51. 2016 Wednesday: The National Border Patrol Council endorses GOP presidential candidate Donald J. Trump for president of the United States. This is the organization’s first ever endorsement of a person running for president in the United States. Amazing.



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Cream featuring Eric Clapton, Love featuring Ken Forssi, the Moody Blues featuring Graeme Edge, Procol Harum featuring Dave Ball, and the Ramones:

  1. 1135 Saturday: The Jewish philosopher Maimonides was born in Cordoba in present-day Spain.
  2. 1282 Monday: Furious inhabitants of Palermo attack French occupation force.
  3. 1296 Friday: Edward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England.
  4. 1492 Wednesday: King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella sign decree that expels Jews from Spain.
  5. 1533 Thursday: Thomas Cranmer becomes archbishop of Canterbury; meanwhile, Henry VIII divorces his 1st wife, Catherine of Aragon.
  6. 1814 Wednesday: Britain and its allies march into Paris after defeating Napoleon.
  7. 1822 Saturday: Florida became a territory of the United States of America on this date.
  8. 1842 Wednesday: Dr. Crawford W. Long performed the first operation while his patient was sedated using ether.  
  9. 1855 Friday: About 5,000 “Border Ruffians” from western Missouri invaded the territory of Kansas and forced the election of a pro-slavery legislature.  This was the ‘first election’ in Kansas.
  10. 1856 Sunday: Russia signs the Peace of Paris, which ends the Crimean War.
  11. 1858 Tuesday: Hyman L. Lipmann of Philadelphia patented the pencil. 
  12. 1867 Saturday: U.S. Secretary of State, William H. Seward, reached agreement with Russia to purchase the Alaskan Territory for $7.2 million.
  13. 1870 Wednesday: Secretary of State Hamilton Fish declared the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits denying citizens the right to vote and to hold office based on race, in effect on this date.  In addition to this monumental statute, the Union readmitted Texas on this day.   
  14. 1909 Tuesday: The Queensboro Bridge, linking the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Queens, opened.
  15. 1912 Saturday: The French establish a protectorate in the North African nation of Morocco.
  16. 1923 Friday: The Cunard Liner RMS Laconia became the first passenger ship to circle the globe as it arrived in New York.
  17. 1932 Wednesday: Amelia Earhart is 1st woman to fly solo cross the Atlantic.
  18. 1939 Thursday: The graphic novel, “Detective Comics #27,” which introduced Batman to the world, hit the newsstands on this date.
  19. 1940 Saturday: As Imperial Japanese forces continue to overrun Nationalist China; Tokyo sets up a puppet government in Nanking with some former Nationalist Chinese acting as de facto rulers for the Tojo regime.
  20. 1941 Sunday: Graeme Edge, future drummer of the British rock group, the Moody Blues[i], is born on this date in Rocester, Staffordshire, England.  Meanwhile, in North Africa, the Afrika Korps launches a new offensive against the British.  Elsewhere, Adolf Hitler gives the go-ahead to postpone Operation Barbarossa to invade Yugoslavia on April 6.  Little do the Nazis know that this resetting of invasion dates will doom their invasion of the Soviet Union originally scheduled for early May.
  21. 1943 Tuesday: Future bassist with the Los Angeles psychedelic rock band, Love[ii], Ken Forssi, was born on this date in Cleveland, Ohio.
  22. 1944 Thursday: During World War II, 781 RAF bombers attack the German city of Nuremburg.
  23. 1945 Friday: The Soviet Union invaded Austria during World War II.  Meanwhile, in Ripley, Surrey, England, guitar prodigy Eric Clapton, future member of the Yardbirds[iii], Cream[iv], Derek and the Dominoes[v], and a solo artist was born on this date.  What’s more, Dave Ball–future guitarist with Procol Harum[vi] (following Robin Trower’s departure) –was born on this date in Handsworth, Birmingham, England.
  24. 1950 Thursday: President Harry S. Truman denounced Senator Joe McCarthy as a saboteur of U.S. foreign policy.
  25. 1954 Tuesday:  At the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, even though French efforts to eliminate as much People’s Army antiaircraft artillery surrounding the base, the Chi-Coms continue making good losses for their fellow communists while the French are struggling to get resupplies of both men and materiel into the camp, hard decisions are having to be made.  Isabelle, the second largest French base is a couple miles south of the main camp and sending physical resupply runs to it requires daily road reopening actions are taking their toll on troop strength.  Isabelle will have to rely on air drops from this point forward.  
  26. 1959 Monday: A narrowly divided U.S. Supreme Court, in Barkus v. Illinois, ruled that a conviction in state court following an acquittal in federal court for the same crime did not constitute double jeopardy.
  27. 1963 Saturday: Singer Leslie Gore, age 16, recorded her hit, “It’s My Party” for Mercury Records in New York.
  28. 1964 Monday: John Glenn withdrew from the Ohio race for the U.S. Senate because of injuries suffered in a fall.  Meanwhile, the original version of the TV game show, “Jeopardy!,” hosted by Art Fleming, premiered on NBC.
  29. 1965 Tuesday: In front of the U.S. Embassy in downtown Saigon, Vietcong set off a massive car bomb that kills 22 people and wounds another 183.
  30. 1970 Monday: At the Meadow near Doswell, Va., Triple Crown winner Secretariat was born.   Meanwhile, jazz great Miles Davis releases the great album, “Bitches Brew,” on this date.  This album is a classic for all-time.
  31. 1972 Thursday: North Vietnamese troops launched their three-pronged Easter Offensive against South Vietnam; the fighting lasted until the following October.  Elsewhere, the British government assumed direct rule over Northern Ireland on this date.  
  32. 1973 Friday: Ellsworth Bunker resigns as the U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam.
  33. 1974 Saturday: The Ramones[vii]’ first concert took place at Performance Studio in New York.
  34. 1975 Sunday: As the Vietnam War neared its end, Communist forces occupied the city of Da Nang on this date.
  35. 1981 Monday: President Ronald Reagan escaped an attempt on his life outside a Washington, D.C., hotel where John W. Hinckley Jr. shot and seriously wounded him.  Also wounded were White House Press Secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy, and District of Columbia police officer Thomas Delahanty.
  36. 1984 Friday: The U.S. ends participation in multinational Lebanon peace force.
  37. 1986 Sunday: Actor James Cagney died at his farm in Stanfordville, New York, at age 86.
  38.  1991 Saturday: Patricia Bowen of Jupiter, Fla., told authorities told law enforcement that hours earlier, William Kennedy Smith, the nephew of the so-called “Lion of the Senate,” Senator Edward “Teddy” Kennedy, a known defiler of women himself had violently raped her at the Kennedy Family’s Palm Beach estate.  He later won acquittal at trial thanks to the family’s fortune.
  39. 1998 Monday: BMW purchased Rolls-Royce for $570 million.
  40. 1999 Tuesday: Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic insisted that NATO attacks stop before he moved forward towards peace, declaring his forces ready to fight “to the very end.”  NATO responded with new resolve to wreck his military forces using sustained aerial assault against them.  
  41. 2002 Saturday: Britain’s Queen Mother Elizabeth died at Royal Lodge, Windsor, outside London; she was 101 years old.
  42. 2004 Tuesday: In a reversal, President George W. Bush agreed to let National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice testify publicly and under oath before an independent panel investigating the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Elsewhere, British-born broadcaster Alistair Cooke died in New York at age 95.
  43. 2006 Thursday: American reporter Jill Carroll, a freelancer for the Christian Science Monitor won his release after being held 82 days as a hostage of the Islamists wrecking the nation.
  44. 2009 Monday: President Barack Obama asserted unprecedented government control over the auto industry, rejecting turnaround plans from General Motors and Chrysler and raising the prospect of controlled bankruptcy for either auto giant.  Meanwhile, federal food safety officials warned consumers to stop eating all foods containing pistachios while they attempted to figure out the source of possible salmonella contamination.  Finally, Muslim extremists- members of the so-called “Religion of Peace”- attacked a police academy on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan, killing at least 12 people.  One must love the “religion of peace.”
  45. 2010 Tuesday: Off the cost of Kismayo, Somali pirates hijack 8 Indian vessels and abduct 120 sailors in the process, holding them for ransom.  This is the biggest such crime yet on the high seas.  The global powers will have to react to this terrorism or the flee flow of goods and supplies will have to give the Horn of Africa a wide, wide berth.
  46. 2011 Wednesday: Peruvians reclaimed 45,000 Inca artifacts taken by Yale University from Machu Picchu over a hundred years ago, finally successful in their campaign to return of ‘the dignity and pride of Peru’.  Elsewhere, eruptions around the Near and Middle East continue during the ‘Arab Spring.’  In Syria, the government is clamping down and in one city, Latakia, its armed forces open fire on thousands of protesters.  In Libya, fighting continues to rage as the forces of Moammar Gaddafi fight to take over some villages being held by rebels.  “People just got to be free,” so sang the (Young) Rascals.[viii]  Finally, former (failed) President Jimmy Carter returns from Cuba and whines that the ‘U.S. trade embargo (we don’t do business with Cuba whereas the REST of the f***ing world does there, Jimbo) and travel ban has harmed the nation’s people and its development.  Jimbo, STFU.
  47. 2012 Friday: VISA and MasterCard warn banks that a security breach has compromised over 10 million credit card numbers.   Meanwhile, in Syria, President Bashar al-Assad declares the revolt against the regime to be over but that it is going to maintain its troops in various cities to quell any further disruptions to the nation’s peace.  Little does he know there’s lots more to come…
  48. 2013 Saturday: Northwest Africa 7325, a green meteorite found in Morocco, 2012, may have originated on planet Mercury; if scientists are correct, this will be the first known meteorite from Mercury.  Meanwhile, North Korea declares that it is in a state of war with neighboring South Korea.
  49. 2014 Sunday: Slovakia sets a new precedent by electing Andrej Kiska, a millionaire, as president; Mr. Kiska is the first president without ties to the Communist party to be elected since 1993, when the country was formed out of the breakup of Czechoslovakia.  Elsewhere, at the Hague, the Philippines files a complaint against the People’s Republic of China for bullying their fishing fleets and for trying to drive Filipinos off islands they either claim or hold.
  50. 2015 Monday: In recent Nigerian elections, General Muhammadu Buhari defeats incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan by 2.5 million votes.  Elsewhere, as the situation in Yemen continues deteriorating, the People’s Republic of China begins pulling out its diplomats and civilians.   Meanwhile, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show decides on Trevor Noah- a South African comic (so they say)- as the successor to Jon Stewart who is retiring.  
  51. 2016 Wednesday: The National Border Patrol Council endorses GOP presidential candidate Donald J. Trump for president of the United States.  This is the organization’s first ever endorsement of a person running for president in the United States.  Amazing.
  52. 2017 Thursday: Bowing to public pressure from liberals and with threats of boycott by most major sports, North Carolina repeals its ‘controversial’ bathroom bill that restricted public bathrooms to specific genders- like it’s always been.  Go figure.  Meanwhile, a witness testifying before Congress says that ‘Vladimir Putin hired 1,000 people to create anti-Hillary Clinton news during the 2016 Presidential Election.’
  53. 2018 Friday: On this date, Palestinians go crazy as they commence their “Great March of Return,” the beginning of six long weeks of nonstop protests in which they demand- once again- the ‘right of return’ for ALL Palestinians and their descendants who walked away from the new state of Israel in 1948.  For their troubles, the first day’s casualty total (you knew this was coming) was 19 dead Palestinians and 1,416 wounded.  What a bunch of losers.
  54. 2019 Saturday: On today’s date, Slovakia elects its first female head of state, Zuzana Caputova.  Congratulations!   Meanwhile, Pope Francis arrives in Rabat, Morocco, his first ever pontifical visit to the Maghreb region of North Africa.  The pope and King Mohammed VI call for the protection of Jerusalem’s holy sites as they belong to multitudes of people and to the three primary monotheistic religions.  We agree.   Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump orders the U.S. State Department to cease aid to El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala unless they halt the flow of their citizens trying to invade the southern United States.
  55. 2020 Monday: The Wuhan Virus continues causing problems around the planet as cases near 800,000 and deaths approach 39,000.  China continues claiming they are NOT responsible for this evil they have foisted upon the world and many believe they colluded with the Democratic Party to launch yet another attempt to remove from office or take down altogether President Donald J. Trump.  Not going to happen, folks.   In New York City, the U.S. hospital ship Comfort arrives in New York City to care for patients that Mayor Bill Di Blasio will never send to it.  As for the Summer 2020 Olympics, postponed a week prior to later in the year are now postponed to June 23, 2021.
  56. 2021 Tuesday: Stick around…


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Chrysalis/EMI released another ‘best of’ compilation for the British rock band, UFO, on April 15, 2008, the acclaimed “The Best of UFO.”  This excellent effort contains 19 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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Tuesday, March 30, 2021:


[i] We promoted the music of the Moody Blues and of the band’s members beginning on Monday, 23-October-2017 through Sunday, 11-February-2018.  We definitely hope you will check them out and consider adding them to your collection.

[ii] We began promoting the music of Love, the famed Los Angeles, California, rock band on Wednesday, 24-October-2012 through Friday, 16-November-2012.  Please seek out the music of this awesome band.  This group was among the best of the 1960s.

[iii] We promoted the music of the Yardbirds- among other numerous interconnected bands beginning with the Yardbirds, themselves, on Wednesday, 02-July-2014 through vocalist Paul Rodgers of both Free and Bad Company on Sunday, 19-October-2014.  We definitely hope you will check them all out.

[iv] 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.

[v] 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.  When we do, Derek and the Dominoes will be among them.  We hope to do so at some point within the next decade or so.

[vi] We began promoting the music of both Procol Harum and Robin Trower along with Gary Brooker beginning on Monday, 16-March-2015 through Sunday, 31-May-2015.  We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your growing music collection.

[vii] We are not clear as to when- or ever- we will begin doing the music of the Ramones but we sure as heck we do sometime over the next 25 years.

[viii] We began promoting the music of this legendary American rock band- the Young Rascals- beginning on Sunday, 08-December-2013 through Saturday, 21-December-2013.  This band is one everyone who loves rock music must look into and enjoy.


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Author: Chef James "JT" Tobiason, CWC-ACF

I originally came from Salinas, California, spent time in Fresno and Bakersfield, and currently am working at a fine-dining restaurant in Visalia, California. I began cooking in 1967 when I apprenticed under a top chef working in the Napa Valley. Chef James “JT” Tobiason writes from Visalia, California. Chef James “JT” Tobiason is a member of the CONSTITUTION PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES but due to it being somewhat nonexistent in California, votes for either the GOP or the Libertarian candidates. You can contact Chef Tobiason at Chefjt3295MM@hotmail.com

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