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TODAY IN HISTORY—APRIL 17, 2020:
Orthodox Good Friday
SCOTUS Associate Justices John Blair, William R. Day, and Willis Van Devanter; Chef Robert Howard “BC” Cznystekinki of the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day, (Jeff Beck with) the Jan Hammer Group featuring Jan Hammer, “McCartney” by Paul McCartney, the Mothers of Invention featuring Roy Estrada, Mountain featuring Felix Pappalardi, and Uriah Heep featuring Keith Baker:
- 858: Benedict III ended his reign as Catholic Pope.
- 1492: Today, Christopher Columbus and a representative of Spain’s King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella signed a contract, which gave Columbus a commission to seek a westward seaborne route to Asia, primarily India.
- 1521: Martin Luther went before the Diet of Worms to face charges stemming from his religious writings; unfortunately for him, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V declared him an “outlaw” a short while later.
- 1524: Explorer Giovanni Verrazano discovered New York Harbor on this date.
- 1629: The Massachusetts Bay Colony imported the first horses into North America on this date.
- 1704: John Campbell published what would grow into the first successful newspaper in America on this date, the paper known as the Boston “News-Letter.”
- 1711: Charles VI of the family, Hapsburg, becomes the king of Austria.
- 1732: Future 5th Supreme Court of the United States Associate Justice John Blair is born in Williamsburg, Virginia, British North America on this date. President George Washington nominated him and he served from 02-02-1790 to 10-25-1795. He was a Federalist and he resigned from office.
- 1810: Lewis M. Norton patented pineapple cheese on this date.
- 1824: Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54 degrees 40′ N.
- 1849: In Ravenna, Ohio, future 59thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice William R. Day is born. A Republican, President Theodore Roosevelt would nominate Day to fill Associate Justice George Shiras’ seat. He would serve from 12-23-1903 to 11-13-1922.
- 1859: In Marion, Illinois, future 63rdS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Willis Van Devanter is born. President Theodore Roosevelt would nominate his fellow Republican to fill Associate Justice Edward White’s seat. Van Devanter would serve from 12-16-1910 to 06-02-1937.
- 1860: New York City instituted a new law on this date that would require fire escapes for all tenement buildings.
- 1861: The state of Virginia becomes the eighth state to secede from the Union prior to the beginning of the American Civil War.
- 1864: During the Civil War, bread riots break out in Savannah, Georgia. Meanwhile, commander-in-chief of the Union armies, General Ulysses S. Grant, suspends POW exchanges between the Union and the Confederacy.
- 1875: Sir Neville Chamberlain invented the game, “snooker,” on this date.
- 1907: The Ellis Island immigration center processed 11,747 people on today’s date, more immigrants today than on any other in the history of the immigrant-processing center.
- 1917: A bill in Congress to establish Daylight Saving Time suffered a defeat; however, lawmakers managed to pass it a few months later.
- 1920: The American Professional Football Association, the forerunner of the NFL, forms.
- 1924: Resulting from the merger of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures, and the Louis B. Mayer Co., the motion picture powerhouse studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer underwent founding on this date.
- 1937: Directed by Tex Avery, the animated cartoon character Daffy Duck made his debut in the Warner Brothers cartoon, “Porky’s Duck Hunt.”
- 1939: Josef Stalin signs the anti-Nazi pact with Great Britain and France. Meanwhile, future author for the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day, B. H. “BC” Cznystekinki, is born.
- 1941: During World War II, Yugoslavia surrendered to Germany; however, the amount of time it took Germany to beat the Eastern European nation damaged their timetable in their invasion of the Soviet Union, thereby causing their defeat before the gates of Moscow later that December.
- 1943: During World War II, Japan’s Admiral Yamamoto begins his final journey (unbeknownst to him) from the island of Truk to Rabaul in the Pacific Theater. Elsewhere, future bassist/vocalist with the zany rock band, the Mothers of Invention[i] (1964-69 / 1975-76), Roy Estrada, was born in Santa Ana, California. Estrada also played on the first two Little Feat albums.
- 1946: In the aftermath of World War II, Syria declares its independence from France. Look at ‘em now!
- 1947: Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers performed a bunt for his first major league hit on this date.
- 1948: Future drummer with the rock band, Uriah Heep[ii] (1970)—Keith Baker—is born in the United Kingdom on this date. In Prague, Czechoslovakia, future keyboard phenom Jan Hammer- who would lead the Jan Hammer Group[iii]– is born.
- 1960: American Samoa sets up a constitutional government.
- 1961: Some 1,500 CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba to topple Fidel Castro, whose forces crushed the incursion by the third day.
- 1964: The Ford Motor Company officially debuts its Mustang with a base price of $2,368.
- 1969: A jury in Los Angeles, California, convicted Sirhan B. Sirhan of assassinating Senator Robert F. Kennedy; being still held in Federal custody to this day, Sirhan continues to proclaim his innocence.
- 1970: Apollo 13 astronauts James A. Lovell, Fred W. Haise, and Jack Swigert splashed down in the Pacific Ocean; four days after a ruptured oxygen tank crippled their spacecraft while en route to the moon. Meanwhile, former Beatle Paul McCartney[iv] releases his first solo effort, “McCartney.”
- 1972: The Boston Marathon allowed women to compete for the first time; Nina Kuscsik was the first officially recognized women’s champion with a time of 3:10:26.
- 1975: The communist Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea National Day), which marks the end of the Cambodian Civil War.
- 1983: India entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket. Meanwhile, Mountain[v] bassist and vocalist Felix Pappalardi dies following his wife, Gail Collins shooting him dead after catching him cheating with other women.
- 1984: Atlanta Braves pitcher Pascual Perez suspended due to cocaine usage.
- 1993: LAPD police officers found guilty of violating Rodney King’s civil rights.
- 1997: New Jersey Devil Martin Brodeur is second NHL goalie to score in a playoff game.
- 2010: Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khomeini, calls for the expulsion of the United States from the international nuclear system because religion prohibits the use of nuclear weapons.
- 2011: The Mid-April 2011 southern United States tornado outbreak results in over 30 deaths; North Carolina is the state worst affected.
- 2013: In the U.S., a centerpiece proposal on background checks aimed at tightening gun control, fails in a Senate vote.
- 2014: NASA’s Kepler space telescope confirms the discovery of the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star.
- 2015: Russian leader Vladimir Putin accuses the Obama regime of ‘destabilizing the Ukraine’ by sending U.S. paratroopers to train Ukraine’s reserve military forces. Sadly, even with a ceasefire agreement between Ukraine and ‘separatist rebels’ (who are really Russian and Chechen special forces), fighting continues unabated.
- 2018: Disgraced former FBI Director James Comey, detested by both Democrats and Republicans, publishes his (comic) book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.” Big whoop. It sinks almost as soon as it hits the book stores.
- 2019: After an 18-year-old female obsessed with the Columbine massacre begins making threats, schools in Denver, Colorado, undergo closure until police locate her dead body.
- 2020: Although there is positivity as to how the United States is contending with the Chinese lab-engineered COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world, it is still taking its toll. At the time of this posting, the United States acknowledges 661,712 confirmed cases of the Kung Flu what with 33,049 confirmed deaths but 58,360 confirmed recoveries which is amazing. Around the globe, there are 2,224,426 confirmed cases of this suspect disease, 153,177 confirmed deaths but 565,957 confirmed recoveries which is truly grand. China- get this- is beginning to tell the truth but is still lying as far as many of us believe. They have updated their total confirmed case number to 88,273 what with 4,632 confirmed deaths and 82,487 confirmed recoveries. However, everyone understands that communist nations always LIE, that they do everything possible to cover up disasters, which is precisely what the People’s Republic of China is doing. As for the Stock Market, the DOW Jones Industrial Average closed at 24,242.49, UP 704.81 (2.99%); the NASDAQ closed at 8,650.14, UP 117.78 (1.38%); and the S & P closed at 2,874.56, UP 75.01 (2.68%). Some states around the country are beginning to undergo reopening procedures but hardcore Democrat-controlled states continue extending their mitigation efforts in the hopes of tanking the economy if they can. We believe, however, that these Democrat leaders are going to pay a horrendous price in the next 2-3 election cycles. Keep it up!
BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:
This artwork is #0072 a 24” x 48” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “California Moonlight.” 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 May 05, 2017, Phil Manzanera released a live album, “Live at the Curious Arts Festival,” featuring the musical friends he has made along the way both within and without Roxy Music. As always, the music is innovative and mind-blowing, which is why we urge everyone who digs the man, his music, and styles evoked on this CD to take the digital journey, a swift one to be sure, to the world’s greatest online marketplace, 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 began presenting the music of the Mothers of Invention and of Frank Zappa beginning on Monday, 21-January-2013 and concluded the presentation on Monday, 13-May-2013. Please seek them out, we believe you will enjoy the music of this famed man and his band.
[ii] 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.
[iii] Not sure when we will offer the music of the Jan Hammer Group but you can bet we will one day to be sure.
[iv] We began promoting the music of both the Beatles and the band’s individual components on Friday, 04-November-2016 through Sunday, 11-June-2018. Besides the Beatles, we also promoted the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys.
[v] 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.
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