GG. 1954 Sunday: The Battle of Dien Bien Phu has ended. Some portions of the camp without contact with the others continued to fight until overrun by the enemy. The French Foreign Legionnaires holding Isabelle tried to make a breakout but the going was slow, the resistance great, and so Colonel Lalandé told his remaining troops to lay down their arms. The fight was over.



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Mother’s Day

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Robert Trimble; U.S. Attorneys General Hugh S. Legaré, Francis Biddle, and John Ashcroft; U.S. Treasury Secretary William J. Duane; Acting U.S. Treasury Secretary William Jones; Nazi Party Youth Leader Baldur Von Schirach; Billy Joel, the Buffalo Springfield featuring Richie Furay and Cheap Trick featuring Tom Petersson:

  1. 1502 Friday: Christopher Columbus left Spain on his fourth and final trip to the New World.
  2. 1671 Saturday: Thomas “Captain” Blood stole the crown jewels from the Tower of London.  
  3. 1712 Monday: The Carolina Colony officially divided into two entities on this date- North Carolina and South Carolina.
  4. 1753 Wednesday: French King Louis XV disbands the Parliament.
  5. 1754 Thursday: A political cartoon in Benjamin Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette depicted a snake cut into eight pieces, each pieced representing a part of the American colonies; the caption read, “JOIN or DIE.”
  6. 1780 Tuesday: In Clonmel, Ireland, future 11th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury William J. Duane is born.  A future Democratic-Republican and then a Democrat, he would serve under President Andrew Jackson from 05-29-1833 to 09-22-1833.
  7. 1785 Monday: British inventor Joseph Bramah patents the beer pump handle.
  8. 1788 Friday: The British Parliament accepts the abolition of the slave trade.
  9. 1813 Sunday: Acting U.S. Treasury Secretary William Jones assumed his position on today’s date.  A Democratic-Republican, he served under President James Madison from today until February 08, 1814.
  10. 1826 Tuesday: The 20th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Robert Trimble assumed his position on the nation’s high court on this date.  A Democratic-Republican, President John Quincy Adams nominated Trimble to fill the seat of Associate Justice Thomas Todd.  Trimble served from today until August 25, 1828.
  11. 1842 Monday: The 16th U.S. Attorney General Hugh S. Legaré assumed office on this date.  A Democrat, he served under President John Tyler from 09-13-1841 to 06-20-1843 / then U.S. Acting Secretary of State under President John Tyler from 05-09-1843 to 06-20-1843.
  12. 1862 Friday: The U.S. Naval Academy relocates from Annapolis, Maryland, to Newport, Rhode Island, due to the outbreak of hostilities. 
  13. 1868 Saturday: City Leaders found the city of Reno, Nevada.
  14. 1883 Wednesday: Spanish philosopher Jose Ortega y Gasset was born in Madrid.
  15. 1886 Sunday: In Paris, France, future 58th U.S. Attorney General Francis Biddle is born.  A future Democrat, he would serve under Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman from 08-26-1941 to 06-26-1945.
  16. 1887 Monday: Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show opens in London, England.
  17. 1904 Monday: The Great Western Railway No. 3440 steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine to exceed 100 mph by doing so on this date.
  18. 1907 Thursday: Future Nazi Party Youth Leader Baldur Von Schirach who served in the post from 1931 to 1940 and one of the few Nazis to survive World War II, is born on this date.
  19. 1913 Friday: The 17th Amendment provides for the election of senators by direct vote.
  20. 1914 Saturday: President Woodrow Wilson, acting on a joint congressional resolution, signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as ‘Mother’s Day.’
  21. 1926 Sunday: Americans Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett supposedly became the first men to fly over the North Pole.  However, U.S. scholars announced in 1996 that their examination of Byrd’s recently discovered flight diary suggested that he had turned back 150 miles short of his goal.
  22. 1930 Friday: Horseracing enthusiasts used a starting gate to start a Triple Crown race for the first time.
  23. 1936 Saturday: Italy completes its annexation of Ethiopia.  Elsewhere, the first sheet of postage stamps of more than one variety went on sale in New York City on this date.
  24. 1939 Tuesday: The Catholic Church beatifies its first Native American, Kateri Tekakwitha.
  25. 1941 Friday: Britain’s Royal Navy captured the German submarine U-110 on the high seas.
  26. 1942 Saturday: In Chicago, Illinois, future 79th U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft is born.  A future Republican, Ashcroft would serve under President George W. Bush from 02-02-2001 to 02-03-2005.
  27. 1943 Sunday: The 5th German Panzer Army surrenders in Tunisia to the Allies, ending the Afrika Korps.
  28. 1944 Tuesday: The Red Army captures Sebastopol from the Nazis.  Meanwhile, Richie Furay, guitarist and vocalist with the celebrated Los Angeles rock band, the Buffalo Springfield[i] and later with Poco is born in Yellow Springs, Ohio, on this date. 
  29. 1945 Wednesday: U.S. officials announced that with the end of the war in Europe, the federal government was going to lift a midnight curfew on entertainment immediately.  Meanwhile, the Soviet Union holds a victory celebration in Red Square in honor of the defeat of Nazi Germany as its forces liberate Czechoslovakia from Axis remnants.  
  30. 1949 Monday: Billy Joel[ii], the “Piano Man,” was born in the Bronx, New York. 
  31. 1950 Tuesday: Future bassist with the American rock band, Cheap Trick[iii], Tom Petersson, is born in Rockford, Illinois, on this date.
  32. 1951 Wednesday: The U.S. conducted its first thermonuclear experiment as part of Operation Greenhouse by detonating a 225-kiloton device on Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific nicknamed “George.”  Meanwhile, in North Korea, UN Forces begin attacking the bridges on the Yalu River.
  33. 1954 Sunday: The Battle of Dien Bien Phu has ended.  Some portions of the camp without contact with the others continued to fight until overrun by the enemy.  The French Foreign Legionnaires holding Isabelle tried to make a breakout but the going was slow, the resistance great, and so Colonel Lalandé told his remaining troops to lay down their arms.  The fight was over.  Late in the day, a lone French warplane flew over the camp and without any radio contact from the ground, his superiors told him to return to Hanoi.  The great battle was now over.[iv]   The battle had lasted 55 days.  Brave soldiers on both sides fought and died, each for their own cause.  French troops were shocked at the young ages of some of their captors.  Vietnam had truly bled itself dry fighting to win this victory.
  34. 1955 Monday: The German Federal Republic (West Germany) joins NATO.
  35. 1956 Wednesday: A War Reparations and Peace Settlement between the Philippines and Japan finally receive its signatures from the dignitaries who debated it.
  36. 1958 Friday: Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak hits movie theaters nationwide.
  37. 1960 Monday: The U. S. Food and Drug Administration approved for sale an oral birth-control pill for the first time in history.
  38. 1961 Tuesday: In a speech to the National Association of Broadcasters, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Newton N. Minnow decried most of television programming as a “vast wasteland.”
  39. 1962 Wednesday: Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology succeeded in reflecting a laser beam off the surface of the moon.   
  40. 1966 Monday: A. F. Brimmer becomes the first black member of the Federal Reserve Board.
  41. 1970 Saturday: President Richard M. Nixon made a surprise and impromptu pre-dawn visit to the Lincoln Memorial where he spoke with a group of anti-war protesters who had been resting on the steps of the memorial after protests against the Vietnam War as well as the Kent State shootings.
  42. 1974 Thursday: The House Judiciary Committee begins hearings on the possible impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon.
  43. 1977 Monday: Patricia Hearst completes her prison sentence for having robbed a bank with the Symbionese Liberation Army.
  44. 1978 Tuesday: Law enforcement authorities discovered the bullet-riddled body of former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro in an automobile in Rome.  The Red Brigades were the dirty scumbags who abducted him and murdered him.
  45. 1979 Wednesday: The U.S. and the USSR sign the SALT II, which limited nuclear weapons.
  46. 1980 Friday: The slasher horror film “Friday the 13th” hits movie theaters nationwide on this date.  Elsewhere, 35 people lost their lives when a freighter rammed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay in Florida, causing a 1,400-foot section of the southbound span to collapse.
  47. 1989 Tuesday: Vice President Dan Quayle says in a United Negro College Fund speech “What a waste it is to lose one’s mind” instead of “a mind is a terrible thing to waste.”
  48. 1992 Saturday: Salem Village Witchcraft Victims’ Memorial undergoes dedication in Danvers (formally Salem Village) to mark 300th anniversary of the witch trials.
  49. 1994 Monday: South Africa’s newly elected parliament chose Nelson Mandela to be the country’s first black president.
  50. 1995 Tuesday: Kinshasa, Zaire, declares quarantine due to an outbreak of the Ebola virus.
  51. 1999 Saturday: During a bombing of Belgrade, during the Serbian War, a NATO fighter-bomber hits the Chinese Embassy in error, killing four and causing major protests across China.
  52. 2002 Thursday: The 38-day standoff in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem ends when the Palestinians agree to have 13-suspected militants among them deported to several different countries.   Meanwhile, at a holiday parade in the Russian city of Kaspiysk, a terrorist bomb goes off killing 43 and injuring at least another 130.  Sounds like the work of the so-called ‘religion of peace,’ Islam.
  53. 2008 Friday: The price of crude oil hits an astounding $125.98 per barrel.  This is not good for the economies of the world.  Meanwhile, Hezbollah continues a powerplay in Lebanon in general and in Beirut in particular as they continue battling with government forces.
  54. 2009 Saturday: In Chad, Chadian forces defeat a large column of advancing rebel forces.  Meanwhile, Pakistani troops in Swat have a good day killing terrorists by notching up a total of 55 dead and numerous others injured and driven into retreat.
  55. 2010 Sunday: Somali pirates take to the high seas once again and capture a German oil tanker plying the waters off East Africa.  Seems like it’s getting about time to go in there and crucify these scumbags the way Caesar did pirates in the Mediterranean when he was a young man.  How about the modern equivalent?  Let’s use neutron bombs on these bastards.
  56. 2011 Monday: Pakistani Prime Minister Yousef Raza Gillani launches an investigation to determine how Osama bin Laden lived undetected in Abbottabad.  (Editor’s note- we all know the truth of the matter; the Pakistani government gave him refuge).  Meanwhile, the Chi-Com Yuan reaches its highest level next to the U.S. dollar.  A decade from now, they will be surpassing us.
  57. 2012 Wednesday: After reaching a political compromise that ends her hunger strike, prison officials move Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Timoshenko to a hospital for monitoring.  Elsewhere, President Barack Hussein Obama[v] officially states his support for same-sex marriage—he ‘evolved.’
  58. 2013 Thursday: A report reveals that hackers using fraudulent ATM cards in February 2013 stole $45 million from across the globe.  Elsewhere, on the Indonesian island of Java, law enforcement thwarts a plot in which terrorists were planning on blowing up the Sri Lankan embassy killing at least seven of the scumbags.
  59. 2014 Friday: For the first time since annexing the Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the region on the holiday commemorating the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany.  Who will stop this murderous POS?  Meanwhile, the South Korean military announces that three drones that penetrated its airspace came from North Korea.
  60. 2015 Saturday: After a period of 42 days with NO new Ebola cases, which is twice the normal quarantine rate, the UN Health Organization declares the outbreak of the dreaded virus in the African nation of Liberia to be at an end.  During the outbreak, about 4,700 people died from the horrendous disease.   Elsewhere, the North Koreans claim to have successfully test-fired a missile from a submarine.
  61. 2016 Monday: London Mayor Boris Johnson resigns from office and Muslim Sadiq Khan takes his place, becoming the first Muslim mayor of a major Western city.   Elsewhere, in Baquba, Iraq, a ISIS car bombing claims the lives of 50 poor souls while injuring another 54 or so.  What the hell is wrong with these people?  Animals. 
  62. 2017 Tuesday: President Donald J. Trump abruptly fired worthless FBI Director James Comey, ousting the nation’s top law enforcement official in the midst of an FBI investigation into whether Trump’s campaign had ties to Russia’s meddling in the election that sent him to the White House.  Two years later, it appears that Comey was involved in a scheme the Democrats and the Deep State engineered first to prevent the election of Trump and then to remove him via a coup.  We are awaiting Comey to be charged along with James Clapper, John Brennan, Sally Yates, Peter Strzok and his girlfriend Lisa Page, and numerous other scumbags involved in this ever-evolving crime.  Meanwhile, Governor Ahok of Jakarta, a Christian, is given a two-year sentence for ‘blasphemy’ seeing as how Indonesia is a predominantly Muslim nation.
  63. 2018 Wednesday: According to On This Day, the Supreme Court of India has some major criticism for the government department responsible for archaeological preservation because they did little to nothing to prevent the discoloration of the iconic Taj Mahal- the only ‘wonder’ left of the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’- as well as the build-up of green slime in the historic site.  Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the Iranian people go ballistic after President Trump declares the U.S. is pulling out of the multinational nuclear deal signed during the Obama administration.  Screw ‘em!
  64. 2019 Thursday: Off the coast of Tunisia, a boatload of migrants fleeing Libya capsizes, drowning at least 65 of the passengers, according to the United Nations.  The best way to avoid mishaps such as this is migrants: stay where you are.  Elsewhere, the U.S. Navy seizes a North Korean freighter in the East China Sea, loaded with coal for Indonesia which is against the sanctions imposed upon the former for its nuclear programs and weapons tests.  
  65. 2020 Saturday: Around the world, the “Chinese Curse,” aka COVID-19, aka the “Chinese Virus,” aka the Wuhan Virus Crisis, aka the Wuhan Flu, aka the Kung Flu, continues claiming lives and destroying economies and yet, communist China protests anyone calling it the “Chinese Virus,” which it is so Beijing, STFU.  Confirmed cases around the world stand at 4,004,224, confirmed deaths stand at 277,860, and confirmed recoveries at 1,348,288.  In the United States, confirmed cases are 1,138,643, confirmed deaths are 79,373, and confirmed recoveries are 189,912 (which is an incomplete number as the liberal states tend to keep this statistic close to their vests so they can continue this unconstitutional lockdown order a la Michigan and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.   California acknowledges 64,532 confirmed cases and confirmed deaths at 2,630 BUT NO NUMBER of confirmed recoveries.  Meanwhile, Hawaii claims 629 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 548 confirmed recoveries.  Up in Washington state where one of our colleagues lives, works, and writes, the number of confirmed cases is 16,388 with confirmed deaths at 905.  Sadly, Gov. Jay Inslee won’t release the numbers of confirmed recoveries.   Moving on to communist China, Beijing continues to wail they have 88,423 (same number) confirmed cases what with 4,633 confirmed deaths and 81,785 confirmed recoveries.  My, my, my, why continue to lie, People’s Republic of China?  
  66. 2021 Sunday: Stick around and find out along with us…


This artwork is #0459 a 40” x 60” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “A Distant View.”  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 next album released by Badfinger was “Wish You Were Here,” which came out on November 15, 1974 and is considered by many to be among the band’s best works.  The lineup featured the same quartet- 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)- and had there not been troubles between Warner Bros. and the band’s publishing company, it might have had an opportunity to shine.  However, after several weeks on the shelves of record stores, the legal squabbles caused the management at Warner Bros. to yank it from sale.  Lucky people would be able to find it and then years later, expanded versions would become available and would become extremely popular with fans.  We hope you will seek this one out and give it a good shot at becoming a regular portion of your song lists.  Check it out.

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Sunday, May 09, 2021:


[i] We promoted the music of Buffalo Springfield beginning on Saturday, 17-November-2012 through Saturday, 24-November-2012.  We hope you will seek this music out and consider adding it to your collection.  You will be glad you did.

[ii] We sure hope to present the music of Billy Joel one day.  Remain vigilant.  Thank you.

[iii] When we return to promoting American bands, Cheap Trick will be towards the top so please stay alert.  You won’t want to miss them.

[iv] Martin Windrow’s superb book, “The Last Valley,” Da Capo Press, 2006 is an amazing helpmate for information on this famed battle.  Seek it out.

[v] Speculation exists that Obama is gay because many of the people he put around him while in office were gays and some say during his university days he had a gay affair.  No one truly knows but he sure did a heck of a lot of stuff for the LGBTQIA+ movement.


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