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TODAY IN HISTORY—APRIL 27, 2020


TODAY IN HISTORY

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TODAY IN HISTORY—APRIL 27, 2020:

Confederate Heroes Memorial Day (Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida); State Holiday (Georgia)


A.   1296: Edward I of England defeats the Scots fighting for independence at the Battle of Dunbar.

B.    1509: Pope Julius II excommunicates the Italian state of Venice from the church.

C.    1521:  Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan met his end at the hands of angry Filipinos.

D.   1565: Cebu City, the first Spanish city in the Philippines, forms.

E.    1773: The British Parliament passes the Tea Act, one of the things that would set the colonists of New England and the North American Colonies off; this would begin the road to the start of hostilities culminating in the Revolutionary War.

F.    1777: The only land battle in Connecticut during the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Ridgefield, took place, resulting in a limited British victory.

G.   1805: During the First Barbary War, an American-led force of Marines and mercenaries captured the city of Derna, on the shores of Tripoli.

H.   1813: The Battle of York took place in Upper Canada during the War of 1812 as a U.S. force defeated the British garrison in present-day Toronto before withdrawing.

I.      1822: The 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio.

J.      1848: France frees the last slaves in its colonies worldwide.

K.   1857: Austria prohibits the Jews from establishing further congregations in the southern part of the country.

L.    1861: After Virginia secedes from the United States, West Virginia secedes from its parent state.  Meanwhile, President Abraham Lincoln suspends the right of habeas corpus.

M.  1865: The steamer Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, killing more than 1,400 people, mostly freed Union prisoners of war.

N.   1880: Francis Clarke and M.G. Foster patented the electrical hearing aid.

O.   1897: The federal government dedicates President Ulysses S. Grant’s Tomb.

P.    1915: During World War I, Ottoman Turkish forces under the command of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk launch a counterattack against Allied forces.

Q.   1937: The U.S. Social Security Administration makes its debut payments of benefits.

R.    1938: King Zog I of Albania married Countess Geraldine Apponyi de Nagy-Apponyl.  She was the first American woman to become a queen.  Elsewhere, a colored baseball appeared in a baseball game.  A game between Columbia and Fordham universities in New York City used a yellow baseball.

S.    1940: SS Chief Heinrich Himmler orders the construction of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp to begin, the destination for millions of Europe’s Jews and others designated unfit for habitation in Nazi-occupied Europe.

T.    1941: German forces occupied Athens during World War II.

U.   1942: Famed session rock drummer, Jim Keltner, is born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on this date.

V.   1943: The Soviet Union breaks off contact with the Free Polish government in Great Britain, intending to put its own Polish leadership in charge of Poland once it’s liberated.

W.  1945: Italian partisans capture Benito Mussolini and other Italian Fascists to hold for trial for crimes against the Italian people. 

X.   1946: The SS African Star went into service, which became the first ship equipped with radar.  Elsewhere, Gordon Haskell—future guitarist/vocalist with King Crimson[i]—is born in England on this date.

Y.   1947: Pete Ham—future guitarist/vocalist with the British rock band, Badfinger[ii], is born in the United Kingdom on this date.

Z.    1950: South Africa passes Group Areas Act, which segregates the races from one another.  Meanwhile, Great Britain recognized the state of Israel on this date.

AA.        1951: Future KISS[iii] guitarist, Ace Frehley—is born in the USA on this date.

BB.         1953: The United States offered $50,000 and political asylum to any Communist pilot that delivered a MIG jet.

CC.         1961: The National Football Association officially recognizes the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. 

DD.        1965: R.C. Duncan won a patent for “Pampers.”  Elsewhere, broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow died in Pawling, N.Y., two days after turning 57 years old.

EE.          1967: Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson officially opened Expo ’67 on today’s date.  Meanwhile undefeated heavyweight boxing champion, Rocky Marciano, retires from the sport.

FF.1968: Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey declared his candidacy for president, less than a month after President Lyndon Baines Johnson said he would not run for re-election. 

GG.        1972: Apollo 16 arrives safely back on Earth from exploring the Moon.

HH.        1973: Acting FBI Director L. Patrick Gray resigned after the press revealed that he had destroyed files removed from the safe of Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt.

II.    1975: North Vietnamese encircled Saigon on this date.

JJ.   1978: Convicted Watergate defendant John D. Ehrlichman was released from an Arizona prison after serving 18 months.  Elsewhere, 51 construction workers plunged to their deaths when a scaffold inside a cooling tower at the Pleasants Power Station site in West Virginia, fell 168 feet to the ground.

KK.        1982: The trial of John W. Hinckley, Jr., who had shot four people, including President Ronald Wilson Reagan, began in Washington, D.C.  The trial ended with Hinckley’s acquittal because of insanity.

LL.          1983: Nolan Ryan passes the strikeout king, Walter Johnson, by achieving 3,509 career strikeouts in Major League Baseball.

MM.      1986: Soviet Authorities order the evacuation of Pripyat a day after the Chernobyl nuclear accident.

NN.        1987: The U.S. Department of Justice prevents Austrian Chancellor Kurt Waldheim from entering the U.S. due to his service to the Nazis during World War II.

OO.        1992: The Republic of Serbia and its lone ally, Montenegro proclaimed the new Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in Belgrade and 12 other former Soviet Republics won entry into the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank as Russia collapsed.  Betty Boothroyd became the first female Speaker of Britain’s House of Commons.

PP.2006: Construction commences on the new Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City.

QQ.        2009: A 23-month-old Mexico City toddler died at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, becoming the first swine-flu death on U.S. soil.  Meanwhile, a strong earthquake hammered Mexico, rattling nerves among residents already tense from a swine flu outbreak.  Elsewhere, former WBA heavyweight champion Greg Page died at home in Louisville, Kentucky, of positional asphyxiation.  Finally, one of President Barack Hussein Obama’s Air Force One jets, a Boeing 747, and an F-16 fighter jet panicked New Yorkers as they circled over lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty for what turned out to be a photo op.  Many people believe this to have been staged, the president committing a heinous practical joke above a city scarred from the 9-11 Attacks eight years before.  What a POS.

RR.         2010: The U.S. Senate investigates the banking firm of Goldman-Sachs due to their making BILLIONS of dollars during the collapse of the housing market. 

SS.2011: Powerful tornadoes raked the South and Midwest; according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, more than 120 twisters resulted in 316 deaths. 

TT.          2012: The wives and children of the dead terrorist thug, Osama bin Laden suffer deportation from Pakistan back to their homes in Saudi Arabia.

UU.        2013: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer breaks his shoulder on a fall from his bicycle and is taken to the hospital by ambulance.  Meanwhile, in Karachi, Pakistan, members of the so-called ‘religion of peace,’ Islam, launch a terror attack killing 10 and injuring at least 25 people. 

VV.        2017: Julius Youngner, American virologist who helped create the Salk polio vaccine dies at age 96 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

WW.     2018: North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un meets with his South Korean counterpart, President Moon Jae-in to ‘end the Korean War and to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons.’  Meanwhile, German leader Angela Merkel makes a one-day trip to Washington, D.C., to meet with President Donald J. Trump.

XX.        2019: Our beloved Pope Francis donates half-a-million bucks to ‘help’ migrants trying to reach the U.S. border via caravan who are stranded in Mexico City.  Let them remain there.  Meanwhile, a shooter opens fire at a synagogue in Poway, California, managing to slay one and wound three before being taken down himself.   God bless the victims.















BEVERLY CARRICK ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF THE DAY:



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ALBUM OF THE DAY AT THE AICPENDBLOG.COM:

The next album upon which, Pink Floyd appeared was another movie soundtrack, the music for the ‘critically acclaimed’ movie, “Zabriskie Point,” which came out on June 06, 1972.  The album featured music by the Grateful Dead and Kaleidoscope, the Youngbloods, among others.  There is a wide range of music cobbled together on this album and unlike the movie, which was a pain in the ass to watch, the soundtrack is a lot of fun.  We hope everyone will seek this album out and consider adding it to their growing collection of nothing but the absolute best in music.











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[ii] We should have shared the music of Badfinger at the time we promoted that of the Beatles but guess what?  We flipping failed just as we failed to promote the music of Thunderclap Newman at the same time we did the Who.  One day, we sure as heck will so please remain vigilant.

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