VV. 1998 Sunday: In a crime that shocked the nation, James Byrd, Jr., a 49-year-old black man was hooked by a chain to a pickup truck and dragged to his death in Jasper, Texas. (Two white men later received sentences of death; one of them, Lawrence Russell Brewer, went to the executioner in 2011. A third defendant received life with the possibility of parole).



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Vice President Mike Pence; U.S. Secretary of War James Barbour;  U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján; Blind Faith, the Byrds featuring Clarence White, Fleetwood Mac featuring Bob Welch, Lynyrd Skynyrd featuring Michael Cartellone, Michael Jackson, and Moby Grape:

  1. 1099 Wednesday: The First Crusade commences as European armies arrive outside Jerusalem, which they then put under siege.  A month later, the city falls and the Muslims scatter to the surrounding desert.  For those who do NOT know history, the Crusaders did not go to the Holy Land to wrest it from the Muslims.  They went to reclaim it as the Muslims had defeated the Christians and driven them from their land.  Muslims always usurp so shed no tears for them.
  2. 1494 Thursday: Through the Treaty of Tordesillas, Spain and Portugal divide the Americas between them.
  3. 1527 Tuesday: Pope Clement VII surrenders to the armies of Emperor Charles V.
  4. 1546 Friday: England signs the Peace of Andes with Scotland and Ireland.
  5. 1557 Friday: England declares war on France.
  6. 1654 Sunday: King Louis XIV, age 15, receives the crown in Rheims, 11 years after the start of his reign.
  7. 1712 Tuesday: The Pennsylvania Assembly banned the importation of slaves on this date.
  8. 1769 Wednesday: Frontiersman Daniel Boone first began to explore present-day Kentucky.
  9. 1775 Wednesday: The United Colonies change their name to United States.
  10. 1776 Friday: Richard Henry Lee of Virginia offered a resolution to the Continental Congress stating, “That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states.”
  11. 1842 Tuesday: In Barboursville, Pa., the former 11th U.S. Secretary of War James Barbour died.  A Democratic-Republican, then National Republican, and then a Whig, he served under President John Quincy Adams from 03-07-1825 to 05-23-1828 and then became U.S. Minister to England.
  12. 1860 Thursday: Workers begin laying tracks for the Market Street Railroad in San Francisco, California.
  13. 1862 Saturday: William Bruce Mumford, a Confederate loyalist, went to the gallows at the order of Union military authorities for tearing down a U.S. flag that had been flying over the New Orleans mint shortly before the North occupied the city.
  14. 1863 Sunday: French forces occupied Mexico City during the Franco-Mexican War.
  15. 1864 Tuesday: President Abraham Lincoln wins the Republican Party’s nomination for a second term in office.
  16. 1875 Monday: Firearms enthusiasts found the California Rifle and Pistol Association.
  17. 1892 Tuesday: Homer Plessy, a “Creole of color,” received a fine for refusing to leave a whites-only car of the East Louisiana Railroad.  Ruling on his case, the United States Supreme Court upheld, “separate but equal” racial segregation, which it overturned in 1954.  Elsewhere, in Major League Baseball, when his coach sends him to hit, John Joseph Doyle became the first pinch-hitter in the game.
  18. 1898 Tuesday: The Socialist Party of America holds its convention in Chicago, Illinois.
  19. 1905 Wednesday: Sweden dissolves the union with Norway, which has been in effect since 1814. 
  20. 1909 Monday: Mary Pickford makes her screen debut at the age of 16.
  21. 1912 Friday: The U.S. Army tests the first machine gun mounted on an aircraft.
  22. 1917 Thursday: Melvin Jones and other Chicago businesspersons found the Lion’s Club International, now the world’s largest service organization.
  23. 1929 Friday: The sovereign state of Vatican City came into existence as copies of the Lateran Treaty underwent exchange in Rome.
  24. 1932 Tuesday: Over 7,000 World War I veterans march on Washington, D.C, demanding the enlistment bonuses the federal government had promised them.
  25. 1936 Sunday: A jury convicts Mafia don Charles “Lucky” Luciano of 63 counts of compulsory prostitution.
  26. 1939 Wednesday: The first king and queen of England to visit the United States, George VI, and Elizabeth, visit on this date.
  27. 1940 Friday: British and French troops evacuate Narvik, Norway, ahead of the advancing Nazis.  One of their warships evacuates the king and government of Norway out of Tromso and carries them to Great Britain.  They are able to evade the Kriegsmarine dragnet.
  28. 1941 Saturday: Jockey Eddie Arcaro, aboard Whirlaway wins the 73rd Belmont—and the Triple Crown.  Elsewhere, Luftwaffe planes conduct a night attack on the Egyptian city of Alexandria resulting in the deaths of numerous civilians.
  29. 1942 Sunday: The World War II Battle of Midway ended in a decisive victory for American forces over the Imperial Japanese.  However, Japanese troops begin landing on the Aleutian Islands’ Attu and Kiska on this date but within a year, the United States invaded and recaptured the two islands a year later.  Meanwhile on the Eastern Front, the German army marches into Sebastopol in the Crimea.  Meanwhile, Clarence White, future guitarist with the Byrds[i] is born in Lewiston, Maine, on this date.
  30. 1946 Friday: The United States Supreme Court bans discrimination in interstate travel.
  31. 1953 Sunday: Mary Terrell wins the battle against segregation in Washington, D.C. restaurants.
  32. 1954 Monday: British mathematician, computer pioneer and code breaker Alan Turing died at age 41, an apparent suicide.  Turing, convicted in 1952 of “gross indecency” for a homosexual relationship, received posthumous pardon in 2013. 
  33. 1955 Tuesday: Dwight Eisenhower becomes the first president to appear on color TV.
  34. 1959 Sunday: The future 48th vice president of the United States— Republican Mike Pence—is born in Columbus, Indiana, on this date.
  35. 1962 Thursday: Michael Cartellone, future drummer with the Southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd[ii] (1999-present), is born on this date in Solon, Ohio. 
  36. 1965 Monday: Morocco’s King Hasan suspends the constitution and grabs power.  Elsewhere, Sony introduces its home video tape recorder, priced at $995.00.  Finally, in Griswold v. Connecticut, the U.S. Supreme Court legalizes the use of contraceptives used by married couples.
  37. 1967 Wednesday: The Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic opened in San Francisco.  Meanwhile, during the 1967 War, Israel captures the Wailing Wall, Jericho, and Bethlehem.  Meanwhile, two members of Moby Grape undergo arrest for contributing to the delinquency of minors.
  38. 1968 Friday: A grand jury indicts Sirhan B. Sirhan in the assassination of Robert Kennedy.
  39. 1969 Saturday: The first concert by the super-group Blind Faith[iii] (Eric Clapton, Stevie Winwood, Ric Grech, and Ginger Baker, takes place at Hyde Park, London.
  40. 1972 Wednesday: The musical “Grease” opened on Broadway, having already appeared on stage in lower Manhattan.  Elsewhere, German Chancellor Willy Brandt visits Israel.   Meanwhile, future U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján is born on this date in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  A future Democrat, he would take the seat of retiring Senator Tom Udall, another Democrat.  Senator Luján would enter the world’s greatest deliberative body on January 03, 2021, representing his home state.
  41. 1977 Tuesday: Britons thronged London to celebrate the silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, who was marking the 25th year of her reign.  Back then, the UK was a sensible place, one that respected the law and did not tolerate political correctness; look at them now, Muslim rape gangs running wild and outspoken Brits going to prison for reporting the news.
  42. 1981 Sunday: Israeli military planes destroyed a nuclear power plant in Iraq; a facility the Israelis charged the scumbags could use to make nuclear weapons.
  43. 1982 Monday: President Ronald Reagan meets Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth II.  
  44. 1984 Thursday: The occult comedy, “Ghostbusters,” released by Columbia Pictures had its world premiere in Westwood, California.
  45. 1990 Thursday: Singer Michael Jackson[iv] enters the hospital suffering from chest pains.
  46. 1993 Monday: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that religious groups could sometimes meet on school property after hours.  Elsewhere, groundbreaking commenced in Cleveland for the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame.
  47. 1997 Saturday: In the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, the Detroit Redwings sweep the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 4 with a 2-1 victory.  This is the team’s 8th Stanley Cup Finals victory, its first since 1955.
  48. 1998 Sunday: In a crime that shocked the nation, James Byrd, Jr., a 49-year-old black man was hooked by a chain to a pickup truck and dragged to his death in Jasper, Texas.  (Two white men later received sentences of death; one of them, Lawrence Russell Brewer, went to the executioner in 2011.  A third defendant received life with the possibility of parole).
  49. 2004 Monday: A steady, near-silent stream of people circled through the rotunda of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, where the body of the nation’s 40th president lay in repose before traveling to Washington, D.C., two days later for a state funeral.
  50. 2006 Wednesday: U.S. forces kill terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq.  The dumb ass had a film made of him shooting an AK-47 in the desert and U.S. Special Forces were able to pinpoint his location and so that two jets could take the jihadist POS out by dropping two 500-pound guided bombs on the safe house where he was holding a meeting.  Rot in hell, scumbag.  
  51. 2011 Tuesday: The U.S. state of Arizona has an enormous wildfire covering almost 500 square miles; it is not contained and is sending smoke across several other states.
  52. 2012 Thursday: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announces it will end talks with Iran; chief inspector Herman Nackaerts says there has been no progress.  Elsewhere, in Antioch, Tennessee, 66-year-old Bob Welch, former guitarist/vocalist with Fleetwood Mac[v] and a solo artist, died on this date by a self-inflicted gunshot.  The artist was 66 years-old, suffering from immense back pain and facing becoming an invalid.
  53. 2013 Friday: Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, and his wife appear on live television to announce they have divorced after thirty years of marriage.  Elsewhere, Reuters reports a story on how a suspected rapist in Bolivia was captured by an angry mob and buried alive.  Wow.
  54. 2014 Saturday: Pro-Russia, pro-Vladimir Putin Petro Poroshenko takes the oath of office as the new president of the Ukraine.  Elsewhere, in Mosul, Iraq, the authorities recovered the corpses of 21 policemen, all of them kidnapped the previous day, tortured, mutilated, and then murdered.  The ‘religion of peace’ strikes yet again.
  55. 2015 Sunday: Famed British actor Christopher Lee, second-most famous ‘Dracula’ after Bela Lugosi (among other roles) dies at the age of 93.  Elsewhere, South Korea is combatting MERS- the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome- one new death and at least 14 new cases.   They already have four deaths so today’s tally hits five.  What is MERS doing in, uh, Asia?
  56. 2016 Tuesday: A terrorist attack on the central police station in Istanbul, Turkey, kills at least 11 and wounds numerous others.  The government blames Kurdish separatists which is what it generally does.  Elsewhere, today is primary election day in the United States.  Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders trade blows in several states.  The former U.S. secretary of state beats the Vermont senator in California, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota while the communist-loving POS comes out on top in Montana and North Dakota.  On the flipside of the coin, Donald Trump wins the GOP primaries in the aforementioned states.
  57. 2017 Wednesday: In Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors beat defending champion, the Cleveland Cavaliers by a final score of 118-113.  The Warriors came back from trailing the Cavaliers through part of the 3rd and almost all the 4th period before retaking the lead and beating the Cleveland team to win a 3-0 advantage.  Game 4 will occur on Friday night, 06-09-2017.  Meanwhile, in Tehran, ISIS carries out its first suicide attack in the terrorist haven of Iran attacking both parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum killing at least 12 and wounding numerous others.  Finally, according to On This Day- cops in Mozambique warn bald-headed men to be careful when they are out and about as five have been murdered for the ‘gold believed to be within their heads.’  Haven’t heard this one before but watch out!
  58. 2018 Thursday: In the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, the Washington Capitals beat the Las Vegas Golden Knights by a final score of 4-3, taking the series 4 games to one for their first title in franchise history.   Elsewhere, as U.S. rovers continue roaming Mars, NASA announces the discovery of preserved organic matter in an ancient lake bed.  NASA does not announce as to whether this was evidence of past life or was just…something else.   What else might it be?  Meanwhile, The Hill reports that a female reporter has accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of groping her back in 2000.  The PM says he has no idea as to what she’s saying.
  59. 2019 Friday: In Game 4 of the 2019 NBA Finals, in Oakland, the Toronto Raptors beat the injury-plagued Golden State Warriors by a final score of 105-92 to take a 3-1 series lead.  Meanwhile, the United Nations says at least four million Venezuelans have abandoned their country since 2015 due to the out-of-control socialist government of Cuban-bought dictator Nicolas Maduro.  UN: Do something about it.  This is what the civilized nations did following World War II- this is your flipping job!
  60. 2020 Sunday: The Chinese Bat Flu- COVID-19- continues grinding on and on and on.  Here are the statistics for today for the planet: 6,981,701 confirmed cases, 401,933 confirmed deaths, and 3,130,718 confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, COVID-19, aka coronavirus, continues causing problems.  Here are the stats: 1,977,899 confirmed cases, 112,054 confirmed deaths, and 527,896 confirmed recoveries.   In the three states in which, the American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day has chef-authors- California, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, Golden State first: 126,016 confirmed cases, 4,559 confirmed deaths, and as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  In the Aloha State, here are the stats: 664 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 614 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, in the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 23,697 confirmed cases, 1,157 confirmed deaths, and like California, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  
  61. 2021 Monday: Brand new week and Tiresias is here.  Let’s see what happens today…


This artwork is #0489 a 20” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Sunset Time.”  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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On January 22, 1976, Jethro Tull- at the behest of their record label obviously- released their first official ‘best of package,’ “M.U.- the Best of Jethro Tull” which featured slim pickings of 11 tracks culled from their earlier albums and again from the two albums following “Thick as a Brick” and “A Passion Play.”  If you have yet to introduce the music of this band to your ears, this is a good way in which one can do it just so long as you buy “Living in the Past” at the same time, too.  In that way, you are able to get a good selection of music with which to delight one’s auditory senses.  We hope you will seek it out by visiting whatever site it is you choose for the absolute best in rock music.  Remember this, however, with Amazon.com having become the POS company that it has, try shopping LOCAL

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[i] We offered the music of the Byrds beginning on Monday, 16-January-2012 and concluded the presentation on Friday, 17-February-2012.

[ii] We hope to share the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd sometime in the next decade.  At least by 2029.

[iii] We began promoting the music of not only Traffic but also the Spencer Davis Group, 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.

[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 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. The album, “Rumours,” appeared on Tuesday, 18-January-2011 at our original blog.   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, such as Bob Welch.  We thank you.


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Author: Executive and Pastry Chef Tiresias

Longtime professional chef, born in Greece, emigrated to the United States in the late 1940s where my parents opened a Greek restaurant on the East Coast and then in Southern California. My siblings and I took over the restaurants from our parents in 1999 and haven't looked back since. I have been a longtime author at the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day and now am a chef-blogger here at our WordPress site.

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