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345. TODAY IN HISTORY—THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020:
First Day of Hanukkah 2020
U.S. Secretary of State Timothy Pickering; U.S. Secretaries of War Timothy Pickering and Alexander Ramsey; U.S. Attorney-General Charles Lee; U.S. Senators John Boozman and David Purdue; the Band featuring Rick Danko, the Move featuring Ace Kefford, Otis Redding, “Playboy” Issue No. 1, and “Wings over America” by Wings:
- 741 Monday: Zacharias becomes Pope of all Christendom on this date.
- 1520 Tuesday: Martin Luther publicly burned the papal edict demanding that he recant or face excommunication. After his refusal, the Holy Church formally expelled him in January 1521.
- 1745 Wednesday: The army of Bonnie Prince Charlie retreats to Manchester in the face of a stiff British pursuit.
- 1768 Thursday: King George III founded the Royal Academy of Arts on this date.
- 1795 Tuesday: The 3rd U.S. Secretary of State Timothy Pickering assumed office on this date. A Federalist, Pickering was nominated by President George Washington and served from today’s date to 05-12-1800. Prior to this role, Pickering served as the nation’s second U.S. secretary of the War Department, doing so from 01-02-1795 until moving over to the State Department. Meanwhile, the 3rd U.S. Attorney-General Charles Lee assumed office on this date. A Federalist, he served under Presidents George Washington and John Adams from today until March 04, 1801.
- 1817 Tuesday: The Union admitted Mississippi as its 20th state.
- 1830 Thursday: Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, on this date. Over the course of her lifetime, only seven of her works appeared in print.
- 1845 Tuesday: British civil engineer Robert Thompson patented the first pneumatic tires.
- 1861 Monday: The Confederacy admitted Kentucky as it recognized a pro-Southern shadow state government that was acting without the authority of the pro-Union government in Frankfort.
- 1864 Friday: Union troops under the command of General William T. Sherman arrive outside Savannah, Georgia; a 12-day siege begins.
- 1869 Thursday: In the Wyoming Territory, women gain suffrage, the first place in the United States to grant women the right to vote.
- 1879 Tuesday: The 34th U.S. Secretary of War Alexander Ramsey assumed office on this date. A Republican, he served under President Rutherford B. Hayes from 12-10-1879 to 03-05-1881.
- 1887 Thursday: The Austro-Hungarian Empire, Italy, and Great Britain sign the Treaty of the Balkans.
- 1898 Friday: The Spanish-American War ends; the United States as the victor acquired the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico, building its so-called ’empire’ as critics of its success termed it.
- 1901 Tuesday: The organizers of the Nobel prizes awarded the first ones on this date.
- 1905 Sunday: The O. Henry short story, “The Gift of the Magi,” was published in the New York Sunday World magazine under the title, “Gifts of the Magi.”
- 1906 Monday: President Theodore Roosevelt became the first U.S. president to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, for helping to mediate an end to the Russo-Japanese War.
- 1915 Friday: President Woodrow Wilson marries Edith Galt. Meanwhile, at the Ford Motor Company’s auto plant, workers assemble the one-millionth Model-T Ford.
- 1919 Wednesday: The Nobel Peace Prize award goes to President Woodrow Wilson for ending World War I.
- 1931 Thursday: Jane Addams became the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize; the co-recipient was Nicholas Murray Butler.
- 1936 Thursday: England replaces the King Edward VIII postage stamp with the new King George V stamp due to Edward’s abdication of the throne to marry American divorcee Mrs. Wallis Simpson.
- 1938 Saturday: In the 26th Canadian Football League Grey Cup, the Toronto Argonauts defeat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 30-7.
- 1939 Sunday: The attendance of the National Football League exceeded one million in a season for the first time.
- 1941 Wednesday: Japanese troops begin landing on the island of Guam in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. They also begin landing on northern Luzon in the Philippines. Finally, off Singapore, the Japanese sink the British battleships, HMS Prince of Wales, and the HMS Repulse.
- 1942 Thursday: In North Africa, the German- Italian forces begin forming the 5th Panzer Army under German Colonel-General Hans Jürgen von Arnim under the overall command of Field Marshal Erwin von Rommel. Meanwhile, Adolf Hitler names Anton Mussert—National Socialist leader of Holland— “leader of the Netherlands people.” After the war, the Allies would hang Mussert for war crimes and treason against his nation. Elsewhere, Col. Gen. Hermann “Papa” Hoth is preparing to launch Operation Winter Storm on the 12th, the fight to relieve Stalingrad. The 6th Panzer Division under the command of Lt. Gen. Walther von Hüersdorff would be in the lead.[i]
- 1946 Tuesday: Future bassist with the British rock band, the Move[ii] 1965-1968—Ace Kefford—is born in Great Britain on this date.
- 1948 Friday: The United Nations General Assembly adopted it Universal Declaration of Human Rights—so why do MOST of the signatories ignore it.
- 1949 Saturday: In Macon, Georgia, future GOP Senator David Purdue is born. He would enter the U.S. Senate representing his home state on January 03, 2015.
- 1950 Sunday: The Nobel Peace Prize committee awarded Ralph J. Bunche with the prestigious award, the first black American to receive the award. He received the prize for his efforts in mediation between Israel and neighboring Arab states. Meanwhile, in Shreveport, Louisiana, future Republican Senator John Boozman is born. He would enter the so-called ‘world’s greatest deliberative body’ on January 03, 2011 representing the state of Arkansas.
- 1953 Thursday: Using an investment of $7,600, Hugh Hefner publishes the first issue of Playboy magazine on this date.
- 1958 Wednesday: The first domestic passenger jet took place in the United States when 111 passengers flew from New York to Miami on a National Airlines Boeing 707.
- 1961 Sunday: Albania breaks off diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union.[iii]
- 1962 Monday: Bakersfield native Frank Gifford of the New York Giants appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
- 1964 Thursday: In Oslo, Norway, officials awarded Martin Luther King, Jr his Nobel Peace Prize. As he accepted it, he said as he accepted it “with an abiding faith in America and an audacious faith in the future of mankind.” God bless this great man!
- 1967 Sunday: Singer Otis Redding[iv], 26, and six others died when their plane crashed into Wisconsin’s Lake Monona.
- 1968 Tuesday: In their second meeting, undefeated heavyweight champion Joe Frazier outscores Argentinian boxer Oscar Bonavena in 15 rounds.
- 1971 Friday: William H. Rehnquist wins confirmation as a Supreme Court justice.
- 1972 Sunday: The American League adopted the designated hitter rule on an experimental basis for three years.
- 1974 Tuesday: The European Economic Community calls for the creation of a European Parliament.
- 1976 Friday: Wings releases its triple live album, “Wings over America.”[v]
- 1978 Sunday: In Oslo, Norway, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat receive their joint Nobel Peace Prize.
- 1983 Saturday: At the last NFL game played at Shea Stadium in New York, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the New York Jets by a score of 34-7.
- 1984 Monday: South African Bishop Desmond Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize on this date.
- 1987 Thursday: President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev concluded three days of summit talks in Washington, D.C.
- 1990 Monday: The U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved Norplant, a long-acting contraceptive implant.
- 1992 Thursday: Oregon Senator Bob Packwood apologized for what he called “unwelcome and offensive” towards women; however, he refused to resign.
- 1993 Friday: The Dow Jones Industrial Average hits a record 3740.67.
- 1994 Saturday: The Nobel Peace Prize Award goes to Israelis Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres and to PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat. Elsewhere, advertising executive Thomas Mosser of North Caldwell, NJ, lost his life from a bombing that authorities would blame on the Unabomber.
- 1995 Sunday: The first group of U.S. Marines arrived in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo to join NATO soldiers sent to enforce the peace in the former Yugoslavia.
- 1996 Tuesday: South African President Nelson Mandela signed the country’s new constitution into law during a ceremony in Sharpeville.
- 1998 Thursday: 250 Miles above the surface of the Earth, 6 astronauts opened the doors to the new international space station.
- 1999 Friday: Rick Danko, the bassist and co-vocalist of the Canadian American rock group, the Band[vi], died from heart failure in his sleep.
- 2007 Monday: Former Vice President Al gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize with a call to humanity to rise up against a looming climate crisis and stop waging war on the environment. Wow, what a guy.
- 2008 Wednesday: Talks on North Korea’s nuclear program stall over the issue of verification. What else is new?
- 2009 Thursday: President Barack Hussein Obama accepts the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. For what? What did he do? No one knows. As the years would progress, the Nobel Peace Prize organizers would consider pulling it back as Obama caused more military strife and human misery that his predecessor.
- 2010 Friday: The United States announces that it has ‘no clear record of ownership or access to over 119,000 private airplanes.’
- 2011 Saturday: The Israelis conduct an airstrike on a militant camp in Gaza Strip killing at least one terrorist and wound another twenty. The Palestinians call this a war crime, claiming they were innocent civilians going about their business. Sure, uh-huh.
- 2012 Monday: In Oslo, Norway, the European Union accepts the Nobel Peace Prize. Meanwhile, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, emboldened by the overwhelming passage of a voter-approved amendment to the state constitution the preceding month, declared ‘marijuana legal for recreational use.’ Elsewhere, in Michigan, Republican Governor Rick Snyder is expected to sign two bills that will break the back of trade unions. Of course, the left goes berserk.
- 2013 Tuesday: To hunt for terrorists ‘hiding in plain sight’ online, spies at U.S. surveillance agencies may have spent time playing online games such as ‘World of Warcraft’, ‘Second Life’, and may have gathered information on the gaming network, Xbox Live. Meanwhile, U.S. automaker General Motors appoints Mary Barra CEO; she becomes the first female to become CEO of an automotive company. South Africa held a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, during which U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama energized tens of thousands of spectators and nearly 100 visiting heads of state with a plea for the world to emulate “the last great liberator of the 20th century.” However, the ceremony was marred by the presence of a sign-language interpreter who deaf advocates said was an imposter waving his arms meaninglessly.
- 2014 Wednesday: James Watson, one of three scientists to co-discover DNA structure, has auctioned off the 1962 Nobel Prize medal he received for the achievement; Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov paid $4.8 million for the medal but then returned it to Watson.
- 2015 Thursday: At the Paris Climate Summit, world leaders pledge to limit global warming by 1.5 degrees Celsius or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a symbolic pledge as it is ‘voluntary’ which drives climate activists across the globe to go berserk. Screw ‘em. The Sun is the major driver of climate on every planet in the Solar System with an atmosphere and climate.
- 2016 Saturday: In Stockholm, Sweden, the Nobel Peace Prize goes to singer/songwriter Bob Dylan[vii]– who does not attend. Elsewhere, as the Syrian civil war continues to rage, ISIS captures the oilfields north of the city of Palmyra. The U.S. announces it will build up its forces in northern Syria by another 200 troops with which to begin driving the jihadist scum out of Raqqa, the so-called ‘capital of the caliphate.’
- 2017 Sunday: Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown- the Golden State’s failed chief executive- tours wildfire devastation and destruction in Southern California, calling it, ‘the new normal.’ It doesn’t have to be! If you would just manage the forests properly, they would not burn down year after year destroying billions of dollars of property and claiming the lives of hundreds or thousands per decade.
- 2018 Monday: Prime Minister Theresa May of Great Britain sees the writing on the wall when it comes to Brexit. Knowing that her bill for Brexit is going to fail, she cancels the vote in parliament. This would be the beginning of the end of her time as the prime minister. Meanwhile, in Marrakech, Morocco, 164 countries sign onto the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration. This BS compact seeks to open up Western nations to the dregs of the Third World.
- 2019 Tuesday: On this day, Democrats in Washington, D.C., members of six House committees what with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Chairman Adam Schiff (House Intel Committee), Chairman Jerrold Nadler (House Judiciary Committee) among others announce articles of impeachment- obstruction of Congress and abuse of power- against President Donald J. Trump. Then, within two hours, the Democrats start talking about passing the USMCA, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal. Coincidence? You be the judge.
- 2020 Thursday: Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh mentioned on his show how he has heard people wondering if secession of the conservative states is a possibility. Over the course of the next 24 hours, Fake News Media said he was ‘calling for secession.’ He clarified today that that was not what he said and anyone who is a regular listener of the show knows he never called for such an event. Next, House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi says she has “No concerns over Congressman Eric Swalwell being compromised by a Chi-Com intelligence agent, Christine Fang or Fang-Fang,” a woman with whom the dimwitted congressman is rumored to have had a multi-year affair. The man MUST go. Next, the U.S. Senate is unable to block the sale of F-35 jets to the United Arab Emirates, a sale pushed through by the Trump administration. Regarding the U.S. military, the Pentagon says it will no longer provide support for CIA counterterrorism operations. Finally, U.S. B-52 H bombers fly to the Middle East to deter Iranian hegemony and aggression in the region.
- 2020 Thursday A: The World Food Program- an entity that says 270 million people across the globe face imminent starvation- receives the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Award. Meanwhile, Morocco becomes the fourth Arab country in as many months to normalize relations with Israel. Congratulations. Elsewhere, the U.S. Treasury sanctions Russia, Yemen, and Haiti for human rights abuses on Human Rights Day- where are the Chi-Coms? They should be at the head of the list for human rights abuses…
- 2020 Thursday B: In the shock of shocks for the day, New York Governor Andrew “I’m a Moron” Cuomo, mass murderer of the aged, the vulnerable, and the derelict in his state through sending legions of Chi-Vi-infected patients into nursing homes, now says he has ‘no choice other than to raise taxes.’ People of New York throw this ignorant POS and his doppelganger- the mayor of New York City Bill “Commie” Di Blasio out NOW!
- 2020 Thursday C: In the “Pro-China Joe” Biden administration that may never be, the Unseen Hand behind the so-called ‘president-elect’ continues selecting Obama administration leftovers and members of the “B-Team” to positions in the ‘next administration: Denis McDonough will head Veterans’ Affairs, Susan Rice- since she cannot win Cabinet confirmation in the current GOP-controlled Senate will head the Domestic Policy Advisory Council. Tom Vilsack will head the Department of Agriculture as he did for eight years of the Obama-Biden administration. Congresswoman Marcia Fudge- who once considered challenging “Mumbles” Pelosi for House Speaker- will become the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, continuing the war on America’s suburbs. All in all, it appears to be a list of pro-communist China leftists. You go, Joe!
- 2020 Thursday D: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton tells Newsmax TV this could be our ‘last chance’ to overturn the fraudulent election results in key battleground states. Additional states are joining the fight as they are the lawsuit against Facebook for being a monopoly. Break the scumbags up and send Mark Zuckerberg to prison for doing the work of the Chi-Coms. Elsewhere, Florida Attorney General Ashley Brooke Moody says the ‘Supreme Court should hear the lawsuit launched by AG Paxton in Texas. Meanwhile, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says COVID-19 relief checks would do more for the American people than continued unemployment checks. The Democrats won’t budge on any Chinese Virus relief for the American people unless it provides HELP to Blue States and/or Blue State mayors as well as keeps liability options open so anyone who gets the Wuhan Virus on the job or as a customer can sue the business to death. The FDA says the COVID-19 vaccine is essential for achieving ‘herd immunity’ against the Kung Flu.
- 2020 Thursday E: Tonight’s Thursday Night NFL Game is (1) New England Patriots, 3 (6-7) @ Los Angeles Rams, 24 (9-4) 5:30 P.M. Stick around for results.
- 2020 Thursday F: Folks, here are the numbers for the Xi Jinping Yellow Fever, Chi-Com Virus, the Wuhan Horseshoe Bat Flu- Pelosi Pox: Here are the statistics for the planet as a whole: 69,483,855 confirmed cases, +645,582, 1,580,006, confirmed deaths, +11,494, and 44,688,483 confirmed recoveries, +365,288. Next, here are the stats for the United States, the intended target of the Chinese-engineered Wuhan Virus pandemic: 15,715,231 confirmed cases, UP 204,188 from yesterday’s reporting, 295,450 confirmed deaths, UP 2,970, and 7,222,812 confirmed recoveries, UP 42,185. Here are the stats for Israel now that Mo is living there: 352,357 confirmed cases, 2,961 confirmed deaths, and 333,203 confirmed recoveries.
- 2020 Thursday G: Next, in the three states in which, the world-famous, anti-communist American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 1,472,132 confirmed cases, 20,522 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 19,179 confirmed cases, 268 confirmed deaths, and as of last week, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Finally, here are the stats for leftist-Marxist-socialist hellhole of Washington: 198,058 confirmed cases, 3,146 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Let’s look at one other state: Wyoming- currently, they have 38,223 confirmed cases, 299 confirmed deaths, and 33,891 confirmed recoveries. We have heard the vaccine distribution will begin soon. Let us hope that it works.
- 2020 Wednesday H: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 29,999.26, DOWN 69.55 points (-0.23%). Next, the NASDAQ: 12,405.81, UP 66.86 points (+0.54%). Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,668.10, DOWN 4.72 points (-0.13%). The price of GOLD is $1,841.60 per troy oz., +4.20 (+0.23%) while the price of SILVER is $24.09 per troy ounce, -0.004 (-0.02%). The price of PLATINUM is $1,038.70 per troy oz, +11.00 (+1.07%) while the price of COPPER is $3.55 per pound, -0.0023 (-0.64%). The price of PALLADIUM is $2,335.50 per troy oz, +44.90 (+1.96%). The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $46.90 per barrel, +0.12 (+0.26%). Currently, one-dollar U.S. = 6.54 Chi-Com yuan. Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.82 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 20.00.
- 2020 Thursday I: Folks, we understand that the Democratic Party- Beijing’s stooges- are up to no good today as are the frigging Canucks, the Iranians, and the Russkies. We are in a fight of GOOD v. EVIL so stick around to discover what the truth of the day is. We will share it with you as soon as we obtain it.
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[i] According to author John Shaw of Time-Life Books, the 6th Panzer Division was spoiling for a fight having traveled all the way from Brittany to the Soviet Union. Once in Russia, they faced constant partisan attacks and train derailments so that when they arrived on scene in southern Russia, they were willing to wipe the floor with the Soviets.
[ii] We are hoping to begin doing the music of the Move, the Electric Light Orchestra, and Roy Wood’s Wizzard sometime in 2020, possibly 2021. We hope you will remain vigilant so you won’t miss them. We will keep everyone posted.
[iii] Apparently for Albania of the time, the Soviet Union was not ‘communist enough.’ They favored the style of communism prevalent at the time in Mao Zedong’s China. Interesting to note.
[iv] At some as yet undetermined point, we are going to go on an all-out Motown and Soul blitz, probably sometime before 2030 so we hope you will keep posted. Otis Redding is one of the all-time greats and had he not died before his time could have been one of the music world’s megastars.
[v] We began promoting the music of both the Beatles and the band’s individual components on Friday, 04-November-2016 through Sunday, 11-June-2018. Besides the Beatles, we also promoted the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys. The “Wings Over America” album appeared on Saturday, 07-January-2017. Please seek out this massive offering by visiting the blog posts between those dates. You will be glad you did.
[vi] We are hopeful we will present the music of the Band and of its individual members sometime in 2024-2025. Great music by a superb band.
[vii] Not sure as to when we will begin promoting the music of Bob Dylan but one day, we sure heck we do. Stay tuned.
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