324. TODAY IN HISTORY—THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2020

T. 1942 Thursday: During World War II, the Russians launched their offensive against the Germans along the Don Front—this would lead to the debacle at Stalingrad and the loss of the German Sixth Army. The battle inside Stalingrad would end as the Red Army began attacking Rumanian, Italian, and Hungarian positions north of Stalingrad. The thunderous boom of massed artillery pieces was devastating and many Rumanian troops were killed as their bunkers caved in atop them. Others began withdrawing for their lives as masses of tanks and infantry began attacking their positions. Operation Uranus was off to a good start.

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324. TODAY IN HISTORY—THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2020:

President James A. Garfield; Vice President Richard M. Johnson; U.S. Secretary of War William Crowninshield Endicott; U.S. Secretary of Defense James R. Schlesinger; U.S. Senator Pat Roberts; Apollo 12; Badfinger featuring Tom Evans, Guns ‘n’ Roses featuring Matt Sorum, Humble Pie featuring Greg Ridley, King Crimson featuring Andy McCulloch, and the Mothers of Invention featuring Ray Collins:

  1. 461 Monday: St. Hilary begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
  2. 498 Friday: Anastasias II ends his reign as Catholic Pope.
  3. 1620 Monday: The Mayflower arrives at Cape Cod and begins the exploration of the coast.
  4. 1700 Wednesday: At the Battle of Narva, troops under Swedish King Karel II beat the Russians.
  5. 1794 Monday: The United States and Britain signed Jay’s Treaty, which resolved some issues left over from the Revolutionary War.
  6. 1826 Saturday: In Salem, Massachusetts, the 36th U.S. Secretary of War William Crowninshield Endicott is born.  A future Democrat, he would serve under President Grover Cleveland from 03-05-1885 to 03-05-1889.
  7. 1831 Friday: The 20th president of the United States, James A. Garfield, was born in Orange Township, Ohio.
  8. 1850 Monday: Carolyn Ingraham became the first woman to whom an insurance company issued a life insurance policy.  A 36-year-old woman, she bought the policy in Madison, N.J.  Elsewhere, former Democrat and ninth vice-president of the United States, 1837-1841, Richard M. Johnson—died on this date.  
  9. 1863 Wednesday: President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battle in Pennsylvania.
  10. 1887 Friday: American poet Emma Lazarus, who had written “The New Colossus,” to help raise money for the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal, died in New York at age 38.
  11. 1893 Saturday: The Sunday edition of the New York World published the first newspaper color supplement on this date.
  12. 1895 Monday: Frederick E. Blaisdell received a patent for his ‘paper pencil’ on this date.
  13. 1903 Thursday: Carrie Nation attempts to address the United States Senate.
  14. 1915 Friday: Labor activist Joe Hill was executed by firing squad in Utah for the murders of Salt Lake City grocer John Morrison and his son, Arling.  In 1969 at the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, Joan Baez would sing a song for this POS.
  15. 1919 Wednesday: The Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles by a vote of 55 for, 39 against, short of the two-thirds majority needed for ratification. 
  16. 1928 Monday: For the first time in the history of Time magazine, its front cover appeared in color with the subject depicted on the cover being Japan’s Emperor Hirohito.
  17. 1936 Thursday: Ray Collins—future percussionist/drummer with the rock band, the Mothers of Invention[i], 1964-1968—is born on this date.
  18. 1940 Tuesday: Belgium King Leopold III visits Adolf Hitler, hoping to strike some sort of deal with him.
  19. 1941 Wednesday: On the Eastern Front, German forces are fighting pitched battles to capture the town of Klin on the outskirts of Moscow.  Adolf Hitler continues urging his generals to go against their better judgment and continue Operation Typhoon through to the successful capture of the Soviet Union’s capital city.  Meanwhile, Russian reinforcements continue arriving from Central Asia and the Far East.
  20. 1942 Thursday: During World War II, the Russians launched their offensive against the Germans along the Don Front—this would lead to the debacle at Stalingrad and the loss of the German Sixth Army.   The battle inside Stalingrad would end as the Red Army began attacking Rumanian, Italian, and Hungarian positions north of Stalingrad.  The thunderous boom of massed artillery pieces was devastating and many Rumanian troops were killed as their bunkers caved in atop them.  Others began withdrawing for their lives as masses of tanks and infantry began attacking their positions.  Operation Uranus was off to a good start.
  21. 1945 Monday: Future drummer with King Crimson[ii]—Andy McCulloch—is born on this date.
  22. 1950 Sunday: U.S. Five-Star General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the Supreme Commander of NATO in Europe.   
  23. 1954 Friday: Two automatic toll collectors went into service on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.
  24. 1959 Thursday: Ford Motor Company announced it was halting production of the unpopular Edsel. 
  25. 1960 Saturday: Future drummer with the heavy-rock drug band, Guns’ N’ Roses[iii]– Matt Sorum (drums 1990-1997)- is born in Venice, California, on this date.
  26. 1969 Wednesday: Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made the second manned landing on the moon and become the third and fourth men to walk on Earth’s satellite.
  27. 1970 Thursday: Hafiz al-Assad seized power in the Middle Eastern nation of Syria on today’s date.
  28. 1975 Wednesday: The 12th U.S. Secretary of Defense James R. Schlesinger left office on this date.  A Republican, he served under Presidents Richard M. Nixon, and Gerald R. Ford from 07-02-1973 to 11-19-1975.
  29. 1976 Friday: Heiress Patricia Hearst leaves jail after the Hearst family paid her $15 million bail.    
  30. 1977 Saturday: Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to visit the state of Israel.  Libya drops diplomatic relations with Egypt.
  31. 1979 Monday: Pitcher Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros became baseball’s highest-paid player at the time by signing a four-year contract worth $4.5 million.
  32. 1981 Thursday: U.S. Steel agreed to pay $6.3 million for Marathon Oil.  
  33. 1983 Saturday: Tom Evans—bassist/vocalist with the British rock band, Badfinger[iv], took his own life on this date.
  34. 1984 Monday: Twenty-year-old Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets became the youngest major league pitcher to become Rookie of the Year in the National League.  Elsewhere, some 500-people died in a firestorm set off by a series of explosions at a petroleum storage plant on the edge of Mexico City.
  35. 1985 Tuesday: President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev met for the first time as they began their summit in Geneva, Switzerland.
  36. 1990 Monday: Grammy music authorities stripped pop duo Milli Vanilli of their Grammy Award because other singers had lent their voices to the “Girl You Know It’s True” album.  Meanwhile, Iraqi thug-dictator Saddam Hussein announces he will free all German hostages.  Finally, NATO and the Warsaw Pact signed a treaty of nonaggression.
  37. 1994 Saturday: The UN Security Council authorized NATO to bomb rebel Serb forces striking from neighboring Croatia against Muslim targets within the crumbling Yugoslavia.
  38. 1995 Sunday: An Islamist blasts his way into the Egyptian Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing 16 personnel.   Meanwhile, in Poland, President Lech Walesa lost his reelection bid.
  39. 1997 Wednesday: In Carlisle, Iowa, Bobbi McCaughey gave birth to septuplets, only the second-known case in which ALL seven of the babies were born alive.
  40. 1998 Thursday: The impeachment inquiry of President Bill Clinton commenced on this date.  Elsewhere, Vincent van Gogh’s “Portrait of the Artist Without Beard” sold at auction for more than $71 million.
  41. 1999 Friday: U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, Republican, entered the world’s greatest deliberative body on this date representing his home state of Kansas.  He is still there as of 2020.
  42. 2001 Monday: President George W. Bush signed the most comprehensive air security bill in U.S. history.
  43. 2002 Tuesday: The U.S. government completed its takeover of security at 424 airports nationwide on this date.  Elsewhere, the oil tanker Prestige broke into two pieces and sank off northwest Spain.  The tanker hemorrhaged about 2 million gallons of fuel oil when it ruptured on November 13 as it was being towed 150 miles out to sea.
  44.  2003 Wednesday: Greg Ridley, bassist of Spooky Tooth[v] and Humble Pie[vi] died from complications from pneumonia; he was 56 years old.  
  45. 2006 Sunday: British authorities said they were investigating the apparent poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB agent who had been critical of the Russian government.  The poor bastard died in London four days later of polonium poisoning, a poison used by Russian intelligence to off dissidents.   
  46. 2008 Wednesday: Claudia Castillo has a successful trachea transplant from a stem cell-created organ.  In California, the state’s supreme court announces it will review the legality of Proposition 8, the ballot measure that made illegal homosexual marriages.  A vast majority of California’s voters voted in favor of the proposition but leave it to the left-wing courts first to ‘review it’ and then ‘overturn it.’  Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell below 8,000 for the first time since 2003.
  47. 2009 Thursday: New figures show that 14-percent of homeowners or 7.4 million households in the United States have fallen behind in their mortgage payments or are in default, exactly as the Democratic Party planned when they allowed people to buy homes that never should have had the opportunity to do so because of their financial status.  Yet, the mortgages were packaged and sold as derivatives further causing the economic system of the United States irreparable damage.
  48. 2010 Friday: At a global conference, many nations urge lower fishing rates on the Atlantic Bluefin tuna; major fishing nations discuss quota limits on the critically endangered fish in Paris.  
  49. 2011 Saturday: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of Muammar Gaddafi, undergoes capture in Libya; the International Criminal Court will try him for crimes against humanity. 
  50. 2012 Monday: Burmese President Thein Sein and National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi meet U.S. President Barack Obama, the country’s first visit from a sitting U.S. president.   Meanwhile, the Israelis continue pounding the Gaza Strip after Palestinians attempts to storm the border wall.  At least 116 Palestinians are dead and countless others wounded.  If only the Palestinians had a better government, one willing to work with Israel instead of attacking it.  Elsewhere, France pulls it last remaining unit in Afghanistan to Kabul in preparation for withdrawal.
  51. 2013 Tuesday: The Library of Congress commemorate the 150th Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s ‘Gettysburg Address’–considered one of the greatest political speeches in U.S. history–at the historical site of the battle.  Meanwhile, in Iraq, dozens are killed and scores more injured as ISIS carries out a wave of suicide bombings and attacks.  Wipe ‘em out, Iraqis, wipe ‘em out.  Finally, a suicide bombing outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, kills at least 23 people and wounds scores of others. 
  52. 2014 Wednesday: A second round of heavy snow hits the Northeastern part of the nation with the bulk of it accumulating around Buffalo, New York, with snowfall hitting five feet or more.  Seven people lost their lives and numerous travelers find themselves stranded.   In the UK, the Daily Mail breaks the story of one of its medical students- a jihadi-involved in beheading videos for ISIS.  Light ‘em up.
  53. 2015 Thursday: In the second Democratic Primary Debate, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Bernie Sanders, and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley argue about Wall Street and foreign policy.  Meanwhile, a U.S. Justice Department report says that ‘black Americans experience more use of nonlethal force by the police.’
  54. 2016 Saturday: After severely criticizing Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, former governor and GOP 2012 presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, went to meet with Trump and with Mike Pence, the vice-president elect.   It is interesting to note that Mittens[vii] wanted to be secretary of state.  Wow.  Not a lick of shame.      
  55. 2017 Sunday: Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader behind the gruesome murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles in 1969, died in a Bakersfield hospital at the age of 83 after nearly a half century in prison.    
  56. 2018 Monday: A California judge halts President Trump’s new asylum ban while U.S. troops stationed along the southern border between the U.S. and Mexico begin withdrawing.  The ‘ever-reliable’ CNN reports that President Trump authorized U.S. troops to employ deadly force against illegal aliens trying to storm across the nation’s border.’  We don’t believe this; however, in some cases, we believe it sure as heck should be used.
  57. 2019 Tuesday: In the ongoing impeachment hearings under Adam Schiff, the Democratic chairman of the House Intel Committee, two witnesses appear, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, member of the National Security Council and Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, appeared in the first round of questioning early in the day.  In the afternoon session, former special envoy to the Ukraine Ambassador Kurt Volker and former NSC member Tim Morrison sat before members of the committee.  These four witnesses all bashed President Trump but when asked to provide evidence of an impeachable offense, NONE could name one, much to the frustration of “Lying” Adam Schiff and his fellow Trump-hating Democrats.          
  58. 2020 Thursday:  The legal team of President Donald J. Trump went before the assembled news media cameras and microphones and laid out their preliminary case as to how the Canadian voting system, Dominion Voting Systems, was used across the nation to corrupt the national presidential election via an hidden network of foreign election-stealing software, counting systems, and how easy it is for the system’s workers as well as those on the ground where the elections occur to throw them in any direction the ‘winners’ want them thrown  This threatens the United States in ways heretofore unseen or imagined because Democrats claim they don’t want ‘foreign interference in our elections’ yet they are in bed with Xi Jinping and the Chi-Coms as well as the Russians and other nefarious globalist Deep State actors.  If anything, Canada had better come clean as if Trump prevails, we will have to punish the Canucks in ways they have never been punished.  Moreover, we now know HOW the Democrats flipped many House seats- especially in the Golden State- back in 2018, the time when California began using the Dominion Voting System.   Meanwhile, two House Republicans call for an investigation into the 2020 Elections.
  59. 2020 Thursday A:  That POS ;Judge Emmet G. Sullivan orders the U.S. to stop expelling unaccompanied illegal alien brats on the southern border.  We say, “Continue expelling them.”   Another loser- John Bolton- says, ‘Trump’s enemies list will lead to more firings.’  Well, John, there are many people who must be fired, especially if they are scumbags such as you.      
  60. 2020 Thursday B: Tonight’s Thursday Night Football game: (1) Arizona Cardinals (6-3) @ Seattle Seahawks (6-3) 5:20 P.M.   The Seahawks won 28-21 putting their record to 7-3 while Arizona dropped to 6-4.       
  61. 2020 Thursday C: Folks, here are the numbers for the Xi Jinping Yellow Fever, Chi-Com Virus, the Wuhan Horseshoe Bat Flu- Pelosi Pox:  Here are the statistics for the planet as a whole: 56,435,244 confirmed cases, +411,114, 1,352,755, confirmed deaths, +7,136, and 36,291,080 confirmed recoveries, +321,840.  Next, here are the stats for the United States, the intended target of the Chinese-engineered Wuhan Virus pandemic: 11,760,051 confirmed cases, UP 213,818 from yesterday’s reporting, 255,496 confirmed deaths, UP 2,073, and 6,123,941 confirmed recoveries, UP 27,943.  Here are the stats for Israel now that Mo is living there: 327,049 confirmed cases, 2,742 confirmed deaths, and 315,930 confirmed recoveries.
  62. 2020 Thursday D: Next, in the three states in which, the world-famous, anti-communist American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 1,069,316 confirmed cases, 18,466 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 16,817 confirmed cases, 223 confirmed deaths, and as of last week, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for leftist-Marxist-socialist hellhole of Washington: 142,511 confirmed cases, 2,704 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Let’s look at one other state: Iowa- currently, they have 198,674 confirmed cases, 2,102 confirmed deaths, and 112,778 confirmed recoveries- thanks for your honest reporting.
  63. 2020 Thursday E: We had an UP day in the markets today.  Here are the stats for today’s Stock Market closes: first the DOW Jones Industrial Average, 29,483.23, UP 44.81 points (+0.15%).  Next, here are the stats for the NASDAQ:  11,904.71, UP 103.11 points (+0.87%).  Finally, here are the numbers for the S&P 500: 3,581.87, UP 14.08 points (+0.39%).  Price of GOLD: $1,860.20 per troy oz., -1.30 (-0.07%)  Here is the price of SILVER: $23.98 per troy oz., -0.063 (-0.26%).  Price of PLATINUM: $954.20 per troy oz., +2.70 (+0.28%).  Price of PALLADIUM: $2,336.50 per troy oz., -17.50 (-0.74%).  Here is the price of COPPER: $3.21 per #, +0.0035 (+0.11%).   Price of Light Sweet Crude Oil per barrel: $41.62, -0.12 (-0.29%).  Today, one-dollar U.S. = 6.58 PRC yuan whereas one U.S. greenback = 0.84 euros.  Conversely, one-dollar U.S. = 28.51 Taiwanese dollars.   We are going to add the Canadian dollar to our currency count, seeing as how they are among the chief reasons the 2020 presidential election is in flux now, thanks to Dominion Voting Systems corruption:  one Canuck dollar = $1.31 compared with a U.S. greenback.  Shame on them.  Meanwhile, jobless claims last week increased to 792,000 first-time jobless claims.
  64. 2020 Thursday F: We learn that IF “Pro-China Joe” Biden should ‘win’ the 2020 Presidential Election, he will return U.S.-Cuban relations to 2016.  Even after these scumbags have attacked our embassy personnel, the communist-lover Joe Biden will sell out our country’s interests and the interests of the Cuban-American population so he can favor yet another communist crap hole country.  Elsewhere, the Trump administration will NOT brief “Pro-China Joe” Biden’s transition team on the distribution plan for the Chi-Vi vaccine lest he- in our view- share the information with the Chi-Coms in Beijing.  

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Foreigner released their next ‘best of’ compilation “Complete Greatest Hits” on December 12, 2002, just in time for holiday shopping as who doesn’t enjoy some hot rock and roll music in one’s Christmas stocking- that’s right, we still celebrate CHRISTMAS!  This one runs close to 75 minutes with 20 BIG HITS and BLAZING ALBUM TRACKS all in one place.  If you want to remind your ears as to how great this music was, this is a phenomenal way in which to do it and if you have some punk-assed brat in your family grooving to Adam Levine, Maroon Five, and picking its genderless nose, rip the earbuds out of their ears, put this one on turntable (wax is best and besides, “Pro-China Joe” Biden swears you should leave the record player on for the kids at night) and turn the VOLUME UP.  They will toss Maroon Five into the garbage within minutes.  Please, seek it out and add it to your collection- you’re gonna love it.  

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[i] We began presenting the music of the Mothers of Invention and of Frank Zappa beginning on Monday, 21-January-2013 and concluded the presentation on Monday, 13-May-2013.  Please seek them out, we believe you will enjoy the music of this famed man and his band.

[ii] We presented the music of this British prog-rock band, the amazing King Crimson, beginning on Monday, 20-October-2014 through Sunday, 21-December-2014.  We hope you will check them out and add them to your collection.

[iii] Not sure when Guns ‘n’ Roses is coming but we hope we will still be alive and will get around to sharing them with the world.

[iv] We should have shared the music of Badfinger at the time we promoted that of the Beatles but guess what?  We flipping failed just as we failed to promote the music of Thunderclap Newman at the same time we did the Who.  One day, we sure as heck will so please remain vigilant.

[v] 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.

[vi] We promoted the music of this venerable British rock star as part of a series of interconnected bands beginning on Tuesday, 22-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014.  This included the Small Faces, Faces, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Jeff Beck, Steve Marriott, Humble Pie, and other interconnected parts.  We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.

[vii] Many of the conservative members of the AICP-END Blogs supported Mitt Romney when he ran for the presidency in 2012 but since 2016 have wished we could withdraw our votes and have given them to someone else.  The world of politics produces numerous sleaze-balls but Mitt Romney takes the ever-loving, flipping cake.  None of us will ever vote for this POS again.

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