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TODAY IN HISTORY—APRIL 07, 2020:
President Jimmy Carter; Vice President William R. King; Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase; California Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young featuring Greg Reeves and Dallas Taylor, the Jefferson Airplane featuring Spencer Dryden, and Jethro Tull featuring Mick Abrahams, Ravi Shankar:
- 30 A.D.: Scholars estimate that today is the day Roman troops crucified Jesus Christ.
- 1118: Pope Celsius II excommunicated Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor.
- 1509: France declares war on Venice.
- 1652: The Dutch establish a settlement at Cape Town, South Africa.
- 1741: Future 9th Supreme Court Justice of the United States- Samuel Chase- is born in Somerset County, Maryland, British North America on this date. A Federalist, President George Washington appointed him to replace 5th Supreme Court Justice John Blair who resigned his office. Justice Chase served 01-27-1796 to 06-19-1811; he died in office.
- 1786: Future Democratic vice president (#13; 03-04-1853 to 04-18-1853 died in office) William R. King, is born on this date.
- 1788: An expedition led by General Rufus Putnam established a settlement at present-day Marietta, Ohio.
- 1795: France adopts the meter as the basic measure of length.
- 1798: An act of Congress creates the Mississippi Territory on this date and named the city of Natchez as the capital.
- 1818: General Andrew Jackson conquers St. Marks, Florida, driving the Seminole Indians into the bush.
- 1831: Dom Pedro abdicates to his son; Dom Pedro II crowned emperor of
- 1862: Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee.
- 1863: During the Civil War, the Battle of Charleston, South Carolina, took place resulting in a failed Federal fleet attack on Fort Sumter.
- 1864: The first camel race in the United States took place in Sacramento, CA.
- 1891: Nebraska introduces 8-hour workday.
- 1902: The Texas Oil Company, Texaco, forms.
- 1915: Jazz singer-songwriter Billie Holiday, aka “Lady Day,” was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1920: Famed sitar player, Ravi Shankar, is born in India on this date.
- 1922: The Teapot Dome Scandal began as Interior Secretary Albert B. Fall signed a secret deal to lease U.S. Navy petroleum reserves to his friends, oilmen Harry F. Sinclair and Edward L. Doheny.
- 1926: Ida Dalser, the Irish wife of Benito Mussolini, Fascist dictator of Italy, broke his nose in an argument, which led him to declare her mentally unstable.
- 1927: The image and voice of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover transmitted live from Washington, D.C., to New York in the first successful demonstration of long-distance television.
- 1930: Construction workers set in place the first steel columns for the Empire State Building on this date and did it with American steel, and not POS Chinese steel.
- 1933: The two Nazi anti-Jewish laws go into effect in Nazi Germany, banning Jews from public service and from working within the legal system. Meanwhile, in the United States, Prohibition ended.
- 1938: Spencer Dryden, the second drummer and the one most associated with The Jefferson Airplane[i], one of the acid rock groups of the 1960’s and 1970’s was born on this date. Elsewhere, future California four-term governor, Jerry Brown, was born on this date.
- 1939: Fascist Italy invaded Albania and annexed the small Balkan nation less than a week later.
- 1940: Booker T. Washington is the first black American to appear on a U.S. postage stamp.
- 1942: German paratroopers begin the heavy assault on the Mediterranean island of Malta, attempting to wrest it from the British defenders.
- 1943: While serving with the Afrika Korps in North Africa, attempted future assassin of Adolf Hitler, Count Claus von Stauffenberg suffers severe injury during a RAF air raid, which would cost him an eye, an arm, and part of his other hand. Meanwhile, in Salzburg, Austria, Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet for an Axis conference during World War II. Finally, future guitarist with Jethro Tull[ii], 1967-1968, Mick Abrahams, is born in England on this date.
- 1948: The Rogers and Hammerstein musical, “South Pacific,” opened on Broadway on this date. Elsewhere, the United Nations’ World Health Organization commenced operations on this date. Elsewhere, future drummer with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young[iii]—Dallas Taylor—was born on this date.
- 1949: The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “South Pacific” opened on Broadway.
- 1953: The U.N. General Assembly ratified Dag Hammarskjold of Sweden as the new secretary-general succeeding Trygve Lie of Norway. Elsewhere, IBM unveiled the IBM 701 Electronic Data Processing Machine, which made it the first commercially available scientific computer produced by the company.
- 1954: President Dwight D. Eisenhower held a news conference in which he spoke of the importance of containing the spread of communism in Indochina, saying, “You have a row of dominoes set up, you knock over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is the certainty that it will go over very quickly.” (This became known as the ‘domino theory,’ although the president did not use that term.
- 1955: Future bassist with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young[iv]—Greg Reeves—was born on this date.
- 1957: The last remaining electric trolley of New York City completed its final journey on this date, running from Queens to Manhattan.
- 1959: A referendum in Oklahoma repealed the state’s ban on alcoholic beverages after being in effect for 51 years.
- 1962: Nearly 1,200 Cuban exiles tried by the Communist Cuban system of justice (a sham) for their role in the Bay of Pigs fiasco, suffered conviction and went to prison for lengthy terms. The disaster was because once Democratic President John F. Kennedy set it in motion, when the going got tough, he failed to support the Cuban freedom fighters and so they died, both on the battlefield and in prison.
- 1963: At the age of 23, Jack Nicklaus became the youngest golfer to win the Masters’ Tournament.
- 1966: The U.S. Navy recovered a hydrogen bomb that the U.S. Air Force had lost in the Mediterranean Sea off Spain following a B-52 crash.
- 1969: The Supreme Court, in Stanley v. Georgia, unanimously struck down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material. Meanwhile, today marks the symbolic birth date of the Internet with the publication of RFC 1.
- 1970: John Wayne won his first and only Oscar for his role in “True Grit.” He had already appeared in more than 200 films, by this point.
- 1978: President Jimmy Carter announced he was deferring development of the neutron bomb, a high-radiation weapon with a low-yield blast. Enemy troops die quickly, the radiation dissipates, and real estate is not destroyed. What’s not to love?
- 1980: President Jimmy Carter breaks off relations with Iran during the Iranian Hostage Crisis.
- 1983: Space shuttle astronauts Story Musgrave and Don Peterson went on the first U.S. spacewalk in almost a decade as they worked in the open cargo bay of Challenger for nearly four hours.
- 1985: The Soviet Union announced a unilateral freeze on medium-range nuclear missiles.
- 1987: Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis for more than 40 years resigns after making racial remarks on NBC’s “Nightline” program.
- 1988: The Soviet Union announces it would begin withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan after a decade of war in its southern neighbor.
- 1994: Civil war erupted in Rwanda between the Patriotic Front rebel group composed of Tutsis and government soldiers composed of Hutus. In the following months, genocide broke out as the Hutu regime slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Tutsis in lopsided violence until the Tutsi rebels eventually threw out the Hutu regime.
- 1998: Mary Bono, the widow of Sonny Bono, won a special election to serve out the remainder of her husband’s congressional term.
- 2000: President Clinton signed the Senior Citizens Freedom to Work act, reversing a Depression-era law, which allowed senior citizens to earn money without losing Social Security retirement benefits.
- 2003: Syracuse won the NCAA basketball tournament with an 81-78 victory over Kansas. Meanwhile, U.S. troops capture Baghdad; two later, the regime of Saddam Hussein imploded.
- 2009: Former Peruvian President, Alberto Fujimori, receives 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces. Meanwhile, Vermont became the fourth state (after Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Iowa) to legalize same-sex marriage.
- 2010: The Kyrgyzstani riots continue as President Kurmanbek Bakiyev reportedly flees the country, the government steps down and protesters control the parliament building.
- 2013: China reports it will open the South China Sea’s Paracel Islands to tourism before the May Day holiday. Vietnam voices strong opposition this move, as ownership of the islands is in dispute. Elsewhere, in Doha, Qatar, hundreds of delegates meet as Qatar pledges $500 million in aid to rebuild Sudan’s Darfur, a region racked by a decade-long conflict.
- 2014: The president of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, makes the first state visit to England as the Irish head of state; his visit matched the one Queen Elizabeth II made to his country in 2011. Elsewhere, pro-Russian activists barricaded inside government buildings in eastern Ukraine proclaimed their regions to be independent and called for a referendum on seceding from Ukraine, an echo of events that had led to Russia’s annexation of the Crimea.
- 2017: California Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown—a Democrat—announced an end to the state’s historic drought emergency imposed in 2014. Meanwhile, as Chinese communist dictator Xi Jinping enjoys dinner with President Donald J. Trump at Mar-a-Lago, the president orders a missile strike against the forces of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad following a chemical weapons attack against civilians comes to light. Finally, the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame inducts the Electric Light Orchestra[v], YES[vi], Joan Baez[vii], Journey[viii], Pearl Jam[ix], and slain rapper Tupac Shakur[x] on this date.
- 2018: In the NHL, expansion team the Las Vegas Knights close the NHL regular season with a 7-1 loss in Calgary; however, the new team first-year record ends with 51 wins which is far better than the last two expansion teams- the Anaheim Ducks and the Florida Panthers who both ended their inaugural seasons (1993-94) with 33 wins each. Meanwhile, laughing at the world yet again, the Syrian air force attacks the city of Duma killing at least 40 civilians and injuring more than 500 with a suspected poison gas attack.
- 2020: Since the World Health Organization seems to be in the tank for communist China, President Donald J. Trump wants to put a hold on any further monies from the United States until Beijing and the WHO account for their actions in the wake of the Wuhan Virus, aka the Kung Flu, aka Wuhan Flu, aka coronavirus crisis. The president also wants to get to the bottom of WHY more black Americans are falling ill to this insidious virus. What did the Chinese engineer in their Wuhan laboratory? Currently, at the time of this posting, there are 1,428,428 confirmed cases around the globe what with 300,198 confirmed recoveries and 82,020 confirmed deaths. Thank you, People’s Republic of China! Meanwhile, in the United States, there are 398,185 confirmed cases with 12,844 confirmed deaths. It would appear that Plaquenil aka hydroxychloroquine is extremely promising so states and locales (ahem, New York state and New York City), allow doctors to prescribe it to their extremely ill patients. What do you have to lose, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill Di Blasio? Nothing! Stop playing politics with the lives of people. Finally, singer-songwriter John Prine dies from COVID-19 at age 73.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0062 a 24” x 36” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “A Little Rustling.” It is among her more beautiful works and is available for sale. You can see much more of her work at her Website, found at beverlycarrick.com, or at the blog’s Facebook page. At her Website, you will see not only more original oil paintings but also lithographs, giclees, prints, miniatures, photographs, and even her award-winning instructional video entitled, “Painting the Southwest with Beverly Carrick.” Beverly has been painting for more than 60 years and known around the world for both the beauty and timelessness of her artworks. Hanging in private and public galleries and followed by many fans encircling the globe—her works instill awe because of her artistic brilliance and personal beauty. We urge you to go to her Website NOW and view her work. It is possible that you will find something you like and will want to buy it for yourself, a friend, a loved one, or a neighbor! You will not be disappointed so please: do yourself a favor and go there IMMEDIATELY! Thank you, the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day!
Beverly Carrick: The World’s Greatest Artist (1927-2012)
ALBUM OF THE DAY AT THE AICPENDBLOG.COM:
On August 11, 2009, Phil Manzanera and 801 released a live album recorded in 1999, “801 Latino,” featuring a superb lineup of all LATINO musicians. Let no one claim that Carlos Santana is the ONLY progenitor of the Latino sound in modern rock-and-roll as Manzanera, the son of a Colombian mother and an English father who spent part of his life in Latin America before relocating to England where the rest is history. Joining him on this effort are Augusto Enriquez and Yamile (vocals); Aldo Lopez Gavilan (keyboards); Chucho Merchán (bass); and Carlos Valdez (drums). Unlike any previous 801 efforts, this one veers hardcore Latino, which makes a superlative album to add to one’s growing collection of wonderful music. Please, use the link we provide you here, so you can go directly to Amazon.com. There, you can pick the CD up in the format, the condition, and the price that rocks your world. We thank you for your patronage.
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[i] We promoted the music of the Jefferson Airplane, the Jefferson Starship, Starship, and of the various bands’ members beginning on Tuesday, 05-April-2011 through Sunday, 22-May-2011. Please look for them and enjoy.
[ii] We expect to do the music of Jethro Tull, Wild Turkey, Ian Anderson, and Paris sometime in the next 5-6 years. We hope you will still be with us.
[iii] We hope to promote the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, as well as of each member’s solo careers along with Crazy Horse within the next 5-7 years. Please remain vigilant for when we do.
[iv] See previous footnote.
[v] We hope to promote the music of the Electric Light Orchestra, the Move, Roy Wood, and Wizzard at some point in the near future. Please stay tuned.
[vi] A lengthy presentation of YES and its individual members will begin at some point within the next 2-3 years. Please stay tuned.
[vii] As to when we will promote the music of this commie folk singer- Joan Baez- we hope to do it sometime in the next 30 years. Please remain alert for the day we do.
[viii] Sadly, we were not as attuned to the sharing of interconnected bands and musicians when we promoted Santana years ago but we do hope we will be able to promote the music of Journey at some point in the nest 10-12 years.
[ix] When we promote the music of Nirvana, we hope to promote the music of Pearl Jam, the Smashing Pumpkins, Hole, and the Stone Temple Pilots, so make sure you remain attentive for the time we do. You will be glad you did.
[x] Tupac Shakur? It could be 40 years before we begin promoting the music of rappers. Please join us every day for that glorious day- you will be glad you did but NO Eminem. Fuck him- he hates his mother.
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