AA. 1943 Sunday: Field Marshal Friedrich von Paulus surrenders the German Sixth Army to the Soviets, ending the Battle for Stalingrad; Von Paulus was the first German officer of his rank captured by the Russians during World War II. Prior to the surrender, the Sixth Army sent its final message: “The Russians stand at the door of our bunker. We are destroying our equipment. This station will no longer transmit.”



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U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Robert Cooper Grier, James Clark McReynolds, Sandra Day O’Connor, and Samuel J. Alito; U.S. Attorney General Ebenezer R. Hoar; U.S. Secretary of State James G. Blaine; U.S. Secretary of War Elihu Root; the Buffalo Springfield featuring Dewey Martin, Chicago featuring Terry Kath, the Doors featuring Jerry Scheff, Family featuring John Wetton, the Grateful Dead, Jo Jo Gunne featuring William “Curly” Smith, “Love Rollercoaster” by the Ohio Players, and Roxy Music featuring Phil Manzanera:

  1. 314 Monday: St. Silvestre I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
  2. 1606 Saturday: Guy Fawkes, convicted of treason for his part in the “Gunpowder Plot” against the English Parliament and King James I, underwent execution.
  3. 1627 Thursday: The Spanish government goes bankrupt.
  4. 1747 Sunday: The first clinic specializing in the treatment of venereal diseases opened at London Dock Hospital.
  5. 1797 Sunday: Composer Franz Schubert was born in Vienna, Austria.
  6. 1801 Friday: In West Brownsville, Pennsylvania, future 28th and 31st U.S. Secretaries of State James G. Blaine is born.  A Republican, he served his first stint under Presidents James A. Garfield and Chester Alan Arthur from 03-07-1881 to 12-19-1881.  In his second stint, he served under President Benjamin Harrison from 03-09-1889 to 06-04-1892.
  7. 1842 Sunday: President John Tyler’s daughter, Elizabeth, marries in the White House.
  8. 1861 Tuesday: The state of Louisiana takes over the U.S. Mint at New Orleans.
  9. 1863 Friday: The U.S. Army musters the first regiment of black volunteers, the South Carolina Volunteers.  Composed of former slaves, it underwent muster into federal service at Beaufort, S.C.
  10. 1865 Monday: The U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States abolishing slavery, sending it to the states for ratification; the Amendment passed ratification in December 1865.  General Robert E. Lee became general-in-chief of all the Confederate Armies.  
  11. 1870 Sunday: U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Robert Cooper Grier stepped down from the nation’s high court on this date.  A Democrat, President James K. Polk nominated him to fill the seat of Associate Justice Henry Baldwin.  Justice Grier served from 08-04-1846 until today.
  12. 1876 Sunday: The federal government ordered all Native Americans to move onto reservations.
  13. 1893 Monday: The makers of Coca-Cola registered the name at the U.S. Patent Office.
  14. 1895 Wednesday: In Concord, Massachusetts, the 30th U.S. Attorney General Ebenezer R. Hoar dies at age 78.  First a Whig and then a Republican, he served under President Ulysses S. Grant from 03-05-1869 to 03-03-1870.  He would then move on to represent Massachusetts 7th U.S. congressional district.
  15. 1904 Sunday: The 41st U.S. Secretary of War Elihu Root left office on this date.  A Republican, he served under President Theodore Roosevelt / served from 08-01-1899 until today.
  16. 1915 Sunday: The German Army uses poison gas for the first time against the Russians on the Eastern Front.
  17. 1917 Wednesday: During World War I, Germany served notice that it was beginning a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.
  18. 1929 Thursday: Revolutionary Leon Trotsky and his family suffered banishment from the Soviet Union on this date.
  19. 1930 Friday: U.S. Navy Lt. Ralph S. Barnaby became the first glider pilot in aviation history to have a dirigible—a large blimp—releases his craft while in flight at Lakehurst, N.J.
  20. 1933 Tuesday: Adolf Hitler announces he will pursue parliamentary democracy[i].
  21. 1934 Wednesday: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Gold Reserve Act on this date, which devalued the dollar in relation to gold at $35 per ounce.
  22. 1936 Friday: The Green Hornet radio show debuts on Radio WXYZ in Detroit, Michigan.
  23. 1940 Wednesday: The U.S. government issued the first Social Security check on this date.
  24. 1941 Friday: Joe Louis knocks out Red Burman in the fifth round for the heavyweight championship.  Meanwhile, over the course of this month, the Allies sink 21 German U-Boats for a total of 127,000 tons.  Meanwhile, in Denver, Colorado, future rock bassist Jerry Scheff, who would play with the Los Angeles, California, rock band, the Doors[ii], on “L.A. Woman” is born.  Elsewhere, the 66th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice James Clark McReynolds left the court on this date.  A Democrat, President Woodrow Wilson nominated McReynolds to fill the seat of Associate Justice Horace Lurton.  He took his place on the high court on August 29, 1914 and served until he retired today.
  25. 1941 Friday A: British and Indian troops continue fighting to drive the Fascist Italians out of East Africa, fighting to liberate Italian Eritrea.  Rome was unable to supply its troops in Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Italian Somaliland once the wider war broke out so these Italian Army and Black Shirt forces were left to wither on the vine.
  26. 1942 Saturday: The last remaining British and Commonwealth troops manage to cross from Malaysia and over to the fortress city of Singapore, the Imperial Japanese forces hot on their heels.  Japanese air raids would begin damaging the city’s fresh water systems.
  27. 1943 Sunday: Field Marshal Friedrich von Paulus surrenders the German Sixth Army to the Soviets, ending the Battle for Stalingrad; Von Paulus was the first German officer of his rank captured by the Russians during World War II.  Prior to the surrender, the Sixth Army sent its final message: “The Russians stand at the door of our bunker.  We are destroying our equipment.  This station will no longer transmit.” Meanwhile, over the course of this month, the Allies sink 62 German U- Boats for a total of 327,000 tons.
  28. 1944 Monday: During World War II, American forces began a successful invasion of Kwajalein Atoll and other parts of the Japanese-held Marshall Islands.  Meanwhile, Operation Overlord, D-Day, undergoes postponement until June.  Elsewhere, over the course of the month of January, the Allies sink 39 German U-Boats for a total tonnage loss of 203,100.
  29. 1945 Wednesday: Private Eddie Slovak became the first U.S. soldier since the Civil War executed for desertion as an American firing squad executed him in France.
  30. 1946 Thursday: Terry Kath, guitarist and vocalist with the American rock band, Chicago[iii], was born on this date.
  31. 1949 Monday: The NBC station in Chicago broadcast the first TV daytime soap opera, entitled, “These Are My Children.”  
  32. 1950 Tuesday: President Harry S. Truman announced he had ordered development of the hydrogen bomb.  Elsewhere, in Britain, future guitarist with Roxy Music[iv]—Phil Manzanera—is born.
  33. 1952 Thursday: Future rock-and-roll drummer who played with Jo Jo Gunne[v]—William “Curly” Smith—is born on this date.
  34. 1957 Thursday: Actress Elizabeth Taylor divorces her second husband, Michael Wilding.
  35. 1958 Friday: The United States entered the Space Age with its first successful launch of a satellite into orbit, Explorer I.
  36. 1961 Tuesday: NASA launched Ham the Chimp aboard a Mercury-Redstone Rocket from Cape Canaveral; the Navy safely recovered Ham from the Atlantic Ocean following his 161/2-minute suborbital flight.  
  37. 1970 Saturday: The members of the Grateful Dead[vi] undergo arrest on LSD charges.
  38. 1971 Sunday: Astronauts Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell, and Stuart Roosa blasted off on Apollo 14 bound for the moon.  Meanwhile, after an absence of 19 years, telephone service between East and West Berlin reestablished.
  39. 1976 Saturday: “Love Roller Coaster” by the Ohio Players[vii] hits #1 on the charts.
  40. 1978 Tuesday: Israel transforms three military posts in the West Bank into civilian settlements.
  41. 1980 Thursday: Police storm the occupied Spanish embassy in Guatemala City, Guatemala, which leads to the deaths of 41 people.  Elsewhere, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands announced that she would abdicate on her birthday the following April, to be succeeded by her daughter, Princess Beatrix.
  42. 1982 Sunday: In the 32nd NBA All-Star Game, the East beats the West 120-118 in New Jersey.
  43. 1985 Thursday: The final Jeep rolled off the assembly line at the AMC plant in Toledo, Ohio.
  44. 1988 Sunday: The Washington Redskins beat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII, 42-10, at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California.
  45. 1990 Wednesday: McDonald’s Corporation opened its first fast-food restaurant in Moscow.
  46. 1993 Sunday: The Dallas Cowboys beat the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVII, 52-17, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
  47. 1994 Monday: The Dow Jones Industrial Average hits a record 3,976.36.
  48. 1995 Tuesday: President Bill Clinton invoked presidential emergency authority to provide a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize that nation’s economy.  We should have said ‘NO.’
  49. 1999 Sunday: The Denver Broncos beat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII, 34-19, at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida.
  50. 2000 Monday: An Alaska Airlines MD-83 jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Port Hueneme, killing all 88 people aboard it.
  51. 2001 Wednesday: A Scottish court in the Netherlands convicted one Libyan and acquitted a second in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, that occurred in 1988.
  52. 2005 Monday: Jury selection began in Santa Maria for Michael Jackson’s[viii] child molestation trial, one in which the jury would later acquit him.  Meanwhile, SBC Communications Inc. announced it was acquiring AT&T Corp. for $16 billion.
  53. 2006 Tuesday: Samuel Alito takes the oath of office as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court as Sandra Day O’Connor ends her stint on the high court, one that ran from September 25, 1981 until today.
  54. 2008 Thursday: As competitors drop out of the running around them, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Illinois Senator Barack Obama go toe-to-toe in a Democratic Party primary debate.
  55. 2009 Saturday: Dewey Martin, Canadian drummer with the Buffalo Springfield[ix] 1966-1968—died from natural causes on this date.
  56. 2010 Sunday: Roger Federer beat Andy Murray 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (11) for a fourth Australian Open championship.  Meanwhile, Beyoncé became the first woman to win six Grammy awards in ONE night.
  57. 2011 Monday: The Egyptian people vow to continue protesting the government until the Hosni Mubarak regime crumbles.
  58. 2012 Tuesday: Following deadly protests in Tibet, China tightens control of the nation’s monasteries.  The communist Chinese government also says that any claims of some of its ‘workers’ being rescued in Sudan are bogus and they want them back.  Elsewhere, an Afghan husband and mother-in-law kill the man’s wife and the mother-in-law’s daughter-in-law for having given birth to the husband’s third daughter in a row.  Wonderful religion, folks, wonderful religion.
  59. 2013 Thursday: NASA reveals the Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot (RASSOR), a lunar mining robot that astronauts could one day use to produce fuel and water directly on the Moon.  Meanwhile, we learn that a teen who performed at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration event died in random gun violence in Chicago.  Fifteen year-old Hadiya Pendleton was gunned down in yet another unsolved homicide in the Windy City.
  60. 2014 Friday: Strong quarterly earnings cause Facebook stock to rise 16 percent; the company boasts 755 million active users, and its ad revenue increased by 76 percent year over year to $2.34 billion.
  61. 2015 Saturday: New Zealand professional golfer Lydia Ko, age 17, becomes the youngest No. 1 ranked golfer in the world, beating the record set by Tiger Woods in 1997 at age 21.
  62. 2016 Sunday: North Korea’s threats become even more verbose which leads to Japan bringing out Patriot missile batteries with which to shoot down any incoming missiles.  Elsewhere, in Nigeria, Boko Haram Islamists continue running amok killing more than 100 people in the Nigerian town of Dalori.  Someone must wipe out this evil scum.
  63. 2017 Tuesday: Renowned rock bassist/vocalist John Wetton who played with numerous great bands such as Family[x], King Crimson[xi], and Asia[xii], lost his battle with colon cancer on this date.  Elsewhere, the U.S. Senate confirms Elaine Chao as the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation.  She, of course, is the daughter of a Chinese shipping tycoon and the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.  Looks like “Cocaine Mitch” has a spy close to the 45th president.
  64. 2018 Wednesday: The district attorney of San Francisco, George Gascón says that the city by the bay is going to retroactively apply its new laws regarding the now legal use of marijuana to 5,000 old convictions which is the correct thing to do.  Far too many people in the 1960s like Dino Valenti and David Freiberg of Quicksilver Messenger Service[xiii] served time for unfair convictions.  Usually, we don’t agree with most of what comes out of Frisco but this time, yes, yes we do.
  65. 2019 Thursday: The European Parliament votes to recognize Juan Guaidó as the legitimate ruler in Caracas which leads the Maduro regime to begin arresting foreign journalists from Spain, France, and neighboring Columbia.  The Venezuelan secret police are going out and rounding up everyone they deem to be a threat.
  66. 2020 Friday: Today is the day- or so millions of Americans hope- that the impeachment farce of President Donald J. Trump will move to a vote for acquittal or if the Democrats are lucky to get what they seek- witnesses will occur.  Let us hope for the former and not the latter.  By mid-day, the Senate voted 51-49 against calling witnesses, deflating the sputtering Democratic Party balloon.  Two Republicans- Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney of Utah voted with the Democrats.  Meanwhile, the first Democrat to enter the race for the 2020 Democratic Party’s presidential nomination- former Maryland Congressman John Delaney and seemingly decent guy became the 16th Democrat to bail from the race.  He entered the race- get this- on July 28, 2017.  Oh, well.  Elsewhere, the Kung Flu continues spreading across the globe.  Italy reports its first couple of cases and prohibits cruise ships from offloading thousands of passengers.  Democrats in the U.S. tell everyone to go to “Chinatown,” to ‘go hug Chinese people.’  That advice would devastate Italy and other WOKE Western nations.  
  67. 2021 Sunday: DAY TWELVE OF THE BIDEN REGIME: the Biden White House says that IT’S going to investigate the GameStop matter.  Uh, excuse us, Joe, isn’t that the job of the Treasury or Justice Departments?   Meanwhile, California Governor Gavin “The Smiler” Newsom now is coming under verbal assault from Democrats besides Republicans as the numbers demanding his recall continue increasing by the day.  This loser- Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi’s nephew- is going to lose his seat.   Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump and the GOP have raised $255.4 million in the two months since Election Day 2020.  Elsewhere, 39.6 million Americans underwent FBI background checks for gun purchases.  Heck,  some of the chef-bloggers here bought guns last year, there is NO way we wouldn’t, especially when you consider all the left-wing Marxist violence in the streets.
  68. 2021 Sunday A:  Officer Brian Sicknick- the Capitol Hill police officer slain by Antifa and Black Lives Matter thugs during the storming of Capitol Hill on January 6 will lie in state in the Rotunda in the building where he served later this week.  Elsewhere, we learn- no big surprise- that 98-percent of Twitter employees donated to Democrats.  Go figure.  Meanwhile, Claudia Tenney’s lead in her New York Congressional race is now becoming insurmountable and we expect a judge early this upcoming week to announce her the ‘winner.’  Next, President Donald J. Trump once again has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.   Finally, the Arizona state senate is hiring its own investigators to delve into the rampant election fraud that occurred in that state.        
  69. 2021 Sunday B: Here are the COVID-19 statistics for the planet as a whole: 102,871,614 confirmed cases, +468,367, 2,225,773, confirmed deaths, +11,160, and 56,981,674 confirmed recoveries, +326,805.  Next, here are the stats for the United States, the intended target of the Chinese-engineered Wuhan Virus pandemic: 26,423,597 confirmed cases, up 140,106 from yesterday’s reporting, 446,010 confirmed deaths, UP 2,481, and 11,166,500 confirmed recoveries- same as reported earlier this week.  It would appear in the age of ‘Joe Biden,’ people are becoming sicker with the Chinese Virus and dying faster than they did under Donald Trump.  Time to impeach this pathetic old fool.  NOW.
  70. 2021 Sunday 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: 3,309,463 confirmed cases, 40,697 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 26,070 confirmed cases, 410 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for Washington: 315,448 confirmed cases, 4,368 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Let us look at one other piece of U.S. territory- the Northern Marianas Islands: currently, they have 131 confirmed cases, 2 confirmed deaths, and 32 confirmed recoveries.  Now that Mo has relocated to Israel, let’s look at the statistics there: 643,435 confirmed cases, 4,796 confirmed deaths, and 572,511 confirmed recoveries.   
  71. 2021 Sunday D: Warnings are being raised about Chi-Com megacorporation BGI Group, an entity that ostensibly seeks to process data from COVID-19 tests from around the world all for a generous price and plenty of donations where and when necessary to open the doors for them.  In exchange, they collect biodata of U.S. and global citizens which then is shipped back to the Chi-Coms who then store this data for future use.  Anytime the Chi-Coms say they want to ‘help’ a country is when everyone must awaken, take note, and begin working to push back against these totalitarian, fascist-communist thugs.  We must be aware of everything the Chi-Coms seek to do with U.S. biodata as you can be sure they are going to use it against the American people, NOT to help them as they proclaim.
  72. 2021 Sunday E: BIG NFL NEWS- L.A. Rams quarterback Jared Goff has been traded to the Detroit Lions in exchange for Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.  The Lions will also receive two 1st round and one 3rd round draft pick.  NO PRO BOWL THIS YEAR THANKS TO THE CHI-COMS AND THEIR FLIPPING VIRUS.


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[i] Just like what the Democrats are attempting to do in 2020 as they try to remove President Donald J. Trump from office and to subordinate the office of the presidency- head of the Executive Branch- to the House speaker in the Legislative Branch.  How well did things work out for Europe in the 1930s-1940s?  Not so good.

[ii] We began offering the music of the Doors on Saturday, 18-February-2012 and concluded them on Monday, 02-April-2012.  We encourage everyone to seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.

[iii] We will present the music of Chicago sometime in 2030 so we hope you will remain with us until then.

[iv] We presented the music of Roxy Music at the secondary blog and hope to do it at the main blog sometime within the next 3 years. At the secondary blog, we began promoting the music of this famed British band as well as of Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, and Phil Manzanera beginning on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 through several successive months.  We hope you will seek them out.

[v] We promoted the music of the great California rock band, Spirit- and the music of its members- beginning on Monday, 18-June-2012 through Friday, 10-August-2012.  We hope you will seek this band out and add it to your growing collection of top-quality rock music. This included the music of Jo Jo Gunne.

[vi] We began promoting the music of the Grateful Dead- including Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Phil Lesh- beginning on Tuesday, 30-August-2011 through Wednesday, 11-January-2012.  Then, we did a second series featuring more albums by this fabled San Francisco band beginning on Friday, 09-August-2013 through Monday, 19-August-2013.  At some point, we will have to do a third series as the music from this band never ends.  Please, seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.

[vii] We look forward to doing the music of this famed funk-rock band.  The Ohio Players are amazing and what is even more exciting is the fact that the band is still alive today and performing to this day.

[viii] We expect to present the music of the Jackson Five and Michael Jackson sometime in 2025-2026 so please stay tuned for future developments.

[ix] We promoted the music of Buffalo Springfield beginning on Saturday, 17-November-2012 through Saturday, 24-November-2012.  We hope you will seek this music out and consider adding it to your collection.  You will be glad you did.

[x] The music of this famed British band, Family as well as the spin-off group, Streetwalkers, appeared on Tuesday, 08-October-2013 through Thursday, 31-October-2013.

[xi] 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.

[xii] We should have promoted the music of Asia around the time we did King Crimson and/or Family but we failed to do so.  However, we hope to do so sometime within the next 10-15 years.  

[xiii] We presented the music of Quicksilver Messenger Service on two unique occasions.  The first commenced on Friday, 25-March-2011 through Monday, 04-April-2011.  The second cycle with newer albums began on Tuesday, 20-August-2013 through Monday, 02-September-2013.  We hope you will check the albums out by visiting whatever site you do for nothing but the absolute best in rock music.

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