31. 1941 Saturday: The Afrika Korps continues driving across the North African desert, three big prongs seeking to converge on the Egyptian frontier. The British are in headlong retreat but preparing to make a stand so as to halt the Axis drive on the Suez Canal.



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Easter Monday

President George Washington; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Samuel Freeman Miller and Abe Fortas; U.S. Attorney General Philander C. Knox; U.S. Secretary of State (and General) Colin Powell; Black Sabbath featuring Cozy Powell, Canned Heat featuring Bob “the Bear” Hite, Elvis Presley, the Hollies featuring Allan Clarke, KISS featuring Mark St. John, Nirvana featuring Kurt Cobain, Steppenwolf featuring Kent Henry, and Trapeze featuring Dave Holland:

  1. 456 Wednesday: St. Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop.
  2. 1614 Saturday: Pocahontas, daughter of the leader of the Powhatan tribe, married English colonist, John Rolfe, in Virginia.  A convert to Christianity, she went by the name of ‘Lady Rebecca.”
  3. 1621 Monday: The Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England.
  4. 1762 Monday: The British take Grenada, West Indies, from the French.
  5. 1764 Thursday: Britain’s Parliament passed the American Revenue Act of 1764, also known as the Sugar Act.
  6. 1768 Tuesday: Birkenhead Park, the first civic public park, opens in Birkenhead, England.
  7. 1792 Thursday: President George Washington cast his first veto, rejecting a congressional measure for apportioning representatives among the states.
  8. 1806 Saturday: Isaac Quintard patented the cider mill on this date.
  9. 1816 Friday: In Richmond, Kentucky, the future 36th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Freeman Miller is born.  A Whig and then a Republican, President Abraham Lincoln nominated Miller to fill Associate Justice Peter Daniel’s seat.  He served from 07-16-1862 to 10-13-1890.
  10. 1843 Wednesday: Queen Victoria proclaimed Hong Kong to be a British crown colony.
  11. 1864 Tuesday: Ben Field and George M. Pullman received a U.S. patent for an “improvement in (rail) sleeping-cars” that consisted of a folding upper berth.
  12. 1869 Monday:  Daniel Bakeman, the last surviving soldier of the U.S. Revolutionary War, died at the age of 109.
  13. 1887 Tuesday: In Tuscumbia, Alabama, Anne Sullivan achieved a breakthrough as her blind and deaf pupil, Helen Keller, learned the meaning of the word, “water,” as spelled out in the Manual Alphabet.
  14. 1895 Friday: Oscar Wilde lost his criminal libel case against the Marquis of Queensberry, who had accused the writer of homosexual practices.
  15. 1900 Thursday: In Brussels, Belgium, assassins attempt to take the life of Edward, the Prince of Wales.
  16. 1901 Friday: The 44th U.S. Attorney General Philander C. Knox assumes his office on this date.  A Republican, he served under Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt from 04-05-1901 to 06-30-1904, then became 40th U.S. Secretary of State and then a senator from Pennsylvania.
  17. 1915 Monday: Jess Willard knocked out Jack Johnson in the 26th round for the heavyweight boxing title of the world.  Elsewhere, as World War I (the Great War at this time) continues, King George V orders that no royal households partake of alcohol.
  18. 1916 Wednesday: Heavy fighting continues around Verdun as the Germans continue making headway again in their effort to smash through the French lines.  Elsewhere, in the Mesopotamian Front, British troops are poised on the right bank of the Tigris River to drive the Ottoman Turks out of Iraq. 
  19. 1917 Thursday: As Russian forces continue suffering defeats on all fronts, especially at the hands of the Germans and Austro-Hungarians, dissension is beginning to set in among the ranks.  Talk of revolution is in the air, sporadic mutinies occur here and there.  The Czar’s government demands the troops do their duty.
  20. 1918 Friday: The fighting along the Somme River in France begins coming to an end as both sides are exhausted and conditions on the front are not good.  The Germans continue landing troops in Finland and on the Asiatic side of Russia, Japanese troops are landing in the ports to take control of them so as to stop the Bolsheviks from taking them.
  21. 1919 Saturday: The Polish Army executes 35 young Jews.  Elsewhere, heavyweight boxer Jess Willard knocked Jack Johnson out in Havana, Cuba.
  22. 1923 Thursday: Firestone Tire and Rubber Company puts their inflatable tires into production on this date.
  23. 1925 Sunday: During an exhibition game, the New York Yankees whip the Brooklyn Dodgers 16-9; however, Babe Ruth collapses from an ulcer.
  24. 1930 Saturday: Mahatma Gandhi defied British law by making salt in India.
  25. 1932 Tuesday: In the Dominion of Newfoundland, 10,000 rioters seize the Colonial Building, which leads to the end of self-government. 
  26. 1933 Wednesday: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order creating the Civilian Conservation Corps and an anti-hoarding order that effectively prohibited private ownership of gold.  Meanwhile, the first operation to remove a lung took place at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
  27. 1936 Sunday: A tornado virtually annihilates the town of Tupelo, Mississippi, leading to the deaths of 216 citizens.
  28. 1937 Monday: In New York City, future U.S. Army General, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and 65th U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell is born.  He served under President George W. Bush from 01-20-2001 to 01-26-2005.  Many thought Secretary Powell would one day run for president but so far, he has refrained from entering presidential politics.
  29. 1938 Tuesday: Anti-Jewish riots break out in Dabrowa, Poland.
  30. 1939 Wednesday: In Nazi Germany, membership in Hitler Youth becomes obligatory.
  31. 1941 Saturday: The Afrika Korps continues driving across the North African desert, three big prongs seeking to converge on the Egyptian frontier.  The British are in headlong retreat but preparing to make a stand so as to halt the Axis drive on the Suez Canal.
  32. 1942 Sunday: Allan Clarke—future vocalist/guitarist with the British rock band, the Hollies[i]—is born in Salford, Lancashire, England on this date.  Elsewhere, the Imperial Japanese troops continue their drive to destroy all American and Filipino forces in the Bataan Peninsula, the final defensive positions left on Luzon.  Fighting is heavy, both sides are suffering heavy losses but the Japanese can replace theirs and their supplies.  The Americans and Filipinos cannot.
  33. 1943 Monday: The British and Americans continue their hammer blows against the sagging Afrika Korps but whatever they do, they cannot penetrate their lines or force them to surrender.  The fight goes on…
  34. 1944 Wednesday: In World War II, 270 inhabitants of the Greek village of Kleisoura die at the hands of Nazi executioners.  In the China-Burma-India Theater, aka the CBI, the Imperial Japanese forces have failed to displace the British line at Imphal.  It is clear that the ebb of battle is now going against the Japanese and it’s clear that soon, they will be in headlong retreat with the Brits harrying them on the way.
  35. 1945 Thursday: As the war in Europe appears to be ending, the people of Czechoslovakia increase their activities to drive the Germans out of their country.  Uprisings among the people occur with more frequency and the Nazis are doing their best to hightail it out of the country.  Meanwhile, the Red Army continues pushing toward Berline overrunning East Prussia and sowing terror among the German civilian population.
  36. 1948 Monday: Kent Henry, future guitarist with the rock band, Steppenwolf[ii], was born on this date in Hollywood, California.  Elsewhere, future drummer, Dave Holland, is born in Northampton, England, on this date who would play with the British band, Trapeze[iii] 1969-1979.
  37. 1951 Thursday: A judge sentenced Julius and Ethel Rosenberg to death following their conviction in New York on charges of conspiring to commit espionage for the Soviet Union.
  38. 1954 Monday: The U.S. Supreme Court, in Federal Communications Commission v. American Broadcasting Co., Inc., unanimously ruled that TV quiz shows did not violate lottery laws.  Meanwhile, Elvis Presley[iv] records his debut single, “That’s All Right Mama.”  Elsewhere, the fighting at Dien Bien Phu continues to seesaw back and forth over the same ground as the French Union forces and their People’s Army counterparts continue fighting over the Elianes and Huguette 7 position.  The question is, who can outlast who?
  39. 1955 Tuesday: Winston Churchill resigns as British prime minister due to health reasons; Anthony Eden succeeds him.
  40. 1964 Sunday: Army General Douglas MacArthur died in Washington at age 84.
  41. 1967 Wednesday: In the NBA, Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia 76ers scores a record 41 rebounds.
  42. 1974 Friday: Doubleday Books released Stephen King’s first published novel, “Carrie.”  Meanwhile, the then-tallest building in New York City, the World Trade Center, opens with 110 stories.
  43. 1976 Monday: Reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes died in Houston, Texas, at age 70.
  44. 1981 Sunday:  Canned Heat’s[v] original lead singer, Bob “the Bear” Hite died in Los Angeles, California, at age 38 on this date, the victim of a heart attack.  Meanwhile, in the NHL, the Philadelphia Flyers amass a record of 2,621 penalty minutes.
  45. 1982 Monday: In Washington, D.C., the 95th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Abe Fortas died.  President Lyndon Baines Johnson nominated his fellow Democrat to fill the seat of Associate Justice Arthur Goldberg who went onto become the sixth U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.  He served from 08-11-1965 to 05-14-1969.  Elsewhere, a British fleet sails to the Falkland Islands to reclaim them by force of arms from Argentina.  
  46. 1984 Thursday: In the NBA, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain’s all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421).
  47. 1985 Friday: John McEnroe said, “any man can beat any woman at any sport, especially tennis.”
  48. 1986 Saturday: Two American service members and a Turkish woman died in the bombing of a West Berlin discotheque, an incident that prompted a U.S. air raid on Libya more than a week later.
  49. 1987 Sunday: The Fox TV network premieres showing “Married with Children” and “The Tracy Ullman Show.”  The shows were the beginning of the FOX lineup.  
  50. 1988 Tuesday: The Democratic National Convention picks Michael Dukakis as their presidential candidate.
  51. 1989 Wednesday: Solidarity grants legal status in Poland as the union/political movement and the government signed accords, which lifted an eight-year ban on the movement.  The government also set elections for June 1989.  
  52. 1991 Friday: The U.S. begins airdrops to Kurd refugees in northern Iraq.
  53. 1992 Sunday: Peru’s President Alberto Fujimori suspends constitution and dissolved Congress.
  54. 1993 Monday: In Major League Baseball, two new expansion teams debut on this date: (1) the Florida Marlins first game – they beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 while in (2) the Colorado Rockies’ first game – they lose to the New York Mets 3-0.
  55. 1994 Tuesday: Guitarist/vocalist of the Grunge Rock band, Nirvana[vi], Kurt Cobain, takes his own life in Seattle, Washington, on this date using a shotgun; he was age 27.
  56. 1998 Sunday: Famed rock drummer, Cozy Powell—who played with the Jeff Beck Group[vii], Black Sabbath[viii], Rainbow[ix], among others—died in an automobile accident on this date in Bristol, England; he was age 50.
  57. 2004 Monday: A U.S.-Canadian task force investigating the massive power blackout of August 14, 2003, called for urgent approval of mandatory reliability rules to govern the electric transmission industry.  Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Times won five Pulitzer Prizes; the Pulitzer for fiction went to Edward R. Jones for “The Known World.”
  58. 2007 Thursday: Mark St. John—who played lead guitar with KISS[x] in 1984—died from a brain hemorrhage on this date.
  59. 2008 Saturday: Federal authorities continue raiding the YFZ Ranch, aka the Yearning for Zion Ranch, near El Dorado, Texas, where fundamentalist break-away minister of the Church of Latter Day Saints- Warren Jeffs- has been holed up with captive women and children.  Law enforcement takes away at least 183 women and children from the hellhole.  The search for Jeffs continues…
  60. 2009 Sunday: North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmyongsong-2 rocket.  It passed over the mainland of Japan, which prompted an immediate reaction from the United Nations Security Council.
  61. 2010 Monday: Sixty countries receive invitations to participate in Iran’s two-day nuclear disarmament conference in Tehran April 17 – 18; China says it will attend.  Elsewhere, an explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine near Charleston, West Virginia, killed 29 mineworkers. 
  62. 2011 Tuesday: The U.S. Democratic National Committee appoints Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz chairperson.
  63. 2012 Thursday:  As the Syrian Civil War continues to blossom, Syrian government forces take the fight to loads of terrorists in the suburbs of Damascus.  Fighting is fierce but the terrorists must be eliminated like the human garbage that they are.
  64. 2013 Friday: In Japan, optimism for economic revival sparked Bank of Japan’s stimulus plan, impacts Japan’s stock market index; following its release, the Nikkei 225 hits its highest level in nearly five years.
  65. 2014 Saturday: Despite major terrorist threats, the people at Afghanistan line up outside the polling places, the third such election since the United States and its NATO allies booted the Taliban out of power to elect their new president.
  66. 2015 Sunday: Regarding the looming Iranian nuclear deal, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues speaking out against it, declaring that ‘it will lead to wider nuclear proliferation.’   Meanwhile, after being discredited and severely chastised by public opinion, Rolling Stone magazine finds itself in the embarrassing position of having to retract a story about a ‘gang rape on campus’ at the University of Virginia.  Evidence proved that it was yet another bogus story occurring during the reign of President Barack Obama.
  67. 2016 Tuesday: After the passage of an anti-gay bill in North Carolina, PayPal announces the cancelation of a $3.6 million investment in the state.  Gee whiz.  Meanwhile, the city of San Francisco becomes the first U.S. city to mandate paid parental leave.   
  68. 2017 Wednesday: The North Koreans continue testing President Donald J. Trump by firing medium-range missiles into the sea.  In essence, Kim Jong Un is thumping his chest, saying, “Look at me, look at me.”  U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is dismissive of the fat little tyrant by saying, ‘we have already said our piece on North Korean, there’s nothing more to be said.’
  69. 2018 Thursday: As the U.S. and communist China continue slapping tariffs on one another, President Donald J. Trump informs U.S. Treasury and State Department officials to consider adding another $50 billion in tariffs onto additional Chinese goods.  The Chi-Coms are not happy.   Elsewhere, Twitter claims to have shut down more than 1.5 million accounts reportedly linked to terrorism since 2015 yet the ayatollah POS in Iran remains there to this day threatening death on his enemies across the globe.
  70. 2019 Friday: With a change of government in Ecuador, word has it that Julian Assange, who has been given asylum within the London Ecuadoran Embassy, will soon be booted out onto the street.  British and American authorities are salivating at this news like Pavlovian dogs.  Everyone wants him.
  71. 2020 Sunday: The Kung Flu, also known as COVID-19, aka Coronavirus, continues causing havoc around the globe as it infects and slays people who are in its path.  As of today, there are more than 1,260,104 confirmed cases globally what with 69,082 confirmed dead, all because of China’s failure to close their infamous wet markets.  In the United States, there are 331,234 confirmed U.S. cases of the Wuhan Flu what with 9,458 dead Americans.  The price Beijing is going to pay when this is over is going to be extremely harmful to their communist overlords and who knows?  China might throw off its cruel taskmasters and Nationalist China would reclaim the mainland.
  72. 2021 Monday: Stick around and uncover what’s going on today…sounds like the Dems are trying to reignite pandemic fears…


This artwork is #0425 a 30” x 40” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Sundown Camp.”  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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The Michael Schenker Group roared into Japan 30 years after their first appearance there and recorded a live album as well as a DVD of the concert.  “The 30th Anniversary Concert- Live in Tokyo” hit record store shelves on October 19, 2010.  The band features the amazing Michael Schenker (guitars), Gary Barden (vocals), Neil Murray (bass), Simon Phillips (drums), and Wayne Findlay (keyboards/rhythm guitar/vocals).  There is no dispute that the band members of UFO and the subsequent side bands and endeavors are among the greatest veteran rock musicians on the globe.  These guys rock until they drop and even then continue rocking.  We love this album and we encourage everyone to visit whatever site it is you do so you can pick it up, add it to your collection, and enjoy for years- if not decades to come.  You will be glad you did.  

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Monday, April 05, 2021:


[i] We shared the music of the Hollies with the world beginning on Monday, 29-August-2016 through Thursday, 03-November-2016.

[ii] We promoted the music of Steppenwolf, beginning on Friday, 25-May-2012 through Sunday, 17-June-2012.  You definitely need to check the music of this iconic band out ASAP.

[iii] We first began promoting the music of Trapeze beginning on Monday, 15-October-2018 through Saturday, 27-October-2018.  We hope you will seek the music of this famed band out and consider adding it to your collection.

[iv] When the time will be right for the presentation of Elvis Presley is unknown but if we are still going strong in the 2030s, we expect to do so.  Please, stay tuned.

[v] 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.

[vi] We hope to share the music of Nirvana with the world within the next decade or so when we will do a series of Grunge Rock bands.

[vii] 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.

[viii] We hope to offer the music of Black Sabbath sometime in the next decade.

[ix] We shared the music of Deep Purple, Ian Gillan, Captain Beyond, Elf, and Rainbow beginning on Tuesday, 20-March-2018 and concluded this massive offering on Sunday, 14-October-2018.  Please seek out the music by all of these phenomenal bands.  All are fabulous.

[x] We hope to present the music of KISS sometime in the late 2020s.


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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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