GG. 1943 Saturday: Heavy fighting continues on Guadalcanal as U.S. forces launch another attack on Mt. Austen, a Japanese strongpoint. Still, the U.S. shows no signs of weakening while the Japanese are having a challenging time keeping their troops supplied.



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U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Joseph Rucker Lamar; U.S. Attorneys General Hugh S. Legaré, Caleb Cushing, Homer Stille Cummings, Frank Murphy, and William P. Rogers; U.S. Secretaries of State Edmund J. Randolph and William P. Rodgers; U.S. Secretary of War Timothy Pickering; U.S. Senator Tim Scott; Iron Butterfly featuring Larry “Rhino” Reinhardt, Lynyrd Skynyrd featuring Mark “Spanky” Matejka, Ronnie Wood (Band) featuring Bernard Fowler, Spirit featuring Randy California, and Ten Years After featuring Chick Churchill:

  1. 69 AD Tuesday: The Roman Army of the Lower Rhine proclaims Vitellius its new emperor.
  2. 533 Monday: John II begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
  3. 1492 Tuesday: Spain retakes Granada from the Moors, which becomes a national holiday in the country, “Granada Day.”
  4. 1757 Friday: British troops occupy Calcutta, India, after heavy fighting.
  5. 1776 Sunday: Austria ends the practice of torture during police interrogations.
  6. 1788 Monday: Georgia became the fourth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
  7. 1792 Saturday: The first classes began at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. on this date.
  8. 1794 Tuesday: The second U.S. Secretary of State Edmund J. Randolph assumed his office on this date.  A Federalist, he served under President George Washington from today until to 08-20-1795.
  9. 1795 Wednesday: The second U.S. Secretary of War Timothy Pickering assumed office on this date.  A Federalist, he served under President George Washington from today until to 12-10-1795.  Then he would become the nation’s third U.S. secretary of state.
  10. 1797 Saturday: In Charleston, South Carolina, the future 16th U.S. Attorney General Hugh S. Legaré is born.  A Democrat, he served under President John Tyler from 09-13-1841 to 06-20-1843.  Then, he became U.S. Acting Secretary of State under President John Tyler from 05-09-1843 to 06-20-1843.
  11. 1842 Saturday: In Fairmount, Pennsylvania, the first wire suspension bridge opened to the public.
  12. 1863 Thursday: The Civil War Battle of Murfreesboro (Stone’s River) comes to a bloody end with no victor.
  13. 1872 Monday: Brigham Young, the 71-year-old leader of the Mormon Church underwent arrest on charges of bigamy; the old codger had 25 wives.
  14. 1879 Wednesday: Thomas Edison began construction on his first generator.  Meanwhile, in Newburyport, Massachusetts, the former 23rd U.S. Attorney General Caleb Cushing died at age 78.  A member of numerous parties, he served under President Franklin Pierce from 03-07-1853 to 03-04-1857.
  15. 1882 Sunday: What would become the first holding company in the history of the world occurred on this date when business executives signed and dated the Standard Oil Trust agreement.  The document transferred the stock and property of more than 40 companies into the control of nine trustees, led by John D. Rockefeller.
  16. 1890 Wednesday: Alice Sanger became the first White House female staffer.
  17. 1892 Friday: Ellis Island opened as America’s first immigration center.  Annie Moore, at age 15, was the first person to pass through the facility and into America.
  18. 1893 Sunday: The U.S. Postal Service issued its first commemorative stamp to honor the World’s Columbian Expedition and the quadricentennial of Christopher Columbus’ voyage.
  19. 1900 Monday: Secretary of State John Hay announced the “Open Door Policy” to facilitate trade with China.
  20. 1903 Friday: President Theodore Roosevelt shuts down the U.S. Post Office in Indianola, Mississippi, for refusing to accept its new postmistress because she was black.
  21. 1905 Monday: After heavy fighting, Japanese troops capture Port Arthur from the Russians during the Russo-Japanese War.
  22. 1910 Sunday: In Berkeley, California, the first junior high school in the nation—McKinley School—opened for business.  The school housed seventh and eighth grade students while in a second facility, students 9-12 grades studied.
  23. 1916 Sunday: In Washington, D.C., the 64th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Joseph Rucker Lamar died.  A Democrat, President William Howard Taft nominated Lamar to fill William Henry Moody’s seat.  He served from 12-17-1910 until his death today.
  24. 1919 Thursday: The Baltic Republic of Lithuania gains its independence from the Soviet Union.
  25. 1921 Sunday: The play that coined the term “robot” “R.U.R.”  (Rossum’s Universal Robots) by Karel Capcek was first performed in Czechoslovakia.  Elsewhere, people heard the first religious radio broadcast on KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh.  Dr. E.J. Van Etten of Calvary Episcopal Church gave the sermon.
  26. 1929 Wednesday: Canada and the United States reached an agreement to preserve and to protect Niagara Falls.
  27. 1933 Monday: U.S. troops leave the Central American nation of Nicaragua.
  28. 1935 Wednesday: Bruno Hauptmann went on trial in Flemington, New Jersey on charges of kidnapping and murdering the 20-month-old son of Charles and Anne Lindberg.  (The jury found Hauptmann guilty and sentenced him to death).
  29. 1939 Monday: The 55th U.S. Attorney General Homer Stille Cummings left office on this date.  A Democrat, he served under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt from 03-04-1933 until today.  His replacement- Frank Murphy- the 56th U.S. Attorney General took his post today and served under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt from today until 01-18-1940 and then went to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  30. 1940 Tuesday: During the Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union, Finnish infantry and ski troops continue killing and wounding large numbers of poorly directed Russian infantry as well as destroying numerous armored vehicles. 
  31. 1941 Thursday: Luftwaffe bombers hammer Ireland for the second night in a row; some suspect they may have been off course.  Meanwhile, British naval vessels and bombers attack the Axis-held port of Bardia in Libya.  
  32. 1942 Friday: After being declared an ‘open city’ to spare it from attack, Japanese forces capture the Philippine capital of Manila, as well as the U.S. naval base at Cavite, during World War II.  Elsewhere, Axis troops in Bardia, North Africa, consider a possible surrender as they face continuous attacks.  Finally, 28 nations are at war with the Axis and all pledge that they will not negotiate separate peace treaties.
  33. 1943 Saturday: Heavy fighting continues on Guadalcanal as U.S. forces launch another attack on Mt. Austen, a Japanese strongpoint.  Still, the U.S. shows no signs of weakening while the Japanese are having a challenging time keeping their troops supplied.
  34. 1946 Wednesday: Keyboardist Chick Churchill of Ten Years After[i] was born on this date.
  35. 1953 Friday: In the NBA, the Baltimore Bullets begin a 32-game road losing streak
  36. 1959 Friday: The Soviet Union launched its space probe Luna I, the first manmade object to fly by the moon, its apparent intended target.
  37. 1960 Saturday: Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts launched his successful bid for the presidency.
  38. 1965 Saturday: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., begins a drive to register black voters in the U.S.
  39. 1966 Sunday: The Green Bay Packers beat the Cleveland Browns in the NFL Championship game by a score of 23-12.  Elsewhere: the first Jewish child is born in Spain since their expulsion in 1492.
  40. 1967 Monday: Future guitarist with Lynyrd Skynyrd[ii] (2006-present)—Mark “Spanky” Matejka—is born on this date.
  41. 1969 Thursday: Future backup vocalist with the Rolling Stones[iii], 1989-present, and with Ronnie Wood[iv] on his solo albums, Bernard Fowler, is born in New York on this date.   
  42. 1971 Saturday: A federally imposed ban on television cigarette advertisements went into effect across the United States on this date.
  43. 1972 Sunday: The Dallas Cowboys beat the San Francisco 49ers 14-3 in the NFC Championship Game.  Meanwhile, the Miami Dolphins beat the Baltimore Colts by a score of 21-0 in the AFC Championship Game.
  44. 1974 Wednesday: President Richard M. Nixon signed a bill requiring all states to lower the maximum speed limit to 55 mph.  The government intended the law to help conserve gasoline supplies during the Arab Oil Embargo, an embargo imposed upon the United States for defending the state of Israel.  However, in 1995, the federal government abolished federal speed limits.
  45. 1979 Tuesday: The trial of Sid Vicious for murdering his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, begins in England.
  46. 1983 Sunday: The original Broadway production of the musical “Annie” closed after a run of 2,377 performances.
  47. 1991 Wednesday: Sharon Pratt Dixon took the oath of office as mayor of Washington, D.C.  She was the first black woman to head a city of that size and prominence.
  48. 1997 Thursday: Randy California, founding member of the Los Angeles rock band, Spirit[v], from the 1960s and into the 1990’s, died off the shores of Molokai in Hawaii.  While surfing with his son, a riptide pulled the boy out to sea, but Randy was able to save him; however, he lost his life while saving his son, but the searchers never recovered the father’s body.  He was among the great guitarists of the rock era and became known for two Top 40 hits: “I got a Line on You” and “1984.”
  49. 2001 Tuesday: In Bethesda, Maryland, the former 55th U.S. Secretary of State William P. Rogers died.   A Republican, he served under President Richard M. Nixon from 01-22-1969 to 09-03-1973.  He also served the nation as its 63rd U.S. Attorney General.  In this capacity, he served under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 10-23-1957 to 01-20-1961.
  50. 2008 Wednesday: Oil reaches $100 per barrel for the first time in history.
  51. 2012 Monday: For the first time in their nation’s history and while running military exercises in the Persian Gulf, Iran successfully test-fires two long-range missiles.  Elsewhere, longtime member with a variety of rock bands including Iron Butterfly[vi] and Captain Beyond[vii], lead guitarist Larry “Rhino” Reinhardt, lost his battle with cirrhosis of the liver on this date.
  52. 2013 Wednesday: Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina entered the world’s greatest deliberative body on this date.
  53. 2014 Thursday: In a coma since 2006, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon reportedly becomes critical due to renal failure. 
  54. 2015 Friday: Because of a recent hacking attack on Sony Pictures, President Barack Obama targets three organizations and 10 officials in North Korea with financial sanctions, something the North Koreas deny all knowledge of doing.
  55. 2016 Saturday:  Saudi Arabia sends 47 terrorists to the chopping block including a pro-Iranian Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr.  You must do what you must do.
  56. 2017 Monday:  Although House Speaker Paul “RINO” Ryan, R-WI, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, said they had no knowledge of the move, the GOP House majority votes to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics.  In so doing, it will strip the entity of its ability to investigate congressional members accused of wrongdoing.  Meanwhile, President-elect Donald J. Trump is expected to name former aide to Ronal Reagan Robert Lighthizer as head of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
  57. 2018 Tuesday: After North Korean thug dictator Kim Jong Un says the ‘nuclear button is always on my desk,’ President Trump says that ‘his button is much bigger.’  Meanwhile, Venezuela- an oil-rich nation- finds itself with NO gasoline.  Ah, the joys of Marxism…
  58. 2019 Wednesday: Loads of new House members are taking their oaths today, most of them Democrats as they won 40 seats on Election Day last November.  Losers such as Rashida Tlaib and fellow anti-Semite Ilhan Omar as well as the Baby Evita- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley- the four women who will form the (Marxist) Squad are taking their oaths and will become instant thorns in the side of drooling House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi.  Meanwhile, as the partial ‘government shutdown’ continues into its 13th day, the Dems plan to vote on a funding bill that won’t fund the southern border wall.  Way to go, Dems, you love them illegal aliens.  Elsewhere, as tensions continue to rise in the African nation of Mali, gunmen murder 37 citizens in the street.  Sounds like Islamists to us…
  59. 2020 Thursday: Since the Iranians are causing so much trouble in neighboring Iraq such as trying to storm the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, the U.S. whacks Iranian thug General Qassim Soleimani as he heads for a car at the Baghdad airport, having just landed to direct more terror attacks at U.S. targets.  Good, send this POS to hell.  Of course, Tehran goes apoplectic over this so-called ‘outrage.’  Meanwhile, newly released emails show that ‘President Donald J. Trump purposefully withheld military aid to the Ukraine over his demands for an accounting of the criminal activities the Biden Cartel Crime Family had been doing in that country.  Elsewhere, Democratic candidate seeking the 2020 presidential nomination for his party- Julian Castro, a small-time Texas mayor and former secretary of HUD- drops out of the running today.  Good.  He never had a chance.   
  60. 2021 Saturday: Here are the numbers for the Xi Jinping Bat Flu- Pelosi Pox:  Here are the statistics for the planet as a whole: 84,517,989 confirmed cases, +593,048, 1,834,586, confirmed deaths, +8,410, and 47,548,752 confirmed recoveries, +286,928.  Next, here are the stats for the United States, the intended target of the Chinese-engineered Wuhan Virus pandemic: 20,596,260 confirmed cases, up 217,572 from yesterday’s reporting, 353,309 confirmed deaths, UP 2,599, and 9,223,561 confirmed recoveries, UP 53,467.
  61. 2021 Saturday A: 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: 2,345,909 confirmed cases, 26,357 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 21,807 confirmed cases, 289 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for leftist-Marxist-socialist hellhole of Washington: 251,585 confirmed cases, 3,523 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other state: Colorado: currently, they have 339,172 confirmed cases, 4,936 confirmed deaths, but NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 434,799 confirmed cases, 3,392 confirmed deaths, and 381,714 confirmed recoveries.
  62. 2021 Saturday B: The home of House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader “Cocaine Mitch” McConnell were both vandalized with the heads of pigs and painted hateful epithets.  One of the slogans painted on the home of the Senate majority leader was ‘where’s my money?’  Now that’s hilarious.  Good question, though- why is $762 billion going abroad and only $174 going to Americans?  This is bullshit and everyone knows it so folks, paint away, paint away and continue throwing those hog snouts on their front porches.
  63. 2021 Saturday C: In Texas, the state’s supreme court sides with the attorney-general of the state, Ken Paxton, in his battle to keep restaurants and other businesses open during the Chi-Com Virus Crisis.  Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump is unhappy that the Department of Justice waved off the lawsuit brought by Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert to entice Vice President Mike Pence to overthrow the results of the fraudulent elections in six Democrat-controlled states.  We hope he will because if Democrats steal this election, they will steal every election.
  64. 2021 Saturday D: Chi-Coms in Beijing warn of ‘consequences’ over the New York Stock Exchange delisting some of their Chi-Com corporations and companies.  Screw them.  Meanwhile, a judge in the UK announces he will rule soon on the U.S. demand for the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.  Most are hoping he will receive a pardon for his offenses in the U.S. Elsewhere, we learn that U.S. airlines have lost around $35 billion in lost revenues thanks once again to the Chi-Com virus.  We hope to see the case the globe launches against the communist Chinese at the World Court over the destruction they’ve caused by letting this virus loose on the world.  Finally, a federal appeals court backs President Donald J. Trump’s order denying entry to illegal aliens who have no proof of healthcare coverage.
  65. 2021 Saturday E: President Donald Trump vetoes a driftnet ban off the course of California.  He also expresses that thanks to him, he was able to denude the Affordable Care Act- aka Obamacare- of the mandate that Americans hated.  Of course, should “Pro-China Joe” Biden and “Kooky Kamala” Harris become our next president and vice president, they are going to slap that sucker back on the ACA and full-time employment will return to 28 hours per week or less.  Something to think about.  Meanwhile, incoming Republican Congresswoman Kat Cammack, 3rd congressional district of Florida, says she plans to put an Israeli flag on her office door which just so happens to be next to the office of lunatic, pro-jihadi nut Rashida Tlaib.  Now that’s something we all want to see!
  66. 2021 Saturday F: Here are the numbers for tonight’s Super Lotto Draw #3522 with a jackpot of $8 million on the line: 11, 19, 35, 40, 46, and Mega 18.  The highest winner- out of 97,482 winning tickets- was one person who had FIVE numbers but no Mega for a prize of $34,825.  The winning ticket was sold at Speedway in Wildomar, California, 92595.  Next, here are the numbers for the Powerball Draw #808 with a jackpot of $384 million up for grabs: 03, 04, 11, 41, 67, and Powerball 05.  The highest winners were FIVE people who had FOUR numbers plus the Powerball for a prize of $16,047 apiece.
  67. 2021 Saturday G: Friends, stick around to discover whatever Beijing and their stooges in the Democratic Party are up today- we all know they’re up to no good so find out with us.  We thank you…


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Sadly, with the growth of conglomerate mega-record companies as well as computers, digital music, and MP-3 players, music underwent a transition that made it difficult for older artists to get their music to their fans and to the public.  Peter Wolf released his next solo effort, “Sleepless,” on September 10, 2002, and folks, with a load of gifted musicians joining him, this is an amazing album.  You will find Mick Jagger and Keith Richards here as well as Magic Dick and loads of others.  We love this album and know that you will, too, so please seek it out wherever you shop for the absolute best in rock music- you will be so glad you did- no doubts about what we are saying, period.

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[i] We began promoting the music of this legendary British blues-rock band, Ten Years After, beginning on Tuesday, 01-March-2011 through Thursday, 24-March-2011.  We hope you will check them out because their music is as important today as it was 50 years ago.  Their performance at Woodstock in 1969 made them megastars.

[ii] We hope to share the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd sometime in the next decade.  At least by 2029 so please stay tuned for further news

[iii] We shared the music of the Stones beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016.  This included the members’ solo projects.  We sure as heck hope you check out the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richard, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Mick Taylor.  Ronnie Wood you can find during the presentation of the Faces

[iv] We promoted the music of this venerable British guitarist as part of a series of interconnected bands beginning on Tuesday, 22-April-2014 through Tuesday, 01-July-2014.  This included the Small Faces, Faces, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Jeff Beck, Steve Marriott, Humble Pie, and other interconnected parts.  We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.

[v] We began promoting the music of Spirit and of Randy California beginning on Monday, 18-June-2012 through Friday, 10-August-2012.  Please seek them out and consider adding their music to your collection.

[vi] We promoted the music of Iron Butterfly beginning on Saturday, 27-July-2013 through Thursday, 08-August-2013.  We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your ever-growing collection of rock music.  Nothing one finds today compares with the classic rock of old.  Throw out your Maroon 5 albums and go with the crème de la crème of the 1960s and 1970s

[vii] We shared the music of Deep Purple, Ian Gillan, Captain Beyond, Elf, and Rainbow beginning on Tuesday, 20-March-2018 and concluded this massive offering on Sunday, 14-October-2018.  Please seek out the music by all of these phenomenal bands.  All are fabulous.

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