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TODAY IN HISTORY—JUNE 30, 2020:
Last Day of Stay-at-Home Orders (New Mexico)
Presidents Warren G. Harding and William Howard Taft; Vice President William A. Wheeler; Heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, Dire Straits featuring Hal Lindes, and Little River Band featuring Glenn Shorrock:
- 296: St. Marcellinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 1294: The city of Berne, Switzerland, expels its Jewish population.
- 1520: Spanish Conquistadors under the command of Hernando Cortez take Aztec gold from their temples in Mexico City as they attempt to flee from the increasingly hostile Aztec people. Known as “La Noche Triste,” aka “The Sad Night,” numerous conquistadors lose their lives as they attempt to cross various bodies of water in the city loaded down with Aztec treasure. During the battle, Montezuma II, ruler of the Aztecs, is murdered by the Spaniards.
- 1815: U.S. Naval hero Stephen Decatur puts an end to attacks by Algerian pirates in the Mediterranean Sea.
- 1819: The future 19th vice president of the United States, 1877-1881, Republican William A. Wheeler—is born on this date.
- 1841: The Erie Railroad rolled out its first passenger train.
- 1859: French acrobat Charles Blondin walked back and forth on a tightrope above the gorge of Niagara Falls as thousands of spectators watched.
- 1864: President Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for siding with the Union during the Civil War.
- 1865: Eight reported co-conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, including Mary Surratt and Dr. Samuel Mudd, underwent conviction in a military commission of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth. Four defendants, including Surratt, went to the gallows while Dr. Mudd received life in prison. However, President Andrew Johnson pardoned him in 1869.
- 1876: Serbia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
- 1882: In Washington DC, convicted assassin of President James A. Garfield, Charles J. Guiteau meets the hangman.
- 1886: Arturo Toscanini, a 19-year-old cellist, made his legendary conducting debut as he stepped in a as a last-minute substitute to lead the orchestra of an Italian touring company’s performance of the Verdi opera, “Aida” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- 1906: John Hope becomes the first black president of Morehouse College. Meanwhile, the U.S. Congress passes the Meat Inspection and Pure Food and Drug Acts.
- 1908: The Tunguska Event took place in Russia as an asteroid (or UFO, according to some theorists) exploded above Siberia, leaving 800 square miles of scorched or blown-down trees.
- 1910: Czarist Russia absorbs neighboring Finland.
- 1912: Canada’s deadliest tornado on record occurred as a cyclone stuck Regina, the provincial capital of Saskatchewan, killing 28 people.
- 1913: The opening salvos of the Second Balkan War erupt.
- 1918: Labor activist and socialist Eugene V. Debs underwent arrest in Cleveland, charged under the Espionage Act of 1917 for a speech the communist made two weeks earlier in which, he denounced U.S. involvement in World War I. A court sentenced him to prison and he was disenfranchised for LIFE. This is what should happen to ALL American communists, imprisonment, and loss of voting rights.
- 1921: President Warren G. Harding nominated former President William Howard Taft to be chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, succeeding the late Edward Douglas White.
- 1922: Irish rebels in London assassinate Sir Henry Wilson, the British deputy for Northern Ireland.
- 1934: Adolf Hitler carried out his “blood purge” of political and military rivals in Germany in what came to be known as the “Night of the Long Knives.” Meanwhile, in the NFL, the Portsmouth Spartans become the Detroit Lions.
- 1936: Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia appeals to the League of Nations to stop the Fascist Italian invasion of his nation. Elsewhere, Margaret Mitchell’s book, “Gone with the Wind” underwent first publication.
- 1941: During the Nazi drive into the Soviet Union, a pro-Nazi group declares the independence of the Ukraine. Meanwhile, the Allies total 61 U-Boats sunk for the month of June, resulting in a loss of 310,000 tons.
- 1944: Future longtime vocalist for the Australian rock band, the Little River Band[i]– Glenn Shorrock- is born in Chatham, Kent, Great Britain on this date.
- 1949: “The Missouri Waltz” became the official state song of Missouri on this date.
- 1950: President Harry S. Truman ordered U.S. troops into Korea and authorized the draft.
- 1953: The first Chevrolet Corvette, with its innovative fiberglass body, was built at a General Motors assembly facility in Flint, Michigan. Elsewhere, Hal Lindes who would be a guitarist with Dire Straits[ii] 1980-85—the British band—was born in California on this date.
- 1957: The American occupation headquarters in Japan dissolved.
- 1958: The U.S. Senate passed the Alaska statehood bill by a vote of 64-20.
- 1960: The former Belgium Congo declares itself independent and renames itself “Zaire.”
- 1962: After the Algerian War, the French Foreign Legion leaves for better environs. Elsewhere, Major League Baseball pitcher Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitched his first no-hitter in a game with the New York Mets on this date.
- 1963: Pope Paul VI was crowned the 262nd head of the Roman Catholic Church.
- 1965: The NFL grants Atlanta a franchise, the Atlanta Falcons.
- 1966: Future heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson, was born in New York City on this date in history. Elsewhere, the nation’s largest feminist organization—the National Organization for Women aka NOW (or as Rush Limbaugh calls them: NAGS—National Organization of Gals) undergoes founding.
- 1971: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that the federal government could NOT prevent the Washington Post (WAPO) or the New York Times from publishing the purloined Pentagon Papers. Meanwhile, the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which lowered the age for voting to 18, underwent ratification on this date[iii].
- 1972: For the first time, a leap second was added to Coordinated Universal Time to account for the slowing rotation of the Earth.
- 1975: At Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Bugner in 15 rounds, beating him on points.
- 1977: President Jimmy Carter announced he had decided against production of the Rockwell B-1 bomber, saying it was ‘too costly.’[iv] However, President Ronald Reagan—who ousted Carter in the 1980 Presidential Election—revived it when he came to power.
- 1982: The proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution expired, having failed to receive the required number of ratifications for its adoption, despite having its seven-year deadline extended by three years.
- 1985: Thirty-nine American hostages from a hijacked TWA Jetliner were freed in Beirut, Lebanon, after being held 17 days thanks to the Syrian dictator Hafez al-Assad.
- 1990 Saturday: East and West Germany merge their economies.
- 1993 Wednesday: Actor George “Spanky” McFarland of “Our Gang” and “Little Rascals” fame died in Grapevine, Texas, at age 64.
- 1997 Monday: The United Kingdom transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of (Communist) China, ending 156 years of British rule.
- 2003 Monday: Israeli and Palestinian commanders shook hands as bulldozers dismantled checkpoints and Palestinian traffic flowed freely into the Gaza Strip.
- 2005 Thursday: Spain becomes the third country to permit same-sex marriage.
- 2008 Monday: President George W. Bush signed legislation to pay for war operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for the rest of his presidency and beyond, hailing the $162 billion plan as a rare product of bipartisan cooperation.
- 2011 Thursday: Investigations by the ECDC and the European Food Safety Authority implicate fenugreek seeds imported from Egypt in the deadly E. coli outbreaks.
- 2013 Sunday: Nineteen elite firefighters known as members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots lost their lives battling a wildfire northwest of Phoenix after a shift in wind direction pushed the flames back towards their position.
- 2014 Monday: The U.S. Supreme Court agrees with a lower court ruling that Google’s Street View data collection violated anti-wiretapping laws by capturing personal data from Wi-Fi networks. Next, a sharply divided Supreme Court ruled that some companies could avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Hussein Obama’s health care overhaul- Obamacare- the first time the high court declared that businesses could hold religious views under federal law.
- 2015 Tuesday: Following a request for a bailout extension plan to the International Monetary Fund, Greece skips out on a $1.8 billion payment. At first, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had rejected making any sort of reforms in exchange for the financial help but then seemed willing to negotiate a plan to avoid the country collapsing altogether. In the U.S., Misty Copeland becomes the first African American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theater.
- 2016 Thursday: In Great Britain, elections loom on the horizon and Theresa May and Michael Gove announce their bids to lead the Conservative Party while Boris Johnson rules himself out.
- 2017 Friday: Germany joins the other decadent nations of the world legalizing homosexual marriage via a snap vote.
- 2018 Saturday: In the socialist paradise of Nicaragua, mourners lamenting the loss of their children during a recent crackdown by the Sandinista government participate in the March of Flowers. Things go from bad to worse with government-sanctioned violence breaking out leading to at least one death and at least eight others seriously injured.
- 2019 Sunday: On this date, President Donald J. Trump met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un along the DMZ separating the two Koreas from one another. President Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to walk across the dividing line onto North Korean soil and then the two crossed into South Korea where they held an impromptu meeting for nearly three hours. Jealous Democrats and fake news promoters called the whole thing a ‘photo op’ when it might truly lead to peace and destroy Democratic Party 2020 hopes. Meanwhile, in Khartoum, the capital of the Sudan, protests against continued military rule leads to violence what with seven killed and 181 injured.
- 2020 Tuesday: The Beijing Bat Flu continues trashing the world as the escapee from the Wuhan Institute of Virology continues taking names and calling numbers. Here are the stats for the globe for today: 10,363,165 confirmed cases, an increase of 168,367 cases, 507,188 confirmed deaths, an increase of 4,241 deaths, and 5,284,524 confirmed recoveries, an increase of 115,103. In the United States, here are the stats for today: 2,668,647 confirmed cases- +138,383, 128,581 confirmed deaths, +574, and 821,931 confirmed recoveries, +12,650.
- 2020 Tuesday A: In the three states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day has chef-authors- California, Hawaii, and Washington state- here are the stats, Golden State first: 222,917 confirmed cases, 5,980 confirmed deaths, but as usual, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Next, in the Aloha State, here are the stats: 900 confirmed cases, 18 confirmed deaths, and 722 confirmed recoveries. Finally, in the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 32,253 confirmed cases, 1,320 confirmed deaths, and like other mostly BLUE locales, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. It is interesting to note that the United States is NOW the main country with the Kung Flu, which we believe is by design. The communist Chinese via colluding with the Democratic Party have made sure we have the most numbers. George Floyd died for nothing. The protests and now the violent mobs spreading COVID-19 far and wide are doing this by design, all to thwart President Donald J. Trump.
- 2020 Tuesday B: Here are today’s stock market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 25,812.88, UP 217.08 points 0.85%), NASDAQ: 10,058.76, UP 184.61 points (1.87%), and the S&P 500: 3,100.29, UP 47.05 points (1.54%).
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[i] We are not sure when we will begin offering albums by the Little River Band as that could be another 5-10 years from now but one day, we most surely will because they are one of the world’s greatest bands. Seeing them live in the 1970s was a mind-altering
[ii] We hope to offer the music of Dire Straits sometime in 2021-2022. Please stay tuned.
[iii] Democrats in 2020 now want to lower the voting age to 16-year-olds as well as to felons, illegal aliens, and others who should not be able to vote. If anything, voting age should be raised to 35 because most Americans do not begin undergoing the maturation process as they did 50 or more years ago. What we are saying is that young people are little more than a bunch of sissies who should never be able to vote. Let us restore it as the Constitution presented it that people of property should be the only ones able to vote. You must have a stake in the country to do what’s right for her.
[iv] It’s no wonder as to WHY Jimmy Carter served but one term as president. The guy was a whoosie.
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