168. TODAY IN HISTORY—THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2021

FFF. 2008 Tuesday: On the first full day that gay marriage became legal by order of the California Supreme Court, hundreds of homosexual couples married one another across the Golden State. However, California voters later approved Proposition 8, which restricted nuptials to a union between a man and a woman. The state supreme court later overturned this ruling, too.

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168. TODAY IN HISTORY—THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2021:

U.S. Secretaries of State Abel P. Upshur and Lewis Cass;  U.S. Secretary of War Lewis Cass; Chief of the Nazi Party Chancellery Martin Bormann; John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers featuring Peter Green, Led Zeppelin, Santana (band) featuring Gregg Rolie, Mike + the Mechanics featuring Paul Young, and “Tommy” by the Who:

  1. 656 Tuesday: Ali ibn Abu Talib begins his reign as Calief of Islam.  He would be assassinated.
  2. 1397 Saturday: The Treaty of Kalmar undergoes signing, creating a union between the kingdoms of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.
  3. 1462 Tuesday: Vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Sultan Mehmed II, forcing his army and him to retreat through Wallachia to the south of Romania.
  4. 1579 Sunday: Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern-day California) for England.
  5. 1609 Wednesday: Netherlands, England, and France sign the Covenant of 12 Years.
  6. 1775 Saturday: The Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill resulted in a costly victory for the British, who suffered heavy losses.
  7. 1789 Wednesday: During the French Revolution, the Third Estate declared it a national assembly, and undertook to frame a constitution.
  8. 1790 Thursday: In Northampton Co., Va., future 15th U.S. Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur is born.  He served under President John Tyler from 06-24-1843 to 02-28-1844.
  9. 1799 Monday: Napoleon Bonaparte incorporated Italy into his growing empire on this date.
  10. 1837 Saturday: Charles Goodyear received his first patent.  The patent was for a process he created that made working with rubber easier to do.
  11. 1855 Sunday: During the Crimean War, the British and French submit the Crimean fortress at Sebastopol to a sustained, heavy bombardment from both land and sea-based assets which results in thousands of Russian deaths.
  12. 1856 Tuesday: The Republican Party holds its first national convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  13. 1861 Monday: President Abraham Lincoln observed Dr. Thaddeus Lowe demonstrate the use of a hydrogen balloon.
  14. 1866 Sunday: In Detroit, Michigan, the former 14th U.S. Secretary of War and 22nd U.S. Secretary of State Lewis Cass died at age 83.  A Democrat, as secretary of war, he served under President Andrew Jackson 08-01-1831 to 10-04-1836 and then became ambassador to France, then U.S. Senator from Michigan, then President Pro Tempore of U.S. Senate and finally 22nd U.S. Secretary of State.  In this last role, he served under President James Buchanan from 03-06-1857 to 12-14-1860. 
  15. 1872 Monday: Dodge City, Kansas, went from being a DRY city to a WET one when George M. Hoover commenced selling whisky within the town limits.
  16. 1876 Saturday: At Rosebud Creek in the Montana Territory, 1,500 Sioux and Cheyenne warriors under the command of Crazy Horse beat back the forces of General George Crook.
  17. 1879 Tuesday: In New Brunswick, N.J., Thomas Edison received an honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the trustees of Rutgers College on this date.
  18. 1885 Wednesday: The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor aboard the French ship, Isere.
  19. 1900 Sunday: Future Chief of the Nazi Party Chancellery Martin Bormann- who would serve in this position as Adolf Hitler’s gatekeeper from 05-12-1941 to 05-02-1945 is born on this date in in Wegeleben, Prussia, German Empire.
  20. 1913 Tuesday: United States Marines sailed from San Diego on this date bound for Mexico to protect American interests in the messed-up country.
  21. 1916 Saturday: U.S. troops under the command of General “Black” Jack Pershing march into Mexico in pursuit of the bandit, Pancho Villa, and his cronies.
  22. 1926 Thursday: Spain threatened to quit the League of Nations if the body permitted Germany to enter.
  23. 1928 Sunday: Amelia Earhart embarked on a trans-Atlantic flight from Newfoundland, Canada, to Wales with pilots Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon, becoming the first woman to make the trip as a passenger.
  24. 1930 Tuesday: Once President Herbert Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Bill it became law on this date, placing the highest-ever tariffs on all incoming goods to the United States.
  25. 1931 Wednesday: British authorities in China arrested Indochinese communist leader, Ho Chi Minh, on this date.
  26. 1932 Friday: As 10,000 veterans marched on Washington, D.C., the U.S. Congress defeated the bonus bill, one that promised all World War I veterans a ‘bonus’ for their service.
  27. 1933 Saturday: The Kansas City Massacre took place outside Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, as a group of gunmen attacked law enforcement officers escorting federal prisoner Frank Nash and murdered four of the officers along with Nash.
  28. 1938 Friday: Imperial Japan declares war on neighboring China.  The Japanese have already been interfering in Chinese affairs but now- it’s official.
  29. 1940 Monday: In World War II, France asked Germany for terms of surrender from the invading Nazis.  The Vichy government is already setting itself up and the French will become minions of the Axis.  Meanwhile, the Soviet Union occupies the Baltic Republics of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
  30. 1941 Tuesday: The Federal government granted WNBT-TV in New York City the first construction permit to operate a commercial TV station in the United States on this date.  Elsewhere, in North Africa, British forces begin to retreat following the collapse of Operation Battle Axe.  The Afrika Korps outflanked British positions forcing them to abandon their recent gains.
  31. 1942 Wednesday: The first group of the World War II U.S. Expeditionary Force lands in Africa at the Gold Coast.  Meanwhile, “Yank,” a weekly magazine for the U.S. armed services, began publication and used the term “G. I. Joe” in a comic strip by Dave Breger.
  32. 1943 Thursday: In the waters off western Australia, German Q-Ship Michel sinks a Norwegian freighter.  Meanwhile, units involved in Operation Husky- the invasion of Sicily- begin sailing out of Scapa Flow, England, on the way to the Mediterranean Sea and the Fascist Italian island of Sicily. 
  33. 1944 Saturday: On this date, the people of Iceland proclaim the Republic of Iceland.  Meanwhile, French troops landed on the Isle of Elba in the Mediterranean Sea.  Elsewhere, at a conference in occupied France, Adolf Hitler speaks with Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt and Field Marshal Erwin Rommel as how best to contend with the D-Day landings and the looming breakout.  The generals wish to withdraw to more defensible lines inland but Hitler says, “NO.”  They must maintain their grip on all conquered land or face the consequences.
  34. 1945 Sunday: Heavy fighting continues on Okinawa as U.S. Marines reinforced with Army units continue trading blows with Imperial Japanese clinging to their defensive positions. 
  35. 1946 Monday: With the Treaty of London now in effect, Jordan becomes an independent nation.
  36. 1947 Tuesday: Future keyboardist and vocalist with Santana[i] 1969-1972 / 1982 / 1987 / 2016 and with Journey- 1975-1981, Gregg Rolie, is born in Seattle, WA, on this date.  Elsewhere, in Benchill, Manchester, UK, future vocalist with Mike + the Mechanics[ii], Paul Young, is born.
  37. 1950 Saturday: Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia sign a mutual defense pact.  Meanwhile, Dr. Richard H. Lawler performed the first kidney transplant in a 45-minute operation in Chicago.
  38. 1953 Wednesday: Residents of East Berlin rebelled against the communist East German government, which forcefully suppressed the uprising with armored fighting vehicles to quell it.  Elsewhere, U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas stayed the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, originally set for the next day, the couple’s 14th wedding anniversary; two days later, however, they met their end in the electric chair, one after the other.
  39. 1963 Monday: The U.S. Supreme Court banned the required reading of the Lord’s Prayer and Bible in public schools and the nation wonders why the country is in such horrible shape?  
  40. 1966 Friday: Guitarist Peter Green joins the John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers[iii] in England.
  41.  1967 Saturday: China successfully tested its first thermonuclear, aka hydrogen bomb.
  42. 1970 Wednesday: North Vietnamese troops severed the last remaining rail line in Cambodia during the Vietnam War.
  43. 1972 Saturday: President Richard M. Nixon’s eventual downfall began with the arrest of five burglars inside Democratic national headquarters in Washington, D.C.’s, Watergate complex.  
  44. 1975 Wednesday: Voters in the Northern Marianas agree to commonwealth status with the United States.
  45. 1976 Thursday: the following teams of the American Basketball Association — the New Jersey Nets, the Denver Nuggets, the Indiana Pacers, and the San Antonio Spurs —merge into the National Basketball Association.
  46. 1980 Tuesday: Led Zeppelin[iv] begins its final European tour.
  47. 1982 Thursday: President Ronald Reagan gives his ‘evil empire’ speech at his first United Nations General Assembly address.
  48. 1986 Tuesday: Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Warren Burger, submits his resignation; President Reagan nominates Judge Antonin Scalia.
  49. 1987 Wednesday: Pro-Iranian jihadist guerrillas, aka jihadists, kidnapped journalist Charles Glass, on leave from ABC-News in Beirut, Lebanon, on this date.  He was able to escape these sons of bitches in August of that year.
  50. 1994 Friday: The infamous pursuit of O.J. Simpson in his Ford Bronco occurs as he fails to turn himself into the Los Angeles Police Department on charges of suspicion of murder in the deaths of his wife and her friend.
  51. 1995 Saturday: After 899 performances of the Who’s[v] rock opera, “Tommy,” take place, the show concludes its run at the St. James Theater in New York City.
  52. 1997 Tuesday: The National Hockey League announces it will add the following teams to the league: Nashville (1998), Atlanta (1999), Minneapolis-St. Paul and Columbus, Ohio (2000).
  53. 2003 Tuesday: As things continue to go from worse to worser in Iraq, two former Iraqi soldiers demanding their back pay, something they haven’t seen since the U.S.-led invasion, found themselves shot dead by U.S. soldiers.  Doesn’t pay to protest in Iraq.
  54. 2004 Thursday: After a report appeared in the New York Times, the Pentagon said that ‘yes, CIA Director George Tenet, retiring next month, did ask U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to detain an Iraqi prisoner for intensive interrogation even though it goes against international laws and the Geneva Convention.  It is what it is, folks.
  55. 2005 Friday: Following a grueling investigation, the UN confirms that yes, indeed, former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was among the dead when a truck bomb detonated near where he was at.  What the hell is it with these people and their frigging bombs?  Oh, we know, ‘some people they do something.’
  56. 2006 Saturday: A lab in England confirms that poultry specimens shipped to the facility from Hungary do indeed have the H5N1 strain of avian influenza.
  57. 2007 Sunday: Palestinian riffraff drive head of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas to outlaw armed factions of the terror group claiming to be a political party- Hamas after they threaten local security in Gaza Strip and the West Bank.  Elsewhere, the so-called ‘religion of peace’- Islam- claims the lives of at least 35 people and wounds countless others as they blow up a police bus traversing the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan.
  58. 2008 Tuesday: On the first full day that gay marriage became legal by order of the California Supreme Court, hundreds of homosexual couples married one another across the Golden State.  However, California voters later approved Proposition 8, which restricted nuptials to a union between a man and a woman.  The state supreme court later overturned this ruling, too.
  59. 2009 Wednesday: President Barack Obama extended some benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees.   Meanwhile, for the second time now, NASA postpones the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavor, this time to July. 
  60. 2010 Thursday: BP CEO Tony Hayward testifies before the U.S. Congress about the Deepwater Horizon disaster that caused the worst oil spill in U.S. history.  Elsewhere, in the 2010 NBA Finals Game 7, the Los Angeles Lakers whip hereditary enemy, the Boston Celtics by a final score of 83-79 thus becoming the new champions.
  61. 2011 Friday: The first condemnation of discrimination against Gays, lesbians, and transgender people comes out of the United Nations Human Rights Council.  Elsewhere, the Yonhap News Agency reports that the government of South Korea has deployed intermediate missiles capable of blowing Pyongyang off the face of the map.  About flipping time.
  62. 2012 Sunday: In France, socialists win a majority of the seats in Parliament.   Elsewhere, the so-called ‘religion of peace’- Islam- commits more atrocities in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna.  Multiple bombings claim at least 12 lives while countless others are injured and property damaged or destroyed.  How can we stop this scourge?  Neutron bombs would do the trick.
  63. 2013 Monday: A G-8 summit of wealthy nations opened in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, under a cloud with Russian President Vladimir Putin defiantly rejecting calls from the U.S., Britain, and France to halt his political and military support for Syrian leader Bashar Assad’s regime.
  64. 2014 Tuesday: All hell breaks out in Kenya at the village of Poromoko as Al-Shabab militants descend on the town killing 15 people outright, wounding numerous others, dragging still others off into the surrounding countryside after they burn down most of the houses.  What a bunch of barbarians.  Locate them and crucify them.   Elsewhere, as fighting with ISIS continues in Iraq, the U.S. military sends another 275 military personnel to defend the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. 
  65. 2015 Wednesday: A scumbag named Dylann Roof entered a historic African American church in Charleston, South Carolina, and murdered nine people with a handgun.  Roof managed to get away but the police found and arrested him the following morning.  Convicted of federal hate crimes, he received the death sentence; however, the punk later pleaded guilty to state murder charges and received a sentence of life without parole.
  66. 2016 Friday: After much bloodshed and heavy fighting , the Iraqi army bulldozes its way into the main government center of embattled Fallujah.  The ISIS scumbags are clinging to rubble but the Iraqis are determined to liberate their city and exterminate their barbaric foes.  Meanwhile, California Burning: a massive wildfire in Santa Barbara County explodes during the hours of darkness, going from 2,000 acres to an appalling 4,000.  Once again, this demonstrates the stupidity of one-party, liberal, Democratic-Socialist rule that is intent on trashing the state through poor forest management and ignorant water policies.
  67. 2017 Saturday: Jurors in the trial of Bill Cosby for aggravated indecent sexual assault reach an impasse; the judge declares a mistrial but this is not the end for the entertainer’s legal troubles.
  68. 2018 Sunday: After wrangling over Macedonia’s name, Greece and the former Yugoslav republic ink a historic deal that will change the name of Macedonia to Northern Macedonia.  The disagreement was over the birthplace of Alexander the Great who was a Greek born in Greece.
  69. 2019 Monday: Former Egyptian thug President Mohammed Morsi drops dead at a court appearance.  When the man achieved power during the Arab Spring, he was an Islamist intent on transforming a relatively free Egypt into a fascist, anti-Israel state.  Good riddance.
  70. 2020 Wednesday: Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Paul Howard led a press conference early in the morning in which, he charged the two officers responsible for the death of Rayshard Brooks.  Officer Garrett Rolfe, the man who fired the two lethal shots at a fleeing Brooks was hit with numerous accounts- 11 by our count- including felony murder.  The other officer- Devin Brosnan- was hit with 3 counts but the D.A. said he flipped and would testify against the other officer at trial.  Sad to say, there were massive numbers of cops who called in sick today in Atlanta, a big outbreak of Blue Flu.
  71. 2020 Wednesday A: Here are the Xi Jinping Chinese Bat Flu virus statistics for today: 8,261,260 confirmed cases, 445,468 confirmed deaths, and 4,013,202 confirmed recoveries which are the numbers for the globe.  Here are the stats for the United States: 2,205,567 confirmed cases, 119,471 confirmed deaths, and 687,450 confirmed recoveries.  Next, in the three states where the AICPENDBLOG.COM has chef-authors, California, Hawaii, and Washington, here are the numbers for California: 157,015 confirmed cases, 5,208 confirmed deaths, but as has become the norm, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries thanks to the politics of Gov. Gavin Newsom and his Democrat hacks.  Next, here are the stats for Hawaii: 740 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 637 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 26,759 confirmed cases, 1,231 confirmed deaths, but like California, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Meanwhile, communist China says they might be locking things down again due to a spike in coronavirus numbers.   Here are the stats for the Chi-Coms (take them with a grain of salt because they LIE): 83,293 confirmed cases, 4,634 confirmed deaths, and 78,394 confirmed recoveries.  (Note: our sources in Hong Kong inform us that the numbers should be fifty percent- or more!- higher.
  72. 2021 Thursday:  Stick around and discover whatever the heck is going on today…

BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:

This artwork is #0499 a 20” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “A Desert Mauve.”  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 second album by the British band Aviator, “Turbulence,” came out on March 10, 1980 and most likely was released in fulfillment of whatever contract the band had with their record company.  Now a three-piece with the exit of integral member Jack Lancaster (all saxophones and brass instruments from Blodwyn Pig), the band featured Clive Bunker (drummer and percussion from Jethro Tull), John G. Perry (bass/vocals from a studio career), and Mick Rogers (guitars and vocals from Manfred Mann’s Earth Band).  The album has its moments and to us is an important part of English rock music history in much the same way other spin-off bands such as Mott and Widowmaker were from Mott the Hoople and Spooky Tooth were.  We hope you will seek it out wherever you shop for fine rock music because folks, it will become a worthy addition to any rock music collection.  Enjoy.

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[i] We began promoting the music of Santana on Tuesday, 28-August-2012 through Tuesday, 23-October-2012.  We hope you will seek the music of this famed man and his band out wherever you can find them.

[ii] We promoted the music of Genesis and its members beginning on Tuesday, 02-April-2019 through Sunday, 15-September-2019.  This included not only the parent group but also Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Mike + the Mechanics, and Phil Collins.  Please, look for them.

[iii] We hope to promote the music of John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers soon.

[iv] We presented another series of interconnected bands which included Free, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, the Firm, Mott the Hoople, Ian Hunter, the Yardbirds, and a plethora of solo and group efforts beginning on Wednesday, 02-July-2014 through Sunday, 19-October-2014.  We definitely hope that you will seek this music out and consider adding it to your growing collection.

[v] 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.  The album, “Tommy,” we promoted the album on Saturday, 08-August-2015.  We hope you will seek it and music by this band and its members out ASAP.

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My career commenced as a young chef back in the 1970's when I was working at a hotel in San Francisco. I had the opportunity to work in many various parts of the country and worked my way up the culinary ladder to become a top chef. I am both a Certified Working Chef and a Certified Pastry Chef and am a member of the American Culinary Federation, the world's top authority on everything connected to cooking. The picture you see here of me is one that talented Bakersfield, California, up-and-coming street artist, the famed Simone, did of me for the blog. Given how the world now is, we do our best to secure our identities due to increasing left-wing lunacy. I hope you understand.

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