AA. 1943 Saturday: The Red Army captures Pitomnik Airport at Stalingrad. North of the city where Italian units are continuing to fight back against the Red Army juggernaut, Soviet planes drop leaflets alerting the Julia Division to being surrounded and urging them to surrender. Thankfully, the ARMIR gave the Julia Division the order to begin withdrawing towards Popovka.



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  1. 27 B.C.: The Senate of Rome declared Caesar Augustus, originally Octavian, great-nephew of Julius Caesar, the first emperor of the Roman Empire.
  2. 1493 Thursday: Columbus arrives back in Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
  3. 1547 Monday: Ivan IV of Russia (popularly known as “Ivan the Terrible”) was crowned Czar.
  4. 1572 Thursday: The Duke of Norfolk underwent trial on this date for his complicity in the Ridolfi plot, which had it been successful, would have restored Catholicism to England.  However, a jury found him guilty and sent him to the headsman on June 2, 1572.
  5. 1756 Wednesday: England and Prussia sign the Treaty of Westminster.
  6. 1759 Sunday:  The British Museum opened on this date.  
  7. 1776 Sunday: The Continental Congress says it’s okay to enlist free blacks into the military.
  8. 1777 Tuesday: Vermont declares its independence from New York.
  9. 1793 Monday: The 7th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Thomas Johnson resigned from the nation’s high court on this date.  A Federalist, President George Washington nominated him to succeed Chief Justice John Rutledge.  Johnson served from 08-06-1792 until today.
  10. 1821 Monday: The future 14th vice president of the United States (1857-1861), Democrat John C. Breckinridge, is born.
  11. 1864 Friday: During the Civil War, heavy fighting takes place near Dandridge, Tennessee.
  12. 1865 Sunday: Union General William T. Sherman issues Field Order #15, which decreed that 400,000 acres of land in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida would be confiscated, divided into 40-acre lots, and given to former slaves.  However, President Andrew Johnson later revoked this order.
  13. 1866 Monday: On this date, Everett Barney patented the metal screw, clamp skate.
  14. 1868 Wednesday: William Davis, a Detroit fishmonger, patents the refrigerated rail car.
  15. 1871 Sunday: Jefferson Long of Georgia becomes the second black in Congress.
  16. 1883 Monday: The government of the United States established the U.S. Civil Service Commission.
  17. 1888 Sunday: The 49th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II assumed his position on the nation’s highest court on this date.  A Democrat, President Grover Cleveland nominated Lamar to fill Associate Justice William Woods’ seat.  He served from today until 01-23-1893.
  18. 1896 Wednesday: The first five-player basketball game with five players on a team took place in Iowa City, Iowa.
  19. 1912 Tuesday:  A day before reaching the South Pole, British explorer Robert Scott and his expedition found evidence that Roald Amundsen of Norway and his team had arrived there ahead of them. 
  20. 1919 Thursday: Prohibition is ratified by three-fourths of the states (Nebraska is the 36th) and becomes law.  The law prohibited the sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages across the country.  
  21. 1920 Friday: Prohibition began in the United States as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect, one year to the day after its ratification.  (Later, the 21st Amendment repealed it).
  22. 1925 Friday: Due to the machinations of Josef Stalin, the Revolutionary Council of the USSR removed founding member Leon Trotsky as its chairman.
  23. 1935 Wednesday: Fugitive gangster Fred Barker and his mother, Kate “Ma” Barker, were killed in a shootout with the FBI at Lake Weir, Florida.
  24. 1938 Sunday: Benny Goodman refuses to play at Carnegie Hall after black members of his band are barred from performing.
  25. 1942 Friday: Actress Carole Lombard, 33, her mother Elizabeth, and 20 other people lost their lives when their plane crashed near Las Vegas, Nevada, while en route to California on a war bond promotion tour.
  26. 1942 Friday A: Fighting continues in the Crimean Peninsula as German and Rumanian troops continue launching attacks on the Soviet bridgehead at Feodosiya and on the Soviet units attempting to retreat eastward.  The attempt to establish a reinforced bulge behind Axis lines proved to be unsuccessful. 
  27. 1943 Saturday: The Red Army captures Pitomnik Airport at Stalingrad.  North of the city where Italian units are continuing to fight back against the Red Army juggernaut, Soviet planes drop leaflets alerting the Julia Division to being surrounded and urging them to surrender.  Thankfully, the ARMIR gave the Julia Division the order to begin withdrawing towards Popovka.  In the Middle East, after being slapped into compliance by the British, Iraq declares war on the Axis powers.
  28. 1944 Sunday: General Dwight D. Eisenhower took command of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in London, England.
  29. 1951 Tuesday: The Vietminh launch a major offensive aimed at the French in Hanoi.
  30. 1957 Wednesday: Three B-52 bombers took off from Castle Air Force Base in California on the first non-stop, round-the-world flight by jet planes, which lasted 45 hours and 19 minutes.
  31. 1961 Monday: Mickey Mantle signed a contract that made him the highest-paid Major League Baseball player in the American League at $75,000 for the 1961 season.
  32. 1963 Wednesday: Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear weapon.
  33. 1964 Thursday: The musical “Hello, Dolly!” opened on Broadway, beginning a run of 2,844 performances.
  34. 1967 Monday: The first black government is installed in the Bahamas.
  35. 1970 Friday: Colonel Moammar Gadhafi becomes the premier of Libya.  Meanwhile, Buckminster Fuller, the designer of the geodesic dome, won the gold medal from the American Institute of Architects.  
  36. 1971 Saturday: In the USA, future multi-instrumentalist-vocalist with the British progressive rock band, YES[i] (2012- present)—Jon Davidson—is born.
  37. 1976 Friday: Peter Frampton[ii] releases his multi-platinum album, “Frampton comes Alive” on this date.
  38. 1978 Monday: NASA named 35 candidates to fly on the space shuttle, including Sally K. Ride, who became America’s first woman in space, and Guion S. Bluford, Jr., who became America’s first black astronaut in space.
  39. 1979 Tuesday: The Shah of Iran and his family flee the country in the face of Islamist extremists and go to Egypt.
  40. 1981 Friday: Thieves mug heavyweight boxer Leon Spinks and the thugs even take his gold teeth.
  41. 1982 Saturday: After a break of more than 400 years, Britain and the Vatican resumed diplomatic relations.
  42. 1985 Wednesday: “Playboy” magazine announced its 30-year tradition of stapling centerfold models in the bellybutton and elsewhere would come to an immediate end.
  43. 1988 Saturday: Jimmy “the Greek” Snyder loses his job at CBS over his making racial remarks about black athletes.  What he did was that the day before, he told a reporter at a TV station in Washington, D.C., that ‘during the era of slavery, slave owners bred blacks to produce stronger offspring.’
  44. 1989 Monday: The USSR announces a two-year, manned mission to Mars.  Elsewhere, three days of rioting commenced in Miami, Florida, when a police officer fatally shot Clement Lloyd, a black motorcyclist.
  45. 1991 Wednesday: The White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm to drive Iraqi forces out of neighboring Kuwait.
  46. 1998 Friday: Researchers announce that an altered gene helped to defend against the HIV virus.  Meanwhile, the first women to enroll at the Virginia Military Institute withdrew from the school.
  47. 2003 Thursday: The Space Shuttle Columbia blasted off under extremely tight security for what turned out to be its last flight; on board was Israel’s first astronaut, Ilan Ramon.  (The mission ended in tragedy on February 1, when the shuttle broke up during its return descent, killing all seven crewmembers).
  48. 2005 Sunday: George W. Bush is inaugurated for his second term as president of the United States.
  49. 2011 Sunday: In the AFC Divisional Championships, the New York Jets beat the New England Patriots 28-21.  This was one of the major upsets in NFL history.  Meanwhile, after 41 years in power, Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi is 24 months away from being the longest serving head of state of the world.  Elsewhere, news comes to light showing that the Iranians have tried to purchase both technology and materials from at least 350 private companies and corporations for use in its nuclear weapons programs.
  50. 2012 Monday: Customers of online shoe retailer Zappos must change their passwords after Zappos reports hackers accessed up to 24 million customer accounts.
  51. 2013 Wednesday: Ken Salazar, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, announces he will leave his post at the end of March 2013.  Meanwhile in the Syrian civil war, 24 people die and countless people are wounded when three car bombs go off in Idlib Province.  Meanwhile, French troops are fighting alongside Malian troops in the northern part of the country as they fight to drive Islamists out of the town of Diabaly.
  52. 2014 Thursday: A report from the U.S. Senate on the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, determines that the attack was ‘likely preventable’.  Elsewhere, following Palestinian militants firing of numerous rockets into Israeli territory, the Israeli air force strikes back with some airstrikes in Gaza Strip killing at least 5 angry Islamists and wounding several others. 
  53. 2015 Friday: New U.S. rules loosening trade restrictions with Cuba go into effect today, including permission to sell instruments, tools, equipment, and supplies to private businesses; U.S. banks will also be given greater freedom to transact with Cuban banks.  Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Defense announces it will send 400 U.S. troops to train ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels sometime in the spring.  Elsewhere, the Chadian military enters Cameroon to aid in the fight against Boko Haram jihadists.
  54. 2016 Saturday: Aboard the International Space Station in the veggie testing lab, scientists grow the very first flower to bloom in space: a zinnia.  Elsewhere, in Syria, ISIS militants murder 75 Syrian soldiers and pro-Assad militiamen at a town called Deir ez-Azor in what would become a massacre known by the name of the city.   Meanwhile, a U.S. drone strike in Yemen takes the lives of three suspected al-Qaida militants.  Kill ‘em all.
  55. 2017 Monday: The 12th man to walk on the moon- NASA astronaut Eugene Cernan- dies at age 82.  Elsewhere, the government of Ukraine takes Vladimir Putin’s Russia to the International Court of Justice charging them with war crimes and other horrible acts in eastern Ukraine and the Crimea.  Meanwhile, for the first time since World War II, foreign troops arrive in Norway as 300 U.S. Marines arrive for a six-month deployment.
  56. 2018 Tuesday: Dave Holland, drummer with Judas Priest[iii], dies at age 69.  Meanwhile, the DOW Jones Industrial Complex surpasses 26,000 points for the first time, beating its previous record of 25,000-mark on January 04, 2018.  The markets are loving everything President Donald J. Trump is doing, folks.   Elsewhere, Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III informs the New York Times that he subpoenaed Steve Bannon a week earlier to appear before his investigators and spill his guts.
  57. 2019 Wednesday: In a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Denver Nuggets, the Warriors break two NBA records- in the first quarter, they hit 10 3-pointers and a franchise best 51 points in a quarter.  They win the game 142-111.  Elsewhere, as the federal government shutdown continues to worsen, House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi suggests that President Donald J. Trump’s state of the union address scheduled for January 29, 2019, be postponed to a later date- if at all- due to the government closure.
  58. 2020 Thursday: The U.S. Senate votes 89-10 to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal, aka USMCA.  Meanwhile, the U.S. military announces that 11 servicemembers were injured in the Iranian missile attack that hit U.S. positions in Iraq on January 8.  The missile barrage was in response to the whacking of Quds Force General Qassim Soleimani, a murderous POS, taken out by a drone strike on New Year’s Day.
  59. 2021 Saturday:  In the aftermath of the Antifa-lead Capitol Hill Riots of January 06, federal investigators are putting government agencies under the spotlight to see who might have enabled the mobs to enter the Capitol.  We see this as a combination of the “Night of the Long Knives” and the “Reichstag Fire” as being used by the Democrats and their RINO stooge allies on behalf of Beijing.  Stay tuned.  Meanwhile, Facebook- the nation’s self-appointed ministry of truth- is blocking all talk of events associated with Inauguration Day on January 20.   
  60. 2021 Saturday A: Elsewhere, freshman Congressman Madison Cawthorne, the youngest member of Congress, fires back at House Democrats following demands by Democrats in his district to EXPEL him for his part in the Capitol Hill speech given by President Trump prior to the Antifa-instigated riots in the Capitol Building.  Finally, Representative Pat Fallon, R-TX, tells Newsmax that ‘accusations of pre-Capitol Hill riot reconnoitering are baseless.’  After all- and this is being brushed under the rug- the Capitol Hill police warned Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi that the Capitol Hill was in danger of being breeched before the Antifa riots commenced.  Where was “Mumbles?”
  61. 2021 Saturday B: Thanks to mismanagement of California’s wildlands by one Democrat (or RINO) governor after another, the Bonita fire continues burning although firefighters believe they are getting it under control.  Elsewhere, now that “Pro-China Joe” Biden is becoming president, caravans with tens of thousands of illegal aliens are forming in Honduras with the goal of flooding across the southern border and into the ‘shadows’ of the United States.  Neutron bombs anyone?
  62. 2021 Saturday C: The U.S. expresses concern over the favoritism shown by the Mexican government towards state-owned energy companies as opposed to private firms.  Elsewhere, new Google antitrust lawsuit targets play station unfairness as well a ‘Google experiment’ gone awry that prevented Australians from being able to access their news sites online.  Can anyone say this is a run-up to BIG BROTHER ad the control of information around the globe on behalf of the Chi-Coms and their flunkies?   Speaking of corruption, the U.S. government steps up claims that the Chinese Virus did indeed come- whether deliberately or not- from the Wuhan biowarfare laboratory.  We believe it.   Finally, an ally of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is arrested by Vladimir Putin’s thugs ahead of the return of Navalny tomorrow to Moscow.
  63. 2021 Saturday D: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, pseudo dictator of the state, orders all state government workers who can to work from home in advance of the expected protests coming around Inauguration Day.  Remember- we believe the Democrats conspired to set the Capitol Hill riots in motion just as they are conspiring to send their Antifa and BLM Brown Shirts into the streets to carry out a FALSE FLAG OPERATION with which to dirty Trump supporters.  They know what’s coming and we know what’s coming.  Democrat Party-sanctioned violence on January 20.   Meanwhile, many now believe the reason for all the security in Washington, D.C., on Inauguration Day with which to ‘prohibit’ attendees of the FAKE PRESIDENT’S inauguration is because very few were going to attend it anyway.  They want to spare decrepit Old Beijing Biden any embarrassment.   Finally, more videos continue coming to light- many filmed by the Antifa dimwits themselves- showing they were the ones behind the storming of the U.S. Capitol and that they did indeed have help from within the building from Capitol Hill cops and Democrat staffers.  More to come on this story…
  64. 2021 Saturday E:  Backfiring in New York state Attorney General Leticia James’ face, the National Rifle Association- the world’s oldest civil rights organization founded in 1871- files Chapter 13 bankruptcy in the Empire State because since it was chartered there, AG James thought she could break them up.  After the NRA relocates to Texas, it will reincorporate there.  That’s another corporation New York state tax collectors cannot suck the life out of.  Wow. 
  65. 2021 Saturday F: White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany will conduct her final duties from the state of Florida, ahead of what many expect to be a crazy week in D.C. thanks to Chi-Com-Democratic Party machinations.  Elsewhere, Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Lemoore Naval Air Station in California today as events honoring Chuck Yeager continue.  Next, Senator Rand Paul, R-KY, warns his colleagues in the U.S. Senate that voting for President Donald J. Trump’s conviction in the second BS impeachment could have long-lasting ramifications for the GOP.  You better believe it.  All the money “Cocaine Mitch” McConnell begged for GOP senators he planned to throw under the bus- Martha McSally, Cory Gardner, David Perdue, Kelly Loeffler, and candidate John James- was for NOTHING.  It won’t happen again.
  66. 2021 Saturday G: Criticism continues befalling “Pro-China Joe” Biden’s ‘economic recovery plan’- if you can call such a mess a ‘plan’- continues to mount.  A job-killing increase in minimum wage across the board, paid parental family leave, $350 billion to help BLUE STATE and LOCAL governments to cover costs for damage THEY caused is making this monstrosity appear dead on arrival- DOA.  Add to that help for illegal aliens, climate change, and all sorts of other crazy stuff and you can smell this brewing disaster from 20 miles away.   Meanwhile, feeble old “Pro-China Joe” Biden proclaims, “Science will be at the forefront of my administration.”  Uh, okay, why don’t you ever listen to science on when fetuses begin to feel pain?  That’s proven science, Joe, not the crazy crap to which, you and your fellow liberals subscribe.  
  67. 2021 Saturday H: Next, the incoming ‘46th president’ continues filling out the U.S. State Department with retreads while at the same time, his incoming press secretary says, ‘all White House visitor logs will be made public’ seeing as how during Obama-Biden, all sorts of oligarchs were meeting with then-VP Biden in secret.
  68. 2021 Saturday I: CIA Director Gina Haspel threatened to quit when President Trump sought to make Kash Patel her deputy back in December.  She should have been fired with FBI Director Christopher Wray long ago.   Meanwhile, the Trump administration carries out its 13th and final federal death row execution.   Next, more Trump pardons expected to come, Steve Bannon among them.   
  69. 2021 Saturday J: Elsewhere, Lou Dobbs of Fox Business Channel says the assault on President Donald J. Trump is second only to what happened to President Abraham Lincoln.’  Next, John McLaughlin tells Newsmax TV that a ‘big backlash is coming.’  Elsewhere, famed attorney Alan Dershowitz says the ‘House violated the U.S. Constitution with the rushed second bogus impeachment attempt of President Trump.
  70. 2021 Saturday K: Always up to no good, the Iranians fire loads of missiles into the Indian Ocean which come down perilously close to a commercial freighter plying the waters and 100 miles distant from the U.S.S. Nimitz carrier strike force sailing towards the Persian Gulf.  President Trump: please nuke these wannabe modern day Persian Empire mopes before you leave office. Ronald Reagan sunk their entire navy, let’s do it again.
  71. 2021 Saturday L: In the first game of the NFL Divisional Playoff Weekend, it’s (1) Los Angeles Rams, 18 (10-7) @ Green Bay Packers, 32 (14-3).  Coming up: (2) Baltimore Ravens, 3 (12-6) @ Buffalo Bills, 17 (15-3).
  72. 2021 Saturday M: COVID-19 Daily Update:  Here are the statistics for the planet as a whole: 94,410,568 confirmed cases, +590,616, 2,020,042, confirmed deaths, +11,769, and 51,965,408 confirmed recoveries, +299,249.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 23,996,795 confirmed cases, up 237,052 from yesterday’s reporting, 399,680 confirmed deaths, UP 3,995, and 10,423,244 confirmed recoveries, UP 51,058.
  73. 2021 Saturday N: 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: 2,937,197 confirmed cases, 32,960 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 25,470 confirmed cases, 320 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for leftist-Marxist-socialist hellhole of Washington: 290,298 confirmed cases, 3,972 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other state: Oregon: currently, they have 132,420 confirmed cases, 1,799 confirmed deaths, but NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 543,499 confirmed cases, 3,959 confirmed deaths, and 455,929 confirmed recoveries.
  74. 2021 Saturday O: Here are the numbers for the Super Lotto Draw #3526 with a jackpot of $12 million on the line: 04, 13, 15, 23, 31, and Mega 10.  Out of 167,088 winning tickets, THREE people had FIVE numbers BUT NO Mega for a prize of $18,855 apiece.  One ticket was sold at Baycrest Liquor Store in Costa Mesa, CA 92627, one at 7-11 in Oakland, CA 94611, and one at Silverado Liquor Jr. Market in Capistrano Beach, CA 92624.  Next, here are the numbers for the Powerball Drawing #812 with a $640 million jackpot on the line: 14, 20, 39, 65, 67, and Powerball 02.   Out of 490,056 winning tickets, the highest winners were TWO people who had FIVE numbers for a prize of $536,063 apiece.  The two tickets were sold in California, one at the 7-11 in Bellflower, CA 90706 and the other at ARCO AM/PM in Baker, CA 92309.


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UFO was now a five-piece group what with the addition of a keyboard player- Danny Peyronel although he would only perform on this one album.  The rest of the lineup remained the same what with vocalist Phil Mogg, fiery guitarist Michael Schenker, bassist Pete Way, and percussionist/drummer Andy Parker.  “No Heavy Petting” came out on May 12, 1976 and once again was a crowd pleaser, cementing their reputation as an amazing live act.  We hope you will visit your favorite site for the absolute best in rock music and give it a good listen- you will be glad you did so please- seek it out- NOW!

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[i] We look forward to doing the Clash but expect to do Supertramp first, then Pink Floyd, then Electric Light Orchestra/the Move, then Yes, and then perhaps the Clash.  They are among the amazing British rock bands of the 1970s and deserve to be acknowledged as such.

[ii] We promoted the music of this venerable British rock star- Peter Frampton- 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.  The actual album, “Frampton Comes Alive” appeared on Thursday, 15-May-2014.  We hope you will seek it out and consider adding it to your collection.

[iii] We have no clue as to when- or if- we will ever get around to promoting the music of Judas Priest.  Stick around long enough and you might be here on the day when we do.

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Author: Chef Bea O'Malley, CWC-ACF, Mixologist, and Professional Foodserver

This is a cartoon caricature of me when I was working at a restaurant in Wasco, CA, my hometown. The up-and-coming Bakersfield, California, street artist Simone did portraits of each of us here at the blog so I hope you like them as much as I, ahem, do. The important thing for us as foodservice business owners is that we protect our identities because in the age of the Cancel Culture, IF Marxist punks leads boycotts against us, it can destroy businesses that have been around for years, if not decades. Ah, well, I joined the Chefs de Cuisine of Greater Bakersfield, ACF, not long after it was chartered and am still a member even though the chapter is no longer in operation. I began working in foodservice in the late 1960’s, moved from Wasco, CA, to Monterey, CA, and then returned to my hometown in 2004. I have been a foodserver, a Mixologist, and am a Certified Cook. I am equally at home in both the kitchen and behind the bar (and on the floor, too). My passions are numerous, and my favorite is working in the bakery whenever I have had a chance. Bea O’Malley writes from her hometown of Wasco, California Bea O’Malley is a proud member of the Democratic Party.

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