94. TODAY IN HISTORY—SUNDAY, APRIL 04, 2021

37. 1954 Sunday: Fighting continues around Dien Bien Phu as heavy artillery bombardments continue to fall on French positions on the Huguettes and the Elianes. The communists have been throwing one human wave after another against the French positions but they won’t submit to the Viet Minh thugs. The fight drags on.

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94. TODAY IN HISTORY—SUNDAY, APRIL 04, 2021:

DAY SEVENTY-FIVE OF THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION

Passover Ends… / Easter Sunday

President William Henry Harrison; Vice President John Tyler; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John McLean; U.S. Attorneys General George Henry Williams, Charles Devens, Benjamin H. Brewster, and James P. McGranery; Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., the Allman Brothers Band featuring Berry Oakley, Dire Straits featuring Pete Withers, Muddy Waters, the Steve Miller Band featuring Steve Miller, and Thin Lizzy featuring Gary Moore:

  1. 1081 Monday: Alexius I Comnenus occupies Byzantine throne.
  2. 1541 Friday: Ignatius of Loyola becomes 1st superior-general of Jesuits.
  3. 1581 Saturday: Sir Francis Drake completes circumnavigating the globe.
  4. 1812 Saturday: The territory of Orleans became the 18th U.S. state received the name Louisiana.
  5. 1814 Monday: Napoleon Bonaparte abdicates for the first time in favor of his son.
  6. 1818 Saturday: Congress decided that the flag of the United States would consist of 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars, with a new star added for every new state of the Union.
  7. 1820 Tuesday: In Charlestown, Massachusetts, future 35th U.S. Attorney General Charles Devens is born.  A Republican, he would serve under President Rutherford, B. Hayes from March 12, 1877 to March 04,1881.
  8. 1841 Sunday: President William Henry Harrison succumbed to pneumonia one month after his inaugural, becoming the first U.S. chief executive to die in office.   He died in Washington, D.C., at age 68.  The nation’s 9th Vice President John Tyler stepped up and became the nation’s 10th president.  
  9. 1850 Thursday:  The city of Los Angeles underwent incorporation on this date.
  10. 1859 Monday: Bryant’s Minstrels at Mechanics’ Hall in New York performed “Dixie” publicly for the first time.
  11. 1861 Thursday: In Cincinnati, Ohio, the 21st U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John McLean died.  A Democratic-Republican, he was nominated by Andrew Jackson to succeed Robert Trimble. He served from 03-07-1829 to 04-04-1861.
  12. 1862 Friday: During the Civil War, the North launches the Peninsular Campaign with the design of capturing the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
  13. 1865 Tuesday: The army of Confederate General Robert E. Lee arrives at the Appomattox Courthouse in preparation for its surrender.
  14. 1887 Monday: In Argonia, Kansas, the citizens elect the first female mayor in the United States, Susanna Medora Salter.
  15. 1888 Wednesday: In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 37th U.S. Attorney General Benjamin H. Brewster is born.  A future Republican, he would serve under President Chester A. Arthur from December 16,1881 to March 04, 1885.
  16. 1896 Saturday: The announcement of the discovery of “GOLD” in the Yukon in the Alaskan Territory creates a gold rush.
  17. 1902 Friday: British financier Cecil Rhodes left $10 million in his will that would provide scholarships for Americans to Oxford University in England. 
  18. 1905 Tuesday: An earthquake hits Kangra, India, killing 370,000 people.
  19. 1910 Monday: In Portland, Oregon, the 32nd U.S. Attorney General John Henry Williams died at age 87.  First a Democrat and then a Republican, he served under President Ulysses S. Grant from December 14, 1871 to April 25,1875.
  20. 1913 Friday: Famed black bluesman, Muddy Waters[i], was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, on this date.
  21. 1915 Sunday: During World War I, Czarist forces continue trying to fight through the Carpathian Mountains and some of them are able to capture some outlying towns.  Still, the Kaiser cannot permit his main ally- and the reason for having gone to the war in the first place because of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife Sophie- to be knocked out of the war as it would leave Imperial Germany open to invasion from the south.  On the Southeastern Front- Russian forces are driving into Armenia in the hopes of liberating their fellow Christians from a repressive Ottoman Empire (as well as to add additional territory to their domain).
  22. 1916 Tuesday: The U.S. Senate agrees by a vote of 82-6 to join the side of the Allies in World War I.  Meanwhile, on the Western Front, all eyes are fixed on Verdun.  The death toll is horrendous for both the German attackers and the French defenders.  The loss of life in this terrible battle would cause some French units to refuse to fight.  Elsewhere, on the Southeastern Front where the Russians are fighting a series of battles from the Carpathian Mountains to Armenia, the Czar makes a change in command- General Aleksei Brusilov in place of General Nicolay Iudovich Ivanov.  Soon, General Brusilov would design the so-called “Brusilov Offensive” that would almost knock the Central Powers to their knees.
  23. 1917 Wednesday: The U.S. Senate voted 90-6 to enter World War I on the Allied side.  This would drive the Germans to launch a major offensive all across the Western Front in the hopes of pulverizing both the British and French forces before any American help can arrive.   Still, the ravages of hunger and in some places, starvation, is threatening all sides as the farmlands every nation depended upon for food have become battlefields.  The German U-Boats are trying to starve Britain while British warships continue trying to keep the Central Powers unable to import any outside foodstuffs.  Civilians are becoming desperate everywhere.
  24. 1918 Thursday: The Germans are launching all-out assaults on the Western Front along the Somme and Avre Rivers, the goal once again to knock the Allies out before all is lost.  The Imperial German forces have been able to bring most of their troops from Eastern Europe for one last push although they have to make sure the Russians stick to the agreement they hammered out with Berlin in exchange for not having large portions of their western territories like the Ukraine kept as war booty.
  25. 1919 Friday: Allied troops continue fighting with White Russian forces to subdue the cancer of communism that is engulfing Russia, Eastern Europe, and even popping up in parts of eastern Germany where the authorities have their hands full.  The Germans are in dire straits, being blamed for the entire war when they were not the ones who started it; no, they came to the aid of their Austro-Hungarian allies and the rest is history as they say.
  26. 1932 Monday: After five years of research, Professor C.G. King of the University of Pittsburgh, isolated vitamin C.
  27. 1933 Tuesday: The Navy airship USS Akron crashed in severe weather off the New Jersey coastline with the loss of 73 lives.
  28. 1938 Monday: In Chicago, Illinois, Joe Louis knocks out Harry Thomas in 5 to retain the NBA heavyweight boxing title.  In doing so, Louis’ record improved to 35-1.
  29. 1940 Thursday: Acting on intelligence, French law enforcement scoops up almost 40 communists attempting to reform the outlawed communist party.  Most of them would get five years in prison while others would be let go.  Tensions are growing and with threat of a HOT WAR only weeks away, the French want to eliminate internal problems.
  30. 1941 Friday: The Afrika Korps conquers the Fascist Italian, North African port of Benghazi, Libya, driving the British into headlong retreat.  German and Italian motorized columns roll through the streets and jubilant civilians celebrate their arrival.   Elsewhere, as Germans move towards Yugoslavia, Adolf Hitler also approves a plan for the Nazis to aid their fumbling Italian allies and knock Greece out of the fight.
  31. 1942 Saturday: The Luftwaffe launches a major attack on the Soviet naval base at Kronstadt.  Although the German warplanes inflicted damage on 13 vessels, they were unable to sink any of the fleet.
  32. 1944 Tuesday: French General Charles de Gaulle forms a new government with communists among it, preparing to return to Paris when the Allies land on the Continent.  On the Eastern Front, the Germans are launching localized counterattacks with the Fourth Panzer Army which capture the western Ukrainian city of Kovel and throw back the Soviet defenders.
  33. 1945 Wednesday: The Red Army liberates Hungary from the Nazis.  Meanwhile, U.S. forces liberated the Nazi death camp Ohrdruf in Germany.  All roads lead to Berlin right now as the Allies continue forging ahead, wiping out resistance wherever they find it.
  34. 1948 Sunday: Future bassist of the Allman Brothers Band[ii], Berry Oakley was born in Chicago, Illinois.  Meanwhile, future drummer of the British rock band, Dire Straits[iii]—Pete Withers—was born on this date in Leicester, England.  
  35. 1949 Monday: Twelve nations, including the United States, signed the North Atlantic Treaty in Washington, D.C.
  36. 1952 Friday: In Belfast, Northern Ireland, future member of Thin Lizzy[iv]– Gary Moore- is born.  He would perform with the famed rock band on guitars/vocals from 1974 to 1977 and again from 1978-1979.  Elsewhere, the 61st U.S. Attorney General James P. McGranery assumed his office on this date.  A Democrat, he served under President Harry S. Truman from April 04, 1952 to January 20, 1953.
  37. 1954 Sunday: Fighting continues around Dien Bien Phu as heavy artillery bombardments continue to fall on French positions on the Huguettes and the Elianes.  The communists have been throwing one human wave after another against the French positions but they won’t submit to the Viet Minh thugs.  The fight drags on.[v]
  38. 1955 Monday: British government signs military treaty with Iraq.  They want the oil.
  39. 1958 Friday: At Aldermaston, England, the first march against nuclear weapons takes place.
  40. 1960 Monday: Senegal declares its independence from France.  After having sacrificed their troops in French Indochina and especially at Dien Bien Phu, it’s time to sever ties and stand on their own two feet- free of French hegemony. 
  41. 1967 Tuesday: The U.S. lost its 500th plane over Vietnam and there are still another six years or so ago.
  42. 1968 Thursday: As he stood on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, assassin, James Earl Ray, shot and killed civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr., 39.  Ray later pleaded guilty to assassinating the Reverend King and then spent the rest of his life claiming that he was the victim of a “setup.”
  43. 1969 Friday: Dr. Denton Cooley receives the first temporary artificial heart.
  44. 1972 Tuesday: The first electric power plant operated entirely by garbage begins operation.
  45. 1973 Wednesday: The original World Trade Center twin towers opened in New York City on this date.  At the time of its opening, they were the tallest buildings in the world.
  46. 1974 Thursday: Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth’s record by hitting his 714th home run.
  47. 1975 Friday: Famed rock guitarist Steve Miller[vi] undergoes arrest for burning his girlfriend’s clothing.  Elsewhere, more than 130 people, most of them children, died when an Air Force transport plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crash-landed shortly after takeoff from Saigon.  Finally, Bill Gates and Paul Allen form the partnership, Microsoft.
  48. 1981 Saturday: Henry Cisneros becomes the first Mexican American mayor of a large U.S. city, San Antonio, Texas.
  49. 1986 Friday: Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 213th point of season.
  50. 1987 Saturday: The Dow Jones Industrial Index went up 69.89 points, ending at record 2,390.34 points on this date.
  51. 1988 Monday: The state government of Arizona voted Governor Evan Meacham out of office because a court convicted him of diverting state funds to his auto business as well as trying to impede an investigation into a death threat to a grand jury witness on this date.
  52. 1991 Thursday: Above an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania, a plane carrying Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others die when it collides with a helicopter.
  53. 2002 Thursday: The Angolan civil war- a conflict that began back in 1975 with independence- has finally ended or so the victors in the war-ravaged Southwest African nation and former Portuguese colony claim.
  54. 2003 Friday: As rumors spread about Saddam Hussein being dead from American airstrikes, he goes on state TV, references the recent shooting down of a U.S. Apache helicopter, and boasts to the world that he ‘is still alive and in charge.’
  55. 2004 Sunday: PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat boastfully dismisses Israeli threats to whack him.   U.S. and other world leaders blast Israel for saying they might do a horrible thing such as murdering a world-class terrorist who has more innocent blood on his hands than any other Islamist thug.
  56. 2005 Monday: Palestinians in the West Bank are going berserk today when word has it that Israel is going to begin dumping 10,000 tons of garbage in landfills in the area.  Of course, the Palestinians claim it’s going to foul their water supply and that it’s a breach of international treaties and the like.  We say, ‘shut up, when you stop treating your citizens like garbage, urging them to commit acts of jihad, maybe the Israelis won’t treat YOU like garbage.’  (Note- Moses Scharbug III is responsible for this opinion).  Elsewhere, insurgents in Iraq launch an attack on Abu Ghraib prison to free their jihadist brethren injuring American and Iraqi troops and jailers.  The guards are able to fight the scumbags off. 
  57. 2006 Tuesday: Tom Delay, R-TX, the former majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives announces his resignation.  Meanwhile, labor protests continue in France what with millions taking to streets across the country demanding the First Employment Contract not be put into effect.
  58. 2007 Wednesday: As House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi continues her ‘listening trip’ across the Middle East, the Israelis are having none of it, especially since she visited Syrian mass murdered President Bashar al-Assad the previous day.  Prime Minister Ehud Olmert blasts “Mumbles” for the Syrian trip saying that it was a ‘major mistake.’  He also denies that the befuddled Democrat politician handed him a ‘peace proposal.’  If she did, she probably forgot it a day later.
  59. 2008 Friday: Law enforcement authorities launch a raid on Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints owned by YFZ Ranch in Texas nets 401 children and 133 women taken into state custody.  Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of State renews a contract with Blackwater Worldwide- a company that provides security via mercenaries- to continue protecting U.S. diplomats in the world’s troubled hotspots.
  60. 2009 Saturday: Costa Rica, Malaysia, and the Philippines find themselves in trouble today.  You ask why?  Well, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development blacklists them for being tax havens where the wealthy can hide their money.  What is wrong with that:  We all want to be able to do that… elsewhere, in North Waziristan, Pakistan, a U.S. drone strike whacks 13 jihadists convening with one another.  Yikes.
  61. 2010 Sunday: In the mine rescue in Shanxi, China, rescuers pull out 114 miners after pulling out the other 39 or so the previous day.  These poor souls have been trapped down there for more than a week so God bless them for rescuing these poor workers.  Elsewhere, the war in Iraq continues to rage as Islamist thugs set off simultaneous car bombs outside the German, Iranian, and Egyptian embassies.  Many people on the street are killed or injured.
  62. 2011 Monday: Reports claim that China has successfully modified cows to produce ‘human milk’.  People- does this not scare the living f**k out of you?  What the hell is this communist hellhole doing?  Enough is enough.  Meanwhile, the Israelis have their hands full with the Arab Spring as the Palestinians are causing havoc along the border with Gaza and their country.  Israeli warplanes are crisscrossing Palestinian airspace letting them know that if they step out of line, they are going to light them up.
  63. 2012 Wednesday: The first deployment of U.S. Marines arrives in Australia’s city of Darwin in the Northern Territory.   Elsewhere- we hate to say this, some nations were better off under colonialism– a suicide bomber attacks the National Theater in the Somali capital of Mogadishu while a ceremony was underway killing at least 10 people and wounding God knows how many others.  Fascist Italy, please come back!
  64. 2013 Thursday: Pulitzer Prize –winning film reviewer Roger Ebert, 70, died in Chicago, Illinois.  Meanwhile, the Hubble Space Telescope observes the most distant supernova on record on this date.
  65. 2014 Friday:  The 16,480-foot Tungurahua volcano erupts twice; the volcano is located about 90 miles south of Quito in Ecuador.  Elsewhere, in a smart move, the South Korean military test fires some ballistic missiles that they hope with some improvements will be able to hit any target in the territory of their northern neighbor, North Korea.  Meanwhile, in West Africa, the rampaging Ebola epidemic has killed at least 90 people in Guinea and Liberia and now the first case has appeared in Mali.
  66. 2015 Saturday: Syrian and other Middle Eastern refugees continue to flood across the Mediterranean with the Italian navy rescuing 1,500 over the past 24 hours.  The only way to halt this insanity is for the Europeans to begin sinking the refugee vessels.  Meanwhile, the United States Army in the Obama era (it would have to be) is probing allegations that its members committed sexual assaults while deployed there between 2003-2007.  Ah, the Bush-Cheney years, that’s Barack Hussein Obama for you.
  67. 2016 Monday: Vietnam says, ‘enough is enough’ when it comes to Chi-Com intrusions into their fishing waters with their ‘fishing fleets’ which in reality, are military operations.  Vietnamese naval and marine assets board this ship and then take it under tow back to one of their ports.  Of course, Beijing starts making all manner of threats.  In the 78th NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship, Villanova defeats North Carolina by a final score of 77-74. 
  68. 2017 Tuesday: Syrian government forces launch a chemical weapons attack on Khan Shaykhun resulting in at least 80 civilian deaths and countless others injured.  President Barack Obama had warned Bashar al-Assad that ‘if he crossed the red line and used chemical weapons, there would be hell to pay.’  No hell to pay until Donald J. Trump became president.  Meanwhile, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Chinese retail giant Alibaba becomes the world’s largest retailer.  You go, China, you go. 
  69. 2018 Wednesday: Since the U.S. Congress won’t act to do something on the U.S.-Mexico border, President Donald J. Trump grasps the bull by the balls and sends the U.S. National Guard to aid struggling Customs and Border Patrol officers attempting to deal with one wave after another of illegal alien invaders.  Of course, the 45th president suffers all manner of criticism for attempting to halt Democrats AND RINO Republicans’ beloved illegal aliens.  Democrats want voters and RINOs like cheap labor.  We say, “Militarize the southern border with minefields, antivehicle, antipersonnel, anti-boat obstacles, a massive wall, artillery positions, and even seed the Rio Grande with alligator pups.  When the latter grow up, they will patrol the river…
  70. 2019 Thursday: The Church of Latter-Day Saints- aka the Mormon Church- promises to roll back anti-LGBTQIA+ policies which include not baptizing the children of gay parents.  Bowed to pressure, did you?  What a shame.  Meanwhile, the governor of Guam- Lourdes “Lou” Leon Guerrero, Democrat, signs a bill permitting for the recreational use of marijuana.  Elsewhere, in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque massacres, both New Zealand and Australia pass laws prohibiting the posting of violent content online.  If such content is posted, it must be removed immediately or the service providers must face the consequences.
  71. 2020 Saturday: The Wuhan Virus- straight out of Wuhan, China- continues claiming lives around the world and ruining much of the global economy.  Although Beijing continues to claim that things are ‘looking really great in China,’ everyone knows this is little more than propaganda put forth by their state-run media.  Shame on them.  Current figures for today are more than one million confirmed cases what with more than 64,000 confirmed deaths worldwide.  In the United States, there are 312,076 confirmed U.S. cases and 8,496 confirmed deaths.  When this crisis ends, the world will hold the communist government of China accountable and as Chef Goldie McNamara has said, President Donald J. Trump should demand a return to the Two-China Policy, of recognizing the equality of Nationalist aka Free China as a separate entity from the People’s Republic of (Communist China).
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The Michael Schenker Group released a 4-CD retrospective live album featuring four complete shows recorded in the early 1980s when he had just formed his solo band. “Walk the Stage- the Official Bootleg Box Set” came out on May 30, 2009.  Joining the legendary German guitarist are well-known and much beloved members of his solo band: vocalist Gary Barden, Chris Glen (bass), Andy Nye and Paul Raymond (keyboards), and Ted McKenna and Cozy Powell (drums).  Always a wild rocker, Schenker puts on one hell of a great show and these four shows encapsulated on four discs (plus a fifth- a DVD)- albeit five-star bootleg quality- are well worth whatever price eBay might be charging for it, which at the time of this writing was running around $157.00.  We hope you will seek this one out because the man and his band have been with us for a long, long time.  You will enjoy this album so please, seek it out wherever you shop for the best in rock music- you can thank us later.

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[i] [i]Sometime within the next decade, we hope to present the music of classic rockers Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and numerous others.  We know you will enjoy the presentation so please; remain vigilant for the day we do.

[ii] We hope to begin promoting the music of the Allman Brothers Band and their spin-off projects sometime within the next eight years.  We hope you will be here when we do because they are a band worthy of investigation by the readership- you will be glad you did.

[iii] We hope to offer the music of Dire Straits sometime in 2021-2022.  Please stay tuned.

[iv] We look forward to promoting the music of Thin Lizzy when we promote the music of U2, sometime within the next 4-5 years.  We hope you will be with us when we do.

[v] Our main reference for the epic battle at Dien Bien Phu is “The Last Valley” by Martin Windrow, 2004, Da Capo Press.  Please seek this amazing historical work out for a concise look at the battle that ended French control of French Indochina and the birth of Vietnam.

[vi] We began promoting the music of the Steve Miller Band beginning on Wednesday, 27-July-2011 through Wednesday, 24-August-2011 and then did a second stint on Sunday, 20-April-2014.  We hope you will check the music of this amazing San Francisco, California, acid-rock blues band.

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X. 1942 Wednesday: On the Eastern Front, Field Marshal Erich von Manstein arrives at a decision. He orders Colonel General “Papa” Hoth to begin pulling back from the Miskova River. The 6th Panzer Division is already across the river preparing to continue heading east to Stalingrad when they receive orders to begin a withdrawal to the bridgehead and begin crossing to the western side of the river. This will doom the Sixth Army in the city.

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358. TODAY IN HISTORY—WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2020:

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION WEEK 2020

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices William Moody and William R. Day; U.S. Attorneys General William Henry Moody and James P. McGranery; Acting U.S. Secretary of State John Jay; Lavrentiy Beria; World War II Japanese wartime leader Hideki Tojo; Aerosmith featuring Brad Whitford, the Beach Boys, Genesis featuring Anthony Philips, The Jefferson Airplane featuring Jorma Kaukonen, King Crimson featuring Adrian Belew, and Mott the Hoople featuring Luther Grosvenor aka Ariel Bender:

  1. 619 Monday: Boniface V begins his reign as the Catholic pope.
  2. 1620 Sunday: French Huguenots declare war on French King Louis XIII.
  3. 1745 Tuesday: In New York City, the future first U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay is born.  President George Washington would nominate his fellow Federalist to the nation’s new high court.  He would serve from 09-26-1789 to 06-29-1795.  He would also serve as the first U.S. acting secretary of state from 09-15-1789 to 03-22-1790.
  4. 1783 Sunday: George Washington resigned as commander in chief of the Continental Army and retired to his home of Mount Vernon, Virginia.
  5. 1788 Sunday: Maryland passed an act to cede an area “not exceeding ten miles square” for the seat of the national government; about 2/3 of the area became the District of Columbia.
  6. 1805 Sunday: Joseph Smith, Jr., principal founder of the Mormon religious movement, was born in Sharon, Vermont.
  7. 1823 Monday: The poem “Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas” was published anonymously in the Troy, New York Sentinel; the verse, more popularly known as “T’ was the Night before Christmas” was later attributed to Clement C. Moore.
  8. 1834 Monday: English architect Joseph Hansom patented his ‘safety cab,’ better known as the Hansom cab.
  9. 1852 Wednesday: The first Chinese theater in the United States—the Theatre of Celestial john in San Francisco, California—opened on this date.
  10. 1853 Thursday: In Newbury, Massachusetts, future 60th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice William Moody, Republican, is born.  President Theodore Roosevelt nominated him to fill the seat of fellow Republican Associate Justice Henry Brown.  Moody served from 12-12-1906 to 11-20-1910.  Prior to serving on the U.S. Supreme Court, Moody served the nation as its 45th U.S. Attorney General.  In this capacity, he served under President Theodore Roosevelt from 07-01-1904 to 12-12-1906.
  11. 1856 Monday: Ralph Collier received a U.S. patent on this date for the first rotary egg beater with rotating parts.  
  12. 1862 Monday: Confederate President Jefferson Davis proclaims Union General Benjamin “Beast” Butler to be a “felon, outlaw, and common enemy of mankind.”
  13. 1888 Saturday: Following an argument with Paul Gauguin, Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh, cut off a portion of his own earlobe.
  14. 1903 Wednesday: The 59th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice William R. Day assumed his position on the nation’s high court on this date.  A Republican, President Theodore Roosevelt nominated Day to fill Associate Justice George Shiras’ seat. He served from today until 11-13-1922.
  15. 1913 Tuesday: President Woodrow Wilson signs the Federal Reserve Act into law.
  16. 1919 Tuesday: The USS Relief—the first ship designed to transport patients aboard its 515 beds—launched on this date.
  17. 1922 Saturday: British Broadcasting Corp.—aka the BBC—began broadcasting daily news reports.
  18. 1928 Sunday: The National Broadcasting Company set up a permanent coast-to-coast network.
  19. 1930 Tuesday: Elizabeth Ruth Davis, an unknown actress, arrived in Hollywood under contract to Universal Studios.  Universal changed her name to Bette Davis for the movies.
  20. 1933 Saturday: Convicted of the Reichstag Fire, the German high court sentences Marinus van der Lubbe to death.  In the U.S., President Franklin Delano Roosevelt restored the civil rights of about 1,500 that the Feds jailed for opposing the First World War.
  21. 1939 Saturday: The Finns launched a counteroffensive to throw the Russians out of Summa during the Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union.
  22. 1940 Monday: Jorma Kaukonen, future lead guitarist of the San Francisco bands, the Jefferson Airplane[i] and Hot Tuna[ii], is born on this date.
  23. 1941 Tuesday: During World War II, American forces on Wake Island surrendered to the Japanese.  Elsewhere, Japanese troops begin assaulting Rangoon, Burma while in the North African desert; British forces overwhelm the defenders at Benghazi, Libya.  Meanwhile, on the Eastern Front, Red Army troops are launching attacks on Chern where the 10th Infantry Division is fighting to hold the city.   The Soviet attacks will prove to be too much.
  24. 1942 Wednesday: Bob Hope agreed to entertain U.S. airmen in Alaska on this date.  It was the first of the traditional Christmas shows.  Elsewhere, on the Eastern Front, Field Marshal Erich von Manstein arrives at a decision.  He orders Colonel General “Papa” Hoth to begin pulling back from the Miskova River. The 6th Panzer Division is already across the river preparing to continue heading east to Stalingrad when they receive orders to begin a withdrawal to the bridgehead and begin crossing to the western side of the river.  This will doom the Sixth Army in the city.  
  25. 1943 Thursday: Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery learns that he is going to oversee Operation Overlord, the second front in Western Europe during World War II; unfortunately for him, military leaders of the United States and Great Britain supplant him with General Dwight D. Eisenhower.  
  26. 1946 Monday: Luther Grosvenor, future lead guitarist of the British bands, Spooky Tooth, Mott the Hoople, and Widowmaker[iii] was born on this date.  (After he left Spooky Tooth, he changed his name to ‘Ariel Bender.’  Elsewhere, “Crazy” Ray Tabano—original rhythm guitarist with the rock band, Aerosmith[iv]—was born on this date in the USA.  Brad Whitford replaced him in 1971.
  27. 1947 Tuesday: John Bardeen, Walter H. Brattain and William Shockley invented the transistor.
  28. 1948 Thursday: Former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo and six other Japanese war leaders went to the gallows in Tokyo.
  29. 1949 Friday: Future guitarist/vocalist with the British progressive rock band, King Crimson[v], 1981-2003—Adrian Belew—is born in Great Britain on this date.
  30. 1951 Sunday: Anthony Philips—future guitarist with the British band, Genesis[vi], from 1967-1970—is born in England on this date.   Elsewhere, a national network televised an NFL championship game for the first time.  The Los Angeles Rams beat the Cleveland Browns 24-17.  The DuMont Network paid $75,000 for rights to the game. 
  31. 1953 Wednesday: The Soviet Union announced the execution of Lavrentiy Beria[vii], former head of the KGB, for treason.
  32. 1954 Thursday: The first successful human kidney transplant took place at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
  33. 1960 Friday: King Saud of Saudi Arabia assumes power.
  34. 1962 Sunday: Cuba began releasing prisoners from the failed Bay of Pigs invasion under an agreement in which Cuba would receive more than $50 million worth of food and medical supplies.  Elsewhere, the former 61st U.S. Attorney General James P. McGranery died in Palm Beach, Florida, at age 67.  A Democrat, he served under President Harry S. Truman from 04-04-1952 to 01-20-1953.
  35. 1963 Monday: The Beach Boys[viii] appear on the U.S. rock-and-roll show, “Shindig,” for the first time.   
  36. 1967 Saturday: President Lyndon B. Johnson, on his way home from a visit to Australia and Southeast Asia, held an unprecedented meeting with Pope John Paul VI at the Vatican; during the two-hour conference, Johnson asked the pope for help in bringing a peaceful end to the war in Vietnam.
  37. 1968 Monday: North Korea releases 82 crewmembers of the U.S. intelligence ship, Pueblo, 11 months after it had captured them in international waters.  Meanwhile, Apollo 8 astronauts Bormann, Lovell, and Anders become the first men to orbit the moon.
  38. 1972 Saturday: In what became known as football’s “Immaculate Reception,” Franco Harris of the Pittsburgh Steelers caught a pass thrown by Terry Bradshaw and scored a touchdown after the ball had been deflected during a collision between Jack Tatum of the Oakland Raiders and the Steelers’ John Fuqua.  The Steelers won the AFC divisional playoff game 12-7, despite controversy over the exact circumstance of the play.  Elsewhere in the world, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Nicaragua, destroying most of the capital, Managua; the disaster claimed some 5,000 lives.
  39. 1975 Tuesday: Richard S. Welch, the Central Intelligence Agency station chief in Athens, was shot and killed outside his home by an Islamist militant group.
  40. 1986 Tuesday: The experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, completed the first non-stop, non-refueled round-the-world flight as it returned safely to Edwards Air Force Base in Kern County.
  41. 1990 Sunday: Slovenians vote to secede from Yugoslavia. 
  42. 1994 Friday: Major League Baseball owners vote to impose a salary cap, something the player’s union severely opposes.
  43. 1995 Saturday: A fire in Dabwali, India, killed 446 people, more than half of them children, during a year-end party being held near the children’s school.
  44. 1997 Tuesday: A federal jury convicts Terry Nichols of helping Timothy McVeigh in the Oklahoma City Bombing.  Elsewhere, Chicago Bulls Coach Phil Jackson is the quickest coach in the NBA to reach 500 wins.
  45. 2001 Sunday: Time magazine named New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliana its Person of the year for his steadfast response to the 9/11 Islamist terrorist attacks.
  46. 2003 Tuesday: The government announced the first suspected (later confirmed) case of mad cow disease in the U.S. in Washington state.
  47. 2010 Thursday: Some Greeks in the nation’s parliament protest sweeping cuts approved in the budget for 2011.
  48. 2011 Friday: North Korea announces it will accept all South Korean delegations who wish to visit their country to pay their respects to the departed Great Leader, Kim Jong-Il.  Meanwhile, ISIS conducts a double suicide bombing car attack that claims the lives of 40 people and wounds a hundred plus in Damascus, Syria.
  49. 2012 Sunday: South Korea’s Defense Ministry disputes North Korea’s satellite launch into space, claiming it was a disguised missile test of a 10,000-kilometer long-range missile.
  50. 2013 Monday: Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the AK-47 assault rifle bearing his name, dies at his home in the city of Izhevsk at the age of 94.  Meanwhile- also in Russia- Vladimir Putin releases the last two members of the Russian punk band, Pussy Riot[ix] (Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova) from prison by giving them amnesty after spending nearly two years in the joint for a protest at Moscow’s main cathedral.
  51. 2014 Tuesday: Sony Pictures announces it will release the controversial comedy, “The Interview” starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, one in which, the CIA contracted the pair to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jung-Un.  At first, Sony canceled the movie after a massive hacking attack hit the company and the thug running North Korea threatened the safety of executives and other Americans over the release of the film.
  52. 2015 Wednesday: A ‘report’ by Inside Climate News says that ‘all oil companies were aware of ‘climate change’ in the 1970s.   In Afghanistan, the U.S. commences launching air strikes against Taliban targets in Helmand Province.  
  53. 2016 Friday: In eastern Aleppo as the Syrian government forces fight their way into the city, they discover the bodies of at least 100 of their fellows who were prisoners.  The ISIS scum executed them to prevent their rescue.   Meanwhile, in Milan, Italy, the 24-year-old POS jihadist who drove a truck through a Berlin Christmas market is shot dead by Italian law enforcement.
  54. 2017 Saturday: In the southern Philippines, severe flooding caused by Tropical Storm Vinta kills at least 200 people via flooding and mudslides.   Elsewhere, French President Emanuel Macron of the G 5 Sahel fighting against Islamic terrorists in northern Mali.   
  55. 2018 Sunday:  The ongoing government shutdown could continue for days as the U.S. Senate adjourns until next Thursday.   Meanwhile, two people arrested for flying a drone in restricted airspace at Gatwick Airport in London two days earlier are released without charges.   
  56. 2019 Monday:  As the U.S. House of Representatives dallies with bringing the two articles of impeachment to the Senate to get the ball rolling, House Democrats say they might tack on additional charges as they go.  As ‘new evidence’ continues to arise- or so they claim- they could add additional articles or come back for a second bite of the apple if the first one goes awry.  Meanwhile, the Pentagon announces it is considering withdrawing U.S. troops from West Africa.
  57. 2020 Wednesday: As RINO Republicans continue pushing President Donald J. Trump aside so they can return to ‘business as usual’ (the COVID-19 Relief/Stimulus Bill’s extraordinary price tag is a prime example), President Trump vows that Senator John Thune, part of GOP leadership in the upper house, will face a primary challenger.  He and his boss, Mitch McConnell deserve to lose their seats.  Regarding the $750 billion Defense Bill, the president suggests he is likely to veto that bi-partisan disaster, too- update, HE DID VETO IT because restrictions on Big Tech are not included.  Meanwhile, the president continues blasting the COVID-19 Relief/Stimulus bill criticizing HOW Americans are being shafted with measly $600 checks when ILLEGAL ALIENS are going to get $1,800 apiece as well as all the nations that will be receiving aid that should be going directly to the American people.
  58. 2020 Wednesday A: Regarding the preceding section, progressives in the House and Senate back Donald J. Trump on wanting more money for the American people.  House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi urges the 45th president to force the GOP to up the ante going to the American people as relief/stimulus to $2,000 per adult.  However, the decrepit, angry old bag won’t cut the pork so apparent in the bill out and throw it in the wastebasket. 
  59. 2020 Wednesday B: ‘President-elect Pro-China Joe’ Biden shares an uplifting message with the nation, that ‘our darkest days lay ahead.’  They sure do, IF YOU are in the White House because you are in the pocket of Xi Jinping, you worthless POS.  NOT OUR PRESIDENT!  Speaking of ‘Beijing Biden,’ he says the ‘Russian hack is not under control and that President Donald J. Trump must do something about it NOW.’  Vladimir Putin says in reply, there will be ‘nothing good’ under a “Pro-China Joe” Biden administration (says one communist to another).   Elsewhere, New York City- under the control of stoned moron Mayor Bill Di Blasio- leads the nation in population loss as more people abandon the dying city for greener pastures in other parts of the country.
  60. 2020 Wednesday C: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson- BoJo to his friends and family- eyes greater lockdowns on the British people using the NEW STRAIN of the Chi-Com bat flu as his excuse.  Speaking of Great Britain, Brexit is not going well because the Xi Jinping Virus has slowed down talks between the UK and the EU.  Go figure.  Regarding the Wuhan Virus Crisis, Pfizer says it will supply the U.S. with another 100,000,000 doses of its Kung Flu vaccine by July 2021.  Next, Google says it warned scientists NOT to share information on race, gender, and facial analysis operations conducted at the corrupt search engine giant, one run by a Punjabi POS named Sundar Pichai.  The man and his family should face immediate deportation.
  61. 2020 Wednesday D: Georgia Republican Congressman Jody Hice, 10th congressional district, says that Senate Majority Leader (and noted RINO) Mitch McConnell, KY, must tell senators to get aboard with the upcoming challenges to the presidential election next month.  Flabby old Mitch- married to the daughter of a Chi-Com shipping tycoon does not seem to want to stand by his president but would rather move on.  Good for you, congressman.  Speaking of Georgia, Republican Governor Brian Kemp says a report will be forthcoming regarding the state’s signature audit results.  We shall see.   Elsewhere, the corrupt FBI says that Iran is the party responsible for encouraging violence against politicians who denied there was any election fraud.  Hmmm…someone wants to get nuked!
  62. 2020 Wednesday E: Last week, there were 803,000 new jobless claims.   Meanwhile, FHFA- the Federal Housing Finance Agency- housing prices went up by a whopping 10.2-percent compared to last year.  Speaking of which, housing prices rose 3.1-percent in the 3rd quarter, UP 7.8-percent over last year.  Meanwhile, a blast of unknown origin in a multi-story building in Baltimore, Maryland, injures 21 and collapses the roof.  Authorities are investigating…
  63. 2020 Wednesday F: The UN Human Rights Office blasts Trump for having pardoned four U.S. military contractors employed by Blackwater Worldwide doing time in a federal prison for having whacked numerous Iraqi ‘civilians’ in a free fire incident back in 2007 during the war in that s-hole country.  What happened in Baghdad’s Nisoor Square was an assault on a convoy which lead to the contractors fighting back.  Given sentences of 12 years to life, they should NEVER have been in prison in the first place, morons.  Get the U.S. out of the U.N.
  64. 2020 Wednesday G: It’s official: Andrew Yang is going to run against highly unpopular New York City Mayor Bill Di Blasio for his seat.  We think Yang might be the guy.  Although a liberal, he has common sense and business knowledge.  Everyone HATES Di Blasio and we suspect he will be out on his butt cheeks. Elsewhere, we are sad to say that we heard of the passing of Chef Brian’s second wife, Kay Langer Carrick.  She passed away last night.  Rest in peace, Kay, rest in peace.
  65. 2020 Wednesday H: Here are the latest stats for the Xi Jinping Bat Flu, straight out of the fetid bowels of the world’s lone communist semi-superpower: 78,551,622 confirmed cases, UP by 749,901 cases, 1,727,556 confirmed deaths, UP by 14,447 deaths, and 44,225,515 confirmed recoveries, UP by 330,612 recoveries from yesterday’s figures.  Here are the numbers for the United States: 18,609,072 confirmed cases, UP by 211,892 new cases, 329,172 confirmed deaths, UP by 3,556 new deaths, and 8,225,571 confirmed recoveries, UP by 90,156 new recoveries.  (The number of recoveries would be even greater if Blue State governors would report them but alas, we know they won’t- corrupt POSs).  Now that Mo is living in Israel, here are the numbers for that nation: 384,728 confirmed cases, 3,141 confirmed deaths, and 351,780 confirmed recoveries.
  66. 2020 Wednesday H: Next, in the three states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day employs chef-authors, California, Hawaii, and Washington, here are the stats, Golden State first: 1,968,430 confirmed cases, 23,284 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 20,749 confirmed cases, 285 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION OF confirmed recoveries anymore- what is up with YOU, Gov. Ige, you Democrat hack.  Finally, in the Ever-Red, uh, we mean, the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 232,284 confirmed cases, 3,214 confirmed deaths, but like California, the gorilla-faced governor, Jay Inslee, won’t share the number of confirmed recoveries.  Shame on these flipping Democrats.  Let’s take a look at one more state, Michigan, where that dingbat governor Gretchen Whitmer rules with an iron fist: 508,449 confirmed number of cases, 12,415 confirmed deaths, and sadly, no mention of the confirmed number of recoveries- thank you.   Speaking of the Yellow Fever 2020, the ignoramus homicidal governor of New York- Andrew “I’m a Moron” Cuomo is whining and sniveling that his fellow Democrats in the nation’s capital are not sending him MORE COVID-19 Chi-Com Bat Flu Virus relief dollars he can stuff into his pockets.  As President Gerald R. Ford said to New York City in 1975 when they were begging for a federal government bailout to save them then, “DROP DEAD.”
  67. 2020 Wednesday I:  2020 Wednesday E: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 30,128.83, UP 114.32 points (+0.38%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 12,771.11, DOWN 36.80 points (-0.29%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,690.01, UP 2.75 points (+0.75%).  The price of GOLD is $1,877.30 per troy oz., -0.80 (-0.04%) while the price of SILVER is $25.78 per troy ounce, -0.146 (-0.56%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,019.50 per troy oz, +2.40 (+0.24%) while the price of COPPER is $3.55 per pound, -0.006 (-0.17%).  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,339.10 per troy oz, +16.00 (+0.69%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $47.95 per barrel, -0.17 (-0.35%).  Currently, one-dollar U.S. = 6.54 Chi-Com yuan.   Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.82 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 20.04.
  68. 2020 Wednesday J: President Donald J. Trump continues with more pardons and sentence commutations today, 25 at last count.  Charles Kushner, son-in-law Jared Kushner’s father, friend Roger Stone, former campaign manager Paul Manafort, among others.  Leftist hack and serial abuser of those whom he is investigating- Andrew Weissman- the so-called ‘pit bull’ of Robert S. Mueller III is screeching like a banshee that President Trump is abusing the pardon system.  Wah, wah, wah.  Hopefully, we see you in an orange jumpsuit one day, Mr. Weissman, POS.
  69. 2020 Wednesday K: Here are the numbers for the Super Lotto #3519 with a $17 million jackpot at stake: 01, 12, 15, 23, 33, and 19.  Out 101,365 winning tickets, the highest winners were TWO people who had FIVE numbers for a prize of $18,133 apiece.  Next, here are the numbers for the Powerball Draw #805 with a $321 million jackpot up for grabs: 06, 13, 38, 39, 53, and Power 06.  Out of 108,248 winning tickets, the highest winners were 54 people who had FOUR numbers for a prize of $539 apiece.
  70. 2020 Wednesday L:  Please stick around to discover what the Chi-Coms and all their tools are up to today- you know they are up to something seeing as how they have their Democratic stooges in the U.S. to carry out their orders…

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Following Peter Wolf’s untimely departure from the J. Geils Band, the remaining members- John “J.” Geils (guitars), Seth Justman (keyboards/vocals), Danny Klein (bass/vocals), Stephen Jo Bladd (drums/vocals), and “Magic Dick” (harmonicas/saxophones)- released a final album, “You’re Getting Even While I’m Getting Odd.”  As with any group abandoned by their lead vocalist- a well-known front man for any group- the fire has left the furnace.  Still, it’s an admirable effort and even put one single onto the charts at No. 63- “Concealed Weapons.”  One must wonder had Justman not panned the new songs Wolf brought to the band, if they could have done them and kept the band together?  Ah well, it is what it is. Folks, this is a fine close to a stellar career, one that took a long time to create and then when the band arrived at the pinnacle, it all fell apart.  We hope you will seek this album out and consider adding it to your collection.  We think you will enjoy it as much as we do.

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[i] We promoted the music of the Jefferson Airplane beginning on Tuesday, 05-April-2011 through Sunday, 22-May-2011.  This presentation included the Jefferson Starship, too, of which, the artist was NOT a member.

[ii] We promoted the music of Hot Tuna beginning on Tuesday, 24-April-2012 through Thursday, 23-May-2012.

[iii] We promoted the music of Spooky Tooth, Mott the Hoople, and Widowmaker- among other interconnected bands beginning on Friday, 25-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014.  We hope you will check out this collection of great rock music.  Even the worst albums among them beats the crap out of any bull crap music one hears today.

[iv] We look forward to promoting the music of Aerosmith one day.  We hope within the next 8-10 years.  Remain vigilant.

[v] We promoted the music of King Crimson, one of the greatest prog-rock bands of all time beginning on Monday, 20-October-2014 through Sunday, 21-December-2014.  We hope you will check them out as the remain active to this day.

[vi] We promoted the music of Genesis, as well as of the individual members, beginning on Tuesday, 02-April-2019 through Sunday, 15-September-2019.  We hope you will check them out and enjoy. 

[vii] We promoted the First Annual Lavrentiy Beria Award in 2018 and in 2019, we are working on the Second Annual Lavrentiy Beria Award.  Beria was a scumbag, a murderer, a rapist, someone who did the dirty work of his boss, Josef Stalin, and took extraordinary pride in doing much of it himself.  The award determines who most deserves similar treatment- kidding, folks, just kidding, as what Beria dished out in his heyday, lead to the back of the head in the bowels of the Lubyanka Prison.  This is a humorous award so please do not get your panties in a wad.

[viii] We look forward to promoting the music of the archetypal American rock band, the Beach Boys, sometime within the next five years or so.  Please keep posted for that day.  Thank you.

[ix] If we are still alive and doing the blog in 20 years or so, we hope to get to the infamous Pussy Riot.  You go, girls, you go, keep speaking out against the dictatorial scum trashing your country.

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