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364. TODAY IN HISTORY—TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2020:
KWANZAA CELEBRATION 2020 DAY FOUR
President Andrew Johnson; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Henry Billings Brown and John Marshall Harlan II; U.S. Secretary of War John B. Floyd; the Band featuring Rick Danko, the Beach Boys featuring Dennis Wilson, the Jeff Beck Group featuring Cozy Powell, and the Moody Blues featuring Ray Thomas:
- 1170 Wednesday: Knights loyal to King Henry II murdered the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, in the Canterbury Cathedral.
- 1778 Sunday: British troops occupy Savannah, Georgia.
- 1808 Wednesday: The 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson, was born in Raleigh, North Carolina.
- 1812 Monday: During the War of 1812, the American frigate USS Constitution engaged and severely damaged the British frigate HMS Java about 30 miles off the coast of Brazil. Before Commodore William Bainbridge ordered the sinking of the Java, he had her wheel removed to replace the one the Constitution had lost during the battle.
- 1813 Tuesday: The British burned the city of Buffalo, New York, during the War of 1812.
- 1845 Sunday: The Union admitted Texas as its 28th state after President James K. Polk signed legislation authorizing it.
- 1848 Thursday: U.S. President James Polk turned on the first gas light at the White House on this date.
- 1851 Sunday: The first American Young Men’s Christian Association organized in Boston, Massachusetts.
- 1860 Friday: The HMS Warrior, Britain’s first seagoing iron-hulled warship, launched. Meanwhile, today was the final day in office for the 24th U.S. Secretary of War John B. Floyd. A Democrat, he served under President James Buchannan from 03-06-1857 until today.
- 1890 Sunday: The Wounded Knee Massacre took place in South Dakota as an estimated 400 Sioux Indians died at the hands of U.S. troops sent to disarm them. This was the last major conflict between Native Americans and U.S. troops. Elsewhere, the 52nd U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Henry Billings Brown took his place on the nation’s high court on this date. A Republican, President Benjamin Harris Benjamin Harrison nominated Brown to fill Samuel Freeman Miller’s seat. He would serve from today until 05-28-1906.
- 1910 Thursday: Following approval by the approval by the Oklahoma state legislature, Governor Charles N. Haskell signed a bill that moved the state capital from Guthrie to Oklahoma City on this date. However, opponents of the move challenged it in court but the Supreme Court of the United States eventually upheld the action.
- 1911 Friday: Sun Yat-sen became the first president of a republican China.
- 1913 Monday: The first true “cliffhanger” movie serial, “The Adventures of Kathlyn,” starring Kathlyn Williams premiered.
- 1916 Friday: A group of Russian noblemen in St. Petersburg, Russia killed Grigory Rasputin, the so-called “Mad Monk” who had wielded profound influence with Czar Nicholas II.
- 1920 Wednesday: The government of Yugoslavia officially bans the Communist Party.
- 1934 Saturday: Japan formally renounced the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922.
- 1939 Friday: “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” starring Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Hara, underwent release by RKO Radio Pictures on this date.
- 1940 Sunday: During World War II, Germany, dropped incendiary bombs on London, setting off what Londoners came to know as “The Second Great Fire of London.”
- 1941 Monday: Ray Thomas, flautist, and brass player with the Moody Blues[i], was born in England on this date.
- 1942 Tuesday: Supplies coming into Stalingrad continue to dwindle as increasing Soviet attacks and control of the skies is hindering the Luftwaffe effort to supply the Sixth Army. Additional planes that could be used are being diverted to North Africa to keep the Afrika Korps in the fight. It is a mess for the German high command.
- 1943 Wednesday: Rick Danko[ii], future bassist and vocalist with the Canadian American rock group, the Band, was born in Canada on this date.
- 1944 Friday: Soviet troops begin the siege of Budapest on this date. They have been pushing the Axis troops back and have surrounded many of them inside the city, labeled a ‘fortress’ by Adolf Hitler. It won’t end well for them.
- 1945 Saturday: Sheb Wooley recorded the first commercial record in Nashville, Tennessee, on this date.
- 1947 Monday: British authorities drive away a ship carrying Jewish immigrants to Palestine. Meanwhile, famed rock-and-roll drummer, Cozy Powell, who would play with numerous groups from the Jeff Beck Group[iii] to Rainbow[iv] and Black Sabbath[v], is born on this date.
- 1948 Wednesday: Canada recognizes the nation of Israel.
- 1949 Thursday: Hungary nationalizes all its industries. Meanwhile, KC2XAK of Bridgeport, Connecticut, became the first ultrahigh frequency (UHF) television station to commence operations on a regular daily schedule.
- 1957 Sunday: Singers Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme were married in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- 1958 Monday: The Baltimore Colts beat the New York Giants 23-17 in the NFL Championship Game.
- 1967 Friday: Hyundai Motor Company underwent founding in Seoul, South Korea, on this date.
- 1968 Sunday: Israeli commandoes destroy 13 Lebanese warplanes on the ground.
- 1971 Wednesday: In Washington, D.C., the 89th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Marshall Harlan II died. President Dwight D. Eisenhower nominated his fellow Republican to fill the seat of Associate Justice Robert H. Jackson, Democrat. Harlan served from 03-17-1955 to 09-23-1971.
- 1972 Friday: Eastern Airlines Flight 401, a Lockheed L-1011 Tri-Star, crashed into the Florida Everglades near Miami International Airport, killing 101 of the 1976 people aboard. (Investigators determined that the crew was distracted by a burned-out indicator light and failed to notice that the autopilot had become disengaged, sending the plane into a slow descent leading to the late-night crash). Elsewhere, following 36 years of publication, the last weekly issue of Life magazine hit newsstands; it later became a monthly publication.
- 1975 Monday: A bomb exploded in the main terminal of New York’s LaGuardia Airport, killing 11 people. The authorities have NEVER determined the identity of the bomber.
- 1978 Friday: During the Gator Bowl, Ohio State coach Woody Hayes punched Clemson player Charlie Bauman, who’d intercepted an Ohio State pass. The university fired Hayes the following day. Elsewhere, the Constitution of Spain goes into effect.
- 1983 Thursday: Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys[vi] died on this date from an accidental drowning.
- 1986 Monday: Former British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan died at his home south of London at age 92.
- 1988 Thursday: The Soviet Red Army hockey team edges the New York Islanders, 3-2, at Nassau Coliseum.
- 1989 Friday: Dissident and playwright Vaclav Havel assumed the presidency of Czechoslovakia.
- 1992 Tuesday: New York Governor Mario Cuomo commuted the prison sentence of Jean Harris, the convicted killer of the “Scarsdale Diet” author Herman Tarnower. David and Sharon Schoo of St. Charles, Illinois, underwent arrest at O’Hare International Airport upon their return from a Mexican vacation for leaving their 4- and 9-year-old daughters at home, alone. (The Schoos pleaded guilty to child neglect so the judge sentenced them to probation; the court put them up for adoption. Elsewhere, the United States and Russia announced an agreement on a nuclear arms reduction treaty.
- 1997 Monday: Hong Kong began killing 1.25 million chickens, the entire population, for fear of the spread of ‘bird flu.’
- 1998 Tuesday: Khmer Rouge leaders apologized for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed 1 million lives.
- 2003 Monday: Monsignor Michael Courtney, Pope John Paul II’s ambassador in Burundi, was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen. Elsewhere, actor Earl Hindman, who had played the mostly unseen neighbor Wilson on “Home Improvements,” died in Stamford, Connecticut, at age 61.
- 2006 Friday: Word reaches the United States of the execution of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein (because of the time difference, it was the morning of December 30 in Iraq when the hanging took place. In a statement, President George W. Bush called Saddam’s execution an important milestone on Iraq’s road to democracy. Elsewhere, Ethiopian troops eject Islamists from Mogadishu, Somalia, during heavy fighting.
- 2008 Monday: Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s lawyer responded to impeachment charges, saying a vague array of charges and evidence did not merit removing his client from office.
- 2009 Tuesday: Brushing aside international appeals, communist China executed British drug smuggler, Akmal Shaikh[vii], who relatives claimed was mentally unstable and unwittingly lured into crime; it was China’s first execution of a European citizen in nearly 60 years. Elsewhere, Mexico City enacted Latin America’s first law recognizing homosexual marriage and boasted that it hoped to attract gays from across the planet.
- 2010 Wednesday: The last death row inmate in Cuba has his sentence commuted; since 2008, numerous prisoners have had their sentences commuted as the government moves away from capital punishment.
- 2011 Thursday: Poland announces that it is going to provide amnesty to illegal immigrants, beginning January 01, 2012.
- 2012 Saturday: Lady Margaret Thatcher leaves a British hospital after undergoing surgery to remove a minor tumor.
- 2013 Sunday: The Obama administration claims that ‘1.1 million Americans now have signed up for Obamacare.’ Wow. Because the administration gave them NO choice. Obamacare did NOT allow them to ‘keep their doctors or their plans.’ What a liar.
- 2014 Monday: Scottish health officials report the nation’s first case of Ebola after diagnosing a health care worker returning from Sierra Leone; the worker did not manifest symptoms until her arrival in Scotland and is currently in stable condition. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama, in an NPR interview, issued a warning to congressional Republicans set to take control of both houses of Congress, saying he had a veto pen and not be afraid to use it. Finally, in Edmonton, Alberta, a scumbag with a lengthy criminal record murdered six adults and two young children before taking his own life.
- 2015 Tuesday: In Chicago, white police officer Jason Van Dyke pleads ‘not guilty’ to six counts of first-degree murder in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald, a kid who was shot 16 times as he was walking away from the officer. Meanwhile, a suicide bombing in Pakistan claims the lives of 26 people. Elsewhere, the World Health Organization declares the Ebola epidemic in Guinea ‘over’ after more than 2,500 people died from the disease.
- 2016 Thursday: Russia and Turkey guarantee the ceasefire in neighboring Syria as the government and the rebels stop fighting. Most believe this is to allow the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to gain the upper hand while permitting civilians to flee war zones. Meanwhile, outgoing President Barack Obama enacts new sanctions on Russia for having launched cyberattacks and for having interfered in the 2016 Presidential Election. He ejects 35 Russian diplomats for being spies.
- 2017 Friday: Puerto Rico authorities said nearly half of the power customers in the U.S. territory still lacked electricity, more than three months after Hurricane Maria. Meanwhile, the Iranian authorities warn their citizens NOT to participate in ‘illegal gatherings’ sparked by the women protesting the compulsory wearing of the hijab, a tool of dominating women. Elsewhere, reports arise that suggest the Russians were smuggling oil to the North Koreans which goes against the U.S.-imposed sanctions.
- 2018 Saturday: President Donald J. Trump said the two Guatemalan children who had died in U.S. custody had been “very sick” when they crossed the border. Immigration authorities said both illegal alien kids had passed cursory health checks. Meanwhile, top-ranked Alabama beat No. 4 Oklahoma 45-34 in the Orange Bowl in Florida, reaching the national championship game against Clemson, which beat Notre Dame 30-3 in the Cotton Bowl.
- 2019 Sunday: The POS who stabbed five Jews at a Hanukah celebration in New York City which has become a hotbed of anti-Semitism what with Bill Di Blasio as its mayor and Andrew “I’m a Moron” Cuomo as its governor undergoes arrest by the NYPD. Meanwhile, Congressman John Lewis, recently diagnosed with pancreatic carcinoma, says ‘cancer is but one more fight he will have to overcome.’ Sadly, he won’t. Elsewhere, North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un calls for greater measures to defend the security of his ultra-communist state from unknown enemies…
- 2020 Tuesday: A recent Gallup poll shows that President Donald J. Trump edged out former President Barack Hussein Obama for the 2020 Most Admired Man of the Year Award. Meanwhile, a Rasmussen poll says ’72-percent of the American people believe President Trump is a model for future GOP candidates,’ something with which, we wholeheartedly concur. Elsewhere, “Pro-China Joe” Biden is whining that Trump officials are slowing down the ‘transition.’ Joe, YOU are not president-elect yet and in the eyes of more than 75-plus million Americans, YOU will NEVER be our president.
- 2020 Tuesday A: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich warns that the Dems are on the way to ‘brainwashing the next generation’ of American children into believing socialism is the way to go. Meanwhile, Judge Leslie Abrams Gardner in Georgia- who happens to be the sister of forever-angry Stacey Abrams- blocks challenges to more than 4,000 cases of phony residences used for voting on November 3. Should she not recuse herself? Elsewhere, the U.S. Senate is doing battle over President Donald J. Trump’s demands for $2,000 stimulus checks for the American people. Kind of late to worry about the deficit, eh, Republicans? Oh- Senator “Little Marco” Rubio supports the stimulus checks. Finally, President Trump reinforces his calls for divestment in Chi-Com firms.
- 2020 Tuesday B: French fashion designer Pierre Cardin dies at age 98. Next, in the U.S., home prices rise the fastest in six years what with ongoing home construction stopped due to the Chi-Com Virus and supposed lack of land. Speaking of property values, the U.S. sells the U.S. ambassador’s private residence in Israel for $62 million. Meanwhile, the U.S. begins vaccinations of its military personnel in South Korea while LULAC calls for the vaccinations of essential (illegal alien) workers in food production plants ahead of other so-called ‘essential workers.’
- 2020 Tuesday C: Here are today’s Comrade Xi Pangolin-Bat Flu Statistics for the globe: 81,767,775 confirmed cases, UP by 652,987 cases, 1,784,379 confirmed deaths, UP by 13,817 deaths, and 46,222,378 confirmed recoveries, UP by 354,453 recoveries. Here are the numbers for the United States: 19,713,054 confirmed cases, UP by 317,319 new cases, 341,484 confirmed deaths, UP by 3,506 new deaths, and 8,663,084 confirmed recoveries, UP by 130,823 new recoveries.
- 2020 Tuesday D: Next, in the three states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day employs chef-authors, California, Hawaii, and Washington, here are the stats, Golden State first: 2,210,853 confirmed cases, 24,544 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries. Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 21,109 confirmed cases, 285 confirmed deaths, and NO mention of confirmed recoveries. Finally, in the Ever Red, uh, we mean, the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 243,671 confirmed cases, 3,300 confirmed deaths, but like California, the apelike governor, Jay Inslee, won’t share the number of confirmed recoveries. Shame on these flipping Democrats. Let’s take a look at one more state, Missouri: 409,589 confirmed number of cases, 5,748 confirmed number of deaths, and sadly, NO MENTION of confirmed number of recoveries. Let us look at Israel’s numbers now that Mo and his wife are relocating there. Here they are: 407,285 confirmed cases, 3,256 confirmed deaths, and 366,520 confirmed recoveries. Purported ‘Vice President-elect’ Kamala Harris receives her Chi-Vi vaccine today after saying she wouldn’t take it. Speaking of the Chi-Com Bat Flu, the first known case of the variant in the U.S. showed up in Colorado. Finally, to bolster what we reported months ago via sources in Hong Kong, Xi Jinping Bat Flu cases in Wuhan, China, are ten times higher than Beijing reported. Until we lost our contacts there for whatever reason, we were reporting the TRUE FIGURES for the Phony China.
- 2020 Tuesday E: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 30,335.67, DOWN 68.30 points (-0.22%). Next, the NASDAQ: 12,850.22, DOWN 49.20 points (-0.38%). Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,727.04, DOWN 8.32 points (-0.22%). The price of GOLD is $1,881.40 per troy oz., -1.50 (-0.08%) while the price of SILVER is $26.28 per troy ounce, +0.068 (+0.26%). The price of PLATINUM is $1,056.70 per troy oz, +0.10 (+0.01%) while the price of COPPER is $3.55 per pound, -0.0025 (-0.07%). The price of PALLADIUM is $2,344.30 per troy oz., -7.50 (-0.32%). The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $48.10 per barrel, +0.10 (+0.21%). Today, COCOA is $2,560.00 per metric ton, +53.00 (+2.11). As for currency, one U.S. dollar = 6.53 communist Chinese yuan whereas in Hong Kong, it’s equal to 6.52 yuan. By contrast, one U.S. dollar = 0.82 euros.
- 2020 Tuesday F: The feds decline to prosecute the officers involved in the Tamir Rice slaying, an incident that enabled the development of Black Lives Matter. U.S. Department of Labor announces that jobless benefits won’t decline while the COVID-19 relief deal is undergoing finalization (or so we hope). Meanwhile, the U.S. Congress repeals the ban on prison inmates getting Pell Grants.
- 2020 Tuesday G: The population of Hawaii declines for the fourth straight year in a row. Elsewhere, Spain announces it is going to establish a list of those who refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccines as a way of isolating them from society. And there are those who scoff at the idea of the ‘Mark of the Beast.’ Speaking of the Chi-Vi vaccine, ‘President-elect Pro-China Joe’ Biden pledges a swifter roll-out of the Beijing Bat Flu vaccine as soon as he enters office. Is he, too, considering a registry of those who say, “F**k the vaccine?” In this world, we just don’t know. Meanwhile, always-wrong Dr. Tony Fauci says, “I’ve never thought about running for office.” Good. Don’t. Regarding Dr. Fauci- ever the ‘optimist,’ he says prepare for a worse January regarding the Kung Flu. Yikes.
- 2020 Tuesday H: Jake Sullivan, “incoming national security adviser” under ‘President-elect Pro-China Joe” Biden, is whining that the Pentagon is NOT meeting with them. Elsewhere, a lawsuit charges the Hawaiian Sweet Bread Company with not being ‘Hawaiian enough.’ Next, the cops involved in the Breonna Taylor case have now all been fired. Meanwhile, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is on her backfoot due to the massive increase in shootings in the once lovely city including the recent death of a seven-year-old girl. People- stop with the Defund the Police bull crap. It’s stupid.
- 2020 Tuesday I: Here are tonight’s Mega Millions #1620 Drawing with a $376,000,000 jackpot up for grabs: 01, 31, 35, 48, 62, and Mega 19. Out of 138,376 winning tickets, the highest winner was one person who had FOUR numbers plus the Mega for a prize of $36,629.
- 2020 Tuesday J: Luke Letlow, incoming GOP congressman-elect from Louisiana dies at age 41, a victim of the Beijing Bat Bug. He became ill last week, went to the hospital, became well enough to return home, then worsened and had to return to the hospital where he died. Why didn’t they provide him with hydroxychloroquine?
- 2020 Tuesday K: You know as well as we do that the Democratic stooges are fast at work terrifying the GOP into folding on Trump and the 2020 Electoral College confirmation coming up on January 6, 2021. Their Chi-Com backers are urging them on so we encourage everyone to stick around to discover what the heck they’re up to…stay tuned for tonight’s Mega-Millions Drawing…
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[i] We promoted the music of this famed British group- the Moody Blues- beginning on Monday, 23-October-2017 through Sunday, 11-February-2018. This included all members of the band including Denny Laine and Patrick Moraz.
[ii] We hope to promote the music of both the Band and its members sometime in the next 10-15 years.
[iii] We presented another series of interconnected bands which included the Jeff Beck Group, 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] We shared the music of Deep Purple, Ian Gillan, Captain Beyond, Elf, and Rainbow beginning on Tuesday, 20-March-2018 and concluded this massive offering on Sunday, 14-October-2018. Please seek out the music by all of these phenomenal bands. All are fabulous.
[v] We hope to offer the music of Black Sabbath sometime in the next decade.
[vi] We hope to present the music of this foundational American rock band within the next 5-6 years. Please stay tuned for further developments. We thank you; we know you love the Beach Boys as much as we do.
[vii] This guy most likely was mentally unstable as to traffic drugs in China is to undergo the death penalty. Shame on him.
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