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132. TODAY IN HISTORY—WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2021:
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices James Iredell and Stanley Matthews; U.S. Secretary of State Timothy Pickering; the Faces featuring Ian McLagan, Fairport Convention featuring Martin Lamble, KISS featuring Eric Singer, Mountain featuring Steve Knight, the Rolling Stones featuring Brian Jones and Mick Jagger, and Traffic featuring Steve Winwood:
- 254 Friday: St. Stephen I replaces the 22nd Roman Catholic Pope St. Lucius I as the 23rd vicar of Christ. St. Lucius served from June 25, 253 to March 03, 254. St. Stephen I would serve from today until August 2, 257.
- 1215 Tuesday: English barons serve ultimatum on King John without a country.
- 1733 Tuesday: Maria Theresa becomes the queen of Bohemia in Prague.
- 1780 Friday: During the Revolutionary War, the besieged city of Charleston, South Carolina, surrendered to British forces.
- 1790 Wednesday: The nation’s 6th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice James Iredell takes his place on the nation’s high court on this date. A Federalist, President George Washington nominated Iredell for his position on the court. He served from today until his death on October 20, 1799.
- 1797 Friday: Napoleon I of France conquers the Italian city-state of Venice.
- 1800 Monday: The 3rd U.S. Secretary of State Timothy Pickering left office on this date. A Federalist, he served under President George Washington from December 10, 1795 until today. He belonged to the Federalist Party.
- 1847 Wednesday: William Clayton invented the odometer on this date.
- 1862 Monday: Union troops occupy Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
- 1864 Thursday: The Civil War Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse in Virginia commences on this date.
- 1865 Friday: The last battle of the Civil War takes place at Palmito Ranch, Texas.
- 1870 Thursday: An act creating the Canadian province of Manitoba received royal assent, to take effect in July.
- 1871 Friday: The city of Louisville, Kentucky, initiates segregated streetcars.
- 1881 Thursday: Tunisia becomes a protectorate of France. Elsewhere, the 46th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stanley Matthews assumes his position on the nation’s high court on this date. A Republican, he was nominated by President James A. Garfield to fill the seat of Associate Justice Noah Haynes Swayne’s seat. Matthews served from today until March 22, 1889.
- 1888 Saturday: Charles Sherrill of the Yale track team became the first runner to use the crouching start for a fast break in a foot race.
- 1898 Thursday: Louisiana adopts a new constitution with a grandfathered clause designed to eliminate black voters.
- 1922 Friday: A 20-ton meteor crashed near Blackstone, Virginia.
- 1926 Wednesday: The airship Norge became the first vessel to fly over the North Pole.
- 1928 Saturday: IL Duce, Benito Mussolini ends women’s rights in Fascist Italy.
- 1932 Thursday: Law enforcement authorities discovered the body of Charles Lindbergh Jr.–the kidnapped son of Charles and Anne Lindberg–in a wooded area near Hopewell, New Jersey.
- 1933 Friday: The Federal Emergency Relief Administration undergoes establishment to provide help for the needy and for farmers, too.
- 1935 Sunday: Future keyboardist with the American rock band, Mountain[i]—Steve Knight—was born in New York City on this date.
- 1937 Wednesday: Britain’s King George VI receives the crown at Westminster Abbey; his wife, Elizabeth, took the crown as Queen Consort.
- 1938 Thursday: In Switzerland, Sandoz Laboratories create LSD-25 in the lab from fungus growing on rye.
- 1940 Sunday: The Nazis cross the Meuse River during the Blitzkrieg, driving French Belgian, and British troops before them.
- 1941 Monday: On this date in Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler’s closest ally, Martin Bormann, assumed command of the Nazi Party Chancellery, a post he would hold until May 02, 1945 when he was killed by the Russian attempting to flee Berlin.
- 1942 Tuesday: The Red Army occupies Kharkov and holds it until 1943. Meanwhile, at the mouth of the Mississippi River, a German U-Boat sinks a U.S. cargo ship.
- 1943 Wednesday: During World War II, Axis forces in North Africa surrendered. The two-week Trident Conference, headed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, opened in Washington, D.C.
- 1944 Friday: In Italy, heavy fighting continues to the north of Monte Cassino as the Polish 2nd Corps continues attacking German paratroopers clinging to their positions. No matter what the Allies hurl at the diehard German defenders, they continue throwing it back.
- 1945 Saturday: Ian McLagan of Small Faces[ii] and Faces[iii] fame was born on this date in Hounslow, England. A talented keyboardist and vocalist, too, he performs with his current band, the Bump Band and has performed with other groups, notably, the Rolling Stones[iv] among others.
- 1948 Wednesday: Stevie Winwood, future keyboardist, guitarist, and vocalist with the Spencer Davis Group[v], Traffic, and as a solo artist, was born in Birmingham, England, on this date.
- 1949 Thursday: The Soviet Union lifted the Berlin Blockade, which the Western Powers had succeeded in circumventing with their Berlin Airlift.
- 1950 Friday: The American Bowling Congress abolished its white males-only membership restriction after having it for 34 years. Good for them!
- 1955 Thursday: Chicago Cubs Sam Jones is the first black player to pitch major league no-hitter vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 4-0 win. Meanwhile, in Manhattan, the last elevated rail line- the Third Avenue El- ceased operations.
- 1957 Sunday: A.J. Foyt won his first auto racing victory in Kansas City, MO.
- 1958 Monday: The United States and Canada signed an agreement to create the North American Air Defense Command (later the North American Aerospace Defense Command or NORAD). Elsewhere, future drummer with KISS[vi] (drums/vocals 1991-96 / 2001-02 / 2004-present)— Eric Singer—is born on this date in Cleveland, Ohio.
- 1959 Tuesday: Elizabeth Taylor marries fourth husband, Eddie Fisher.
- 1963 Sunday: Betty Miller became the first woman to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean as she landed her Piper Apache in Brisbane, Australia, having left Oakland, California, on April 30, making three stopovers along the way.
- 1968 Sunday: Brian Jones gives his final performance as a Rolling Stone at Empire Pool, Wembley, London.
- 1969 Monday: Martin Lamble—drummer with the British band, Fairport Convention[vii] (1967-1969)—died in London Borough of Barnet, England, the victim of an automobile accident on this date; he was just 19-years-old.
- 1970 Tuesday: The Senate voted unanimously to confirm Harry A. Blackwell as a Supreme Court Justice. Elsewhere, Ernie Banks of the Chicago Cubs hits his 500th home run.
- 1971 Wednesday: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones[viii] marries Bianca Macias of Nicaragua.
- 1978 Friday: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that they would no longer exclusively name hurricanes after women—why not?
- 1982 Wednesday: In Fatima, Portugal, security guards overpowered a Spanish priest armed with a bayonet who attacked Pope John Paul II. (In 2008, the pope’s longtime private secretary revealed that the Pontiff suffered serious wounds in the assault).
- 1997 Monday: Australian Susie Maroney became the first woman to swim from Cuba to Florida, covering the 118-mile distance in 24.5 hours.
- 2002 Sunday: Jimmy Carter arrived in Cuba, becoming the first U.S. president in or out of office to visit since the 1959 revolution that put communist Fidel Castro into power.
- 2003 Monday: The Texas House ground to a standstill after 51 Democratic lawmakers left the state in a dispute over a Republican congressional redistricting plan. The Dems returned four days later from Oklahoma after killing the bill. The Democrats are the party of obstruction.
- 2008 Monday: A monstrous magnitude 7.9 earthquake in China’s Sichuan province left more than 87,000 people dead or missing. Elsewhere, Irena Sendler credited with saving some 2,500 Jewish children from the Holocaust died in Warsaw, Poland, at age 98. Finally, Cleveland Indians second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera turned the 14th unassisted triple play in major league history during the second game of a double-header against Toronto, which won the match 3-0, in 10 innings.
- 2009 Tuesday: Autoworker John Demjanjuk arrives in Munich, Germany, where he will undergo a new trial to determine if he was a guard at a Nazi death camp during World War II.
- 2010 Wednesday: After new allegations of torture come out, the International Committee of the Red Cross announces that a new secret prison on the U.S. Air Force Base at Baghram, Afghanistan will be closed. Meanwhile, Pyongyang announces it has achieved ‘nuclear fusion’ which causes scientists across the world to scoff at their announcement.
- 2011 Thursday: As NATO continues carrying out airstrikes against the forces of Moammar Gaddafi, some bombs go astray in Tripoli and fall atop the North Korean Embassy in Tripoli. Speaking of Gaddafi, he goes on state television to address the people of his nation for the first time in two weeks.
- 2012 Saturday: New evidence that the Mayans did not believe the end of the world came out in this year when a new piece of the Mayan calendar hits the newsstands. Elsewhere, as tensions grow between the Philippines and communist China, Beijing is forced to deny reports that it has placed its military on a ‘war footing.’ The South China Sea is becoming a potential warzone.
- 2013 Sunday: The World Health Organization announces that the Novel coronavirus 2012[ix], the newly discovered coronavirus, also referred to as Saudi SARS, can undergo transmission from person-to-person contact. Elsewhere, as people celebrate Mother’s Day in New Orleans in a big parade, a gunman opens up on the revelers and wounds at least 19 people.
- 2014 Monday: In the United States, the markets begin to show confidence in the nation’s economy as the stock markets rise and the yield gap increases between two-year and 30-year Treasuries. Meanwhile, scientists expressed concern during a NASA news conference over a pair of studies which said the huge West Antarctic ice sheet was starting a glacially slow collapse in an unstoppable way, a melt that could eventually add 4-to-12 feet to current sea levels.
- 2015 Tuesday: According to Brainy History, a second major earthquake, magnitude 7.3, hits Nepal less than three weeks after a magnitude 7.8-earthquake shook the nation and caused thousands of deaths and injuries; at least 48 people have perished in this second event. Meanwhile, in his first visit to Russia since the Ukraine crisis broke out, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry says he will meet with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.
- 2016 Thursday: Following the vote the previous day in the Brazilian Senate to sideline President Dilma Rousseff, former Vice President Michel Temer becomes interim president until an election can take place. Elsewhere, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has had all he can with ISIS operating next door in Syria and threatens a cross-border invasion to clean the vile vipers out.
- 2017 Friday: Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack that locked up computers and held users’ files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies, and government agencies. Meanwhile, as cases of the Zika virus in Brazil decline, the nation declares an end to the ‘national emergency.’ Elsewhere, Iran produces a show making it appear as though they are some democratic nation: presidential candidates debate tonight on live TV with rivals to current President Hassan Rouhani ripping him to shreds over his economic policies.
- 2018 Saturday: The Ta’ ang National Liberation Army attacks the town of Muse, Myanmar killing 19 civilians and wounding numerous others. Meanwhile, the Palestinians being what they are set ablaze the main border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip at Kerem Shalom leading the Israelis to put out the blaze and then to seal the border to all but the most urgent humanitarian cases. Of course, since this is the one crossing where most goods flowing into the Hamas hellhole flow. Loud wailing and screaming from the Untermensch (and their liberal allies around the world like U.S. Democrats). Ramadan begins in four days which is why the Palestinians are running amok.
- 2019 Sunday: The government of Cuba continues to lie: due to the U.S. ‘embargo’ (remember: every other nation in the world trades with this POS communist hellhole) and hoarding by its people, the government must ration more products including vital foodstuffs such as rice and beans.
- 2020 Tuesday: Due to the Chinese COVID-19 Virus, Democrat governors around the country continue to extend and prolong their stay-at-home orders even though increasing numbers of Americans are beginning to fight back. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi proposes an illegal alien, Pro-Death-friendly $3 trillion Wuhan Virus relief bill which everyone with sense says is “CRAZY!” Here are the Kung Flu COVID-19 statistics for the day (around the planet): 4,233,504 confirmed cases, 289,932 confirmed deaths, and 1,481,314 confirmed recoveries. In the United States, we have 1,399,305 confirmed cases, 83,019 confirmed deaths, and 234,607 confirmed recoveries. In the three states where the AICPENDBLOG.COM has chef-authors, we start with California: 69,715 confirmed cases, 2,802 confirmed deaths, and once again, NO mention of confirmed recoveries. Next, we have Hawaii: 635 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 563 confirmed recoveries. Finally, we have Washington state: 17,330 confirmed cases, 962 confirmed deaths, and like California, NO reports of confirmed recoveries. Democrat governors, we understand you are messing with the statistics so you can continue the lockdown. You reap what you sow. IF you are curious about the numbers in the origin nation of the Chinese Virus, they remain the same as they did two weeks ago.
- 2021 Wednesday: Stick around and discover the truth with us…
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Record companies being what they are frequently try to squeeze more cash out of a band and this is what we have here: “Shine On” by Badfinger, an album that came out on January 17, 1989. This album draws mostly from two of the group’s albums, “Badfinger” and “Wish You Were Here.” You get 12 essential tracks that if you have not yet sought out this band’s music and given it a good listen, well, this is a superb way in which you can do it. We hope you will seek this album out and consider making it a part of your listening day- we think you will be glad you did.
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[i] We began promoting the music of Mountain beginning on Friday, 14-December-2012 through Sunday, 20-January-2013. This also included West, Bruce & Laing but sadly, we overlooked Leslie West’s solo career so please stay tuned for his discography sometime in the next 8-12 years.
[ii] We promoted the music of the Small Faces, Faces, and a bunch more interconnected bands beginning on Tuesday, 22-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014. We encourage everyone to search out the music of the various bands in this collection so you can add them to your growing music collection.
[iii] We began promoting the music of an interconnected group of bands including the Small Faces, Faces, and Rod Stewart beginning on Tuesday, 22-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014. This was a massive undertaking of rock bands and solo artists so we hope you will seek them out and consider adding the music to your album collection.
[iv] 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.
[v] 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.
[vi] We hope to present the music of KISS sometime in the late 2020s.
[vii] Not clear as to when we present the music of the Fairport Convention and of Richard Thompson, their famed guitarist but we sure as heck hope we do within the next decade.
[viii] See earlier footnote.
[ix] In late 2019- early 2020, the World Health Organization says the COVID-19 strain of this Chinese-engineered POS disease was NOT transmissible between human beings…until it was.
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