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363. TODAY IN HISTORY—MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2020:
KWANZAA CELEBRATION 2020 DAY THREE
Presidents Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson; Vice President John C. Calhoun, Stan Lee, and “The Bolero” by Maurice Ravel:
- 418 Sunday: St. Boniface I begins his reign as the Catholic Pope.
- 1065 Thursday: Westminster Abbey opens in London, England.
- 1612 Tuesday: Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei observed the planet Neptune but mistook it for a star. However, in 1846, the astronomer, Johann Gottfried Galle, saw it for what it was—a planet—, which earned the planet its ‘official discovery.’
- 1694 Saturday: After more than five years of joint rule with her husband, King William III, Queen Mary II of England died.
- 1732 Friday: “The Pennsylvania Gazette,” owned by Benjamin Franklin, ran an ad for the first issue of “Poor Richard’s Almanac.”
- 1832 Thursday: John C. Calhoun became the first vice president of the United States to resign, stepping down because of differences with President Andrew Jackson.
- 1836 Tuesday: Spain recognized Mexico’s independence.
- 1846 Sunday: Iowa became the 29th state admitted to the Union.
- 1856 Saturday: The 28th president of the U.S., Thomas Woodrow Wilson, was born in Staunton, Virginia.
- 1869 Monday: William E. Semple, of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, patented an acceptable chewing gum.
- 1879 Saturday: A section of the Tay Bridge in Dundee, Scotland collapsed as a train was traveling over it, sending an estimated 75 people to their deaths in the river below it.
- 1895 Friday: In Paris, the first commercial public screening of cinematographic films took place.
- 1903 Monday: An electric lamp sets fire to the Iroquois Theater in New York; 602 people die in the resulting blaze.
- 1908 Monday: A major earthquake followed by a tsunami killed over 75,000 at Messina in Sicily.
- 1912 Saturday: San Francisco’s Municipal Railway began operations with Mayor James Rolph, Jr., at the controls of Streetcar No. 1 as 50,000 spectators looked on.
- 1917 Friday: The New York Evening Mail published “A Neglected Anniversary,” a facetious, as well as fictitious, essay by H. L. Mencken recounting the history of bathtubs in America.
- 1922 Thursday: In Manhattan, NYC, future Marvel comics icon, Stan Lee, is born.
- 1937 Tuesday: Maurice Ravel[i]—composer of “The Bolero” among other well-known works—died in Paris at age 62. Meanwhile, the Irish Free State became the Republic of Ireland when a new constitution established the country as a sovereign state under the name of Eire.
- 1941 Sunday: A state of siege goes into effect in Bohemia/Moravia as the Germans crack down on their opponents in the resistance movement in Czechoslovakia.
- 1942 Monday: During World War II, the German military command orders the strategic withdrawal of German and allied Axis units in the Caucasus as the Russian winter offensive farther to the north around Stalingrad and the Don Front threatens to trap them south of the Volga River. Meanwhile, the Vichy governor of French Somaliland hands the colony over to British and Free French forces fighting to secure it.
- 1943 Tuesday: As the Japanese continue overextending themselves in Burma, Nationalist Chinese troops are winning some battles against them in northern Burma. This marks a change in the region during World War II.
- 1944 Thursday: The musical “On the Town,” with music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, opened on Broadway. Meanwhile, as Greece continues to implode between the Royalists and the communists, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden are in Athens trying to bring peace among the factions.
- 1945 Friday: Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance.
- 1950 Thursday: Chinese Communist troops cross the 38th Parallel into South Korea during the Korean War.
- 1952 Sunday: The Detroit Lions beat the Cleveland Browns in the NFL Championship Game by a score of 17-7.
- 1961 Thursday: The Tennessee Williams’ play, “Night of the Iguana,” opened on Broadway. Elsewhere, former first lady Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, second wife of President Woodrow Wilson, died in Washington at age 89.
- 1964 Monday: Initial filming of “Dr. Zhivago” began on location near Madrid, Spain.
- 1972 Thursday: Kim IL Sung, the premier of North Korea, became the country’s president under a new constitution. This is all BS as the country is an authoritarian regime in which, homicidal maniacs run the show. No country should put up with any threats from this corrupt regime. They must be nuked off the map.
- 1973 Friday: President Richard M. Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act into law. Elsewhere, Alexander Solzhenitsyn published “The Gulag Archipelago,” an expose of the Soviet prison system.
- 1975 Sunday: The Red Army beats the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden by a score of 7-3.
- 1981 Monday: Elizabeth Jordan Carr, the first American test-tube baby, was born in Norfolk, Virginia.
- 1982 Tuesday: Three days of race riots erupted following Miami Police Department officers shooting and mortally wounding Nevell Johnson Jr. in a video arcade. One other person lost his life during the disturbances.
- 1984 Friday: The TV soap opera “The Edge of Night,” which first aired on CBS, then on ABC, ended a 28-year run with its final episode. Meanwhile, movie director Sam Peckinpah, 59, died in Inglewood, California.
- 1987 Monday: Authorities discovered the bodies of 14 relatives of Ronald Gene Simmons at his home near Dover, Arkansas, after Simmons shot and killed two other people in Russellville. After a jury found him guilty of the crime of mass murder, the state executed him in 1990.
- 1989 Thursday: Alexander Dubcek, the former Czechoslovak Communist leader who suffered a Soviet-led Warsaw Pact invasion in 1968 to depose him, was named president of the country’s parliament.
- 1991 Saturday: Nine people died in a rush to get into a basketball game at City College in New York.
- 1993 Tuesday: The Dow Jones Industrial Average hits record 3793.49.
- 1999 Tuesday: Clayton Moore, television’s “Lone Ranger,” died in West Hills, California, at age 85.
- 2001 Friday: The National Guard was called out to aid Buffalo, N.Y., dig out from a paralyzing five-day storm that had dumped nearly 7 feet of snow.
- 2003 Sunday: Libya, for the first time, allowed U.N. nuclear officials to inspect four sites related to its nuclear weapons program.
- 2004 Tuesday: The U.S. Agency for International Development said it was adding $20 million to an initial $15 million contribution for Asian tsunami relief as Secretary of State General Colin Powell bristled at a United Nations official’s suggestion that the U.S. was being ‘stingy.’
- 2007 Friday: Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was laid to rest as the country’s army tried to quell a frenzy of rioting in the wake of her assassination.
- 2010 Tuesday: Anthropologists discover the remains of a human being 400,000 years-old in Israel; challenging the theory, that humanity began in Africa.
- 2011 Wednesday: If Western nations threaten to enforce further sanctions on Iran, the Iranian threatens to shut down the Straits of Hormuz.
- 2012 Friday: At 115 years, 266-days old, Jiroemon Kimura of Japan becomes the oldest-known living human being on the planet.
- 2014 Sunday: The United States and allied forces end the combat mission in Afghanistan, which began in 2001 after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U.S.; about 13,000 troops will stay to train Afghan police and military forces in their fight against the Taliban.
- 2015 Monday: In Cleveland, a grand jury says there will be no charges lodged against the police officers who shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice as he played with a toy gun in a city park on November 22, 2014. Meanwhile, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel cuts his vacation to the communist paradise of Cuba short as calls for his resignation continue to grow back home over the thousands of shootings that never seem to end.
- 2016 Wednesday: Vladimir Putin of Russia says that a ceasefire between the Syrian government and the rebels has been reached. This follows claims of 40 or more people being killed in the suburbs of Damascus by government-led airstrikes.
- 2017 Thursday: Protests begin breaking out in Iran over women protesting the compulsory wearing of the hijab. The Iranian cops arrest Vida Mohaved which leads to more protests breaking out across the authoritarian country.
- 2018 Friday: After a two-day manhunt, authorities arrested a suspected drunken driver accused of killing a California police officer who had pulled him over; they said the man later identified as Paulo Virgen Mendoza was attempting to scamper back to Mexico, where he lived before illegally crossing into the United States. He later pleaded not guilty to murder in the shooting death of Cpl. Ronil Singh.
- 2019 Saturday: Following the death of the POS Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi at the hands of U.S. Special Forces in Syria, ISIS in Nigeria behead 10 Christian captives in retribution. Meanwhile, famed radio shock jock and host of “Imus in the Morning,” Don Imus, dies at age 79. Finally, a federal study says that ‘Trump’s tariffs on the Chi-Coms backfired, caused job losses, and higher prices in the U.S.
- 2020 Monday: First up, the New York Post is now urging President Donald J. Trump to concede the 2020 Presidential Election. We guess in order for the Post to climb back into the good graces of the Fake News Media after the Hunter Biden laptop story, they have to throw President Trump under the bus. Meanwhile, President Trump signs the COVID-19 Relief and Funding bill worth a combined $1.4 trillion. That means, we will be borrowing more cash from the Chi-Coms and will probably be handing over U.S. citizens the communist thugs want to punish, editorialists and authors like us. Wow. Republican Congressman Mo Brooks from Alabama’s 5th congressional district says the ‘debut junkies will approve the $2,000 stimulus checks requested by the 45th president.’
- 2020 Monday A: In North Korea, dictator thug Kim Jong Un prepares to open the communist party congress amid rising dissatisfaction with his crappy rule. Maybe they will execute HIM with an AA gun like they did his uncle? Meanwhile, the Chi-Coms jail journalist Zhang Zang for a 4-year stretch in a Chi-Com lockup for having reported the truth about the Xi Jinping Bat Flu now ravaging the world. Elsewhere, NATO reports that it had to scramble jets to intercept Russian warplanes 300-plus times over the course of 2020. If we shot some of them down like Turkey did, they would stop violating NATO airspace. Finally, the Chi-Coms are angry yet again with President Trump and the U.S. over support for the REAL China- Taiwan- and Tibet, two countries claimed by Beijing as theirs. The support is in the BIG BILL President Trump signed.
- 2020 Monday B: Incoming House Democrats won’t commit to supporting Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi for speaker. BIG DEAL- we heard the same thing in 2018 and after bold statements, ALL freshmen Democrats walked under the yoke and dutifully voted for the aging, disheveled speaker out of fear. The AOC (Suicide) Squad talked the big talk and then buckled to Speaker Pelosi like the juvenile little girls they are- sheeple, people, sheeple. Elsewhere, Lori Loughlin walks free from her two-month prison sentence for bribing education officials to get her subpar daughters into BIG NAME universities. Meanwhile, Jeffrey Epstein’s procurer Ghislaine Maxwell cannot buy her way of out prison- even after offering $28 million and real estate. She must remain in the slammer until she goes on trial on July 2021.
- 2020 Monday C: Ho, ho, ho: in Chicago over the weekend, seven people were shot dead and more than 20 others wounded in the Christmas holiday fracas, which is less than normal, if you can believe that. Elsewhere, President Donald J. Trump announces he will do a rally in the Peach State on January 4, 2021 to aid Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in their fight to retain their seats. Senators Loeffler, Tommy Tuberville, Rand Paul, and some others (where is David Perdue?) plan to join with their House counterparts in contesting the 2020 Presidential Election’s corrupt and crooked results on January 06, 2021.
- 2020 Monday D: The Department of Justice is launching a probe in Zoom for the online telecommunications/networking entity’s handing over of U.S. user data and information to Beijing. WTF is up with all these corrupt, crooked, devious companies sucking at Beijing’s teats? People, do the RIGHT THING, RESIST COMMUNISM and their flipping money! Speaking of national security issues, the U.S. Department of Defense is adding additional members to the Defense Policy Board.
- 2020 Monday E: 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: 81,114,788 confirmed cases, +419,834, 1,770,562, confirmed deaths, +7,429, and 45,867,925 confirmed recoveries, +253,910. Next, here are the stats for the United States, the intended target of the Chinese-engineered Xi Jinping Bat Flu pandemic: 19,484,710 confirmed cases, up 189,272 from yesterday’s reporting, 338,290 confirmed deaths, UP 1,157, and 8,591,658 confirmed recoveries, UP 157,560.
- 2020 Monday 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: 2,181,311 confirmed cases, 24,331 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 21,064 confirmed cases, 285 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Finally, here are the stats for leftist-Marxist-socialist hellhole of Washington: 241,036 confirmed cases, 3,283 confirmed deaths (for some unknown reason, less than last week’s count), and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Let’s look at one other state: Minnesota, currently, they have 410,197 confirmed cases, 5,219 confirmed deaths, and 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: 406,456 confirmed cases, 3,247 confirmed deaths, and 366,321 confirmed recoveries. Let us look at another nation: Poland: they have 1,261,010 confirmed cases of the CHI-VI, 27,147 confirmed deaths and 1,005,376 confirmed recoveries.
- 2020 Monday G: Here are the stats for today’s Stock Market closes: first the DOW Jones Industrial Average, 30,403.97, UP 204.10 points (+0.68%). Next, here are the stats for the NASDAQ: 12,899.42, UP 94.69 points (+0.74%). Finally, here are the numbers for the S&P 500: 3,735.36, UP 32.30 points (+0.87%). Price of GOLD: $1,882.50 per troy oz., +2.10 (+0.11%) Here is the price of SILVER: $26.63 per troy oz., +0.091 (+0.34%). Price of PLATINUM: $1,041.80 per troy oz., -1.30 (-0.12%). Price of PALLADIUM: $2,351.80 per troy oz., +5.90 (+0.25%). Here is the price of COPPER: $3.58 per #, +0.011 (+0.31%). Price of Light Sweet Crude Oil per barrel: $47.83, +0.21 (+0.44%). Today, one-dollar U.S. = 6.53 PRC yuan whereas one U.S. greenback = 0.82 euros. Just for a lark, $1 U.S. = 77.07 Afghan Afghani. Elsewhere, Dick Morris reports to Newsmax TV that the brother of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger works for Huawei and lives in China. Wow. Ron Raffensperger is the CTO of Huawei Enterprise Storage Solutions which is based in Shenzhen, communist China- how many more ties to the Chi-Coms do we need?
- 2020 Monday H: Tonight is the final Monday Night Football game for the 2020-21 Season: (16) Buffalo Bills, 38 (12-3) @ New England Patriots, 9 (6-9) 5:15 P.M.
- 2020 Monday I: Senator Bernie Sanders, DSPUSA-VT, says he will ‘override the veto’ battle taking place in the U.S. Senate tomorrow as the Senate seeks to override the president’s veto of the Defense Bill, mostly over the fact that there is nothing within it to strip the immunity BIG TECH seemingly enjoys when it comes to doing whatever the hell they want to do, mostly victimizing conservatives. The reason the decrepit old socialist is doing this because he wants the American people to receive the $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks demanded by the 45th president. AOC joins the old coot in attacking opponents of the stimulus checks which makes the locoweed Latina a de facto ally of uh, President Trump? Wow. Speaking of President Trump, he names Elan Roisman acting chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Elsewhere, the TSA screens 1.29 million this past Sunday, the highest number of travelers in the U.S. since the Chi-Coms sent the Xi Jinping Bat Flu around the globe.
- 2020 Monday J: As we approach the New Year, everyone knows that EVIL never sleeps which means, we encourage everyone to stick around to discover what the Chi-Coms, the Canucks, the Russkies, the Mullahs, and their stooges in the Democratic Party are up to today- we all know they’re up to no good…
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