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138. TODAY IN HISTORY—TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2021:
U.S. Senator Tom Udall: Apollo 10, the Flamin’ Groovies featuring George Alexander, the Guess Who featuring Bill Wallace, and YES featuring Rick Wakeman:
- 1096 Monday: On their way to do battle in the Holy Land, Crusaders massacre the Jews of the city of Worms.
- 1268 Friday: The Principality of Antioch, a crusader state, falls to the Mamluk Sultan Baibars in the Battle of Antioch.
- 1291 Friday: The Sultan of Egypt and his son take the last Christian stronghold of Acre along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It is important to note that the Crusaders were defending their Christian brethren in the Middle East- where Christianity began- from the rampaging Muslim scourge that was sweeping across the region like a red crescent. The Muslims claim the Crusaders were the ‘invaders’ when in fact, the Muslims were the ones intent on conquest and as we have seen spread both east and west like a lethal virus, conquering everything that fell into their hands.
- 1642 Sunday: French colonists founded the Canadian city of Montreal on this date.
- 1652 Saturday: Rhode Island becomes the first colony to make slavery illegal.
- 1765 Saturday: A fire on this date in history destroyed about one-fourth of the Canadian city of Montreal.
- 1798 Friday: The United States appointed its first secretary of the Navy on this date—Benjamin Stoddert.
- 1803 Wednesday: England declares war on Napoleon Bonaparte’s France after he continues meddling in neighboring Italy and Switzerland.
- 1804 Friday: The people of France declare Napoleon Bonaparte “Emperor.”
- 1860 Friday: The Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln of Illinois as its presidential candidate.
- 1863 Monday: The Siege of Vicksburg began during the Civil War ending July 04, which will end with a Union victory.
- 1896 Monday: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), in Plessey v. Ferguson, endorsed the “separate but equal” racial segregation; a concept renounced 58 years later in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.
- 1900 Friday: Great Britain makes the island of Tonga a British protectorate.
- 1904 Wednesday: A Muslim criminal, Mulai Ahmed er Raisuli, the leader of a band of anti-government extremists, kidnaps an American citizen. This event would later be portrayed in the movie, “The Wind and the Lion,” (United Artists 1975) starring Sean Connery as the loveable erstwhile jihadist and Candice Bergen as the kidnapped American.
- 1910 Wednesday: Hailey’s Comet passed by the earth, brushing it with its tail as it did so on this date.
- 1917 Friday: Congress passed the Selective Service Act, which called up young men to fight in World War I on this date.
- 1918 Saturday: At Oakdale, Pennsylvania, an explosion at a TNT factory kills 200 and injures many more.
- 1920 Tuesday: In Wadowice, Poland, future Pope John Paul II was born Karol Wojtyla.
- 1926 Tuesday: Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished while visiting a beach in Venice, California; however, she reappeared more than a month later, saying she had escaped after suffering kidnap and being held for ransom.
- 1933 Thursday: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed a measure creating the Tennessee Valley Authority. The U.S. Congress passes the “Lindbergh Act,” which makes kidnapping a capital crime.
- 1934 Friday: Congress approved an act, known as the “Lindbergh Act,” that called for the death penalty in interstate kidnapping cases.
- 1940 Saturday: German troops continue their occupation of the city of Brussels, Belgium. In Holland, Artur Seyss-Inquart becomes Reich Commissioner for the country meaning has full authority to rape the country of all its treasures. Meanwhile, German units in France are overrunning their supply lines and orders are coming down that they must slow the advance lest they put themselves into a dangerous situation and become prey to Allied counterattacks.
- 1941 Sunday: Luftwaffe bombers continue their ongoing assault on the island of Crete. Airborne and seaborne Axis troops will soon be landing so the goal is to either pulverize the remaining RAF assets or to drive them off the island. Elsewhere, fighting continues in Iraq as British forces continuing battling pro-Nazi Arabs.
- 1942 Monday: New York ended night baseball games for the duration of World War II on this date. Elsewhere, on the Eastern Front, the Second Battle of Kharkov continues as the great pincers movement led by German Field Marshal Ewald von Kleist and General Friedrich von Paulus begins to close around large numbers of Soviet troops in yet another annihilation of enemy forces. The Red Army is trying to evacuate as many troops as possible out of the trap before it’s too late.
- 1943 Tuesday: Anti-partisan activities against Tito’s communist guerillas continue as the German and allies Yugoslav troops continue roaming the mountains to destroy as many of the pesky thugs as they can.
- 1944 Thursday: During World War II, Allied forces finally occupied Monte Cassino in Italy after a four-month struggle with Axis troops. Meanwhile, the Soviet Union begins expelling the Tatars from Crimea, accusing them of collaborating with the Nazi occupiers.
- 1945 Friday: Second Fuhrer Admiral Karl Doenitz issues an order to the Wehrmacht expressing his outrage and horror about the revelations of the concentration and death camps. As the war in Europe draws to a close, the grand admiral seeks to protect his Heer comrades, the German regular army and not Heinrich Himmler’s SS.
- 1946 Saturday: Future bassist with the San Francisco rock band, the Flamin’ Groovies[i]—George Alexander—is born on this date.
- 1948 Tuesday: During the war of Israel’s independence, the Saudi Arabians join the fight by invading Israel. The Arab Legion captures the fort atop Mt. Scopus. Meanwhile, in Tucson, Arizona, future New Mexico Senator Tom Udall, a Democrat, is born. He would enter the U.S. Senate on 01-03-2009.
- 1949 Wednesday: Future famed keyboardist with the British band, Yes[ii]–Rick Wakeman—was born in London, England. Elsewhere, future bassist with the Canadian rock band, the Guess Who[iii]—Bill Wallace—is born in Canada on this date.
- 1953 Monday: Jacqueline Cochran became the first woman to break the sound barrier as she piloted a Canadair F-86 Sabre jet over Rogers Dry Lake, California.
- 1967 Thursday: Tennessee Governor Buford Ellington signed a measure repealing the law against teaching evolution that the state government used to prosecute John T. Scopes in 1925.
- 1969 Sunday: Astronauts Eugene A. Cernan, Thomas F. Stafford, and John W. Young blasted off aboard Apollo 10 on a mission to orbit the moon.
- 1973 Friday: Harvard University law professor Archibald Cox receives the appointment to be the Watergate special prosecutor by U.S. Attorney General Elliot Richardson.
- 1974 Saturday: India conducted its first nuclear test explosion.
- 1978 Thursday: Italy legalizes abortion.
- 1980 Sunday: The Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington State exploded, leaving 57 dead, or missing.
- 1981 Monday: The New York Native- a LGBTQIA+ newspaper- carried a story concerning rumors of “an exotic new disease” among homosexuals; it was the first published report about what the world would come to know as AIDS.
- 1991 Saturday: Helen Sharman became the first Briton to rocket into space as she flew aboard a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft with two cosmonauts on an eight-day mission to the Mir Space Station.
- 1993 Tuesday: At the end of Round 6 in a 10-round bout, heavyweight boxer Larry Holmes improves his pro record to 58-4 by beating Paul Poirier via RTD- the boxer refused to answer the bell for the 7th round.
- 1994 Wednesday: Israeli troops completed their withdrawal from the Gaza Strip as Palestinian authorities took control.
- 2002 Saturday: Heavyweight boxer Tim Witherspoon improves his professional record to 55-11-1 by beating Syrian heavyweight boxer Ahmed Abdin by unanimous decision in a 10-round bout.
- 2003 Sunday: A Hamas suicide attacker disguised as an observant Jew killed seven Israeli bus passengers. Elsewhere, Pope John Paul II celebrated his 83rd birthday with an open-air Mass and requests for prayers so he could continue his papacy. Finally, “Les Miserables” closed on Broadway after more than 16 years and 6,680 performances.
- 2004 Tuesday: Former New York City fire commissioner Thomas Von Essen and former police chief Bernard Kerik, lionized after the 9/11 attack, came under harsh criticism from some members of the September 11 commission who said there had been an initial lack of cooperation between their departments. Elsewhere in the world, stunning supporters, Sonia Gandhi announced she would “humbly decline” to be the next prime minister of India. In the U.S., Randy Johnson, at age 40, became the oldest pitcher in major league history to throw a perfect game; the lefty retired all 27 batters to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Atlanta Braves 2-0.
- 2008 Sunday: In the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, and Carrie Underwood win BIG.
- 2009 Monday: President Barack Obama urged Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu during a White House meeting to stop Jewish settlements and grasp a “historic opportunity” to make peace with the Palestinians. Meanwhile, spacewalking astronauts finished repairs to the Hubble Space Telescope.
- 2011 Wednesday: The United States made noise about punishing the government of Bashar al-Assad of Syria for ‘crimes’ committed against innocent people during the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War/Uprising/Insurgency.
- 2012 Friday: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German opera singer and baritone, dies at the age of 86. Elsewhere, President Barack Hussein Obama hosts the Group of Eight at Camp David with Eurozone problems such as the meltdown in Greece on the agenda.
- 2013 Saturday: Rome witnesses 100,000 people in the streets protesting the austerity measures the government intends to implement; the people demand jobs. Elsewhere, the North Koreans are feisty today and launch three missiles off their east coast into the Sea of Japan.
- 2014 Sunday: In Switzerland, the voters reject a ballot measure raising the minimum wage to $25 an hour American; had the measure passed, the rate would have been the highest in Europe. Elsewhere- in the United States- AT&T agreed to purchase satellite TV provider DirecTV for $48.5 billion, or $95 per share; the deal was completed in 2015. Meanwhile, Palm Desert, California, Cinematographer Gordon Willis (“The Godfather,” “Annie Hall,” and “All the President’s Men”) died on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, at age 82.
- 2015 Monday: According to Brainy History, President Barack Obama bans the use of certain military equipment by police in the wake of recent deaths of unarmed black men by police officers; the president means the move to help communities see police as protectors rather than as an “occupied force.”
- 2016 Wednesday: Iraqi security forces commence operations to take out the ISIS scum making a mess out of Baghdad. In the ensuing battles, the Iraqis lose nine soldiers killed and another nine wounded. In the United States, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook meets with prominent conservatives over allegations that his platform is unfriendly to conservatives and conservative speech. This kind of crap becomes almost an annual thing what with social media blacklisting conservatives while claiming they don’t. (Note- the time is now to break up social media).
- 2017 Thursday: Chris Cornell, rhythm guitarist/lead vocalist with two Grunge Era bands, Soundgarden[iv] and Audioslave, committed suicide by hanging in his Detroit hotel room on this date. Cornell was 52 years old. Elsewhere, an incident occurs in the West Bank town of Hawera as a mob of Palestinian thugs attack a car being driven by an Israeli with rocks and other projectiles. They try to drag the guy out of his car so they can lynch him; however, he draws his firearm and shoots one of the punks dead; the rest flee.
- 2018 Friday: A 17-year-old punk armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school, killing eight students and two teachers. A state court charged him, Dimitrios Pagourtzis with capital murder; his attorney says he is facing 11 federal charges. Meanwhile, in the wake of child sex scandals, all of Chile’s 34 Catholic bishops offer their resignations to Pope Francis. Finally, a Global Air Mexico flight crashes near Havana’s airport, killing 110 people with just three survivors.
- 2019 Saturday: In an electoral surprise Downunder, Scott Morrison’s coalition government wins big in the Australian election. Elsewhere, loser Congressman Justin Amash, RINO-MI 3rd congressional district, becomes the first ‘Republican’ to announce he is in favor of impeaching President Donald J. Trump.
- 2020 Monday: President Donald J. Trump ‘shocks’ his enemies, uh, the Fake News Media, when he informs them he has been taking hydroxychloroquine along with zinc- and possibly another medication- as a prophylactic against communist China’s ‘gift to the world’ COVID-19. Shortly afterwards, Fox News Channel host, Neil Cavuto goes berserk on his program, yelling, “IT CAN KILL YOU!” He then tries to coerce open-minded guests into condemning Trump, too, but they won’t which says much about them. Here are our stats for the day regarding the Wuhan Virus: Global Cases: 4,801,282 number of confirmed cases, 318,464 number of confirmed deaths, but 1,786,829 number of confirmed recoveries which is excellent. In the United States, we have 1,537,830 number of confirmed cases, 90,964 number of confirmed deaths, but 288,842 number of confirmed recoveries.
- 2020 Monday A: In the three states in which the American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day, the NEW AICPENDBLOG.COM, has chef-authors, California, Hawaii, and Washington state, here are the stats, California first: 78.839 number of confirmed cases, 3,261 number of confirmed deaths, but NO number of confirmed recoveries thanks to Gov. Gavin Newsom playing politics- the slime. Next, Hawaii has 640 number of confirmed cases, 17 number of confirmed deaths, but 573 number of confirmed recoveries which is amazing- thank you, Gov. Ige. Finally, in Washington state, we have 18,611 number of confirmed cases, 1,002 number of confirmed deaths, but 0 number of confirmed recoveries. Some states are not even providing the world with daily updates which is incorrect, too. This seems to be the way things are going to be. Communist China lies, Blue State governors and mayors lie, which should inform everyone of sound mind and healthy body that the Wuhan Flu is being used for POLITICAL PURPOSES. Remain alert, especially for legitimate figures out of Beijing because what they report is simply not the truth.
- 2021 Tuesday: You know the drill…
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
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Badfinger released its next album, a comprehensive ‘best of’ compilation on December 15, 2000: “The Very Best of Badfinger.” This album features 19 important cuts so if you have yet to get in on the ground floor with this seminal power pop band, this is a great way in which you can do it. We hope that everyone will rush out, give it a good listen, and then add it to your listening rotation, your song-lists, as you definitely will want to enjoy this album for weeks, even years to come. Check it out…now. You will be glad you did.
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[i] We shared the music of the Flamin’ Groovies beginning on Thursday, 25-November-2010 through Sunday, 02-January-2011. We hope you will check them out and enjoy.
[ii] We are unclear as to when we will begin promoting the music of the legendary British rock band, YES, but when we do, you will be the first to know. This offering will go as long as- if not longer- than the Beatles and their individual members. Please stay tuned.
[iii] 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.
[iv] When we promote the music of Nirvana, we will do the music of Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Audioslave, and others of the genre and of the time. Please remain alert for when we do.
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