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67. TODAY IN HISTORY—MONDAY, MARCH 08, 2021:
DAY FORTY-EIGHT OF THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION
Presidents Millard Fillmore and William Howard Taft; Vice President Millard Fillmore; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Oliver Ellsworth, Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., and Edward Terry Sanford; U.S. Attorney General Reverdy Johnson; U.S. Secretary of State John M. Clayton; U.S. Secretaries of War Simon Cameron, Alphonso Taft, and William Howard Taft; the Eagles featuring Randy Meisner, the Grateful Dead featuring Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, the Monkees featuring Mickey Dolenz, the Spencer Davis Group featuring Philip “Phil” Sawyer, Three Dog Night featuring Michael Allsup, and Trapeze featuring Mel Galley:
- 1618 Thursday: German astronomer Johannes Kepler devised his third law of planetary motion on this date.
- 1702 Wednesday: England’s Queen Anne acceded to the throne upon the death of King William III.
- 1722 Sunday: Afghan monarch Mir Mohammad occupies Persia.
- 1796 Tuesday: The 10th overall U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice and 3rd U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth assumed his position on the nation’s high court on this date. President George Washington nominated Ellsworth to fill the seat of Chief Justice John Rutledge. A Federalist, Ellsworth served from 03-08-1796 to 12-15-1800.
- 1799 Friday: The future 26th U.S. Secretary of War Simon Cameron is born in Maytown, Pennsylvania, on this date. A member of several parties- Democrat, then American, and finally a Republican, Clayton served under President Abraham Lincoln from 03-05-1861 to 01-14-1862.
- 1801 Sunday: The British army begins driving the French out of Egypt by attacking them at Abukir.
- 1817 Saturday: On this date, financial elites found the New York Stock Exchange.
- 1841 Monday: In Boston, Massachusetts, the future 58th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Republican, is born. President Theodore Roosevelt would nominate his fellow Republican to fill the seat of another member of the GOP, Associate Justice Horace Gray. Holmes served from 12-04-1902 to 01-12-1932.
- 1849 Thursday: The 18th U.S. Secretary of State John M. Clayton assumed his position on this date. A member of various political parties including National Republican, then a Whig, and finally, the American Party, Clayton served under Presidents Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore from 03-08-1849 to 07-22-1850. Also taking office on this date is the 21st U.S. Attorney General Reverdy Johnson. A Whig and then a Democrat, he served under Presidents Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore from 03-08-1849 to 07-21-1850.
- 1854 Wednesday: U.S. Commodore Matthew C. Perry made his second landing in Japan; within a month, he concluded a treaty with the Japanese.
- 1855 Thursday: At Niagara Falls, NY, a railroad train passes over the first railway suspension bridge on this date and does so with incident.
- 1862 Saturday: During the Civil War, the ironclad CSS Virginia rammed and sank the USS Cumberland and heavily damaged the USS Congress, both frigates, off Newport News, Virginia. What’s more, the Confederate Navy launches the ironclad CSS Merrimack.
- 1874 Sunday: The 13th president of the United States—Millard Fillmore, Whig, who served between 07-09-1850-03-04-1853—died on this date in Buffalo, N.Y. Prior to this, he served the nation as its 11th vice president from 03-04-1849-07-09-1850.
- 1876 Wednesday: The 31st U.S. Secretary of War Alphonso Taft assumed his position on this date. A Republican, he served under President Ulysses S. Grant from 03-08-1876 to 05-22-1876. He then became 34th U.S. Attorney-General, then minister to Austro-Hungary and finally to Russia.
- 1880 Monday: President Rutherford B. Hayes declared that the United States would hold jurisdiction over any canal built across the Isthmus of Panama.
- 1884 Thursday: Susan B. Anthony addresses the House Judiciary Committee arguing for an amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote. Anthony’s argument came 16 years after legislators had first introduced a federal women’s suffrage amendment.
- 1887 Tuesday: Everett Horton received a patent for his telescoping fishing rod on this date.
- 1894 Thursday: New York passes the first dog licensing law in the United States.
- 1904 Tuesday: The Bundestag in Germany lifted the ban on the Jesuit order of priests.
- 1907 Friday: The British House of Commons turned down a women’s suffrage bill.
- 1909 Monday: Pope Pius X lifted the church ban on interfaith marriages in Hungary.
- 1910 Tuesday: The King of Spain authorized the ability of women to attend universities in his nation.
- 1911 Wednesday: In Copenhagen, Denmark, Clara Zetkin, leader of the German Women’s Office for the Social Democratic Party launches the first International Women’s Day.
- 1913 Saturday: The newly formed Internal Revenue Service begins to levy and to collect income taxes.
- 1916 Wednesday: For the third time in American history, the U.S. invades Cuba to drive out the corrupt Menocal regime.
- 1917 Thursday: The U.S. Senate voted to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule. Elsewhere, Russia’s “February Revolution” (old-style calendar) began with rioting and strikes across St. Petersburg.
- 1918 Friday: The first case of the Spanish Flu strikes, what would become a worldwide pandemic that would kill more people than did World War I.
- 1921 Tuesday: As he was leaving the Spanish Parliament in Madrid, an assassin murdered Premier Eduardo Dato.
- 1924 Saturday: At Castle Gate, Utah, a coalmine explosion kills 171 miners.
- 1929 Friday: The U.S. Worker Union Commission reports that slavery is taking place in Liberia, the African nation the U.S. established on the west coast of the continent to return former American slaves to for resettlement.
- 1930 Saturday: The 27th president and then 10th chief justice of the United States, William Howard Taft, died in Washington at age 72 as did- get this- the 72nd U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Edward Terry Sanford. President Warren G. Harding nominated him to fill Mahlon Pitney’s seat. He served from 01-29-1923 to 03-08-1930. Taft also served the nation as its 42nd U.S. Secretary of War. In this position, he served under President Theodore Roosevelt from 02-01-1904 to 06-30-1908. Meanwhile, Mahatmas Gandhi commences civil disobedience in India to drive out the British.
- 1934 Thursday: Edwin Hubble’s photo shows as many galaxies as the Milky Way has stars.
- 1936 Sunday: At Daytona Beach, Florida, auto-racing enthusiasts hold their first stock car race.
- 1941 Saturday: Hugh Mulcahy of the Phillies is the first baseball player drafted into World War II. Meanwhile, the Luftwaffe continues bombing Great Britain and today, some bombers lost their way and bombs dropped atop Buckingham Palace.
- 1942 Sunday: Japanese forces occupied Yangon in Burma during World War II. They also are beginning the landings on New Guinea with the goal to conquer the island and capture Port Moresby. Meanwhile, the Dutch colonial military forces in Indonesia surrender to the Japanese invaders while others take to the jungles to continue the fight as guerillas.
- 1943 Monday: Japanese forces attacked American troops on Hill 700 in Bougainville in a battle that lasted for five days.
- 1943 Monday A: On the Eastern Front, the Third Battle of Kharkov is underway as German forces fight to recapture the city from the Soviets. Leading the fight is famed Colonel General Hermann “Papa” Hoth, one of the few to come out of the Stalingrad campaign with flying colors. The Fourth Panzer Army is slicing through the Russians like a knife through butter. Elsewhere on the Eastern Front, the survivors of the Italian 8th Army that had managed to break out of one Soviet encirclement after another and marched 70 days through heavy winter weather are preparing to return to Italy.
- 1944 Wednesday: The Soviets continue the offensive to drive Axis forces out of the western Ukraine. The Germans- unprepared for the ferocity of the assault- are driven into headlong retreat. Four German armies are being thrown back towards the Bug River. The Soviet plan is to liberate the entire Ukraine from Axis control. The Fuhrer introduces a new concept to the German army: fortified cities, aka fortresses. Retreating Axis forces if they pass by such a designated place are to enter and help defend it from the Soviets with the misguided idea of slowing the Red Army down. After a while, retreating troops will do everything to avoid these areas as they become deathtraps.
- 1945 Thursday: The Nazi occupiers of Amsterdam execute 53 citizens on this date during the closing days of World War II in Europe. Meanwhile, future drummer/vocalist with the rock band, the Monkees[i]—Mickey Dolenz—is born on this date in Los Angeles, CA. Finally, the first black nurse to serve duty during World War II—Phyllis Mae Daley—received her commission in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps.
- 1946 Friday: Future rock bassist with Poco[ii] (1968-70) and with the Eagles[iii] (1971-77)—Randy Meisner—is born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, on this date.
- 1947 Saturday: Philip “Phil” Sawyer, future lead guitarist with Shotgun Express featuring Mick Fleetwood—the forerunner of Fleetwood Mac[iv]—was born in London, England on this date. Elsewhere, founding guitarist with the rock band, Three Dog Night[v] (1968-73 / 1981-84 / 1991-present)—Michael Allsup—was born in Oakdale, CA, on this date.
- 1948 Monday: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rules in McCollum v. Board of Education that religious instruction in public schools is unconstitutional. Meanwhile, in Great Britain, future guitarist with the British rock band, Trapeze[vi]—Mel Galley—is born in Cannock, Staffordshire, UK, on this date.
- 1950 Wednesday: Soviet authorities announce the Soviet Union has developed the atomic bomb. Up until this time, the United States had enjoyed supremacy as the only nation with nuclear weapons. The U.S. should have nuked the USSR before now to remain peace and order in the world.
- 1954 Monday: France and Vietnam opened talks in Paris on a treaty to form the state of Indochina. This, of course, did not include the communists under Ho Chi Minh. The French continued reinforcing their massive base at Dien Bien Phu in the hope that it would draw the People’s Army regular divisions out into the open where the French with their superior fire-and-airpower planned to destroy them. The communists had other ideas on mind, ones that would see French power broken and an independent Vietnam.
- 1957 Friday: Israeli troops begin leaving Egypt after the Suez Canal Crisis; the canal reopens to small shipping.
- 1959 Sunday: The three best-known Marx Brothers—Groucho, Harpo, and Chico—go on their final television performance together.
- 1963 Friday: A military coup in Syria brought the Baath Party to power.
- 1964 Sunday: Malcolm X leaves the Black Muslim movement.
- 1965 Monday: The United States landed its first combat troops in South Vietnam as 3,500 Marines hit the beach and then went to the U.S. airbase at Da Nang to provide security services.
- 1968 Friday: Bill Graham opens his famed Fillmore East concert hall.
- 1971 Monday: Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali in 15 rounds and retains heavyweight-boxing title. Meanwhile, kin the NBA, the Milwaukee Bucks win their 20th straight game, a team record. Elsewhere, silent-film comedian Harold Lloyd died in Beverly Hills, California, at age 77. Finally, Radio Hanoi broadcasts “The Star-Spangled Banner” as performed by legendary rock guitarist, Jimi Hendrix[vii].
- 1972 Wednesday: The Goodyear blimp makes its first flight on this date.
- 1973 Thursday: In Corte Madeira, California, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, founding member of the Grateful Dead[viii], keyboardist, guitarist, harmonica player, and vocalist, died from the effects of liver disease. He was 27 years-old.
- 1974 Friday: At Paris, France, the Charles de Gaulle International Airport opens for business.
- 1975 Saturday: The world celebrated the first International Women’s Day on this date.
- 1979 Thursday: China pulls its invasion troops out of Vietnam. Meanwhile, astronomers discover the first extraterrestrial volcano on Io, a satellite of Jupiter. Finally, technology firm Phillips demonstrated a proto-type compact disc player during a press conference in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, on this date.
- 1982 Monday: The U.S. accused the Soviets of killing 3,000 Afghans with poison gas.
- 1983 Tuesday: In a speech to the National Assembly of Evangelicals convention, in Orlando, Florida, President Ronald Reagan calls the Soviet Union an ‘evil empire.’
- 1985 Friday: The Internal Revenue Service reported that 407,700 Americans were millionaires. That was more than double the total from the previous five years.
- 1988 Tuesday: At Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, 17 U.S. soldiers died when the two helicopters in which they were traveling collided in midair.
- 1991 Friday: U.S. troops begin arriving home from the Gulf War; meanwhile, the Iraqis hand over two American soldiers it captured plus 40 foreign journalists.
- 1994 Tuesday: The U.S. Defense Department announces a smoking ban in its many workplaces.
- 1999 Monday: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Timothy McVeigh for the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995.
- 2001 Thursday: The House of Representatives voted for an across-the-board tax cut of nearly $1 trillion over the next decade. This occurred under the administration of President George W. Bush, which drove the Democrats frigging insane.
- 2008 Saturday: Senator Barack Obama, D-IL, wins the Wyoming Democratic caucus. Meanwhile, the George W. Bush administration commences status of forces talks with Iraq with the goal of keeping U.S. forces stationed there far longer than originally agreed.
- 2010 Monday: The French navy captures 35-suspected Somali pirates off the coast of East Africa, the most successful anti-pirate operation in European Union history.
- 2012 Thursday: Toyota recalls 700,000 vehicles over safety concerns. Meanwhile, as the world accuses Iran of covering up its nuclear sites, it denies all knowledge of anything untoward. Still, Israel does not believe them and to forestall an attack by the Israelis, the Obama administration announces it will provide them with defensive weapons.
- 2013 Friday: Venezuela holds a state funeral for dead thug, Hugo Chavez; following the ceremony, the nation swears in another brute, Nicolas Maduro. Meanwhile, in response to sanctions imposed by the U.N. over their nuclear program, North Korean officials announce they are going to target the west coast of the U.S. with nuclear missiles as well as terminate all peace pacts with South Korea.
- 2014 Saturday: U.S. payrolls show growth, with 129,000 jobs added in January and 175,000 jobs added in February despite difficult winter weather. Elsewhere, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 souls aboard loses contact and disappears, prompting the most expensive search effort in history.
- 2015 Sunday: According to Brainy History, a report on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 comes out today, one year after the incident, revealing that the flight’s locator beacon battery had expired a year before the flight, but nothing unusual was otherwise detected. Meanwhile, Chadian, and Nigerian forces launch a concerted assault against Boko Haram thugs lurking in the hinterlands along their borders.
- 2016 Tuesday: According to On This Day, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) begins presenting the movies of actress Claire Trevor to honor the 106th anniversary of her birth. Elsewhere, the government of Turkey continues grabbing more and more power by putting some media outlets under its control. In the United States, voters are going to the polls in primary elections and caucuses. Hillary Clinton wins Mississippi while Bernie Sanders wins Michigan. Donald Trump wins both Mississippi and Michigan as well as the GOP caucus in Hawaii; Ted Cruz wins Idaho.
- 2017 Wednesday: Results from the University of Adelaide’s study on aboriginal DNA determines that the Aborigines date back 50,000 years in Australia and arrived there in one migration. Elsewhere, a suicide bomber and several gunmen disguised as doctors assault an Afghan military hospital killing at least 38 people and injuring numerous others. One must love the so-called ‘religion of peace.’
- 2018 Thursday: True to his word, President Donald J. Trump authorizes tariffs on the import of aluminum and steel into the United States, excluding both Mexico and Canada- for the time being. The enemies of the 45th president wail and moan that this is going to cripple the United States’ economy. It didn’t. Meanwhile, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says that ‘he might be willing to discuss denuclearization of his country sometime in May.’
- 2019 Friday: The ladies of the National U.S. Women’s Soccer Team launch a federal gender discrimination lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation. They want equal pay. We think they should get it. The age of pay inequality in the United States must end. Meanwhile, the massive blackout affecting the oil-rich nation of Venezuela enters its second day. The country looks like North Korea after dark.
- 2020 Sunday: The COVID-19 pandemic continues engulfing the world. Canada reports its first case as do other nations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, and Latin America. People are dropping like flies. In Iran, following reports that imbibing alcohol can somehow ward off the Chinese Virus, nearly 30 people in this infamously dry country die from drinking methanol. We can bet that had the Morality Police caught these people drinking booze, they would have died anyway.
- 2021 Monday: Day 48 of the Biden Regime- stick around and discover what sort of antics the Chi-Coms and their imposed stooges in the Biden administration are up to today. It’s going to be good!
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This artwork is #0397 a 40” x 60” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Desert Fire.” It is among her more beautiful works and is available for sale. You can see much more of her work at her Website, found at beverlycarrick.com, or at the blog’s Facebook page. At her Website, you will see not only more original oil paintings but also lithographs, giclees, prints, miniatures, photographs, and even her award-winning instructional video entitled, “Painting the Southwest with Beverly Carrick.” Beverly has been painting for more than 60 years and known around the world for both the beauty and timelessness of her artworks. Hanging in private and public galleries and followed by many fans encircling the globe—her works instill awe because of her artistic brilliance and personal beauty. We urge you to go to her Website NOW and view her work. It is possible that you will find something you like and will want to buy it for yourself, a friend, a loved one, or a neighbor! You will not be disappointed so please: do yourself a favor and go there IMMEDIATELY! Thank you, the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day!
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The UFO archivists dug deep into the cauldron of unreleased live UFO shows and came up with another gem- “Regenerator- Live 1982”- which came out on November 06, 2001. The concert captured here comes from a show at the famed Hammersmith Odeon Theater in London recorded on January 28, 1982. The lineup features Phil Mogg (vocals), Andy Parker (drums), Paul Chapman (guitars), Pete Way (bass), and Neil Carter (keyboards/rhythm guitar/saxophones) and man was the band on fire tonight! Having seen the band in the United States in the 1970s and the 1980s, we can attest to what a stunning live act they were and this archival release is one deserving of being in everyone’s home who is a fan of hardcore but artistic rock and roll. Seek it out and enjoy as you most definitely will love it. Thank you!
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[i] Not sure when we will begin presenting the music of this famed American band- the Monkees- but when we do, we also do the solo catalogs of Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork. Please stay tuned for more information.
[ii] We hope to share the music of the Eagles, Joe Walsh, Don Henley, Glenn Fray, and others, including Poco, sometime in the next decade. Please remain with us.
[iii] See previous.
[iv] We first began offering the music of Fleetwood Mac on Monday, 03-January-2011 through Thursday, 27-January-2011. At the time however, we overlooked presenting the music of the group’s individual members- Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, Jeremy Spencer, Bob Welch, Lindsay Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks. We hope to do that at some point in the near future. Please seek their music out by checking posts on those corresponding dates. We thank you.
[v] Not sure when we will get around to doing the music of Three Dog Night but if we ever return to promoting the music of famed rock bands from the 1960s and the 1970s, we sure as heck will include this stellar band, one that is still performing to this day. We saw them in 2019 and all we can say is “Wow.”
[vi] We first began promoting the music of Trapeze beginning on Monday, 15-October-2018 through Saturday, 27-October-2018. We hope you will seek the music of this famed band out and consider adding it to your collection.
[vii] We began promoting the music of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Jimi Hendrix on Sunday, 22-December-2013 through Thursday, 16-January-2014. Please check the albums out, you will enjoy them.
[viii] We began promoting the music of the Grateful Dead- including Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Phil Lesh- beginning on Tuesday, 30-August-2011 through Wednesday, 11-January-2012. Then, we did a second series featuring more albums by this fabled San Francisco band beginning on Friday, 09-August-2013 through Monday, 19-August-2013. At some point, we will have to do a third series as the music from this band never ends. Please, seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.
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