NN. 1981: The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issues its “Resolution on Certain Questions in the History of our Party since the Founding of the People’s Republic of China,” laying the blame for the Cultural Revolution on Mao Zedong—this is what communists do: blame their leaders for their failures. Watch out there, Comrade Xi!



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Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan; The Beach Boys featuring Bruce Johnson, Hot Tuna and the Jefferson Airplane featuring Joey Covington, the Who featuring John Entwistle, and Yes featuring Chris Squire:

  1. 678: St. Agatho begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
  2. 1580: Duke van Alva of Spain and his army occupy neighboring Portugal.
  3. 1743: On the battlefield in Bavaria, George II personally leads troops into battle. It is the last time a British monarch would command troops in the field.
  4. 1778: After the British left, the Liberty Bell returns to Philadelphia.
  5. 1787: English historian Edward Gibbon completed work on his six-volume work, “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.”
  6. 1806: The British occupy Buenos Aires.
  7. 1844: An outraged mob in Carthage, Illinois, killed Mormon leader Joseph Smith and his brother, Hyrum.
  8. 1846: Construction workers linked New York City and Boston with telegraph wires on this date.
  9. 1847: On this date, New York and Boston were now linked by telegraph wires.
  10. 1864: Confederate forces could repel a frontal assault by Union troops in the Civil War Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in Georgia.
  11. 1867: The Bank of California opens its doors to customers.
  12. 1876: The Democrat Party selects Samuel J. Tilden as its presidential candidate.
  13. 1880: Author-lecturer Hellen Keller, who lived most of her life without sight or hearing, was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama.
  14. 1885: Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter applied for a patent for the gramophone. The government granted it to them on May 04, 1886.
  15. 1890: George Dixon becomes the first black boxing champion fighting in the bantamweight class.
  16. 1893: The New York Stock Market crashed. By the end of the year, 600 banks and 74 railroads had gone out of business.
  17. 1895: The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives, occurred on this date.
  18. 1914: Jack Johnson beats Frank Moran in the 20th round for the heavyweight boxing title.
  19. 1918: Two German pilots were saved by parachutes for the first time in history.
  20. 1922: The first Newberry Medal, recognizing excellent in children’s literature, was awarded in Detroit to “The Story of Mankind” by Hendrik Willem van Loon.
  21. 1924: Democrats offered Mrs. Leroy Springs for the vice-presidential nomination, which made her the first woman considered for the job.
  22. 1927: The U.S. Marines adopted the English bulldog as their mascot.
  23. 1929: German President Paul von Hindenburg declares that his country will not repay the reparations demanded of it by the victors of World War I. Elsewhere, scientists at Bell Laboratories in New York revealed a system for transmitting television pictures.
  24. 1931: Igor Sikorsky filed U.S. Patent 1,994,488, which marked the breakthrough in helicopter technology.
  25. 1941: Romanian government forces launch one of the most violent pogroms in Jewish history in the city of Iasi, resulting in the murder of at least 13,266 Jews.
  26. 1942: The FBI announced the arrests of eight Nazi saboteurs put ashore in Florida and Long Island, New York. All underwent trial and received sentences of death; six were executed while two were spared for turning themselves in and cooperating with U.S. authorities.  Elsewhere, future Beach Boy[i], Bruce Johnson, was born in the United States on this date.
  27. 1944: During World War II, American forces liberated the French port of Cherbourg from the Germans.
  28. 1945: Joey Covington, drummer for both the Jefferson Airplane[ii] and Hot Tuna[iii], was born on this date.
  29. 1950: The U.N. Security Council passed a resolution calling on member nations to help South Korea repel an invasion from the North. Meanwhile, President Harry S. Truman ordered the Air Force and Navy into the Korean conflict.
  30. 1954: CIA-sponsored guerillas overthrow the legitimate government of Guatemala.
  31. 1957: More than 500 people were killed when Hurricane Audrey- a Category 4 storm- slammed through coastal Louisiana and Texas. Authorities placed the official death toll from the storm at 390, although a variety of state, federal, and local sources have estimated the loss of life at between 400 and 600.
  32. 1960: British Somaliland becomes part of Somalia.
  33. 1962: In Palo Alto, California, future Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan is born. Of no political party, he would serve under President Donald J. Trump from 01-01-2019 to 06-23-2019.
  34. 1969: Police raid the Stonewall Gay Bar in Greenwich Village, New York, which leads to a riot of more than 1,000 patrons against the cops lasing three days.
  35. 1971: After only three years in business, rock promoter Bill Graham closes the Fillmore East in New York, the “Church of Rock and Roll.”
  36. 1973: John W. Dean tells the Watergate Commission about the ‘enemies list’ of President Richard M. Nixon. Elsewhere, the President of Uruguay Juan María Bordaberry dissolves parliament and establishes a dictatorship.
  37. 1974: President Richard M. Nixon opened an official visit to the Soviet Union.
  38. 1976: Air France Flight 139 (Tel Aviv-Athens-Paris) experiences a hijacking en route to Paris by the PLO and flies to Entebbe, Uganda, instead.
  39. 1977: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rules 4-4 that it is permissible for attorneys to advertise. Meanwhile, France grants independence to Djibouti.
  40. 1981: The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issues its “Resolution on Certain Questions in the History of our Party since the Founding of the People’s Republic of China,” laying the blame for the Cultural Revolution on Mao Zedong—this is what communists do: blame their leaders for their failures.
  41. 1985: Transportation Department officials remove U.S. Route 66 from the United States Highway System.
  42. 1988: Mike Tyson knocks out Michael Spinks in 91 SECONDS at Atlantic City, earning him $67 million. Elsewhere, at least 56 people were killed when a commuter train ran into a stationary train at the Gare de Lyon terminal in Paris.
  43. 1990 Wednesday: NASA announced that a flaw in the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope, was preventing the instrument from achieving optimum focus. The problem was traced to a mirror that had not been ground to exact specifications; corrective optics were later installed to repair the problem and now, all is good.
  44. 1991 Thursday: Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first black jurist to sit on the nation’s highest court, announced his retirement. His departure led to the contentious nomination of one of the finest jurors anywhere, Clarence Thomas, to succeed him. Elsewhere, after declaring independence two days prior, Yugoslav troops, tanks and aircraft invade Slovenia, starting the Ten-Day War.
  45. 2002 Thursday: John Entwistle, bassist, horn, and secondary vocalist with the Who[iv] dies from a cocaine-induced heart attack prior to the Who launching a major North American tour.
  46. 2007 Wednesday: Tony Blair resigns as British prime minister, a position he had held since 1997.
  47. 2008 Friday: Bill Gates resigns from Microsoft to devote his energies to his charity work.
  48. 2011 Monday: The Los Angeles Dodgers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  49. 2012 Wednesday: After negotiations with creditors fail, the California city of Stockton files for bankruptcy protection, making it the largest city in the U.S. to do so.
  50. 2013 Thursday: China’s president, Xi Jinping, and South Korean President Park Geun-hye meet for four days of talks aimed at reducing tensions on the Korean Peninsula— why did no one invite the North Koreans.
  51. 2014 Friday: Bobby Womack, outstanding vocalist and songwriter died at the age of 70.
  52. 2015 Saturday: According to Brainy History, the Greek Parliament votes in favor of holding a referendum on July 5th regarding whether the country should accept reforms in exchange for continued bailouts; current bailouts expire on June 30th, the day that a $1.8 billion debt payment is due. Elsewhere, Chris Squire—famed bassist with the British rock band, Yes[v], —lost his battle with leukemia on this date.
  53. 2016 Monday: Once again demonstrating their anthesis towards the American people, a short-handed U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a Texas abortion law 5-3.
  54. 2017 Tuesday: According to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook has crossed the 2 billion users plateau. Boy, George Orwell would have loved this!  Meanwhile, the European Union SLAMS Google for unfair competition practices and hands them a bill for $2.7 billion.  Boy, that will teach that worthless POS Sundar Pichai!
  55. 2018 Wednesday: U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announces his retirement effective July 31st. Meanwhile, in one of the MOST EMBARRASSING election losses in ages, New York Democrat Congressman Joe Crowley, a powerful member of leadership, goes down in flames as bar maid Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez DEFEATS him in the state’s primary.  He would not even debate this crazy chick because he dismissed her and look what happened to him: LOSER with a capital “L.”
  56. 2019 Thursday: The John Roberts U.S. Supreme Court does it again: it rules in a 6-3 ruling that the U.S. 2020 Census cannot contain a citizenship question. WTF?  The court also rules that partisan gerrymandering is A-Okay in that the party in power can rejigger the boundary lines of congressional districts.  No wonder the Dems in California are stealing elections.  Again, WTF?
  57. 2020 Saturday: Here are today’s COVID-19 Wuhan Virus, aka the Xi Jinping Bat Flu, aka the Chinese Flu, you know, the Chinese “gift” that won’t stop giving, statistics for today: 9,891,728 confirmed cases, 496,075 confirmed deaths, and 5,004,567 confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, here are today’s numbers: 2,556,465 confirmed cases, 127,452 confirmed deaths, and 783,235 confirmed recoveries.  Next, in the three states where the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 206,433 confirmed cases, 5,872 confirmed deaths, but thanks to Gov. Gavin Newsom being little more than a festering POS, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  In Hawaii, here are the stats: 866 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 705 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, in the too-far-left-to-save-state-of-Washington, here are the stats: 31,351 confirmed cases, 1,310 confirmed deaths, and like California’s worthless governor, Gov. Jay Inslee won’t list the number of confirmed recoveries.






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This artwork is #0142 a 24” x 48” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Where the Pines Meet the Sea.”  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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Hard to believe, Syd Barrett’s record company and Pink Floyd band mates put together another compilation entitled, “The Best of Syd Barrett: Wouldn’t You Miss Me,” and released it on April 16, 2001.  The album featured material from “The Madcap Laughs,” “Barrett,” “Opel,” and “The Peel Sessions,” as well as additional material and additional tidbits to titillate the listener,  If you have yet to consider listening to this fabulous artist, why not seek this one out and add it to your listening rotation.  Without Barrett, there would never have been Pink Floyd so please, look for it now and enjoy.






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[i] We hope to present the Beach Boys and its members at some point within the next five years.

[ii] We promoted the music of the Jefferson Airplane beginning on Tuesday, 05-April-2011 through Sunday, 22-May-2011.  This presentation included the Jefferson Starship, too, of which, the artist was NOT a member.

[iii] We promoted the music of Hot Tuna beginning on Tuesday, 24-April-2012 through Thursday, 23-May-2012.

[iv] We promoted the music of the Who and of its individual band members beginning on Monday, 03-August-2015 through Sunday, 29-November-2015.  We hope you will seek out the music of this veteran British band as well as of Pete Townsend, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, and Roger Daltrey.  We know you will enjoy them.

[v] We are unclear as to when we will begin promoting the music of the legendary British rock band, YES, but when we do, you will be the first to know.  This offering will go as long as- if not longer- than the Beatles and their individual members.   Please stay tuned.


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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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