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362. TODAY IN HISTORY—SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2020:
END OF CHRISTMAS WEEK CELEBRATION 2020
KWANZAA CELEBRATION 2020 DAY TWO
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice William Johnson; Heavyweight boxer Tim Witherspoon, Dire Straits featuring David Knopfler, Foreigner featuring Mick Jones, King Crimson featuring Peter Sinfield, the Moody Blues featuring Mike Pinder, Spirit featuring Al Staehely, and Steppenwolf featuring Larry Byrom:
- 418: Saturday Etalius begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 537 Monday: The builders at Constantinople begin building the St. Sofia Church.
- 1512 Tuesday: King Ferdinand II issued the original Laws of Burgos, which he intended to regulate the treatment of indigenous people on Hispaniola by Spanish settlers.
- 1771 Wednesday: In Charleston, S.C., future 14th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice William Johnson is born. President Thomas Jefferson would nominate his fellow Federalist to fill the seat of Associate Justice Alfred Moore. Johnson would serve from 05-07-1804 to 08-04-1834.
- 1822 Thursday: Scientist Louis Pasteur was born in Dole, France.
- 1831 Monday: Naturalist Charles Darwin set out on a round-the-world voyage aboard the HMS Beagle.
- 1845 Friday: Dr. Crawford Williamson Long used anesthesia for childbirth for the first time. The event was the delivery of his own child in Jefferson, Ga.
- 1871 Tuesday: Organizers hold the first cat show at the Crystal Palace in London, England.
- 1900 Thursday: Carrie Nation staged her first raid on a saloon at the Carey Hotel in Wichita, Kan. She broke every one of the liquor bottles that she saw.
- 1904 Tuesday: James Barrie’s play “Peter Pan: The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” opened at the Duke of York’s Theater in London.
- 1926 Monday: City Leaders named Latkin Square in the Bronx after the first Jewish-American soldier to die during World War I.
- 1927 Tuesday: The musical play “Show Boat,” with music by Jerome Kern and libretto by Oscar Hammerstein II opened at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York. Elsewhere in the Soviet Union, Josef Stalin wins the All-Union Congress in the U.S.S.R. with Leon Trotsky expelled from the party.
- 1932 Tuesday: New York City’s Radio City Music Hall opened to the public in midtown Manhattan. (Unfortunately, the management considered opening night, which consisted of several hours of live acts, a disaster, prompting the owners to shift to a format of showing a movie followed by a stage show).
- 1939 Wednesday: 50,000 people die in Turkish earthquake.
- 1941 Saturday : Japanese warplanes bomb Manila even though the city’s leader declared it an “open city.” Mike Pinder, future keyboardist with the Moody Blues[i] was born on this date in Great Britain. Meanwhile, on the Eastern Front, even though fighting was horrendous and hundreds of thousands of Red Army soldiers dead and wounded, Marshal Zhukov notes that for the first time since Operation Barbarossa began, his troops were switching from the beaten, humiliated soldiers they had been, enduring one loss after another, to one with confidence, patriotism, and a desire to beat the invaders.
- 1942 Sunday: The Red Army continues its operations to reduce Stalingrad via continuous artillery bombardments, air strikes, and infantry assaults. South and North of the city, the Wehrmacht continues trying to stop the disasters befalling Axis allied troops who are fleeing towards the west so as not to be scooped up in big bags of prisoners. The Italian Eighth Army- not well-equipped for the winter continue trying to extricate their men from one trap after another laid for them by the Soviets.
- 1943 Monday: The German warship “Scharnhorst” sinks in the Baltic Sea following the Battle of the North Cape. Of the 1,968 officers and crew aboard the Nazi vessel, only 36 were plucked from the water by the victorious British before they were called off- even though voices calling for help could be heard from the darkness. Meanwhile in Great Britain, future founding member of the progressive rock band, King Crimson[ii]—Peter Sinfield (vocals and lyrics)—is born.
- 1944 Wednesday: Michael Leslie “Mick” Jones, future guitarist with British bands, Spooky Tooth[iii] and Foreigner[iv] was born in England on this date.
- 1945 Thursday: Twenty-eight nations signed an agreement creating the World Bank. Elsewhere, future rock bassist with Los Angeles band, Spirit[v]—Al Staehely—is born on this date.
- 1947 Saturday: The original version of the puppet character Howdy Doody made its debut on NBC’s Puppet Playhouse.
- 1948 Monday: Larry Byrom, future guitarist with the rock band, Steppenwolf[vi], was born on this date.
- 1949 Tuesday: Queen Juliana of the Netherlands signed an act recognizing Indonesia’s sovereignty after more than three centuries of Dutch rule.
- 1951 Thursday: In Cincinnati, Ohio, a Crosley automobile, with a steering wheel on the right side, became the first vehicle of its kind to be placed in service for mail delivery.
- 1952 Saturday: Future member of the British rock band, Dire Straits[vii]–David Knopfler (guitars/keyboards/vocals 1977-1980)—is born on this date.
- 1953 Sunday: The Detroit Lions beat the Cleveland Browns in the NFL Championship Game, 17-16.
- 1957 Friday: Future heavyweight boxer Tim Witherspoon is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on this date. He would compile a professional record of 69 fights, 55 wins (38 KO), 13 losses, and 1 draw.
- 1958 Saturday: American physicist James Van Allen reported the discovery of a second radiation belt around the Earth, in addition to one discovered earlier in the year.
- 1959 Sunday: In the NFL Championship Game, the Baltimore Colts beat the New York Giants 31-16.
- 1964 Sunday: In the NFL Championship Game, the Cleveland Browns beat the Baltimore Colts 27-0.
- 1968 Friday: Apollo 8 and the 3 astronauts aboard it made a safe nighttime splashdown in Pacific Ocean.
- 1970 Sunday: The musical play “Hello, Dolly!” closed on Broadway after a run of 2,844 performances.
- 1978 Wednesday: King Juan Carlos I of Spain ratifies the nation’s first constitution.
- 1979 Thursday: Soviet forces seized control of Afghanistan. President Hafizullah Amin was overthrown, executed, and the Russians put Babrak Karmal in power. Meanwhile, at Madison Square Garden, the Red Army hockey team beats the New York Rangers, 5-2.
- 1985 Friday: The authorities found American naturalist Dian Fossey, 53, who had studied gorillas in the wild in Rwanda, hacked to death by unknown assailants. Elsewhere, Palestinian guerillas opened fire inside the Rome and Vienna airports; they murdered 19 people while police and security services shot dead the four terrorists.
- 1994 Tuesday: Four Roman Catholic priests—three French and a Belgian—was shot to death in their rectory in Algiers, a day after French commandoes killed four radical Islamists who had hijacked an Air France jetliner from Algiers to Marseille.
- 1995 Wednesday: Israeli jeeps sped out of the West Bank town of Ramallah, capping a seven-week pullout giving POS terrorist leader Yasser Arafat control over 90 percent of the West Bank’s 1 million Palestinian residents and one-third of its land.
- 2001 Thursday: Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld announced that Taliban and al-Qaida prisoners would be held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, now known as “Club Gitmo.”
- 2002 Friday: A defiant North Korea ordered U.N. nuclear inspectors to get the hell out of their country and proclaimed it would restart a laboratory capable of producing plutonium for nuclear weapons; the emasculated nuclear watchdog said its inspectors were ‘staying put’ for the time being. Big words from a bunch of losers.
- 2004 Monday: The death toll continued to rise in southern Asia in the wake of a huge tsunami triggered by a monster earthquake underneath the Indian Ocean.
- 2007 Thursday: Following a campaign rally, terrorists assassinated opposition leader Benazir Bhutto during a suicide bomb attack in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
- 2011 Tuesday: Sears Holding Company reveals its plan for closing over 100 Sears and K-Mart Stores across the United States.
- 2012 Thursday: Toyota Motor Corporation agrees to pay $1 billion to settle over a dozen sudden acceleration cases.
- 2013 Friday: An error on the Delta Air Lines website allows thousands of customers to buy tickets for super-low fares, some 90% below regular ticket prices; Delta takes responsibility for the error and announces that it will honor ticket purchases as well as frequent flier miles earned on the reduced-fare flights.
- 2014 Saturday: Sony Corporation’s gaming service is back online after a hacking attack disrupted its PlayStation Network; the company is probing whether this incident is related to the attack on its Sony Pictures Division earlier this month. Meanwhile, Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish scumbag who shot and wounded Pope John Paul II in 1981, laid white flowers on the saint’s tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica.
- 2015 Sunday: Iraqi military forces kill or drive out ISIS thugs from the city of Ramadi after heavy fighting. The jihadist group captured the city in May and the Iraqis aided by U.S. advisers and air power cleaned the clocks of the scum who terrorized the city for months. Elsewhere, after the Chicago Police Department kills two black Americans, people take to the streets demanding POS Mayor Rahm Emanuel resign from office. (He didn’t).
- 2016 Tuesday: As the United States prepares to speed up arms shipments to Syrian rebels, Russia launches another protest against the Obama-led United States, soon to be the Trump-led United States. Speaking of U.S. arms sales, the United States comes in with the title of biggest arms merchant in the world with sales totaling more than $40 billion. Meanwhile, during a visit to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expresses ‘regret’ for the 1941 strike by his country on the naval and air base.
- 2017 Wednesday: In Kabul, Afghanistan, the so-called ‘religion of peace’- Islam- strikes again: ISIS carries out a suicide bombing that kills at least 40 people and wounds countless others. Thank you, so nice. Elsewhere, Judge Roy Moore sues to stop Alabama from certifying the recent U.S. Senate race that will confirm Democrat Doug Jones won it. We don’t think he did.
- 2018 Thursday: Richard Overton, the nation’s oldest living World War II veteran who was also believed to be the oldest living man in the U.S., died in Texas at the age of 112. Meanwhile, Fake News Media continues lamenting how the ‘government shutdown’ may continue into the New Year. The only reason it’s going in the first place is because Democrats won’t fund the southern border wall, a wall that will STOP open borders. Democrats wise the f**k up, we don’t want to be overrun by swarms of illegal aliens.
- 2019 Friday: While enfeebled House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi continues holding the articles of impeachment lodged against President Donald J. Trump but not carried over to the Senate as the law states they must, experts continue debating whether ‘Trump is actually impeached’ of he is not. Pelosi says, ‘he is and will forever be’ but others say, ‘no, he’s not, not until the declining speaker carries them over to the upper chamber and presents them to the Senate majority leader.’ Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve claims that ‘Trump’s economic war with communist China has backfired.’ They don’t like the tariffs.
- 2020 Sunday: Republican Congressman-elect Andrew Clyde of Georgia’s 9th congressional district wants to eliminate ALL firearms background checks as a means of protecting the 2nd Amendment from liberal dismantlement. Meanwhile, New York state Democrats urge the uppity Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez NOT to primary Senate Minority Leader Chuckie Schumer when he comes up for re-election. We hope she does as it will be the end of her political career.
- 2020 Sunday A: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and election investigators are running another audit of election signatures. Speaking of fraudulent elections, President Donald J. Trump calls out the Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, Democrat, for resisting calls for an investigation into the rampant voter fraud and corruption that occurred across the state in the hours and days after Election Day November 3, 2020. Meanwhile, in Rockford, Illinois, cops are on a manhunt after last night’s fatal shootings at the Don Carter Lanes bowling alley in which three people died and another three were wounded. Elsewhere, after another thug fires into a crowd in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, two people died and several others were injured. Cops there are seeking the 37-year-old shooter.
- 2020 Sunday B: In Nashville, federal, state, and local cops are closing in on the perp behind the RV bomb explosion in downtown that damaged 41 buildings- a revised figure from the original 20- and searched the home of a suspect, a computer tech specialist named Anthony Quinn Warner.
- 2020 Sunday C: We learned of yet another outrage committed by Nancy Pelosi’s nephew, Governor Gavin Newsom of California. Californians voted to increase gas taxes two election cycles ago so the state’s crumbling roads systems could be repaired. The promise to the voters was that the tax revenues would go directly to the road repairs but oh, no, with the stroke of a pen on an executive order, Gavin Newsom redirected the $5 billion the road improvement law raised into fighting GLOBAL WARMING as well as funding the defunct high-speed rail system (and we also think into CalPERS, the state’s penniless state employees retirement fund). Anyone living in California MUST SIGN the recall petition. This POS must go.
- 2020 Sunday D: On the healthcare front, we learn that 1.56 billion PPE masks will find their way into the Pacific and Indian Oceans this year because Asians could give a flying f**k about polluting the world’s oceans. Meanwhile, as fears increase over the new strain of the Chi-Vi discovered in Great Britain, California health officials now are testing for the B1.1.7 strain of the Chi-Com Virus. Speaking of this foul lab-engineered disease, a New York state healthcare network is under investigation for unauthorized distribution of the Wuhan Virus vaccine. Elsewhere, Japan shuts down air travel other than for its citizens returning home over fears of the B1.1.7 Xi Jinping Bat Flu strain. Finally, three European nations- Germany, Hungary, and Slovakia administer the first China Virus vaccinations in Europe to citizens over the age of 80.
- 2020 Sunday E: Folks, here are the numbers for the Xi Jinping Yellow Bat Flu- the -disease the Chi-Coms manufactured in their Wuhan biowarfare lab and their allies, the Democratic Party- used to throw the election to “Pro-China Joe” Biden, aka “Chi-Com Joe”: Here are the statistics for the planet as a whole: 80,671,407 confirmed cases, +505,047, 1,762,630, confirmed deaths, +7,868, and 45,612,622 confirmed recoveries, +362,356. Next, here are the stats for the United States, the intended target of the Chinese-engineered Wuhan Virus pandemic: 19,262,641 confirmed cases, up 227,422 from yesterday’s reporting, 336,458 confirmed deaths, UP 1,819, and 8,412,707 confirmed recoveries, UP 97,410.
- 2020 Sunday F: 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: 2,144,430 confirmed cases, 24,231 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 20,970 confirmed cases, 285 confirmed deaths, and no longer any mention of confirmed recoveries at this point. Finally, here are the stats for leftist-Marxist-socialist hellhole of Washington: 240,763 confirmed cases, 3,283 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Let’s look at one other state: New Jersey- currently, they have 463,166 confirmed cases, 18,630 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Let’s look at Israel’s numbers now that Mo is living there: 401,470 confirmed cases, 3,226 confirmed deaths, and 364,012 confirmed recoveries. Speaking of Israel, anti-Benjamin Netanyahu protesters are in the streets of the country demanding he step down from office.
- 2020 Sunday G: White House economic adviser Stephen Moore says that ‘tax cuts for businesses should be included in the COVID-19 relief bill,’ which would help all of them get back on their feet sooner as would the authoritarian governors allowing everyone to return to work instead of persecuting people who want to open their businesses or return to work. Regarding the economy, U.S. retail sales have risen by 3-percent over the course of the holidays meaning big box stores and online businesses are cleaning up while smaller businesses are dying.
- 2020 Sunday H: Here are today’s NFL games: (5) Chicago Bears, 41 (8-7) @ Jacksonville Jaguars, 17 (1-14) Sunday 10:00 A.M. (6) Atlanta Falcons, 14 (4-11) @ Kansas City Chiefs, 17 (14-1) 10:00 A.M. (7) Indianapolis Colts, 24 (10-5) @ Pittsburgh Steelers, 28 (12-3) 10:00 A.M. (8) Cleveland Browns, 16 (10-5) @ New York Jets, 23 (2-13) 10:00 A.M. (9) Cincinnati Bengals, 37 (4-10-1) @ Houston Texans, 31 (4-11) 10:00 A.M. (10) New York Giants, 13 (5-10) @ Baltimore Ravens, 27 (10-5) 10:00 A.M. (11) Denver Broncos, 16 (5-10) @ Los Angeles Chargers, 19 (6-9) 1:05 P.M. (12) Carolina Panthers, 20 (5-10) @ Washington Redskins, 13 (6-9) 1:05 P.M. (13) Philadelphia Eagles, 17 (4-10-1) @ Dallas Cowboys, 37 (6-9) 1:25 P.M. (14) Los Angeles Rams, 9 (9-6) @ Seattle Seahawks, 20 (11-4) 1:25 P.M. (15) Tennessee Titans, 14 (10-5) @ Green Bay Packers, 40 (12-3) 5:20 P.M. Tomorrow night’s Monday Night Football Game: (16) Buffalo Bills (11-3) @ New England Patriots (6-8) 5:15 P.M.
- 2020 Sunday I: Wow, another week comes to an end and the Chi-Coms and their allies in Iran (s-hole country), Russia (another s-hole country), Canada (a real s-hole country), and Cuba, Venezuela, and other s-hole countries NEVER sleep nor do their Democratic Party allies in the U.S. We will keep you posted- you stick around and find out WTF they’re doing…
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[i] We promoted the music of the Moody Blues and of the band’s members beginning on Monday, 23-October-2017 through Sunday, 11-February-2018. We definitely hope you will check them out and consider adding them to your collection.
[ii] We promoted the music of King Crimson, one of the greatest prog-rock bands of all time beginning on Monday, 20-October-2014 through Sunday, 21-December-2014. We hope you will check them out as the remain active to this day.
[iii] We promoted the music of Spooky Tooth, Mott the Hoople, and Widowmaker- among other interconnected bands beginning on Friday, 25-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014. We hope you will check out this collection of great rock music. Even the worst albums among them beats the crap out of any bull crap music one hears today.
[iv] We definitely look forward to promoting the music of Foreigner one of these days, perhaps in 2020?
[v] We promoted the music of the great California rock band, Spirit- and the music of its members- beginning on Monday, 18-June-2012 through Friday, 10-August-2012. We hope you will seek this band out and add it to your growing collection of top-quality rock music.
[vi] We promoted the music of Steppenwolf, beginning on Friday, 25-May-2012 through Sunday, 17-June-2012. You definitely need to check the music of this iconic band out ASAP.
[vii] We hope to promote the music of Dire Straits within the next decade.
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