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TODAY IN HISTORY—MAY 21, 2020:
Ascension Day (Christian)
Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Alfred Moore; U.S. Secretary of War Alphonso Taft; U.S. Secretary of Defense Leslie Aspen; the Animals featuring Hilton Valentine, Atomic Rooster featuring Vincent Crane, Chuck Berry, the Kinks featuring John Dalton, Megadeth featuring Nick Menza, Rainbow featuring Greg Smith, the Sons of Champlin featuring Bill Champlin, Tom Petty featuring Stan Lynch, and Wishbone Ash featuring Trevor Boldin:
- 878: The Muslim potentate ruling Sicily conquers the city of Syracuse on this date.
- 996: Pope Gregory V crowns his cousin Otto III, German emperor.
- 1216: Invited by barons at war with King John, French Crown Prince Louis arrives in England as their guest.
- 1471: King Henry VI of England died in the Tower of London at age 49.
- 1499: The Spanish crown appoints Francisco De Bobadilla governor of the Indies, succeeding Christopher Columbus.
- 1536: Church leaders officially adopted the Reformation in Geneva, Switzerland, on this date.
- 1542: Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto died while searching for gold along the Mississippi River.
- 1553: English Lady Jane Grey marries Guildford Dudley.
- 1755: Future 12th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS Alfred Moore- is born in New Hanover County, North Carolina, on this date. A Federalist, President John Adams nominated him to fill the seat of James Iredell. Moore served from 02-04-1800 to 01-26-1804.
- 1790: The leaders of the city of Paris divided it into 48 zones on this date.
- 1819: New York City saw the first use of bicycles aka “Swift Walkers” in the United States.
- 1832: The first Democratic National Convention takes place in Ohio.
- 1840: New Zealand becomes a British Colony.
- 1856: Pro-slavery forces sack and burn Lawrence, Kansas.
- 1861: Richmond, Virginia, becomes the capital of the Confederate States of America.
- 1863: The Siege of Fort Hudson, Louisiana, begins during the Civil War. Elsewhere, the Seventh-day Adventist Church underwent official organization on this date.
- 1868: In Chicago, delegates at the Republican National Convention nominated General Ulysses S. Grant for president.
- 1881: Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross. Elsewhere, organizers formed the United States Lawn Tennis Association in New York.
- 1891: Boxers Peter Jackson and Jim Corbett fight to a draw in 61 rounds. Meanwhile, in San Diego, California, the former 31stS. Secretary of War Alphonso Taft died. A Republican, he served under President Ulysses S. Grant from 03-08-1876 to 05-22-1876. He then served as the 34th U.S. Attorney-General and then as minister to Austro-Hungary and finally as minister to Russia.
- 1904: The International Federation of Football Association, aka “FIFA,” underwent establishment.
- 1906: The U.S. and Mexico sign an agreement over distribution of the waters of the Rio Grande. Over the course of time, the United States has diverted much of the water for irrigation into the U.S. Elsewhere, Louis H. Perlman received his patent for the demountable tire-carrying rim.
- 1908: The first horror movie, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” premieres in Chicago, Illinois.
- 1914: The Greyhound Bus Co. begins operation in Minnesota.
- 1917: The Great Fire of Atlanta displaces at least 10,000 people but there is only ONE fatality.
- 1918: The U.S. House of Representatives passes a bill, which will give women the right to vote.
- 1922: The cartoon, “On the Road to Moscow” by Rollin Kirby won a Pulitzer Prize making it the first political cartoon to win the prestigious award.
- 1924: In a case that drew much notoriety, 14-year-old Bobbie Franks suffered a horrible death in a “thrill killing’ carried out by University of Chicago students Nathan Leopold, Jr. and Richard Loeb who was Bobby’s cousin. Both men received life sentences; however, a fellow inmate killed Loeb in 1936 while Leopold won parole in 1958 and died in 1971.
- 1927: Charles A. Lindbergh landed his Spirit of St. Louis near Paris, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 33.5 hours.
- 1929: Sutro and Company of New York City used the first automatic electric stock quotation board. Elsewhere, William Henry Storey registered the trademark for the board game Sorryl in Great Britain on this date.
- 1932: Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean as she landed in Northern Ireland, about 15 hours after leaving Newfoundland.
- 1934: Oskaloosa, Iowa, became the first American city to fingerprint all its citizens.
- 1941: A German U-Boat sank the American merchant steamship SS Robin Moor in the South Atlantic after allowing the ship’s passengers and crew to board lifeboats.
- 1942: British convoy PQ16 departs for Russia.
- 1943: John Dalton, the bassist of the British invasion band, the Kinks[i] (following the departure of Peter Quaife) is born on this date in history. What’s more, Hilton Valentine, lead guitarist of the Animals[ii] was also born in England on this date. Finally, Vincent Crane—vocalist/keyboardist with the British rock band, Atomic Rooster[iii]—was born in England, too.
- 1945: Movie stars Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart wed. Meanwhile, the British capture former SS Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler posing as a German private.
- 1947: Future keyboardist, guitarist, and vocalist, Bill Champlin, with the Sons of Champlin[iv] and then later, Chicago, and back to the Sons was born in Oakland, California on this date. Elsewhere, Joe DiMaggio and five of his New York Yankee teammates received fines of $100 because they had not fulfilled contract requirements to do promotional duties for the team.
- 1955: Future longtime drummer with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers[v], 1975-1994—Stan Lynch—is born on this date. Elsewhere, Chuck Berry[vi] recorded his first single, “Maybelline,” for Chess Records in Chicago.
- 1956: The United States exploded its first airborne hydrogen bomb over the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.
- 1961: Alabama Governor Patterson declared martial law in Montgomery on this date.
- 1963: Future bassist with the rock band, Rainbow[vii] (1995)- Greg Smith- is born on this date.
- 1966: In the 6th Round of their heavyweight title fight, Muhammad Ali scores a technical knockout of Henry Cooper.
- 1968: The nuclear-powered submarine USS Scorpion with a crew of 99 men reportedly goes missing. Searchers find it at the bottom of the sea off the Azores.
- 1969: Robert Kennedy’s murderer, Sirhan B. Sirhan, receives a death sentence; however, the courts later commute it to life in prison.
- 1970: The governor of Ohio mobilized the National Guard to quell student disturbances at Ohio State University.
- 1972: Wielding a hammer, a man shouting he was “Jesus Christ” damaged Michelangelo’s Pieta, while on display at the Vatican City.
- 1979: Former San Francisco City Supervisor Dan White was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the slayings of Mayor George Moscone and openly gay Supervisor Harvey Milk; outrage over the verdict did, of course, sparking gay rioting which the cops put down with gusto. White received a sentence of seven years and eight months in prison but was released after serving five years. In 1985, White killed himself.
- 1980: Ensign Jean Marie Butler becomes the first woman to graduate from a U.S. service academy. Elsewhere, the Star Wars film, “The Empire Strikes Back” hit movie theaters on this date.
- 1981: The government of Jamaica gives native son Bob Marley a state funeral on this date.
- 1982: During the Falklands War, British amphibious forces landed on the beach at San Carlos Bay.
- 1988: Heavyweight boxer George Foreman improves his record to 54-2 with a TKO over Frank Lux at 2:07 of Round 3 of a scheduled 10-round bout.
- 1991: A bomber in Madras, India, the former prime minister, Rajiv Gandhi when he threw an explosive device at him concealed in a bouquet of flowers.
- 1994: South Yemen secedes from Yemen.
- 1995: In Washington, D.C., the former 18thS. Secretary of Defense Leslie Aspen died at the age of 56. A Democrat, he served under President Bill Clinton from 01-21-1993 to 02-03-1994.
- 1996: Ken Griffey, Jr., becomes the 8th youngest Major League player to hit 200 home runs. Meanwhile, Red Sox pitcher, Roger Clemens beats the New York Yankees for his 200th career win.
- 1998: Teen gunman Kip Kinkel opened fire inside Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon, killing two students, a day after he had killed his parents. Following his trial, Kinkel received a sentence of nearly 112 years in prison. Elsewhere, Suharto, president of Indonesia for 31 years steps down from office on this date.
- 2011 Wednesday: Christian radio broadcaster, Harold Camping, predicts that at 6:00 p.m. around the world, the Rapture for all Christians would begin. We guess it did not!
- 2012: The so-called “Religion of Peace” strikes again: in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a jihadists set off a suicide bomb that kills 110 people outright and wounds another 350 suffer a variety of injuries.
- 2013 Tuesday: In the British House of Commons, the Marriage Bill, which legalizes same-sex marriages in England and in Wales, passes and moves on to the other half of Parliament. Meanwhile, Trevor Boldin lost his life from pancreatic cancer on this date. The man was a famed bassist who played with a variety of English bands- Wishbone Ash[viii] 1981-82 / David Bowie[ix] 1971-73 / Spiders from Mars[x] 1976 / Uriah Heep[xi] 1977-201
- 2014 Wednesday: The Chinese and Russian state energy companies, Gazprom and CPNC, respectively, have entered a deal for Russia to supply China with natural gas; the deal provides a market for Russian gas as European countries seek to reduce their dependence due to Russia’s criminal actions in the Crimea and the Ukraine—Communists always take care of other Communists.
- 2015 Thursday: After an oil pipeline burst two days previously, cleanup at Refugio Beach on the California coastline continues unabated. Approximately 21,000 gallons flowed out to sea while another 105,000 gallons on the land.
- 2016: In the hinterlands of Afghanistan, a U.S. drone strike reportedly kills Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour. Good riddance to a POS terrorist. Meanwhile, longtime drummer with Megadeth[xii], American Nick Menza dies at age 51.
- 2017: In Nassau Colosseum in New York City, Barnum & Bailey Circus gives its final performance after 146 years. They do this because of changing attitudes (people being corrupted by bleeding heart liberals sniveling and whining) and near-constant lawsuits by PETA goons and other animal rights activists. What a shame.
- 2018: In the western part of Iran, toadstools poison at least 800 people and kill at least 11. Look, learn to tell the difference between noxious fungi and edible ones, dimwits. Meanwhile, former President Barack Hussein Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama sign a multi-million dollar deal with Netflix to produce programming. Talk about buying influence!
- 2019: In Chef Vladimir Gdansk’s home state of Washington, the government there passes a law making the state the first one in the country to legalize HUMAN COMPOSTING. WTF is wrong with Governor Jay Inslee and his band of crazed far-left liberal Democrats. Might as well feed the deceased to the pigs.
- 2020 Thursday: Thanks to communist China, another 2.5-million Americans file for unemployment benefits last week, bringing the total of unemployed Americans to 38 million or 14.7-percent of the workforce, a number not seen since the depths of the Great Depression. Even worse, it all happened over the course of a single month. Meanwhile, polls show President Trump’s approval ratings at 44-percent (take them with a grain of salt- or two!) and disapproval at 54-percent. We shall see.
- 2020 Thursday A: Here are the global statistics for the Chinese Virus- aka COVID-19, aka the Kung Flu, aka the Wuhan Virus Crisis- for today: 5,014,943 confirmed number of cases, 328,462 confirmed number of deaths, but 1,909,701 number of confirmed recoveries. Here are the figures for the United States: 1,604,862 confirmed number of cases, 94,965 confirmed number of deaths, but 306,171 number of confirmed recoveries which is great. In the three states in which, the AICPENDBLOG.COM has chef-authors, California, Hawaii, and Washington, here are the stats, California first: 84,057 confirmed number of cases, 3,436 confirmed number of deaths, but typical of ultra-left-wing states, ZERO mention of the number of confirmed recoveries. Next, here are the stats for Hawaii: 643 confirmed number of cases, 17 confirmed number of deaths, but 578 number of confirmed recoveries which is extraordinary. Finally, in the once-proud but now socialist-liberal hellhole, Washington, here are the stats: 18,971 confirmed number of cases, 1,037 confirmed number of deaths, but like California, no reported number of confirmed recoveries which tells you all you need to know about the regime running Olympia.
- 2020 Thursday B: As far as COVID-19 numbers go, communist China has changed their numbers somewhat. Here are their current figures: 82,967 confirmed number of cases, 4,634 confirmed number of deaths, but 78,249 number of confirmed recoveries. Sources in still-free Hong Kong report the number of cases to be well over one million, that the death toll approaches 750,000, with the number of recoveries being unclear. Free Hong Kong! Free Tibet! Free Macau! Free Taiwan via making them a separate nation once again with their own seat in the United Nations. Enough is enough with indulging the Chinese Communist Party, let’s return to the Two-China Policy! It is interesting to note that Beijing is now trying to crack down on Hong Kong’s independence while the rest of the world is fighting Wuhan’s biowarfare. We shall see.
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0106 an 8” x 10” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Yucca Butte.” 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:
The next album by Roger Waters is a performance of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall,” a show he did in Berlin on July 21, 1990, to celebrate the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the end of the Soviet Union, and the freeing of not only eastern Europe but also Russia. This album is extremely awesome and the musicians joining him are numerous and extremely talented. We know you will enjoy this show as much as do and did back at the time so please, seek it out and consider adding it to your growing collection of this talented individual and the band he headed throughout much of its creative career. You will love it.
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Original Beverly Carrick Artworks, Beverly Carrick—World Famous Artist, John Dalton, The Kinks, Peter Quaife, Hilton Valentine, The Animals, Trevor Boldin, Wishbone Ash, David Bowie, Spiders from Mars, Uriah Heep, Bill Champlin, the Sons of Champlin, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Stan Lynch, Vincent Crane, Atomic Rooster, Rainbow, Greg Smith, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS Alfred Moore, U.S. Secretary of War Alphonso Taft, U.S. Attorney-General Alphonso Taft, U.S. Secretary of Defense Leslie Aspen, Roger Waters, Murph MacDougal, George Foreman v. Frank Lux, Muhammad Ali v. Henry Cooper,
[i] We presented the music of the Kinks, as well as of Ray and Dave Davies, beginning on Monday, 22-December-2014 through Sunday, 15-March-2015. We hope you will check out the music of this original British invasion band as they are as relevant today as they were more than 50 years ago. Sure beats the hell out of Maroon Five.
[ii] We began presenting the music of the Animals, of Eric Burdon and the Animals, of Eric Burdon, Eric Burdon and War, and War beginning on Monday, 08-June-2015 and the presentation ran through Sunday, 02-August-2015. We hope you will seek them out and consider making them a part of your listening pleasure.
[iii] At some point, we will promote the music of the famed British rock band, Atomic Rooster. You will not want to miss this one, that, we guarantee you.
[iv] We began promoting the music of the legendary San Francisco band, the Sons of Champlin, beginning on Friday, 07-March-2014 through Monday, 17-March-2014. We hope you will seek this band out and consider adding the SOC to your growing album collection- you will enjoy them.
[v] At some point when we return to presenting the music of American bands, we will promote that of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as well as of Tom Petty himself. We hope you will await word as to when we do. We thank you.
[vi] We look forward to promoting the music of Chuck Berry in its entirety but are not sure as to when. Stay tuned.
[vii] We shared the music of Deep Purple, Ian Gillan, Captain Beyond, Elf, and Rainbow beginning on Tuesday, 20-March-2018 and concluded this massive offering on Sunday, 14-October-2018. Please seek out the music by all of these phenomenal bands. All are fabulous.
[viii] We began celebrating the music of Wishbone Ash beginning on Sunday, October 28, 2018 and continued it through Sunday, January 06, 2019. From there, we covered the music of Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash beginning on January 07, 2019 through Sunday, January 13, 2019. We hope you will seek them out and add them to your collection of the BEST rock-and-roll music. You will be glad you did.
[ix] We hope to promote the music of David Bowie within the next decades.
[x] Spiders from Mars will occur around same time as the David Bowie presentation.
[xi] Not sure as to when we will get around to doing the music of Uriah Heep but we hope to do it at the same time we promote the music of Hawkwind. We hope you will remain alert as to the day that we do.
[xii] If we are still around in 20 years, we hope to do the music of Megadeth and other heavy metal rock and roll bands.
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