UU. 2004 Tuesday: Islamic militants beheaded Kim Sun-IL, a South Korean hostage who pleaded for his life in a heart-wrenching videotape; he was the third foreign hostage decapitated in the Middle East in little over a month. Meanwhile, Mexican newspaper editor Francisco Ortiz Franco was shot to death by masked gunmen in Tijuana, Mexico.



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Happy Birthday, Senators Dianne Feinstein, and Elizabeth Warren


U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Elizabeth Warren; .38 Special featuring Larry Junstrom, Crazy Horse featuring Ralph Molina, INXS featuring Garry Gary Beers, the Nazz featuring Todd Rundgren, and the Turtles featuring Howard Kaylen:

  1. 1533: Ferdinand of Austria and Sultan Suleiman sign a peace treaty.
  2. 1559: Crazed mobs, stirred up by anti-Semitism, loot and burn the Jewish quarter of the Czech city of Prague, causing many deaths.
  3. 1611: English explorer Henry Hudson, his son, and several other people were set adrift in present-day Hudson Bay by mutineers aboard the Discovery; their fate remains unknown.
  4. 1633: The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo to recant his view that the sun, not the Earth, is the center of the universe.
  5. 1740: King Frederick II of Prussia abolishes torture and guarantees freedom of expression and of the press.
  6. 1772: England abolishes slavery.
  7. 1807: British seamen boarded the USS Chesapeake on this date, an event that would lead to the War of 1812.
  8. 1812: Napoleon Bonaparte’s Grand Army enters Russia intent on taking Moscow.
  9. 1815: Following Waterloo, Napoleon abdicates for the second time.
  10. 1868: The Union readmitted Arkansas as a state.
  11. 1870: The U.S. Congress created the United States Department of Justice on this date.
  12. 1898: In the Spanish-American War, United States Marines begin landing in Cuba.
  13. 1909: The first transcontinental auto race ended in Seattle, WA.
  14. 1911: Britain’s King George V was crowned in Westminster Abbey.
  15. 1933: When Adolf Hitler banned the participation of political parties, other than the Nazis, Germany became a one-party nation. Meanwhile, future U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein is born in San Francisco, California, on this date.  A lifelong Democrat, she would enter the U.S. Senate, representing California, on November 04, 1992 and remains there to this day.
  16. 1937: Joe Louis began his reign as world heavyweight champion by knocking out Gentleman Jim Braddock in the eighth round of their fight in Chicago.
  17. 1938: Joe Louis knocked out Max Schmeling in the first round of their rematch at Yankee Stadium.
  18. 1939: The first U.S. water-skis tournament took place at Jones Beach on Long Island, NY.
  19. 1940: During World War II, Adolf Hitler gained a stunning victory as it forced France to sign an armistice after German forces overran Paris eight days earlier.
  20. 1941: Germany, Italy, and Romania declare war on the Soviet Union. During the initial invasion, Germany overruns the Baltic States leading to Estonians uprising against their Soviet overlords.  Due to Russian unpreparedness, the Axis troops drive deep into Russian territory, destroying massive quantities of military equipment on the ground and encircling vast numbers of Soviet troops.
  21. 1942: During World War II, a Japanese submarine enters the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon and shelled Fort Stevens. Meanwhile, the U.S. Congress formally adopts the Pledge of Allegiance.
  22. 1943: Federal troops put down a race riot in Detroit that claimed more than 30 lives. Elsewhere, future drummer with Crazy Horse[i]—Ralph Molina—is born on this date.
  23. 1944: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Serviceman’s Readjustment Act of 1944, more popularly known as the “GI Bill of Rights.”
  24. 1945: With the remnants of Imperial Japanese troops either surrendering or choosing suicide, organized resistance on Okinawa ends in a U.S. victory after a brutal 81-day struggle. The victory would allow Allied air forces closer proximity to Japan to bomb the country around the clock.
  25. 1947: Howard Kaylen, future vocalist of the Turtles[ii] and a solo artist, is born in the United States on this date.
  26. 1948: Todd Rundgren[iii], future multi-instrumentalist/vocalist with the Nazz and other bands and a solo artist, is born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, on this date.
  27. 1949: Future longtime bassist with the Southern rock band, .38-Special[iv]– Larry Junstrom- is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on this date. Meanwhile, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, future Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is born.  Claiming to be a ‘Native American’ throughout the course of her adult life, she used this lie to attain almost everything she has ever sought: teaching jobs, political offices, and legal firms.  She entered the U.S. Senate on January 03, 2013, representing Massachusetts, and remains there to this day.  She also sought the 2020 presidential nomination of her party but flopped out, unable to even win her own state.
  28. 1957: In Australia, future bassist/keyboardist/backing vocalist with the Down-Under rock band, INXS[v]—Garry Gary Beers—is born on this date.
  29. 1959: The Swedish film, “Wild Strawberries,” written and directed by Ingmar Bergman, opened in New York. Meanwhile, in a bowl tournament in Miami, Florida, bowling whiz Eddie Lubanski rolled 24 consecutive strikes, a fantastic accomplishment.
  30. 1962: Air France Flight 117, a Boeing 707, crashed while on approach to Guadeloupe, killing all 113 people aboard.
  31. 1964: In a pair of rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that the Henry Miller novel, “Tropic of Cancer,” and the French film, “The Lovers,” were not obscene.
  32. 1969: The Cuyahoga River catches fire in Cleveland, drawing national attention to water pollution, and spurring the passing of the Clean Water Act and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. Elsewhere, singer-actress Judy Garland died in London at age 47.
  33. 1970: President Richard M. Nixon signed an extension of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that lowered the minimum voting age to 18.
  34. 1977: John N. Mitchell became the first former U.S. Attorney General to go to prison as he began serving a sentence for his role in the Watergate cover-up; he was released 19 months later.
  35. 1978: The neo-Nazis call off their march through Skokie, Illinois. For weeks leading up to their planned march through a Jewish neighborhood filled with Holocaust survivors, there was major uproar across the nation and the world.  Even the ACLU defended the Nazis planned march through Skokie.  They finally called it off when the threat of anti-Nazi violence became so intense, they decided it wasn’t worth the trouble.
  36. 1979: Larry Holmes scores a TKO over Michael Weaver in the 12th round of their heavyweight fight.
  37. 1981: Nut case Mark David Chapman pleaded guilty to murdering rock star John Lennon on this date.
  38. 1982: On this date, heavyweight contender Earnie Shavers improved his record to 68-11-1 with a KO in the fifth round over Billy Joe Thomas in Houston, Texas.
  39. 1984: The British airline, Virgin Atlantic, began operations.
  40. 1988: Gay rights activist Leonard Matlovich discharged from the U.S. Air Force because of his homosexuality died at the age of 44.
  41. 1990: With the crumbling of the Soviet Union, U.S. troops in Berlin begin the dismantling of Checkpoint Charlie at the division between Soviet and U.S. controlled sectors of occupied Germany.
  42. 1992: In R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that “hate crime” laws that banned cross-burning and similar expressions of racial bias violated free speech rights.
  43. 1993: Former first lady Pat Nixon died in Park Ridge, New Jersey, at age 81.
  44. 1994: In the 48th NBA Finals, the Houston Rockets beat the New York Knicks 4 games to 3.
  45. 1996 Saturday: Michael Moorer beats Axel Schultz in 11 rounds for the IBF heavyweight boxing title.
  46. 2003 Sunday: Iraq reentered the world oil market as its first shipment of crude since the U.S.-led invasion, but sabotage and looting along its largest oil pipeline delayed the flow of freshly pumped oil.
  47. 2004 Tuesday: Islamic militants beheaded Kim Sun-IL, a South Korean hostage who pleaded for his life in a heart-wrenching videotape; he was the third foreign hostage decapitated in the Middle East in little over a month. Meanwhile, Mexican newspaper editor Francisco Ortiz Franco was shot to death by masked gunmen in Tijuana, Mexico.
  48. 2008 Sunday: In Santa Monica, California, acerbic standup comedian and satirist, George Carlin, died at age 71.
  49. 2009 Monday: Kodak announces that it is going to discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film, concluding its 74-year run as an icon of photography. Elsewhere, nine people were killed when a Washington, D.C., commuter train crashed into the rear of another during afternoon rush hour.  President Barack Obama[vi] signed the nation’s toughest anti-smoking law, aiming to keep thousands of teens from getting hooked.
  50. 2011 Wednesday: After 16 years on the run, the feds finally catch up with notorious Boston crime boss and murderer by luring him down to his storage locker at his Santa Monica, California, apartment complex.
  51. 2012 Friday: The Philippines lend $1 billion to the International Monetary Fund. Meanwhile in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, a jury found former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky guilty of 45 counts of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years.  However, Mr. Sandusky is appealing a 30- to 60-year state prison sentence.   Meanwhile, in Baghdad, jihadists set off two bombs in two marketplaces killing at least 14 and wounding another 106.
  52. 2013 Saturday: UNESCO officially names Mt. Fuji in Japan a World Heritage Site.
  53. 2014 Sunday: The Phu Ancient Cities in Myanmar and the Shahr-i-Sokhta (Burnt City) in Iran have been named World Heritage Sites; the Myanmar cities were active from 200 B.C. to 900 A.D.; the Iranian city was active primarily from 3200 B.C. to about 1800 B.C.  Elsewhere, President Barack Obama, in a recorded interview aired on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” said that al-Qaida-inspired militants who had violently seized territory in Iraq could grow to power and destabilize other countries in the region.  What did he do about it?  Not a flipping thing.
  54. 2015 Monday: According to Brainy History, Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina, supports removal of the Confederate flag from state grounds; however, the state legislature must first overturn a law requiring the flag to be flown at the Confederate Soldier Monument.
  55. 2016 Wednesday: Wanting to become the first major sports franchise in Las Vegas (soccer doesn’t count), National Hockey League owners unanimously agree for the expansion team the Las Vegas Golden Nights to begin play in the 2017-18 season.
  56. 2017 Thursday: In an interview with Newsweek, Prince Harry claims that ‘no one in the British royal family wants to be king or queen.’   In 2020, his new wife, Meghan Markle would lead him away from the family and into a life of anonymity in Canada.
  57. 2018 Friday: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant; the co-owner said the move came at the request of homosexual employees who objected to Sanders’ defense of President Donald J. Trump’s effort to bar transgender people from the military. Meanwhile, in that well-known ‘bastion of freedom,’ communist China, Chinese social media blocks comedian John Oliver after he mocks Xi Jinping, now president for life.  Ah, gee, can’t take a little ribbing?  Communists lack senses of humor.
  58. 2019 Saturday: A coup attempt in Ethiopia fails with four government officials- including Army Chief of Staff General Seare Mekonnen.
  59. 2020 Monday: Law enforcement in Chicago reports that over the Father’s Day weekend, 102 people were shot, 14 died, including a 3-year-old boy sitting in his father’s car. Yet NO one is marching in the streets attacking the murderous thugs who commit these heinous crimes, NO one. They only care when a white cop shots a black brother. WTF, Chicago? Wake the f**k up and stop this black on black genocide. Meanwhile, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkin announces a plan to reclaim CHOP from the riotous scum inhabiting this area. Two people were shot in the Occupied Zone over the weekend with one death. Have the cops clean this human pond scum OUT. Finally, in Washington, D.C., violent mobs attempt to tear down the statue of General and President Andrew Jackson, the man who won the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812 and then became president. In response to the growing Chinese-funded (or so we hear) unrest, the White House evacuated all reporters. No one seems capable of stopping the communists. Americans will have to do it for the trembling GOP politicians.
  60. 2020 Monday A: The Xi Jinping Bat Flu continues running amok, taking names and lives.  Thank you, communist China, thank you.  Here are today’s stats: 8,546,919 confirmed cases, 456,726 confirmed deaths, and 4,195,274 confirmed recoveries.  Here are the stats for the United States, thanks to communist China: 2,350,756 confirmed cases, 122,085 confirmed deaths, and 732,227 confirmed recoveries.  In the three states in which, we have chef-authors- California, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 178,054 confirmed cases, 5,515 confirmed deaths, but as usual, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  In the Aloha State, here are the numbers: 814 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 651 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, in the Evergreen State, home of Jenny Durkin and CHOP, here are the stats: 28,834 confirmed cases, 1,276 confirmed deaths, and like California, Jay Inslee releases NO number of the confirmed recoveries.








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This artwork is #0137 a 24” x 36” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Brush Creek.”  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, 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!




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Beverly Carrick: The World’s Greatest Artist (1927-2012)

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Following the massive success of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon,” their record company re-released the band’s first two albums in one collection and since they did this, they also decided to combine Barrett’s two albums, “The Madcap Laughs” and “Barrett” onto one offering entitled, “Syd Barrett,” released on November 11, 1974.  If you failed to get in on the ground floor with this legendary psychedelic rock artist, this is one heck of way in which to do it so please, visit, Alibaba (NO, wait don’t go there- communist Chinese), or anywhere else and pick this one up in the format, the condition, and the price that works for you.






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Original Beverly Carrick Artworks, Beverly Carrick—World Famous Artist, INXS, Garry Gary Beers, Howard Kaylen, The Turtles, Crazy Horse, Ralph Molina, Todd Rundgren, The Nazz, .38-Special, Larry Junstrom, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Syd Barrett, Tiresias Helenus Grinikeodopuloposlus, Larry Holmes v. Mike Weaver, Michael Moorer v. Axel Schultz, R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul, Earnie Shavers v. Billy Joe Thomas,









[i] We hope to promote the music of Crazy Horse, as well as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and each member’s solo careers along within the next 5-7 years.  Please remain vigilant for when we do.

[ii] We began promoting the music of the famed California surf-rock band, the Turtles, beginning on Tuesday, 03-September-2013 through Friday, 13-September-2013.

[iii] Not clear as to when we will promote the music of either Todd Rundgren or Nazz but if we are still ticking in 50 years, we sure as heck plan on doing so.

[iv] We are not sure when we will promote the music of .38-Special but will do so when we do a big shindig for Southern rock bands.  Please stay tuned for further developments.

[v] We look forward to promoting the music of INXS sometime within the next 15 years or so.  We hope you will be there when we do.  We thank you.

[vi] Yet Barack Obama continued to smoke and smokes to this day.





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Author: Executive and Pastry Chef Tiresias

Longtime professional chef, born in Greece, emigrated to the United States in the late 1940s where my parents opened a Greek restaurant on the East Coast and then in Southern California. My siblings and I took over the restaurants from our parents in 1999 and haven't looked back since. I have been a longtime author at the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day and now am a chef-blogger here at our WordPress site.

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