W. 1943: Christine Perfect McVie, vocalist and keyboardist with the British rock bands, Chicken Shack and Fleetwood Mac , was born in England. Meanwhile, the Battle of Kursk in the Soviet Union begins coming to an end as the Russians throw the German troops and their allies back from their minimal gains.



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  1. 526: St. Felix IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
  2. 1109: The Crusaders capture the Syrian port city of Tripoli.
  3. 1191: King Richard the Lionhearted and the Crusader armies defeat the Saracens in Palestine.
  4. 1543: England’s King Henry VIII married his sixth and final wife, Catherine Parr.
  5. 1690: Forces led by William of Orange defeated the army of James II at the Battle of Boyne in Ireland.
  6. 1790: The French Assembly approves a Civil Constitution, which provides for the election of priests and bishops.
  7. 1812: During the War of 1812, American forces under the command of General William Hull invaded Canada on this date. However, due to stiff resistance, the Americans retreated to Detroit.
  8. 1817: Author, poet, and naturalist Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts, on this date.
  9. 1843: Joseph Smith, Mormon Church leader says that God is ‘okay’ with polygamy.
  10. 1862: The U.S. Congress authorizes the Army Medal of Honor for valor, which President Abraham Lincoln signed into law.
  11. 1864: President Abraham Lincoln witnessed the battle where Union forces repelled the Confederate army under the generalship of Jubal Early outside the boundaries of Washington, D.C.
  12. 1870: William W. Lyman patented the first rotary can opener with a cutting wheel.
  13. 1906: French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is found ‘innocent’ in France after having spent many years living in the Devil’s Island prison off South America.
  14. 1909: The U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, allowing for a federal income tax, and submitted it to the states. In February 1913, Congress declared it to be ratified.
  15. 1912: The first foreign-made film to premiere in America, “Queen Elizabeth,” appeared in movie theaters.
  16. 1914: The 61stS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Horace Harmon Lurton, Democrat, dies on this date. President William Howard Taft nominated him to fill the seat of Associate Justice Rufus W. Peckham, Democrat.  Lurton served from 12-20-1909 to 07-12-1914.
  17. 1918: In Tokayama Bay, Japan, a Japanese warship explodes resulting in more than 500 deaths.
  18. 1926: In Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the 48thS. Secretary of War John W. Weeks died at the age of 66. A Republican, he served under President Warren G. Harding from 03-05-1921 to 10-13-1925.
  19. 1931: A major league baseball record for doubles occurred on this date as the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs combined for a record of 23.
  20. 1933: A minimum wage of 40 cents an hour became law in the United States thanks to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
  21. 1937: Future long-time drummer with the Funk-Rock band, the Ohio Players[i]—Cornelius Johnson—is born on this date.
  22. 1941: The German Luftwaffe bombed the city of Moscow for the first-time during Operation Barbarossa.
  23. 1943: Christine Perfect McVie, vocalist and keyboardist with the British rock bands, Chicken Shack[ii] and Fleetwood Mac[iii], was born in England. Meanwhile, the Battle of Kursk in the Soviet Union begins coming to an end as the Russians throw the German troops and their allies back from their minimal gains.
  24. 1950: Long-time drummer with the East Coast rock band, the Cars[iv]— Eric Carr (drums/vocals 1980-1991)—is born on this date.
  25. 1954: President Dwight D. Eisenhower puts forward a plan for an Interstate Highway system to link the 48 states by highways. The costs for all of this would be something federal and state governments would share between them.
  26. 1957: President Dwight D. Eisenhower was flown by helicopter from the White House to a secret mountaintop location as part of a drill involving a mock nuclear attack on Washington, D.C. Elsewhere, the U.S. surgeon general, Leroy E. Burney, reported there was a direct link between smoking of cigarettes and lung cancer.
  27. 1960: Manufacturing began for the Etch a Sketch®.
  28. 1962: The Rolling Stones[v] do their first performance at London’s Marquee Club.
  29. 1967: Six days of race-related rioting erupted in Newark, New Jersey, the violence claimed 26 lives.
  30. 1973: Actor Lon Chaney, Jr., 67-years-old, died in San Clemente, California.
  31. 1974: President Richard M. Nixon signed a measure creating the Congressional Budget Office.  Elsewhere, former White House aide John Ehrlichman and three others were convicted of conspiring to violate the civil rights of Daniel Ellsberg’s former psychiatrist.
  32. 1976: In Tucson, Arizona, future Democratic senator from her home state- Kyrsten Sinema- is born. She would enter the U.S. Senate on January 03, 2019.
  33. 1977: President Jimmy Carter defended Supreme Court limits on government payments for poor women’s abortions saying, “There are many things in life that are not fair.”
  34. 1982: Great Britain announces it is going to repatriate 593 Argentine POWs from the Falklands War. Elsewhere, “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” broke all box-office records by surpassing the $100-million mark of ticket sales in the first 31 days of its opening.  Finally, the last of the distinctive-looking Checker taxicabs rolled off the assembly line in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  35. 1983: Famous rock musician, Chris Wood of Traffic[vi] fame, died in an English hospital due to complications from pneumonia.
  36. 1984: For the first time in American political history, a woman is nominated to be the vice-presidential candidate of either major political party: Geraldine Ferraro for the Democrats as Walter Mondale’s vice president.
  37. 1987: For the first time in two decades, a delegation from the USSR arrives in Israel.
  38. 1988: Democratic presidential candidate Michael S. Dukakis tapped Senator Lloyd Bentsen of Texas as his running mate.
  39. 1992: Axl Rose, vocalist for the drugged-out American band, Guns-and-Roses[vii], is arrested by police on charges of having incited a riot at a concert in St. Louis, Missouri, an event that occurred on July 02, 1991.
  40. 1993: Some 200-people lost their lives when a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck northern Japan and triggered a tsunami. Elsewhere in the world, an enraged mob—driven to insanity by a United Nations attack on the compound of Warlord Mohamed Farah Aidid murdered an Associated Press photographer and three employees of the news company, Reuters.
  41. 1994: President Bill Clinton, visiting Germany, went to the eastern sector of Berlin, the first president to do so since Harry S. Truman.
  42. 1996: Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls signs a one-year contract worth $25 million.
  43. 2003 Saturday: The USS Ronald Reagan- the first aircraft carrier named for a living president- underwent commissioning in Norfolk, Va.
  44. 2004 Monday: President George W. Bush defended the Iraq War during a visit to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, saying the invasion had made America safer. Elsewhere, Wall Street brokerage firm Morgan Stanley settled a sex discrimination suit brought by the Federal Employment Opportunity Commission, agreeing to pay $54 million in fines and penalties.
  45. 2005 Tuesday: Prince Albert II of Monaco acceded to the throne of a 700-year-old dynasty.
  46. 2006 Wednesday: In response to Hezbollah’s kidnapping of Israeli soldiers, Israel launches an invasion of southern Lebanon.
  47. 2009 Saturday: Rebels in Nigeria set fire to an oil depot and loading tankers in Lagos, Nigeria, killing five people in the group’s first attack outside the Delta region.
  48. 2011 Tuesday: In Great Britain, a ticketholder wins £161,653,000, the largest EuroMillions jackpot in history.
  49. 2012 Thursday: The Rolling Stones[viii] celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of their first performance at the Marquee Club in London, England.
  50. 2013 Friday: Janet Napolitano, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary, announces she will resign from her position to become the President of the University of California.
  51. 2014 Saturday: Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah-Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani agree to an election vote recount to settle allegations of fraud after Ghani was declared the winner; the process could take weeks, requiring the inauguration ceremony to be postponed.
  52. 2015 Friday: Roger Federer fails in his attempt at becoming the first tennis player to win eight Wimbledon titles; however, Novak Djokovic wins his third Wimbledon title.
  53. 2016 Tuesday: In a speech in New Hampshire, U.S. senator and failed presidential candidate Bernie Sanders swallows his pride and endorses Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, even though he won loads of primaries and caucuses.
  54. 2017 Wednesday: A68, the world’s largest iceberg, estimated to weigh in at about 1.1 trillion tons, calves off the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica and heads out to sea. Of course, the Green banshees go berserk, claiming it to be the end of the world.  Uh, okay.
  55. 2018 Thursday: For her role in “Killing Eve,” Sandra Oh becomes the first actress to be nominated for an Emmy in a leading role. Meanwhile, after passing legislation in its Parliament, the Republic of Ireland will become the first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuels.  Ah, such virtue signaling!   Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump arrives in the UK for a four-day state visit even though there are widespread protests and a flying ‘baby Trump’ balloon over London.
  56. 2019 Wednesday: President Donald J. Trump’s Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigns over his handling of the Jeffrey Epstein case and the extremely lenient plea deal he gave the infamous pedophile. Meanwhile, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announces that the United States is running out of money faster than anticipated.   Elsewhere, millions of people sign up on a Facebook page encouraging everyone to participate in a ‘storming of Area 51 in the Nevada desert, in an effort to ‘see them aliens.’  Finally, at a Billy Joel concert in which, the singer-musician dedicated a song to Bill and Hillary Clinton who were in attendance, the crowd booed the former president and his wife.
  57. 2020 Sunday: The Beijing Bat Flu, the one Xi Jinping sent to the rest of the world, continues trashing the world as the escapee from the Wuhan Institute of Virology continues taking names and calling numbers. Here are the stats for the globe for today: 12,507,849 confirmed cases, 560,460 confirmed deaths, and 6,890,914 confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, here are the stats for today: 3,290,994 confirmed cases, 136,631 confirmed deaths, and 970,345 confirmed recoveries.
  58. 2020 Sunday A: In the three states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day has chef-authors- California, Hawaii, and Washington state- here are the stats, Golden State first: 312,334 confirmed cases, 6,945 confirmed deaths, but as usual, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Next, in the Aloha State, here are the stats: 1,130 confirmed cases, 19 confirmed deaths, and 840 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, in the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 39,218 confirmed cases, 1,424 confirmed deaths, and like other mostly BLUE locales, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.
  59. 2020 Sunday B: An unknown explosion about an amphibious assault ship, the USS Bonhomme injures 18 sailors and floods the city of San Diego, California, with roiling clouds of black acrid smoke. Meanwhile, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says he is going to ask former Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller to appear before his committee to answer questions on the now-exposed to be BS ‘Trump-Russian Collusion’ scam.










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This artwork is #0157 a 40” x 60” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Palm Trees and Cholla Cactus.”  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 look forward to doing the music of this famed funk-rock band.  The Ohio Players are miraculous.

[ii] Sadly, when we promoted Fleetwood Mac, we should also have done the music of Chicken Shack OR we could have done it when we did the music of Savoy Brown.  Hopefully, we will get them up in the next 1-2 years.

[iii] We first began offering the music of Fleetwood Mac on Monday, 03-January-2011 through Thursday, 27-January-2011.  On Tuesday, 18-January-2011, we promoted the album, “Rumours.”  Please seek their music out by checking posts on those corresponding dates.  We thank you.

[iv] We are not sure when we will present the music of the Cars but if you are still with us when we celebrate our second decade of activity, you may see them then so please, stay with us.  We thank you.

[v] 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.

[vi] We began promoting the music of not only Traffic but also the Spencer Davis Group, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, Jim Capaldi, and Dave Mason.  The presentation commenced on Monday, 30-November-2015 through Sunday, 20-March-2016.  This offering also included Blind Faith.  We hope you will seek them out and add them to your collection.

[vii] Not sure when Guns ‘n’ Roses is coming but we hope we will still be alive and will get around to sharing them with the world.

[viii] 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.


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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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