342. TODAY IN HISTORY—MONDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2020

Q. 1942 Monday: The effort to relieve Stalingrad continues. The 11th Panzer Division commanded by Major General Hermann Balck roars past the city of Rostov on the way to the Chir River and runs into a Russian convoy heading south. A battle ensued that lasted until nightfall when the Soviets settled in for the night at State Farm No. 79.

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342. TODAY IN HISTORY—MONDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2020:

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day- Never Forget![i]

Presidents John Adams, James Madison, and Martin Van Buren; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Noah Haynes Swayne and Potter Stewart; U.S. Senator Susan Collins; Alice Cooper featuring Nita Strauss, Emerson, Lake & Palmer featuring Greg Lake, and Loverboy featuring Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve:

  1. 43 B.C.: Upon the orders of the Second Triumvirate, assassins took the life of Roman statesman and scholar, Marcus Tullius Cicero.
  2. 283 Saturday: St. Eutychian ends his reign as Catholic Pope.
  3. 1787 Wednesday: Delaware became the first state to ratify the United States Constitution.
  4. 1796 Monday: Electors select John Adams to become the second president of the United States.
  5. 1804 Thursday: In Frederick County, Va., future 35thS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Noah Haynes Swayne is born. President Abraham Lincoln would nominate the Democrat-turned- Republican to fill the seat of Democratic-Republican Associate Justice John McLean.  Swayne would serve from 01-24-1862 to 01-24-1881.
  6. 1808 Tuesday: Electors chose James Madison to be the fourth president of the United States.
  7. 1836 Tuesday: The nation elected Martin van Buren the eighth president of the United States.
  8. 1842 Tuesday: The New York Philharmonic performed its first concert.
  9. 1907 Saturday: At London’s National Sporting Club, Eugene Corri became the first referee to officiate from within the boxing ring. Up until this point, referees had always done it from outside the ring.  
  10. 1909 Tuesday: In the State of the Union Address President William Howard Taft defended the decision to base U.S. naval operations in the Pacific at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii instead of in the Philippines. Elsewhere, chemist Leo H. Bakelite received a U.S. patent for Bakelite, the first synthetic plastic.
  11. 1911 Thursday: China abolished the law that men wear their hair in a queue or ponytail.
  12. 1917 Friday: The U.S. becomes 13th country to declare war on Austro-Hungarian Empire during World War I.
  13. 1925 Monday: Swimmer Johnny Weissmuller set a world record in the 150-yard freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 25 and 2/5 seconds. He went on to play “Tarzan” in several movies.
  14. 1926 Tuesday: The Electrolux Servel Corporation patented the gas operated refrigerator on this date.
  15. 1935 Saturday: In the 23rd Canadian Football League Grey Cup, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 18-12.
  16. 1941 Sunday: Japan launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as part of a plan to conquer Southeast Asian territories; the raid, which claimed some 2,400 American lives, prompted the United States to declare war against Japan the next day. Prior to the attack, a U.S. destroyer, USS Ward, sunk the first Japanese submarine of the war outside the harbor.  In the North African Theater, the German siege of Tobruk ended after eight months.
  17. 1942 Monday: The effort to relieve Stalingrad continues. The 11th Panzer Division commanded by Major General Hermann Balck roars past the city of Rostov on the way to the Chir River and runs into a Russian convoy heading south.  A battle ensued that lasted until nightfall when the Soviets settled in for the night at State Farm No. 79.  Balck left behind some 88 mm guns and an engineer battalion to continue the feint to pull away as many Russian forces from the main drive.   The main force was proceeding towards Stalingrad from the north while the airlift to supply the Sixth Army continued to bring as much supplies as possible and to transport the wounded and sacks of mail out. 
  18. 1945 Friday: The U.S. government issues a patent for the microwave oven.
  19. 1946 Saturday: Fire broke out at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta; the blaze killed 119 people, including hotel founder W. Frank Winecoff.
  20. 1947 Sunday: Future longtime bassist with the Canadian rock band, Loverboy[i]– Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve- was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, on this date.
  21. 1949 Wednesday: Chang Kai-shek flees Chinese mainland to the island of Formosa to set up Nationalist Chinese government. Seven decades later, the Chi-Coms would be building assault craft to conduct a landing on the soil of the Republic of China.  When the Chi-Coms would be confident enough to do it remains to be seen.
  22. 1952 Sunday: In Caribou, Maine, future RINO Republican Senator Susan Collins is born. She would enter the U.S. Senate- supposedly the world’s greatest deliberative body- on January 03, 1997.  As of 2020, she would win re-election and would still be representing her home state.
  23. 1960 Wednesday: The African nation of Ivory Coast claims its independence from France.
  24. 1963 Saturday: During the Army-Navy game, videotaped instant replay was used for the first time in a live sport telecast as CBS re-showed a one-yard touchdown run by Army quarterback Rollie Stichweh; however, Navy beat Army 21-15.
  25. 1971 Tuesday: Libya announced the nationalization of British Petroleum’s assets.
  26. 1972 Thursday: Apollo 17 blasted off from Cape Canaveral, America’s last moon mission to date. Elsewhere, an assailant shot and seriously wounded Philippines First Lady Imelda Marcos; her bodyguards shot and killed the would-be assassin moments later.  
  27. 1975 Sunday: The Indonesian army occupies the island of East Timor.
  28. 1981 Monday: Spain becomes a member of the NATO alliance.
  29. 1982 Tuesday: Convicted murderer Charlie Brooks Jr. became the first U.S. prisoner to undergo execution by lethal injection, at a prison in Huntsville, Texas.
  30. 1985 Saturday: In Hanover, N.H., the 92ndS. Supreme Court Associate Justice Potter Stewart died. President Dwight D. Eisenhower nominated his fellow Republican to fill the seat of Democrat Associate Justice Harold Hitz Burton.  Stewart served from 10-14-1958 to 07-03-1981.
  31. 1986 Sunday: Nita Strauss of Alice Cooper’s[ii] band (guitars/vocals 2014-present), was born on this date.
  32. 1987 Monday: A gunman aboard a Pacific Southwest Airlines jetliner in California apparently opened fire on a fellow passenger, the pilots and himself, causing the plane to crash with the loss of all 43 people aboard the plane. Elsewhere, Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev set foot on American soil for the first time, arriving for a Washington summit with President Ronald Reagan.
  33. 1988 Wednesday: A major earthquake in the Soviet Union devastated northern Armenia; official estimates put the death toll at 25,000. Meanwhile, upon arrival at Wall Street, cheering crowds cheer for Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev on a state visit to the United States.
  34. 1990 Friday: The Iraqi Parliament endorses President Saddam Hussein’s decision to free Western hostages.
  35. 1993 Tuesday: Gunman Colin Ferguson opened fire on a Long Island Rail Road commuter train, killing six people and wounding 19. Following his trial, the jury sentenced him to a minimum term of 200 years in prison. 
  36. 2004 Tuesday: Hamid Karzai was sworn in as Afghanistan’s first popularly elected president.
  37. 2008 Sunday: Bad economic news: last month, the country lost 533,000 jobs and for the year, more than 2 million jobs. President-elect Barack Hussein Obama pledges ‘massive investment in infrastructure’ and millions of ‘green jobs.’
  38. 2009 Monday: The United Nations opens its Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. We learn from the Environmental Protection Agency that greenhouse gas emissions endanger the public health and that if something is not done within the next decade, the world might end!
  39. 2010 Tuesday: Denied bail, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to remain jailed in London, awaiting extradition to Sweden to face rape charges. Meanwhile, in the U.S., news reports suggest that the tax deal made by the Obama administration with the Republicans is going to (wait for it, we hear this every time) ‘benefit the wealthiest Americans.’  Then why did Barack Hussein Obama make such a deal?
  40. 2011 Wednesday: Former Illinois Democrat Governor Rod Blagojevich[iii] receives 14-year prison term for corruption. Meanwhile, at Pearl Harbor, the United States commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the naval and air bases located there.
  41. 2012 Friday: NASA’s Twin GRAIL probes studying the surface of the moon reveal unexpectedly deep cracks, craters, and tectonic structures. Meanwhile,  the Obama administration continues to claim that Syria is preparing sarin gas for attacks on its own citizens.  Obama- didn’t you guys condemn your predecessor for going into Iraq looking for weapons of mass destruction?  Speaking of Syria, a bombing in Damascus targets the headquarters of the Syrian Red Crescent Relief Organization.  
  42. 2013 Saturday: At a World Trade Organization meeting, negotiators reach a trade agreement called the Bali Package; the agreement will lower global trade barriers and will simplify trade deals better to enable poorer states in Bali, Indonesia to sell their goods.
  43. 2014 Sunday: Iran accuses U.S.-Iranian citizen and Jason Rezaian, the head of the Washington Bureau station in Tehran of unknown charges and holds him without bail. Since holding him, the mullahs have denied all requests from Switzerland to check on the wellbeing of the prisoner.  Meanwhile, the Obama administration releases six detainees from GITMO to Uruguay.  Since the UN considers them ‘refugees,’ the South American nation places no restrictions on their travel.  
  44. 2015 Monday: Much to the horror of liberals everywhere (and to the delight of everyone else) candidate Donald J. Trump calls for a ‘total ban on Muslims entering the United States.’   Meanwhile, rival candidates and community leaders condemn Trump’s plan to prevent Muslims entry into the United States.
  45. 2016 Wednesday: Longtime guitarist/bassist/vocalist with King Crimson[iv] and Emerson, Lake & Palmer[v]—Greg Lake—lost his battle with cancer on this date. Meanwhile, President-elect Donald J. Trump chooses Oklahoma Attorney-General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency.   Next, he picks retired General John Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security.
  46. 2017 Thursday: Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota said he would resign after a series of sexual harassment allegations; he took a parting shot at President Donald J. Trump, describing him as “a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault[vi].”  Republican Rep. Trent Franks, of Arizona, said he would resign after revealing that he discussed surrogacy with two female staffers.
  47. 2018 Friday: The man who drove his car into counter-protesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia was convicted of first-degree murder; a state jury rejected defense arguments that James Alex Fields Jr. acted in self-defense. Meanwhile, Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III and other federal attorneys file charges against former Trump fixer Michael Cohen that- much to the delight of the president’s enemies- seems to implicate the 45th president on campaign fraud and for shadowy dealings with Vladimir Putin and the Russians.
  48. 2019 Saturday: Today is the 78th anniversary of the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the event that propelled the United States into World War II. Meanwhile, at the Pensacola Naval Base in Florida, a Saudi Arabian military officer began shooting at U.S. Naval personnel.  The scumbag killed three people and injured another eight before being dropped by guards.   
  49. 2020 Monday: IF “Pro-China Joe” Biden actually becomes the next president, he is doing Californians a big favor by announcing our reprobate state Attorney-General Xavier Becerra as his secretary of HUD. Likewise, IF he becomes president, we will also get rid of Kamala Harris (look for Governor Gavin Newsom to appoint himself NEXT U.S. senator from the Golden State).  Elsewhere, U.S. Attorney-General William “Bill” Barr announces he most likely will resign his office early.  Meanwhile, 64 GOP lawmakers urge the U.S. Congress to block certification of the 2020 Presidential Election due to the massive amount of voter fraud that has occurred in the key battleground states.   Finally, with Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court, the number of pro-gun lawsuits seeking redress at SCOTUS have spiked.
  50. 2020 Monday A: The Virginia Military Institute reportedly is going to remove Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, one of the best military officers the nation has ever produced all because he fought for his state during the Civil War.  The left strikes again.  Meanwhile, Rush Limbaugh in his radio program today asked a question of the audience (regarding HOW we are supposed to believe Donald Trump did not win BIG in the election): ‘how many fans of a losing Super Bowl or World Series team turn out an airport to see them?’  The president’s rally in Valdosta, Georgia, on Saturday on behalf of GOP Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler was in the tens of thousands.  The American people KNOW Trump did NOT LOSE this election; no, the Chi-Coms, their stooges in the Democratic Party, the Canucks, the Russians, and the Iranians STOLE the election for “Pro-China Joe” Biden.  Finally, legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan has sold his entire catalog of 600-plus songs to Universal Music for reportedly $300 million plus.
  51. 2020 Monday B: As for the Beijing Bug, here are the numbers for the CHI-VI, you know, COVID-19 Chinese Bat Flu Virus Crisis, the pandemic they started but still try to blame on the U.S.: Here are the statistics for the planet as a whole: 67,316,936 confirmed cases, +342,309, 1,539,965, confirmed deaths, +5,273, and 43,249,276 confirmed recoveries, +267,761.  Next, here are the stats for the United States, the intended target of the Chinese-engineered Xi Jinping Bat Flu pandemic: 15,038,546 confirmed cases, up 176,117 from yesterday’s reporting, 286,692 confirmed deaths, UP 1,185, and 6,997,924 confirmed recoveries, UP 34,459. 
  52. 2020 Monday C: 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: 1,380,638 confirmed cases, 19,966 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries. Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 18,923 confirmed cases, 262 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for leftist-Marxist-socialist hellhole of Washington: 185,595 confirmed cases, 3,065 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Let’s look at one other state: Rhode Island, currently, they have 65,818 confirmed cases, 1,448 confirmed deaths, but no mention of confirmed recoveries which seems to be the way of the world at present  Let’s look at Israel’s numbers now that Mo and his wife have moved there: 346,797 confirmed cases, 2,924 confirmed deaths, and 330,188 confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at another nation: Argentina: they have 1,466,292 confirmed cases of the CHI-VI, 38,888 confirmed deaths and 1,300,681 confirmed recoveries.
  53. 2020 Monday D: Here are the stats for today’s Stock Market closes: first the DOW Jones Industrial Average, 30,069.79, DOWN 148.47 points (-0.49%). Next, here are the stats for the NASDAQ:  12,519.95, UP 55.71 points (+0.45%).  Finally, here are the numbers for the S&P 500: 3,691.96, DOWN 7.16 points (-0.19%).  Price of GOLD: $1,868.20 per troy oz., +2.20 (+0.12%)  Here is the price of SILVER: $24.70 per troy oz., -0.099 (-0.40%).  Price of PLATINUM: $1,038.00 per troy oz., -11.40 (-1.09%).  Price of PALLADIUM: $2,351.30 per troy oz., -6.50 (-0.28%).  Here is the price of COPPER: $3.50 per #, -0.013 (-0.37%).   Price of Light Sweet Crude Oil per barrel: $45.60, -0.16 (-0.35%).  Today, one-dollar U.S. = 6.53 PRC yuan whereas one U.S. greenback = 0.83 euros.  Just for a lark, $1 U.S. = 76.77 Afghan Afghani.
  54. 2020 Monday E: Two games on the NFL schedule today: (13) Washington Redskins, 23 (5-7) @ Pittsburgh Steelers, 17 (11-1) Monday 2:00 P.M.  Then, (14) Buffalo Bills, 34 (9-3) @ San Francisco 49ers, 24 (5-7) Monday 5:15 P.M.  Yes, we have a game tomorrow afternoon: (15) Dallas Cowboys (3-8) @ Baltimore Ravens (6-5).
  55. 2020 Monday F:  Friends, please stick around to discover whatever underhanded and dirty activities the Democratic Party, their Canadian allies, the Russians, the Iranians, and their Mandarin overlords in Beijing are up to today.  We know they are trying to steal the 2020 Elections!

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The J. Geils Band is one of those unique American groups that were an amazing live act but which required time to build up to selling loads of albums.  With remarkable success would come dissension in the ranks but that was for another decade or so away.  Former in Massachusetts in the mid-1960s around the namesake of the band, John “J.” Geils (guitars), Peter Wolf (vocals), Seth Justman (keyboards/vocals), Danny Klein (bass/vocals), Stephen Jo Bladd (drums), and “Magic Dick” (harmonicas/saxophones), the band released its first album, “The J. Geils Band” on November 16, 1970.  The band was a smoking blues-rock band, sort of an American ‘Rolling Stones’ but unique in their own way.  This album opened the door to a national audience and signaled good things to come.  We hope you will investigate this album to your own delight- you will be glad you did.

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FOOTNOTES:


[i] We forgive Japan.  No one there had anything to do with it.

[ii] Not sure when we present this Canadian rock band, Loverboy, but we sure as heck hope we do sometime within the next decade because- say what you will about them- they are as exciting today as they were back in the 1980s.  Please remain vigilant for the day that we do.

[iii] We hope to offer the music of Alice Cooper one day so please keep posted until we do.  We think you will appreciate them, especially the original band.

[iv] When the hell is President Trump going to pardon this poor son-of-a-bitch?

[v] We presented the music of this British prog-rock band, the amazing King Crimson, beginning on Monday, 20-October-2014 through Sunday, 21-December-2014.  We hope you will check them out and add them to your collection.

[vi] We hope to present the music of the Nice as well as Emerson, Lake & Palmer at some point within the next five years.  Please remain posted for the day that we do.

[vii] Unfortunately for Sen. Franken, President Trump remains in office while the POS Franken sits at home contemplating his future.

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I began my cooking career in the 1960's when I apprenticed underneath a great chef, Master Chef Ulysses S. Paz. I have lived and worked in Hawaii, Washington State, Arizona, and California. Even though I am in my late 60’s, I am still actively involved at a hotel here in Bakersfield, CA. I make my home in Pumpkin Center, CA.

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