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TODAY IN HISTORY—JUNE 16, 2020:
The Golden State Warriors vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers; the Keef Hartley Band featuring Mick Weaver, the Monterey Pop Festival, and the Pretenders featuring James Honeyman-Scott:
- 455: A Vandal army sacked Rome on this date.
- 1567: Mary Queen of Scots enters the prison at Lochleven Castle, Scotland.
- 1586: Mary, Queen of Scots, recognizes Philip II of Spain as her heir and successor.
- 1755: In the French and Indian War, the French surrender Fort Beauséjour to the British leading to the expulsion of the Acadians who would eventually become the “Cajuns.”
- 1775: The Battle of Bunker’s (Breed’s) Hill takes place on this date as American Minutemen take on British troops.
- 1779: In support of the new United States, Spain declares war on hereditary foe, England and sets in motion the nearly four-year-long Great Siege of Gibraltar.
- 1815: At the Battle of Ligny, the French army under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte beats the Prussian army.
- 1822: Denmark Vessey leads a slave rebellion against the whites in South Carolina.
- 1858: Accepting the Illinois Republican Party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate, Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be resolved, declaring, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
- 1864: During the Civil War, General Ulysses S. Grant begins the siege at Petersburg, Virginia.
- 1881: Austro-Hungary and Serbia sign a military alliance.
- 1883: Baseball’s first “Ladies Day” took place as the New York Gothams offered women free admission to a game against the Cleveland Spiders; New York won the game, 5-2.
- 1884: The nation’s first roller-coaster goes into operation at Coney Island, New York.
- 1893: The first ‘lady’s day’ in Major League Baseball history occurred as the New York Giants admitted all ladies to its ballpark for free.
- 1897: A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to United States undergoes its signing.
- 1903: Ford Motor Company was incorporated on today’s date as was the Pepsi-Cola Company.
- 1911: IBM had its beginnings as the Computing Tabulating-Recording Company as it was incorporated in New York State.
- 1917: The first Congress of the Soviets gets underway in Russia.
- 1932: President Herbert Hoover and Vice President Charles Curtis were re-nominated at the Republican National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
- 1933: The National Industrial Recovery Act became law with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s signature. However, the United States Supreme Court later struck down the act. Also, on this date, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was founded as President Roosevelt signed the Banking Act of 1933.
- 1940: Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain becomes Chief of State of Vichy France.
- 1941: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt ordered the closure of all German consulates in the United States. He set the deadline for the closures for July 10.
- 1943: Comedian Charles Chaplin married his fourth wife, 18-year-old Oona O’Neill, daughter of playwright Eugene O’Neill, in Carpentaria, California.
- 1944: The State of South Carolina carried out the death sentence by electrocution on a 14-year-old black youth, George Stinney, for the murders of two white girls, 11-year-old Betty June Binnicker and seven-year-old Mary Emma Thames. Elsewhere, future keyboardist with the Keef Hartley Band[i], Mick Weaver, is born in England on this date.
- 1955: The U.S. House of Representatives voted to extend Selective Service to 1959.
- 1957: During the Algerian War, the French launch a major offensive to crush the Islamist resistance.
- 1958: The Supreme Court, in Kent v. Dulles, ruled that artist Rockwell Kent could not be denied a passport because of his communist affiliations. Elsewhere, Imre Nagy, premier of Hungary during the 1956 rebellion, underwent execution for treason.
- 1959: Actor George Reeves, TV’s “Superman,” was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in the bedroom of his Beverly Hills home; he was 45 years old.
- 1961: In Paris, while traveling with the Leningrad Kirov Ballet company, Rudolf Nureyev defected from the Soviet Union.
- 1962: The New Yorker published the first of a three-part serialization of “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson.
- 1963: The world’s first female space traveler, Valentina Tereshkova, 26, was launched into orbit by the Soviet Union aboard Vostok 6; she spent 71 hours in flight, circling the Earth 48 times before returning safely to the USSR.
- 1967: The Monterey Pop Festival begins on this date featuring major musical acts from both sides of the Atlantic all in one place.
- 1978: President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos exchanged the instruments of ratification for the Panama Canal treaties.
- 1979: In a show of defiance against the government of Hafiz al-Assad, the Muslim Brotherhood executes 67 sheiks at Aleppo, Syria.
- 1981: President Ronald Reagan awards the Congressional Gold Medal to Ken Taylor, Canada’s former ambassador to Iran, for helping six Americans escape from that nation during the hostage crisis of 1979-1981; he is the first foreign citizen bestowed the honor.
- 1982: James Honeyman-Scott—lead guitarist with the band, the Pretenders[ii], dies on this date from a heart attack resulting from cocaine use.
- 1987: A jury in New York acquitted Bernhard Goetz of attempted murder in the subway shooting of four youths he said were going to rob him; however, Goetz was convicted of illegal weapons possession. (In 1996, a civil jury ordered Goetz to pay $43 million to one of the persons he’d shot).
- 1988: Impeached and ousted Arizona Governor Evan Mecham and his brother, Willard, won acquittal by a Phoenix jury for the crime of concealing a $350,000 campaign loan.
- 1993: The U.S. Postal Service released a seven-stamp commemorative collection featuring Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Clyde McPhatter, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Dinah Washington, and Elvis Presley[iii].
- 1996: Heavyweight boxer Larry Holmes improves his pro record to 65-5 with a KO of Anthony Willis at 1:13 of Round 8 in a 10-round fight. Elsewhere, in the 50th NBA Finals, the Chicago Bulls beat the Seattle Supersonics 4 games to two. Meanwhile—in Russia—following a run-off, Boris Yeltsin won the first independent presidential election by beating Communist challenger, Gennady Zyuganov.
- 1998 Tuesday: In the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, the Detroit Redwings sweep the Washington Capitals in 4 games.
- 2000 Friday: Once U.S. federal regulators approved the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE Corporation, the nation’s largest local phone company came into being.
- 2004 Wednesday: Rebuffing Bush Administration claims, the independent commission investigating the September 11 attacks said that no evidence existed that al-Qaida had strong ties to Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.
- 2008 Monday: California began issuing same-sex marriage licenses to gay couples. Meanwhile, former Vice President Al Gore—much to the chagrin of Hillary Clinton—announced his endorsement of fellow Democrat Barack Hussein Obama.
- 2010 Wednesday: In response to the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, BP agrees to finance a $20 billion fund to recompense those who lost their livelihoods in the massive oil spill.
- 2012 Saturday: Egyptian voters continue to go to the polls in the second round of their first free presidential elections. Meanwhile, the United States Air Force’s robotic Boeing X-37B spaceplane returns to Earth after a classified 469-day orbital mission.
- 2013 Sunday: Pope Francis blessed thousands of Harley-Davidsons and their riders in Vatican Square; the riders were celebrating the company’s 110th anniversary with a parade.
- 2014 Monday: Thanks to President Obama, the U.S. may cooperate with Iran in identifying options to address the violence in Iraq, though such options would not include military aid; President Barack Obama has sent 257 troops to Baghdad to provide additional security for the U.S. embassy.
- 2015 Tuesday: In the sixth game of the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors won Game 6 against the Cleveland Cavaliers by a final score of 105-97, their first NBA title in four decades. Meanwhile, real estate and entertainment mogul Donald J. Trump launched his successful campaign to become president of the United States with a speech at Trump Tower in Manhattan.
- 2016 Thursday: In a significant act of virtue signaling, Philadelphia becomes the first U.S. city to slap a tax on sugary soft drinks. You go, Philly, you go.
- 2017 Friday: President Donald J. Trump acknowledged for the first time that he was under federal investigation as part of the expanding though phony probe into Russian election meddling as he lashed out at the top Deep State operative in the Justice Department overseeing the fraudulent probe. Meanwhile, he tightens up on the open relations with communist Cuba that his predecessor Barack Hussein Obama had loosened while he was in office. Finally, Amazon.com announces its plan to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, becoming an ever-greater monopolistic octopus. How come Democrats don’t want to hammer them with a huge antitrust suit?
- 2018 Saturday: Communist China announced 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion in U.S. imports, including soybeans and beef, in response to President Donald Trump’s tariff hike on a similar amount of Chinese goods. The Chinese also scrapped agreements to narrow the trade surplus with the United States.
- 2019 Sunday: In Konduga, in northeastern Nigeria, three Boko Haram suicide bombings kill at least 30 people and wound countless others. Elsewhere in an Israeli court, Sara Netanyahu, wife of the prime minister, admits in open court the misuse of state funds.
- 2020 Tuesday: COVID-19, aka the Wuhan Virus Crisis, aka the Kung Flu, aka the Xi Jinping Bat Flu, continues kicking butt around the world. Here are today’s stats: 8,085,932 confirmed cases, 438,453 confirmed deaths, and 3,918,176 confirmed recoveries. In the United States, here are today’s stats: 2,176,765 confirmed cases, 118,588 confirmed deaths, and 678,855 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: 153,560 confirmed cases, 5,121 confirmed deaths, but like always, NO mention of confirmed recoveries. Next, in Hawaii, here are the stats: 736 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 630 confirmed recoveries. Finally, in Washington, here are the stats: 26,158 confirmed cases, 1,221 confirmed deaths, but like California, NO mention of confirmed recoveries. Some states are threatening to shut down the openings that have already begun while others are plowing forward, damn the torpedoes. Elsewhere, Kim Jong Un blew up a building north of the DMZ to show his anger over South Korea not fulfilling its ‘promises’ to the Stalinist state. Oh, well.
- 2020 Tuesday: President Donald J. Trump signs an executive order to begin the reformation of the nation’s police agencies. Democrats screech ‘IT’S NOT ENOUGH’ and that ‘TRUMP IS A RACIST.’ Ah, well, we know the Dems will never accept anything President Trump does.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0132 an 8” x 10” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “The Rain Moves On.” 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!
Beverly Carrick: The World’s Greatest Artist (1927-2012)
ALBUM OF THE DAY AT THE AICPENDBLOG.COM:
Drummer and percussionist for Pink Floyd- Nick Mason- released his next album, three albums in one- “Unattended Luggage,” which came out on August 31, 2018. The album contains “Fictitious Sports,” an album he released in 1981 as well as two collaborations with the guitarist from 10cc. Solo albums by drummers being what they are, the main artist many times is dependent on those supporting him so it is what it is. We hope you will seek this one out and consider adding it to your collection as a ‘rarity.’ We think you will enjoy it as much as we do because you get three albums by one of rock’s greatest drummers and only consistent member of Pink Floyd throughout its storied career and at a great price. You’ll dig it.
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TODAY IN HISTORY, TUESDAY JUNE 16, 2020
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[i] 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.
[ii] We are not sure as to when we will promote the music of the Pretenders but when we do, you will be the first to know so rejoice.
[iii] We plan on promoting the music of all of these amazing entertainers at some point in the not-too distant future.
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