Elsewhere, in Dien Bien Phu, General de Castries informs Hanoi that the end is coming soon while Colonel “Gars Pierre” Langlais holds a council with his officers chosen to lead Albatross if indeed they thought they would be able to break out and head due south to what they hoped might be rescue. The officers to a man said they were not leaving behind anyone so the decision was made to stay and to fight to the end. This information was forwarded to General de Castries who informed his superiors in Hanoi that NO breakout would occur. Later in the day, after all artillery and mortar rounds were fired, a deathly pall settled over the entire valley. The Battle of Dien Bien Phu just…stopped.



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Truman Day (Missouri), Victory in Europe Day, and Lailat al-Qadr (Muslim holiday)

President Harry S. Truman; U.S. Attorney General Nicolas Katzenbach; U.S. Secretaries of State Daniel Webster and Edmund Muskie; “Let it Be” by the Beatles, Crazy Horse featuring Danny Whitten, Fleetwood Mac featuring Billy Burnette, the Hollies featuring Vic Steele, MAD Magazine, the Spencer Davis Group featuring Phil Sawyer, Talking Heads featuring Chris Frantz, T-Rex featuring Bill Legend, Van Halen featuring Alex Van Halen, and the Yardbirds featuring Paul Samwell-Smith:

  1. 535 Sunday: John II ends his reign as Catholic pope.
  2. 615 Monday: St. Boniface IV ends his reign as Catholic pope.
  3. 685 Friday: St. Benedict II ends his reign as Catholic pope.
  4. 1429 Friday: French troops under Joan of Arc rescue the city of Orleans.
  5. 1541 Thursday: Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto reached the Mississippi River.
  6. 1639 Sunday: William Coddington founds the colony of Rhode Island.
  7. 1794 Thursday: Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, meets his Maker on the guillotine during France’s Reign of Terror.  Meanwhile, the federal government established the United States Post Office on this date.
  8. 1843 Monday: The 14th U.S. Secretary of State Daniel Webster left office on this date.  First a Federalist, then a National Republican, and finally a Whig, he served under President William Henry Harrison and then President John Tyler from 03-06-1841 to 05-08-1843.  He would serve again as the 19th U.S. Secretary of State.
  9. 1846 Friday: The first major engagement of the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848, occurs at Palo Alto, Texas where U.S. troops under the control of General Zachary Taylor pounded the snot out of a Mexican army north of the Rio Grande River.  
  10. 1847 Saturday: Robert W. Thompson patented the rubber tire on this date.
  11. 1858 Saturday: John Brown holds an anti-slavery convention.
  12. 1879 Thursday: George Selden applied for the first automobile patent.
  13. 1884 Thursday: The 33rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman, was born in Lamar, Missouri.
  14. 1886 Saturday: Atlanta pharmacist John Pemberton invented the flavor syrup for Coca-Cola.
  15. 1907 Wednesday: Tommy Burns beats Jack O’Brien in 20 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title.
  16. 1914 Friday: The U.S. Congress passed a Joint Resolution that designated the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.
  17. 1915 Saturday: H. P. Whitney’s Regret became the first filly to win the Kentucky Derby.
  18. 1919 Thursday:  A Navy seaplane made the first transatlantic sea flight.
  19. 1921 Sunday: Sweden’s Parliament voted to abolish the death penalty.
  20. 1933 Monday: Gandhi began a hunger strike to protest British oppression in his native India.
  21. 1942 Friday: During the Battle of the Coral Sea, Japanese aircraft sink the U.S.S. Lexington, an aircraft carrier.  
  22. 1943 Saturday: Paul Samwell-Smith, future bassist with the British rock band, the Yardbirds[i], was born in London, England, on this date.  Elsewhere, future guitarist/vocalist with Crazy Horse[ii]—Danny Whitten—is born.  Whitten is born in Columbus, Georgia.  In Europe, the Germans suppressed an uprising by the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto and commenced its destruction.
  23. 1944 Monday: The first “eye bank” designed to preserve corneal tissues for transplants undergoes establishment at New York Hospital.  Meanwhile, future drummer with the British glam-rock band, T-Rex[iii]– Bill Legend- is born in the United Kingdom on this date.
  24. 1945 Tuesday: President Harry S. Truman announced on radio that Nazi Germany’s forces had surrendered, and that “the flags of freedom fly all over Europe.”  Elsewhere, future guitarist with the Hollies[iv] 1963-1964—Vic Steele—was born in Manchester, England, on this date.
  25. 1947 Thursday: Phil Sawyer, future member of the British rock band, the Spencer Davis Group[v], is born in England on this date.
  26. 1951 Tuesday: Future rock and roll drummer with Talking Heads[vi] and the Tom-Tom Club[vii]—Chris Frantz—is born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, on this date.
  27. 1952 Thursday: Mad Magazine debuts.
  28. 1953 Friday: Future hard rock drummer, Alex Van Halen[viii] (founding member of the group bearing his and his brother, Eddie’s name) is born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on this date as was future guitarist with the Anglo-American rock band, Fleetwood Mac[ix], Billy Burnette.   Burnette was born in Memphis, Tennessee.
  29. 1954 Saturday: Parry O’Brien became the first to toss a shot put over 60 feet by achieving a distance of 60 feet 5.25 inches.  Elsewhere, in Dien Bien Phu, General de Castries informs Hanoi that the end is coming soon while Colonel “Gars Pierre” Langlais holds a council with his officers chosen to lead Albatross if indeed they thought they would be able to break out and head due south to what they hoped might be rescue.  The officers to a man said they were not leaving behind anyone so the decision was made to stay and to fight to the end.   This information was forwarded to General de Castries who informed his superiors in Hanoi that NO breakout would occur.  Later in the day, after all artillery and mortar rounds were fired, a deathly pall settled over the entire valley.  The Battle of Dien Bien Phu just…stopped.
  30. 1956 Tuesday: Alfred E. Neuman appeared on the cover of “Mad Magazine” for the first time.
  31. 1958 Thursday: In Lima, Peru, an angry mob of Peruvians shoved, stoned, booed, and spat upon visiting Vice President Richard M. Nixon.  In the U.S., President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered the National Guard out of Little Rock, Arkansas, as Ernest Green became the first black to graduate from an Arkansas public school.
  32. 1961 Monday: New Yorkers selected a new name for their new National League baseball franchise.  They chose the “Mets,” short for “Metropolitans.”
  33. 1963 Wednesday: President John F. Kennedy offers Israel assistance in defending itself against aggression.
  34. 1966 Sunday: Frank Robinson hits the ONLY homerun ever hit out of Baltimore’s Memorial Park.
  35. 1967 Monday: The federal government places Muhammad Ali under indictment for refusing to serve in the U.S. Army.
  36. 1970 Friday: The Beatles[x] release their “Let It Be” album.  Meanwhile, on New York City’s Wall Street, construction workers broke up an anti-Vietnam War rally.  Sadly, this was but one of numerous anti-war protests that broke out across the country and around the world.  Finally, at the Coliseum in San Diego, California, heavyweight Ken Norton Sr. improves his record to 16-0 with a KO over Ray Junior Ellis at 0:53 of round 2 in a 10-round bout.  
  37. 1972 Monday: President Richard Nixon announced that he had ordered the mining of Haiphong Harbor during the Vietnam War.
  38. 1973 Tuesday: Militant American Indians who had held the South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrendered to authorities.
  39. 1975 Thursday: At Steelworkers Hall in Baltimore, Maryland, heavyweight boxer Earnie Shavers improves his professional record to 49-4-1 by scoring a TKO over Jamaican heavyweight Oliver Wright at 1:55 of the third round of a 10-round bout.
  40. 1976 Saturday: The roller coaster Revolution, the first steel coaster with a vertical loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California.
  41. 1978 Monday: Law enforcement charges David Berkowitz in the infamous “Son of Sam” killings that terrified the people of New York City.  Berkowitz pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder, and assault charges. He would eventually receive six consecutive life in prison terms.  
  42. 1980 Thursday: Following the resignation of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance over the debacle in the Iranian desert in which, U.S. Special Forces sought to rescue American hostages, Sen. Edmund Muskie becomes the new Secretary of State for President Jimmy Carter.  He would serve from this day to 01-20-1981.
  43. 1982 Saturday: At Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas, heavyweight boxer Earnie Shavers improves his professional record to 66-10-1 by beating British heavyweight boxer Joe Bugner with a TKO at 2:14 of Round 2 of a 10-round bout.  Bugner’s record went to 53-9-1.
  44. 1984 Tuesday: The Soviet Union announced it would boycott the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California.  Elsewhere, Joanie (Erin Moran) and Chachi (Scott Baio) got married on ABC-TV’s “Happy Days.”  
  45. 1988 Sunday: In the French presidential election, Francois Mitterrand becomes president.
  46. 1993 Saturday: Lennox Lewis improved his pro record to 23-0 by beating Tony Tucker in the 12th round of their heavyweight boxing title match.  In so doing, he retained the WBC heavyweight champion of the world boxing title while Tucker’s loss put his record at 48-2.
  47. 1996 Wednesday: South Africa’s Constitutional Assembly adopts its first permanent post-apartheid constitution that guaranteed equal rights for blacks and whites alike.
  48. 2008 Thursday: Following the expulsion of two of its diplomats from the U.S., Russia responds in kind and boots out two U.S. military attaches.
  49. 2009 Friday: Afghan President Hamid Karzai demands the U.S. stop with airstrikes against Taliban targets.  What’s up with that?  Meanwhile, Pope Benedict XVI begins his tour of Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian Territories.
  50. 2010 Saturday: The last piece of the old Yankee Stadium falls in the Bronx, New York, marking the end of the two-year demolition contest.  Elsewhere, Senator Bob Bennett, R-UT, loses to a primary challenger, becoming one of the first scalps the Tea Party notched in election battles.  Senator Bennett was an unabashed supporter of President George W. Bush and supported the 43rd president’s massive bank bailout in 2008 that added billions of dollars of national debt.  Wow.
  51. 2011 Sunday: Thousands of Mexicans march in Mexico City to protest the 38,000 who have died in the Mexican Drug War since 2006.   Meanwhile, in the Mediterranean Sea, a boat full of African migrants bound for Malta runs aground near Lampedusa, Italy, causing rescue ships to save the floundering migrants.
  52. 2012 Tuesday: In Russia, the Duma confirms Vladimir Putin’s stooge Dmitry Medvedev as prime minister after Putin nominated him for this post.   Elsewhere, in Skillman, New Jersey, the former 65th U.S. Attorney General Nicolas Katzenbach died at age 90.  A Democrat, he served under President Lyndon Baines Johnson from 02-11-1965 to 10-02-1966 (He also was Acting AG from 09-04-1964 to 02-11-1965).
  53. 2013 Wednesday: Three months after thieves steal $50 million in diamonds at the Brussels Airport, law enforcement authorities detain more than 24 people in France, Switzerland, and Belgium, and recovered a significant stash of the diamonds and gems.
  54. 2014 Thursday: According to Brainy History, mobile photo sharing app Snapchat settles with the Federal Trade Commission after acknowledging that it falsely claimed that data sent through the app would disappear rather than form a permanent record, creating user privacy violations.  Meanwhile, in Aleppo, Syria, a large blast topples the Carlton Hotel which was used by Syrian troops.
  55. 2015 Friday: Brainy History says, “British Prime Minister David Cameron is re-elected for five more years in a decisive victory that upset predictions of a close election and resulted in the first Conservative majority government since 1992.”  Elsewhere, the Chi-Coms and Russians agree to an investment of $2 billion U.S. in improving agricultural operations in their two countries.
  56. 2016 Sunday: To the horror of many, Sadiq Khan becomes mayor of London, the first Muslim EVER to be elected mayor of a major Western city.  Elsewhere, in response to a rocket attack on a Turkish border town, the Turks launch an artillery barrage on ISIS positions in northern Syria killing at least 55 of the animalistic scum and wounding loads of others.  Kill them all.
  57. 2017 Monday: The U.S. Senate confirms Heather Wilson to become the next secretary of the United States Air Force.  Elsewhere, Arizona law enforcement arrests the Maryvale Serial Killer (or so they believe), a POS whom law enforcement believes is responsible for at least a dozen shootings between 2015 and 2016 in which at least 9 people were slain and another 5-8 injured.
  58. 2018 Tuesday: In the northwestern sector of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, an outbreak of Ebola kills 17 and sickens numerous others.  Meanwhile, President Donald J. Trump announces that the United States is going to pull out of the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement signed during the Obama administration.  Much of the world- especially the U.S.’ European partners- are in a deep state of shock because they do business there for BIG BUCKS.
  59. 2019 Wednesday: The Islamic Republic of Iran- the world’s number one terrorist state- announces it will no longer obey the restrictions of the multilateral nuclear deal signed in 2015.    Elsewhere, the government of Taiwan passes a law that will allow the country to imprison Chi-Com spies for life or even give them the death penalty depending upon the nature of their espionage and their crimes.
  60. 2020 Friday: More and more information continues coming to light that demonstrates the coup attempt to remove President Donald J. Trump was just: a FAILED coup.  Millions of Americans demand that the participants in this endeavor face justice for the crime of treason.  Many of these rats are getting nervous already and who knows?  Barack Hussein Obama might find himself in the hot seat.   
  61. 2020 Friday A: Meanwhile, in the world of the Kung Flu- the Chinese Virus, COVID-19, confirmed cases globally are 3,938,828; confirmed deaths are 274,655, and confirmed recoveries are 1,319,306 which is extremely good.  In the United States, we have 1,317,175 confirmed cases, 78,198 confirmed deaths, and 182,305 confirmed recoveries which most likely would be far higher if liberal states reported them.  California claims 63,698 confirmed cases and 2,711 confirmed deaths (with no info on confirmed recoveries).  Hawaii claims 629 confirmed cases, 17 deaths but 566 confirmed recoveries.  Meanwhile, Washington state notes 16,388 confirmed cases and 905 confirmed deaths but no notation as to the confirmed recoveries.  It is interesting to note that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo caused more than 4,000 deaths in nursing homes statewide by forcing them to house COVID-19 positive patients with rest home patients.  He will face justice himself for this outrage. 
  62. 2020 Friday B: Due to China’s ‘gift to the world,’ COVID-19, aka the Wuhan Virus Crisis, 20.5 million U.S. jobs were lost in the month of April alone, driving unemployment to nearly 15-percent, a number not seen since the days of the Great Depression.  Communist China must pay for this outrage and it’s high time the United States begins pushing for a resumption of the Two-China Policy by demanding Taiwan be returned to the United Nations as a FULL member with its original seat on the Security Council.   Elsewhere, the chief prosecutor in Venezuela handling the case of the mercenaries hired to topple ‘much-beloved’ President Nicolas “Bus Driver” Maduro demands the extradition of an American as well as two Venezuelan dissidents seeking freedom for their country.  Prosecutor Tarek William Saab wants American Jordan Goudreau and the two Venezuelans J.J. Rendon and Sergio Vergara ASAP.  
  63. 2021 Saturday: Let’s hope it’s a slow news weekend…


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Badfinger released its next album, “Badfinger,” an album originally entitled, “For Love of Money” but which was nixed by their new label, came out on February 21, 1974.  Once again, the lineup was the same, featuring Pete Ham (lead and backing vocals, lead guitar, and keyboards), Tom Evans (lead and backing vocals, bass guitar), Joey Molland (rhythm and lead guitars, lead and backing vocals), and Mike Gibbins (drums and percussion, backing and lead vocals).  Sadly, the magic of the OLD DAYS was gone because when things were good at Apple Records, they were genuinely GREAT whereas now, Badfinger was just another working band struggling to sell records in evolving times.  Still, they were a brilliant live act as well as phenomenal songwriters so what the heck folks, seek this one out and give it a good listen- we think you will be glad you did.

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Saturday, May 08, 2021:


[i] We presented another series of interconnected bands which included the Yardbirds, Free, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, the Firm, Mott the Hoople, Ian Hunter, 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.

[ii] We hope to promote the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, as well as of each member’s solo careers along with Crazy Horse within the next 5-7 years.  Please remain vigilant for when we do.

[iii] We hope to promote the music of this famous British band, T-Rex, sometime within the next five years.

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

[v] We began promoting the music of not only the Spencer Davis Group, but also Traffic, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, Jim Capaldi, and Dave Mason.  The presentation commenced on Monday, 30-November-2015 through Sunday, 20-March-2016.  This offering also included Blind Faith.  We hope you will seek them out and add them to your collection.

[vi] Not sure as to when the AICPENDBLOG.COM will promote the music of the Talking Heads but when we do, you will also see the music of Blondie and Aerosmith shared as well.  Please, keep your eyes open for the day this magnificent event occurs. 

[vii] If we are still here in 30 years, we will promote the music of the Tom-Tom Club.  Remain alert.

[viii] Not sure when we will promote the music of Van Halen but when we do, we will also present the music of Sammy Hagar so please stay tuned.

[ix] We first began offering the music of Fleetwood Mac on Monday, 03-January-2011 through Thursday, 27-January-2011.  Please seek their music out by checking posts on those corresponding dates.  We look forward to picking them back up and doing a Round No. 2 which will include the solo efforts of the band members, too.  We thank you.

[x] We began promoting the music of both the Beatles and the band’s individual components on Friday, 04-November-2016 through Sunday, 11-June-2018.  Besides the Beatles, we also promoted the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys.    Let It Be” appeared on Saturday, 03-December-2016.  Please seek out this massive offering by visiting the blog posts between those dates. You will be glad you did.


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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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