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008. TODAY IN HISTORY—FRIDAY, JANUARY 08, 2021:
U.S. Secretaries of War John Canfield Spencer and Patrick J. Hurley; U.S. Senator Rick Scott; Soviet Leader Georgy Malenkov; “We Can Work It Out” by the Beatles, Def Leppard featuring Steve Clark, the Doors featuring Robbie Krieger, Elvis Presley, the Hollies featuring Tony Sylvester, Loverboy featuring Mike Reno, and the Nice featuring Keith Lee Jackson:
- 794 Thursday: Vikings occupy Lindisfarne Island.
- 1499 Wednesday: After a Papal Divorce, French King Louis XII marries Anne, Duchess of Brittany, to keep the duchy in France.
- 1558 Sunday: French troops under the command of the Duke of Guise occupy Calais from the English.
- 1598 Monday: Genoa, Italy, expels its Jewish population.
- 1675 Saturday: The New York Fishing Company became the first corporation chartered in the future U.S.
- 1746 Thursday: Bonnie Prince Charlie’s troops occupy Sterling, England.
- 1788 Sunday: In Hudson, New York, future 17th U.S. Secretary of War John Canfield Spencer is born. The Democratic-Republican (and then later a Whig) he served under President John Tyler from 10-12-1841 to 03-04-1843 and then became the nation’s 16th U.S. Treasury Secretary.
- 1790 Wednesday: President George Washington delivered his first State of the Union address to Congress in New York.
- 1806 Tuesday: Cape Colony, South Africa, becomes a British colonial possession.
- 1815 Saturday: U.S. forces led by General Andrew Jackson defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans—the final engagement of the War of 1812.
- 1838 Sunday: Alfred Vail demonstrated a telegraph code he devised using dots and dashes as letters. This code was the predecessor to the Morse code.
- 1856 Monday: Dr. John Veatch discovered borax (hydrated sodium borate) on this date.
- 1863 Wednesday: America’s first transcontinental railroad had its beginnings as California Governor Leland Stanford broke ground for the Central Pacific Railroad in Sacramento, California.
- 1867 Monday: Despite President Andrew Johnson’s veto, Congressional legislations grant suffrage to District of Columbia blacks.
- 1877 Sunday: Crazy Horse (Tashunca-uitco) and his warriors fought their decisive battle against the U.S. cavalry in Montana.
- 1883 Sunday: In Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, USA, the future 51st U.S. Secretary of War Patrick J. Hurley is born. A Republican, he would serve under President Herbert Hoover from 12-09-1929 to 03-04-1933.
- 1886 Thursday: Britain’s longest railway tunnel—the Severn Railway Tunnel—opened on this date.
- 1889 Monday: Dr. Herman Hollerith patented the tabulating machine on this date. His firm, Tabulating Machine Company, later became International Business Machines Corp. (IBM).
- 1894 Sunday: In Chicago at the World’s Columbian Exposition, a major fire causes severe damage to the event.
- 1900 Sunday: President William McKinley placed Alaska under military rule.
- 1901 Tuesday: The first tournament sanctioned by the American Bowling Congress took place in Chicago.
- 1902 Wednesday: Future leader of the Soviet Union from 1953-55– Georgy Malenkov—is born in Russia on this date.
- 1912 Monday: The African National Congress underwent founding in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
- 1916 Saturday: During World War I, the final withdrawal of Allied troops from Gallipoli took place.
- 1917 Monday: During World War I, Austro-Hungarian troops occupy Forzani, Italy.
- 1918 Tuesday: President Woodrow Wilson outlined his Fourteen Points for lasting peace after World War I. Mississippi became the first state to ratify the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, which established Prohibition.
- 1935 Tuesday: Rock ‘n’ Roll legend Elvis Presley[i] was born in Tupelo, Missouri.
- 1940 Monday: During the opening days of World War II, Great Britain begins its first rationing of the following commodities: bacon, butter, and sugar.
- 1942 Thursday: In heavy fighting in Malaysia, the Japanese arrive on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.
- 1943 Friday: Keith Lee Jackson–bass/guitars/vocals 1967-1970 / 2002 with the British band, the Nice[ii]—was born on this date.
- 1946 Tuesday: Future guitarist of the rock band, the Doors[iii], Robbie Krieger is born on today’s date.
- 1947 Wednesday: Terry Sylvester—future guitarist and vocalist with the British band, the Hollies[iv] 1969-present—is born in England on this date.
- 1955 Saturday: After 130 home basketball wins, Georgia Tech defeated Kentucky 59-58. It was the first Kentucky loss at home since January 2, 1943. Meanwhile, in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, future Loverboy[v] vocalist, Mike Reno, is born on this date.
- 1957 Tuesday: Jackie Robinson announced his retirement from baseball in an article that appeared in LOOK magazine.
- 1958 Wednesday: Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana from the government’s forces. Elsewhere, Bobby Fisher, at the age of 14, won the United States Chess Championship for the first time.
- 1959 Thursday: Charles de Gaulle is inaugurated the president of France’s Fifth Republic.
- 1963 Tuesday: Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” on loan to the United States from the Louvre Museum in Paris, went on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., with President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, in attendance.
- 1964: President Lyndon Baines Johnson, in his State of the Union address, declared an “unconditional war on poverty in America.”
- 1966 Saturday: The Who[vi] and the Kinks[vii] perform on the final episode of “Shindig” on ABC-TV. Meanwhile, “We Can Work It Out” by the Beatles[viii] goes #1 and remains there for three weeks.
- 1973 Monday: The Soviet Union launched Luna-21 for a soft moon landing. Meanwhile, thanks to the Christmas bombings Hanoi, the Paris peace talks between the United States and North Vietnam resumed. Finally, the trial of seven men involved in the Watergate apartment complex break-in, the one in which, G. Gordon Liddy and six others broke into the DNC headquarters on behalf of President Richard M. Nixon.
- 1974 Tuesday: Silver hits a record $3.40 per ounce in New York City.
- 1975 Wednesday: Ella Grasso became the governor of Connecticut on this date. She was the first woman to do so in the United States without having her husband preceding in her in the office.
- 1982 Friday: American Telephone and Telegraph settled the Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against it by agreeing to divest itself of the 22 Bell System companies.
- 1987 Thursday: The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed over the 2000 mark for the first time at 2,002.25.
- 1988 Friday: The Dow Jones Industrial Average goes down 140.58 points in a single trading day.
- 1989 Sunday: The Soviet Union promises to limit stockpiles of chemical weapons.
- 1991 Tuesday: Steve Clark—guitarist for the British rock band, Def Leppard[ix]—died from an overdose of alcohol and drugs on this date.
- 1992 Wednesday: President George H.W. Bush collapsed during a state dinner in Tokyo. White House officials claimed that the stomach flu caused the president’s collapse.
- 1998 Thursday: A court sentenced World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Ahmed Yousef to life in prison on this date. Elsewhere, scientists announced that they had discovered that galaxies were accelerating and moving apart and at faster speeds.
- 2010 Friday: The Portuguese Parliament legalizes same-sex marriage.
- 2011 Saturday: U.S. Representative Gabrielle Gifford, D-Arizona, was shot and critically wounded when a gunman opened fire as the congresswoman met with constituents in Tucson; six other people lost their lives and twelve others injured.
- 2011 Saturday: In communist China, prosecutors allege that 600-people died in Yunnan Province over a seven-year period for official misconduct.
- 2012 Sunday: After Somali pirates hold them for one year, an intercession by the Somali government wins the release of 15 Georgian soldiers from captivity.
- 2013 Tuesday: In the United States, climatologists claim the year 2012 to be the hottest year on record—what a load of crap! Meanwhile, the Syrian government announces the exchange of 2,130 rebel prisoners so they can get 48 Iranians back from the rebels.
- 2014 Wednesday: The U.S. Senate votes to renew jobless benefits for 1.3 million Americans; the bill, which calls for a three-month extension, will not be approved unless House Democrats agree to deal to cover $6-billion-dollar cost without adding to the federal debt.
- 2015 Thursday: The U.S. has fined American Honda Motor Company $70 million for neglecting to report, from mid-2003 to mid-2014, over 1,700 safety issues that resulted in deaths or injuries.
- 2016 Friday: Six months after drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto goes to the microphones to announce his recapture. Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, a gunman who recently swore allegiance to ISIS seriously wounds a police officer.
- 2017 Sunday: In the AFC Wild Card Game, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Miami Dolphins by a score of 30-12 while in the NFC Wild Card Game, the Green Bay Packers blow out the New York Giants by a score of 38-13. Meanwhile, as Inauguration Day draws closer, the news media is in a big hubbub over the danger North Korea poses the United States and that President-elect Trump cannot handle it like Barack Obama did. Uh, okay.
- 2018 Monday: Liberals are going berserk again as President Donald J. Trump threatens to strip temporary protected status from 250,000 El Salvadorans lurking within the shadows of the United States. Time to go. In the same vein, President Trump is meeting with lawmakers to discuss funding for the border wall and an end to DREAMERS in the U.S. Elsewhere, at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, the College Football National Championship goes to #4 Alabama who beats #3 Georgia by a final score of 26-23.
- 2019 Tuesday: U.S. Senator Rick Scott, R-FL, takes his seat in the U.S. Senate on today’s date. Prior to this, he served Florida as a two-term governor. He defeated a Democrat, Bill Nelson, who had been on the court for a long, long time. C’ est la vie! Meanwhile, U.S. Deputy Attorney-General Rod J. Rosenstein says that he will leave his post once a new attorney general undergoes confirmation. Elsewhere, federal prosecutors accuse former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of having passed campaign information to ‘Russian operatives.’
- 2020 Wednesday: President Trump tells the assembled media that ‘As long as he is president, Iran will NEVER have nuclear weapons.’ The president also urged NATO to take a greater role in the Middle East while encouraging all other signatories of the Iran Nuclear Deal- including Russia and China- to bail out. In addition to that, President Trump promised even more sanctions against the Iranian regime with the desired purpose of having the dictatorship return to the society of nations. Defense and intelligence officials brief Congress on the missile barrage the Iranians shot off in the vicinity of U.S. targets in Iraq. Sparse damage was sustained and no lives were lost although Radio Tehran bragged about 80 or more American casualties. Some Democrats continue labeling President Trump an ‘assassin’ while most Americans believe what he did to be justified.
- 2021 Friday: It appears that Democrats are cowering in their corners over what President Donald J. Trump ‘might do in the days remaining to him.’ Could he release all sorts of data on “Pro-China Joe” Biden, the Democrat leadership, and others and their close ties to the Chi-Coms? Hence why the Dems are urging Vice President Mike Pence to commune with the Cabinet (members leaving as we speak) so they can use the 25th Amendment to remove the 45th president (Pence won’t) or why they are proclaiming they are going to launch a second impeachment against President Trump in the less than two weeks remaining in his term. In the same vein, House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi spoke to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff- General Mark A. Milley to see if he would prohibit President Trump from launching nuclear barrages against the Chi-Coms, Iran, and other enemies of the U.S. Wow. Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal Editorial board says, ‘Trump should resign now.’
- 2021 Friday A: “Pro-China Joe” Biden and his wife, Jill, announce their first priority on entering the White House is to spend $1.2 million taxpayer dollars to renovate the bathrooms in the private residence. Uh, okay, extremely important. “Let them eat cake,” says Dr. Jill. Next, ‘Vice President-elect Kooky Kamala’ Harris is taking heat from people across the board for her lambasting the purported Trump supporters’ riot on Capitol Hill on Wednesday when she encourage Black Lives Matter and Antifa to riot all summer, fall, and into the winter. What a VP choice, folks, what a VP choice. Speaking of violence, U.S. Catholic bishops condemn Wednesday’s riots. Finally, the Boston bomber is suing the federal government over the prison restrictions forced upon him.
- 2021 Friday B: Extreme intellect LeBron James says, “We live in two Americas.” Yes, indeed, and you, you big POS, live in the upper crust one. STFU. Note of interest: we learned late last night that Marxist Chicago ‘Priest’ Father Michael Pfleger friend of Barack Hussein Obama- is stepping down from the priesthood seeing as how there are now allegations of child sexual abuse against him. Oh, how the mighty fall. On a humorous note, Senator Lindsey Graham, RINO Republican from South Carolina, receives loads of catcalls and negative rhetoric as he tries to head to his plane at Reagan International Airport. About flipping time! Finally, we learn that chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence- Mark Strong- is the one who urged the VP not to fight the certification of the 2020 Presidential Election. He is now barred from entering the White House grounds. Remember that name: Mark Strong. He hopes both he and VP Pence will have bought a future in mainstream Washington, D.C. politics. (Note- President Trump is not going to attend the Biden-Harris inauguration but Mr. Pence will. Florida Senator Rick Scott is also encouraging the 45th president to attend. WHY?). Speaking of maggots- former chief of staff General John Kelly, U.S. Army Ret., says he ‘would vote to remove Trump.’
- 2021 Friday C: President Trump awards the medal of freedom to three golfers- Annika Sorenstam, Gary Player, and Babe Zaharias. Meanwhile, Ronna McDaniel is elected to another term as chair of the Republican National
Committee whereas Hope Hicks says she is leaving next week. Larry Kudlow and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are both remaining to the end of Trump’s term. Next, President Trump promises to be a GIANT VOICE for his followers, all 77-80 million of them. Finally, Simon and Schuster cancels Senator Josh Hawley’s book deal following his role in contesting the election results (which all the losers- both right and left- are using as an excuse to jump ship).
- 2021 Friday D: The U.S. has lost 140,000 jobs, the first monthly loss since the spring when government told us ‘we need to shut everything down for two weeks so we can flatten the curve.’ Result: a destroyed economy. Elsewhere, Dodgers’ longtime player and manager Tommy Lasorda dead at age 93. God bless you, Tommy! Thank you for 1988! Meanwhile, Elon Musk becomes the richest man in the world with $195 billion which is 10 billion more than Amazon.com owner Jeff Bezos. Finally, Georgia U.S. Senator David Perdue follows in the footsteps of fellow Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler and concedes to his opponent, Sinophile and far-left-left-left Democrat Jon Ossoff. It is over and it is done.
- 2021 Friday E: Former Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, U.S. Army Ret., and former national security adviser finds himself banned from Twitter. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the “U.S. is not a banana republic.” Elsewhere, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau blasts Trump for ‘inciting an assault on democracy.’ Mind your own business, twerp. Meanwhile, the Rupert Murdoch empire calls for Trump to go but seeks to cling to the Trump base. Finally, a report says that pipe bombs delivered to the RNC and the DNC contained timing devices.
- 2021 Friday F: Here are the numbers for the COVID-19 global pandemic, the planet first: 88,203,229 confirmed cases, +290,489, 1,901,510, confirmed deaths, +6,121, and 49,203,004 confirmed recoveries, +189,840. Next, here are the stats for the United States: 22,011,358 confirmed cases, up 340,799 from yesterday’s reporting, 371,096 confirmed deaths, UP 4,662, and 9,776,573 confirmed recoveries, UP 79,660.
- 2021 Friday G: 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: 2,588,891 confirmed cases, 28,552 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 22,895 confirmed cases, 303 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 269,033 confirmed cases, 3,719 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Let us look at one other state: Arkansas: currently, they have 248,860 confirmed cases, 3,966 confirmed deaths, and 217,578 confirmed recoveries. Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 477,357 confirmed cases, 3,596 confirmed deaths, and 408,753 confirmed recoveries. Regarding the vaccine, Pfizer says preliminary studies show that its vaccine seems to work regarding the coronavirus. Elsewhere, the FDA urges states NOT to waste the precious supplies of COVID-19 vaccines allotted to them.
- 2021 Friday H: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 31,097.97, UP 56.84 points (+0.18%). Next, the NASDAQ: 13,201.98, UP 134.50 points (+1.03%). Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,824.68, UP 20.89 points (+0.55%). The price of GOLD is $1,849.50 per troy oz., +14.50 (+0.79%) while the price of SILVER is $25.50 per troy ounce, +0.863 (+3.50%). The price of PLATINUM is $1,075.10 per troy oz, +3.80 (+0.35%) while the price of COPPER is $3.69 per pound, +0.02 (+0.54%). The price of PALLADIUM is $2,365.00 per troy oz, -66.60 (-2.74%). The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $52.73 per barrel, +0.49 (+0.94%). Currently, one-dollar U.S. = 6.47 Chi-Com yuan. Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.82 euros and in Hong Kong dollars equals 7.76.
- 2021 Friday I: Here are the results for tonight’s Mega-Millions Draw #1623 with a now $600 million jackpot on the line. Here are the numbers: 03, 06, 16, 18, 58 and Mega 11. Out of 326,771 winning tickets, the highest winner was one person who had FIVE numbers but not the Mega for a prize of $576,869. The winning ticket was sold at the Chan Dong Oriental Market in National City, 9195.
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[i] When the time will be right for the presentation of Elvis Presley is unknown but if we are still going strong in the 2030s, we expect to do so. Please, stay tuned.
[ii] We hope to present the music of the Nice as well as Emerson, Lake & Palmer at some point within the next five years. Please remain posted for the day that we do.
[iii] We promoted the music of the Doors, the famed Los Angeles, California, hard rocking psychedelic band beginning on Saturday, 18-February-2012 through 02-April-2012. We hope you will seek this legendary band out and consider adding it to your ever-growing collection.
[iv] We shared the music of the Hollies with the world beginning on Monday, 29-August-2016 through Thursday, 03-November-2016.
[v] Not sure when we present this Canadian rock band, Loverboy, but we sure as heck hope we do sometime within the next decade because- say what you will about them- they are as exciting today as they were back in the 1980s. Please remain vigilant for the day that we do.
[vi] We promoted the music of the Who and of its individual band members beginning on Monday, 03-August-2015 through Sunday, 29-November-2015. We hope you will seek out the music of this veteran British band as well as of Pete Townsend, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, and Roger Daltrey. We know you will enjoy them.
[vii] 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.
[viii] We began promoting the music of both the Beatles and the band’s individual components on Friday, 04-November-2016 through Sunday, 11-June-2018. Besides the Beatles, we also promoted the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys.
[ix] Not sure when we will offer the music of Def Leppard but we hope to do it sometime within the next decade. Please, keep posted for further information.
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