Q. 1917 Saturday: The Bolshevik Revolution (Russian Revolution) breaks out in earnest. Meanwhile, thanks to the Zimmerman telegram, the American people learn of the possibility of Mexico coming to the aid of Germany during World War I. The Kaiser promised the Mexican government that if they joined the Central Powers, he would reward them with ALL territories lost to the United States during the Mexican American War 1846-1848. (and YOU think Mexico is our friend)



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U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes; U.S. Secretary of War William H. Crawford; “Help” by the Beatles, George Thorogood and the Destroyers featuring George Thorogood, Heavyweight WBA Boxing Champion Jimmy Ellis, Joe Cocker Band featuring Neil Hubbard, Michael Schenker Group featuring Derek St. Holmes, Quicksilver Messenger Service featuring Nicky Hopkins, and the Steve Miller Band featuring Lonnie Turner:

  1. 303 Thursday: The Senate issues the first official edict for the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire.
  2. 1510 Monday: Pope Julius II excommunicates the Republic of Venice.
  3. 1538 Monday: King Ferdinand of Austria and King Janos Zapolyai of Hungary sign the Peace of Grosswardein uniting the two kingdoms in friendship.
  4. 1582 Sunday: Pope Gregory XIII issued a papal bull, or edict, ordering his calendar reforms.  The calendar we use today is the Gregorian calendar, the one he created.
  5. 1772 Saturday: In Amherst County, Va., future 9th U.S. Secretary of War William H. Crawford is born.  He would serve under President James Madison from 08-01-1815 to 10-22-1816 and then became secretary of the Treasury.
  6. 1803 Wednesday: In its Marbury v. Madison decision, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) established judicial review of the constitutionality of statutes.
  7. 1821 Friday: Mexican rebels proclaimed the “Plan de Iguala,” their declaration of independence from Spain.
  8. 1836 Tuesday: 3,000 Mexicans besiege the 182 defenders of the Alamo and would do so for the next 13 days.
  9. 1857 Monday: The first shipment of perforated postage stamps arrived at the federal government’s receiving center.
  10. 1863 Monday: The United States organized Arizona as a territory on today’s date.
  11. 1866 Friday: In Washington, DC, an American flag made entirely of American bunting went on display for the first time in American history.
  12. 1868 Sunday: The U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson following his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton; the Senate later acquitted Johnson.
  13. 1895 Saturday: The Cuban War of Independence against Spain begins on this date. 
  14. 1900 Friday: New York City Mayor Van Wyck signed the contract to commence work on New York’s first rapid transit tunnel.  The tunnel would link Manhattan and Brooklyn with the groundbreaking ceremony set for March 24, 1900.
  15. 1903 Tuesday: The Cuban government leased Guantanamo Bay to the United States for use as a naval base.
  16. 1912 Saturday: The American Jewish Women’s Organization of the “Hadassah” underwent founding in New York City.
  17. 1917 Saturday: The Bolshevik Revolution (Russian Revolution) breaks out in earnest.  Meanwhile, thanks to the Zimmerman telegram, the American people learn of the possibility of Mexico coming to the aid of Germany during World War I.  The Kaiser promised the Mexican government that if they joined the Central Powers, he would reward them with ALL territories lost to the United States during the Mexican American War 1846-1848.  (and YOU think  Mexico is our friend)
  18. 1918 Sunday: The Baltic state of Estonia declares its independence from Russia.
  19. 1920 Tuesday: The German Workers Party, which later became the Nazi Party, met in Munich to adopt its platform for the upcoming elections.
  20. 1930 Monday: The 11th chief justice of the United States Supreme Court- Charles Evans Hughes- assumed his post on this date.  The over all 62nd U.S. Supreme Court justice, President William Howard Taft nominated him to fill Associate Justice David Josiah Brewer’s seat.  In this capacity, he served from 10-10-1910 to 06-10-1916.  President Herbert Hoover called Hughes back to service to become chief justice- replacing Chief Justice William Howard Taft- and in this role, he served from today until June 30, 1941.
  21. 1933 Friday: The League of Nations orders Japan to leave Manchuria.
  22. 1938 Thursday: The first nylon bristle toothbrush, manufactured by DuPont under the name “Dr. West’s Miracle Toothbrush,” went on sale and replaced earlier toothbrushes that manufacturers made from animal hair.
  23. 1940 Saturday: In Louisville, Kentucky, future heavyweight boxing champion Jimmy Ellis is born.   During his career, he fought 53 professional bouts, notching up 40 wins (24 by KO), 12 losses, and one draw.  His career began on 19-April-1965 through 06-May-1975.  For a brief period, he owned the WBA heavyweight title.
  24. 1941 Monday: The Battle of the Atlantic heats up as the German U-Boat campaign against Great Britain continues wracking up one success after another against Allied shipping.
  25. 1942 Tuesday: During World War II, a Soviet submarine torpedoed the SS Struma, a charter ship attempting to carry Jewish refugees from Romania to Palestine.  All but one of the 769 refugees on board perished.  Elsewhere, the Voice of America (VOA) aired for the first time.
  26. 1944 Thursday: Nicky Hopkins, famed keyboardist who played with all the English bands as well as some of the San Francisco bands such as the Quicksilver Messenger Service[i], during the 1960’s and into the 1990’s, was born on this date in Perivale, Middlesex, UK.
  27. 1945 Saturday: During World War II, U.S. soldiers liberated the Philippine capital of Manila.
  28. 1946 Sunday: Juan Peron[ii] won election as the next president of Argentina on this date.
  29. 1947 Monday: Future bassist with the Steve Miller Band[iii]—Lonnie Turner—is born on this date in Berkeley, California.
  30. 1948 Tuesday: Future rock-and-roll guitarist, Neil Hubbard, who played with Joe Cocker[iv] among others, is born on this date in Great Britain.
  31. 1950 Friday: Future rock guitar phenom—George Thorogood[v]—is born in Wilmington, Delaware, on this date.
  32. 1953 Tuesday: In Riverview, Michigan, future rhythm guitarist in the Michael Schenker Group- Derek St. Holmes- is born. 
  33. 1956 Friday: The city of Cleveland invoked a 1931 law that barred people under the age of 18 from dancing in public without an adult guardian present.
  34. 1961 Friday: The Federal Communications Commission authorized the nation’s first full-scale trial of pay television in Hartford, Connecticut.
  35. 1965 Wednesday: The Beatles[vi] begin filming “Help” in the Bahamas.
  36. 1968 Saturday: U.S. troops retake the Vietnamese city of Hue during the Tet Offensive.
  37. 1971 Wednesday: Algeria nationalizes French oil companies in its country.
  38. 1977 Thursday: President Jimmy Carter informs the world that it will consider human rights when it comes to doling out foreign aid[vii]
  39. 1980 Sunday: The U.S. Olympic hockey team defeats Finland, 4-2, to win the gold medal.
  40. 1981 Tuesday:  Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Britain’s Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer. 
  41. 1983 Thursday: A congressional commission released a report condemning the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II as a “grave injustice.”  Serious scholars must note, however, that a Democratic President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, is the one who pushed for it and then authorized it.  Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 1,100 for the first time.
  42. 1984 Friday: The Iraqi air force resumes its attacks on Iran during the Iran-Iraq War.
  43. 1987 Tuesday: Astronomers discovered an exploding supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy.
  44. 1988 Wednesday: In a ruling that expanded legal protections for parody and satire, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) unanimously overturned a $150,000 award that the Reverend Jerry Falwell had won against Hustler magazine and its publisher, Larry Flynt.    
  45. 1989 Friday: Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers $1-3 million bounty on the head of author Salman Rushdie, the author of “Satanic Verses.”  Elsewhere, a United Airlines 747 jet rips open in flight, killing nine people.  The flight was from Honolulu to New Zealand.
  46. 1991 Sunday: U.S. and allies begin a ground assault on Iraqi troops in Kuwait and Iraq during the Gulf War.
  47. 1996 Saturday: Cuba downed two small American planes operated by the group Brothers to the Rescue that it claimed were violating Cuban airspace; all four pilots died in the unprovoked attack.
  48. 1998 Tuesday: The Queen of England knights Elton John.
  49. 2002 Sunday: The XIX Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City/Quebec City begin.
  50. 2007 Saturday: The Virginia General Assembly passed a resolution expressing “profound regret” for the state’s role in slavery.
  51. 2008 Sunday: Fidel Castro resigns as president of Cuba; his brother, Raul, wins a unanimous election to succeed him.
  52. 2011 Thursday: In Libya, anti-Gadhafi forces take control of Zuara, a town to the west of the capital city, Tripoli.  Meanwhile, in Yemen, President Ali Abdullah Saleh orders the police to protect protesters.
  53. 2012 Friday: The IAEA reports that Iran has been hard at work expanding its nuclear capabilities.
  54. 2013 Sunday: In Los Angeles, California, the 85th Academy Awards takes place with “Argo” winning best picture, Ang Lee, best director, Daniel Day-Lewis, best actor, and Jennifer Lawrence, best actress.  Meanwhile, in Cuba, Raul Castro wins reelection to a second term as the president (dictator) of Communist Cuba.
  55. 2014 Monday: Representative John Dingell[viii], an 87-year-old Democrat congressman who has been in office for 29 terms, announces he will retire at the end of his current term.  The reason he gives is that although his health is ‘fine,’ he can no longer do his job effectively because of the ‘hostile climate’ in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Oh, boohoo, congressman, when the Democrats were screwing the GOP you could care less.  What a schmuck.  Elsewhere, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed an anti-gay bill that punished gay sex with up to life in prison.  Meanwhile, writer-director-actor Harold Ramis, 69, died in Glencoe, Illinois.
  56. 2015 Tuesday: According to Brainy History, U.S. President Barack Obama[ix] vetoes the Keystone XL Pipeline project, which would extend the existing Keystone pipeline and connect Canadian oil directly to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries; environmentalist nuts claim the pipeline extension will add to climate change.
  57. 2016 Wednesday: The government of Hungary announces it’s going to convene a meeting of its parliament to determine as to whether it’s going to accept European Union-mandated ‘migrant quotas.’  Hundreds of thousands of Middle Eastern, North African, and even Sub-Saharan migrants- mostly males of military age- are pouring into Europe seeking ‘asylum.’
  58. 2017 Friday: J.C. Penney- the company that set the standard for commercial retail stores- announces that it’s going to close between 120 to 130 stores as well as two distribution centers.   The store has made poor decisions by bringing in younger, more hip leaders in the organization that have trashed the brand and ruined the legacy of its founder.
  59. 2018 Saturday: The U.N. Security Council unanimously demanded a 30-day cease-fire across Syria to deliver humanitarian aid and evacuate the wounded, as the death toll reached 500 from a Syrian bombing campaign in the rebel-held suburbs of Damascus.  Unfortunately, the cease-fire failed to take hold.  Elsewhere, the body of the Rev. Billy Graham arrived at the library bearing his name in Charlotte, N.C., where he would lie in repose for two days.  Meanwhile, at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, American men won the gold medal in curling in a decisive upset of Sweden; it was only the second curling medal in U.S. history.  (Editor’s note: curling is a bullshit sport).  Finally, in the aftermath of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre 2018 at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, WOKE liberal corporations such as Hertz Rent-a-Car, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, and First National Bank of Omaha sever ties with the National Rifle Association.
  60. 2019 Sunday: In the 91st Academy Awards, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the film about Freddie Mercury and Queen[x] wins four big awards while “Black Panther,” “Green Book” (Best Picture), and “Roma” which had four awards.  It was tough going between “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Black Panther,” both films were extremely popular.  It’s a shame Chadwick Boseman couldn’t have won Best Actor.
  61. 2020 Tuesday: Armenia closes its border with Iran following the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in that country.  Oman- in the Persian Gulf- shuts off air traffic from Iran into its country.  In Italy, another 74 cases of the Xi Jinping Bat Flu brings the country’s number of cases to 224 what with another four fatalities.  Next, due to South Korea’s outbreak of coronavirus, Vietnam announces its airlines will suspend flight to the country the following day.   In the United States, reported cases are now at 53 as they begin to spread in the Pacific Northwest.  Pakistan’s airlines suspend flights to the People’s Republic of China as it attempts to arrest the number of cases coming to its borders.  Around the Persian Gulf, various nations are reporting their first cases while in Europe, Spain reports its first cases.  
  62. 2021 Wednesday: Day 36 of the Biden Regime.  What are Chi-Com stooges, ‘Pro-China Joe’ Biden, Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi, “Cryin’ Chuck” Schumer and the rest of their Democratic-Socialist goombahs up to today?  Stick around and discover the latest shenanigans with us.


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EMI released another ‘best of’ compilation for the British rock band, UFO, on July 07, 1996, the acclaimed “The Best of UFO: Gold Collection.”  This excellent effort contains 16 of the band’s best songs running the gamut from the early 1970s into the 1980s.  You have a variety of lineups here and get the crème de la crème of this lesser-known but amazingly great British rock band.  We hope you will seek this one out, give it a good listen, and consider making it a part of your listening day.  We think you will be extremely glad that you did…

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021:


[i] We presented the music of Quicksilver Messenger Service on two different 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.

[ii] Juan Peron’s wife, Eva Peron, is the woman who that dingbat from the Bronx, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez models her loser self after which is why we have bestowed upon her the name, “Baby Evita.”

[iii] We began promoting the music of the Steve Miller Band beginning on Wednesday, 27-July-2011 through Wednesday, 24-August-2011 and then did a second stint on Sunday, 20-April-2014.  We hope you will check the music of this amazing San Francisco, California, acid-rock blues band.

[iv] We definitely look forward to presenting the music of Joe Cocker, the famed British ex-bricklayer who blew the minds of the world at the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Festival.  Please stay tuned for further developments.

[v] Not sure when we will begin promoting the music of George Thorogood but when we do you will be the first to know. 

[vi] We began promoting the music of both the Beatles and the band’s individual components on Friday, 04-November-2016 through Sunday, 11-June-2018.  Besides the Beatles, we also promoted the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys.    The album, “Help!” appeared on Tuesday, 15-November-2016.  Please seek out this massive offering by visiting the blog posts between those dates. You will be glad you did.

[vii] In 2020, Democrats are whining that Donald Trump wanted a quid pro quo from Ukraine to get U.S. military aid.  Yet here, we have a prime example as to WHY and HOW foreign aid is doled out by countries around the world.  President Jimmy Carter said that ‘he would consider human rights abuses before doling out American aid to countries around the world.  Quid pro quo?  You had better flipping believe it and a damned good one in our view so Democrats, stop with the f**king sniveling, enough is enough already.

[viii] In 2019, the question is, “Is the late John Dingell looking UP or is he looking DOWN?

[ix] Many believe Barack Obama should be disqualified as a president because most believe he was born outside the United States which would ban him from ever seeking the highest office in the land.  At the very least, an asterisk should be placed by his name in all U.S. history books.

[x] We began promoting the music of Queen- as well as its individual members (Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon)- on Monday, 14-January-2019 through Monday, 01-April-2019.  We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.


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Author: Chef Hector Santanamos "El Chilote" De Soto CEC-ACF

As have the rest of my colleagues, local Bakersfield street artist, Simone, created these portraits of me that you will see over successive days here at the blog. I guess Simone did ‘okay’ in capturing my likeness; I guess it could have been worse. I was a young cook back in the early 1960's when I commenced my culinary career. I served underneath a Master Chef for many years before striking out on my own. I went up the coast of the Western United States and Canada, working all the way, until I made it to Alaska. From there, I moved to Hawaii for a couple of years (1994-1997) before I returned to Washington State and it was there that I met Stinkbug. El Chilote writes from Shafter, California. El Chilote is a moderate Democrat. Contact me at elchilote2121N@yahoo.com or elchilotegrande10@gmail.com

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