35. 1954 Thursday A: In northern Vietnam at the French base at Dien Bien Phu, incoming transport planes are beginning to experience 37 mm anti-aircraft fire. French pre-registered heavy artillery begin firing back while patrols go through the wire and out into the surrounding fields and forests seeking their foes. Yet, these are still the ‘quiet times,’ the French Union forces- a mix of French paratroopers, Foreign Legionnaires, Moroccan and Algerian colonial troops, Thai and Vietnamese troops, and West African Senegalese artillery men- believe they have the upper hand. Every night, the People’s Army continues building approach trenches to various remote outposts surrounding the main base and every day, the French troops fill them in.



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  1. 537 Monday: The Goths lay siege to the city of Rome.
  2. 1513 Tuesday: Giovanni de’ Medici was proclaimed pope, succeeding Julius II; he took the name Leo X.
  3. 1669 Monday: In Italy, Mt. Etna erupts leading to the deaths of 15,000 people.
  4. 1779 Thursday: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers undergoes establishment for the first time in the nation’s history.
  5. 1785 Friday: In Morris County, N.J., future 21st U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John McLean is born.  President Andrew Jackson would nominate his fellow Democratic-Republican to fill the seat of another Democratic-Republican Associate Justice Roger Trimble.  McLean would serve from 03-07-1829 to 04-04-1861.
  6. 1810 Sunday: The Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte married by proxy the Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria.
  7. 1812 Wednesday: East Prussia grants citizenship to its Jewish subjects.  Elsewhere, in Jefferson County, Kentucky, future 27th U.S. Attorney General James Speed is born.  A Whig and then a Republican, he served under Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson from 12-02-1864 to 07-22-1866.
  8. 1824: The U.S. War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs on this date.  Seneca Indian Ely Parker became the first Indian to lead the bureau.  
  9. 1861 Monday: Adopted by the Confederate Congress in Montgomery, Alabama, the Constitution of the Confederate States of America went into effect.
  10. 1862 Tuesday: President Lincoln removes George McClellan as commanding general of the Union Army.  
  11. 1865 Saturday: Union General William T. Sherman and his forces occupied Fayetteville, North Carolina.
  12. 1867 Monday: The Hawaiian volcano, Mauna Loa, erupts in what the Hawaiian people know as the “Great Eruption of Mauna Loa.”
  13. 1888 Sunday: The Blizzard of ’88, also known as the Great White Hurricane, began inundating the northeastern United States, resulting in some 400 deaths.
  14. 1892 Friday: The first public basketball game occurs in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  15. 1901 Monday: When industrialist J.P. Morgan purchased Carnegie Steel Corporation, he founded U.S. Steel.
  16. 1904 Friday: After 30 years of drilling the tunnel that would link Jersey City, N.J. and New York City, excavation crews finally broke through the rock wall beneath the Hudson River, which would allow them to build the actual tunnel.
  17. 1905 Saturday: City officials officially inaugurated the Parisian subway on this date.
  18. 1907 Monday: President Theodore Roosevelt induced California to revoke its anti-Japanese legislation.  
  19. 1909 Thursday: The 43rd U.S. Secretary of War Luke Edward Wright left office on this date.  An early Democrat, he became a Republican and then served under President Theodore Roosevelt from 07-01-1908 until today.
  20. 1915 Thursday: In World War I, the British declare a blockade of all German ports.
  21. 1917 Sunday: During World War I, British troops occupy Baghdad, mainly to control the petroleum industry there.
  22. 1918 Monday: Moscow becomes the capital of Revolutionary (Bolshevik) Russia.  Elsewhere, medical authorities first confirmed cases of the Spanish flu in the United States at Fort Riley, Kansas.
  23. 1927 Friday: In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the first holdup of an armored car takes place. 
  24. 1930 Tuesday: Former President and Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, William Howard Taft, received a state funeral and undergoes burial at Arlington National Cemetery.  Elsewhere, Babe Ruth signs a two-year contract with the New York Yankees worth $80,000.
  25. 1935 Monday: Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering formally creates the German Air Force, the Luftwaffe.
  26. 1936 Wednesday: In Trenton, N.J., future 103rd U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia is born.  President Ronald Reagan would nominate his fellow Republican to fill the seat of Associate Justice William Rehnquist when the latter became the 16th chief justice of the United States Supreme Court.  Scalia would serve from 09-26-1986 to 02-13-2016.
  27. 1938 Friday: As Nazi troops march into Austria in the Anschluss, the people of Austria install Artur Seyss-Inquart as their chancellor.
  28. 1941 Tuesday: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act to supply Great Britain in the fight against the Nazis.  This will open a supply lane for the U.S. to send military and humanitarian supplies to the Brits who are trying to fend off a possible Nazi invasion of the country.
  29. 1942 Wednesday: As Japanese forces continued to advance in the Pacific during World War II, General Douglas MacArthur left the Philippines for Australia; however, MacArthur vowed, “I shall return” and did so within 2.5 years when American forces invaded the island chain.  Meanwhile, the first trainload of Parisian Jews leaves occupied Paris for the Auschwitz Death Camp in eastern Poland.
  30. 1943 Thursday: Axis troops force their way into Kharkov as Soviet resistance continues but it appears German armored forces are getting the upper hand.  Once again, the Soviets have overextended themselves and the Germans are teaching them hard lessons.
  31. 1945 Sunday: Future guitar maestro, Harvey “the Snake” Mandel, was born in Detroit, Michigan, on this date.  He would play with Canned Heat[i] among other top rock groups.
  32. 1947 Tuesday: Mark Stein, future keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist with the New York City acid-rock band, Vanilla Fudge[ii], is born on this date in Bayonne, N.J.  Elsewhere, the DuMont network aired “Movies for Small-Fry.”  It was network television’s first successful children’s program. 
  33. 1948 Thursday: Reginald Weir becomes the first black tennis player to participate in a U.S. Indoor Lawn Tennis Association tournament.
  34. 1954 Thursday: The U.S. Army charged that Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., and his subcommittee’s chief counsel, Roy Cohn, had exerted pressure to obtain favored treatment for Pvt. G. David Schine, a former consultant to the subcommittee.  The confrontation culminated in the famous Senate-Army-McCarthy hearings.
  35. 1954 Thursday A: In northern Vietnam at the French base at Dien Bien Phu, incoming transport planes are beginning to experience 37 mm anti-aircraft fire.  French pre-registered heavy artillery begin firing back while patrols go through the wire and out into the surrounding fields and forests seeking their foes.  Yet, these are still the ‘quiet times,’ the French Union forces- a mix of French paratroopers, Foreign Legionnaires, Moroccan and Algerian colonial troops, Thai and Vietnamese troops, and West African Senegalese artillery men- believe they have the upper hand.   Every night, the People’s Army continues building approach trenches to various remote outposts surrounding the main base and every day, the French troops fill them in.
  36. 1959 Wednesday: The Lorraine Hansberry drama “A Raisin in the Sun” opened at New York’s Ethel Barrymore Theater on this date.
  37. 1964 Wednesday: After working 37 years and seven days, Senator Carl Hayden broke the record for continuous service in the U.S. Senate.
  38. 1965 Thursday: The Reverend James J. Reeb, a white minister from Boston, died after whites beat him to death during civil rights disturbances in Selma, Alabama.  Meanwhile, in Vietnam, U.S. Navy units commenced searching junks and other vessels to halt the flow of arms to the Viet Cong.
  39. 1969 Tuesday: Levi-Strauss started selling bell-bottomed jeans on this date.
  40. 1977 Friday: More than 130 hostages held in Washington, D.C., by Hanafi Muslims won their freedom after ambassadors of three Islamic nations joined the negotiations.
  41. 1982 Thursday: Israel’s Menachem Begin and Egypt’s Anwar Sadat sign a peace treaty in Washington, D.C.  
  42. 1985 Monday: Mikhail S. Gorbachev replaces Konstantin V. Chernenko as president of the Soviet Union.  
  43. 1986 Tuesday: The NFL adopts the instant replay rule.  Elsewhere, Popsicle announced its plan to end the traditional twin-stick frozen treat for a one-stick model.
  44. 1987 Wednesday: Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky scores record 1,500 NHL point.
  45. 1988 Friday: Iran and Iraq declared a ceasefire in their ongoing war.  They had commenced fighting eight years earlier when Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein decided to invade his neighbor to the east.
  46. 1990 Sunday: Lithuania declares its independence from the crumbling Soviet Union making it the first Soviet republic to break away from the crumbling superpower.  Elsewhere, in Chile, Patricio Aylwin took the oath of office as the first democratically elected president since 1973.
  47. 1992 Wednesday: Former President Richard M. Nixon said that the Bush #41 administration was not providing enough foreign aid to Russia on this date.
  48. 1993 Thursday: The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Janet Reno on this date to become the first female attorney general of the nation.  A Democrat, she served under President Bill Clinton 03-11-1993 to 01-20-2001. 
  49. 1997 Tuesday: Queen Elizabeth of England knights ex-Beatle Paul McCartney for all his many achievements. 
  50. 1998 Wednesday: The International Astronomical Union issued an alert that a mile-wide asteroid could hit the Earth on October 26, 2028.  The following day, however, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced that there was NO chance of an asteroid hitting the planet.  Is this a coverup of impending doom or did astronomers make a false claim?  Stay tuned.
  51. 2004 Thursday: At least 191 dies and more than 2,000 are wounded in the Madrid railway bombings after 10 bombs exploded in quick succession across the commuter rail network in the city, an act that comes to be known as Spain’s ‘9-11.’
  52. 2006 Saturday: Jailers discover former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic dead in his prison cell at The Hague.
  53. 2011 Friday: A magnitude 9.0-earthquake and resulting tsunami struck Japan’s northeaster coast, killing nearly 20,000 people and severely damaged the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station.   Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, California, the 63rd U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher died.  The Democrat served under President Bill Clinton from 01-20-1993 to 01-17-1997.  
  54. 2012 Sunday: In Russia, the citizens stage protests in response to the election of the preceding week in which, strongman and thug, Vladimir Putin, wins a third term as the nation’s president.  Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, 16 villagers—mostly women and children—are shot dead by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
  55. 2013 Monday: The Falkland Islands Sovereignty Referendum concludes with more than 99.8-percent of the islanders supporting to maintain their relationship with the United Kingdom and NOT Argentina.  Meanwhile in Detroit, a jury of his peers convicts former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, a Democrat, of a raft of crimes, including racketeering conspiracy and the judge later sentenced the scumbag to 28 years in a federal prison.
  56. 2014 Tuesday: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an electric nerve-stimulating device for treatment of migraine headaches.
  57. 2015 Wednesday: The Obama administration announces it will support the Ukrainians in their fight against Russian-backed separatists by providing NON-lethal aid in the form of unarmed drones, radios, ambulances, and in a separate deal, Humvees.  Elsewhere, Jimmy Greenspoon—famed keyboardist with Three Dog Night[iii] (1968-76 / 1981-2015)—lost his fight with melanoma on this date.  He died in North Potomac, Maryland.  He was 67 years-old.
  58. 2016 Friday: Keith Emerson, famed rock keyboardist who played with Emerson, Lake, & Palmer[iv] died in San Diego, California, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on this date.  He did this because of his ongoing problems with colon cancer.  He was 71 years-old.  He also played with the British band, the Nice.   Elsewhere, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un continues chest-thumping by ordering his military to continue conducting additional nuclear weapons and ballistic missile tests.   Of course, the world is shocked.
  59. 2017 Saturday: In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at least 65 people die and numerous others are injured when a rubbish landslide buries them.  Elsewhere, problems continue across Cape Town, South Africa, what with fires in various parts of the city claiming the lives of at least 9 people and injuring far too many others.
  60. 2018 Sunday: The government of Communist China- the National Peoples’ Congress- declares an end to term limits thus making dictator Xi Jinping ‘president for life.’  He is the new Mao Zedong.  This will put the dictator on a path to defy the West and terrorize the world.  In two years, a pandemic from one of his biowarfare labs will be terrorizing the world.
  61. 2019 Monday: Israeli President Reuven Rivlin- a thorn in the side to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refutes the PM’s claim that “Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people- and only it.”   Meanwhile, the Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, age 82, changes his mind on seeking a fifth term and postpones the upcoming elections after citizens of his country go berserk in the streets.   Elsewhere, the blackout in Venezuela continues into yet another day.  The Maduro regime continues blaming the U.S. and Juan Guiado instead of acknowledging the blame rests entirely upon the regime’s ineptitude and its criminality.   Democratic-Socialists in the United States would love for the United States to resemble that once-prosperous and now-collapsing South American country.
  62. 2020 Wednesday: Fallout from the spread of the COVID-19 aka Coronavirus around the globe causes the NBA to suspend the rest of the season including the playoffs and all sorts of entertainment and sporting events to shutter their doors.  President Donald J. Trump goes before the American people and gives a stately Oval Office address in which, he reassures the citizens of the country that the government at all levels is doing everything possible to protect them.  He suspends all flights from Continental Europe for 30 days as the United States continues finding ways to minimize our exposure.  Many believe it is time the Chinese stand up and admit what everyone knows them to have done and that is- following the U.S.-China trade deal- the release of the coronavirus around the world.  Sadly, Tom Hanks and his wife admit that while filming a movie on Elvis Presley in Australia- in Australia!- the pair caught the coronavirus.  Wow.  Finally, when many thought that Bernie Sanders was going to throw in the towel on his campaign, he goes before the mics and proclaims he is going to fight all the way to Milwaukee.  Double wow.
  63. 2021 Thursday: Day 51 of the Biden Regime, how much more can the United States take of this senile president and his unseen handlers?  We expect they are in league with the Chi-Coms and as such are actively selling out the country.


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EMI released another ‘best of’ compilation for the British rock band, UFO, on October 13, 2002, the acclaimed “The Best of UFO: Gold Collection.”  This excellent effort contains 10 of the band’s best songs running the gamut from 1976 through 1980.  You have a collection of veteran UFO members here which provides the listener with 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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Thursday, March 11, 2021:


[i] We began promoting the music of Canned Heat on Sunday, 05-June-2011 through Sunday, 17-July-2011.  We hope you will seek them out and add them to your collection.

[ii] We promoted the music of New York City’s very own Vanilla Fudge, beginning on Friday, 01-November-2013 through Friday, 15-November-2013.  You definitely will want to check them out so please, do so now.  At the time, we overlooked the music of Cactus which we hope to promote one of these days.  Remain vigilant for the day when we do.

[iii] Not sure when we will get around to doing the music of Three Dog Night but if we ever return to promoting the music of famed rock bands from the 1960s and the 1970s, we sure as heck will include this stellar band, one that is still performing to this day.  We saw them in 2019 and all we can say is “Wow.”

[iv] We hope to promote the music of both Emerson, Lake & Palmer along with the Nice at some point soon.  We hope you will remain alert for the day when we do.  Thank you.


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Our personal identity and security are now very important so I, like everyone else at the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day has had local Bakersfield, California, up-and-coming street artist, Simone, create some portraits of me. The problem is in this hyper age of partisanship and the far left going bonkers, we have had to cut back on how much of ourselves we share with the readership. Sad to say, it sucks especially for someone such as me who lives in a small community and owns a business. I have been in professional foodservice for a long, long time and have known Stinkbug for an equally long time. My name is pronounced KRONK-L-MYER but everyone calls me "The Krink." Gervais writes from Frazier Park, CA. Gervais is a member of the Libertarian Party. Contact me: chefgervaisGE3130@gmail.com

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