FF. 1954 Monday: Fighting continues at Dien Bien Phu. At Isabelle, French Foreign Legionnaires send out combat patrols to clear communist approach trenches ringing them on all sides. Fighting is fierce in the style of World War I with hand grenades, knives, rifle butts, and brass knuckles. Once again, the communists are driven away, the Foreign Legionnaires bring in captured weapons to augment what they have left. In the main camp, officers are going through the hospital seeking anyone who can load or fire a weapon to return to duty in defense of the camp. The walking wounded pick up arms and head back to the fight. It is US or it is THEM and when it comes to communists, the only good communists are dead communists.



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Orthodox Easter Monday

U.S. Secretary of War James McHenry; U.S. Senators Jim Risch and Ron “Raisin Face” Wyden; Ten Years After featuring Joe Gooch, and the Troggs featuring Peter Staples:

  1. 1455 Thursday: Spanish Jews begin an exodus out of Spain.
  2. 1494 Thursday: Christopher Columbus discovers the island of Jamaica; he calls it “St. Iago.”
  3. 1515 Monday: In the Persian Gulf, a Portuguese fleet occupies Hormuz.
  4. 1791 Tuesday: Poland adopted a national constitution.
  5. 1802 Monday: Washington, D.C. underwent incorporation as a city on this date in history.
  6. 1816 Friday: In Baltimore, Maryland, the 3rd U.S. Secretary of War James McHenry, died.  A Federalist, he served under Presidents George Washington, and John Adams from 01-27-1796 to 05-13-1800.
  7. 1845 Saturday: The first black lawyer in the United States, Macon B. Allen, wins admittance to the bar.
  8. 1846 Sunday: A Mexican army surrounds the Alamo in preparation of storming it and capturing or killing its American defenders.
  9. 1861 Friday: President Abraham Lincoln calls for 42,000 volunteers for the U.S. Army and another 18,000 seamen and Marines.
  10. 1863 Sunday: During the American Civil War, the Battle of Chancellorsville takes place – a beaten Union Army withdraws from the battlefield.
  11. 1913 Saturday: Clorox had its beginnings as five entrepreneurs agreed to set up a liquid bleach factory in Oakland, California.  Elsewhere, playwright William Inge was born in Independence, Kansas.
  12. 1915 Monday: During World War I, the Second Battle of Ypres continues to rage.  Gains are made by both sides and then are lost.  On the Eastern Front, the Germans continue pushing the Russians back in heavy fighting in the Baltic while the Austro-Hungarians continue their assault through western Poland and in the Carpathians.  Russians are suffering heavy losses.
  13. 1916 Wednesday: The British executed Irish nationalists Padraic Pearse, Thomas Clarke, and Thomas MacDonagh by firing squad for their part in the Easter Rising.  Thirteen others also went to the firing squad for their part in the aborted uprising.  In France, fighting around Verdun continues with Germans and French gaining ground and then being pushed back.  Fighting is savage and at close quarters.  Elsewhere, in German East Afrika, the Belgian colonial troops are making headway against their German counterparts.
  14. 1917 Thursday: On the Western Front, heavy fighting continues in France as the Allies and Germans continue hammering one another.  Both sides are suffering the effects of short rations and lengthy periods of combat exposure without rest.  How long can the war continue?
  15. 1918 Friday: In Finland, German and Finn forces are able to encircle and defeat the Reds in the southwestern portion of that country.  In Transjordan, the British are surprised by stiffening Ottoman Turk attacks and are forced to retreat.
  16. 1921 Tuesday: West Virginia imposes the first state sales tax.
  17. 1926 Monday: Nine months after leaving the Central American nation of Nicaragua, U.S. Marines return and remain in country until 1933 to ensure peace.
  18. 1927 Tuesday: Francis E.J. Wilde of Meadowmere Park, N.Y., patented the electric sign flasher on this date.
  19. 1933 Wednesday: Nellie T. Ross became the first female director of the U.S. Mint.
  20. 1937 Monday: Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for “Gone with the Wind.”
  21. 1938 Tuesday: The Vatican recognizes the Spanish government of Generalissimo Francisco Franco.  Franco is after all fighting against communists and anti-Roman Catholic Church Marxist thugs. 
  22. 1940 Friday: Sadly, Free Poles begin landing in Norway to help the Allies but the Allies are beginning to evacuate the country. 
  23. 1941 Saturday: The fight to liberate Ethiopia from the Fascist Italians continues as Allied forces conduct attacks in the hill country surrounding the road to Addis Ababa.  Elsewhere, the Iraqis are feeling the brunt of British anger as British forces continue launching attacks against Iraqi troops while British warplanes attack Iraqi airfields.
  24. 1942 Sunday: The Nazis require all Dutch Jews to wear the yellow Star of David.  Elsewhere, the fight for the Philippines is in the final stages as Japanese power simply is too strong.  However, a guerilla war is brewing as U.S. and Filipino troops who can get away are taking to the forested hills to fight another day.
  25. 1943 Monday: Pulitzer Prizes were awarded to Thornton Wilder for his play, “The Skin of our Teeth” and Upton Sinclair for “Dragon’s Teeth.”  Meanwhile, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, future U.S. Senator Jim Risch is born.  A Republican, he would represent Idaho, entering on January 03, 2009.  Elsewhere, fighting between the Allies and the Afrika Korps in Tunisia continues.  The Allies make gains but the Axis troops retire to another hastily-fortified line to continue the fight.
  26. 1944 Wednesday: Meat-rationing ends in the U.S. during World War II.  Meanwhile, in England, future bassist with the rock band, the Troggs[i]—Peter Staples—is born.
  27. 1945 Thursday: U.S. authorities make a big seizure in Germany during World War II, coming up with German physicist, Werner Heisenberg.
  28. 1947 Saturday: After being a fascist nation for several decades, Japan forms a new constitutional democracy on this date.
  29. 1948 Monday: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks or members of other racial groups were legally unenforceable.
  30. 1949 Tuesday: In Wichita, Kansas, future U.S. Senator Ron “Raisin Face” Wyden is born.  A future Democrat, he would enter the world’s greatest deliberative body on February 05, 1996 representing the state of Oregon. 
  31. 1952 Saturday: For the first time, CBS televised the Kentucky Derby nationally; the winner was Hill Gail.  Elsewhere, for the first time in history, an airplane landed at the geographic North Pole.
  32. 1954 Monday: Fighting continues at Dien Bien Phu.  At Isabelle, French Foreign Legionnaires send out combat patrols to clear communist approach trenches ringing them on all sides.  Fighting is fierce in the style of World War I with hand grenades, knives, rifle butts, and brass knuckles.  Once again, the communists are driven away, the Foreign Legionnaires bring in captured weapons to augment what they have left.  In the main camp, officers are going through the hospital seeking anyone who can load or fire a weapon to return to duty in defense of the camp.  The walking wounded pick up arms and head back to the fight.  It is US or it is THEM and when it comes to communists, the only good communists are dead communists.   To the west of the main camp at the Claudines, the Viet Minh gunners are hitting them with loads of artillery rounds as an attack is coming there.  The defenders are in trenches in water that is waist-deep.  Not good. [ii]
  33. 1970 Sunday: In the 24th NBA Finals, the New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 3.
  34. 1971 Monday: The National Public Radio program, “All Things Considered” made its debut.  Meanwhile, Erich Honecker succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader.
  35. 1973 Thursday: Construction workers topped Chicago’s 110-story Sears Tower (now the Willis Tower) after two years of construction, which made it the world’s tallest building for the next 25 years.
  36. 1977 Tuesday: The guitarist who would take the place of famed guitarist, Alvin Lee in the British rock band, Ten Years After[iii]—Joe Gooch—is born on this date in Highbury, London, England.  He would perform with the band from 2004 to 2014.
  37. 1978 Wednesday: A marketing executive for the Digital Equipment Corporation of Maynard, Massachusetts, Gary Thuerk, created spam email on this date as he transmitted an unsolicited sales pitch for a new line of computers to 400 prospective customers on ARPANET, a precursor to the Internet; the stunt generated some business as well as complaints.
  38. 1979 Thursday: Fellow Conservative Party members chose their leader Margaret Thatcher to become Britain’s first female prime minister as the Tories ousted the incumbent Labor government in parliamentary elections.
  39. 1984 Thursday: Michael Dell founded Dell Computer Corp., while a student at the University of Texas in Austin.
  40. 1986 Saturday: In NASA’s first post-Challenger launch, an unmanned Delta rocket lost power in its main engine shortly after liftoff, forcing safety officers to destroy it by remote control.
  41. 1988 Tuesday: The White House acknowledged that first lady Nancy Reagan had used astrological advice to help schedule her husband’s activities.
  42. 1992 Sunday: Five days of rioting and looting ended in Los Angeles.  The riots, in which 53 people died, began after the acquittal of the cops in the beating of motorist Rodney King.
  43. 1999 Monday: Some 70 tornadoes roared across Oklahoma and Kansas, killing 46 people and injuring hundreds.
  44. 2000 Wednesday: Datapoint Corporation- a big computer pioneer- files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protections.
  45. 2003 Saturday: Funny Cide wins the Kentucky Derby.
  46. 2004 Monday: The U.S. military said it had reprimanded seven officers in the abuse of inmates at Baghdad’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison, the first known punishments in the case; two of the officers were relieved of their duties.  Meanwhile, former postmaster general Marvin Runyon died in Nashville at age 79.  Elsewhere, with the price of oil at $38.21 per barrel U.S., oil prices have hit their highest peak since 1990 when Saddam Hussein was the BIG DOG in the Middle East.
  47. 2005 Tuesday: In Iraq, two USMC fighter jets collide leading to the body of pilot recovered but an empty ejector seat from the second craft is discovered but the pilot cannot be located.
  48. 2006 Wednesday: The Nepalese government reaches a deal with Chi-Com-backed Maoist rebels with one of the concessions being they won’t call them a ‘terrorist group’ anymore.  Oh, big news, folks.
  49. 2007 Thursday: In Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, tens of thousands of angry protesters demand that the government of Ehud Barak resign over their botched handling of the 2006 war in Lebanon, one in which, Hamas ground down Israeli forces with a defense in depth.  Not like the good old days…in the old days, the Israelis would launch a blitzkrieg the likes of which, Islamists could not stop but this one did not go as well as others.
  50. 2008 Saturday: Big Brown won the Kentucky Derby by 4.75 lengths.  (Filly Eight Belles finished second and then broke both front ankles, forcing her handlers to euthanize her on the track).  Meanwhile, Guam holds its Democratic Party caucuses today and the BIG WINNER is Senator Barack Hussein Obama, D-IL, by SEVEN votes over Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY.
  51. 2009 Sunday: The French Navy operating off the East African Coast scoops up 11 Somali pirates.  Hang ‘em from the yardarm, boys.
  52. 2010 Monday: United and Continental airlines announce that the two American companies will merge, creating the world’s largest airline.  Meanwhile, today is World Press Freedom Day.  Big whoop.
  53. 2011 Tuesday: In Yafran, Libya, thousands risk potential death and starvation after Muammar Gaddafi’s forces shut off water and block food supplies.  Elsewhere, people in the Muslim world take to the streets to commemorate the life and times of the now-dead POS Osama bin Laden, killed in a raid by Seal Team 6.  The U.S. government debates releasing the death photos and then opts against doing so, not wishing to further anger the Muslim world.  It is what it is, people…
  54. 2012 Thursday: Communist Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng telephones the U.S. Congress begging for help in extricating himself and his family from the hands of the Chi-Com thugs in Beijing.   Meanwhile, in the Mexican state of Veracruz, pedestrians come upon four headless bodies, two of whom are later identified as being those of missing journalists.  One must love Mexico (like hell!).
  55. 2013 Friday: Caterpillar, a heavy construction equipment manufacturer, announces plans to lay off 300 additional employees at its Decatur, Illinois facility by July 2013.  Meanwhile, the Syrians and their Iranian backers think they are doing things on the sly in Syria but overnight, Israeli warplanes come in and blow a munitions plant and dump sky-high.  Allah Akbar you motherf***ers!
  56. 2014 Saturday: According to Brainy History, Donald Sterling, L.A. Clippers owner, suffers lifetime banishment after reports of his racist comments; the NBA announces that it will choose a brand-new CEO and other team owners are encouraged to pressure Sterling into selling; many parties have already expressed interest.
  57. 2015 Sunday: According to Brainy History, aid workers announce that they cannot get aid to people suffering from the recent Nepal earthquake due to runway damage at the country’s main airport in Kathmandu, requiring airport closure to large jets; the death toll from the disaster has risen to over 7,000.  Meanwhile, Dr. Ben Carson says he expects to make an announcement in Detroit, Michigan, in which he will declare his candidacy for the 2016 GOP Presidential Nomination.
  58. 2016 Tuesday: Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Republican, suspends his campaign for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination on this date.  Elsewhere, in Hungary, the government announces that it’s going to hold a referendum later in the year over Muslim refugee resettlement.  Like other Eastern European member states of the EU- they have seen their share of Muslims throughout history and are saying, “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.”  The government suspects the voters will approve the referendum and stop resettlement plans coming from Berlin.
  59. 2017 Wednesday: A NATO convoy navigating the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan, are attacked by suicide bombers.  In the ensuing blast and aftermath, eight civilians are blown to bits while another 28 suffer injuries in varying degrees.  Elsewhere, the government of Puerto Rico files for the largest government bankruptcy in U.S. history on this date.
  60. 2018 Thursday: On this date, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences votes to expel two perverts, Bill Cosby, and Roman Polanski.  Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence postponed his upcoming visit to Brazil so increased effort could be put into the upcoming summit between President Donald J. Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.  Elsewhere, President Trump signs an executive order giving greater freedoms to faith-based initiatives which the Obama-Biden administration did everything to crush.
  61. 2019 Friday: The California state senate passes a bill that is highly unconstitutional, one that would prevent President Donald J. Trump from appearing on either the primary or the November ballot (should he win the nomination) unless he hands his tax records over for scrutiny by his enemies.  This BS bill would not stand. 
  62. 2020 Sunday: Today, global confirmed cases of ‘communist China’s gift to the world,’ COVID-19, aka the Kung Flu, stand at 3,506,729; confirmed deaths stand at 247,470, and recovered cases stand at 1,125,236.  In the United States, confirmed cases are 1,183,633; confirmed deaths rest at 68,276; and confirmed recoveries are 153,204.  Cases in China?  Not going to share them because they never change; such is communism.  Anyhow, President Donald J. Trump does a digital town hall from the Lincoln Memorial with Fox News Channel.  Of course, his Democrat enemies blast him for ‘doing it there.’  “Anywhere else other than the Lincoln Memorial” is what they cry and whine but anywhere Trump would have done it would have met the exact same criticisms.   
  63. 2021 Monday:  Stick around folks…


This artwork is #0453 a 18” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Evening Approaches.”  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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Before there was Badfinger, there was the Iveys, a band that formed in Swansea, Wales, and became the first outside band signed to the Beatles’ Apple label.  The group consisted of Pete Ham (lead and backing vocals, lead guitar, and keyboards), Tom Evans (lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar), Ron Griffiths (bass guitar, lead and backing vocals), and Mike Gibbins (drums and percussion, backing and lead vocals).  The group’s first album, “Maybe Tomorrow,” came out on July 04, 1969, and was slated to be issued worldwide; however, for some still unknown reason, it only hit record stores in Japan, West Germany, and Italy which would make this album an expensive collector’s choice once they changed their name from the Iveys to Badfinger and became a massive global phenomenon.  We wholly recommend this album as it’s one for the history books, the start of something amazing as well as extremely tragic which is why we recommend it with as much vigor as we possibly can.   At Amazon.com, you can get the CD for about $20 while on vinyl, it goes for around $200.00.  Seek it out and give it a listen- enjoy. 

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[i] We began promoting the music of the Troggs on Monday, 06-January-2020 and then Google Blogger slammed the door shut on us.  Go figure.  We hope to return to presenting the music of the greatest bands in the world one day so please, remain vigilant for the day that we do.

[ii] Martin Windrow’s “The Last Valley” De Capo Press (2006) is a main source of information on this brave fight against godless communism as is Time-Life Books series on Vietnam. 

[iii] We began promoting the music of this legendary British blues-rock band, Ten Years After, beginning on Tuesday, 01-March-2011 through Thursday, 24-March-2011.  We hope you will check them out because their music is as important today as it was 50 years ago.  Their performance at Woodstock in 1969 made them megastars.


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I began my career as a young chef in the kitchen back in 1975, earlier than that. I apprenticed underneath my father and spent six years working for him in his British-Irish restaurant in Fresno, California. I later moved to Frazier Park, California, and spent quite a few years working in the area and that is where I met Stinkbug. Anyhow, I am now working at a country club over on the coast near San Luis Obispo. Please note: this is my pen name and any photos of me are simply outdated photos adopted for maintaining my privacy. Above, you see the caricature created for me by Bakersfield street artist, the amazing Simone. We have gone this route because of increasing threats against the blog and its members.

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