S. 1942 Tuesday: Fighting continues to rage in Stalingrad as all eyes are on the struggle in that city. The Soviet defenders resist the German attackers, many of them dying in the rubble. The Luftwaffe continues bombing parts of the city, especially the Stalingrad Tractor Factory, the Red October Tractor Factory, and the Barricades which protects one of the last remaining communications lines across the Volga River. The weather was beginning to change with early flurries of snow.



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  1. A.D. 54 Sunday: Roman Emperor Claudius I died poisoned, apparently at the behest of his wife, Agrippina.
  2. 1307 Saturday: King Philip IV of France ordered the arrest of the Knights Templar on charges of heresy; many suffered execution in a variety of horrifying ways and it was this betrayal by Philip, which created the superstition that surrounds the date, Friday 13.
  3. 1710 Saturday: British troops occupied Acadia (Nova Scotia) and would eventually drive the French citizens out of the area; most would settle in Louisiana.
  4. 1760 Saturday: A combined Russian- Austrian army begins evacuating Berlin ahead of German troops.
  5. 1775 Wednesday: The United States Navy had its origins as Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet.
  6. 1792 Thursday: At a ceremony in the District of Columbia, construction workers laid the cornerstone of the Executive Mansion, later known as the “White House,” on this date.
  7. 1812 Monday: At the Battle of Queenstown Heights, British forces thwart an American effort to invade Canada during the War of 1812.
  8. 1843 Thursday: The Jewish organization B’nai B’rith underwent founding in New York City.
  9. 1845 Sunday: Texas voters ratified a state constitution.
  10. 1854 Thursday: The state of Texas ratified a state constitution on this date.
  11. 1864 Wednesday: Maryland voters adopt a new constitution including the abolition of slavery throughout the state.
  12. 1884 Sunday: Greenwich becomes the universal time meridian of universal time.
  13. 1890 Sunday: In Washington, D.C., the 36th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Freeman Miller died.  President Abraham Lincoln nominated the Whig-turned Republican to fill the seat of Democratic Associate Justice Peter Vivian Daniel.  Miller served from 07-16-1862 to 10-13-1890.
  14. 1914 Tuesday: Pro-German Boers begin rebellion against British authority in South Africa during World War I.
  15. 1915 Wednesday: In the 12th World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Athletics, 4 games to 0, the first sweep in World Series history.
  16. 1921 Thursday: In the 18th World Series, the New York Giants beat the New York Yankees, 5 games to three.
  17. 1932 Thursday: President Herbert Hoover and Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes laid the cornerstone for the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
  18. 1941 Monday: In Newark, N.J., Paul Simon- one half of Simon and Garfunkel and then a solo artist for decades- is born.
  19. 1942 Tuesday: Fighting continues to rage in Stalingrad as all eyes are on the struggle in that city.  The Soviet defenders resist the German attackers, many of them dying in the rubble.  The Luftwaffe continues bombing parts of the city, especially the Stalingrad Tractor Factory, the Red October Tractor Factory, and the Barricades which protects one of the last remaining communications lines across the Volga River.   The weather was beginning to change with early flurries of snow.
  20. 1943 Wednesday: During World War II, former Fascist Italy declares war on former Axis partner, Nazi Germany.  Meanwhile, Graham Simpson, a bassist with Roxy Music[i], is born on this date, too.
  21. 1944 Friday: American troops entered Aachen, Germany, during World War II.  Elsewhere, future keyboardist/vocalist with the rock band, Chicago[ii]—Robert Lamm—is born on this date.
  22. 1947 Monday: Future rock guitarist/vocalist Sammy Hagar, aka the Red Rocker, who played with Montrose[iii] (1973-1975), Van Halen[iv] (1985-1996 / 2003-2006), Chickenfoot (2008-present) as well as a solo artist, is born in Salinas, California, on this date.
  23. 1949 Thursday: Rick Vito, future guitarist and vocalist with both Fleetwood Mac[v] and Mick Fleetwood’s Zoo, is born.
  24. 1950 Friday: Future guitarist/vocalist with the British rock band, Fairport Convention[vi] (1967-71 / 1976-79 / 1985-present)—Simon Nichol—is born in the United Kingdom on this date.
  25. 1953 Tuesday: Samuel Bagno patented an ultrasonic burglar alarm on this date.
  26. 1957 Sunday: CBS-TV broadcast “The Edsel Show,” a one-hour live special starring Bing Crosby designed to promote the new, ill-fated Ford automobile.
  27. 1958 Monday: U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Harold Hitz Burton retired from the court on this date.  A Democrat, President Harry S. Truman nominated Burton to become the 84th justice on the high court.  He took the oath of office on September 22, 1945, replacing Associate Justice Owen Roberts.  Elsewhere, in Indianapolis, Indiana, future U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Democrat, is born.  She would enter the U.S. Senate on January 03, 2007, representing the state of Washington.
  28. 1960 Thursday: John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon held their third televised debate of their presidential campaign with Kennedy being in New York while Nixon was in Los Angeles.  Meanwhile in the 57th World Series, the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the New York Yankees 4 games to three.
  29. 1962 Saturday: Edward Albee’s searing four-character drama, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” opened on Broadway with Arthur Hill as George, Uta Hagen as Martha, George Grizzard as Nick, and Melinda Dillon as Honey.
  30. 1963 Sunday: After an appearance by the Beatles[vii] at the Hollywood Palladium, reviewers coin the term, “Beatlemania.”
  31. 1967 Friday: The new American Basketball Association played its inaugural game on this date.
  32. 1972 Friday: A Uruguayan chartered flight carrying 45 people crashed in the Andes; 16 survivors who resorted to feeding off the remains of the dead to remain alive underwent rescue more than two months later.
  33. 1974 Sunday: Longtime television host Ed Sullivan died in New York City at age 73.
  34. 1981 Tuesday: Voters in Egypt participated in a referendum to elect Vice President Hosni Mubarak the new president one week after the assassination of Anwar Sadat.
  35. 1989 Friday: President George H.W. Bush called for an overthrow of the Panamanian ruler Manuel Antonio Noriega. 
  36. 1990 Saturday: The first Russian Orthodox Church services in 70 years take place at St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Russia.
  37. 1992 Tuesday: An Air France supersonic jetliner set a commercial flight record for circling the Earth in 33 hours and one minute.   
  38. 1993 Wednesday: The Anaheim Ducks win their first NHL game.
  39. 1999 Wednesday: The Senate rejected the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with 48 senators voting in favor and 51 against, far short of the 67 necessary for ratification.  
  40. 2003 Monday: The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution expanding the NATO-led peacekeeping force in Afghanistan.
  41. 2006 Friday: The United Nations General Assembly elects Ban Ki-Moon the new secretary-general.
  42. 2008 Monday: On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained a shocking 936 points after eight days of losses.  Meanwhile, far left American economist Paul Krugman won the Nobel prize in economics for his work on international trade patterns.   Finally, Las Vegas gaming executive Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, who inspired the film, “Casino,” died in Miami Beach at age 79.
  43. 2010 Wednesday: Rescuers in Chile using a missile-like escape capsule pulled 33 men one-by-one to fresh air and freedom 69 days after they were trapped in a collapsed mine a half-mile below ground.         
  44. 2012 Saturday: The U.S. space shuttle, Endeavor, inches its way through Los Angeles city streets on a trolley, bound for a museum within the city.
  45. 2013 Sunday:  Following an elaborate two-day state funeral, national independence hero of Vietnam, General Vo Nguyen Giap, undergoes burial.
  46. 2014 Monday:  The Vatican issues a document indicating that the Catholic Church is taking a softer stance on relationships outside of traditional marriage, upholding the church’s views but advocating respect for unmarried couples and homosexual unions.  Meanwhile, President Barack Obama huddled with some of his senior national security aides and with top administration health officials for the latest assessment on the government’s response to Ebola in the aftermath of a Dallas nurse’s contracting the disease.
  47. 2015 Tuesday:  Going into tonight’s Democratic primary debate, Hillary Clinton continues holding a big lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders, DS-VT.  However, a Reuters/Ipsos poll says 48-percent of all registered Democratic voters wish that Vice President “Pro-China Joe” Biden would enter the race and free them from the trauma of having Hillary for their nominee.  Elsewhere, in Israel, Palestinian garbage continue launching waves of attacks against Israeli citizens, killing at least 3 and wounding another 10.  The weapon of choice is the knife.
  48. 2016 Thursday: Republican donors are pressuring GOP politicians and supporters to cut ties with candidate Donald J. Trump following a barrage of fake sexual assault allegations and the like.   First Lady Michelle Obama adds her two cents to the fray by blasting the New York billionaire for the comments that appeared on Entertainment Tonight in which, the Republican nominee told Billy Bush that being rich enabled him to ‘grope and kiss women against their will.’ 
  49. 2017 Friday: President Donald Trump accused Iran of violating the 2015 nuclear accord but did not pull the U.S. out of the deal or reimpose nuclear sanctions.  He would, however, pull the U.S. out of the deal the following May and restore harsh sanctions on the terrorist regime.
  50. 2018 Saturday: A Turkish newspaper reported that Turkish officials had an audio recording of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. 
  51. 2019 Sunday:  The New York Times says that Russian warplanes bombed at least four hospitals in Syria in the ongoing civil war.  The attacks occurred in a 12-hour period.  The Russians say, “Nyet, never happened.’  Meanwhile, a federal appeals court orders President Donald J. Trump to hand over his financial records.  So far, this has not occurred as Mr. Trump has been under audit for 10 years. 
  52. 2020 Tuesday: Watching the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court tells interested viewers several things: first, that term limits are in desperate need for members of Congress.  Watching the 80-year-old Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-VT, was a horrifying struggle.  The man is approaching “Pro-China Joe” Biden levels of senility.  Second, we see that Judge Barrett is stunning in her intelligence and that she can answer any question, shag any case, and do it without a note in front of her.  She did, after all, graduate number one in her class at Notre Dame’s Law School.  The Dems are unable to phase her so we await whatever concoction they are going to cook up in the ‘meth lab’ of schemes.   Something we notice at the hearings is that each Democrat on the committee puts BIG PHOTOS of those they claim are going to be affected by potential Supreme Court Associate Justice Barrett should she vote to topple Obamacare.  They attack her for destroying their beloved ACA yet they are the ones pushing Medicare-for-All as a replacement for Obamacare.  They love it so much yet they want to throw the crap on the rubbish heap?  What?
  53. 2020 Tuesday A: Having mentioned “Pro-China Joe” Biden in the previous segment, we must say that the man’s dementia is becoming rapidly worse.  He could not remember then-Governor Mitt Romney’s name when he and his boss, Barack Hussein Obama, were battling them in 2012.  At a limited appearance yesterday, Mr. Biden, stumbling about for words called Romney, ‘uh, that Mormon guy,’ and he also said that once again, he’s running for the “U.S. Senate.”  When this is over, someone is going to have to charge Dr. Jill Biden with felonious elder abuse.  This ain’t right.   Speaking of Biden, his campaign is outspending the Trump campaign on radio ads at a rate of 50-1 but it does not seem to be making a difference as attendance at his functions is dire while those at Trump rallies are astronomical in size.   White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany says, ‘that Trump’s rallies won’t change due to the threat of COVID-19,’ the dreaded Chi-Vi, the one the Chi-Coms infected the world.
  54. 2020 Tuesday B: Johnson & Johnson halts a Chinese Virus vaccine trial due to a participant contracting a mystery illness.   Meanwhile, Islamist and unchaste Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan “Allah Akbar!” Omar says, ‘imagine what the GOP would do if they were to face a Muslim female candidate for the U.S., Supreme Court.’  Look, ignoramus, we could care less what religion one is who sits on the court (well, maybe a Satanist) as long as if they are a Muslim, they have undergone a reformation of sorts and don’t believe in this vile jurisprudence of Sharia.  Congresswoman, shut your corrupt pie hole.  We hope you lose next month.
  55. 2020 Tuesday C: The U.S. Supreme Court rebuffed a case concerning the defunding of the baby body chop shop, Planned Parenthood.   Speaking of the court, President Donald J. Trump’s attorneys are before the Supreme Court again, trying to shield his tax records from the ravenous Democrats.   The court also booted the Democrats’ anti-corruption lawsuit they filed against President Trump.  No wonder the Dems are chomping at the bit.  Speaking of President Trump, he rips Dr. Tony Fauci over his recent comments concerning a Trump political ad in which, the now-proven incorrect medical professional in which Fauci said ‘it would not be right if Trump were to use his words in another campaign ad.’  Oh, boohoo.  Now that the World Health Organization has proclaimed, “SHUTDOWNS ARE WRONG” and that ‘world poverty rates have doubled over the shutdowns of the Xi Jinping Bat Flu,’ what else can Dr. Fauci say?  He did say, “NO MASKS were required” early on, then he said everyone ‘should wear masks,’ and later for a brief moment, he said, ‘we should all wear goggles, too.’  What is up with this hack?
  56. 2020 Tuesday D: Facebook says it will ban anti-vaccine ads on its platform.  Big whoop.   National polling shows that “Pro-China Joe” Biden leads Donald Trump with a commanding lead of 55-45 percent or more which- if we are to believe the polls- is insurmountable.  Yeah, right!  Speaking of “Beijing Joe,” his former boss, Barack Obama, is going to stump on the trail for his former Number 2.  Obama has NEVER had coattails- except in 2008- so the Biden campaign should expect NO miracles.   Meanwhile, Democratic Party bigwig and former Clinton adviser James Carville says ‘we’ll know the results of the election by 10:30 P.M. ET.”
  57. 2020 Tuesday E: Hawaiian Senator Mazie Hirono (Tulsi Gabbard would be a much better representative for the state than this angry old dyke) asked SCOTUS nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett if she ‘has sexually assaulted anyone since becoming an adult’ at the hearings on Capitol Hill today.  Our Hawaiian members would love to see Mazie displaced in 2024 and Tulsi Gabbard take her place in the U.S. Senate.  Meanwhile, we still have a NFL game tonight: (16) Buffalo Bills, 16 (4-1) @ Tennessee Titans, 42 (4-0) Tuesday.
  58. 2020 Tuesday F: Here are today’s Chi-Com Horseshoe Bat Flu Statistics for the globe: 38,032,320 confirmed cases, UP by 325,359 cases, 1,084,036 confirmed deaths, UP by 6,268 deaths, and 26,384,361 confirmed recoveries, UP by 211,797 recoveries.  Here are the numbers for the United States: 7,947,567 confirmed cases, UP by 48,929 new cases, 219,149 confirmed deaths, UP by 701 new deaths, and 5,062,602 confirmed recoveries, UP by 29,544 new recoveries.
  59. 2020 Tuesday G: 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: 862,091 confirmed cases, 16,597 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 13,675 confirmed cases, 173 confirmed deaths, and 10,834 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, in the Ever-Red, uh, we mean, the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 98,792 confirmed cases, 2,294 confirmed deaths, but like California, the incline-headed governor, Jay Inslee, won’t share the number of confirmed recoveries.  Shame on these flipping Democrats.  Let’s take a look at one more state, Rhode Island: 26,960 confirmed number of cases, 1,139  confirmed number of deaths, but no mention of confirmed number of recoveries.  Let us look at Israel’s numbers now that Mo and his wife are relocating there.  Here they are: 296,652 confirmed cases, 2,055 confirmed deaths, and 245,811 confirmed recoveries.  Watch out for relatives of Rashida Tlaib committing acts of terrorism where you live, Mo.
  60. 2020 Tuesday H: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 28,679.81, DOWN 157.71 points (-0.55%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 11,863.90, DOWN 12.36 points (-0.10%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,511.93, DOWN 22.29 points (-0.63%).  The price of GOLD is $1,895.00 per troy oz., +0.40 (+0.02%) while the price of SILVER is $24.26 per troy ounce, +0.131 (+0.54%).  The price of PLATINUM is $871.80 per troy oz, -1.50 (-0.17%) while the price of COPPER is $3.04 per pound, -0.0015 (-0.05%).  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,344.30 per troy oz., -81.30 (-3.35%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $40.25 per barrel, +0.05 (+0.05%).  Today, COCOA is $2,377.00 per metric ton, +0.00 (+0.00).  As for currency, one U.S. dollar = 6.75 communist Chinese yuan.  By contrast, one U.S. dollar = 0.85 euros.  Communist China manipulates its currency, a known fact which is why the world must disengage with them and bring our supply chain home- ASAP.
  61. 2020 Tuesday I: Here are the numbers for the Mega Millions #1598 draw for tonight: 11, 44, 45, 46, 70, and Mega 25. Tonight’s jackpot: $69 million. (Highest winners were two people who had four numbers plus the Mega for a prize of $6,841 apiece)
  62. 2020 Tuesday J: As everyone knows, when we have information on what the Chi-Coms and their milksop lackeys are up to today, we will let you know so we hope you will check in with us throughout your day…


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Electric Light Orchestra released their thirteenth ‘best of’ compilation, “All Over the World- the Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra,” on June 06, 2005.  This one contains 20 classic tunes from earlier in the group’s career plus some alternate releases such as single mixes of some of the classics.  We do hope you will seek this one out and consider adding it to your collection along with last Friday’s “The Ultimate Collection” so you can have the best all in one place.  You’ll love it.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020:


[i] We presented the music of Roxy Music at the secondary blog and hope to do it at the main blog sometime within the next 3 years. At the secondary blog, we began promoting the music of this famed British band as well as of Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, and Phil Manzanera beginning on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 through several successive months.  We hope you will seek them out.

[ii] We will present the music of Chicago- and its various members’ solo careers- sometime in 2030 so we hope you will remain with us until then.

[iii] Not sure when we will promote the music of Montrose but when we do Van Halen, we will do them and Chickenfoot.  Please stay tuned…

[iv] Not sure when we will promote the music of Van Halen but when we do, we will also present the music of Sammy Hagar so please stay tuned.

[v] We first began offering the music of Fleetwood Mac on Monday, 03-January-2011 through Thursday, 27-January-2011.  Please seek their music out by checking posts on those corresponding dates.  Seeing as how Fleetwood Mac was among the earliest bands we ever promoted, we will have to pick them back up and present not only the music of the band that has come out since then but also the individual member’s solo projects.

[vi] Not clear as to when we present the music of the Fairport Convention and of Richard Thompson, their famed guitarist but we sure as heck hope we do within the next decade.

[vi] See earlier footnote.

[vii] 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, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys.


Author: Chef James "Jimmy" Hall;, ACF-CWC

Back in the day, I was working at a hotel in Bakersfield, California, down on Union Avenue where I met Stinkbug. It was still nice at the time, and the area was still the original "restaurant row" of the city. Now, I am over 70 years old and work over in Santa Barbara, CA, as a food and beverage director for a fine-dining country club. The pictures you see here of me are facsimiles created by up-and-coming Bakersfield, California, street artist, the famed Simone. Good work, dude, good work. Chef James “Jimmy” Hall writes from Santa Barbara, CA. Chef Jimmy Hall is a former member of the Peace and Freedom Party and now votes as an Independent. Contact me at the following email address: jimmyhall2014X@hotmail.com

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