S. 1942 Wednesday: During World War II, Axis forces retreated from El Alamein in North Africa in a major victory for British forces commanded by General Bernard Law Montgomery. The Afrika Korps begins its long retreat back to Tripoli, Libya, following this loss. Meanwhile, in North Africa, the 8th Anglo-American forces began landing in North Africa. Because of these happenings, Hitler orders the occupation of unoccupied, aka Vichy France, to prevent the Allies from gaining a toehold on the South of France.



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U.S. Supreme Court Associates Justice Thomas Johnson, Benjamin Robbins Curtis, and Stephen Johnson Field; the Pretenders featuring James Honeyman-Scott and Tower of Power featuring David Garibaldi:

  1. 1732 Sunday: In St. Leonard, Maryland, the future 7th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Thomas Johnson is born.  President George Washington nominated his fellow Federalist to fill the seat of Associate Justice John Rutledge.  Johnson would serve from 08-06-1792 to 01-16-1793 (resigned from office).
  2. 1809 Friday: In Watertown, Mass., future 32nd U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Benjamin Robbins Curtis is born.  President Millard Fillmore nominated the Whig-turned-Republican to fill the seat of Democratic-Republican Associate Justice Levi Woodbury.  Curtis would serve from 10-10-1851 to 09-30-1857.
  3. 1816 Sunday: In Haddam, CT., future 38th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Johnson Field is born.  President Abraham Lincoln nominated the Democrat during the Civil War to fill a NEW seat on the nation’s highest court.  Field would serve from 05-20-1863 to 12-01-1897.
  4. 1841 Wednesday: The first wagon train arrives in California.
  5. 1842 Thursday: Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd in Springfield, Illinois.
  6. 1846 Tuesday: Benjamin Palmer received a patent for an artificial leg.
  7. 1847 Wednesday: Scottish obstetrician James Young Simpson discovered the anesthetic qualities of chloroform on this date.
  8. 1856 Monday: The people of the United States elect James Buchannan president of the nation.
  9. 1862 Monday: Inventor Richard J. Gatling received a U.S. patent for his rapid-fire Gatling gun.
  10. 1874 Tuesday: Samuel J. Tilden becomes the governor of New York State.
  11. 1879 Monday: Humorist Will Rogers was born in Oologah, Oklahoma.
  12. 1880 Wednesday: James and John Ritty of Dayton, Ohio, patent the cash register.
  13. 1884 Monday: Democrat Grover Cleveland beats Republican James G. Blaine for the presidency of the United States.
  14. 1916 Saturday: CBS newsman Walter Cronkite was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri, on this date.
  15. 1918 Monday: In Kiel, Russia, revolutionaries, and sailors take control of the city as the Bolshevik uprising gathers steam.
  16. 1922 Saturday: The entrance to King Tutankhamen’s tomb was uncovered in Egypt.
  17. 1924 Tuesday: Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming was elected the nation’s first female governor to serve out the remaining term of her husband, William B. Ross.  Meanwhile, Calvin Coolidge wins reelection for president of the United States.
  18. 1939 Saturday: The United States modified its neutrality stance in World War I, allowing “cash and carry” purchases of arms by belligerents, a policy favoring Britain and France.  Meanwhile, in Chicago, Illinois, the first air-conditioned automobile—a Packard—goes on display at an auto show.
  19. 1942 Wednesday: During World War II, Axis forces retreated from El Alamein in North Africa in a major victory for British forces commanded by General Bernard Law Montgomery.  The Afrika Korps begins its long retreat back to Tripoli, Libya, following this loss.   Meanwhile, in North Africa, the 8th Anglo-American forces began landing in North Africa.  Because of these happenings, Hitler orders the occupation of unoccupied, aka Vichy France, to prevent the Allies from gaining a toehold on the South of France.
  20. 1946 Monday: Future drummer with the East Bay, horn-driven funk-rock band, Tower of Power[i]—David Garibaldi—is born in Oakland, California, on this date.
  21. 1950 Saturday: U.S. and UN troops begin evacuating Pyongyang, North Korea, in the face of heated Chinese attacks.
  22. 1952 Tuesday: Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected president, defeating Democrat Adlai Stevenson.  Meanwhile, the highly secretive National Security Administration came into being.
  23. 1955 Friday: Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young died in Newcomerstown, Ohio, at age 88.
  24. 1956 Sunday: The Soviet Union sends tanks and 200,000 troops into Hungary to quell the uprising and threatens to begin bombing Budapest.  Elsewhere, James Honeyman-Scott, future guitarist, and vocalist with the Pretender[ii]s, is born in the Great Britain on this date.
  25. 1964 Wednesday: A three-judge panel in New York convicted ‘comedian’ Lenny Bruce on obscenity charges stemming from his performances at the Café Au Go-Go in Greenwich Village.  Bruce received a posthumous pardon in 2003 from New York Republican Governor George Pataki. 
  26. 1965 Thursday: Lee Ann Roberts Breedlove became the first woman to exceed 300 mph when she hit a speed of 308.5 mph.
  27. 1978 Saturday: Iranian troops begin firing on anti-Shah protesters at the Tehran University. 
  28. 1979 Sunday: The Iran Hostage Crisis began as militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran seizing its occupants; for some, it was the start of 444 days of captivity.
  29. 1980 Tuesday: Governor Ronald Reagan won the White House defeating President Jimmy Carter by a strong margin.
  30. 1984 Sunday: Nicaragua holds its first free elections in 56 years; the Sandinistas win by 63-percent.
  31. 1985 Monday: Soviet defector Vitaly Yurchenko announced he was returning to the Soviet Union.  He had charged that the CIA kidnapped him and made him become a ‘defector.’
  32. 1987 Wednesday: The NBA announces four new franchises: The Charlotte Hornets, the Miami Heat for 1988, the Minneapolis Timberwolves, and the Orlando Magic for 1989.
  33. 1989 Saturday: About one million East Germans filled the streets of East Berlin in a pro-democracy rally.
  34. 1990 Sunday: Iraq issued a statement in which it said it was prepared to fight a ‘dangerous war’ rather than relinquish its hold on neighboring Kuwait.
  35. 1991 Monday: President Ronald Reagan opened his presidential library in Simi Valley, California; in attendance were President George H. W. Bush, and former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald R. Ford, Richard Nixon—the first-ever gathering of five past and present U.S. chief executives.
  36. 1992 Wednesday: Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein entered the U.S. Senate on this date, representing California. 
  37. 1995 Saturday: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a right-wing Israeli minutes after attending a festive peace rally.
  38. 1999 Thursday: The United Nations imposed economic sanctions against the Taliban regime that controlled most of Afghanistan.  The world body imposed the sanctions because the Taliban refused to hand Osama bin Laden over for his part in masterminding the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.  Less than two years later, the Islamist scumbag set in motion the diabolical attacks of September 11, 2001.
  39. 2001 Sunday: In the World Series, the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Yankees 4 games to three.  Elsewhere, Hurricane Michelle roared across Cuba, forcing the government to shut down power for much of the communist island and evacuate 750,000 people. 
  40. 2007 Sunday: King Tutankhamen’s face was unveiled for the first time to the public more than 3,000 years after the pharaoh was buried in his Egyptian tomb.
  41. 2008 Tuesday: Democrat Barack Hussein Obama was elected the first black president of the United States, defeating Republican challenger Senator John S. McCain.  Barack Obama becomes the 44th president of the nation and Joe Biden the 47th vice president of the country.
  42. 2012 Sunday:  In the upcoming presidential elections, it appears as though President Barack Hussein Obama holds an Electoral College landslide over challenger, Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, in battleground states.   Meanwhile, Florida Dems, always up to no good, file a lawsuit to continue early voting. 
  43. 2013 Monday: A successor to the SR-71 Blackbird is being built by Lockheed Martin.  The company’s Advanced Development Programs, known by the alias Skunk Works, has taken on the challenge to build the SR-72, capable of flying at Mach 6 with expected delivery in 2023.
  44. 2014 Tuesday: Not only do the Republicans retain control of the House of Representatives, they add to their numbers in it as well as gain control of the Senate thanks to the oppressive policies of President Barack Hussein Obama.
  45. 2015 Wednesday: U.S. and British intelligence officials announce that the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Desert shortly after takeoff may have been the victim of an ISIS bomb placed aboard; all 224 people aboard the jetliner died.  Meanwhile, in Canada, ‘Boy Wonder” Justin Trudeau takes the oath of office as the nation’s new prime minister.  Finally, the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations release the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership ‘treaty,’ aka the TPP, beginning the process of ratification in the U.S. Senate.  It took five years of negotiations, much of them done in complete secrecy to hammer out this deal which should tell everyone just how bad it’s going to be for the United States.    
  46. 2016 Friday: Information arises that claims Melania Trump modeled in the U.S. sans the appropriate visas.  Oh, well.  Meanwhile, the Paris agreement on Climate Change becomes effective on this date. 
  47. 2017 Saturday: Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, Republican, was assaulted in his yard while he was working in it by a disgruntled neighbor and alleged Bernie Sanders supporter.  The man who attacked him, Rene Boucher, underwent arrest by local cops and was charged with 4th Degree Assault charges.  The man messed up the senator’s face and injured one of his lungs via breaking some of his ribs.  WTF is wrong with these nuts?   Elsewhere, the Houthi rebels in Yemen celebrate a recent missile attack on Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh.   Time to light the Houthis and their Iranian backers up, folks.
  48. 2018 Sunday: Following the U.S. withdrawal from the flawed Iranian nuclear ‘deal,’ the United States slaps harsh sanctions back on Iran.  Elsewhere, Barack Hussein Obama pounds the campaign trail for vulnerable Senate Democrats ahead of Tuesday’s elections.  Meanwhile, following the murders of 7 Coptic Christians in Egypt by ISIS trash, the Egyptian military kills 19 thugs belonging to the Islamic State.  Kill them all…
  49. 2019 Monday:  The U.S. formalizes withdrawal from the so-called “historic” Paris Climate Accord which would transfer America’s wealth to Third World countries while allowing the Chi-Coms, India, and Russia to continue as they always have, polluting the world’s air and oceans.   Meanwhile, Democrats begin releasing impeachment inquiry tapes to the awaiting media, hoping against hope they will find something with which to take Trump out.  It won’t work…
  50. 2020 Wednesday:  Here we are, Election Day Plus One; what are the Chi-Coms, their Democratic Party patsies, and their Brown Shirt street thugs up to today?  What should be clear to everyone is that the Democrats are doing everything imaginable to STEAL this election.   Even Fox News is working with the left to STEAL this election.  When votes stop being counted means Democrats are in desperate circumstances and are out seeking additional ballots.  It is happening.  One thing we would like to tell RINOs- if you don’t stand with Trump, don’t think about running for higher office as if you should win the nomination at some future point, we won’t support you.  If we’re going to go socialist then we are going to go socialist and we won’t elect ‘moderate socialists’ such as yourselves.  This means Chris Christie, aka “Lard Boy.”
  51. 2020 Wednesday A: Fascism is alive and well.  A judge in California has shuttered Cavalry Church in Santa Clara from holding services.  Such is life in the Golden State under fascist Gov. Gavin Newsom.  Meanwhile, the Chi-Coms suspend ANT IPO in a likely retaliatory move against Jack Ma who had the temerity to criticize state-run Chi-Com banks in a forum in Shanghai.  Lucky he is still drawing breath.  Speaking of upsetting the Chi-Coms, President Trump approves $600 million in weapons sales to the true China- Taiwan.  This includes sophisticated military surveillance drones.
  52. 2020 Wednesday B: Back to the Chi-Coms and their Wuhan Virus pandemic, here are the latest stats: 47,742,312 confirmed cases, UP by 372,071 cases, 1,219,947 confirmed deaths, UP by 10,775 deaths, and 31,733,172 confirmed recoveries, UP by 291,286 recoveries.  Here are the numbers for the United States: 9,527,328 confirmed cases, UP by 72,774 new cases, 236,721 confirmed deaths, UP by 809 new deaths, and 5,636,531 confirmed recoveries, UP by 13,031 new recoveries.  (The number of recoveries would be even greater if Blue State governors would report them but alas, we know they won’t- corrupt POSs).  Now that Mo is living in Israel, here are the numbers for that nation: 316,792 confirmed cases, 2,592 confirmed deaths, and 304,418 confirmed recoveries.
  53. 2020 Wednesday C: 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: 950,792 confirmed cases, 17,764 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 15,441 confirmed cases, 219 confirmed deaths, and 11,930 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, in the Ever-Red, uh, we mean, the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 115,665 confirmed cases, 2,510 confirmed deaths, but like California, the palooka-faced 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, Illinois: 444,907 confirmed number of cases, 10,233 confirmed deaths, and NO mention of confirmed number of recoveries- thank you, Governor J.B. Pritzker for concealing the number of recoveries- yet another left-wing liberal POS politician.
  54. 2020 Wednesday D: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 27,847.66, UP 367.63 points (+1.34%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 11,590.78, UP 430.21 points (+3.85%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,443.44, UP 74.28 points (+2.20%).  The price of GOLD is $1,906.00 per troy oz., +9.80 (+0.52%) while the price of SILVER is $24.02 per troy ounce, +0.127 (+0.53%).  The price of PLATINUM is $874.00 per troy oz, +3.90 (+0.45%) while the price of COPPER is $3.11 per pound, +0.003 (+0.10%).  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,307.60 per troy oz, +9.80 (+0.43%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $39.06 per barrel, -0.09 (-0.23%).  Currently, one-dollar U.S. = 6.65 Chi-Com yuan.   Meanwhile, one-dollar U.S. = 0.85 euros and in Mexican pesos equals 20.95.
  55. 2020 E: The Trump campaign declares victory in Pennsylvania while launching lawsuits in Philadelphia to uncover WHY the counting of votes stopped- for more than five hours- as well as WHY GOP poll watchers were not allowed in.  Elsewhere, Newsmax declared both Michigan and Wisconsin as wins for “Pro-China Joe” Biden although we are not sure as to why here, either, when votes are still being processed.  What should be clear to EVERYONE is that the Democrats, aided by their Fake News allies and backed by the Chi-Coms via surreptitious pathways, are working hard to steal this election.  Stay tuned for more news.   Meanwhile, the prophesied BLUE WAVE has not materialized and although the GOP-held Senate may have lost two seats, they won those two seats back in other states.  The GOP also added numbers to the House of Representatives at a cost to the Democrats although the AOC squad members managed to hold on, we contend by buying or stealing their votes- or so we believe.
  56. 2020 Wednesday F: Here are the results for the Super Lotto Draw #3505 with a jackpot of $23 million: 08, 28, 30, 41, 42,  and Mega 08.  The highest winner was one person with five numbers for a prize of $34,095.  Next, here are the results for the Powerball Drawing #791 with a jackpot of $137: 23, 32, 33, 45, 49, and Mega 14.  The highest winners were three people who had four numbers plus the Powerball for a prize of $10,909.


This artwork is #0272 a 12” x 16” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “High Desert Sunset.”  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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Electric Light Orchestra released their next ‘best of’ compilation, “The UK Singles Collection Volume One 1972 to 1978,” on September 21, 2018.  This one contains the band’s singles from this era, most of them in somewhat ‘original packaging’ but not original which upsets some fans.  Alas, it is what it is.  We will say the box set costs $124.75 brand-new which means SERIOUS FANS ONLY  We do hope you will seek this one out and consider adding it to your collection along with other albums of theirs we have offered because compared to modern-day music, this is the absolute best when one considers Maroon Five and other crap-assed bands of the day.

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[i] We are not sure when we will promote the music of Oakland’s Tower of Power but you can be sure that we will do so when we begin promoting the music of funk-rock, horn-powered bands.

[ii] We are not sure as to when we will promote the music of the Pretenders but when we do, you will be the first to know so rejoice.

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