S. 1943: During World War II, the U.S. 45th Division captures the airport at Comiso, Sicily; however, the German Hermann Goering Panzer Division launches a stiff counterattack. Meanwhile, in the USSR, the Battle of Kursk enters its seventh day as the Axis throws everything it has against the Soviet defenses while the Soviets repeatedly counterattack.



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President John Quincy Adams; U.S. Senator Ed Markey; the Grassroots featuring Rob Grill, Leon Spinks (v. Muhammad Ali), “Honky-Tonk Women” by the Rolling Stones, and Thin Lizzy featuring Ricky Warwick:

  1. 1533: Due to divorcing his wife and establishing the Church of England, Pope Clement VII excommunicates British monarch Henry VIII.
  2. 1742: Condemning the disciplining actions of the Jesuits in China, the pontiff issues a papal decree against them.
  3. 1767: John Quincy Adams, National-Republican, the sixth president of the United States, was born in Braintree, Massachusetts.
  4. 1786: Morocco agreed to stop attacking American ships in the Mediterranean Sea for a payment of $10,000.
  5. 1789: The United States Marine Corps was formally established by a congressional act that also created the U.S. Marine Band.
  6. 1798: The U.S. Congress reestablished The United States Marine Corps through the passage of “An Act for Establishing a Marine Corps,” which also created the U.S. Marine Band. An act passed by the Continental Congress on November 10, 1775, commissioned the Marine Corps originally.
  7. 1804: Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton during a pistol duel in Weehawken, New Jersey.
  8. 1812: During the War of 1812, the United States invades Canada across the Detroit Frontier.
  9. 1848: In London, England, the Waterloo Train Station opens for business.
  10. 1859: Big Ben, the great bell inside the London clock tower chimed for the first time.
  11. 1864: Confederate forces led by General Jubal Early commenced an invasion of Washington, D.C.; however, they retreated the following day due to the arrival of Union reinforcements.
  12. 1889: In Mexico, Tijuana becomes a city.
  13. 1905: Black intellectuals in the United States organize the Niagara Movement at Niagara Falls, New York.
  14. 1914: Babe Ruth made his Major League Baseball debut, pitching the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
  15. 1915: During World War I, the German battle cruiser “Konigsberg,” sinks off Dar-es-Salam, Africa. Meanwhile, the Chicago Sunday Tribune ran an article titled,. “Blues is Jazz and Jazz is Blues.”  (It’s believed to be one of the earliest, if not the earliest uses of the word “jazz” as a musical term in a newspaper).
  16. 1922: The Hollywood Bowl officially opened with a program called “Symphonies under the Stars” with Alfred Hertz conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
  17. 1934: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt becomes the first sitting U.S. president to travel through the Panama Canal.
  18. 1937: Famed American composer and pianist, George Gershwin died from a brain tumor in a Los Angeles hospital at age 38 on this date.
  19. 1943: During World War II, the U.S. 45th Division captures the airport at Comiso, Sicily; however, the German Hermann Goering Panzer Division launches a stiff counterattack. Meanwhile, in the USSR, the Battle of Kursk enters its seventh day as the Axis throws everything it has against the Soviet defenses while the Soviets repeatedly counterattack.
  20. 1944: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt announces he will run for a fourth term.
  21. 1946: In Malden, Massachusetts, future U.S. senator representing his home state, Ed Markey, Democrat, is born. He would enter the U.S. Senate on July 16, 2013.
  22. 1948: During the War of Independence, the Arabs bombard Jerusalem from the air.
  23. 1952: General Dwight D. Eisenhower is nominated for the GOP presidential candidate at the Republican National Convention and Richard M. Nixon for vice president.
  24. 1953: Leon Spinks, heavyweight boxer famous for beating Muhammad Ali, was born on this date in history.
  25. 1954: The first White Citizens Council organizes in Indianola, Mississippi.
  26. 1955: The U.S. Congress authorizes all United States money to bear the inscription, “In God We Trust.” Meanwhile at Lowry, Colorado, military authorities dedicated the U.S. Air Force Academy.
  27. 1960: The novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee was first published by J.B. Lippincott and Company.
  28. 1962: The first transatlantic TV transmission went through the Telstar I satellite.
  29. 1966: In Northern Ireland, future lead guitarist and vocalist, Ricky Warwick, with the Anglo-Irish American hard rock band, Thin Lizzy[i], is born. He would perform with the group from 2010 to the present.
  30. 1969: The Rolling Stones[ii] release the single, “Honky-tonk Women.”
  31. 1972: The World Chess Championship opened as grandmasters Bobby Fischer of the United States and defending champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union began play in Reykjavik, Iceland. After 21 games, Fischer won the championship.
  32. 1975: Chinese archaeologists discover a three-acre burial site with more than 6,000 clay statues of warriors dating as early as 221 B.C.
  33. 1977: In a White House ceremony, President Jimmy Carter awarded the Medal of Freedom posthumously to Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
  34. 1979: The abandoned U.S. space station Skylab made a spectacular return to Earth, burning up in the atmosphere and showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.
  35. 1985: Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros became the first major league pitcher to record 4,000 strikeouts in a career.
  36. 1987: Bo Jackson signed a contract to play football for the Los Angeles Raiders for five years while continuing to play baseball for the Kansas City Royals.
  37. 1988: Nine people were killed when suspected Palestinian gunmen attacked hundreds of tourists aboard a Greek cruise ship, the City of Poros, which was steaming toward a marina in suburban Athens.
  38. 1991: In Hawaii, the people witness a total solar eclipse.
  39. 1995: The U.N.-designated “safe haven” of Srebrenica in Bosnia-Herzegovina fell to Bosnian Serb forces that then carried out the killings of 8,000 Muslim men and boys. Elsewhere, full diplomatic relations resumed between the U.S. and Vietnam.
  40. 1995: A U.S. Air Force jet flew over the Antarctic and dropped off emergency medical supplies for Dr. Jerri Nelson after she had discovered a lump in her breast. She was working at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Research Center.
  41. 2010 Sunday: Colton Harris-Moore, the so-called “Barefoot Bandit,” is apprehended by the authorities in the Bahamas.
  42. 2011 Monday: The Republic of Korea announces plans to conduct midair refueling drills with the U.S. Air Force in 2011. Meanwhile, long-time member of the Grass Roots[iii]— Rob Grill (lead vocals/bass 1967-77 / 1980-2011)—dies from complications of a stroke.
  43. 2012 Wednesday: Astronomers announce the discovery of the fifth moon of Pluto S/2012 P1.
  44. 2013 Thursday: The NASA New Horizons team release photos of Pluto’s largest moon, Chiron, showing that it is the size of Texas and covered in ice.
  45. 2014 Friday: LeBron James, former member of the Miami Heat, announces he will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the town he abandoned several years earlier, so he could win an NBA ring in Miami.
  46. 2015 Saturday: According to Brainy History, Greece continues negotiations with its creditors after refusing proposed austerity measures; however, the Greek government proposal includes reforms like those rejected by voters in a recent referendum.
  47. 2016 Monday: The governor of Nagaland, India, announces a ban on all dog meat sold as food.  Up until now, the people of this distant Indian state imported dogs as a delicacy.  From this point forward, it must stop.  Good for them.  Now, if ONLY the Chinese would follow suit and close their infamous wet markets where plague after plague after plague emanates.
  48. 2017 Tuesday: Emails released by Donald Trump Jr. revealed that he’d been told before meeting with a Russian attorney during the presidential campaign that the Russian government had information that could “incriminate” Hillary Clinton. MSNBC “Morning Joe” (a pitiful show if ever one existed with two morons for the price of one hosting it) and former Republican (RINO) congressman Joe Scarborough announced that he was leaving the Republican Party (good riddance), partly because of its loyalty to President Donald J. Trump.  Joe, you were never a Republican in the first place, merely a traitorous POS.
  49. 2018 Wednesday: Always having to outdo everyone else, communist China claims to have discovered in the western part of the country where the Uighurs live the oldest stone tools outside Africa. Estimated to be around 2.12 million years ago, made by early hominids.
  50. 2019 Thursday: In Pueblo, Mexico, the final Volkswagen Beetles roll off he assembly line, a line of cars that began 80 years earlier. Meanwhile, thanks to the economic mastery of President Donald J. Trump, the Stock Market hits new peaks what with the DOW Jones Industrial Average surpassing 27,000 points and the S&P 500 hitting 3,000 points.  Keep it up, Mr. President, keep it up.
  51. 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: 12,507,849 confirmed cases, UP 134,127, 560,460 confirmed deaths, UP 3,597, and 6,890,914 confirmed recoveries, UP 104,718. In the United States, here are today’s numbers: 3,290,994 confirmed cases, UP 75,920 new cases, 136,621 confirmed deaths, UP 912, and 970,345 confirmed recoveries, UP 15,107.  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: 304,297 confirmed cases, 6,851 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: 1,130 confirmed cases, 19 confirmed deaths, and 840 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, in the too-far-left-to-save-state-of-Washington, here are the stats: 39,218 confirmed cases, 1,424 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 #0156 a 20” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Evening Gulls.”  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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We found another classic DVD, a blast from the past, by Pink Floyd that originally came out on March 10, 2015, entitled, “Collector’s Box Deluxe 2-DVD Set.”  If you have an unquenched thirst for new Floyd music as well as films, you need to seek this one out as it’s only around $18 as was our previous effort.  Fans are critical because it is nothing new but a repackaging of some older films all in one place but what the heck?  We do believe you will find it intoxicatingly interesting which is why we encourage everyone to visit or wherever else it is you do and check it out.  We think it’s a worthy addition to any collection of nothing but the best in psychedelic rock music.  Pick it up and enjoy.  We thank you.






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[i] We look forward to promoting the music of Thin Lizzy when we promote the music of U2, sometime within the next 4-5 years.  We hope you will be with us when we do.

[ii] We shared the music of the Rolling Stones (and the group’s individual members) beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016.  This included the members solo projects.

[iii] We offered the music of this famed West Coast band- the Grass Roots- beginning on Thursday, 06-February-2014 through Saturday, 22-February-2014.  We hope you will seek their music out by visiting whatever site you choose for the absolute best in rock music.  You will be glad you did.


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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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