M. 1942 Tuesday: On the Eastern Front, the 11th Panzer Division under the command of Major General Hermann Balck encounters a Soviet truck convoy loaded with infantry reinforcements for the Red Army armor still at State Farm No. 79. Instead of using armor piercing shells, the panzers use their machines guns to decimate numerous trucks and to kill and wound hundreds of Soviet soldiers.



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U.S. Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger; U.S. Secretary of War John C. Calhoun; he Allman Brothers Band featuring Gregg Allman, “Surfin’” by the Beach Boys, Blue Öyster Cult featuring Kasim Sulton, Def Leppard featuring Phil Collen, the Doors featuring Jim Morrison, Fairport Convention featuring Ric Sanders, the Hollies featuring Bobby Elliott, John Lennon, and the Keef Hartley Band featuring Gary Thain:

  1. 1776 Friday: During the Revolutionary War, General George Washington’s retreating army crosses the Delaware River from New Jersey into Pennsylvania.
  2. 1813 Tuesday: In Vienna, Austria, Beethoven[i] conducted the orchestra in the performance of his new Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92, for the first time. 
  3. 1817 Sunday: The 10th U.S. Secretary of War John C. Calhoun assumed office on this date.  A Democrat, he served under President James Monroe from today’s date to 03-04-1825 and then moved up the ladder to secretary of state, then the U.S. Senate, and finally the vice presidency.
  4.  1854 Thursday: Pope Pius IX proclaimed the Catholic dogma of the Immaculate Conception, which holds that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was free of original sin from the moment of her own conception. 
  5. 1863 Monday: The Church of la Campana catches fire in Santiago, Chile; in the ensuing panic, at least 2,500 people die, and many more are injured.  Meanwhile, in the United States, President Abraham Lincoln announces plans for the rebuilding of the South following the conclusion of the Civil War.  Finally, Tom King of England defeated American John Heenan and became the first world heavyweight champion.
  6. 1886 Tuesday: The American Federation of Labor underwent founding in Columbus, Ohio.
  7. 1902 Monday: Oliver Wendell Holmes becomes an associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.
  8. 1914 Tuesday: “Watch your Step,” the first musical to feature a score composed entirely by Irving Berlin, opened in New York on this date.  Elsewhere, British, and German battle squadrons engage around the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic during World War I.
  9. 1923 Saturday: Dignitaries sign a treaty of ‘friendship’ between the American and German peoples.
  10. 1936 Tuesday: Anastasio Somoza wins the Nicaraguan presidential race.
  11. 1940 Sunday: The Chicago Bears defeated the Washington Redskins, 73-0, in the NFL Championship Game, which was carried on network radio for the first time by the Mutual Broadcasting System.  The announcer was Red Barber.
  12. 1941 Monday: The United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Japan, a day after the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor.  Meanwhile, on the Eastern Front, Hitler’s generals had been begging Hitler to allow them to withdraw to set positions and go on the defensive.  Although Hitler was loath to do this, he did call off the ‘eastern offensive due to the unexpected and heavy onset of winter.’  Elsewhere, James Douglas “Jim” Morrison, famed lead singer and resident poet of the Doors[ii], was born in Melbourne, Florida, on this date.  Finally, Bobby Elliott—future drummer of the British rock band, the Hollies[iii], from 1963 to the present—is born in England on this date.
  13. 1942 Tuesday: On the Eastern Front, the 11th Panzer Division under the command of Major General Hermann Balck encounters a Soviet truck convoy loaded with infantry reinforcements for the Red Army armor still at State Farm No. 79.  Instead of using armor piercing shells, the panzers use their machines guns to decimate numerous trucks and to kill and wound hundreds of Soviet soldiers.
  14. 1947 Monday: Gregg Allman—future organist/vocalist/guitarist with the Allman Brothers Band[iv]—is born on this date.
  15. 1949 Thursday: The Chinese Nationalist government moved from the Chinese mainland to Formosa as the Communists pressed their attacks.
  16. 1952 Monday: At Casablanca in North Africa, French troops shoot Arab demonstrators, killing at least 50 and wounding many more.  Elsewhere, on the show “I Love Lucy,” the producers of the show acknowledged for the first time on TV a pregnancy, that of one of its stars, Lucille Ball.  Meanwhile, Ric Sanders, keyboards/vocals 1985-present with the British band, Fairport Convention[v], is born in England on this date.
  17. 1953 Tuesday: On this date, Los Angeles became the third most populous city in the United States. 
  18. 1955 Thursday: Future bassist with the East Coast rock band, Blue Öyster Cult[vi], 2012-present—Kasim Sulton—is born on this date.
  19. 1957 Sunday: Future guitarist with the British rock band, Def Leppard—Phil Collen—is born in the United Kingdom on this date.
  20. 1961 Friday: A fire at the Hartford Hospital in Connecticut resulted in 16 deaths.  Elsewhere, the Beach Boys[vii] released their first single, “Surfin’.”
  21. 1962 Saturday: The leaders of the first session of the Second Vatican Council adjourned on this date.  Elsewhere, typographers went on a 114-day strike against four New York City newspapers. 
  22. 1966 Thursday: The United States and the Soviet Union sign a treaty that forbids nuclear weapons in space.
  23. 1972 Friday: A United Airlines 747 crashed while attempting to land at Chicago-Midway Airport, killing 43 of the 61 of the people on board as well as two people on the ground.  Among those who died was Dorothy Hunt, wife of Watergate conspirator E. Hoard Hunt, U.S. Representative George W. Collins, D-Illinois, and CBS correspondent Michelle Clark.
  24. 1975 Monday: Gary Thain—bassist with the British rock group, the Keef Hartley Band[viii]—lost his battle with drug abuse as well as the aftereffects of an electrical shock he suffered while on stage.
  25. 1980 Monday: Outside of his New York City apartment building, an apparently deranged fan who had requested his autograph then shot dead, former Beatle John Lennon[ix].
  26. 1982 Wednesday: A man demanding an end to nuclear weapons held the Washington Monument hostage, threatening to blow it up with explosives he claimed were inside a van.  After a 10-hour standoff, police shot dead Norman D. Mayer; it turned out that there were no explosives. 
  27. 1986 Monday: House Democrats elect Congressman Jim Wright as the 48th speaker of the house.
  28. 1987 Tuesday: President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev signed a treaty at the White House calling for the destruction of intermediate-range nuclear missiles.  
  29. 1991 Sunday: Russia, Belorussia, and the Ukraine sign a treaty that forms the Commonwealth of Independent States.  Elsewhere, AIDS patient Kimberly Bergalis, who had contracted the disease from her dentist, died in Fort Pierce, Fla., at age 23.
  30. 1992 Tuesday: NBC announces that its hit show, “Cheers,” will go off the air in May 1993.   Meanwhile, the 62nd U.S. Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger assumed his position on this date.  A Republican, he served under President George H.W. Bush from today until 01-20-1993.
  31. 1993 Wednesday: President William Jefferson Clinton signs into law the North American Free Trade Agreement, aka NAFTA, which leads the Dow Jones Industrial Average hits a record 3,734.53 points.  
  32. 1998 Tuesday: The Supreme Court ruled that police cannot search people and their cars merely after ticketing them for routine traffic violations.
  33. 2001 Saturday: The U.S. Capitol reopened to tourists after a two-month security shutdown.
  34. 2003 Monday: President George W. Bush signed a $400 billion Medicare overhaul bill that included a prescription drug plan for seniors.  Congress, meanwhile, approved legislation to stem the flood of unwanted junk email the world knows as ‘spam.’
  35. 2008 Monday: In a startling about-face, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed told the Guantanamo war crimes tribunal he would confess to masterminding the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks; four other terrorists also abandoned their defenses. 
  36. 2009 Tuesday: At a ceremony in eastern Shan State, Burma, authorities burn $93 million worth of confiscated narcotics.
  37. 2010 Wednesday: Parisian authorities close the Eiffel Tower due to heavy snowfall.   Meanwhile, the world learns that WikiLeaks might possess files on Gitmo detainees and abuses committed against the jihadist scum by U.S. military authorities.   Even more shocking, Fox News liberal analyst Bob Beckel calls for the ‘assassination of Julian Assange.’
  38. 2011 Thursday: John Corzine, former CEO of MG Global, testifies before a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, stating he does not know where hundreds of millions of dollars of his customers’ money has gone.  Meanwhile, Japan apologizes to Canada for its mistreatment of its POWs during World War II.
  39. 2012 Saturday:  Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi declares that he will enact proposed referendums on a new constitution, but that he will annul the decree he issued expanding his powers.
  40. 2013 Sunday: After the People’s Republic of China expands its air zone, South Korea responds by expand its air defense zone, causing rising tensions in the region.  Elsewhere, in Kiev, Ukraine, anti-government protesters topple the last surviving monument of Vladimir Lenin; the monument fell in Bessarabska Square; it was pounded with hammers and only some parts of the Soviet hero’s legs remained.
  41. 2014 Monday: The White House says that it supports the release of documents detailing the CIA’s abuse of War on Terror prisoners and its methods of interrogation even though it acknowledges that it will cause problems for the nation and its image around the world.  Thanks Obama.   Meanwhile, the U.S. and NATO ceremonially ended their combat mission in Afghanistan, 13 years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks sparked their invasion of the country to topple the Taliban government and to find terror mastermind Osama bin Laden and KILL him.    
  42. 2015 Tuesday: After candidate Donald Trump announced the previous day his intention to ban entry to all Muslims seeking to enter the United States, the liberals backed by their Fake News Media allies go ballistic, screaming how ‘horrible it all is.’   Candidate Trump’s GOP foes as well as the Obama White House blast him for being a bigot and the like.
  43. 2016 Thursday:  President-elect Donald J. Trump announces his pick for secretary of Labor- Andrew Puzder, of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. fame.   Meanwhile, angry Democrats announce they are going to try to block his pick to head the EPA- Oklahoma Attorney-General Scott Pruitt, claiming him to be an enemy of the environment.     
  44. 2017 Friday: During a campaign rally in the Florida panhandle, near the Alabama border, President Donald Trump urged Alabama voters to elect Republican Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore, who had been dogged by unfounded charges of sexual misconduct; he lost the race.        
  45. 2018 Saturday: President Donald J. Trump announces that White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly, U.S. Army-Ret., will be leaving his post at the end of the year.  Elsewhere, Fake News Media reports that the Mueller investigation into Trump-Russia collusion could lead to indictments against the Trump Organization.   
  46. 2019 Sunday: The FBI opens an investigation into the shooting that occurred on the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida, the one in which, the Saudi Arabian military officer opened up on U.S. Naval and civilian personnel.  How do these scumbags insinuate themselves into the country?  What did the Saudis know and when did they know it?   Meanwhile, in Baghdad, unknown gunmen go on a rampage killing 25 antigovernment protesters and wounding countless others. 
  47. 2020 Tuesday: To the delight of liberals and illegal aliens everywhere, DACA is restored.  Meanwhile, the FDA says that the Pfizer Chinese Virus vaccine is safe and effective and President Trump takes to the airwaves to celebrate Operation Warp Speed’s swift creation and production of the countermeasure for Beijing’s pandemic.  He thanks loads of people sans any mention of the reprobate political Dr. Tony Fauci.   Speaking of the Chi-Coms, they vow retaliation for the increasing sanctions being placed upon them just as we learn that California Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell has DEEP TIES to Beijing in general and to the Ministry of State Security in particular.  It seems the man known as the ‘farter-in-chief’ for ripping one live on air while talking to Anderson Cooper had personal ‘close ties’ to a female MSS agent Christine Fang who placed interns into the congressman’s office.  Say it ain’t so, Eric!
  48. 2020 Tuesday A: A second U.S. federal judge blocks President Donald J. Trump’s ban on the Chinese ‘social media ap’ (in reality, an intelligence gathering apparatus) TikTok.  Meanwhile, ‘President-elect Pro-China Joe’ Biden announces retired U.S. Army General Lloyd Austin to be his next secretary of Defense should he actually ‘win’ the White House.  Elsewhere, at first reprobate Bill Clinton Judge Emmet Sullivan says he ‘is going to ignore President Trump’s pardon of Gen. Michael Flynn’ but eight hours later, throws in the towel and tosses the case as the U.S. Department of Justice told him to do several months back.  Finally, Texas Attorney-General Ken Paxton is suing four battleground states- Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Pennsylvania for having conducted the 2020 Presidential Election in an extremely crooked manner.   Senator Ted Cruz, R-TX, is going to present President Trump’s case at the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (although it’s still on the docket).
  49. 2020 B: U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia says that the rapid deployment of the vaccine for the Chi-Vi should drive unemployment below five percent given leftwing loony tunes governors like Gavin “The Smiler” Newsom, Andrew “I’m a Moron” Cuomo, and other BLUE STATE dictators reopen their states instead of crushing their people.  We say that as long as California Governor Gavin Newsom continues destroying average working Californians that the world boycotts ALL wines made by his Plumpjack Winery in Napa Valley.  This man is literally destroying the lives of the people who elected him and he must face repercussions for his blatant criminality.
  50. 2020 Tuesday C: The U.S. Army fires or suspends 14 upper military officers in charge at the Fort Hood military base in Texas over the number of suicides, murders, and disappearances of military personnel on site.  Something isn’t right on this base and it’s high time they investigate the scum running it.  Meanwhile, we learn that millions of smart devices are susceptible to Chi-Com hacking.   Elsewhere, we learn that noncooperation with New Jersey’s Chi-Com Virus tracking program is at or above 74-percent.  Excellent, we do not respond to contact tracers here in California.  We say, “F**k them!”
  51. 2020 Tuesday D: Here are today’s Comrade Xi Pangolin-Bat Flu Statistics for the globe: 68,046,467 confirmed cases, UP by 729,531 cases, 1,553,528 confirmed deaths, UP by 13,563 deaths, and 43,755,605 confirmed recoveries, UP by 506,329 recoveries.  Here are the numbers for the United States: 15,205,627 confirmed cases, UP by 280,303 new cases, 288,583 confirmed deaths, UP by 3,019 new deaths, and 7,090,794 confirmed recoveries, UP by 119,513 new recoveries.
  52. 2020 Tuesday E: 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: 1,401,680 confirmed cases, 20,076 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 18,976 confirmed cases, 262 confirmed deaths, and NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, in the Ever Red, uh, we mean, the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 191,468 confirmed cases, 3,080 confirmed deaths, but like California, the apelike 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, West Virginia: 57,060 confirmed number of cases, 870  confirmed number of deaths, and 36,513 confirmed number of recoveries.  Let us look at Israel’s numbers now that Mo and his wife are relocating there.  Here they are: 348,285 confirmed cases, 2,932 confirmed deaths, and 330,188 confirmed recoveries.
  53. 2020 Tuesday F: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 30,173.88, UP 104.09 points (+0.35%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 12,582.77, UP 62.83 points (+0.50%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,702.25, UP 10.29 points (+0.28%).  The price of GOLD is $1,874.50 per troy oz., -0.40 (-0.02%) while the price of SILVER is $24.71 per troy ounce, -0.026 (-0.11%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,037.60 per troy oz, +0.60 (+0.06%) while the price of COPPER is $3.50 per pound, +0.0005 (+0.01%).  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,327.90 per troy oz., -23.40 (-1.00%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $45.53 per barrel, -0.07 (-0.15%).  Today, COCOA is $2,636.00 per metric ton, +61.00 (+2.37).  As for currency, one U.S. dollar = 6.53 communist Chinese yuan.  By contrast, one U.S. dollar = 0.83 euros.
  54. 2020 Tuesday G: Stay tuned for results from this afternoon’s NFL game between (15) Dallas Cowboys, 17 (3-9) @ Baltimore Ravens, 34 (7-5) as well as tonight’s Mega Millions Draw #1614 with a $264 million jackpot up for grabs. Here are the numbers: 15, 19, 33, 39, 68, and Mega 25. Stick around for the breakdown of winners…here we go: ONE person- out of 94,973 winning tickets- had four numbers plus the Mega for a prize of $25,349. God bless ’em!
  55. 2020 Tuesday H:  Stick around to discover what no-good activities the Chi-Coms, their Canadian, Iranian, and Russian allies are up to today along with their flunkies in the Democratic Party.  You know it’s going to be bad…                                               


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The J. Geils Band released their second album, “The Morning After,” on October 02, 1971.  These guys were known for their amazing live shows which carried over to their studio albums.  Although the band still did notable blues rock covers, they were writing more of their material although “Looking for a Love” was not an original.  The live version of this tune which would appear on their next album put them over the top as far as national fame goes.  The band featured the same sextet which it would be until their breakup in the 1960s.  We encourage everyone to seek this album out so you can consider adding it to your collection- you will be glad you did.

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Tuesday, December 08, 2020:


[i] We hope that within the next decade, we will be able to begin presenting the music of the classical artists of the past as without them, there would be no civilization.  We hope you will stay tuned for further information.

[ii] We promoted the music of the Doors, the famed Los Angeles, California, hard rocking psychedelic band beginning on Saturday, 18-February-2012 through 02-April-2012.  We hope you will seek this legendary band out and consider adding it to your ever-growing collection. 

[iii] We shared the music of the Hollies with the world beginning on Monday, 29-August-2016 through Thursday, 03-November-2016.

[iv] We hope to begin promoting the music of the Allman Brothers Band and their spin-off projects sometime within the next eight years.  We hope you will be here when we do because they are a band worthy of investigation by the readership- you will be glad you did.

[v] 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] We look forward to promoting the music of the Blue Öyster Cult sometime within the next 10-12 years.  We hope you will still be with us.

[vii] We hope to present the music of this foundational American rock band within the next 5-6 years.  Please stay tuned for further developments.  We thank you; we know you love the Beach Boys as much as we do.

[viii] We promoted the music of the Keef Hartley Band on Monday, 02-October-2017 through Sunday, 22-October-2017.  The presentation also included the music of Miller Anderson, the band’s famed guitarist.

[ix] We began promoting the music of the Beatles and the band’s original members, beginning on Friday, 04-November-2016 which ran through Sunday, 11-June-2017. You definitely need to check out the music of the Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr- you will be glad you did.

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Author: Chef Craig Carrici, ACF-CWC

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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