CCC. 2017 Wednesday: ABC and a South Dakota meat producer announced a settlement in a $1.9 billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on a beef products that critics dubbed “pink slime.” Meanwhile, communist China’s President Xi Jinping visits the former British Crown Colony of Hong Kong to mark 20 years since the Brits were forced to turn it over to mainland China.



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President James Madison; U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta; the flag of the Gay Nazis; and Procol Harum featuring Dave Knights:

  1. 767: St. Paul I ends his reign as Catholic Pope.
  2. 1461: Edward IV is crowned king of England.
  3. 1519: Fellow nobles elect Charles V Holy Roman Emperor.
  4. 1748: After a public execution takes place in Amsterdam, the ensuing riot kills more than 200 people.
  5. 1776: Continental Army private and bodyguard to General George Washington, Thomas Hickey, convicted of mutiny and sedition goes to the gallows.
  6. 1778: The Revolutionary War Battle of Monmouth took place in New Jersey; it was from this battle that the legend of “Molly Pitcher” arose. It was said that she carried water to injured soldiers and then took over firing her husband’s cannon after he became wounded himself.
  7. 1807: British troops land at Ensenada, Argentina, in a drive to control the nation.
  8. 1820: Tomatoes are proven non-poisonous.
  9. 1836: James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, died in Montpelier, Virginia.
  10. 1838: Britain’s Queen Victoria was crowned in Westminster Abbey.
  11. 1855: The fraternity, Sigma Chi undergoes founding in North America.
  12. 1863: During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Major General George C. Meade the new commander of the Army of the Potomac, following the resignation of Major General Joseph Hooker.
  13. 1894: Labor Day becomes a Federal holiday.
  14. 1895: El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua form the Central American Union.
  15. 1896: In Pittston, Pennsylvania, at the Newton Coal Company’s Twin Mine Shaft, an explosion causes a massive cave-in devouring 58 miners.
  16. 1902: The United States buys the concession to build the Panama Canal from France for $40 million.
  17. 1911: Samuel J. Battle became the first African-American police officer in New York City on this date.
  18. 1914: Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, were assassinated in Sarajevo by Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip—the event that sparked World War I.
  19. 1919: The Treaty of Versailles was signed in France, ending the First World War. Elsewhere, in Independence, Missouri, future president Harry S. Truman marred Elizabeth Virginia Wallace.
  20. 1922: The Irish Civil War began as rival nationalists over the Anglo-Irish Treaty establishing the Irish Free State, which lasted nearly a year, resulting in defeat for anti-treaty forces.
  21. 1926: Gottlieb Daimier and Karl Benz merge their two automotive companies to form Mercedes-Benz.
  22. 1934: Adolf Hitler flies to Essen, Germany, for the commencement of the infamous ‘Night of the Long Knives,” where the SS wiped out the leadership of the SA, the paramilitary storm troopers. Meanwhile, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the National Housing Act, which established the Federal Housing Administration.
  23. 1935: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt orders the construction of a vault for the nation’s gold stocks at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
  24. 1938: In Monterey, California, future 23rdS. Secretary of Defense- among other things- Leon Panetta is born. A Democrat, he served under President Barack Obama from 07-01-2011 to 02-26-2013.  (it is interesting to note that he was a Republican until 1971 and then a Democrat from 1971 onward).
  25. 1939: Pan American Airways began regular trans-Atlantic air service with a flight that departed New York for Marseilles, France.
  26. 1940: Romania cedes Bessarabia to the Soviet Union.
  27. 1941: At Kishinev, Russia, German and Romanian troops murder 11,000 Jews.
  28. 1942: Colonel-General Hermann Hoth’s German Sixth Panzer Army enters the Russian city of Voronezh on this date.
  29. 1944: The Republican National Convention nominated New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey for president and Ohio Governor John W. Bricker for vice president.
  30. 1945: David Knights, future bassist with the British rock band, Procol Harum[i], is born on this date in the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, U.S. General Douglas MacArthur announced the end of Japanese resistance in the Philippines.
  31. 1950: North Korean forces captured Seoul, the capital of South Korea.
  32. 1951: “Amos and Andy” premieres on CBS-TV.
  33. 1956: Factory workers in Poznan, Poland, take to the streets, sparking one of the first major protests against the communist government.
  34. 1960: In Cuba, Fidel Castro confiscated American-owned oil refineries without compensation.
  35. 1964: Civil rights activist Malcolm X declared, “We want equality by any means necessary” during the Founding Rally of the Organization of Afro-American Unity in New York.
  36. 1965: Early Bird (Intelsat I)—the first commercial communications satellite in orbit—commenced operations on this date.
  37. 1967: During the Six-Day War, Israel annexes East Jerusalem.
  38. 1968: President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Uniform Monday Holiday Bill, which moved commemorations for Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day to Monday, creating three-day holiday weekends, beginning in 1971.
  39. 1969: The Stonewall Riots begin in New York City, marking the start of the Gay Rights movement.
  40. 1971: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rules 8-0 to overturn the draft-dodging conviction of boxer Cassius Clay aka Muhammad Ali.
  41. 1972: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon announced that ‘no new draftees would serve in Vietnam’ on this date.
  42. 1976: The first female applicants entered the U.S. Air Force Academy on this date.
  43. 1978: The Supreme Court ordered the University of California-Davis Medical School to admit Allan Bakke, a white man who argued he had been a victim of reverse racial discrimination.
  44. 1987: When Iraqi warplanes bomb the Iranian town of Sardasht, this marks the first time in military history when an attack with chemical weapons specifically targets a civilian population.
  45. 1988: Heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson launches a lawsuit to sever ties to manager Bill Clayton.
  46. 1989: About a million Serbs gathered to mark the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Kosovo in 1389.
  47. 1994: President Bill Clinton became the first chief executive in history to set up a personal legal defense fund and ask Americans to contribute to it.
  48. 1997: In the third round of their heavyweight championship fight, boxing officials disqualify Mike Tyson for biting off a piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear.
  49. 2004 Monday: The U.S.-led coalition transferred sovereignty to the interim Iraqi government two days ahead of schedule. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that the War on Terrorism did not give the government a ‘blank check’ to hold a U.S. citizen and foreign-born terror suspects in legal limbo.
  50. 2012 Thursday: South Korea announces that it and Japan will sign a pact that calls for the sharing of sensitive information between the two nations; this is designed to forestall China’s move on lands claimed by them.
  51. 2013 Friday: Just hours after a federal appeals court freed homosexual couples to obtain marriage licenses in the state of California for the first time in 4.5 years, the four plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court case that overturned the Golden State’s same-sex ‘marriage’ ban tied the knot. Woo-hoo! Meanwhile, for the first time since 2010, gold falls below $1,200 an ounce.
  52. 2014 Saturday: After tens of thousands of children have crossed the southern border from Central America through Mexico during the past 8 months, President Barack Obama requests $2 billion in emergency measures to deal with the situation and to relocate and resettle the kids through all 50 states.
  53. 2015 Sunday: Carrying more than two tons of food, provisions, supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station, an unmanned Space X rocket explodes shortly after launch.
  54. 2016 Tuesday: At Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, jihadists go on the offensive by launching simultaneous suicide bombings and machine gun attacks that kill 42 people and wound another 200-plus people. Stay away from this crap hole.
  55. 2017 Wednesday: ABC and a South Dakota meat producer announced a settlement in a $1.9 billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on a beef products that critics dubbed “pink slime.” Meanwhile, communist China’s President Xi Jinping visits the former British Crown Colony of Hong Kong to mark 20 years since the Brits were forced to turn it over to mainland China.
  56. 2018 Thursday: The World Health Organization announces that thanks to the new Merck vaccine, the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is in containment.  Congratulations!
  57. 2019 Friday: The European Union arrives at a deal with the South American trading block, Mercosur, the biggest trade deal so far swung by the EU.  Due to issues between Donald Trump and the EU, the union of European countries much like China, is trying to find alternatives to dealing with the United States.
  58. 2020 Sunday: The COVID-19 Wuhan Virus Crisis, aka the Kung Flu, aka the Xi Jinping Bat Flu, continues causing problems.  Here are the numbers for the globe today: 10,012,244 confirmed cases, 499,486 confirmed deaths, and 5,077,700 confirmed recoveries.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 2,584,126 confirmed cases, 127,642 confirmed deaths, and 784,319 confirmed recoveries.  In the three states in which, the American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day, aka the AICPENDBLOG.COM, possesses chef-authors- California, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 211,243 confirmed cases, 5,905 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  In Hawaii, here are today’s stats: 872 confirmed cases, 18 confirmed deaths, and 705 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 31,404 confirmed cases, 1,310 confirmed deaths, but much like California- and other Blue States- NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.










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This artwork is #0143 a 40” x 60” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Sunset’s Splendor.”  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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Syd Barrett’s record company released an archival effort on March 20, 2004, “The Radio One Sessions,” an album from a British music show, John Peel’s Top Gear Show that featured the complete show plus three other tunes heretofore unreleased.  Here the artist, joined by David Gilmour (bass) and Jerry Shirley (drums) performs eight songs from his first two solo albums.  No one ever knew for sure what they would get with Barrett but here, he delivers a good set and as a blast from the past, this one is definitely worth seeking out and adding to your collection.  You will indeed enjoy it.  We thank you.






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The above icon is the “Trademark of Quality and Symbol of Integrity/Logo” of the Magnolia Hilltop Brewers and of What’s Cookin’ Productions.    The AICP-END Blog copyrights this article © 06-28-2020, all rights reserved.

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Original Beverly Carrick Artworks, Beverly Carrick—World Famous Artist, President James Madison, Procol Harum, David Knights, U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Syd Barrett, Tiresias Helenus Grinikeodopuloposlus, Mike Tyson v. Evander Holyfield,










[i] We began promoting the music of both Procol Harum and Robin Trower along with Gary Brooker beginning on Monday, 16-March-2015 through Sunday, 31-May-2015.  We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your growing music collection.





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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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