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  1. 951: The city of Paris is founded.
  2. 1099: During the First Crusade, Christian soldiers marched around the occupied city of Jerusalem before launching their attack.
  3. 1497: Vasco de Gama departs Lisbon, Portugal, bound for India around the Horn of Africa.
  4. 1608: Samuel de Champlain established the first French settlement around Quebec.
  5. 1654: The first Jewish colonist to arrive in the American Colonies, Jacob Barsimmon, arrives in Manhattan.
  6. 1663: King Charles II of England granted a Royal Charter to Rhode Island.
  7. 1693: The City of New York authorized the first uniforms for police officers.
  8. 1709: Peter the Great defeated Charles XII at Poltava, Ukraine, which effectively ended the dominance of Sweden and ended its empire.
  9. 1755: Britain broke off diplomatic relations with France over rising tensions between the two world powers over their colonies in the New World.
  10. 1758: During the French and Indian Wars (the Seven Years War), British and Colonial troops assault the French and Native American fortifications at Fort Ticonderoga, New York.
  11. 1776: Colonel John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence outside the State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  12. 1777: Vermont becomes the first state to abolish slavery and permits male suffrage.
  13. 1792: France declares war on Prussia.
  14. 1795: Kent County Free School changed its name to Washington College. It was the first college to bear the name of the nation’s first president, George Washington.
  15. 1796: The United States State Department issues the first passports to citizens heading abroad.
  16. 1797: The U.S. Senate rules against Senator William Blount of Tennessee in the first impeachment and trial of a U.S. official and expels him immediately.
  17. 1800: Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse inoculates his son with the first cowpox vaccination in England.
  18. 1815: Louis XVIII returned to Paris after the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte.
  19. 1833: Russia and Turkey sign a mutual defense treaty.
  20. 1853: An expedition led by Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Tokyo Bay, Japan, on a mission to seek diplomatic and trade relations with the Japanese.
  21. 1861: Confederate General Henry Hopkins Sibley becomes commander of the New Mexico Territory’s Rebel forces.
  22. 1865: C. E. Barnes patented the machine gun.
  23. 1870: The U.S. Congress authorizes the control and the issuance of trademarks.
  24. 1876: In Hamburg, South Carolina, white supremacists attack black Republicans killing 5 of them and wounding others.
  25. 1879: The first ship to use electric lights sailed from San Francisco, CA.
  26. 1881: Edward Berner, a druggist in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, poured chocolate syrup on ice cream in a dish. To this time chocolate syrup had only been used in making ice cream sodas.
  27. 1889: The Wall Street Journal began publishing on this date in history. Elsewhere, John L. Sullivan defeated Jake Kilrain, in the last bare-knuckle fight.  The bout lasted a whopping 75 rounds.
  28. 1892: At Worcester, Massachusetts, the founding members organize the American Psychological Association.
  29. 1907: Florins Ziegfeld staged his first “Follies” on the roof of the New York Theater.
  30. 1908: Future 41st vice president of the United States—Republican, Nelson Rockefeller who would serve under President Gerald R. Ford—was born on this date.
  31. 1911: Cowgirl “Two-Gun Nan” Aspinwall became the first woman to make a solo trip by horse across the United States, arriving in New York 10 months after departing San Francisco.
  32. 1919: President Woodrow Wilson received a tumultuous welcome in New York City after returning from the Versailles Peace Conference in France.
  33. 1923: Republican President Warren G. Harding becomes the first sitting president to visit Alaska.
  34. 1940: In Kempston, Bedfordshire, UK, future bassist and vocalist with the British band, the Soft Machine[i]– Roy Babbington, is born.
  35. 1941: As the Axis juggernaut steams forward through the Baltic states, the occupiers require that ALL Jews wear yellow stars for easy identification.
  36. 1943: On the fourth day of the massive tank-and-air battle at Kursk, in the Soviet Union, German Field Marshal Walter Model commits the last Axis tank reserves in a desperate bid to win the battle.
  37. 1944: Future Allman Brothers Band[ii] drummer, Johnny “Jaimoe” Johnson is born on this date.
  38. 1947: Demolition work began in New York City for the new permanent headquarters of the United Nations. Meanwhile, a New Mexico newspaper, the Roswell Daily Record, quoted officials at Roswell Army Air Field as saying they had recovered a “flying saucer” that crashed onto a ranch; officials then said it was actually a weather balloon.  To this day and rightly so there are millions who believe what fell to Earth was alien spaceship carrying extraterrestrial beings.
  39. 1948: Colin Walker—future cellist with the British rock band, Electric Light Orchestra[iii] from 1972-1974—was born in England on this date.
  40. 1949: Famed future chef, Wolfgang Puck, was born in Austria on this date.
  41. 1950: President Harry S. Truman named General Douglas McArthur commander-in-chief of the United Nations forces in Korea; however, the president had to sack the general nine months later due to his insubordination in that he almost caused nuclear war between the U.S. and China and Russia.
  42. 1953: Notre Dame announced that the next five years of its football games would appear in theaters over closed-circuit TV.
  43. 1960: The Soviet Union charged Gary Powers, whom the Russian military shot down in his U-2 spy plane, with espionage.
  44. 1962: Just after midnight local time, Alitalia Flight 771, a DC-8, crashed as it was approaching Bombay (Mumbai), India, killing all 94 people on board it.
  45. 1963: Over rising tensions between the United States and Cuba, the federal government froze all Cuban assets within the country.
  46. 1965: Canadian Pacific Air Lines Flight 21, a Douglas DC-6B, crashed in British Columbia after the tail separated from the fuselage; all 52 people aboard the flight died in the mishap in what authorities said was the result of an apparent bombing.
  47. 1968: The Egyptian and Israeli Armies conduct artillery duels along the Suez Canal.
  48. 1970: Jim Ray Hart of the San Francisco Giants became the first National League player in 59 seasons to collect six runs-batted-in during a single inning.
  49. 1972: The Nixon administration announced a deal to sell $750 million in grain to the Soviet Union. However, the Soviets were also engaged in secretly buying subsidized American grain, resulting in what critics dubbed “The Great Grain Robbery.”
  50. 1975: President Gerald R. Ford announced he would seek a second term of office.
  51. 1981: The Solar Challenger became the first solar-powered airplane to fly across the English Channel.
  52. 1986: Kurt Waldheim underwent inauguration as the president of Austria despite controversy over his alleged ties to Nazi war crimes. Elsewhere, Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, widely regarded as the father of the nuclear Navy, died in Arlington, Virginia.
  53. 1994: Kim Il Sung, North Korea’s communist dictator since 1948, died at age 82.
  54. 1997 Tuesday: NATO invites Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic to join the organization. Elsewhere, Kurt Waldheim took the oath of office as the president of Austria despite controversy over his ALLEGED ties to Nazi war crimes.
  55. 1999: NATO invited Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic to join the alliance.
  56. 2004: Venus Williams beat Lindsay Davenport 6-3, 7-6 (3) for her first Grand Slam title, becoming the first black female champion at Wimbledon since Althea Gibson in 1957-58.
  57. 2003: Sudan Airways Flight 139 crashes near Port Sudan, resulting in the loss of 116 people.
  58. 2007: Boeing launches its newest aircraft Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
  59. 2011 Friday: Space Shuttle Atlantis blasts off to conduct the final mission of the NASA space shuttle program. Elsewhere, former first lady Betty Ford died in Rancho Mirage at age 93.
  60. 2013 Monday: Pope Francis condemns the “Global indifference” to the plight of immigrants who have drowned trying to reach Europe; he honors them in a mass held on Lampedusa, the largest island of the Italian Pelage Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Elsewhere, the mission of the NASA Curiosity Mars rover begins as it makes way to its destination and drives to Mount Sharp.  Meanwhile, three women who had been held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade broke their public silence in a YouTube video; in it, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight thanked the public for the encouragement and financial support allowing them to restart their lives.  Their captor, Ariel Castro, a piece of shit, committed suicide in prison.
  61. 2014 Tuesday: The U.S. Federal Reserve announces that it will end its current monetary policy of quantitative easing by ceasing bond purchases after October of this year. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama appealed to Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation’s southern border, where unaccompanied children were showing up by the thousands. Republican lawmakers rejected the request.
  62. 2015 Wednesday: According to Brainy History, nuclear talks between Iran and Western nations fail to conclude by today’s extended deadline, leading both sides to agree to another extension; Iran seeks removal of all U.N. sanctions in exchange for limitations on its nuclear development activities.
  63. 2016 Friday: The French house of fashion, Christian Dior, appoints Maria Granzi Chiuri, an Italian designer, to be its first female artistic director.
  64. 2017 Saturday: At the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, world powers lined up against President Donald J. Trump on climate change, reaffirming support for international efforts to fight global warming. On trade, the U.S. and international partners endorsed open markets while acknowledging that countries had a right to put up barriers to block unfair practices.  After their first face-to-face meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he thought Trump believed his denials of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential vote.
  65. 2018 Sunday: After 16 days trapped in the depths of a cave complex in Thailand, a combined team of Thai military and international divers bring out the first group of four boys in a lengthy, arduous process.  Eventually, they would rescue all of them.  Meanwhile, in Asmara, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Eritrea announce the reestablishment of diplomatic relations after a lapse of almost 20 years.
  66. 2019 Monday: U.S. federal prosecutors indict extremely wealthy mystery financier Jeffrey Epstein on fresh charges of child sex trafficking, child sexual abuse, and other charges of lewd conduct and molestation.   Meanwhile, German powerhouse bank, Deutsche Bank, begins laying off more than 18,000 employees as it restructures its operations.
  67. 2020 Wednesday: Here are today’s COVID-19 Wuhan Bat Flu Virus statistics for today, first for the planet: 11,910,220 confirmed cases, UP 215,454 new cases, 546,318 confirmed deaths, UP 6,161 new deaths, and 6,506,408 confirmed recoveries, UP 156,866 new recoveries. Next, here are the stats for the United States of America: 3,109,550 confirmed cases, UP 61,428 new cases, 134,291 confirmed deaths, UP 969 new deaths, and 936,249 confirmed recoveries, UP 17,951 new recoveries.  In the three states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day employs our famed chef-authors, California, Hawaii, and Washington state, here are the numbers for the Golden State first: 289,468 confirmed cases, 6,562 confirmed deaths, but as usual, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries, because Gov. Gavin Newsom is a POS hack politician.  Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 1,071 confirmed cases, 19 confirmed deaths, and 797 confirmed recoveries- thank you, Governor David Ige.  Finally, here are the stats for the communist overrun Ever-Red (Evergreen) State: 38,517 confirmed cases, 1,394 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm for Blue States, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries- shame on you, Governor Jay Inslee.  For fun, let’s look at the Empire State, here are their stats: 402,338 confirmed cases, 32,219 confirmed deaths, and x confirmed recoveries.  In New York, two men bear blame for all the deaths and must lose their qualified immunity: Governor Andrew “I’m a Moron” Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill “Never Met a Communist I didn’t like” Di Blasio.  Both men should be in prison for their ineptitude in handling this traumatic disease from CHINA.
  68. 2020 Wednesday A: For additional fun, let’s look at the statistics for communist China, the backward Maoist nation, the place where the Xi Jinping Bat Flu had its birth: 83,581 confirmed cases, 4,634 confirmed deaths, and 78,590 confirmed recoveries. Sadly, with the communist crackdown in Hong Kong, we have been unable to get actual stats for the communist mainland but according to our sources, times the number of cases and deaths by 10 to arrive at the true number.
  69. 2020 Wednesday B: Here are the stats for today’s Stock Market closes: first the DOW Jones Industrial Average, 26,067.28, UP 177.10 points (0.68%). Next, here are the stats for the NASDAQ, a record close:  10,492.50, UP 148.61 points (1.44%).  Finally, here are the numbers for the S&P 500: 3,169.94, UP 24.62 points (0.78%).  Price of GOLD: $1,890.19 per troy oz., -0.70 (-0.04%)  Here is the price of SILVER: $19.17 per troy oz., +0.009 (+0.05%).  Price of PLATINUM: $883.90 per troy oz., -0.10 (-0.01%).  Here is the price of COPPER: $2.84 per #, +0.013 (+0.46%).   Price of Light Sweet Crude Oil per barrel: $40.79, -0.11 (-0.27%).
  70. 2020 Wednesday C: The U.S. Supreme Court in a 7-2 vote says the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious orders like them do not have to provide contraception to employees as Barack Hussein Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act demanded they do. Ba-boom!  Obama takes one in the puss!  Meanwhile, Jeffrey Epstein’s procurer and fixer Ghislaine Maxwell as of today is still alive in the jail where she is being held.  She was arrested the past Friday and is still drawing breath.   This makes SIX DAYS.












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This artwork is #0153 a 24” x 48” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Summer Heat.”  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 hope to promote the music of the Soft Machine at some point within the next 3-5 years.  We hope you will be with us when that celebrated day arrives.  We thank you.

[ii] When we present the music of the Allman Brothers Band, we will present the music of Gov’t Mule, Great Southern, and the Derek Trucks Band as well as each artist’s solo catalog.  Stay tuned for further developments.

[iii] We are hoping to begin doing the music of the Move, the Electric Light Orchestra, and Roy Wood’s Wizzard sometime in 2020, possibly 2021.  We hope you will remain vigilant so you won’t miss them.  We will keep everyone posted.


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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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