LL. 1954 Tuesday A: The attempt to reach Dien Bien Phu by French Union forces fighting from the south in Operation Condor had stalled. A contingency plan- Operation Albatross had already been discussed, a breakout of the 2,000-3,000 fittest men from Dien Bien Phu and Isabelle, but sadly for the garrison, it was slated to May 15 when additional air support and artillery could provide some semblance of aid as to help those breaking out heading to the south. Problem was the troops were unclear as to whether they could sustain the fight until then.



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Kent State Shooting Remembrance (Ohio) and Rhode Island Independence Day (Rhode Island)

U.S. Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Samuel Dexter; U.S. Secretary of War Samuel Dexter; U.S. Senator Doug Jones; Yugoslavian leader Marshal Josip Broz Tito; Hole featuring Courtney Love, It’s a Beautiful Day featuring David LaFlamme, the Jackson Five featuring Jackie Jackson, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band featuring Paul Butterfield, Spirit featuring Ed Cassidy, and The Troggs featuring Ronnie Bond:

  1. 1256 Thursday: Fellow monks establish the Augustinian monastic order on this date.
  2. 1493 Thursday: Spanish Pope Alexander VI divides America between Spain and Portugal.
  3. 1626 Monday: Dutch explorer Peter Minuit landed on present-day Manhattan Island.  Native Americans later sold the island (20,000 acres) for $24 in cloth and buttons.
  4. 1715 Saturday: A French manufacturer debuted the first folding umbrella.  
  5. 1728 Tuesday: George Frederick Handel’s opera “Tolomeo, re di Egitto” premiered in London, England, on this date.
  6. 1776 Saturday: Rhode Island declared its freedom from England two months before the Declaration of Independence.
  7. 1805 Saturday: Henry C. Overing bought 80 acres of Throggs Neck in the Bronx.
  8. 1814 Wednesday: King Ferdinand VII of Spain signs the Decree of the 4th of May, returning Spain to absolutism.
  9. 1816 Saturday: In Boston, Massachusetts, the fourth U.S. Secretary of War Samuel Dexter, died.  A Federalist, he served under President John Adams from 06-01-1800 to 01-31-1801.  Following his stint as secretary of war, Dexter also served the nation as its 3rd U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.  A Federalist, Dexter served under President John Adams from 01-01-1801 to 05-13-1801.
  10. 1839 Saturday: The Cunard Steamship Company Ltd. forms on this date, the company that would eventually launch the HMS Titanic.
  11. 1843 Thursday: Great Britain annexes the Natal.
  12. 1851 Sunday: The first major fire in San Francisco, California, occurs on this date.
  13. 1862 Sunday: After a month-long siege, Union forces prepared to unleash a massive bombardment against Confederate troops at Yorktown, Virginia, only to discover the Confederates had slipped away during the night.
  14. 1863 Monday: With the retreat of the Union army, the Civil War Battle of Chancellorsville ended.
  15. 1864 Wednesday: General Ulysses S. Grant’s Union Army attacks Robert E. Lee’s Confederates at Rappahannock.
  16. 1869 Tuesday: The naval battle of Hakodate takes place in Japan.
  17. 1872 Saturday: In Whitehaven, Pennsylvania, future 50th U.S. Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer is born.  A future Democrat, he would serve under President Woodrow Wilson from 03-05-1919 to 03-04-1921.
  18. 1886 Tuesday: At Haymarket Square in Chicago, a labor demonstration for an 8-hour workday turned into a deadly riot when a bomb exploded.  Elsewhere, Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter patented the gramophone, which was the world’s first practical phonograph.
  19. 1888 Friday: Spain and Italy sign a military covenant.
  20. 1893 Thursday: Cowboy Bob Pickett invents ‘bulldogging.’
  21. 1896 Monday: At Cripple Creek, Colorado, a grease fire ignites one-half ton of TNT.  Needless to say, the resulting carnage is catastrophic.
  22. 1897 Tuesday: Fire in the Paris bazaar at Rue jean Goujon kills 200 people.
  23. 1904 Wednesday: The United States took over construction on the Panama Canal.
  24. 1915 Tuesday: During World War I, Italy drops out of the Triple Alliance with which it had allied itself with the Central Powers of Austro-Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Germany.
  25. 1916 Thursday: Responding to a demand from President Woodrow Wilson, Germany agreed to limit its resumed unrestricted submarine warfare the following year.
  26. 1923 Friday: Ed Cassidy, famed percussionist with 1960’s-to-1990’s Los Angeles, California, psychedelic band Spirit[i], was born on today’s date in Harvey, Illinois.  His companion in the band was his stepson Randy California; one of the most gifted guitarists in the world.  Meanwhile in Vienna, bloody street battles between communists, Nazis, and the police unfold.
  27. 1925 Monday: In Geneva, an international conference commenced in which the eventual signatories pledged to not use chemical and biological weapons in war; the Geneva Protocol underwent signing on June 17, 1925 and went into force in 1928.
  28. 1931 Monday: Mustafa Kemal Pasja becomes Turkish president.
  29. 1932 Wednesday: Mobster Al Capone, convicted of federal income tax evasion, entered the federal penitentiary in Atlanta; later, federal authorities transferred the mobster to Alcatraz Island.
  30. 1940 Saturday: Ronnie Bond—future drummer with the British rock band, the Troggs[ii]—was born in Andover, Hampshire, England, on this date.  Meanwhile, King Leopold of Belgium is warned by the Catholic Church’s intelligence sources that a German assault is going to fall on Belgium and France very soon.  The military is put on the alert.
  31. 1941 Sunday: David LaFlamme, violinist, and vocalist with the Bay Area band, It’s a Beautiful Day[iii], was born on this date in New Britain, Connecticut.  Elsewhere, in North Africa, fighting around Tobruk continues but the Afrika Korps halts the main assault on the beleaguered port.  They will have to find another way to crack this resilient nut.   Meanwhile, British warplanes are attacking a German-held airstrip in Mosul with which, the Nazis had been ferrying supplies in via an air bridge to help the Iraqis eager to come to the side of the Axis.
  32. 1942 Monday: The Battle of the Coral Sea, the first naval clash fought entirely with carrier aircraft, began in the Pacific during World War II.  Historians considered the outcome a tactical victory for Imperial Japan, but ultimately a strategic victory for the Allies.
  33. 1943 Tuesday: The German war machine on the Eastern Front is gearing up for the campaigning season in what they hope will be the decisive year in which, they destroy the Russian bear.  The loss at Stalingrad- as painful as it was- has not deterred the Nazi’s dream of lebensraum in the east.
  34. 1944 Thursday: RAF bombers begin launching raids into Axis partner Hungary. Railroad yards are hit as is other infrastructure but the Axis is still in the fight.
  35. 1945 Friday: German troops in the Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway surrender to the Allies as World War II in Europe approaches an end.
  36. 1951 Friday: Future member of the famed soul-pop group, the Jackson Five[iv] (backing and lead vocals 1962-1989 / 2001 / 2012-present)—Jackie Jackson—is born in Gary, Indiana, on this date.
  37. 1954 Tuesday: In Fairfield, Alabama, future U.S. Senator Doug Jones, Democrat, is born.  He would win a special election to fill the seat of Sen. Jeff Sessions who stepped up to become the first attorney-general in the new Trump administration.  His GOP opponent in the election- Judge Roy Moore- the Democrats managed to destroy through vilification of his character.
  38. 1954 Tuesday A: The attempt to reach Dien Bien Phu by French Union forces fighting from the south in Operation Condor had stalled.  A contingency plan- Operation Albatross had already been discussed, a breakout of the 2,000-3,000 fittest men from Dien Bien Phu and Isabelle, but sadly for the garrison, it was slated to May 15 when additional air support and artillery could provide some semblance of aid as to help those breaking out heading to the south.  Problem was the troops were unclear as to whether they could sustain the fight until then.  General Giap’s final offensive was 48 hours old and steaming along at a good clip.  If the strongest were able to break out, they would be leaving behind the wounded and going without supplies.  It looks highly doubtful that Albatross will occur.
  39. 1959 Monday: The first Grammy Awards ceremony occurred at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  Domenico Modugno won Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)”; Henry Mancini won Album of the Year for “The Music from Peter Gunn.”
  40. 1961 Thursday: The first group of “Freedom Riders” left Washington, D.C., to challenge racial segregation on interstate busses and in bus terminals.
  41. 1965 Tuesday: San Francisco Giants’ slugger Willie Mays hits his 512th homerun, breaking Mel Ott’s National League record of 511 homeruns.
  42. 1969 Sunday: Stanley Cup: the Montreal Canadiens sweep the St. Louis Blues in 4 games.
  43. 1970 Monday: Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire during an anti-war protest at Kent State University, killing four students and wounding nine others.  Elsewhere, Premier Kosygin affirms existence Russian military advisors in Egypt.
  44. 1976 Tuesday: Famed French author and poet, Henri Bosco dies at age 87.
  45. 1980 Sunday: In Ljubljana, Slovenia, Marshal Josip Broz Tito, president of Yugoslavia, died three days before his 88th birthday.     
  46. 1982 Tuesday: During the Falklands Islands (Las Malvinas) War, an Argentine Exocet missile hits the HMS Sheffield, a British destroyer, killing at least 20 and wounding numerous others. 
  47. 1987 Monday: In North Hollywood, California, famed rock, and roll blues guitarist Paul Butterfield[v] lost his battle with opiate addiction on this date and passed away at the age of 44.  The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was one of the big name shows of the 1960s and early 1970s and their performance at Woodstock in 1969 was legendary as concert performances go.  Please, seek out their albums and add them to your collection.
  48. 1990 Friday: Angela Bowie reveals that Mick Jagger and husband, David, once had an affair.  It is what it is, folks.
  49. 1994 Wednesday: A jury clears rocker Courtney Love of drug charges.  Ms. Love is the widow of Nirvana[vi] front man, Kurt Cobain. 
  50. 1998 Monday: In Sacramento, a federal judged handed Unabomber Ted Kaczynski four life sentences PLUS 30 years under a plea agreement that spared him the death penalty.  Put the bum to death and be done with him!
  51. 2006 Thursday: A federal judge sentenced Zacarias Moussaoui to life in prison for his role in the 9/11 attacks, telling the convicted terrorist, “You will die with a whimper.”
  52. 2007 Friday: An EF-5 tornado destroys the town of Greensburg, Kansas. 
  53. 2010 Tuesday: An auction at Christie’s in New York sets a record for the most expensive work of art sold at auction when it sells Pablo Picasso’s ‘Nude, Green Leaves and Bust’ for $106 million.
  54. 2011 Wednesday: U.S. President Barack Obama chooses not release photos of Osama bin Laden following his death; however, the Reuters News Agency released photos taken at the Abbottabad compound later, which drew howls of protests from offended Muslims.
  55. 2012 Friday: In the charming Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo, authorities discover 9 bodies hanging from a bridge and the corpses of 14 others who underwent beheading in a drug cartel war. 
  56. 2013 Saturday: American boxer Floyd Mayweather defeats Robert Guerrero and retains his WBC Welterweight title in a unanimous decision.  Meanwhile, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, a roadside bomb kills 5 U.S. soldiers and wounds several others.  F**king savages.  Elsewhere, in the Syrian town of Baniyas, government troops kill 77 civilians and wound quite a few others.
  57. 2014 Sunday: According to Brainy History, union backers and California legislators are seeking to raise the state’s minimum wage to $13 per hour; Governor Jerry Brown ratified a law only 8 months ago to raise the wage to $10 an hour by 2016.  Meanwhile, eight acrobats were injured, most of them seriously, when a carabiner clip broke during an aerial hair-hanging stunt, sending the women plummeting to the ground during a Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus show in Providence, Rhode Island. 
  58. 2015 Monday: Brainy History reports the human trafficking crisis continues in the Mediterranean, as rescuers save approximately 7,000 migrants from 34 vessels intercepted over the last few days.
  59. 2016 Wednesday: Once-sane Republican congressman and ex-governor John Kasich (and ultimate Trump-hater) bows out of the running for the GOP presidential nomination.  Good riddance.
  60. 2017 Thursday: American economist William J. Baumol dies at the ripe old age of 95.  He was the creator of Baumol’s Cost Disease, aka the Baumol Effect, an economic theory, one that conflicts with classical economic theories.
  61. 2018 Friday: Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols got his 3,000th hit, reaching the mark with a broken bat single against the Seattle Mariners.   Meanwhile, California overtakes Great Britain to become the fifth largest economy in the world.
  62. 2019 Saturday: At T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mexican middleweight boxer Canelo Alvarez unifies three middleweight titles as he wins a close fight and unanimous decision over American boxer Daniel Jacobs.
  63. 2020 Monday: Well, it keeps getting better: we now know we have “Murder Hornets” in the Pacific Northwest.  Although some claim Japan is their homeland, experts now tell us it is communist China where these monstrous insects call home.  Coincidence?  You are the judge.  COVID-19 Wuhan Virus Crisis update: confirmed cases around the world: 3,582,469, confirmed deaths are 251,365, but confirmed recoveries are 1,162,563 so things are looking better.  As for the United States, confirmed cases are 1,201,101, confirmed deaths are 69,579, and confirmed recoveries are 159,789.  In Hawaii, we have 621 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths but 548 confirmed recoveries.  Yet, in the Islands, we live under the authoritarianism of Governor David Ige.  Colleagues in California report 55,657 confirmed cases, 2,254 confirmed deaths and NO- we repeat- NO numbers for confirmed recoveries.  What are you hiding, Gov. Gavin Newsom?  Colleagues up in Washington state report 15,462 confirmed cases what with confirmed deaths at 841 and- like California- NO recovery confirmation numbers.  Gov. Jay Inslee, what are YOU hiding (asks Chef Vladimir?)
  64. 2021 Tuesday: Please stick around to discover the news of the day…


This artwork is #0454 a 20” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Starting a Cattle Empire.”  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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Following the name change from the Iveys to Badfinger, the band released its first album, “Magic Christian Music” on January 09, 1970.  The band wrote several songs from the movie score of “The Magic Christian” and then did an album with a similar names with additional tunes.  The lineup featured 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) as well as famed pianist Nicky Hopkins and Paul McCartney who wrote the band’s first big hit, the one with which future generations of music fans would forever associate the group, “Come and Get It.”  What better way to introduce one’s ears to one of the greatest unsung bands of rock-and-roll history, one gifted with soaring highs and horrible depressing lows.  Please, seek it out and consider adding it to your collection- you will be glad you did.   

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Tuesday, May 04, 2021:


[i] We promoted the music of the great California rock band, Spirit- and the music of its members- beginning on Monday, 18-June-2012 through Friday, 10-August-2012.  We hope you will seek this band out and add it to your growing collection of top-quality rock music. We began promoting the music of Spirit and of Randy California beginning on Monday, 18-June-2012 through Friday, 10-August-2012.  Please seek them out and consider adding their music to your collection.

[ii] We began promoting the music of the Troggs on Monday, 06-January-2020 through Tuesday, 04-February-2020.  We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your collection as they are astounding.

[iii] We promoted the music of It’s a Beautiful Day beginning on Thursday, 25-August-2011 through Monday, 29-August-2011 and a second round on Tuesday, 04-February-2014 through Wednesday, 05-February-2014.  Please seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.

[iv] We expect to present the music of the Jackson Five and Michael Jackson sometime in 2025-2026 so please stay tuned for future developments.

[v] We hope to share the music of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band as well as Al Kooper sometime in the next 10-15 years.  We hope you will remain with us as loyal readers.

[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.


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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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