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DAY ONE-HUNDRED-AND-SEVENTEEN OF THE BIDEN REGIME
136. TODAY IN HISTORY—SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2021:
Vice President Levi P. Morton; U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward; Black Sabbath featuring Ronnie James Dio, King Crimson featuring Robert Fripp, Nazareth featuring Darrell Sweet, Nirvana featuring Krist Novoselic, Robin Trower featuring James Dewar, Savoy Brown featuring Roger Earl, and the Who:
- 1770 Wednesday: Marie Antoinette, age 14, married the future King Louis XVI of France, who was only 15 years old.
- 1771 Thursday: The Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called the Regulators, took place on this date in Alamance County, North Carolina.
- 1792 Wednesday: Denmark abolishes the slave trade.
- 1801 Saturday: In Florida, N.Y., future 24th U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward is born. He would serve under Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson from 03-06-1861 to 03-04-1869. During this time, he bought Alaska from the Russians, something many saw as foolhardy and a waste of taxpayers’ money. In fact, so many derided the purchase, they called it “Seward’s Folly;” that is, until massive gold deposits were discovered there. In 2019, the 45th president of the United States sought to buy Greenland from Denmark and everyone laughed at him, including the Europeans. Imagine how important Alaska is to the United States geopolitically and the same could be true of Greenland. We shall see.
- 1817 Friday: Regular steamboat service up-and-down the Mississippi River begins on this date.
- 1824 Sunday: The future 22nd Republican vice president of the United States—Levi P. Morton—is born in Shoreham, Vermont, on this date. He served under President Benjamin Harrison from 1889-1893.
- 1860 Wednesday: At Chicago, the Republican Party selects Abraham Lincoln as its candidate for the presidency of the United States.
- 1861 Thursday: The Confederate government offers war volunteers a $10 premium to join the ranks.
- 1863 Saturday: During the Vicksburg Campaign, the bloodiest fighting occurs at Champion’s Hill in Mississippi.
- 1866 Wednesday: Charles Elmer Hires invents root beer on this date. Elsewhere, Congress authorized the first 5-cent piece to undergo minting.
- 1868 Saturday: The U.S. Senate failed by one vote to convict President Andrew Johnson as it took its first ballot on the 11 articles of impeachment against him. Thirty-five out of 54 senators voted to find Johnson guilty of “high crimes and misdemeanors” over his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, falling one vote short of the two-thirds majority required to convict; 10 days later, the trial ended after two other articles of impeachment went down in flames, too. The problem was Johnson wanted to follow the wishes of assassinated President Abraham Lincoln who wanted to treat the South with leniency while Lincoln’s holdover Cabinet members wanted to crush them.
- 1869 Sunday: The Cincinnati Reds play their first baseball game and win 41-7.
- 1879 Friday: The Treaty of Gandamak between Russia and Great Britain set up the Afghan state as a buffer nation between the two major powers.
- 1881 Monday: Near Berlin, the world’s first electric tram goes into service in Licterfelder, Germany.
- 1888 Wednesday: Emile Berliner demonstrated the first recording on a flat disc on this date. Elsewhere, Texas dedicated its capitol on this date in the city of Austin.
- 1910 Monday: The U.S. Congress authorized the U.S. Bureau of Mines on this date.
- 1911 Tuesday: The remains of a Neanderthal man are uncovered on the island of Jersey in Britain’s Channel Islands.
- 1914 Saturday: The American Horseshoe Pitchers Association organizes in Kansas City.
- 1918 Thursday: The U.S. Congress passes the Sedition Act of 1918, making criticism of the government an imprisonable offense.
- 1920 Sunday: Pope Benedict XV- the 258th Roman Catholic Church pontiff- canonized Joan of Arc. Meanwhile, former Republican Vice President Levi Morton died in Rhinebeck, NY, on his birthday at age 96.
- 1927 Monday: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rules that bootleggers must pay income taxes on their ill-gotten gains.
- 1929 Thursday: The motion picture industry presented the first Academy Awards on this date. The movie, “Wings,” won best production while Emil Jannings and Janet Gaynor won best actor and best actress respectively.
- 1939 Tuesday: The government began its first food stamp program in Rochester, New York; under future President Barack Obama, it is at the highest levels ever before seen. Elsewhere, the Philadelphia Athletics and the Cleveland Indians met at Shibe Park in Philly for the first baseball game played under lights in the American League.
- 1940 Thursday: Prime Minister Winston Churchill returns to London from Paris as the Nazi juggernaut rolls across France. For the Germans, the conquest of France is going better than expected. French troops are in full retreat while the British are struggling to reach the Channel Coast. General Heinz Guderian’s XIX Panzer Corps is breaking away from the rest of the steam-rolling army to try to beat the Brits to the coast so as to complete the trap and bag tens of thousands of prisoners.
- 1941 Friday: Over Birmingham, England, the Luftwaffe flies its last great air raid; after this, most units would begin moving eastward for the assault on Russia in early summer. Meanwhile, the Italian army in Ethiopia under Count Aosta surrenders to the British.
- 1943 Sunday: The nearly month-long Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ended as German forces crushed the Jewish resistance and blew up the Great Synagogue. An estimated 7,000 Jews died during the uprising while the Nazis summarily executed about 7,000 others. The Nazis deported the remaining Jews, more than 40,000 of them to concentration camps scattered across Poland.
- 1944 Tuesday: The first load of 180,000 Jews arrives at Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
- 1946 Thursday: Roger Earl, future original drummer of both Savoy Brown[i] and Foghat[ii] was born in London, England, on this date as was Robert Fripp—future multi-instrumentalist and ongoing original member of the British Prog-Rock band, King Crimson[iii]. Mr. Fripp was born in Wimborne Minster, England. Elsewhere, Jack Mullin presented the first magnetic tape recorder to the world on this date.
- 1947 Friday: In Bournemouth, England, future drummer/vocalist with the Scottish rock band, Nazareth- Darrell Sweet- is born. He would perform with the band from 1968 until his untimely death while on the road in 1999.[iv]
- 1948 Sunday: Israel issues its first postage stamps.
- 1960 Monday: Theodore Maiman operates the first optical laser at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California. Elsewhere, the Big Four summit in Paris collapsed due to the American U-2 spy plane incident.
- 1961 Tuesday: Park Chung-hee seized power in South Korea in a military coup.
- 1963 Thursday: Gordon Cooper completes 22 orbits in the space capsule Faith 7 to end Project Mercury.
- 1965 Sunday: Future bassist with the Grunge Rock band, Nirvana[v]—Krist Novoselic—is born in Compton, California, on this date. Elsewhere, he Campbell Soup Company introduces SpaghettiOs under its Franco-American brand.
- 1966 Monday: China launched the Cultural Revolution, a radical as well as deadly reform movement aimed at purging the country of “counter-revolutionaries.” This was a euphemism for slaughtering millions of older Chinese civilians who remembered the days before the communist revolution took over the country.
- 1969 Friday: Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey of the Who[vi] undergo arrest on assault charges.
- 1975 Friday: Japanese climber Junko Tabei became the first woman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. Meanwhile, Muhammad Ali scores a technical knockout over Ron Lyle in the 11th round of their heavyweight title fight. Lyle’s pro record went to 30-3-1 while Ali’s record went to 47-2 and he retained the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine’s heavyweight champion of the world boxing titles. Ali’s next fight would be against Joe Bugner in June. Lyle’s next fight would be against the legendary Earnie Shavers in September.
- 1977 Monday: In their heavyweight title fight, Muhammad Ali beats Alfredo Evangelista in 15 rounds in a unanimous decision. Ali’s record went to 54-2 and retained the WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine’s heavyweight champion of the world boxing titles while the Spanish-Uruguayan fighter’s professional record went to 14-2-1.
- 1980 Friday: In the 34th National Basketball Association’s Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 4 games to 2.
- 1982 Sunday: In the Stanley Cup Finals, the New York Islanders sweep the Vancouver Canucks in 4 games.
- 1983 Monday: The Lebanese Parliament signs a peace accord with Israel.
- 1984 Wednesday: Comedian Andy Kaufmann died in Los Angeles, California, at age 35.
- 1988 Monday: The U.S. Supreme Court, in California v. Greenwood, ruled that police officers may search a person’s trash without a warrant. Elsewhere, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop released a report declaring nicotine was addictive in ways similar to heroin and cocaine.
- 1989 Tuesday: Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping ended a 30-year rift when they formally met in Beijing.
- 1991 Thursday: Queen Elizabeth is the first British monarch to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress.
- 2001 Wednesday: At the Cannes Film Festival, “Mulholland Drive,” a film directed by David Lynch, has its premiere.
- 2002 Thursday: In Glasgow, Scotland, James Dewar, the bassist/vocalist with the Scottish rock band, Stone the Crows[vii], and the legendary voice and bass of the original Robin Trower[viii] group died on this date from complications of a rare disease, which caused him to suffer repeated small strokes.
- 2010 Sunday: In Houston, Texas, Ronnie James Dio—vocalist who took the place of Ozzie Osborne in Black Sabbath[ix]—lost his battle with stomach cancer on this date; he was 67 years-old.
- 2011 Monday: The European Union approves a $110.8 billion (78 billion euro) bailout package for Portugal. Elsewhere, after 59 years of successful operation, the Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas shutters its doors for good.
- 2012 Wednesday: In Beijing, construction crews complete construction of China Central Television Headquarters, ten years after the project began.
- 2013 Thursday: Pope Francis calls for worldwide ‘financial reform along ethical lines’, which would curb the ‘tyranny’ of ‘markets and financial speculation’. Elsewhere, for the first time since 2007, Bill Gates regains the title of the world’s wealthiest man by amassing a personal fortune of $72.7 billion.
- 2014 Friday: California burning- near San Diego, California, authorities inform the public that at least 20,000 acres have gone up in smoke within the county. This is the toll of 11 wildfires. This crap goes on year after year because Democrats will NOT permit proper forest management, won’t build new dams to collect fresh water instead of allowing it to flow out to sea, and putting so many restrictions atop PG&E and other power companies to fight global warming by pursuing renewable energy goals that are unrealistic. The state requires good governance and it’s not from the Democrats.
- 2015 Saturday: Mohammad Morsi, the first democratically elected leader of Egypt and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, receives a sentence of death for his role in a prison outbreak in 2011 that led to many deaths.
- 2016 Monday: Pfizer announces plans to buy biopharmaceutical company Anacor Pharmaceuticals for $5.2 billion. Meanwhile, Colombian law enforcement authorities make the largest drug bust in the history of their country: 18,000 pounds of high-grade cocaine.
- 2017 Tuesday: As the ongoing effort to destroy President Donald J. Trump continues, Newsweek reports that UNNAMED intelligence officials warned Israel NOT to share sensitive information with the president because he MIGHT pass it on to the Russians. (Note- this is a load of crap).
- 2018 Wednesday: As talks on a summit between North Korea and the United States continues, Pyongyang says that it ‘might cancel the talks if the U.S. continues demanding unilateral disarmament of its nuclear weapons. They know what happened to Libya that gave up its WMDs and things did not end well for the regime of Moammar Gaddafi. Likewise, talks that were supposed to occur between North and South Korea are canceled as a protest of U.S. demands.
- 2019 Thursday: According to the Global Drug Survey, English-speaking peoples are more likely to get drunk throughout the year than do, non-English speakers, with the British getting drunk the most, an average of 51 times per year. Folks, this is bogus information as Russians drink more than anyone and communist nations’ citizens (or authoritarian ones) drinking more than anyone anywhere else. Elsewhere, the Trump administration finally does something that should have happened long ago and that is to cancel $929 million federal grant funding the disastrous California High-Speed Rail project, a project that seems to enrich Democratic politicians and their Chi-Com overseers. (Note- we await Elon Musk’s Hyperloop which will make the train what it is- an expensive boondoggle).
- 2020 Saturday: Thanks to communist China, the Wuhan Virus Crisis continues as the disease continues causing problems around the world. However, information coming from independent sources within the totalitarian state report as many as 750,000 cases of the coronavirus with possible number of deaths ranging from 150,000-to-250,000. Since the authoritarian state won’t tell the world the truth, we must rely on these brave sources willing to put their lives and those of their families at risk to get the truth out to the rest of the world. Here are the global statistics for today: 4,626,632 confirmed cases what with 311,363 confirmed deaths but 1,679,428 confirmed recoveries which is amazing, the number of recoveries compared to deaths. In the United States, we have 1,497,244 confirmed cases, 89,420 confirmed deaths, but 272,525 confirmed recoveries. In the three states where we have chef-authors, California, Hawaii, and Washington state, here are the stats, state by state, beginning first with the Golden State: 76,793 confirmed cases, 3,204 confirmed deaths, but of course, 0 confirmed recoveries- California, give us the information! You are no better than flipping communist China! For Hawaii, we have 638 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 564 confirmed recoveries- thank you, Gov. Ige. For the once great state of Washington, now beset by a socialist state government, here are the stats: 18,288 confirmed cases, 999 confirmed deaths, but like that fellator Gov. Gavin Newsom in California, NO number of confirmed recoveries because Gov. Inslee won’t share the stats. Vote these scumbags out of office as soon as possible.
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BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0466 a 20” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “February Blooms.” 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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ALBUM OF THE DAY AT THE AICPENDBLOG.COM:
Badfinger released a live album, “BBC in Concert 1972-1973” on January 11, 1995. The album featured Pete Ham (lead and backing vocals, lead guitar, and keyboards), Tom Evans (lead and backing vocals, bass guitar), Joey Molland (rhythm and lead guitars, lead and backing vocals), and Mike Gibbins (drums and percussion, backing and lead vocals) and one gets their money’s worth with the exception of one small thing: ALMOST NONE of the BIG HITS are here which is peculiar, one would think that the HITS would be featured prominently throughout the recording but alas they are not. We hope you will investigate this album to your own liking as we love it and suspect that you will, too. Why the hits- with the exception of “Come and Get It”- aren’t here is beyond us; thankfully, however, they did throw us a bone with that tune. Ah, well, seek it out now and consider adding it to your collection- you will be glad you did.
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TODAY IN HISTORY, SUNDAY MAY 16, 2021 #3,920
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Sunday, May 16, 2021:
[i] We promoted the music of the greatest blues-rock-British-boogie band, Savoy Brown, beginning on Friday, 28-January-2011 through Monday, 28-February-2011. Kim Simmonds is one of the greatest guitarists of all time which is why everyone should check the music of this fabulous band out ASAP.
[ii] We began promoting the music of Foghat, one of the all-time greatest rock bands to explode out of England, beginning on Monday, 18-February-2018 through Monday, 19-March-2018. We hope you will seek the music of this celebrated group out by checking out the blog posts on those dates.
[iii] We promoted the music of King Crimson, one of the greatest prog-rock bands of all time beginning on Monday, 20-October-2014 through Sunday, 21-December-2014. We hope you will check them out as the remain active to this day.
[iv] We hope to do the music of Nazareth within the next 4-5 years. Stay tuned.
[v] We hope to share the music of Nirvana with the world within the next decade or so when we will do a series of Grunge Rock bands.
[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] When we promoted the music of Procol Harum and Robin Trower, we should have presented Stone the Crows. We apologize for this oversight.
[viii] We began promoting the music of both Procol Harum and Robin Trower along with Gary Brooker beginning on Monday, 16-March-2015 through Sunday, 31-May-2015. We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your growing music collection.
[ix] We hope to offer the music of Black Sabbath sometime in the next decade.
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