38. 1954 Saturday: The Viet Minh begin the siege of the French base at Dien Bien Phu in earnest. The battle would rage for nearly two months until reduced to a small amount of territory and out of supplies, the remainder of the French Union and French Foreign Legion troops surrendered. In the meantime, however, the French would kill tens of thousands of communists. The day starts out as one of expectation and by afternoon, the barrage of shells coming in from the surrounding mountains begins hammering the massive French camp. The Viet Minh are gunning for French artillery emplacements. Outlying camp Isabelle is taking heavy fire as are various Claudine’s, Beatrice’s, and other surrounding outposts. Colonel Christian de Castries named the numerous outlying posts for his girlfriends of whom he had many



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President Benjamin Harrison; Confederate President Jefferson Davis; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Mahlon Pitney; U.S. Secretaries of War James McAllister Schofield and John Aaron Rawlins; U.S. Senator John Hoeven; Otto Meissner- Nazi official; Heavyweight Boxer Joe Bugner; Steve Hackett (solo) featuring brother John Hackett, the Soft Machine featuring Daevid Allen, U 2 featuring Adam Clayton, and the Yardbirds featuring Jeff Beck:

  1. 483 Saturday: St. Felix III begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this date.
  2. 607 Thursday: The 12th recorded perihelion passage of Haley’s Comet occurs on this date.
  3. 1519 Thursday: Hernando Cortez and his army of Conquistadors lands on the mainland of Mexico.
  4. 1639 Sunday: New College was renamed Harvard College for clergyman John Harvard.
  5. 1656 Monday: The authorities of New Amsterdam in the New World deny Jews the right to build a synagogue.  
  6. 1660 Saturday: The Virginia Colony passed a statute limiting the sale of slaves within its boundaries.
  7. 1677 Saturday: Massachusetts gains title to Maine for the cost of $6,000.
  8. 1764 Tuesday: Charles Grey- 2nd Earl Grey, who served as British prime minister from 1830 to 1834 and for whom Earl Grey tea bears his name- was born in Falloden, Northumberland.
  9. 1777 Thursday: The U.S. Congress ordered its European envoys to appeal to high-ranking foreign officers to send troops to reinforce the American army.
  10. 1781 Tuesday: Astronomer Sir William Hershel discovered the seventh planet of the Solar System, Uranus.
  11. 1852 Saturday: The character of “Uncle Sam” made its debut in the New York Weekly Lantern newspaper.
  12. 1861 Wednesday: Confederate President Jefferson Davis signs a bill that authorizes the use of slaves as soldiers in the Confederate military.
  13. 1862 Thursday: President Abraham Lincoln signed a measure prohibiting Union military officers from returning fugitive slaves to their owners.
  14. 1865 Monday: The Congress of the Confederacy signed a bill that would put black soldiers into the field as active military men with the promise that they would be set free once victory was achieved.
  15. 1868 Friday: The U.S. Senate begins the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson.
  16. 1869 Saturday: The 28th U.S. Secretary of War James McAllister Schofield stepped down from office on this date.  A Republican, he served under Presidents Andrew Johnson and Ulysses S. Grant from 06-01-1868 until today.  His replacement, the 29th U.S. Secretary of War John Aaron Rawlins, also a Republican, he served under President Ulysses S. Grant from today until 09-06-1869.
  17. 1877 Tuesday: Chester Greenwood patented the earmuff.
  18. 1878 Wednesday: The first collegiate golf match took place on this date as Oxford and Cambridge squared off against one another.
  19. 1880 Saturday: Future head of the Nazi Office of the Reich Chancellery- Otto Meissner- is born in Germany on this date.  He was one of the few Nazi leaders to survive the war.
  20. 1884 Thursday: The Siege of Khartoum by the Islamic radicals led by the Mahdi commences on this date against the British troops there.  Elsewhere, the United States adopted standard time throughout the nation.
  21. 1901 Wednesday: Andrew Carnegie announced he was retiring from business and that he would spend the rest of his days giving away his fortune.  His estimated net worth was near $300- million.  Elsewhere, 23rd president of the United States (1889-1893), Republican President Benjamin Harrison, passed away.  
  22. 1911 Monday: The U.S. Supreme Court approved corporate tax law.
  23. 1912 Wednesday: The 65th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Mahlon Pitney took his place on the nation’s high court on this date.  A Republican, President William Howard Taft nominated Pitney to fill Associate Justice John Harlan’s seat.  He served from 03-13-1912 until 12-31-1922.
  24. 1918 Wednesday: Bolshevik Leon Trotsky gains control of the Red Army.
  25. 1921 Sunday: Mongolia (formerly Outer Mongolia) declares independence from China.
  26. 1925 Friday: The Tennessee General Assembly approved a bill prohibiting the teaching of the theory of evolution, which Governor Austin Peay signed on March 21.
  27. 1928 Tuesday: When the St. Francis Dam collapsed just before midnight on the evening of March 12, the resulting wall of water that flooded down Southern California’s San Francisquito Canyon killed more than 400 people in the immediate area.  
  28. 1930 Thursday: Clyde Tombaugh, an astronomer at the Lowell Observatory announced the discovery of the planet Pluto.
  29. 1933 Monday: Banks in the United States began reopening after a “bank holiday” declared by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt went into effect days earlier to stabilize banks and to prevent bank runs by worried consumers.  Meanwhile, in Germany Joseph Goebbels becomes the minister of information and propaganda.
  30. 1934 Tuesday: A gang of criminals that included notorious bank robbers John Dillinger and “Baby Face” Nelson robbed the First National Bank in Mason City, Iowa, making off with $52,344. 
  31. 1938 Sunday: Famed attorney Clarence S. Darrow died in Chicago.  Meanwhile, the Anschluss concludes as Nazi Germany annexes Austria. 
  32. 1940 Wednesday: A cease-fire between Finland and the Soviet Union takes effect, ending the Winter War.
  33. 1941 Thursday: The Luftwaffe continues its blitz over the English countryside hitting cities, ports, power stations, and anything else its aircraft can reach.  British RAF fighters are taking to the skies around the clock and the fighting is fierce.
  34. 1942 Friday: Julia Flikke of the Nurse Corps became the first female colonel in the U.S. Army.
  35. 1943 Saturday: A failed attempt on the life of Adolf Hitler takes place on a flight between Smolensk, Russia, and Rastenburg, Germany.  Meanwhile, German SD and auxiliary troops begin liquidating the Jewish ghetto in the Polish city of Krakow.  The SS and the SD are stepping up removal of Polish Jews as well as others from around the conquered territories.
  36. 1950 Monday: Future psychiatrist, journalist, and standard guest on the FOX News Channel, Charles Krauthammer, are born.  Meanwhile, in Szȍreg, Hungary, future heavyweight boxer Joe Bugner is born.  Fighting for Great Britain, he would amass a professional record of 83 fights, 69 wins (43 KOs), 13 losses, and 1 draw.
  37. 1951 Tuesday: Israel demanded $1.5 billion in German reparations for the cost of caring for war refugees.  Meanwhile, the comic strip, “Dennis the Menace” appeared for the first time in newspapers across the country.
  38. 1954 Saturday: The Viet Minh begin the siege of the French base at Dien Bien Phu in earnest.  The battle would rage for nearly two months until reduced to a small amount of territory and out of supplies, the remainder of the French Union and French Foreign Legion troops surrendered.   In the meantime, however, the French would kill tens of thousands of communists.   The day starts out as one of expectation and by afternoon, the barrage of shells coming in from the surrounding mountains begins hammering the massive French camp. The Viet Minh are gunning for French artillery emplacements.  Outlying camp Isabelle is taking heavy fire as are various Claudine’s, Beatrice’s, and other surrounding outposts.  Colonel Christian de Castries named the numerous outlying posts for his girlfriends of whom he had many.
  39. 1955 Sunday: John Hackett (flutes/woodwinds)- longtime collaborator with his brother Steve Hackett, formerly of Genesis[i], is born on this date in London, England.
  40. 1957 Wednesday: In Bismarck, North Dakota, future U.S. Senator John Hoeven, a future Republican, is born.  He would enter the world’s greatest deliberative body representing his home state on January 03, 2011.
  41. 1960 Sunday: Future bassist with the Irish rock group, U2[ii], Adam Clayton, is born on this date in Chinoor, Oxfordshire, UK.
  42. 1961 Monday: Floyd Patterson knocks out Ingmar Johansson in the 6th round to win the heavyweight boxing title.
  43. 1963 Wednesday: China invited Soviet President Nikita Khrushchev to visit Peking.
  44. 1964 Friday: Bar manager, Catherine “Kitty” Genovese, 28, was stabbed to death near her Queens, New York, home; the case generated controversy over the supposed failure of her neighbors to respond to her cries for help.
  45. 1965 Saturday: Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton[iii] in the UK band, the Yardbirds[iv].
  46. 1969 Thursday: The Apollo 9 astronauts splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, ending a mission that included the successful testing of the lunar module.     
  47. 1974 Wednesday: The U.S. Senate voted 54-33 to restore the death penalty.  Meanwhile, OPEC leaders lifted embargo Arab oil-producing nations imposed upon the USA.
  48. 1987 Friday: The mobster, John Gotti, is acquitted at one of his racketeering trials.
  49. 1991 Wednesday: Exxon pays $1 billion in fines over the Exxon-Valdez disaster.
  50. 1996 Wednesday: Thomas Hamilton slays 16 kindergartners, their teacher, and himself in a mass murder-suicide.
  51. 2003 Thursday: The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy.
  52. 2010 Saturday:  Six people are killed by a remotely operated bomb while travelling in southern Afghanistan in Tirin Kot, the capital of Afghanistan’s Uruzgan Province.
  53. 2011 Sunday: Over 200,000 people are evacuated from Japan as fear of nuclear contamination from the power plants grows.
  54. 2012 Tuesday: After 244 years of publication, Encyclopedia Britannica announced it would discontinue its print edition.
  55. 2013 Wednesday: For the first time in its history, the European Parliament rejects a European Union Budget.  Meanwhile, North Korea shreds the Korean Armistice agreement.  Elsewhere, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio becomes the new pope, taking the name Pope Francis.   He is the first non-European pontiff.  Finally, longtime member of the British rock band, the Soft Machine[v]– Daevid Allen (guitars)- dies in Australia at age 77 from cancer.   
  56. 2014 Thursday: The government of the United Kingdom has announced that it will put £11 million into the funding of the Square Kilometer Array project, a radio telescope that will collect massive amounts of data from space, requiring immense computing resources.
  57. 2015 Friday: Through using the Hubble Deep Space Telescope, astronomers and scientists conclude that beneath the icy surface of Ganymede, the largest moon of Jupiter, a large ocean exists. 
  58. 2016 Sunday: In Ankara, Turkey, a suicide bombing occurs that kills 37 people.  Of course, the dictatorship declares the “Kurds the guilty party.”  Oh, please, it was a plot set in motion by the government to solidify its power.  Elsewhere, as Palestinians continue causing problems for the Israelis, Israeli defense forces round up nearly 20 Palestinian thugs and incarcerate them.
  59. 2017 Monday: British-born runner Ed Whitlock, the oldest man to run a marathon under four hours dies at age 86.  The marathon that gave him his record occurred the previous year at age 85.   Elsewhere, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announces that at this point in the ongoing civil war there, at least 465,000 people have lost their lives or have disappeared. 
  60. 2018 Tuesday: President Donald J. Trump fires his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson via a Tweet.   From the very beginning, Secretary Tillerson has been an impediment to the Trump agenda.   Tillerson fell for the bull crap the left spread about the events of Charlottesville and what exactly President Trump said regarding that mess. 
  61. 2019 Wednesday: President Donald J. Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort receives and additional 43 months in jail on top of his 47 months for tax evasion and other Deep State-instigated and accused crimes.  Time for the president to pardon the guy.  Meanwhile, President Trump establishes the home of civil rights activists Medgar and Mylie Evers as a national monument in their hometown of Jackson, Mississippi.  Finally, POS California Governor Gavin Newsom- facing recall the following year- declares an indefinite moratorium on the death penalty claiming it discriminates against ‘marginalized communities.’
  62. 2020 Friday: Democrats and the Trump administration continue trying to hammer out a deal that will bring real relief to the American people combatting the Chinese-caused Wuhan Virus, aka COVID-19, that is sweeping the world.  The Democrats continue trying to expand the size of government and to stick in things like additional funding for abortion and other crazy things and the Trump administration and the GOP continue smacking them back and knocking them down.  What is up with the Democrats?  No one knows but they are a bunch of sick f**ks.  Meanwhile, President Trump addresses reporters at the White House and some of the assembled reporters seem eager to know if the president himself might be infected.  Horrible people.  Finally, the State Department ordered the Chinese ambassador to the United States to shut the hell up about trying to connect the U.S. Army to the outbreak of coronavirus that seemingly spilled out of that nation’s ONLY biowarfare lab.  The moratorium on air flights from Europe to the U.S. begins tonight at midnight.
  63. 2021 Saturday: DAY 53 of the BIDEN REGIME…these fools think they are going to confiscate our firearms.  They can try…


This artwork is #0402 a 20” x 14” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Shampoo.”  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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Fresh on the heels of reformation, UFO delivered another big seller, their next LIVE album, “Live on Earth,” on September 12, 2003.  The lineup featured Phil Mogg (vocals), Andy Parker and Simon Wright (drums), Michael Schenker and Paul Chapman (guitars), Pete Way (bass), and Paul Raymond (keyboards/rhythm guitar).  The reason for two drummers and two guitarists is that if you buy the deluxe edition with four discs, you get THREE great shows, the first from 1998, the next from 1977 and the third from 1995.   We hope you will seek this one out- especially in its expanded form with multiple discs- because it is a classic, an amazing classic.  We hope you will seek this one out by visiting your favorite site for the absolute best in rock music- you will be glad you did.    

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Saturday, March 13, 2021:


[i] We promoted the music of Genesis and its members beginning on Tuesday, 02-April-2019 through Sunday, 15-September-2019.  This included not only the parent group but also Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Mike + the Mechanics, and Phil Collins.  Please, look for them.

[ii] We look forward to promoting the music of Thin Lizzy when we promote the music of U2, sometime within the next 4-5 years.  We hope you will be with us when we do.

[iii] We began offering music by the supergroup Cream on Friday, 17-January-2014 through Monday, 03-February-2014.  Please seek out their albums by visiting posts on those corresponding dates.  You will be glad you did.  Sadly, at the time, we also should have presented the solo catalogs of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker.  We hope to do so at some point within the next decade or so.

[iv] We presented another series of interconnected bands which included the Jeff Beck Group, Free, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, the Firm, Mott the Hoople, Ian Hunter, the Yardbirds, and a plethora of solo and group efforts beginning on Wednesday, 02-July-2014 through Sunday, 19-October-2014.  We definitely hope that you will seek this music out and consider adding it to your growing collection.

[v] We hope to share the music of the Soft Machine sometime in the next 5-6 years.  Stick around for the day we do.


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Author: Chef Gervais "The Krink" Krinkelmeier

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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