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DAY ONE-HUNDRED-AND-TWENTY-THREE OF THE BIDEN REGIME
142. TODAY IN HISTORY—SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2021:
National Maritime Day and Harvey Milk Day (California)
U.S. Attorney General Alphonso Taft; U.S. Secretary of Defense James Forrestal; U.S. Secretaries of War Alphonso Taft, J. Donald Cameron, and Henry L. Stimson; U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski; Argent featuring John Grimaldi, Elton John (band) featuring lyricist Bernie Taupin, and Fats Domino:
- 334 B.C.: At the Battle of the Granicus, the army of Alexander the Great defeats the combined armies of Persian ruler Darius III. This was the first of three pivotal engagements between the two rulers and the eventual winner would be the undisputed ruler of the World.
- 760 Sunday: Ground observers report the 14th recorded perihelion passage of Haley’s Comet on this date.
- 1176 Saturday: Near the Syrian town of Aleppo, assassins attempt to murder the great Saladin.
- 1370 Tuesday: The citizens of Brussels, Belgium, begin the expulsion of their Jewish citizens massacring those that will not depart.
- 1377 Thursday: Pope Gregory XI- the 201st pontiff- issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe.
- 1458 Saturday: In the opening battle of England’s 30-year War of the Roses, Richard of York takes St. Albans and captures King Henry VI.
- 1746 Sunday: Czarist Russia and Austria sign a treaty of cooperation and peace.
- 1761 Friday: The first life insurance policy in North America emanates from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1762 Saturday: Sweden and East Prussia sign a treaty of peace.
- 1807 Friday: Former Vice President Aaron Burr goes on trial for treason; however, a jury ends up acquitting him.
- 1819 Saturday: The first steam-powered vessel to cross the Atlantic, Savannah, leaves its namesake city in Georgia for Great Britain.
- 1841 Saturday: Henry Kennedy received a patent for the first reclining chair.
- 1849 Tuesday: Abraham Lincoln receives a patent (the only U.S. president to do so) for a device to lift a boat over shoals and obstructions.
- 1860 Tuesday: The United States and Japan exchanged ratifications of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce during a ceremony in, Washington D.C.
- 1863 Friday: The U.S. Department of War establishes the Bureau of Colored Troops. Meanwhile, Union General Ulysses S. Grant begins the siege of Vicksburg.
- 1868 Friday: Near Marshfield, Ind., the “Great Train Robbery” occurred. The seven members of the Reno gang stole $96,000 in cash, gold, and bonds.
- 1872 Wednesday: The Amnesty Act restores civil rights to all Southerners except for 500 deemed to be responsible for the Civil War.
- 1876 Monday: The 31st U.S. Secretary of War Alphonso Taft left office on this date. A Republican, he served under President Ulysses S. Grant from March 08, 1876 until today. His replacement, the 32nd U.S. Secretary of War J. Donald Cameron assumed office on this date. Also a Republican, he served under President Ulysses S. Grant from May 22, 1876, to March 04, 1877. Regarding Taft, he became the nation’s 34th U.S. attorney general on this date and served in this position under the same president until March 04, 1877.
- 1892 Sunday: Dr. Washington Sheffield invented the toothpaste tube.
- 1900 Tuesday: The Associated Press, a non-profit news cooperative, undergoes formation in New York City. Elsewhere, Edwin S. Votey received a patent for the pianola (a pneumatic piano player). One could attach it to any piano.
- 1906 Tuesday: The Wright Brothers file for a patent on their airplane invention.
- 1911 Monday: The 45th U.S. Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson assumed office on this date. A Republican, he served under President William Howard Taft from today March 04, 1913.
- 1913 Thursday: The American Cancer Society undergoes founding in New York by a group of doctors and business leaders under its original name, the American Society for the Control of Cancer.
- 1915 Saturday: Lassen Peak in northern California erupts with a powerful force. It is the only mountain other than Mt. St. Helens to erupt in the continental U.S. during the 20th Century.
- 1931 Friday: Canned rattlesnake meat goes on sale in the state of Florida.
- 1933 Monday: George MacKay is the first individual who reportedly sees the Loch Ness Monster.
- 1935 Wednesday: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appeared before Congress to explain his decision to veto a bill that would have allowed World War I veterans to cash in bonus certificates before their 1945 due date.
- 1939 Monday: The foreign ministers of Germany and Italy, Joachim von Ribbentrop and Galezzo Ciano, singed a “Pact of Steel” committing the two countries to a military alliance.
- 1940 Wednesday: As France continues to fight the Nazis, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes a quick flight to Paris to confer with General Maxim Weygand to find a way to save the city from ruin. German units on the Channel coast are launching new attacks both north and south of their positions. The British are fleeing to the south while Belgian forces are being driven back to the north.
- 1941 Thursday: British troops attack Baghdad, Iraq, to rid it of its pro-Axis government. Elsewhere, British forces order a withdrawal from Crete to begin in the night. The Germans are seizing control of the island at a much faster pace than even the Brits thought possible.
- 1942 Friday: Mexico declares war on both Germany and Japan. Meanwhile, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt orders the Selective Service begins registering males between the ages of 18 and 20 and notes that the war is going to most likely be a long one.
- 1943 Saturday: On the Eastern Front, Axis forces are making headway into the Caucasus Mountains in yet another drive to somehow reach the much-coveted oil fields at Baku and beyond.
- 1944 Monday: U.S. Naval forces begin bombarding Japanese positions on Wake Island. Once the Japanese overran it in early 1942, it has become a backwater as the Allies have left it to wither on the vine. The war has taken them closer to Japan and the defenders holding the island are in dire straits what with no supplies being able to reach them.
- 1945 Tuesday: During World War II, the U.S. 6th Marine Division reaches the outskirts of Naha on Okinawa on this date facing stiff Japanese resistance.
- 1947 Thursday: The Truman Doctrine undergoes enactment as Congress appropriated military and economic aid for Greece and Turkey.
- 1949 Sunday: In Bethesda, Maryland, the former 1st U.S. Secretary of Defense James Forrestal died at the age of 57. A Democrat, he served under President Harry S. Truman from 09-17-1947 to 03-28-1949.
- 1950 Monday: Bernie Taupin, long-time songwriting partner with Elton John[i] was born in Sleaford, England, on this date.
- 1955 Sunday: In Bridgeport, Connecticut, police stopped a scheduled dance headlined by Fats Domino[ii] ‘because rock-and-roll dances might be featured.’ Elsewhere, future keyboardist with the British rock band, Argent[iii]—John Grimaldi—is born on this date in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England.
- 1957 Wednesday: In Ketchikan Territory, Alaska, future GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski is born. She would enter the U.S. Senate on 12-20-2002 and is still serving the people of her state.
- 1959 Friday: Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. becomes the first black Major General in the United States Air Force.
- 1960 Sunday: An earthquake of magnitude 9.5, the strongest ever measured, struck southern Chile, claiming some 1,655 lives.
- 1962 Tuesday: Continental Airlines Flight 11, en route from Chicago to Kansas City, crashed after a bomb apparently brought aboard by a passenger exploded, killing all 45 occupants of the Boeing 707.
- 1964 Friday: Speaking at the University of Michigan, President Lyndon Baines Johnson presents his plan for the Great Society. He said that his plan “rests on abundance and liberty for all” and “demands an end to poverty and racial injustice.”
- 1967 Monday: “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” premiered on CBS-TV.
- 1968 Wednesday: The nuclear-powered submarine USS Scorpion, with 99 men aboard sank in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Navy searchers eventually discovered the remains of the submarine on the ocean floor 400 miles southwest of the Azores.
- 1969 Thursday: The lunar module of Apollo 10, with Thomas P. Stafford and Eugene Cernan aboard, flew within nine miles of the moon’s surface in a dress rehearsal for the first lunar landing.
- 1971 Saturday: Heavyweight boxer Ron Lyle improves his pro-boxing record to 2-0 with his first KO of an opponent, this one in Round 5 of a scheduled 6-round bout, over Art Miller.
- 1972 Monday: President Richard M. Nixon began a visit to the Soviet Union, during which he and Kremlin leaders signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
- 1977 Sunday: Janet Guthrie set the fastest time of the second weekend of qualifying, becoming the first woman to earn a starting spot in the Indianapolis 500 since its inception in 1911.
- 1992 Friday: After a reign lasting nearly 30 years, Johnny Carson hosted NBC’s “Tonight Show” for the last time.
- 1993 Saturday: In their heavyweight boxing match, Riddick Bowe scores a technical knockout of opponent, Jesse Ferguson, in the second round to retain the WBA title.
- 1998 Friday: A federal judge said that Secret Service agents could be compelled to testify before a grand jury in the Monica Lewinsky investigation concerning President Bill Clinton.
- 2002 Wednesday: In Birmingham, AL, a jury convicted former Ku Klux Klansman Bobby Frank Cherry of murder in the 1963 church bombing that murdered four black girls.
- 2003 Thursday: If you break it, you own it: the United Nations Security Council votes to lift all sanctions from Iraq and to give the United States and the United Kingdom domain over the war torn country until some sort of civilized government forms. That could be a long time coming…
- 2004 Saturday: In the Stanley Cup Finals, the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Calgary Flames 4 games to 3. Elsewhere, at the 57th Cannes Film Festival, notoriously obese left-wing agitator and film director Michael Moore wins the Palme D’Or award for his documentary, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” the first documentary to win the coveted award. Good for you, chubby!
- 2005 Sunday: Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffers heckling by American Jewish tourists after announcing the Israeli Defense Forces from the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, as First Lady Laura Bush visits the Wailing Wall, Jews boo her and when she visits the outside of the Dome of the Rock, Palestinians boo her. (Note- your husband should not have invaded Iraq).
- 2006 Monday: Voting results continue rolling in demonstrating that the citizens of Montenegro by a margin of 55.4% want to bolt the Serbian-Montenegro Union thus becoming an independent nation.
- 2007 Tuesday: In southern Baghdad, all hell continues breaking loose as the so-called ‘religion of peace’ carries out a car bombing on other members of the ‘religion of peace,’ people going about their daily lives. In the resulting eruption, 25 people are hurried on a journey they had no plan on taking today while another 60 or so people suffer grievous injuries.
- 2008 Thursday: What with the Summit Fire raging out of control in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declares a state of emergency.
- 2009 Friday: Clashes between the transitional government in Mogadishu and Islamists result in the deaths of at least 36 people. Countless others are wounded.
- 2010 Saturday: Score a win for the home team: on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, law enforcement discovers a house full of rockets and other weapons.
- 2011 Sunday: NATO continues carrying out airstrikes on targets in Libya including on the port of Tripoli and on the residence of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi. Elsewhere, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, RINO, announces his candidacy for president of the United States.
- 2012 Tuesday: The first African American to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland- Wesley Brown- dies at age 85. God bless him! Elsewhere, Yahoo offloads its Alibaba Group stake for $7.1 billion.
- 2013 Wednesday: Ibrahim Todashev, a suspect under FBI questioning in Orlando, Florida, for his connections to the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, is shot dead after attacking an agent during questioning. Meanwhile, UK soldier Lee Rigby, member of the Fusiliers is nearly beheaded in the streets of London near the Royal Army Barracks by two members of the so-called “Religion of Peace”: jihadists by the name of Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale. Kill them.
- 2014 Thursday: Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha becomes the interim leader of Thailand in a military coup; the military has thrown out part of the constitution, imposed a curfew, and placed media and Internet communication under its control. Meanwhile, Vietnam is still angry at the Chi-Coms for having placed an oil rig in their waters and have announced they may seek legal redress for this international breach of the law.
- 2015 Friday: Construction workers working near Wembley Stadium in England find an unexploded bomb dating to the Battle of Britain. All people around the area underwent evacuation and bomb specialists safely defused the old German bomb and removed it for disposal. Meanwhile, in a shocking turn of events, Ireland becomes the first nation in the world to legalize homosexual marriage by popular vote. WTF? Elsewhere, in the Mexican state of Michoacán, fighting breaks out between the Jalisco New Generation Cartel and the Federales. In the subsequent fighting, at least 42 thugs are slain as are two cops.
- 2016 Sunday: President Barack Hussein Obama arrives in Vietnam for a 3-day tour. One communist communing with a nation of communists- what a fit. Speaking of communists, the Chi-Coms tell Taiwan that they will sever communications between the two nations if Taipei won’t drop down to their knees and accept the ‘One China principle.’ Don’t flipping do it. If the Chi-Coms invade, they will lose 1 million casualties on the beaches.
- 2017 Monday: In Manchester, UK, members of the so-called “Religion of Peace,” Islam, carry out a massive suicide bombing following an Arianna Grande concert that kills 22 and injures another 59. What is wrong with these people? Elsewhere, North Korea’ Korea Central News Agency reports that Kim Jong Un is peeved and is ordering the deployment of intermediate range ballistic missiles as well as their mass production. It would appear that WAR between the North Koreans and the United States is on the horizon. That damned Donald J. Trump! (LOL)
- 2018 Tuesday: In Brussels, members of the European Parliament question Facebook founder and boy wonder Mark Zuckerberg over lack of privacy for its members. Zuck manages to keep them at bay but everyone knows Facebook siphons every last bit of information about its users that it can.
- 2019 Wednesday: In Jakarta, Indonesia, violent protests break out against the re-election of President Joko Widodo, killing 6 people and wounding at least another 200. Meanwhile, pro-Third World U.N. General Assembly votes to condemn British ‘occupation’ of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean, demanding the former colonial power allow the islands to reunite with nearby Mauritius. Elsewhere, the New York State Legislature passes a bill with which to AUTHORIZE the Empire State’s tax authority to release the tax returns of President Donald J. Trump to the U.S. Congress. And the persecution NEVER stops…
- 2020 Friday: President Trump tells the governors of all 50 states to open the churches this weekend or they will have to deal with him. God bless, you, Mr. President. Meanwhile, here are the Wuhan Virus statistics for the day, beginning with the planet: 5,205,900 confirmed cases, 337,572 confirmed deaths, and 2,054,125 confirmed recoveries. In the U.S., these are our statistics (thanks to communist China): 1,634,991 confirmed cases, 96,329 confirmed deaths, and 313,431 confirmed recoveries. In the three states in which, the American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day has chef-authors, California, Hawaii, and Washington, here are the stats, California first: 88,444 confirmed cases, 3,630 confirmed deaths, and 0 confirmed recoveries since Gov. Gavin Newsom won’t release them. Next, here they are for Hawaii: 647 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 579 confirmed recoveries. Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 19,117 confirmed cases, 1,044 confirmed deaths, and 0 confirmed recoveries since the slope-headed, moronic Governor Jay Inslee won’t release them either which tells you the CHINESE VIRUS is about politics.
- 2021 Saturday: Let us hope it’s a slow news day and that the Democratic-Socialists and their Chi-Com allies are taking a day or two off…
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0473 a 36” x 48” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “A Heavenly View.” 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:
The next album by “Badfinger” came out on June 05, 2020: “Kansas City 1972.” Some reviews claim the album is a must-own while others doubt the group is even on it. That is one of the problems one finds when archivists and future generations of archivists dig through vaults akin to Al Capone’s vault, the one that POS Geraldo Rivera opened and found nothing but dust bunnies and rat droppings. While Rivera went home embarrassed as all get out, the archivists manage to put something together, slap a label on it, and make another killing off desperate fans seeking any morsel of music from a much beloved band. While we don’t recommend this one with the gusto with which we typically do, we encourage everyone to check it out and to then make their own decision. We think you will make the right choice just as several of us did.
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[ii] Not sure when we will begin promoting the music of Fats Domino but you can be sure we will as this guy remains one of the great rockers of all time. Please stay tuned for further information.
[iii] We promoted the music of the Zombies, Argent, Rod Argent, and Colin Blunstone beginning on Monday, 28-October-2019 through Sunday, 05-January-2020. Please, check them out.
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