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TODAY IN HISTORY—MAY 22, 2020:
National Maritime Day and Harvey Milk Day (California)
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Forrestal; U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski; Argent featuring John Grimaldi, Elton John (band) featuring lyricist Bernie Taupin, and Fats Domino:
- 334 B.C. At the Battle of the Granicus, the army of Alexander the Great defeats the combined armies of Persian ruler Darius III.
- 760: Ground observers report the 14th recorded perihelion passage of Haley’s Comet on this date.
- 1176: Near the Syrian town of Aleppo, assassins attempt to murder the great Saladin.
- 1370: The citizens of Brussels, Belgium, begin the expulsion of their Jewish citizens massacring those that will not depart.
- 1377: Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe.
- 1458: In the opening battle of England’s 30-year War of the Roses, Richard of York takes St. Albans and captures King Henry VI.
- 1746: Czarist Russia and Austria sign a treaty of cooperation and peace.
- 1761: The first life insurance policy in North America emanates from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1762: Sweden and East Prussia sign a treaty of peace.
- 1807: Former Vice President Aaron Burr goes on trial for treason; however, a jury ends up acquitting him.
- 1819: The first steam-powered vessel to cross the Atlantic, Savannah, leaves its namesake city in Georgia for Great Britain.
- 1841: Henry Kennedy received a patent for the first reclining chair.
- 1849: Abraham Lincoln receives a patent (the only U.S. president to do so) for a device to lift a boat over shoals and obstructions.
- 1860: The United States and Japan exchanged ratifications of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce during a ceremony in, Washington D.C.
- 1863: The U.S. Department of War establishes the Bureau of Colored Troops. Meanwhile, Union General Ulysses S. Grant begins the siege of Vicksburg.
- 1868: Near Marshfield, Ind., the “Great Train Robbery” occurred. The seven members of the Reno gang stole $96,000 in cash, gold, and bonds.
- 1872: The Amnesty Act restores civil rights to all Southerners except for 500 deemed to be responsible for the Civil War.
- 1892: Dr. Washington Sheffield invented the toothpaste tube.
- 1900: The Associated Press, a non-profit news cooperative, undergoes formation in New York City. Elsewhere, Edwin S. Votey received a patent for the pianola (a pneumatic piano player). One could attach it to any piano.
- 1906: The Wright Brothers file for a patent on their airplane invention.
- 1913: The American Cancer Society undergoes founding in New York by a group of doctors and business leaders under its original name, the American Society for the Control of Cancer.
- 1915: Lassen Peak in northern California erupts with a powerful force. It is the only mountain other than Mt. St. Helens to erupt in the continental U.S. during the 20th
- 1931: Canned rattlesnake meat goes on sale in the state of Florida.
- 1933: George MacKay is the first individual who reportedly sees the Loch Ness Monster.
- 1935: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appeared before Congress to explain his decision to veto a bill that would have allowed World War I veterans to cash in bonus certificates before their 1945 due date.
- 1939: The foreign ministers of Germany and Italy, Joachim von Ribbentrop and Galezzo Ciano, singed a “Pact of Steel” committing the two countries to a military alliance.
- 1940: As France continues to fight the Nazis, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes a quick flight to Paris to confer with General Maxim Weygand to find a way to save the city from ruin.
- 1941: British troops attack Baghdad, Iraq, to rid it of its pro-Axis government.
- 1942: Mexico declares war on both Germany and Japan.
- 1945: During World War II, the U.S. 6th Marine Division reaches the outskirts of Naha on Okinawa on this date facing stiff Japanese resistance.
- 1947: The Truman Doctrine undergoes enactment as Congress appropriated military and economic aid for Greece and Turkey.
- 1949: In Bethesda, Maryland, the former 1stS. Secretary of Defense James Forrestal died at the age of 57. A Democrat, he served under President Harry S. Truman from 09-17-1947 to 03-28-1949.
- 1950: Bernie Taupin, long-time songwriting partner with Elton John[i] was born in England on this date.
- 1955: In Bridgeport, Connecticut, police stopped a scheduled dance headlined by Fats Domino[ii] ‘because rock-and-roll dances might be featured.’ Elsewhere, future keyboardist with the British rock band, Argent[iii]—John Grimaldi—is born on this date.
- 1957: In Ketchikan Territory, Alaska, future GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski is born. She would enter the U.S. Senate on 12-20-2002 and is still serving the people of her state.
- 1959: Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. becomes the first black Major General in the United States Air Force.
- 1960: An earthquake of magnitude 9.5, the strongest ever measured, struck southern Chile, claiming some 1,655 lives.
- 1962: Continental Airlines Flight 11, en route from Chicago to Kansas City, crashed after a bomb apparently brought aboard by a passenger exploded, killing all 45 occupants of the Boeing 707.
- 1964: Speaking at the University of Michigan, President Lyndon Baines Johnson presents his plan for the Great Society. He said that his plan “rests on abundance and liberty for all” and “demands an end to poverty and racial injustice.”
- 1967: “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” premiered on CBS-TV.
- 1968: The nuclear-powered submarine USS Scorpion, with 99 men aboard sank in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Navy searchers eventually discovered the remains of the submarine on the ocean floor 400 miles southwest of the Azores.
- 1969: The lunar module of Apollo 10, with Thomas P. Stafford and Eugene Cernan aboard, flew within nine miles of the moon’s surface in a dress rehearsal for the first lunar landing.
- 1971: Heavyweight boxer Ron Lyle improves his pro-boxing record to 2-0 with his first KO of an opponent, this one in Round 5 of a scheduled 6-round bout, over Art Miller.
- 1972: President Richard M. Nixon began a visit to the Soviet Union, during which he and Kremlin leaders signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
- 1977: Janet Guthrie set the fastest time of the second weekend of qualifying, becoming the first woman to earn a starting spot in the Indianapolis 500 since its inception in 1911.
- 1992: After a reign lasting nearly 30 years, Johnny Carson hosted NBC’s “Tonight Show” for the last time.
- 1993: In their heavyweight boxing match, Riddick Bowe scores a technical knockout of opponent, Jesse Ferguson, in the second round to retain the WBA title.
- 1998: A federal judge said that Secret Service agents could be compelled to testify before a grand jury in the Monica Lewinsky investigation concerning President Bill Clinton.
- 2002: In Birmingham, AL, a jury convicted former Ku Klux Klansman Bobby Frank Cherry of murder in the 1963 church bombing that murdered four black girls.
- 2004: In the Stanley Cup Finals, the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Calgary Flames 4 games to 3. Elsewhere, at the 57th Cannes Film Festival, notoriously obese left-wing agitator and film director Michael Moore wins the Palme D’Or award for his documentary, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” the first documentary to win the coveted award. Good for you, chubby!
- 2006: Voting results continue rolling in demonstrating that the citizens of Montenegro by a margin of 55.4% want to bolt the Serbian-Montenegro Union thus becoming an independent nation.
- 2012: The first African American to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland- Wesley Brown- dies at age 85. God bless him!
- 2013 Wednesday: Ibrahim Todashev, a suspect under FBI questioning in Orlando, Florida, for his connections to the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, is shot dead after attacking an agent during questioning. Meanwhile, UK soldier Lee Rigby, member of the Fusiliers is nearly beheaded in the streets of London near the Royal Army Barracks by two members of the so-called “Religion of Peace”: jihadists by the name of Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale. Kill them.
- 2014 Thursday: Prayuth Chan-ocha becomes the interim leader of Thailand in a military coup; the military has thrown out part of the constitution, imposed a curfew, and placed media and Internet communication under its control.
- 2015 Friday: Construction workers working near Wembley Stadium in England find an unexploded bomb dating to the Battle of Britain. All people around the area underwent evacuation and bomb specialists safely defused the old German bomb and removed it for disposal. Meanwhile, in a shocking turn of events, Ireland becomes the first nation in the world to legalize homosexual marriage by popular vote. WTF?
- 2016: President Barack Hussein Obama arrives in Vietnam for a 3-day tour.
- 2017: In Manchester, UK, members of the so-called “Religion of Peace,” Islam, carry out a massive suicide bombing following an Arianna Grande concert that kills 22 and injures another 59. What is wrong with these people?
- 2018: In Brussels, members of the European Parliament question Facebook founder and boy wonder Mark Zuckerberg over lack of privacy for its members. Zuck manages to keep them at bay but everyone knows Facebook siphons every last bit of information about its users that it can.
- 2019: In Jakarta, Indonesia, violent protests break out against the re-election of President Joko Widodo, killing 6 people and wounding at least another 200. Meanwhile, pro-Third World U.N. General Assembly votes to condemn British ‘occupation’ of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean, demanding the former colonial power allow the islands to reunite with nearby Mauritius.
- 2020 Friday: President Trump tells the governors of all 50 states to open the churches this weekend or they will have to deal with him. God bless, you, Mr. President. Meanwhile, here are the Wuhan Virus statistics for the day, beginning with the planet: 5,205,900 confirmed cases, 337,572 confirmed deaths, and 2,054,125 confirmed recoveries. In the U.S., these are our statistics (thanks to communist China): 1,634,991 confirmed cases, 96,329 confirmed deaths, and 313,431 confirmed recoveries. In the three states in which, the American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day has chef-authors, California, Hawaii, and Washington, here are the stats, California first: 88,444 confirmed cases, 3,630 confirmed deaths, and 0 confirmed recoveries since Gov. Gavin Newsom won’t release them. Next, here they are for Hawaii: 647 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 579 confirmed recoveries. Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 19,117 confirmed cases, 1,044 confirmed deaths, and 0 confirmed recoveries since the slope-headed, moronic Governor Jay Inslee won’t release them either which tells you the CHINESE VIRUS is about politics.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0107 an 8” x 10” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “How Do You Do?” 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!
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[i] We will be presenting Elton John’s music at some point.
[ii] Not sure when we will begin promoting the music of Fats Domino but you can be sure we will as this guy remains one of the great rockers of all time. Please stay tuned for further information.
[iii] We promoted the music of the Zombies, Argent, Rod Argent, and Colin Blunstone beginning on Monday, 28-October-2019 through Sunday, 05-January-2020. Please, check them out.
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