W. 1943 Friday: Following the loss of the Gumrak airfield where Stalingrad commander General Friedrich Paulus had had to move his headquarters from there to the basement of the Univermag Department Store. Russians would soon learn of the location and pass on the information to the 64th Army commander, General Shumilov. The following day, they would launch a concerted effort to overrun the remnants of the building and end the battle if possible.



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Kansas Day (Observance)

President William McKinley; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Edward Terry Sanford; U.S. Attorney General Henry D. Gilpin; U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird; U.S. Secretary of State Timothy Pickering: U.S. Secretary of War Timothy Pickering: Grand Funk Railroad featuring Max Carl Gronenthal and Uriah Heep featuring Dave Byron:

  1. 1613 Saturday: Galileo observes Neptune but fails to recognize it as a planet.
  2. 1802 Thursday: John Beckley became the first Librarian of Congress.
  3. 1820 Friday: Britain’s King George III died at Windsor Castle.
  4. 1829 Wednesday: In Salem, Massachusetts, the third U.S. Secretary of State Timothy Pickering died.  A Federalist, he served under President George Washington from 12-10-1795 to 05-12-1800.  He also served the nation as its 2nd U.S. Secretary of War doing so from 01-02-1795 to 12-10-1795 when he moved over to State Department.
  5. 1834 Tuesday: President Andrew Jackson used American troops to quash a labor dispute for the first time in U.S. history.
  6. 1843 Saturday: The 25th President of the United States, William McKinley, was born in Niles, Ohio.
  7. 1845 Tuesday: Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven” underwent first publication in the New York Evening Mirror.
  8. 1848 Friday: Scotland adopted Greenwich Mean Time on this date.
  9. 1850 Monday: Henry Clay offers a compromise bill on slavery to the U.S. Senate, one that included the admission of California as a Free State into the Union.  
  10. 1856 Monday: Queen Victoria founded Britain’s highest military decoration on this date, the Victoria Cross.
  11. 1860 Saturday: In Rome, Pope Pius IX dedicates the American College.  Meanwhile, the former 14th U.S. Attorney General of the United States Henry D. Gilpin died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at age 58.  A Democrat, he served under President Martin Van Buren from 01-11-1840 to 03-04-1841.
  12. 1861 Monday: Kansas becomes the 34th state of the United States.
  13. 1863 Wednesday: The Bear River Massacre took place as the U.S. Army attacked Shoshone in present-day Idaho.  The New York Stock & Exchange Board changed its name to the New York Stock Exchange.
  14. 1879 Tuesday: The monument to honor Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer and his 7th Cavalry who died at the Battle of Little Big Horn in Montana undergoes dedication.
  15. 1886 Thursday: Karl Benz received a patent for the first successful petrol-driven motorcar on this date.
  16. 1916 Saturday: During World War I, German zeppelins bomb Paris for the first time.
  17. 1919 Wednesday: The ratification of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which launched Prohibition, undergoes certification by acting Secretary of State Frank L. Polk.
  18. 1922 Sunday: The Union of Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras dissolves.
  19. 1923 Monday: The 72nd U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Edward Terry Sanford assumed his seat on the nation’s high court on this date.  A Republican, President Warren G. Harding nominated him to fill the seat of Associate Justice Mahlon Pitney.  He served from today until March 08, 1930.  
  20. 1924 Tuesday: In Cleveland, Ohio, Carl Taylor patents an ice cream cone-rolling machine.
  21. 1936 Wednesday: In Cooperstown, New York, Major League Baseball named the first inductees of Baseball’s Hall of Fame, including Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth.
  22. 1942 Thursday: During World War II, Axis troops continue investing the port of Benghazi, Libya, after driving the British out of it.
  23. 1943 Friday: Following the loss of the Gumrak airfield where Stalingrad commander General Friedrich Paulus had had to move his headquarters from there to the basement of the Univermag Department Store.  Russians would soon learn of the location and pass on the information to the 64th Army commander, General Shumilov.  The following day, they would launch a concerted effort to overrun the remnants of the building and end the battle if possible.
  24. 1944 Saturday: 285 Luftwaffe bombers attack London, England, during World War II.  Elsewhere, on the Eastern Front, following the Red Army’s encirclement of two corps of the German Eighth Army near the town of Cherkassy, German commanders seek the Fuhrer’s permission for a swift breakout to break the ring of steel surrounding them but the answer is a resounding “NO.”  Once again, the debacle seen a year earlier in Stalingrad seems to be occurring once again.
  25. 1947 Wednesday: Future vocalist of the British band, Uriah Heep[i], Dave Byron, was born on this date.
  26. 1949 Saturday: In Virginia, the United States Navy commissioned the Newport News as the first air-conditioned ship in the fleet.
  27. 1950 Sunday: In Humphrey, Nebraska, Max Carl Gronenthal—lead guitarist and vocalist with Grand Funk Railroad[ii] since 2000 to the present—is born.   
  28. 1951 Monday: Elizabeth Taylor divorces Conrad Hilton, Jr., her first divorce.
  29. 1958 Wednesday:  Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward married on this date.  Elsewhere, in Wyoming, the cops apprehended Charles Starkweather, a young murderer who killed 11 people in a spree that ran across the state in which, law enforcement caught him and his accomplice, 14-year-old Caril Ann Fulgate, as well as in Nebraska.  Starkweather met his fate in the electric chair at the Nebraska State Penitentiary on June 25, 1959 while the skank served 17.5 years in a women’s prison.
  30. 1963 Tuesday: Poet Robert Frost died in Boston at age 88.  Elsewhere, in Canton, Ohio, organizers of the NFL Hall of Fame announce the first inductees.  Finally, the EEC refused entry to Great Britain. 
  31. 1964 Wednesday: Stanley Kubrick’s nuclear war satire “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” premiered in New York, Toronto, and London.  Elsewhere, the Winter Olympic Games opened in Innsbruck, Austria.
  32. 1969 Wednesday: Jimi Hendrix[iii] and Pete Townsend of the Who[iv] wage a battle of guitars.
  33. 1973 Monday: The 10th U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird left office on this date.  A Republican, he served under President Richard M. Nixon from 01-22-1969 until today.
  34. 1975 Wednesday: A bomb exploded inside the U.S. State Department in Washington, causing considerable damage, but injuring no one; the radical group Weather Underground claimed responsibility for the group.  Bill Ayers, one of the terrorist group’s founders is a close friend of President Barack Hussein Obama.
  35. 1979 Monday: President Jimmy Carter formally welcomed Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping to the White House, following the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.  Elsewhere in the world, British rock band Emerson, Lake, and Palmer disband after ten years of working together.
  36. 1980 Tuesday: The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 154-153 in quadruple overtime.  Elsewhere, in Tehran, six American embassy workers manage to escape capture by seeking refuge with the Canadians.
  37. 1985 Tuesday: The Dow Jones Industrial Average peaked at 1,292.62.
  38. 1987 Thursday: William J. Casey ends his tenure as the 13th director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  39. 1988 Friday: The largest crowd in NBA history takes place as the Boston Celtics visit the Detroit Pistons (61,938).
  40. 1990 Monday: Former Exxon Valdez skipper Joseph Hazelwood went on trial in Anchorage, Alaska, on charges stemming from the 1989 oil spill.  The jury eventually acquitted him of the major charges but convicted him on a misdemeanor charge.
  41. 1995 Sunday: Super Bowl XXIX: the San Francisco 49ers beat the San Diego Chargers 49-26 in Miami, which made the team the first to win five Super Bowl titles.
  42. 1996 Monday: French President Jacques Chirac announced the ‘definitive end’ to nuclear testing.  Elsewhere, La Fenice—the 2014-year-old opera house in Venice—suffered complete destruction a fire, one in which the authorities determined to be arson.
  43. 1998 Thursday: In Birmingham, Alabama, a bomb explodes at an abortion clinic, killing an off-duty police officer and severely wounding a nurse.  Law enforcement—always aiding abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood and similar abortion ‘chop shops’—blamed Eric Rudolph with this attack and three others in Atlanta.
  44. 1999 Friday: Paris prosecutors announced the end of the investigation into the accident that killed Britain’s Princess Diana along with two other people.  Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate delivered subpoenas for Monica Lewinsky and two presidential advisors for private, videotaped testimony in the impeachment trial of President William Jefferson Clinton.
  45. 2002 Tuesday: In his state of the union address, President George W. Bush likens Iraq, Iran, and North Korea as the “Axis of Evil.”
  46. 2008 Tuesday: As the U.S. continues suffering from financial crises as the Great Recession continues overshadowing electoral politics, the House of Representatives passes a $146 billion stimulus packaged designed to get the economy jumpstarted. 
  47. 2011 Saturday: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak appoints Omar Suleiman, vice president, the first office existing under the president for the first time in 30 years.
  48. 2012 Sunday: French President Nicolas Sarkozy presents an economic reform package that increases taxes and proposes a new tax on financial transactions.  Elsewhere, following a clash with Sudanese government forces, members of the Northern Sudan People’s Liberation Movement capture close to 30 Chi-Com ‘workers’ as well as some government troops.
  49. 2012 Sunday A: As the U.S. presidential race proceeds, former Governor Mitt Romney lights up former House Speaker Newt Gingrich over his House ethics record.  Clearly a favorite of many, Gingrich is under constant assault by the wimpy former Massachusetts governor, a man who will eventually win the nomination and lose to President Obama in November.
  50. 2013 Tuesday: The U.S. Senate confirms Senator John F. Kerry to become the next secretary of state, replacing Hillary Clinton.  Everyone thought Mrs. Clinton was the worst U.S. secretary of state but the machinations and failures of the dolt following her made her appear as a blooming genius what with her Russian ‘reset button.’
  51. 2014 Wednesday: Brainy History reports that Shanghai and Hong Kong halt live poultry sales after the authorities report a third death resulting from to the H7N9 bird flu in Hong Kong; China has reported 19 deaths and 96 infections from the bird flu at the beginning of 2014.
  52. 2015 Thursday: Despite finding no wreckage to date, Malaysian officials announce that the March 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is being ruled an accident; the ruling lets families of the missing passengers seek compensation for the tragedy.
  53. 2016 Friday: Hillary Clinton- running for the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination- is still dogged by her email controversy.  The federal government announces that 22 emails discovered on her private email server in her home contained sensitive, classified information.  Oh, well, nothing happens to her.
  54. 2017 Sunday: In Orlando, Florida, a city hoping for an NFL team of its own, the lowest scoring Pro Bowl since 1998 occurs what with the AFC beating the NFC by a score of 20-13.  The NFC was driving in the final possession of regulation when Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins throws an interception.  Meanwhile, in Canada, a gunman enters a mosque in Quebec during evening prayers and lights up the people gathered there, killing at least five people and wounding others.  Police immediately go out looking for the shooter, eventually arrest two people, and let one go.  The other one is in custody.  Normally, things such as this don’t happen in ‘gun free Canada.’
  55. 2018 Monday:  The Deputy Director of the FBI- the corrupt and anti-Trumper Andrew McCabe resigns his post when in fact the 45th president fired his crooked ass.  Like his former boss, James Comey, he was in neck deep in the coup against President Trump and had to go.
  56. 2019 Tuesday: As things continue going south in Venezuela (no pun intended), the government of that authoritarian country seizes the bank accounts and properties of Juan Guaidó and prohibit him from leaving the country.  It’s tit for tat. Meanwhile, the U.S. hands over frozen Venezuelan assets to the true winner of election, Guaidó.  Meanwhile, in yet another dagger driven into President Trump by members of his administration, DNI Dan Coats contradicts his boss on North Korea, Iran, and ISIS.  ‘North Korea will never denuclearize,’ Iran is a fine country and ‘not working towards the bomb,’ and ISIS is ‘not on the run but still strong as ever.’  Wow.
  57. 2020 Wednesday: The first day of questions posed by Senate ‘jurors’ in the impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump occurs.  The questions go to the chief justice of the United States Supreme Court- the Honorable John Roberts- who then directs counsels on either side to answer them.  This is a horribly boring period of this sham trial.  Meanwhile, the deadly coronavirus emanating out of communist China continues infecting and killing people throughout Asia and spreads to the United States.  Thank you, China, is this YOUR way of getting back at the Trump trade deal you had to sign?
  58. 2021 Friday: DAY TEN OF THE BIDEN REGIME- stick around to find out what’s going on today.  First of all, the Biden regime is deriding the 45th president’s COVID-19 relief plan while cannibalizing as much of it as it possibly can.  Good old ‘Plagiarist Joe.’  Next, Congressman Steve Scalise, R-LA, slams House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi’s constant demonization of the Republican Party.  He warns her it must stop.  Good luck with that.  Senile old Nancy is not always cognizant of what she is doing.  Moving on, Representative Matt Gaetz urges House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, to hold a hearing on Congresswoman Liz Cheney, R-WY, as a leader in the House.  The woman has plummeted like a turd to the bottom of the pond once she voted to impeach former President Donald Trump.  For some inexplicable reason, Newsmax reports that Congress’ approval rating has jumped 10 percent but from what?  Bottom-of-the-barrel numbers.
  59. 2021 Friday A: The United Kingdom causes rancor with the Chi-Coms when the Brits offer the citizens of Hong Kong a pathway to British citizenship.  Wah, wah, wah, Chi-Coms.  STFU.  Meanwhile, the FBI says the pipe bombs ‘discovered’ at the RNC and DNC on January 6, 2021, the day the Antifa-led mob stormed Capitol Hill and overran it and its law enforcement like pot heads rampaging through a Krispy-Kreme donut shop, were planted the previous night.  The timeline also shows that the Capitol Hill Riots with the Antifa and BLM False Flag operation was planned long in advance so President Trump bears NO responsibility for any of it.  Senator Dick Durbin- censure not looking so bad now is it?  POS.  Speaking of drugs, Joe Biden is ending the Trump era program to combat the opioid epidemic.  Guess old Joe wants the Chi-Coms to make money off their illicit drug trade once again.  Thanks, Joe.  And people wonder why we say, “HE’S NOT OUR PRESIDENT.”  Speaking of Joe, he’s now staffing a commission to review the U.S. Supreme Court which means he is looking into PACKING IT. 
  60. 2021 Friday B: Here are the numbers for the COVID-19 global pandemic, the planet first: 101,981,446 confirmed cases, +610,190, 2,203,696, confirmed deaths, +16,037, and 56,302,010 confirmed recoveries (lower than reported last week), +377,525.  Next, here are the stats for the United States: 26,156,392 confirmed cases, up 177,254 from yesterday’s reporting, 440,880 confirmed deaths, UP 4,271, and 11,166,500 confirmed recoveries same as the past five days or so.
  61. 2021 Friday 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: 3,272,349 confirmed cases, 39,578 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 26,070 confirmed cases, 407 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 312,042 confirmed cases, 4,328 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other piece of the United States: Puerto Rico- currently, they have 126,156 confirmed cases, 1,801 confirmed deaths, and no mention of confirmed recoveries.  Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 633,991 confirmed cases, 4,700 confirmed deaths, and 558,249 confirmed recoveries.   Speaking of the China Virus, the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Xi Jinping Bat Flu vaccine is 66-percent effective.  They are seeking FDA approval for emergency use of their product.
  62. 2021 Friday D: For a laugh, let’s look at the Chi-Coms’ numbers- they say they have 89,378 cases, +52, 4,636 confirmed deaths, and 82,940 confirmed recoveries, +70.  This, of course, is ALL BULLS**T.  When we had contacts in Hong Kong, they said times the numbers by 100, 150, or 200 times and you would get a somewhat closer picture.  Insect-eating scum. 
  63. 2021 Friday E:  Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 29,982.62, DOWN 620.74 points (-2.03%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 13,070.69, DOWN 266.46 points (-2.00%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,417.24, DOWN 73.14 points (-1.93%). We are beginning to think Joe Biden is the Antichrist.  The price of GOLD is $1,845.90 per troy oz., -1.40 (-0.08%) while the price of SILVER is $27.06 per troy ounce, +0.146 (+0.54%).  The price of PLATINUM is $1,079.80 per troy oz, +0.60 (+0.06%) while the price of COPPER is $3.54 per pound, -0.0155 (-0.44%).  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,208.40 per troy oz, -113.90 (-4.90%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $52.14 per barrel, -0.06 (-0.11%).  Currently, one-dollar U.S. = 0.82 euros while one-dollar U.S. = 6.42 Chi-Com yuan.  One-dollar U.S. = 0.000029 Bitcoin.  Next, one U.S. greenback = 75.75 Russian rubles.   
  64. 2021 Friday F: Here are the numbers for tonight’s Mega Millions Draw #1629: 04, 44, 58, 59, 70, and Mega 03.  With a pot of $25 million, out of 64,781 winning tickets, the highest winner 37 people who had FOUR numbers for a prize of $500 apiece. Meanwhile, Hilton Valentine- original guitarist of the British invasion band the Animals died at his home in Connecticut on this date from unspecified causes at age 77.  See you on the other side, Hilton!


This artwork is #0358 a 40” x 30” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Sunset’s Fireworks”  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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UFO returned on February 14, 1983 with what would become their final album for a while as sadly, all good things must come to an end after ar more than two decades together.  “Making Contact” is a fine album and it featured a slimmed down lineup without bassist Pete Way- Phil Mogg (vocals), Andy Parker (drums), Paul Chapman (guitars), and Neil Carter (keyboards/rhythm guitar/saxophones).  Having become a commercial entity rather than the ground-breaking space rock band they were originally,  They hit the road in Europe and were not well received nor did a short UK tour put them back on the top.  Thus, they went into hiatus for a period but would return as all good things do.

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[i] Not sure as to when we will get around to doing the music of Uriah Heep but we hope to do it at the same time we promote the music of Hawkwind.  We hope you will remain alert as to the day that we do.

[ii] We look forward to presenting the music of Grand Funk Railroad sometime in the late 2020s.

[iii] We promoted the music of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and of Jimi Hendrix, beginning on Sunday, 22-December-2013 through Thursday, 16-January-2014.  Look for them and add them to your collection.

[iv] We promoted the music of the Who and of its individual band members beginning on Monday, 03-August-2015 through Sunday, 29-November-2015.  We hope you will seek out the music of this veteran British band as well as of Pete Townsend, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, and Roger Daltrey.  We know you will enjoy them.

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I have been in professional food service for a long, long time, moving into management back in 1973. At the time, I was the Food and Beverage Director at one of the hotels in Bakersfield, CA, located on Union Avenue. I was in my late thirties at the time. I am still working at one of the local hotels in the nearby town of Delano, CA, a place that has been my home for the past 10 years. Our city has experienced marvelous growth and is fast becoming a player in county politics. Chef Charles Smithenstein writes from Delano, California. Chef Charles Smithenstein is a liberal Republican Contact me at thechuckster61O@hotmail.com

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