Z. 1942 Friday: As the fight continues to capture Stalingrad prior to the arrival of winter, the Germans draw tantalizingly close to the Red October Tractor Factory, parts of which, they would capture on the 19th. Along their flanks up and down the Volga River, Rumanian, Hungarian, and Italian troops continue solidifying their positions believing most fighting would stop with the onset of winter. Across the Volga, the Red Army continues building a massive counterattack that would take the Axis troops by complete surprise. Elsewhere, a tropical cyclone in the Bay of Bengal kills some 60,000 people south of Calcutta.



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Supreme Court Associate Justices William O. Douglas and William J. Brennan Jr., U.S. Secretary of Defense and of State George C. Marshall; Nazi Foreign Minister Joaquim von Ribbentrop; Bachman-Turner Overdrive featuring Fred Turner, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Grateful Dead featuring Bob Weir and Traffic featuring Roger Hawkins:

  1. 1710 Tuesday: British troops occupy Port Royal, Nova Scotia.
  2. 1757 Friday: Austrian troops occupy the German city of Berlin.
  3. 1758 Saturday: American lexicographer Noah Webster was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on this date.
  4. 1793 Monday: During the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France, met her end on the guillotine.
  5. 1813 Friday: The Battle of Leipzig begins as the French army under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte takes on the combined armies of Austria, Prussia, and Russia.
  6. 1829 Thursday: In Boston, the first modern hotel in America opened for business.  The Tremont Hotel had 170 rooms that rented for $2 a day and included four meals.
  7. 1846 Thursday: The 18th U.S. Attorney General John Y. Mason retired from office on this date.  A Democrat, he served under President James K. Polk from 03-05-1845 to 10-16-1846.  
  8. 1859 Saturday: Radical abolitionist John Brown led a group of 21 men in a raid on Harpers Ferry in western Virginia.  Ten of Brown’s men lost their lives while five managed to escape.  However, Brown and six of his followers surrendered and ended up going to the gallows for their part in the insurrection.
  9. 1861 Tuesday: The Confederate States of America begin selling postage stamps to the public.
  10. 1863 Thursday: President Abraham Lincoln gives General Ulysses S. Grant command of Union troops in the West.
  11. 1869 Friday: A hotel in Boston became the first in the United States to install indoor plumbing.
  12. 1898 Saturday: Future 79th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice William O. Douglas is born in Maine Township, Minnesota, on this date.  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt nominated his fellow Democrat to fill the seat of Associate Justice Louis Brandeis.  Douglas served from 04-15-1939 to 11-12-1975.
  13. 1901 Wednesday: Booker T. Washington dined at the White House as the guest of President Theodore Roosevelt, whose invitation to the black educator sparked controversy. 
  14. 1904 Sunday: The Russian Baltic Fleet departs their bases for the trip to Port Arthur to take on the Japanese; this would prove disastrous for the Russians.
  15. 1909 Saturday: In the 6th World Series, the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 4 games to three.
  16. 1912 Wednesday: In the 9th World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Giants 4 games to 3 with one tie game.
  17. 1915 Saturday: During World War I, Great Britain declares war on Bulgaria.
  18. 1916 Monday: T. E. Lawrence— “Lawrence of Arabia”—meets with Faisal of Arabia on this date to plan the Arab insurrection against the Ottoman empire.  Meanwhile, in Brooklyn, New York, Margaret Sanger opens the first abortion clinic at 46 Amboy Street.
  19. 1923 Tuesday: Walt Disney contracted with M.J. Winkler to distribute the Alice Comedies, which we now recognize as the founding event of his company.
  20. 1926 Saturday: In the Yangtze River, a Chinese troop ship sinks killing at least 1,200 soldiers.
  21. 1928 Tuesday: Marvin Pipkin received a patent for the frosted electric lightbulb.
  22. 1934 Tuesday: Mao Zedong and 25,000 troops begin their yearlong ‘Long March’ of 6,000 miles that took them from southeastern to northwestern China.
  23. 1939 Monday: The comedy, “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, opened on Broadway.  
  24. 1940 Wednesday: The U.S. Selective Service Administration holds the first pre-World War II draft with #158 being the first number drawn.
  25. 1941 Thursday: Rumanian troops enter Odessa, Russia, and began exterminating 150,000 Jews there as the Germans approach to within 60 miles of Moscow.
  26. 1942 Friday: As the fight continues to capture Stalingrad prior to the arrival of winter, the Germans draw tantalizingly close to the Red October Tractor Factory, parts of which, they would capture on the 19th.  Along their flanks up and down the Volga River, Rumanian, Hungarian, and Italian troops continue solidifying their positions believing most fighting would stop with the onset of winter.   Across the Volga, the Red Army continues building a massive counterattack that would take the Axis troops by complete surprise.  Elsewhere, a tropical cyclone in the Bay of Bengal kills some 60,000 people south of Calcutta.
  27. 1943 Saturday: Chicago Mayor Edward J. Kelly officially opened Chicago’s subway system during a ceremony at the State and Madison Streets’ station.  Meanwhile, in Rome, Italy, German troops surround the Jewish ghetto there and send them to Auschwitz.  Elsewhere, future bassist with Bravebelt and Bachman-Turner Overdrive[i]—Fred Turner—is born in Canada on this date.
  28. 1944 Monday: In Hungary, the government of Admiral Horthy falls as the Nazis install a dupe ahead of the Russian advance.  Elsewhere, “The Robe” by Lloyd Douglas underwent publication for the first time.
  29. 1945 Tuesday: Roger Hawkins, future session drummer and for a brief time, a member of the British band, Traffic[ii], was born in the United States on this date.
  30. 1946 Wednesday: Following their trials at the Nuremburg War Crimes Tribunal, 10 Nazi wartime leaders meet their end at the gallows.  Among them were Foreign Minister Joachim Von Ribbentrop, Protector of Bohemia and Moravia Wilhelm Frick, General Plenipotentiary for Labor Fritz Sauckel, and Chief of Reich Security Ernst Kaltenbrunner.
  31. 1947 Thursday: Robert “Bob” Weir, rhythm guitarist and vocalist with the Grateful Dead was born on this date.
  32. 1955 Sunday:  Mrs. Jules Lederer replaced Ruth Crowley in newspapers using the name Ann Landers.
  33. 1956 Tuesday: William J. Brennan, Jr. becomes a Supreme Court Justice on this date.
  34. 1959 Friday: In Washington, D.C., the former 50th U.S. secretary of state (among other things) George C. Marshall died.  A political independent, President Harry S. Truman nominated him to the position of secretary of state and Marshall served from 01-21-1947 to 01-20-1949.   Prior to that, Marshall served the nation as its 15th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army from 09-01-1939 to 11-18-1945 and eventually became its 3rd U.S. secretary of defense from 09-21-1950 to 09-12-1951.
  35. 1962 Tuesday: National Security Advisor McGeorge Bundy informed President John F. Kennedy that reconnaissance photos revealed the presence of missile bases in Cuba.  Meanwhile, in the 59th World Series, the New York Yankees beat the San Francisco Giants 4 games to 3 for the 20th Series win and the ninth of the last 14.
  36. 1964 Friday: During the Lyndon Baines Johnson, Democrat, presidential administration, Communist China set off its first atomic bomb, codenamed “596,” on the Lop Nur Test Ground.  Elsewhere, Harold Wilson of the Labour Party assumed office as prime minister of Britain, succeeding Conservative Sir Alec Douglas-Home. 
  37. 1967 Monday: NATO headquarters opened in Brussels, Belgium.
  38. 1968 Wednesday: In their first NBA game, the Milwaukee Bucks lose 89-84 to the Chicago Bulls.   Meanwhile, American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos sparked controversy at the Mexico City Olympics by giving “black power” salutes during a victory ceremony after they had won gold and bronze medals in the 200-meter race.
  39. 1969 Thursday: The New York Mets capped their miracle season by winning the World Series, defeating the Baltimore Orioles, 5-3 in Game 5 played at Shea Stadium in New York City.
  40. 1970 Friday: The people of Egypt elected Anwar Sadat to succeed Gamal Abdel Nasser.
  41. 1972 Monday: Creedence Clearwater Revival[iii] breaks up, ending one of the best bands of the 1960’s to the early 1970’s.
  42. 1973 Tuesday: Maynard Jackson becomes the first black mayor of Atlanta.  Elsewhere, Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho won the Nobel Peace Prize; however, the Vietnamese official declined the award.  
  43. 1978 Monday: The College of Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church chose Cardinal Karol Wojtyla to be the new Pope; he took the name John Paul II.
  44. 1982 Saturday: The Chi-Coms announced that it had successfully fired a ballistic missile from a submarine.  
  45. 1983 Sunday: In the 80th World Series, the Baltimore Orioles beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4 games to three.
  46. 1987 Friday: A 58.5-hour drama in Midland, Texas, ended happily, as rescuers freed Jessica McClure, an 18-month-old girl trapped in a well.  Meanwhile, Mike Tyson scores a TKO in the 7th round over Tyrell Biggs for the heavyweight boxing title of the world.  
  47. 1991 Wednesday: A deadly shooting rampage took place in Killeen, Texas, as a gunman opened fire at a Luby’s Cafeteria, killing 23 people before taking his own life.
  48. 1993 Saturday:  The U.N. Security Council approved the deployment of U.S. warships to enforce a blockade on Haiti to increase pressure on the controlling military leaders.
  49. 1994 Sunday: The people of Germany reelected Chancellor Helmut Kohl to a fourth term.                                                                         
  50. 1995 Monday: The Million Man March occurred in Washington, D.C., on this date, led by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
  51. 2000 Monday: Chevron Corporation announced that it would buy rival Texaco Inc. for $35 billion.  The owners called the new company, ‘Chevron Texaco,’ which became the 4th largest oil company in the world.
  52. 2002 Wednesday: President George W. Bush signed a congressional resolution authorizing war against Iraq.  The White House announced that North Korea had disclosed it had a nuclear weapons program, courtesy of President Bill Clinton.
  53. 2012 Tuesday: The British government announces due to threats of terrorism, it will close its consulate at Basra, Iraq.
  54. 2013 Wednesday: Divers at Chelyabinsk, Russia, recover a portion of the meteorite that hit the city, weighing approximately 1,255 pounds.  
  55. 2014 Thursday: U.S. President Barack Obama provides authorization for military reserves to be sent to West Africa if needed to help respond to the Ebola epidemic; the president also does not see the need to ban travelers from West Africa from entering the U.S.     
  56. 2015 Friday: According to a story in Science News, besides shedding fur during molting, they are also shedding mercury due to increased pollution in coastal waters.  Most everyone knows the number one polluter around the planet are the Chi-Coms who think nothing of dumping hazardous chemicals and dangerous toxins into the world’s oceans.  Shame on them.
  57. 2016 Sunday: At the Toronto Waterfront Marathon, 85-year-old Ed Whitlock becomes the oldest runner to complete the run under four hours, coming in at 3 hours and 56 minutes.  Congratulations.
  58. 2017 Monday:  An Iraqi military move seizes the oil-rich Kirkuk, displacing the Kurdish peshmerga in the process.  Meanwhile, U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held as a POW for years in Afghanistan after he walked away from a military outpost and into the hands of the Taliban, pleads guilty to desertion charges.
  59. 2018 Tuesday: Liberals are screaming and moaning (what else is new?) over President Donald J. Trump’s refusal to condemn the Saudi government over the murder of Saudi American Jamal Khashoggi, journalist, killed by Saudi intelligence officers in Turkey.  Trump awaits the full story before going after the Saudis.  Meanwhile, the Pentagon says a successful drone strike in Somalia kills at least 60 al-Shabab militants and wounds numerous others.  Congratulations!  Finally, reports begin appearing that link the Chi-Coms to the arrests of more than 1 million Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang Province in western China.  They are being ‘reeducated’ in concentration camps, so says Beijing.  “Mind your own business” is more like it.  
  60. 2019 Wednesday: After the sentencing of separatist leaders in Catalonia, trouble in the streets across the province continues.  Meanwhile, Democrats continue screeching and wailing that if changes are made to the Food Stamp Program, 500,000 kids could lose FREE school lunches.  Folks, most of those kids are ILLEGAL ALIENS and must be deported.
  61. 2020 Friday: “Pro-China Joe” Biden informs the American people that he will share his potential SCOTUS picks by November 3- Election Day.  Meanwhile, states shatter early voting records as Democrat early voters are driving the numbers.  Nothing unusual about this- they always do it in the vain hopes of depressing the opposition.   Elsewhere, the Trump administration continue arguing over the Chi-Vi stimulus bill with House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi, fighting over so-called ‘poison pills’ contained within the text of the proposed bill.  Newsmax reports that the speaker and the president have not spoken to one another in a year.
  62. 2020 Friday A: Russian President Vladimir Putin poses extending the arms treaty between his nation and the United States by one year.  In the U.S., oil majors pitch more campaign cash to the Democrats over the issue of fracking. Why they aren’t sending the money to the GOP is beyond us because if the Democrats win in November, fossil fuels and all the jobs connected to the energy industry are going to VANISH.   Elsewhere, the FCC plans to clarify 47 U.S. Code Section 230 C behind which, online ‘platforms’ such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others censor conservative views while allowing leftists to get away with whatever they like.  Jack Dorsey at Twitter announced today that Twitter will NO LONGER block hacked information from appearing as long as it’s NOT the hackers posting it.  Good for you.
  63. 2020 Friday B: Sheldon Adelson, CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, and his wife are donating $75 million to an anti-“Pro-China Joe” Biden group.    Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump is holding two rallies today, one in Ocala, Florida, and the other in Macon, Georgia.  Meanwhile, Mr. Biden has put a lid on his campaigning today while his running mate, “Kooky Kamala” Harris is in self-imposed quarantine since two staffers came down with the Chi-Vi.   Elsewhere, the House Republicans are querying the FBI as to ‘whether or not they had Hunter Biden’s alleged laptop during the Trump impeachment?’  We believe they did and when the president wins a second term, we hope he fires FBI Director Chris Wray, CIA Director Gina Haspel, and possibly Attorney-General Bill Barr over their blocking of the Durham Report from appearing prior to the Election.
  64. 2020 Friday C: Folks, here are the numbers for the Xi Jinping Bat Flu- Pelosi Pox:  Here are the statistics for the planet as a whole: 39,126,112 confirmed cases, +369,823, 1,101,007, confirmed deaths, +5,791, and 26,956,913 confirmed recoveries, +203,913.  Next, here are the stats for the United States, the intended target of the Chinese-engineered Wuhan Virus pandemic: 8,109,811 confirmed cases, up 93,363 from yesterday’s reporting, 221,320 confirmed deaths, UP 1,156, and 5,190,654 confirmed recoveries, UP 106,730.  Next, in the three states in which, 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: 871,028 confirmed cases, 16,844 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 13,922 confirmed cases, 184 confirmed deaths, and 10,915 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for leftist-Marxist-socialist hellhole of Washington: 100,855 confirmed cases, 2,331 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 301,896 confirmed cases, 2,141 confirmed deaths, and 262,503 confirmed recoveries.   Let’s look at one other state: Wisconsin- currently, they have 171,481 confirmed cases, 1,574 confirmed deaths, but no mention of confirmed recoveries- thank you, Governor Tony Evers, for withholding the numbers of recoveries- you, sir, are a BIG CROOK.
  65. 2020 Friday D: Here are the stats for today’s Stock Market closes: first the DOW Jones Industrial Average, 28,606.31, UP 112.11 points (+0.39%).  Next, here are the stats for the NASDAQ:  11,671.56, DOWN 42.31 points (-0.36%).  Finally, here are the numbers for the S&P 500: 3,483.81, UP 0.47 points (+0.013%).  Price of GOLD: $1,902.90 per troy oz., -3.50 (-0.18%)  Here is the price of SILVER: $24.28 per troy oz., -0.125 (-0.51%).  Price of PLATINUM: $865.10 per troy oz., -4.20 (-0.48%).  Price of PALLADIUM: $2,342.30 per troy oz., -24.80 (-1.05%).  Here is the price of COPPER: $3.06 per #, -0.0045 (-0.15%).   Price of Light Sweet Crude Oil per barrel: $40.78, -0.10 (-0.24%).  Today, one-dollar U.S. = 6.70 PRC yuan whereas one U.S. greenback = 0.85 euros.  Just for a lark, $1 U.S. = 76.69 Afghan afghani.
  66. 2020 Friday E: Here are the numbers for the Mega-Million #1599: 27, 32, 50, 52, 57, and Mega 12.  The jackpot is $60 million.  (Highest winners were 18 people who had four numbers for a prize of $843 apiece).
  67. 2020 Friday F: As you know, when we learn of the latest outrages committed by the Chi-Coms and their stooges in the Democratic Party, we will keep you posted.  Stay tuned…


This artwork is #0253 a 16” x 20” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Moonlight Fantasy.”  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 beverlycarrick.com, 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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Roy Wood- ever at work on musical projects- released a collection of the crème de la crème of his solo career on June 10, 2007: “The Very Best of Roy Wood- Through the Years.”  Critics acclaimed it and we enjoy it, too, which is why we encourage everyone to rush out and check it out, giving it a good listen, and then adding it to your ever-expanding collection.  We at the AICPENDBLOG.COM thank you for evaluating our evaluations of nothing but the best in rock music- as far as we know, we are the ONLY blog site on the Internet that combines politics with the best in rock music as well as with presentations of Beverly Carrick original artworks.  You will find no one else engaging in this type of presentation, one built atop a disdain from communism and communist nations- that means, YOU, Chi-Coms.

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[i] On Wednesday, 14-June-2017, we began presenting the music of the Guess Who and of its individual members- including Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, and Bravebelt..  The entire discography ran from the above date through Sunday, 01-October-2017.  We hope you will check them out.

[ii] 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.

[iii] We promoted the music of the world-famous Creedence Clearwater Revival beginning on Saturday, 16-November-2013 through Saturday, 07-December-2013.  Being the inattentive morons that we were back then, we neglected to promote the music of the band’s individual members.  We hope to do this one day so folks, keep vigilant for the day when we do.

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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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