S. 1943: On the second day of the fighting at Kursk in the Soviet Union, more than 25,500 Axis troops are killed by the Russians; the numbers of dead Soviets were more than quadruple that number.



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  1. 1483: England’s King Richard III was crowned in Westminster Abbey.
  2. 1535: Sir Thomas Moore was executed in England for high treason.
  3. 1560: England and Scotland sign the Treaty of Edinburg.
  4. 1699: Captain William Kidd, the pirate, underwent capture in Boston and then suffered deportation back to England.
  5. 1777: During the American Revolution, British forces captured Fort Ticonderoga.
  6. 1798: A U.S. immigration law makes aliens “liable to be apprehended, restrained…, and removed as alien enemies.”
  7. 1835: The fourth chief justice of the United States Supreme Court and 13th overall justice on the nation’s high court- John Marshall- died on this date in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Nominated by President John Adams to fill the seat of Oliver Ellsworth, Marshall, a Federalist, served from 02-04-1801 to 07-06-1835.  Prior to becoming chief justice, Marshall served as the nation’s fourth secretary of state.
  8. 1848: With the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo, the Mexican American War ends and Mexico cedes vast amounts of territory.
  9. 1854: The first official meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan.
  10. 1858: Lyman Blake patented the shoe manufacturing machine.
  11. 1885: French scientist Louis Pasteur tested an anti-rabies vaccine on 9-year-old Joseph Meister, whom an infected dog had bitten; the vaccine worked and the boy did not develop rabies.
  12. 1905: For the first time in history, police officials in Europe and in the U.S. exchanged fingerprints; the person undergoing the check was a man named John Walker.
  13. 1917: During World War I, Arab forces led by T. E. Lawrence and Auda Abu Tayi captured the port of Aqaba from the Turks.
  14. 1919: A British dirigible landed in New York at Roosevelt Field. It completed the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.
  15. 1923: Russian leaders formally established the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on this date.
  16. 1932: The postage rate for first class mail in the United States went from 2 cents to 3 cents.
  17. 1933: The first All-Star baseball game was played at Chicago’s Comiskey Park; the American League defeated the National League, 4-2.
  18. 1942: Anne Frank, her parents and sister entered a ‘secret annex’ in an Amsterdam building where they were later joined by four other people; they managed to hide from Nazi occupiers for two years before someone turned them in and they were arrested.
  19. 1943: On the second day of the fighting at Kursk in the Soviet Union, more than 25,500 Axis troops are killed by the Russians; the numbers of dead Soviets were more than quadruple that number.
  20. 1944: An estimated 168 people died in a fire that broke out during a performance in the main tent of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus in Hartford, Connecticut. Elsewhere, famed violinist, Byron Berline, who played with the Rolling Stones and the Flying Burrito Brothers[i] among others was born in the United States on this date.
  21. 1945: President Harry S. Truman signed an executive order establishing the Medal of Freedom. Elsewhere, Nicaragua became the first nation to ratify the United Nations Charter.
  22. 1946: Future 43rdS. President George W. Bush, is born in New Haven, Connecticut, on this date. A Republican, he would serve from January 20, 2001 to January 20, 2009.  Prior to serving as president, he was the 46th governor of Texas, serving in that office from 01-17-1995 to 2000.
  23. 1949: During a FREAK heat wave along the central coast of Portugal, temperatures hit 158°F and remain there for two minutes…what does the Global Warming crowd think about this? Meanwhile, in San Francisco, CA, future drummer with the original Santana[ii] band, Michael Shrieve, is born.
  24. 1957: Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to win a Wimbledon singles championship as she defeated fellow American Darlene Hard, 6-3, 6-2. Elsewhere, 16-year-old John Lennon first met 15-year-old Paul McCartney when Lennon’s band, the Quarrymen skiffle group, performed a gig at St. Peter’s Church in Woolton, Liverpool.
  25. 1961: A Portuguese ship explodes near Mozambique resulting in the deaths of more than 300 people.
  26. 1962: Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner, one of the giants of Southern literature, died in Byhalia, Miss., at age 64.
  27. 1963: The cult horror movie, “Blood Feast” had its world premiere at a drive-in theater in Peoria, Illinois.
  28. 1964: The movie, “A Hard Day’s Night,” starring the Beatles[iii] had its world premiere in London. Meanwhile, the British Colony of Nyasaland became the independent country of Malawi.
  29. 1967: The Biafran War ends as Nigerian troops invade the rebel district.
  30. 1969: Filming begins on the movie, “The Outlaw Ned Kelly” starring Mick Jagger.[iv]
  31. 1970: California passes the first “No Fault” divorce law.
  32. 1971: Jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong died in New York at age 69.
  33. 1983 Wednesday: Fred Lynn of the California Angels hit the first and, to date, only grand slam in an All-Star game as the American League zoomed to a 13-3 victory over the National League in Comiskey Park. Elsewhere, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that retirement plans could not pay women smaller monthly amounts than they paid men.
  34. 1985 Saturday: Martina Navratilova won her fourth consecutive Wimbledon singles title.
  35. 1988 Wednesday: One-hundred-and-sixty-seven North Sea oil workers were killed when explosions and fires destroyed a drilling platform. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world, medical wasters and other debris began washing up on New York City-area seashores, forcing the closure of several beaches.
  36. 1989 Thursday: The U.S. Army destroyed its last Pershing 1A missiles at an ammunition plant at Karnack, Texas, under terms of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
  37. 1994 Wednesday: Fourteen firefighters were killed while battling a several-days-old blaze on Storm King Mountain in Colorado.
  38. 1996 Saturday: Steffi Graf won her seventh Wimbledon title.
  39. 1997 Sunday: The Mars Pathfinder released Sojourner, a robotic rover, onto the surface of Mars. The spacecraft landed on the Red Planet on July 4.
  40. 2003 Sunday: Liberian leader Charles Taylor accepted an offer of asylum in Nigeria and went there the following month. Elsewhere, Roger Federer became the first Swiss man to win a Grand Slam title, defeating Mark Philippoussis in the Wimbledon final.  Finally, actor Buddy Ebsen died in Torrance, California, at age 95.
  41. 2004 Tuesday: Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry chose former rival John Edwards to be his running mate. Elsewhere, a U.S. fighter pilot who had mistakenly bombed Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan in 2002, killing four, was found guilty in New Orleans of dereliction of duty; Major Harry Schmidt was reprimanded and docked a month’s pay.
  42. 2006 Thursday: Skip Battin—bassist with the 1970s’ edition of the Byrds[v] and Flying Burrito Brothers[vi]—died from the complications of Alzheimer’s Disease.
  43. 2009 Monday: Robert McNamara, the 8thS. secretary of defense who had ramped up America’s involvement in the Vietnam War despite private doubts, died in Washington, D.C., at age 93. A Republican, he served under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson from 01-21-1961 to 02-29-1968.  In 1978, he became a member of the Democratic Party.
  44. 2010 Tuesday: In Hawaii, a bill that would allow same-sex unions is vetoed by Governor Linda Lingle, a Republican.
  45. 2011 Wednesday: Exiled Tibetans are banned from celebrating the Dalai Lama’s birthday; Nepalese authorities fear the gatherings would become anti-Chinese.
  46. 2012 Friday: Yahoo and Facebook agree to settle a patent dispute, dropping lawsuits against each other and now forming an advertising and content-sharing alliance that expands an existing partnership between the two companies. Meanwhile, the California State Senate passes a bill to build a high-speed railroad between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
  47. 2013 Saturday: Egypt names Mohamed El Baradei Prime Minister.
  48. 2014 Sunday: Stemming from attempts by the Federal Reserve to end stimulus efforts in the United States and as the global economy has been growing, financial forecasts have begun to diminish due to weak global growth, spending and risks associated with the American economy.
  49. 2015 Monday: Despite the outcome of a national referendum favoring his position against adhering to the austerity measures called for by the European Union, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis announces he is going to step down. Economist Euclid Tsakalotos will take his place.
  50. 2016 Wednesday: In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, while the police have him restrained on the ground, one of them shoots black American Alton Sterling. Meanwhile, bystanders film the incident.
  51. 2017 Thursday: The government of Sri Lanka confirms an outbreak of dengue fever with at least 227 of its citizens dead.  Meanwhile, the French government swears to ban all diesel and gasoline powered vehicles by 2040.  Good for you, such virtue signaling!
  52. 2018 Friday: A former Thai navy SEAL died while diving in flooded cave passageways to deliver supplies to 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach who’d been trapped for nearly two weeks.
  53. 2019 Saturday: In a single day, NBA team Los Angeles Clippers become a major contender by acquiring two major superstars.  First, they get Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard who had just won the Toronto Raptors’ first NBA Finals Title by beating the Golden State Warriors and second, they acquire Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder for a promise of numerous trade players and future picks to come.
  54. 2020 Monday: In a thumb’s up to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and four others who joined with it to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline, Obama-appointed Judge James Boasberg denied the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers additional permits to keep the pipeline going, ordering it be shutdown completely by August 5, 2020. Of course, liberals are overjoyed as this is a BIG WIN in their war on fossil fuels.  Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 in the ‘faithless electors’ case that everyone chosen to represent a state’s voters in the Electoral College must vote with their fellow citizens and that IF they go against what they are sworn to do, their state governments CAN punish them if they so choose.  Hmmm, we will see.  Finally, famed country music artist Charlie Daniels died from a stroke today at the age of 83.
  55. 2020 Monday A: Here are today’s Xi Jinping Bat Flu Statistics for the globe: 11,483,400 confirmed cases, +178,866, 535,027 confirmed deaths, +3,368, and 6,214,206 confirmed recoveries, +103,111. Here are the numbers for the United States: 2,932,047 confirmed cases, UP by 15,205 new cases, 132,007 confirmed deaths, UP by 110 new deaths, and 878,993 confirmed recoveries, UP by 2,999 new recoveries.   Next, in the three states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day employs chef-authors, California, Hawaii, and Washington, here are the stats, Golden State first: 271,684 confirmed cases, 6,337 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 1,023 confirmed cases, 19 confirmed deaths, and 777 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, in the Ever-Red, uh, we mean, the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 35,898 confirmed cases, 1,359 confirmed deaths, but like California, the slope-headed governor, Jay Inslee, won’t share the number of confirmed recoveries.  Shame on these flipping Democrats.
  56. 2020 Monday B: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 26,287.03, UP 459.67 points (1.78%). Next, the NASDAQ: 10,433.65, UP 226.02 points (2.21%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,179.72, UP 49.71 points (1.59%).  Tech and financial shares are the BIG GAINERS.  Currently, GOLD is at 1,795.70, UP 2.20 (0.12%), SILVER is at 18.64, UP 0.053 (0.29%), PALLADIUM is at 1,947.50, and PLATINUM 825.00.  Light Sweet Crude Oil is 40.56, DOWN 0.070 (0.17%).









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This artwork is #0151 a 24” x 48” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “The Sunset Sky.”  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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[i] We presented the music of the Flying Burrito Brothers beginning Sunday, 23-February-2014 and concluded our presentation on Thursday, 06-March-2014.

[ii] We should have promoted the music of Journey around the time we did the music of Santana. We hope to do so sometime within the next 10-12 years.  We hope you will remain alert for the day when we do.

[iii] We began promoting the music of both the Beatles and the band’s individual components on Friday, 04-November-2016 through Sunday, 11-June-2018.  Besides the Beatles, we also promoted the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Wings, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys.

[iv] We shared the music of the Stones beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016.  This included the members’ solo projects.  We sure as heck hope you check out the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richard, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Mick Taylor.  Ronnie Wood you can find during the presentation of the Faces.

[v] We offered the music of the Byrds beginning on Monday, 16-January-2012 and concluded the presentation on Friday, 17-February-2012.

[vi] We presented the music of the Flying Burrito Brothers beginning Sunday, 23-February-2014 and concluded our presentation on Thursday, 06-March-2014.


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Author: Chef Vladimir, ACF-CWC

This would have been my photo, I, your host, back in the 1980's when I was the Executive Chef at a country club in the Napa Valley but for security purposes, we have scaled some of our personal info back so now, you get a caricature of me done by up-and-coming Bakersfield street artist, Simone. Nice job, Simone! However, I spent many years working in professional Food Service, having begun as a young boy working for my father in his restaurant over on the coast in Pismo Beach. Food Service is in my blood and it's something I still do actively every day in my late eighties in Washington State. Chef Vladimir Gdansk writes from Mukilteo, Washington. Chef Vladimir Gdansk is a moderate Republican. Contact Chef Vladimir at the following email address

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