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366. TODAY IN HISTORY—THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2020:
KWANZAA CELEBRATION 2020 DAY SIX
NEW YEAR’S EVE 2020 EDITION
Vice President George M. Dallas; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Mahlon Pitney and Stanley Forman Reed; U.S. Attorney General Elliot Richardson; U.S. Secretaries of Defense George C. Marshall and Elliot Richardson; U.S. Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson; U.S. Secretary of War Henry Knox; U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall; U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Josh Hawley; Aerosmith featuring Tom Hamilton, Fleetwood Mac featuring Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, the Guess Who featuring Burton Cummings, the Kinks featuring Peter Quaife, the Police featuring Andy Summers, and Rick Nelson:
- 335 Thursday: St. Silvestre I ends his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 1492 Tuesday: The people of Sicily expel 100,000 of its Jewish inhabitants.
- 1600 Thursday: The British East India Company receives its charter from the Crown.
- 1687 Sunday: First Huguenots depart France for the Cape of Good Hope.
- 1695 Wednesday: Britain imposed the ‘window tax’ on this date, which leads to the bricking up of numerous windows to avoid paying the tax.
- 1756 Wednesday: Russia joins the Alliance of Versailles.
- 1758 Friday: A British expeditionary army occupies the city of Dakar, Senegal.
- 1759 Saturday: Arthur Guinness founded his famous brewery in St. James’ Gate in Dublin, Ireland.
- 1775 Friday: During the Revolutionary War, the British repulsed an attack by Continental Army Generals Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold at Quebec; Montgomery died during the fighting.
- 1781 Saturday: The first American bank, the Bank of North America, opens.
- 1793 Sunday: The first U.S. Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson left office on this date. He served under President George Washington from 03-22-1790 until today.
- 1794 Monday: The second U.S. Secretary of War Henry Knox left office on this date. Knox served under President George Washington from 09-12-1789 until today.
- 1841 Thursday: The state of Alabama enacted the first dental legislation in the United States on this date.
- 1857 Wednesday: Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa to be the new capital of Canada.
- 1862 Tuesday: President Abraham Lincoln signed an enabling act paving the way for Virginia’s western counties to become the state of West Virginia, which took place in June 1863. Meanwhile, the Union ironclad, USS Monitor, sinks off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
- 1864 Friday: The 11th vice-president of the United States, 1845-49—Democrat George M. Dallas—died on this date.
- 1877 Sunday: President Rutherford B. Hayes became the first U.S. president to celebrate his silver (25th) wedding anniversary in the White House.
- 1879 Tuesday: Thomas Edison first publicly demonstrated his electric incandescent light in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
- 1880 Thursday: In Uniontown, Pa., the future 50th U.S. secretary of state (among other things) George C. Marshall is born. A political independent, President Harry S. Truman nominated him to the position of secretary of state and Marshall served from 01-21-1947 to 01-20-1949. Prior to that, Marshall served the nation as its 15th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army from 09-01-1939 to 11-18-1945 and eventually became its 3rd U.S. secretary of defense from 09-21-1950 to 09-12-1951.
- 1891 Wednesday: New York’s new Immigration Depot opened at Ellis Island with which, to provide improved facilities for the massive numbers of new arrivals.
- 1894 Sunday: In Minerva, Kentucky, future 77th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stanley Forman Reed is born. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt would nominate his fellow Democrat to fill the seat of Republican Associate Justice George Sutherland’s seat. Reed would serve from 01-27-1938 to 02-25-1957.
- 1897 Thursday: Brooklyn, New York, spent its final day as a separate entity before becoming part of New York City.
- 1904 Saturday: New York City’s Times Square saw its first New Year’s Eve celebration, with an estimated 200,000 people in attendance.
- 1909 Friday: The Manhattan Bridge, spanning the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn, officially opened to vehicular traffic.
- 1923 Monday: In London, the BBC first broadcast the chimes of Big Ben.
- 1925 Thursday: The 65th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Mahlon Pitney retired from the nation’s high court on this date. A Republican, President William Howard Taft nominated Pitney to fill John Harlan’s seat. He served from 03-13-1912 until today. He would die less than two years later in Washington, D.C., on 12-09-1924.
- 1929 Tuesday: Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians played “Auld Lang Syne” as a New Year’s Eve song for the first time.
- 1942 Thursday: During World War II, in the month of December, the Allies sink 60 U-Boats, 330,000 tons. Meanwhile, future guitarist with Eric Burdon and the Animals[i] and the Police[ii], Andy Summers, was born in England on this date.
- 1943 Friday: Peter Quaife, future original bassist with the British rock band, the Kinks[iii], was born in England on this date.
- 1944 Monday: The Soviet-backed provisional government of Hungary declares war on Nazi Germany. They have no choice.
- 1946 Tuesday: President Harry S. Truman officially proclaimed the end of hostilities in World War II.
- 1947 Wednesday: Burton Cummings, future guitarist, keyboardist, flautist, and vocalist with the Canadian rock band, the Guess Who[iv], was born on this date. Meanwhile, country, and western singers, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans married on this date.
- 1950 Sunday: Future bassist with the American rock band, Aerosmith[v]—Tom Hamilton—is born on this date.
- 1951 Monday: The Marshall Plan expired after distributing more than $12 billion in foreign aid.
- 1953 Thursday: Willie Shoemaker broke his own record as he won his 485th race of the year.
- 1954 Friday: The last episode of the radio show “Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok” aired on this date.
- 1955 Saturday: General Motors became the first United States’ corporation to earn more than one billion dollars in a single year.
- 1960 Monday: The farthing coin, which had been in use since the 13th century, ceased to be legal tender.
- 1961 Sunday: The Green Bay Packers shut out the New York Giants 37-0 in NFL Championship game. Elsewhere, the Beach Boys play their first concert under this name. Meanwhile, the Marshall Plan expired after distributing more than $12 billion in foreign aid.
- 1967 Sunday: The Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys 21-17 in NFL Championship game at 13-degrees below zero, a game fans know as the “Ice Bowl.” Meanwhile, the Oakland Raiders beat the Houston Oilers 40-7 in AFL Championship Game.
- 1969 Wednesday: Joseph A. Yablonski, an unsuccessful candidate for the presidency of the United Mine Workers of America, was shot to death with his wife and daughter in their Clarksville, Pennsylvania, home by hitmen acting under the orders of UMWA president Tony Boyle.
- 1972 Sunday: The Washington Redskins beat the Dallas Cowboys 26-3 in NFC Championship Game. The Miami Dolphins beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7 in AFC Championship Game. Meanwhile, Major League Baseball player Roberto Clemente, aged 38, died when a plane upon which he was traveling to bring relief supplies to earthquake-devastated Nicaragua, crashed shortly upon takeoff from Puerto Rico.
- 1974 Tuesday: Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks join Fleetwood Mac[vi]. Meanwhile, private American citizens got the opportunity to buy and own gold for the first time in more than 40 years.
- 1978 Sunday: Taiwanese diplomats struck their colors for the final time from the embassy flagpole in Washington, D.C. The event marked the end of diplomatic relations with the United States, an event considered to be the selling-out of Free China for Communist China. It happened during the presidency of Democrat Jimmy Carter.
- 1979 Monday: The Winterland Concert Hall in San Francisco, California, closes after 556 concerts. Elsewhere, at year-end, oil prices were 88 percent higher than at the start of 1979. Meanwhile, future U.S. Senator Josh Hawley is born in Springdale, Arkansas, on this date. A Republican representing Missouri, he would enter the U.S. Senate on January 03, 2019. He beat long-time Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill on Election Day in 2018.
- 1985 Tuesday: Singer Rick Nelson[vii] and six other people were killed when a fire broke out aboard a DC-3 that was taking the group to Dallas, Texas, New Year’s Eve performance.
- 1986 Wednesday: Ninety-seven people were killed when fire broke out in the DuPont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Three hotel workers later pleaded guilty regarding the blaze.
- 1987 Thursday: Robert Mugabe took the oath of office as Zimbabwe’s first elected president. The man would become a murdering thug who would wage genocide against the white settlers of the former Rhodesia. May he burn in hell.
- 1989 Sunday: The legendary Fog Bowl: the Chicago Bears beat the Philadelphia Eagles 20-12.
- 1990 Monday: Titleholder Gary Kasparov of the Soviet Union won the world chess championship match against his countryman, Anatoly Karpov.
- 1991 Tuesday: Representatives of the government of El Salvador and rebels reached agreement at the United Nations on a peace accord to end 12 years of civil war.
- 1997 Wednesday: Michael Kennedy, the 39-year-old son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was killed in a skiing accident on Aspen Mountain in Colorado. Elsewhere, pianist Floyd Cramer died in Nashville at age 64.
- 1999 Friday: The London Eye—the world’s largest Ferris wheel—opens along the bank of the Thames. Meanwhile, the 11th U.S. Secretary of Defense Elliot Richardson died at age 79 in his hometown of Boston, Massachusetts. A Republican, he served under President Richard M. Nixon from 01-30-1973 to 05-24-1973. Richardson also served the nation as its 69th U.S. Attorney General under President Richard M. Nixon from 05-25-1973 to 10-20-1973.
- 1999 Friday A: Elsewhere, Russian thug Vladimir Putin succeeded President Boris Yeltsin, who had just announced his resignation. Finally, Sarah Knauss died at the age of 119 years. She was the world’s oldest person, having been born on September 24, 1880.
- 2001 Monday: New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani spent his final day in office praising police, firefighters, and other city employees in the wake of 9/11, and said he had no regrets about returning to private life.
- 2004 Friday: President George W. Bush pledged $350 million to help tsunami victims and did not rule out the possibility of sending still more aid to help people recover from the storm that killed hundreds of thousands of people across the Indian Ocean.
- 2007 Monday: Republican Senator Roger Wicker entered the world’s greatest deliberative body- the U.S. Senate- representing his home state of Mississippi.
- 2011 Saturday: In North Korea, Kim Jung-Un is given title of “Supreme Leader” of the armed forces.
- 2012 Monday: Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez recovers from a cancer operation; meanwhile, his cabinet ministers pray for his swift recovery.
- 2013 Tuesday: Breaking with long-standing tradition among Russian heads of state, President Vladimir Putin delivered two New Year’s speeches rather than one; he made his second speech from Khabarovsk, a city that experienced devastating floods this summer.
- 2014 Wednesday: The Italian coast guard intercepts a boat carrying 900 Syrian refugees and brings them safely to shore. Human traffickers operating the boat abandoned it after setting its navigational instruments on a collision course with the Italian mainland.
- 2015 Thursday: As people continue calling for him to resign, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says, he will ‘enact reforms.’ Reforms on what? YOU have no clue how to stop all the murders, shootings, beatings, rapes, violent robberies, car-jackings, and home invasions. You, sir, are a POS.
- 2016 Saturday: In Baghdad, Iraq, the so-called ‘religion of peace’- Islam- claims the lives of at least 27 people and wounds more than 50 as car bombs and attacks explode across the nation’s troubled capital. Meanwhile, U.S. troops begin withdrawing from Afghanistan, leaving behind 8,400 soldiers spread out in four garrisons across the crap-hole country.
- 2017 Sunday: Communist China announces that the trade in ivory that has gone on in this country from time immemorial now is banned, outlawed, and illegal. Meanwhile, as protests continue across Iran, the government blocks access to Telegram and Instagram.
- 2018 Monday: Another jihadist attack occurs in the United Kingdom when a POS shouting, “Allah Akbar,” stabs at least three people at the Manchester Victoria rail station. The cops are treating it as a jihadist attack while the suspect’s attorneys claim he’s ‘mentally ill.’ See a pattern here?
- 2019 Tuesday: The New York Times publishes a story in which, the author claims that ‘top officials in the Trump administration begged and pleaded with the president to release the military aid he froze for the Ukraine over wanting information on the corrupt business dealings of the Biden Cartel in that corrupt country.’ A year later, we would learn how corrupt and crooked the Bidens are.
- 2020 Thursday: U.S. Intel reports that the Chi-Coms- NOT the Russians- were paying Islamist militants in Afghanistan to murder U.S. military personnel in that s-hole country. When it was reported the Russians were paying Islamist militants in Afghanistan to do the same thing, Democrats wanted President Donald J. Trump to go to war with the Russians whereas now…crickets. Elsewhere, a federal appeals court upholds the conviction of a Chi-Com think tank individual who has business ties to the so-called, ‘President-elect Pro-China Joe’ Biden’s son, Hunter.
- 2020 Thursday A: Speaking of the Chi-Coms, they are outraged that President Trump sent U.S. warships through the Straits of Taiwan. F**k them. Also regarding the Chinese communists, leaked hacked documents show that Beijing was doing everything to deflect responsibility for the global Xi Jinping Bat Flu pandemic onto someone or some other nation rather than on themselves where 100-percent of the blame belongs. What a bunch of scumbags. Elsewhere, Vladimir Putin is having a challenging time to find customers for Russia’s ‘Sputnik’ COVID-19 vaccine. Everyone knows whatever ‘vaccine’ the Russians have produced is CRAP.
- 2020 Thursday B: The father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is requesting French citizenship ahead of Brexit which is official at 12:01 A.M. tonight. Elsewhere, many IT security officials and techs believe the Chi-Com hack of SolarWinds occurred much earlier than believed- so says, U.S. Senator Mark Warner of Virginia. Moving on, ever the pessimist, Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC, says he’s doubtful that Senator Josh Hawley’s challenges to the certification of the 2020 Presidential Election vote is going to be successful.
- 2020 Thursday C: Jobless claims in the U.S. drop the second week in a row what with 787,000 new claims. Elsewhere, serial killer Samuel Little dies in the joint at age 80. The man is credited with the killings of 93 women from 1970 to 2005. Meanwhile, the Georgia GOP has recruited 8,000 poll watchers who plan to observe every facet of the elections next week. We shall see if they will be bullied again. Finally, a tornado touched down briefly in Corsicana, Texas, destroying several homes.
- 2020 Thursday D: Here are the latest stats for the Xi Jinping Bat Flu, straight out of the fetid bowels of the world’s lone communist semi-superpower: 83,338,512 confirmed cases, UP by 827,952 cases, 1,815,864 confirmed deaths, UP by 15,464 deaths, and 46,993,335 confirmed recoveries, UP by 353,269 recoveries from yesterday’s figures. Here are the numbers for the United States (SAME AS YESTERDAY’S): 19,910,674 confirmed cases, UP by 197,630 new cases, 344,877 confirmed deaths, UP by 3,693 new deaths, and 8,757,150 confirmed recoveries, UP by 94,066 new recoveries. (The number of recoveries would be even greater if Blue State governors would report them but alas, we know they won’t- corrupt POSs). Now that Mo is living in Israel, here are the numbers for that nation: 416,584 confirmed cases, 3,307 confirmed deaths, and 372,284 confirmed recoveries.
- 2020 Thursday E: 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: 2,282,219 confirmed cases, 25,449 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries. Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 21,397 confirmed cases, 288 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION OF confirmed recoveries anymore- what is up with YOU, Gov. Ige, you Democrat hack. Finally, in the Ever-Red, uh, we mean, the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 247,575 confirmed cases, 3,486 confirmed deaths, but like California, the gorilla-faced 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, Alabama: 361,226 confirmed number of cases, 4,827 confirmed deaths, and sadly, no mention of the confirmed number of recoveries- thank you.
- 2020 Thursday F: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 30,606.48, UP 196.92 points (+0.65%). Next, the NASDAQ: 12,888.28, UP 18.28 points (+0.14%). Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,756.07, UP 24.03 points (+0.64%). The price of GOLD is $1,895.10 per troy oz., -3.50 (-0.18%) while the price of SILVER is $26.41 per troy ounce, -0.413 (-1.54%). The price of PLATINUM is $1,079.20 per troy oz, -3.00 (-0.28%) while the price of COPPER is $3.52 per pound, -0.0255 (-0.72%). The price of PALLADIUM is $2,453.80 per troy oz, +75.40 (+3.17%). The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $48.52 per barrel, +0.22 (+0.46%). Currently, one-dollar U.S. = 6.53 Chi-Com yuan. Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.82 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 19.88. In other economic news, the IMF says that should be used to determine an individual’s credit scores…WTF? Meanwhile, tomorrow, 20 states will be raising their minimum wage.
- 2020 Thursday G: Here it is, New Year’s Eve and no one knows what the scoundrels in Beijing or their patsies in the Democratic Party are up to today which is why we encourage everyone to stick around and discover their crimes and misdeeds with us…curious? We sure the heck are…
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[i] We began presenting the music of the Animals, of Eric Burdon and the Animals, of Eric Burdon, Eric Burdon and War, and War beginning on Monday, 08-June-2015 and the presentation ran through Sunday, 02-August-2015. We hope you will seek them out and consider making them a part of your listening pleasure
[ii] Not sure when we will begin doing the music of the Police as well as of the band’s three members but when we do, you will be the first to know.
[iii] We presented the music of the Kinks, as well as of Ray and Dave Davies, beginning on Monday, 22-December-2014 through Sunday, 15-March-2015. We hope you will check out the music of this original British invasion band as they are as relevant today as they were more than 50 years ago. Sure beats the hell out of Maroon Five.
[iv] On Wednesday, 14-June-2017, we began presenting the music of the Guess Who and of its individual members- including Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, and Bravebelt.. The entire discography ran from the above date through Sunday, 01-October-2017. We hope you will check them out.
[v] We look forward to promoting the music of Aerosmith one day. We hope within the next 8-10 years. Remain vigilant.
[vi] We first began offering the music of Fleetwood Mac on Monday, 03-January-2011 through Thursday, 27-January-2011. Please seek their music out by checking posts on those corresponding dates. We look forward to picking them back up and doing a Round No. 2 which will include the solo efforts of the band members, too. We thank you.
[vii] We look forward to one day doing the music of Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band. Stay tuned.
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