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DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY 2022: 549
DAY ONE-HUNDRED-AND-ELEVEN OF THE BIDEN REGIME
130. TODAY IN HISTORY—MONDAY, MAY 10, 2021:
Confederate Memorial Day (North and South Carolina)
U.S. Vice President John Sherman; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury John Sherman; U.S.
Senator Cindy Hyde Smith; the Beatles featuring George Harrison, Donovan, the Rolling Stones, Spirit featuring Jay Ferguson, Traffic featuring Dave Mason, the Turtles featuring Mark Volman, and U2 featuring Bono:
- 1267 Tuesday: Vienna’s Catholic Church orders all Jews to wear distinctive garb.
- 1278 Tuesday: England imprisons its Jews on charge of making ‘coins.’
- 1427 Thursday: The authorities of Berne, Switzerland, expel their Jewish population.
- 1497 Monday: Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci leaves on his first voyage to the New World.
- 1503 Sunday: Christopher Columbus discovers the Cayman Islands.
- 1611 Tuesday: Sir Thomas Dale arrived in the Virginia Colony, where, as deputy governor, he instituted harsh measures to restore order.
- 1655 Monday: The English capture the island of Jamaica from the French.
- 1676 Sunday: “Bacon’s Rebellion,” frontiersmen against the Virginia government begins.
- 1752 Wednesday: Benjamin Franklin first tests his lightning rod.
- 1773 Monday: The English Parliament passed the Tea Act, which would regulate the price of tea throughout its North American colonies.
- 1774 Tuesday: Louis XVI acceded to the throne of France.
- 1775 Wednesday: Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Colonel Benedict Arnold, captured the British-held fortress at Ticonderoga, New York.
Elsewhere, the Second Continental Congress convenes in Pennsylvania, issues paper currency for the first time, and names George Washington supreme commander.
- 1797 Wednesday: The United States launched its first naval ship, the USS United States.
- 1801 Sunday: The Barbary Pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States, the nation’s first foreign war.
- 1818 Sunday: American patriot Paul Revere died in Boston at age 83.
- 1823 Saturday: The first steamboat to navigate the Mississippi River arrives at Ft. Snelling, Minnesota. Meanwhile, in Lancaster, Ohio, future 35th U.S. Vice President John Sherman, is born.
A Whig, Oppositionist, and then a Republican, he served under President William McKinley from 03-06-1897 to 04-27-1898. Prior to this, Sherman served the nation as its 32nd U.S. secretary of the Treasury. In this capacity, he would serve under President Rutherford B.
Hayes from March 10, 1877 to March 03, 1881.
- 1840 Sunday: Mormon leader Joseph Smith moved his band of followers to Illinois to escape the hostilities they faced in Missouri.
- 1857 Sunday: The Indian Mutiny begins as the Sepoys revolt against their British overlords at Meerut, India.
- 1863 Sunday: During the Civil War, Confederate Lt. General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson died of pneumonia, a complication resulting from friendly fire incident eight days earlier during the Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia.
- 1865 Wednesday: Union forces captured Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Irwinville, Georgia.
- 1869 Monday: Railroad officials drove the golden spike in Promontory, Utah, marking the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States.
- 1871 Wednesday: The Peace of Frankfurt-am-Main concludes between France and Germany, ending the Franco-Prussian War.
- 1872 Friday: Suffragist Victoria Woodhull, of the Equal Rights Party, becomes the first woman nominated for the presidency of the United States.
- 1902 Saturday: The nation of Portugal goes bankrupt.
- 1908 Sunday: The first Mother’s Day observance took place during a church service in Grafton, W. Va.
- 1913 Saturday: The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution calling upon all federal officials, from the president on down, to wear a white carnation the following day in observance of Mother’s Day.
- 1915 Monday: The sinking of the British liner HMS Lusitania causes mass outrage against Imperial Germany and its practice of unrestricted warfare.
- 1924 Saturday: J. Edgar Hoover becomes the head of the FBI on this date.
- 1933 Wednesday: In Germany, the Nazis stage public book burnings, ‘cleansing’ the nation of unapproved works.
- 1939 Wednesday: The Methodist Episcopal Church, the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and the Methodist Protestant Church merged to form the Methodist Church.
- 1940 Friday: Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British prime minister. Meanwhile, German armies attack Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. France also is under assault with the French and British caught entirely off-guard.
For 20 years, the French expected the German onslaught- if it came- to hit the Maginot Line, the lengthy border defenses stretching from the south north to Belgium. Instead, German units will pour through the heavily forested Ardennes and into northern France.
Elsewhere, British troops begin landing in Iceland to prevent the Nazis from conquering the island and then putting it to use as a U-Boat staging area.
- 1941 Saturday: On a purported ‘peace mission,’ Nazi Deputy-Fuhrer Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland only to be captured, imprisoned, and eventually to die there in 1987, possibly due to suicide.
Meanwhile, a German air raid destroyed England’s House of Commons on this date. In East Africa, the Allies are still fighting Fascist Italian forces in East Africa, the first part of the world to be liberated from the Axis.
- 1942 Sunday: The last U.S. troops in the southern Philippines surrender to Imperial Japanese forces. Others flee to the jungles to continue the war against the Empire of Japan.
- 1943 Monday: The coming late spring-early summer offensive in the Soviet Union is getting in motion.
Operation Citadel- the attack on the Kursk Salient in the Ukraine- has been given the go-ahead by Hitler himself even though German intelligence assets have told the Fuhrer that the Soviets have established a massive defense in depth.
This will be the greatest clash of armor and tactical aircraft the world has ever seen as vast numbers of tanks, artillery units, ground attack aircraft and armor-busting dive bombers as well as more than a million men on both sides will collide in a clash of arms heretofore…
…unseen in the history of the planet. This will decide the fate of the Eastern Front.
- 1944 Tuesday: Heavy fighting continues along the Sino-Burmese border as Japanese and Chinese forces clash.
- 1945 Thursday: Russian troops occupy Prague in Czechoslovakia. The Czechs are hopeful that they will be liberated but soon will find themselves with a worse ruler than the previous one- Josef Stalin’s Soviet Union.
- 1946 Friday: Umberto II succeeds King Victor Emanuel as king of Italy.
Meanwhile, Dave Mason, future guitarist with the British band, Traffic[i], as well as a musician/songwriter with a long solo career and a brief stint with Fleetwood Mac is born in Worcester, England, on this date.
In addition, Donovan Leitch[ii] is born in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, on this date, too, a man who came to fame within the Flower Power Movement and who still performs to this day.
- 1947 Saturday: Talented vocalist Jay Ferguson, lead singer of the psychedelic rock band out of Los Angeles, California, Spirit[iii], was born on this date in Burbank, California.
He performed with Spirit over the course of its first five albums and then moved on to a spin-off band, Jo Jo Gunne with Spirit bassist, Mark Andes. Currently, he has had a long-running solo career and composes scores for well-known television shows.
- 1954 Monday: At Dien Bien Phu, the fighting is over but more dying is to come.
The French officers have been rounded up and trucked away while the lower officers, the NCOs, and the rankers are separated by rank, nationality, even among the Foreign Legionnaires who are separated into the diverse nationalities from whence they came.
The largest ethnic group that fought at Dien Bien Phu after the French are the Germans, many of whom were former Wehrmacht and SS troops. The Vietnamese who fought for the French are taken away, never to be seen again.
In France, public outcry is enormous as this smacks of summer 1940 with the surrender of a French general and at least 9,000 survivors.
- 1956 Thursday: Due to Islamist uprising in Algeria, France sends 50,000 reservists to bolster its military forces there. Meanwhile, KFSN TV channel 30 in Fresno, California, begins broadcasting.
- 1959 Sunday: In Brookhaven, Mississippi, future GOP senator from the same state- Cindy Hyde Smith- is born. She would enter office on April 09, 2018.
- 1960 Tuesday: The USS Triton completes its circumnavigation of the Earth submerged completely under water. Elsewhere, Bono—future front man for the Irish-British rock band, U2[iv]—is born on this date in Dublin, Ireland.
- 1963 Friday: On the advice of Beatle[v] George Harrison, Decca Records signs the Rolling Stones.
- 1967 Wednesday: British law enforcement arrests three Rolling Stones[vi] on this date, charging Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, and Brian Jones on drug charges.
- 1968 Friday: Peace talks in Paris between the United States and North Vietnam begin.
Meanwhile, the “Night of the Barricades” began in Paris’ Latin Quarter as tens of thousands of student protesters erected obstacles against riot police; in the pre-dawn hours of May 11, the police moved in, resulting in violent clashes with the Marxist students that left…
…hundreds of people injured.
- 1969 Saturday: U.S. forces begin the assault on Hill 937, aka “Hamburger Hill,” in Vietnam. Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., the Turtles[vii] play the White House; Mark Volman falls off stage five times.
Finally, the spacecraft Apollo 10 transmits the first color pictures of the Earth from space.
- 1971 Monday: At Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, former WBA heavyweight champion Jimmy Ellis improves his record to 30-6 by beating hometown favorite George Chuvalo in a 10-round unanimous decision.
- 1973 Thursday: In the 27th National Basketball Association’s Finals, the New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 1.
- 1974 Friday: In the 7th American Basketball Association Finals, the New York Nets beat the Utah Stars 4 games to 1.
- 1975 Saturday: Sony commenced selling its Betamax home video-cassette recorder in Japan on this date.
- 1977 Tuesday: Actress Joan Crawford died in New York.
- 1984 Thursday: The International Court of Justice said the United States should halt any actions to blockade Nicaragua’s ports (the U.S. had already said it would not recognize World Court jurisdiction on this issue.
- 1994 Tuesday: Nelson Mandela takes the oath of office as the first black president of South Africa. Meanwhile, the state of Illinois executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy, 52, for the murders of 33 young men and boys- worthless POS.
- 2003 Saturday: A citizen who had been visiting Toronto, Canada, takes the first confirmed case of SARS- a disease out of communist China- back to his native Finland.
- 2004 Monday: President George W. Bush reacted with “deep disgust and disbelief” during a Pentagon visit as he examined recent photos of and video clips of American soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners. Meanwhile, in Baghdad, Iraq, U.S.
military forces obliterate the headquarters of jihadist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. Problem was that the jihadists had already fled.
- 2005 Tuesday: In Tbilisi, Georgia, President George W. Bush gets the shock of his life while meeting with Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili when a terrorist throws a hand grenade at him.
However, the explosive device failed to detonate and the lives of both men were spared.
- 2006 Wednesday: In a rare move, the Chi-Coms declassify some diplomatic records from 1956 and 1960 that detail the split between the Chi-Coms and their Soviet Union benefactors.
- 2007 Thursday: The U.S. House of Representatives passes a $96 billion war bill that will continue funding the disasters in Iraq and Afghanistan just so long as certain benchmarks are met in the conduct of the war. Wow.
Meanwhile, military leaders from North and South Korea agree on a rail line crossing the DMZ, the first such connection between the two countries since before the Korean War erupted in 1950.
- 2008 Saturday: Senator Barack Hussein Obama, D-IL, takes the lead in the superdelegate count- a very peculiar thing the Democrats have to steal nominations in presidential elections for their chosen candidate.
The first-term Illinois senator is smoking Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY.
- 2009 Sunday: H1N1 claims a third life in the United States and finds its way into Japan and Australia.
- 2010 Monday: Solicitor General Elena Kagan is the youngest nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court and the third woman. Elsewhere, jihadists carry out a wave of suicide attacks across Iraq, blowing up at least 102 unsuspecting souls and injuring more than 200.
Ah, the ‘religion of peace.’
- 2011 Tuesday: Exports for the month of April in China reach an all-time monthly high of $155.69 billion.
Elsewhere, CNN reports that the Central Intelligence Agency will show photos of the bullet-ridden corpse of terrorist mastermind, Osama bin Laden to the members of the military and intelligence committees in both houses of Congress.
- 2012 Thursday: In protest of the City of New York spending a proposed $300 million on the Fifth Avenue Branch of the NY Public Library, a group of more than 700 academics, scholars, writers, and others send a letter of protest to City Hall.
- 2013 Friday: Onboard the International Space Station, astronauts prepare for a contingency spacewalk to repair an anticipated ammonia leak in the station’s cooling system. Meanwhile, U.S.
government scientists during the Obama administration claimed worldwide levels of carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas climate change promoters blame for the questionable science of global warming, had hit a milestone, reaching an amount heretofore unencountered by humans.
Six years later, the planet is still going strong.
- 2014 Saturday: According to Brainy History, Brazilian police distribute pamphlets to World Cup visitors with instructions on how to behave in the event of a robbery; law enforcement means the 'advice' to protect victims from injury or death during crime.
- 2015 Sunday: As a gesture of thanks for Pope Francis’ efforts in facilitating the opening of doors between the United States and Cuba, Cuban President Raul Castro meets the pontiff at the Vatican; the Pope announces he will visit BOTH countries later that September.
- 2016 Tuesday: In India, a fertility clinic announces that a 70-year-old woman has successfully given birth to a baby boy. WTF? Sounds almost as bad as the horrible case of the Octomom.
- 2017 Wednesday: To the delight of environmentalists everywhere, the U.S. Geological Service releases a study claiming that some glaciers in Montana have receded by 85-percent over the past half-century.
No wonder imbeciles such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believe the world is coming to an end soon. Sadly, the Sun is the sole driver of all climatic changes throughout the entire Solar System.
Conversation and fighting pollution is indeed important but the Earth- and other planets- have all gone through periods of climate change throughout the history of said Solar system. Meanwhile, to the ‘horror’ of Democrats, President Donald J.
Trump shares classified intelligence regarding an ISIS attack coming soon against Russia with Russian Ambassador Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Oval Office. (Hence, Trump-Russia ‘collusion’).
- 2018 Thursday: Following Iran firing missiles into Israel’s Golan Heights from Syria, the IDF lights up Iranian targets in Syria with 70 missiles, blowing up numerous installations and other military infrastructure. Of course, Iran claims Israel started the fight.
- 2019 Friday: The United States raises tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese imports, a jump of 25-percent, following the collapse of trade talks between the United States and the communist nation.
Meanwhile, Uber becomes a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange on this date.
- 2020 Sunday: COVID-19 continues causing problems for the nations of the world what with 4,097,158 confirmed cases, 282,495 confirmed deaths, and 1,402,882 confirmed recoveries.
In the United States, we have 1,362,715 confirmed cases, 80,562 confirmed deaths, and 208,344 confirmed recoveries which is good, the recoveries that is.
Breaking down the three states in which the American Institute of Culinary Politics-the Elemental News of the Day has chef-authors, California comes first. In the Golden State, there are 66,773 confirmed cases and 2,745 confirmed deaths but no mention of recoveries.
In Hawaii, we have 732 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 561 confirmed recoveries. In Washington state, there are 16,891 confirmed cases and 931 confirmed deaths but like California, there is no mention of confirmed recoveries.
- 2021 Monday: You know the drill…
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Badfinger disbanded after their previous album and then the duo of Tom Evans and Joey Molland reformed to make a comeback album.
The resulting effort, “Airwaves,” came out on May 11, 1979, and the band featured the pair with a bevy of session musicians around them with which to create somewhat of a new sound.
However, critics were unkind and their record label made little to no effort to promote the album which saw it die a slow death.
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