
- 1964 Monday: TWA Flight 800, a Boeing 707 bound for Athens crashed during takeoff from Rome, killing 50 of the 73 people aboard it.
- 1971 Tuesday: The People’s Republic of China was seated in the United Nations Security Council.
- 1979 Friday: Pink Floyd[iii] releases “The Wall” LP, sells 6 million copies in two weeks.
- 1980 Sunday: Some 2,600 people were killed by a devastating series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy.
- 1985 Saturday: Egyptian commandoes storm a hijacked Egypt-Air airliner in Malta, killing 58 people in the process, most of them passengers and crew. Elsewhere, Larry Wu-tai Chin, a retired CIA analyst, underwent arrest for which, the government charged him with spying for China. A year after suffering conviction, he committed suicide.
- 1987 Monday: The 15th U.S. Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger resigned from his position on today’s date. A Republican, he served under President Ronald Reagan from 01-21-1981 to 11-23-1987. Frank Carlucci followed him as the 16th U.S. Secretary of Defense.
- 1988 Wednesday: Wayne Gretzky scored his 600th National Hockey League goal.
- 1991 Saturday: Evander Holyfield scores a TKO over Bert Cooper in the 7th round of their heavyweight title-boxing match to win the title. Meanwhile, a day before he dies, Freddie Mercury[iv] confirms he has HIV-AIDS. Finally, the Sacramento Kings of the NBA ended the longest road-losing streak at 43 games.
- 1992 Monday: In Germany, three Turks were killed when rightist militants firebombed their homes in Moelln; in Berlin, hundreds of demonstrators protested in solidarity with foreigners. Country music star Roy Acuff died in Nashville at age 89.
- 1996 Saturday: A commandeered Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 crashed into the water off the Comoros Islands, killing 125 of the 175 people on board, including all three hijackers.
- 2000 Thursday: In a setback for Vice President Albert Gore[v], the Florida Supreme Court refused to order Miami-Dade County officials to resume hand-counting its Election Day ballots. Meanwhile, Gore’s lawyers argued in a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court that the high court should stay out of the Florida election controversy.
- 2001 Friday: The U.N. war crimes tribunal said it would try former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic for genocide in Bosnia, linking him for the first time in court to the murders of thousands of non-Serbs and the displacement of a quarter-million people. Milosevic died in March 2006 while his trial was in progress.
- 2003 Sunday: Five U.S. soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Elsewhere, Eduard Shevardnadze resigned as president of Georgia in the face of growing protests.
- 2004 Tuesday: Opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko declared him the winner of Ukraine’s disputed presidential election[vi] and took a symbolic oath of office. Late, in December of the same year, he won a court-ordered revote. Meanwhile, Viacom agreed to pay a record $3.5 million to settle dozens of government investigations into allegations of indecency in its radio and television programming. Lastly, Dan Rather announced he would step down as principal anchor of “The CBS Evening News” in March of 2005. He did this because against the advice of TV executives, he went with a falsified report on President George W. Bush prior to the election that was proven nothing more than lies.
- 2005 Wednesday: The U.S. Department of Justice files charges against Jose Padilla, an American citizen held on terrorism charges in a military brig down in South Carolina for more than three years. He is accused of plotting with other jihadist scumbags to set off a ‘dirty bomb.’
- 2006 Thursday: Former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko died in London from radiation poisoning after making a deathbed statement fingering Russian President Vladimir Putin for having assassinated him.
- 2007 Friday: On This Day reports that MS Explorer, a cruise ship plying the waters of the Antarctic Ocean hit an iceberg off the South Shetland Islands and sank with 154 passengers and crew aboard. Thankfully, the ship did not sink immediately so rescuers were able to safely evacuate everyone onboard the doomed vessel.
- 2008 Sunday: The government unveiled a bold plan to rescue Citigroup, injecting a fresh $20 billion into the troubled firm as well as guaranteeing hundreds of billions of dollars in risky assets. Elsewhere, Spain clinched an improbably, come-from-behind Davis Cup victory over Argentina.
- 2009 Monday: After gunmen in the Philippines kidnapped 46 people- including 12 journalists- and murdered them in the southern part of the archipelago, President Gloria Arroyo puts two southern provinces under martial law. Meanwhile, President Barack Hussein Obama announces plans to send another 34,000 U.S. military troops to Afghanistan.
- 2010 Tuesday: For the first time in ten years, Burmese pro-Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is reunited with her son. Elsewhere, Pope Benedict XVI says that ‘condoms can be used to prevent the spread of HIV-AIDS.’
- 2011 Wednesday: The United States announces that it will no longer observe the 1990 Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe.
- 2012 Friday: After he passed a degree giving him sweeping new powers, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi[vii] causes both supporters and opponents to flood the streets, clashing with one another in the streets of Cairo and other major cities in the worst violence since Morsi took power nearly five months earlier. Meanwhile, actor Larry Hagman, best-known for playing the scheming Texas oil baron, J.R. Ewing on TV’s “Dallas,” died in Dallas at the age of 81.
- 2013 Saturday: President Barack Obama said a nuclear deal reached with Iran during talks in Geneva was an “important first step[viii]” toward addressing the world’s concerns over the Islamic republic’s disputed nuclear program. President Donald J. Trump would later throw this worthless piece of garbage on the dung heap.
- 2014 Sunday: To counter political attacks from groups that either deny or ignore Israel’s Jewish identity, the Israeli government passes a law that declares Israel to be BOTH a democratic state AND the Jewish homeland. Meanwhile, Republicans in House and Senate blast President Barack Hussein Obama for going around Congress and for pushing through ‘immigration reform’ on his own initiative. Previously, he had said he lacked the power to commit such a criminal act. Today, apparently he found that power…
- 2015 Monday: Former trumpeter with the Bay Area funk-rock-soul band, Sly and the Family Stone[ix]—Cynthia Robinson—lost her battle with cancer on this date. Meanwhile, Brussels remains under high alert with troops and tanks patrolling the streets seeking for any additional jihadist riffraff hiding in the back alleyways of the city. Elsewhere, Turkey shoots down a Russian jet flying near its border with Syria.
- 2016 Wednesday: The city of New York cries and whines that protecting President-elect Donald J. Trump is costing them $1 million per day. Wah, wah, wah. Meanwhile, a Wisconsin court rules that a GOP redistricting of the state back in 2011 violated laws against gerrymandering. Many expect the case will wind its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- 2017 Thursday: After much outrage ensued over his light prison sentence for having murdered his girlfriend, a South African court doubles Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence to 13 years. Meanwhile, law enforcement in Papua New Guinea storm the Manus Island refugee camp to begin removing ‘asylum seekers’ seeking to make it to Australia.
- 2018 Friday: Black Friday shoppers were evacuated from a northwestern Indiana Meijer store, and a bomb squad arrived on scene after a customer mistook a toy grenade for a real one. How stupid are people? Meanwhile, after President Donald J. Trump says, ‘he cannot be sued,’ a federal judge permits a lawsuit regarding the Trump Foundation to proceed.
- 2019 Saturday: World authorities declare the Sumatran rhino to be ‘extinct’ as the last known remaining member of the species- 25-year-old Imam- lost his fight with cancer in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.
- 2020 Monday: The ‘Office of President-Elect Joseph R. Biden’ announces various picks for service in his Cabinet: Anthony Blinken to be U.S. secretary of state; Alejandro Mayorkas to be his director of Homeland Security; Avril Haines to be his director of national intelligence; Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be his ambassador to the United Nations, a post he plans to elevate to Cabinet-level status; and John F. Kerry to be his special envoy for climate change matters. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania GOP leaders and officials seek an injunction from the courts to block certification of the 2020 Presidential Election. Elsewhere, RINOs such as former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and current Senators Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski say ‘it’s time for the official transition from the Trump administration to the incoming Biden administration get underway. Finally, California Congressman Devin Nunes, Republican, fears that if Biden does indeed ‘win’ the 2020 Presidential Election that the Durham investigation into Obama administration crimes and corruption will fall by the wayside.
- 2020 Monday A: The United States says a test system of its new missile defense system designed to take out incoming hypersonic missiles has been successful in tests. This would help the U.S. counter both the Chi-Coms and Russians hypersonic missile systems. Great. Let’s keep those scumbag nations on edge. Meanwhile, the Chi-Coms are mad again as a top-ranking U.S. admiral is visiting Taiwan, the REAL China. Speaking of the Chi-Coms, they have launched a 6G satellite into orbit. Elsewhere, the U.S. Supreme Court blocks Wal-Mart’s bid to sell alcohol at its stores. Finally, a group of Catholic bishops forms a group concerned with the policies of the incoming Biden-Harris administration. Speaking of “Pro-China Joe” Biden, Newsmax calls Georgia for Biden but not the 2020 Presidential Election.
- 2020 Monday B: It appears that the former first female head of the Fed- Janet Yellen will become another ‘first’ in that it appears that President-elect Joe Biden is going to nominate her to become his secretary of the U.S. Treasury. Meanwhile, ‘legendary journalist’ Carl Bernstein of Watergate infamy outs 21 GOP senators as being anti-Trumper.
- 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 still try to blame on the U.S.: Here are the statistics for the planet as a whole: 59,070,488 confirmed cases, +548,998, 1,394,694, confirmed deaths, +8,643, and 37,691,380 confirmed recoveries, +289,371. Next, here are the stats for the United States, the intended target of the Chinese-engineered Xi Jinping Bat Flu pandemic: 12,472,323 confirmed cases, up 171,137 from yesterday’s reporting, 261,240 confirmed deaths, UP 838, and 6,289,329 confirmed recoveries, UP 47,507. 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: 1,123,693 confirmed cases, 18,735 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 17,302 confirmed cases, 232 confirmed deaths, and last week at this time 12,083 confirmed recoveries but no updates today. Finally, here are the stats for leftist-Marxist-socialist hellhole of Washington: 150,191 confirmed cases, 2,738 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Let’s look at one other state: Utah, currently, they have 179,420 confirmed cases, 797 confirmed deaths, but no mention of confirmed recoveries which seems to be the way of the world at present Let’s look at Israel’s numbers now that Mo and his wife have moved there: 329,998 confirmed cases, 2,811 confirmed deaths, and 318,601 confirmed recoveries. Let us look at another nation: France: they have 2,144,660 confirmed cases of the CHI-VI, 49,232 confirmed deaths and 152,592 confirmed recoveries.
- 2020 Monday D: Here are the stats for today’s Stock Market closes: first the DOW Jones Industrial Average, 29,591.27, UP 327.79 points (+1.12%). Next, here are the stats for the NASDAQ: 11,880.63, UP 25.66 points (+0.22%). Finally, here are the numbers for the S&P 500: 3,577.59, UP 20.05 points (+0.56%). Price of GOLD: $1,830.00 per troy oz., -7.80 (-0.42%) Here is the price of SILVER: $23.54 per troy oz., -0.088 (-0.37%). Price of PLATINUM: $933.10 per troy oz., +1.40 (+0.15%). Price of PALLADIUM: $2,372.20 per troy oz., +31.30 (+1.34%). Here is the price of COPPER: $3.27 per #, +0.0105 (+0.32%). Price of Light Sweet Crude Oil per barrel: $43.12, +0.06 (+0.14%). Today, one-dollar U.S. = 6.58 PRC yuan whereas one U.S. greenback = 0.84 euros. Just for a lark, $1 U.S. = 76.81 Afghan afghani.
- 2020 Monday E: Here is Monday Night Football’s matchup: (14) Los Angeles Rams, 27 (7-3) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 24 (7-4) Monday Night 5:15 P.M. Meanwhile, failed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, disgruntled former pro-football player is still whining about NO team giving him a football contract. How about heading north to Canada and playing up there? One of those teams could employ your sorry, embittered ass.
- 2020 Monday F: President Donald J. Trump- not admitting defeat yet- gives the GSA the go-ahead to begin the transition process so that if Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are truly proclaimed the winners of the 2020 Presidential Election and haven’t stolen it, will get the necessary funds and access with which to begin the transition process. Meanwhile, Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, steps down as the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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TODAY IN HISTORY, MONDAY NOVEMBER 23, 2020
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Monday, November 23, 2020:
[i] Had the Germans not been sidetracked by having to crush a recalcitrant Yugoslavia, which took six weeks, they would have invaded the Soviet Union in April or early May and most likely would have knocked the USSR out of the war. The only thing that saved the Russians was “General Winter,” what with freezing cold enveloping the Axis troops.
[ii] Although Italian and Romanian troops had warned the Germans of major movement across the Volga River, the Germans relied on faulty intelligence and believed the Russians were spent and would not launch any counteroffensives over the winter. Boy, were they wrong, the Russians amassed a humongous force and swept over the Axis troops north and south of the city, trapping the German defenders within the city in one of the largest land battles of the war.
[iii] We began offering the musi of Pink Floyd beginning on Monday, 20-April-2020 through Sunday, 12-July-2020. This included not only the band’s music but also that of all five members- Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Rick Wright, and Nicky Mason.
[iv] We offered the music of Queen and of each of its band members beginning on Monday, 14-January-2019 through Monday, 01-April-2019. Please seek out the music of this incredible British rock band. We love them and know you will, too.
[v] Vice President Al Gore did everything possible to steal this election from Republican George W. Bush. Thankfully, the legal system stopped the attempt but this would not stop the Democrats from trying to do it again in 2016 and once they lost that election, spend every waking moment trying to get Donald J. Trump out of office instead of doing the work of the American people.
[vi] Since spinning off from the Soviet Union, the Ukraine has been among the most corrupt nations in the world as what example did they have to emulate? Now, in 2019, when President Trump wants to know WTF was going on in 2016 with the spying on him by the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and the Obama-controlled State Department and U.S. Deep State, everyone goes bat crap crazy. Enough! It happened and it is time to find out what exactly happened and who exactly was behind it.
[vii] It is important to note that this Islamist POS tried to transform Egypt into an Islamist nation, opposed to Israel, and allied with the Muslim Brotherhood. It is important to note that one of his biggest supporters on the world stage was our U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama who never met an extremist he didn’t like.
[viii] The important first step, according to sources, is that President Obama sought to enable the Iranians to develop nuclear weapons so it extremely important that when Donald J. Trump won the 2016 Presidential Election that he tore this crap up and threw it into the wastebasket.
[ix] We hope to begin offering Sly and the Family Stone’s discography sometime in 2022.
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