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352. TODAY IN HISTORY—THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2020:
Eighth Day of Hanukkah (Jewish)
Pan-American Aviation Day (Observance)
Wright Brothers Day (Observance)
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Joseph Rucker Lamar and John Paul Stevens; U.S. Attorneys General Benjamin Franklin Butler and Charles Bonaparte; U.S. Secretary of State Jeremiah S. Black; U.S. Secretary of War Stephen Benson Elkins; Colosseum featuring Dick-Heckstall-Smith, Curved Air featuring Darryl Way, the Dave Clark Five featuring Dennis Payton, Free and Bad Company featuring Paul Rodgers, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band featuring Paul Butterfield, REM featuring Mike Mills, and Steely Dan featuring Jim Hodder:
- 283 Tuesday: St. Gaius begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 1526 Tuesday: Pope Clemens VII calls for the Inquisition of all who are not right with the Catholic Church.
- 1538 Wednesday: Pope Paul III excommunicates England’s King Henry VIII.
- 1718 Thursday: England declares war on Spain
- 1745 Wednesday: The army of Bonnie Prince Charlie retreats into Scotland followed by British troops.
- 1777 Monday: France recognized American independence.
- 1790 Wednesday: The Spanish discover the Aztec’s calendar stone at Mexico City.
- 1791 Thursday: A traffic regulation in New York City established the first street to be ‘one way.’
- 1795 Tuesday: In Kinderhook Landing, New York, future 12th U.S. Attorney General Benjamin Franklin Butler is born. A Democrat, he served under Presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren from 11-15-1833 to 07-04-1838.
- 1798 Saturday: Senator William Blount of Tennessee becomes the first sitting U.S. senator to undergo impeachment proceedings.
- 1830 Thursday: South American patriot Simon Bolivar died in Colombia.
- 1860 Sunday: The 23rd U.S. Secretary of State Jeremiah S. Black assumed office on this date. A Democrat, he served under President James Buchanan from 12-17-1860 to 03-05-1861.
- 1862 Tuesday: General Ulysses S. Grants issues Order #11 during the Civil War; this expels all Jews from Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky. The order came about because General Grant wanted to stop the black-market trade in Southern cotton and he suspected that Jews were behind it.
- 1865 Saturday: Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, the “Unfinished” (because only of its movements were completed) was performed publicly for the first time in Vienna, Austria, 37 years after the composer’s death.
- 1891 Wednesday: The 38th U.S. Secretary of War Stephen Benson Elkins assumed his office on this date. A Republican, he served under President Benjamin Harrison from 12-17-1891 to 03-05-1893.
- 1895 Monday: The Anti-Saloon League forms in Washington, D.C. Elsewhere, George Brownell received a patent for his paper-twine machine.
- 1903 Thursday: Wilbur and Orville Wright of Dayton, Ohio, conducted the first successful manned powered-airplane flights near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, using their experimental craft, the Wright Flyer.
- 1906 Monday: The 46th U.S. Attorney General of the United States Charles Bonaparte assumed his office on this date. A Republican, he served under President Theodore Roosevelt from 12-17-1906 to 03-04-1909.
- 1910 Saturday: The 64th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Joseph Rucker Lamar assumed his position on the nation’s high court on this date. A Democrat, President William Howard Taft nominated Lamar to fill William Henry Moody’s seat. Lamar served from 12-17-1910 to 01-02-1916.
- 1914 Thursday: Ottoman Turkish authorities expel all Jews from the city of Tel Aviv in Palestine. Meanwhile, at Limanova, Poland, Austro-Hungarian troops decimate the Russians during World War I. Finally, Great Britain declared Egypt to be a British protectorate.
- 1925 Thursday: Colonel William “Billy” Mitchell suffered conviction at his court-martial in Washington, DC, of insubordination for accusing senior military officials of incompetence and criminal negligence; the judges suspended him from active duty. Meanwhile, the Soviet Union and Turkey sign a non-aggression pact.
- 1938 Saturday: German chemists Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann discovered nuclear fission by splitting the nuclei of uranium into lighter elements.
- 1939 Sunday: The crew of the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee scuttled her rather than allowing her to fall into British hands, ending the World War II Battle of the River Plate off Uruguay.
- 1941 Wednesday: Axis troops under the command of Afrika Korps General Erwin Rommel begin a retreat from British forces back to the Libyan frontier. Meanwhile, on the Eastern Front, General Heinz Guderian, having flown to meet with Hitler begs that the Germans be allowed to make strategic withdrawals so as to shorten their lines along defensible positions. Once a favorite of the Fuhrer, the general is told to ‘hold every square yard of land. Period.’
- 1942 Thursday: Famed American blues guitarist, Paul Butterfield[i], was born in Chicago on this date. Meanwhile, British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden makes the first mention of the genocide of the Jews as he speaks before the British House of Commons. He tells them that ‘Hitler has made good on his threats to annihilate Europe’s Jews.’ This is the first known acknowledgement of what would become known as the Holocaust by any Allied leader. Elsewhere, Vichy French Admiral Francois Darlan announces that French North African ports and shipping will be at the Allies’ disposal.
- 1942 Thursday A: On the Eastern Front, Field Marshal Erich von Manstein is trying to discover General Paulus’ intentions in Stalingrad as to whether or not his army will make the breakout when the 6th Panzer Division fights it way close enough for them to commence the joint operation. Paulus is not much help so Manstein is preparing to send an intelligence officer to fly through the Soviet AA artillery to the airport at Gumrak to confer with the trapped general. Soviet efforts to reduce the Sixth Army pocket continue.
- 1944 Sunday: The U.S. War Department announced it was ending its policy of excluding Japanese Americans from the West Coast. Meanwhile, detention camps begin releasing the Nisei population. Finally, in a storm off the coast of the Philippines, several U.S. destroyers sink in a storm costing 790 lives.
- 1947 Wednesday: Future drummer with the American rock band, Steely Dan[ii], 1972-74—Jim Hodder—is born in Bethpage, New York on this date.
- 1948 Friday: Future member of British band Curved Air- Darryl Way (violins/keyboards)- is born in Taunton, United Kingdom, on this date.
- 1949 Saturday: Future British rock star (Free, Bad Company, the Firm, and others[iii]) Paul Rodgers is born in Middlesbrough, London, UK on this date.
- 1951 Monday: The government of the Netherlands forbids members of the Dutch Communist Party to hold civil service jobs.
- 1953 Thursday: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided to approve RCA’s color television specifications.
- 1957 Tuesday: The United States successfully test-fired the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time, which would become the vehicle by which; it would defend the nation and put men on the moon.
- 1958 Wednesday: Future bassist/vocalist with the Southern rock band, REM[iv], 1980-2006—Mike Mills—is born on this date.
- 1961 Sunday: India takes over Goa and two other Portuguese colonies—Davao and Diu–on its mainland.
- 1967 Sunday: Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt, 59, disappeared while swimming in the ocean off Cheviot Beach in Victoria state; despite an extensive search, authorities never recovered his body. John McEwen succeeded him.
- 1969 Wednesday: The United States Air Force release “Project Blue Book,” their comprehensive investigation into the UFO mystery, which proclaims ‘there are NO UFOs.’ Elsewhere, when Tiny Tim and Miss Vicki Budinger married on the “Tonight Show: with Johnny Carson, they made television history.
- 1973 Monday: When Arab jihadists hijacked a German airliner at the Rome airport, they killed 31 people.
- 1975 Wednesday: Former member of the Manson Family and attempted assassin of President Gerald R. Ford, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme receives a life sentence for the assassination attempt. Meanwhile, the 101st U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens assumed his position on the nation’s high court on this date. A RINO Republican, President Gerald R. Ford nominated Stevens to fill William O. Douglas’ seat. He served from today until he retired from the court on 06-29-2010.
- 1976 Friday: When WTCG-TV in Atlanta changed its call letters to WTBS and then uplinked via satellite, it became the first commercial TV station to cover the entire United States.
- 1978 Sunday: OPEC announced planned increases to 14.5 percent by the end of 1979.
- 1979 Monday: Arthur McDuffie, a black insurance executive, suffered fatal injuries after leading police on a chase with his motorcycle in Miami. Later, four white police officers accused of having beaten Mr. McDuffie later won acquittal at their trial, which sparked race riots throughout the area.
- 1986 Wednesday: At Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England, Mrs. Davina Thompson makes medical history by receiving the first heart, lung, and liver transplant. Elsewhere, Wayne Newton won a $19.2 million against NBC News. NBC had aired reports claiming a link between Newton and mob figures; however, Newton was later able to prove the rumors false.
- 1988 Saturday: The USS Tennessee, the first nuclear submarine to carry Trident-2 missiles, receives its commission.
- 1989 Sunday: The animated TV series, “The Simpsons” premiered on FOX-TV with its first episode being a Christmas theme. To this day, the show is still on FOX.
- 1991 Tuesday: The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Miami Heat by a record 148-80, by a record 68 points.
- 1992 Thursday: President George H.W. Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, and Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari signed the North American Free Trade Agreement—aka NAFTA—on this date, one of the most disastrous trade deals in the history of the U.S. Elsewhere, Israel deported over 400 Palestinians to Lebanese territory in an unprecedented mass expulsion of suspected jihadists.
- 1994 Saturday: North Korea shot down a U.S. Army helicopter which had strayed north of the Demilitarized Zone. The co-pilot, Chief Warrant Officer David Hileman was killed while the pilot, Chief Warrant Officer Bobby Hall, was captured and held for nearly two weeks.
- 1996 Tuesday: Peruvian guerrillas took hundreds of people hostage at the Japanese embassy in Lima. The siege ended on April 22, 1997, when a commando raid stormed the embassy killing all the rebels while two commandos and one hostage died in the fray.
- 1998 Thursday: U.S. House Speaker-designate Bob Livingston, admitted to his Republican colleagues that he’d had extramarital affairs.
- 2000 Sunday: President-elect George W. Bush named Stanford professor Condoleezza Rice his national security adviser and Alberto Gonzales to the White House counsel’s job, the same day Bush was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.
- 2004 Friday: President George W. Bush signs the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Act of 2004, which organizes all the nation’s intelligence agencies and creates the position of national security director. Meanwhile, famed saxophonist with the British band, Colosseum[v]– Dick Heckstall-Smith- died on this date at age 70.
- 2006 Sunday: In Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom, Dennis Payton, saxophonist with the Dave Clark Five died on this date.[vi]
- 2010 Friday: The United Kingdom gives all prisoners serving sentences of less than four years the right to vote. Meanwhile, in Tunisia, a disgruntled citizen- Mohamed Bouazizi sets himself on fire. This would be the catalyst to launch the Tunisian Revolution which in turn would fire up the Arab Spring across the Middle East.
- 2011 Saturday: At Tahir Square in Cairo, Egypt, on the second day of skirmishes between Egyptian army soldiers and raving lunatic Muslim Brotherhood nuts, at least 10 people die and hundreds more suffer serious injuries. Meanwhile in North Korea, dictator Kim Jong Il died after more than a decade of iron rule; he was 69, according to official records, but some reports indicated the old son-of-a-bitch was 70 years or older.
- 2012 Monday: Outside the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun Mausoleum in Pyongyang, North Korea, citizens observe three minutes of silence in honor of dead leader, Kim Jung-Il. Meanwhile, the governor of South Carolina selects Congressman Tim Scott, Republican, to replace outgoing Senator Jim DeMint; Scott is the first black senator from the South since 1881.
- 2013 Tuesday: Cleveland’s Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame announces the list of inductees for 2014 are Peter Gabriel[vii], Hall & Oates[viii], Nirvana[ix], KISS[x], and Cat Stevens[xi]. Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee seeks the release of classified information regarding CIA-sponsored torture of jihadi suspects. Elsewhere, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden offers help to Brazil in its investigation of NSA spying in its country in exchange for asylum.
- 2014 Wednesday: The Obama administration announces it is going to end the embargo on communist Cuba (thanks, Obama). The announcement appeared after the U.S. swapped three Cuban prisoners for American aid worker Alan Gross and an unnamed American spy. Elsewhere, the death toll in West Africa has risen to more than 7,000 as Ebola continues claiming lives. Reports blast the sluggish response by the Chi-Com-controlled World Health Organization.
- 2015 Thursday: Enrique Marquez, friend of Sayed Farook and his lovely wife, Tashfeen Malik who carried out the December 2, 2015, mass shooting at the Christmas party being held by their fellow employees at the Inland Regional Center Bernardino is hit with terrorism charges by the FBI for having purchased some of the guns used by the jihadist couple. Ah, the ‘religion of peace’- Islam. The murderous couple took the lives of at least 14 and wounded numerous others. Both died in a shootout with the police. Meanwhile, we learn that since the jihadist mass murder attacks in Paris, ‘hate crimes’ against Muslim Americans and attacks on mosques have ‘supposedly skyrocketed.’ Stop with the sobbing.
- 2016 Saturday: A jihadist bombing on a bus carrying off-duty Turkish troops in Kayseri Province claims the lives of at least 13 and injures another 56 or so. The government claims the “Kurds did it” when everyone knows ISIS is alive and well in their corrupt country.
- 2017 Sunday: Senator-elect Doug Jones, D-AL, says the “Old Alabama” lost to the “New Alabama,” meaning the dimwit believes the state is going to go BLUE. He would lose his seat in November 2020 to Republican Tommy Tuberville.
- 2018 Monday: A new report arises noting the Russian propaganda efforts to sway media and election on social media are much more intense than previously thought, especially their attempts at swaying the views of African Americans. Everyone knows the Russians are scum and continue doing this just as other nations do- including the U.S. It is what it is. Meanwhile, U.S. Prime Minister Theresa May is facing challenges to her leadership as Brexit continues moving at a snail’s pace. Elsewhere, CBS News says terminated producer Les Moonves, caught up in #MeToo charges, won’t receive his $120 million payout as he leaves the network. Sucks to be him…
- 2019 Tuesday: The run-up to the impeachment vote of President Donald J. Trump continues as Congressman Jaime Raskin, D-MD, sitting in for House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, and ranking member, Congressman Doug Collins, R-SC, appear before the House Rules Committee to hammer out the terms under which the impeachment trial will occur in the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, blasts Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, over his refusal to indulge the Democrat’s desire to call more witnesses noting that the Constitution says nothing about the Senate doing the work of the House. The Senate serves as the jury in impeachment proceedings and nothing more. F**k off, Chuck.
- 2020 Thursday: The U.S. government confirms the recent hacking of various departments. Most believe it’s either Russia or communist China, possibly Iran. Meanwhile, the House GOP urge President Donald J. Trump to veto the $1.4 trillion spending bill soon to come before him for his signature. Elsewhere, director of national intelligence John Ratcliffe says the report on voter and election fraud will not be ready tomorrow as he once promised. We will await its debut.
- 2020 Thursday A: U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark A. Milley meets with the Taliban to discuss the ongoing peace talks in Afghanistan. Next, the Iranian government says they have ‘no doubts’ that Pro-China Joe Biden will not immediately rejoin the JCPOA. Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin says the U.S. should extend the New Start Arms Control Treaty. Putin also says he’s up in the air as to whether he will seek another term (yeah, right) in 2024.
- 2020 Thursday B: One American News Network (OAN) reported late yesterday evening on the ties Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, aka “Cocaine Mitch,” he has to communist China. His wife, Elaine Chao, is the daughter of a Chi-Com shipping magnate and that the Chi-Coms gave “Cocaine Mitch” $1 million to help in his re-election campaign. He and his wife apparently are extremely wealthy thanks to cultivation and investment by the Chi-Coms. Although we have heard these rumors before, we now believe them to be the truth thanks to his pushing aside of President Donald J. Trump from almost after the 2020 Presidential Election. Shame on you, Senator McConnell, shame on you.
- 2020 Thursday C: A recent Emerson poll reports that Senator Kelly Loeffler holds a 3-point lead over far-left, pro-Nation of Islam bigot the ‘Reverend’ Raphael Warnock in their Georgia run-off Senate race while her fellow Senator David Perdue is in a dead heat with pajama boy, Jon Ossoff. Elsewhere, Google and parent company Alphabet are hit with their third anti-trust lawsuit over their abuse of market power. Texas and nine other states are going after the corrupt entity and we hope that they end up being broken up along with Facebook and Twitter. Meanwhile, we hear that following Vice President Mike Pence holds the final confirmation count on January 6 in the U.S. Senate, he will then leave on an overseas trip.
- 2020 Thursday D: Atlantic City is going to auction off the right to implode the former Trump Casino in that city. Meanwhile, the Chinese Virus pandemic has caused 8 million Americans to fall into poverty over the last six months. Elsewhere, due to redistricting beginning next year, political observers predict the GOP will recapture the House of Representatives in 2022. That is, unless the Democrats use their fraudulent vote corruption and theft strategy, which many astute political observers such as we believe will cause the GOP NEVER to win another election ever. Speaking of Democratic corruption, President Trump says thousands of dead people voted across Nevada in last month’s presidential election. Might as well have added the illegal aliens, the felons, the incarcerated, the underage, the stupid, the ignorant, and the space aliens, too.
- 2020 Thursday E: Astronomers say they have detected radio transmissions from an exoplanet. So far, astronomers have discovered more than 4,500 exoplanets orbiting other stars but this is the first time they have discovered radio signals- or so they believe- coming from one of these planets. Astronomers have reported the signals come from the Tau Boötes system, one that contains a binary star and an exoplanet. They believe the emissions come from the planet itself. The system if 51 light years from earth with a light year equaling approximately 6 trillion miles. Quite a ways away, folks.
- 2020 Thursday F: President Donald J. Trump withholds $200 million in Medicaid money from California. HHS Secretary Alex Azar will withhold the money over the state’s demand that insurers provide abortion coverage at taxpayers’ expense. Meanwhile, the John Roberts’ U.S. Supreme Court rejects a Kentucky religious school’s desire to reopen despite the Chi-Vi lockdown. Elsewhere, Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announces a statewide ballot audit. Next, California Democratic Congressman Eric “Farter-in-Chief” Swalwell keeps his lips zipped over his alleged lengthy ongoing affair with a Chi-Com MSS agent. Finally, a Homeland Security Department watchdog blasts ICE for putting illegal aliens in solitary confinement and abusing them mentally. Oh, boohoo, mojados, don’t come.
- 2020 Thursday I: Speaking of the Chi-Vi, states say Pfizer vaccine estimates for next week have been slashed. Elsewhere, the FDA announces a study that may allow for homosexual and bisexual men to give blood donations, something that has never been allowed because of them spreading HIV-AIDS. Finally, the CDC reports that drug overdose deaths in the U.S. over a 12-month period are the highest ever.
- 2020 Wednesday J: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 30,303.37, UP 148.83 points (+0.49%). Next, the NASDAQ: 12,764.75, UP 106.56 points (+0.84%). Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,722.48, UP 21.31 points (+0.58%). The price of GOLD is $1,885.20 per troy oz., -5.20 (-0.28%) while the price of SILVER is $26.02 per troy ounce, -0.166 (-0.63%). The price of PLATINUM is $1,044.30 per troy oz, -5.80 (-0.55%) while the price of COPPER is $3.64 per pound, +0.0405 (+1.12%). The price of PALLADIUM is $2,347.50 per troy oz, -0.70 (-0.03%). The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $48.23 per barrel, -0.13 (-0.27%). Currently, one-dollar U.S. = 6.54 Chi-Com yuan. Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.82 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.88.
- 2020 Wednesday K: Here is tonight’s Thursday Night Football game: (1) Los Angeles Chargers, 30 (5-9) @ Las Vegas Raiders, 27 (8-6) OT.
- 2020 Thursday L: Folks, we encourage everyone to remain vigilant to discover what the Chi-Coms, the Russians, the Iranians, the Venezuelans, Cubans, North Koreans, and the lackeys in the U.S., the Democrats are up to today…speaking of these scurrilous skunks, ‘President-elect pro-China Joe’ Biden informs the world that ‘he is not concerned with son Hunter’s increasing legal troubles’ regarding tax fraud, corruption, and dealing with hostile foreign powers. Lock him up and throw away the key. Regarding Hunter, President Trump says he has ‘nothing to do’ with any federal prosecution of “Pro-China Joe” Biden’s son.
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[i] We hope to share the music of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band as well as Al Kooper sometime in the next 10-15 years. We hope you will remain with us as loyal readers.
[ii] We look forward to doing the music of Steely Dan at some point within the next 10-15 years. Please stay with us.
[iii] We presented another series of interconnected bands which included Free, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, the Firm, Mott the Hoople, Ian Hunter, the Yardbirds, and a plethora of solo and group efforts beginning on Wednesday, 02-July-2014 through Sunday, 19-October-2014. We definitely hope that you will seek this music out and consider adding it to your growing collection.
[iv] Not sure when we will begin promoting the music of R.E.M. but look forward to doing so as they are awesome.
[v] We look forward to sharing the music of this influential British band within the next five years. Colosseum was overlooked when we shared the group of interconnected bands in which, Humble Pie, was a part. Sorry for the oversight.
[vi] Not sure when we will begin promoting the music of the Dave Clark Five but when we do, we will also present the music of Paul Revere and the Raiders, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, and the Box Tops. Stick around for the day when we do.
[vii] We promoted the music of Genesis and its members beginning on Tuesday, 02-April-2019 through Sunday, 15-September-2019. This included not only the parent group but also Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Mike + the Mechanics, and Phil Collins. Please, look for them.
[viii] We hope at some point in the next 10-15 years to share the music of Hall and Oates, one of the 1970s biggest rock acts.
[ix] We hope to share the music of Nirvana with the world within the next decade or so when we will do a series of Grunge Rock bands.
[x] We look forward to sharing the music of KISS by at least 2035. We hope you will be with us at that time.
[xi] If we ever arrive at doing the music of Cat Stevens, it will be because we have done everyone else and are beginning to do country and folk music. Please, stick around to see.
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