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DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY 2022: 545
DAY ONE-HUNDRED-AND-SIXTEEN OF THE BIDEN REGIME
135. TODAY IN HISTORY—SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2021:
Peace Officers Memorial Day (National Observance) Armed Forces Day (National Observance), and Preakness Stakes
U.S. Attorney General Levi Lincoln Sr.; heavyweight boxer Jerry Quarry; “Let it Be” by the Beatles, the Keef Hartley Band featuring Gary Thain, Little River Band featuring Graeham Goble, and Roxy Music featuring Brian Eno:
- 884 Monday: Marinus I ends his reign as the 108th Roman Catholic Pope. He served from December 16, 882 until today.
- 1248 Friday: Archbishop Konrad von Hockstaden lays the cornerstone for the Cologne cathedral.
- 1252 Wednesday: Pope Innocent IV, the 180th Roman Catholic pope, authorizes, but also limits, the torture of heretics in the Medieval Inquisition.
- 1536 Friday: King Henry VIII and his nobles accuse Anne Boleyn and Lord Rochford of incest and adultery.
- 1567 Monday: Mary Queen of Scots married her third husband, James Hepburn, the Earl of Bothwell, who had been implicated in (but acquitted of) the death of Mary’s second husband, Lord Darnley.
- 1602 Wednesday: English navigator Bartholomew Gosnoid and his ship, the Concord, arrived at present-day Cape Cod, which educators credit him with naming.
- 1610 Saturday: The Parliament of Paris appoints 8-year-old Louis XIII as the king.
- 1718 Sunday: James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents the world’s first machine gun.
- 1749 Thursday: In Hingham, Massachusetts Bay, British N.A., future fourth U.S. Attorney General Levi Lincoln Sr. is born. A future Democratic-Republican, he would serve under President Thomas Jefferson from March 05, 1801 to March 03, 1805.
- 1796 Sunday: Napoleon Bonaparte enters Milan in triumph.
- 1862 Thursday: President Abraham Lincoln signed an act establishing the Department of Agriculture.
- 1863 Friday: Edouard Manet’s painting “Le dejeuner sur l’herbe” (The Lunch on the Grass) went on display in Paris, France, scandalizing viewers with its depiction of a nude woman seated on the ground with two fully dressed men at a picnic in a wooded area.
- 1869 Saturday: National Woman Suffrage Association forms in New York, founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
- 1883 Tuesday: Italy signs a military peace treaty with Austro-Hungary and Germany.
- 1905 Monday: City organizers found the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, on this date.
- 1911 Monday: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that Standard Oil Company was a monopoly in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act and ordered its breakup.
- 1918 Wednesday: Under the direction of the Post Office Department, regular airmail service between New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, began on this date. It later became the U.S. Postal Service.
- 1926 Saturday: After a four-day flight over an icecap in Alaska, heavy ice forming on the dirigible Norge forced Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth to land in the boonies.
- 1930 Thursday: Registered nurse Ellen Church, the first airline flight attendant, went on duty aboard an Oakland-to-Chicago flight operated by Boeing Air Transport (a forerunner of United Airlines).
- 1940 Wednesday: German troops occupy Amsterdam. Meanwhile, German armored units begin crossing northern France. Elsewhere in the United States, DuPont nylon stockings hit retailer shelves for the first time. Finally, the original McDonald’s restaurant, owned by Richard and Maurice McDonald, underwent its grand opening in San Bernardino, California.
- 1941 Thursday: Joe DiMaggio starts 56-game hitting streak; the New York Yankees, however, lose the game 13-1.
- 1942 Friday: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed a measure creating the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, whose members we know as WACs. Wartime gasoline rationing went into effect in 17 Eastern states, limiting sales to three gallons a week for non-essential vehicles.
- 1943 Saturday: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ends as the remaining Jews surrender to the Nazis; the ghetto then undergoes razing.
- 1944 Monday: American General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Brits General Bernard Law Montgomery, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and King George VI discuss D-Day.
- 1945 Tuesday: In Bakersfield, California, future heavyweight boxing contender Jerry Quarry is born. During his professional boxing career, he would compile a record of 66 fights, 53 wins (32 KOS), 9 losses, and 4 draws and would fight some of the biggest names in the business, including Muhammad Ali.
- 1947 Thursday: Future guitarist/vocalist (1975-1992) with the Little River Band[i]– Graeham Goble- is born in Adelaide, Australia, on this date.
- 1948 Saturday: Brian Eno, future rock keyboardist with Roxy Music[ii] and as a solo artist was born in Melton, Suffolk, England, on this date as future bassist for the Keef Hartley Band[iii], Gary Thain, is in Christchurch, New Zealand. Elsewhere, Transjordan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon attacked Israel only hours after it declared its independence.
- 1951 Tuesday: AT&T became the first corporation to have one million stockholders.
- 1953 Friday: Heavyweight Rocky Marciano knocks out Jersey Joe Walcott in the first round to win the title.
- 1955 Sunday: The Vienna Treaty signed by France, Britain, the U.S., and the USSR restores Austrian independence. Note: of all the territories conquered by the Russians during World War II, Austria was the only nation to get its independence back.
- 1957 Wednesday: Over Christmas Island, the British test their first hydrogen bomb.
- 1963 Wednesday: Weight Watchers undergoes incorporation in New York. Meanwhile, 1963: Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper blasted off aboard Faith 7 on the final mission of the Project Mercury space program.
- 1966 Sunday: Battles between Buddhists and the South Vietnamese army break out; at least 80 died.
- 1970 Friday: When police opened fire on a crowd of student protesters, Phillip Lafayette Gibbs, and James Earl Green—two black students at Jackson State University in Mississippi—lose their lives.
- 1971 Saturday: Apple Records releases the final album by the Beatles[iv], “Let it Be” in the United States.
- 1972 Monday: An assassination attempt on the life of Alabama governor and noted racist, George Wallace occurs on this date when bona fide nut Arthur Bremer shoots the governor, paralyzing him in the process.
- 1973 Tuesday: California Angel Nolan Ryan throws his first no-hitter, beating the Kansas City Royals by a score of 3-0.
- 1974 Wednesday: Three Palestinian infiltrators took 100 pupils hostage at a school in the town of Maalot in northern Israel; the gunmen killed 22 children as Israeli troops stormed the building, killing the hostage-takers.
- 1975 Thursday: U.S. forces invaded the Cambodian island of Koh Tang and captured the American merchant ship Mayaguez, which the communist Kymer Rouge had seized. All 39 members of the crew had already been returned by the murderous thugs; however, some 40 U.S. servicemembers were killed in the brief but brutal fighting. Many consider this incident to be the final battle of the Vietnam War.
- 1988 Sunday: Moscow orders the withdrawal of 115,000 troops from neighboring Afghanistan.
- 1991 Wednesday: President George H. W. Bush takes Queen Elizabeth to a Baltimore Orioles-Oakland A’s baseball game.
- 1999 Saturday: The Russian parliament could not obtain enough votes to impeach President Boris Yeltsin.
- 2000 Monday: By a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a key provision of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, saying that rape victims could not sue their attackers in federal court.
- 2010 Saturday: Sudanese forces kill over 150 members of the Justice and Equality Movement in their effort to gain control of a rebel held area in Darfur. Meanwhile, Jessica Watson, a 16-year-old Australian who’d spent seven months at sea in her pink yacht, became the youngest person to sail around the world solo, nonstop and unassisted as she arrived back home in Sydney. Meanwhile- and this is a good one- Google admits that it has been scooping up data sent over unencrypted wi-fi networks for the past three years. They claim it was a ‘mistake’ and that they feel bad; they also ground their fleet of ‘Street View’ cars that have been scooping up unencrypted networks as they tool around American cities. WTF?
- 2011 Sunday: Suzanne Mubarak, wife of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, has open-heart surgery after having a heart attack brought on by a corruption investigation. Elsewhere, two suspected members of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb undergo arrest in Tunisia for carrying bombs and explosives near the city of Ramada.
- 2012 Tuesday: France swears in Francois Hollande, the 24th President of France. Elsewhere, Palestinians take to the streets in the tens of thousands to protest Israel having ‘forced them out in 1948 when the Israelis declared their independence.’ Let us get this straight: PALESTINIAN leaders told their people to flee to the boonies rather than remaining and becoming something bigger and better. Instead they fled and have been living in squalor for the resulting decades instead of improving their lot with the billions of dollars the global community has given them.
- 2013 Wednesday: The Eurozone announces the sixth straight quarter of recession; Germany reports weak growth and negative growth in Spain, Italy, and France. Elsewhere, a report from eBay hits the news about the sale of what was reputed to be the original recipe for Coca-Cola. Apparently, the seller found it at an estate sale and listed it at the auction site for $15 million. BOOM! The recipe was sold for $15 million. Truly? Wow.
- 2014 Thursday: According to Brainy History, German company Linde begins constructing a facility to convert wind power to hydrogen; the plant will help Germany in its efforts to increase reliance on renewable energy sources. Elsewhere, near a prison in Israel where Palestinian criminals, thugs, and terrorists are incarcerated, protests by other Palestinians get out of hand leading to two of them being shot and killed by Israeli troops.
- 2015 Friday: A jury sentenced POS jihadist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three and left more than 250 wounded. Also, according to Brainy History, Google will begin testing self-driving cars on the streets of Mountain View, California this summer; the company has tested modified versions of existing vehicles but will now test cars developed specifically for self-driving.
- 2016 Sunday: Suicide bombers continue carrying out attacks across Iraq. North of Baghdad in Taji, suicide bombers hit a plant that manufactures cooking gas killing at least 18 people and wounding God knows how many more while across the rest of the country, Islamic thugs kill another 12-15 people. What the hell is wrong with these people?
- 2017 Monday: Federal prosecutors prosecute the first case of a hate crime directed at a transgender under the federal Hate Crimes Act, the murder of Mercedes Williamson. Meanwhile, in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, the authorities declare a state of emergency after a cholera outbreak kills at least 115 people and sickens numerous others.
- 2018 Tuesday: Once again, Palestinians acting crazy costs them big time. Along the border between Gaza and Israel, Israeli security forces are forced to kill 58 and to send another 1,700-plus to the hospital because the angry rioters were protesting the moving of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem where it belongs.
- 2019 Wednesday: Angering the Pro-Death movement, Alabama passes a law restricting abortion to all but the most extreme cases. The ban includes abortions based on rape and incest. It is what it is. Sadly, numerous court challenges by the Pro-Death lobby have kept it blocked from implementation. Next, President Donald J. Trump granted a full pardon to Conrad Black, a former newspaper publisher who had written a flattering political biography of Trump. (In 2007, a jury convicted Black of fraud in 2007 and he spent more than three years in prison). Next, California fire officials said an investigation found that power lines owned by PG&E Corp. had sparked a blaze that killed 85 people and nearly destroyed the town of Paradise in 2018; it was the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century. Elsewhere, Mexico City declares a state of emergency after air pollution reaches toxic levels. How come the environmentalists are down there screeching about how Mexico is destroying the environment?
- 2020 Friday: Blue states continue to chafe under far-left pro-communist China governors. In California, things continue being locked down with ultra-left Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti promising a lockdown of the city through August. Meanwhile, nut-bag Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer continues crying about how ‘Nazis and KKK and pro-Confederacy, misogynists, and other horrible white trash are trying to drive her from office. Bitch: YOU need to go. Elsewhere like in New York and other states continue suffering and dying while Red States like Georgia and others that have reopened or are reopening as we speak continue to see fewer cases and far less deaths.
- 2020 Friday A: COVID-19 Kung Flu stats for the day: around the globe, we have 4,534,952 confirmed cases, 307,108 confirmed deaths, BUT 1,633,185 confirmed recoveries. In the United States, we have 1,472,143 confirmed cases, 88,199 confirmed deaths, and 259,834 confirmed recoveries. In the three states in which, we have chef-authors, California, Hawaii, and Washington state, here are the numbers, California first: 73,164 confirmed cases, 3,032 confirmed deaths, BUT 0 confirmed recoveries; the question is WHY? Hawaii: 638 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 565 confirmed recoveries. Washington state where lunatic Governor Jay Inslee demands restaurant owners follow Gestapo methods such as taking names and addresses of diners so his army of SS contact tracers can visit them (people are going to get shot), we have: 17,826 confirmed cases, 991 confirmed deaths, BUT 0 confirmed recoveries. Like Gov. Gavin Newsom, Gov. Inslee is a political hack and deserves a swift boot in the butt and removal from office. The American people understand WHO is responsible for this mess, it’s the communist Chinese and their Democratic Party partners. That’s right, the REAL collusion is between Beijing and the Democratic Party. You would have to be blind NOT to see it…
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[i] Not sure as to when we will promote the music of the Little River Band but you can be sure that one day we will. In the 1970s, they were one of the all-time great touring rock acts and their record sales were mind-blowing. Please, stay tuned.
[ii] We presented the music of Roxy Music at the secondary blog and hope to do it at the main blog sometime within the next 3 years. At the secondary blog, we began promoting the music of this famed British band as well as of Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, and Phil Manzanera beginning on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 through several successive months. We hope you will seek them out.
[iii] We promoted the music of the Keef Hartley Band as well as of one of its integral members Miller Anderson on Monday, 02-October-2017 through Saturday, 21-October-2017. We hope you will check their music out by visiting those posts.
[iv] 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. The “Let It Be” album appeared on Saturday, 03-December-2016. Please seek out this massive offering by visiting the blog posts between those dates. You will be glad you did.
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