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TODAY IN HISTORY—MAY 10, 2020:
Mother’s Day, Confederate Memorial Day (North and South Carolina)
U.S. Vice President John Sherman; U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde Smith; the Beatles featuring George Harrison, Donovan, the Rolling Stones, Spirit featuring Jay Ferguson, Traffic featuring Dave Mason, the Turtles featuring Mark Volman, and U2 featuring Bono:
- 1267: Vienna’s Catholic Church orders all Jews to wear distinctive garb.
- 1278: England imprisons its Jews on charge of making ‘coins.’
- 1427: The authorities of Berne, Switzerland, expel their Jewish population.
- 1497: Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci leaves on his first voyage to the New World.
- 1503: Christopher Columbus discovers the Cayman Islands.
- 1611: Sir Thomas Dale arrived in the Virginia Colony, where, as deputy governor, he instituted harsh measures to restore order.
- 1655: The English capture the island of Jamaica from the French.
- 1676: “Bacon’s Rebellion,” frontiersmen against the Virginia government begins.
- 1752: Benjamin Franklin first tests his lightning rod.
- 1773: The English Parliament passed the Tea Act, which would regulate the price of tea throughout its North American colonies.
- 1774: Louis XVI acceded to the throne of France.
- 1775: Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Colonel Benedict Arnold, captured the British-held fortress at Ticonderoga, New York. Elsewhere, the Second Continental Congress convenes in Pennsylvania, issues paper currency for the first time, and names George Washington supreme commander.
- 1797: The United States launched its first naval ship, the USS United States.
- 1801: The Barbary Pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States, the nation’s first foreign war.
- 1818: American patriot Paul Revere died in Boston at age 83.
- 1823: The first steamboat to navigate the Mississippi River arrives at Ft. Snelling, Minnesota. Meanwhile, in Lancaster, Ohio, future 35thS. Vice President John Sherman, is born. A Whig, Oppositionist, and then a Republican, he served under President William McKinley from 03-06-1897 to 04-27-1898.
- 1840: Mormon leader Joseph Smith moved his band of followers to Illinois to escape the hostilities they faced in Missouri.
- 1857: The Indian Mutiny begins as the Sepoys revolt against their British overlords at Meerut, India.
- 1863: During the Civil War, Confederate Lt. General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson died of pneumonia, a complication resulting from friendly fire incident eight days earlier during the Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia.
- 1865: Union forces captured Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Irwinville, Georgia.
- 1869: Railroad officials drove the golden spike in Promontory, Utah, marking the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States.
- 1871: The Peace of Frankfurt-am-Main concludes between France and Germany, ending the Franco-Prussian War.
- 1872: Suffragist Victoria Woodhull, of the Equal Rights Party, becomes the first woman nominated for the presidency of the United States.
- 1902: The nation of Portugal goes bankrupt.
- 1908: The first Mother’s Day observance took place during a church service in Grafton, W. Va.
- 1913: The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution calling upon all federal officials, from the president on down, to wear a white carnation the following day in observance of Mother’s Day.
- 1924: J. Edgar Hoover becomes the head of the FBI on this date.
- 1933: In Germany, the Nazis stage public book burnings, ‘cleansing’ the nation of unapproved works.
- 1939: The Methodist Episcopal Church, the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and the Methodist Protestant Church merged to form the Methodist Church.
- 1940: Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British prime minister. Meanwhile, German armies attack Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
- 1941: On a purported ‘peace mission,’ Nazi Deputy-Fuhrer Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland only to be captured, imprisoned, and eventually to die there in 1987, possibly due to suicide. Meanwhile, a German air raid destroyed England’s House of Commons on this date.
- 1945: Russian troops occupy Prague in Czechoslovakia.
- 1946: Umberto II succeeds King Victor Emanuel as king of Italy. Meanwhile, Dave Mason, future guitarist with the British band, Traffic[i], as well as a musician/songwriter with a long solo career and a brief stint with Fleetwood Mac is born in Great Britain on this date. In addition, Donovan Leitch[ii] is born in Great Britain on this date, too, a man who came to fame within the Flower Power Movement and who still performs to this day.
- 1947: Talented vocalist Jay Ferguson, lead singer of the psychedelic rock band out of Los Angeles, California, Spirit[iii], was born on this date. He performed with Spirit over the course of its first five albums and then moved on to a spin-off band, Jo Jo Gunne with Spirit bassist, Mark Andes. Currently, he has had a long-running solo career and composes scores for well-known television shows.
- 1956: Due to Islamist uprising in Algeria, France sends 50,000 reservists to bolster its military forces there. Meanwhile, KFSN TV channel 30 in Fresno, California, begins broadcasting.
- 1959: In Brookhaven, Mississippi, future GOP senator from the same state- Cindy Hyde Smith- is born. She would enter office on April 09, 2018.
- 1960: The USS Triton completes its circumnavigation of the Earth submerged completely under water. Elsewhere, Bono—future front man for the Irish-British rock band, U2[iv]—is born on this date.
- 1963: On the advice of Beatle[v] George Harrison, Decca Records signs the Rolling Stones.
- 1967: British law enforcement arrests three Rolling Stones[vi] on this date, charging Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, and Brian Jones on drug charges.
- 1968: Peace talks in Paris between the United States and North Vietnam begin. Meanwhile, the “Night of the Barricades” began in Paris’ Latin Quarter as tens of thousands of student protesters erected obstacles against riot police; in the pre-dawn hours of May 11, the police moved in, resulting in violent clashes with the Marxist students that left hundreds of people injured.
- 1969: U.S. forces begin the assault on Hill 937, aka “Hamburger Hill,” in Vietnam. Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., the Turtles[vii] play the White House; Mark Volman falls off stage five times. Finally, the spacecraft Apollo 10 transmits the first color pictures of the Earth from space.
- 1971: At Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, former WBA heavyweight champion Jimmy Ellis improves his record to 30-6 by beating hometown favorite George Chuvalo in a 10-round unanimous decision.
- 1973: In the 27th National Basketball Association’s Finals, the New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 1.
- 1974: In the 7th American Basketball Association Finals, the New York Nets beat the Utah Stars 4 games to 1.
- 1975: Sony commenced selling its Betamax home video-cassette recorder in Japan on this date.
- 1977: Actress Joan Crawford died in New York.
- 1984: The International Court of Justice said the United States should halt any actions to blockade Nicaragua’s ports (the U.S. had already said it would not recognize World Court jurisdiction on this issue.
- 1994: Nelson Mandela takes the oath of office as the first black president of South Africa. Meanwhile, the state of Illinois executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy, 52, for the murders of 33 young men and boys- worthless POS.
- 2004: President George W. Bush reacted with “deep disgust and disbelief” during a Pentagon visit as he examined recent photos of and video clips of American soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners.
- 2010: Solicitor General Elena Kagan is the youngest nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court and the third woman.
- 2011: Exports for the month of April in China reach an all-time monthly high of $155.69 billion.
- 2012: In protest of the City of New York spending a proposed $300 million on the Fifth Avenue Branch of the NY Public Library, a group of more than 700 academics, scholars, writers, and others send a letter of protest to City Hall.
- 2013: Onboard the International Space Station, astronauts prepare for a contingency spacewalk to repair an anticipated ammonia leak in the station’s cooling system. Meanwhile, U.S. government scientists during the Obama administration claimed worldwide levels of carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas climate change promoters blame for the questionable science of global warming, had hit a milestone, reaching an amount heretofore unencountered by humans. Six years later, the planet is still going strong.
- 2014: According to Brainy History, Brazilian police distribute pamphlets to World Cup visitors with instructions on how to behave in the event of a robbery; law enforcement means the ‘advice’ to protect victims from injury or death during crime.
- 2015: As a gesture of thanks for Pope Francis’ efforts in facilitating the opening of doors between the United States and Cuba, Cuban President Raul Castro meets the pontiff at the Vatican; the Pope announces he will visit BOTH countries later that September.
- 2016: In India, a fertility clinic announces that a 70-year-old woman has successfully given birth to a baby boy. WTF? Sounds almost as bad as the horrible case of the Octomom.
- 2017: To the delight of environmentalists everywhere, the U.S. Geological Service releases a study claiming that some glaciers in Montana have receded by 85-percent over the past half-century. No wonder imbeciles such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believe the world is coming to an end soon. Sadly, the Sun is the sole driver of all climatic changes throughout the entire Solar System. Conversation and fighting pollution is indeed important but the Earth- and other planets- have all gone through periods of climate change throughout the history of said Solar system. Meanwhile, to the ‘horror’ of Democrats, President Donald J. Trump shares classified intelligence regarding an ISIS attack coming soon against Russia with Russian Ambassador Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Oval Office. (Hence, Trump-Russia ‘collusion’).
- 2018: Following Iran firing missiles into Israel’s Golan Heights from Syria, the IDF lights up Iranian targets in Syria with 70 missiles, blowing up numerous installations and other military infrastructure. Of course, Iran claims Israel started the fight.
- 2019: The United States raises tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese imports, a jump of 25-percent, following the collapse of trade talks between the United States and the communist nation. Meanwhile, Uber becomes a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange on this date.
- 2020: COVID-19 continues causing problems for the nations of the world what with 4,097,158 confirmed cases, 282,495 confirmed deaths, and 1,402,882 confirmed recoveries. In the United States, we have 1,362,715 confirmed cases, 80,562 confirmed deaths, and 208,344 confirmed recoveries which is good, the recoveries that is. Breaking down the three states in which the American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day has chef-authors, California comes first. In the Golden State, there are 66,773 confirmed cases and 2,745 confirmed deaths but no mention of recoveries. In Hawaii, we have 732 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 561 confirmed recoveries. In Washington state, there are 16,891 confirmed cases and 931 confirmed deaths but like California, there is no mention of confirmed recoveries.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0095 a 10” x 8” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Saguaro Sunset.” 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)
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The record business being what it is, Pink Floyd released a ‘best of’ compilation effort that was truly an amalgam of re-recorded tunes and alternate versions of tunes from preceding albums. “A Collection of Great Dance Songs” came out on November 23, 1981 and fills a gap in the band’s career as the end of the original lineup was coming soon due to exhaustion, anger with one another, lack of money even though tours were big-sellers and albums even more so. We hope you will seek this one out and consider adding it to your growing collection of nothing but the absolute best in rock music; you can thank us later.
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[i] We began promoting the music of not only Traffic but also the Spencer Davis Group, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, Jim Capaldi, and Dave Mason. The presentation commenced on Monday, 30-November-2015 through Sunday, 20-March-2016. This offering also included Blind Faith. We hope you will seek them out and add them to your collection.
[ii] Not sure as to when we will promote the music of Donovan but we plan on doing so within the next decade.
[iii] We promoted the music of the great California rock band, Spirit- and the music of its members- beginning on Monday, 18-June-2012 through Friday, 10-August-2012. We hope you will seek this band out and add it to your growing collection of top-quality rock music. This included the music of Jo Jo Gunne.
[iv] We look forward to promoting the music of U2 when we promote the music of Thin Lizzy, sometime within the next 4-5 years. We hope you will be with us when we do.
[v] We began promoting the music of both the Beatles and the band’s individual components on Friday, 04-November-2016 through Sunday, 11-June-2018. Besides the Beatles, we also promoted the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys.
[vi] We shared the music of the Rolling Stones (and the group’s individual members) beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016. This included the members solo projects.
[vii] We began promoting the music of the famed California surf-rock band, the Turtles, beginning on Tuesday, 03-September-2013 through Friday, 13-September-2013.
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