Y. 1954 Tuesday: In Hanoi, capital of French Indochina, a new general takes over after his predecessor was sacked on the 4th: General Paul Ely. Peace talks between the French, the communists, and the Russians are ongoing in Europe to bring some sort of end to the war there but the French are moving faster than the talks are. They are preparing to abandon much of the northern part of Vietnam while trying to hold on to portions of the south.



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President Andrew Jackson: Supreme Court of the United States Associate Justices Noah Haynes Swayne and Byron White; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury William M. Meredith; the Allman Brothers Band featuring Derek Trucks, Boz Scaggs, Fleetwood Mac featuring Danny Kirwan, King Crimson featuring Michael “Jakko” Jakszyk, Little Feat featuring Gabe Ford, the Rolling Stones featuring Mick Taylor, and Three Dog Night featuring Chuck Negron:

  1. 65 Monday: The Jews revolt against Roman rule in Jerusalem, capturing the Fortress Antonia, driving out, and massacring one of the legions guarding the city.
  2. 452 Saturday: Attila the Hun invades Italy.
  3. 536 Friday: St. Silverius begins his reign as the 58th Roman Catholic Pope.
  4. 632 Friday: The Prophet Mohammud died in Medina, Saudi Arabia.  Rest well.
  5. 793 Tuesday: The Vikings plunder St. Cuthbert convent at Lindisfarne, England.
  6. 1191 Saturday: England’s King Richard I arrives in Acre, Holy Land, beginning his crusade to reclaim the area from the Muslim incursions.
  7. 1789 Monday: James Madison introduces a proposed Bill of Rights in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  8. 1799 Saturday: In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, future 19th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury William M. Meredith is born.  A Federalist, then a Whig, and finally a Republican, he would serve under Presidents Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore from March 08,1849 to July 22,1850.
  9. 1815 Thursday: Under the Act of Confederation, 39 German states unify into one.
  10. 1845 Sunday: Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States, died in Nashville, Tennessee.
  11. 1861 Saturday: Voters in Tennessee approved an Ordinance of Secession passed the previous month by the legislature.
  12. 1869 Tuesday: Ives W. McGaffey received a U.S. patent for the suction vacuum cleaner on this date.
  13. 1872 Saturday: Congress authorized the penny postcard on this date.
  14. 1884 Sunday: In New York City, the 35th Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court- Noah Haynes Swayne, first a Democrat and then a Republican, died.  President Abraham Lincoln nominated him to fill the seat of Associate Justice John McLean.  He served from 01-24-1862 to 01-24-1881.
  15. 1886 Tuesday: The first Civil Rights Act passes.
  16. 1915 Tuesday: Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigned in disagreement with President Woodrow Wilson over U.S. handling of the sinking of the Lusitania.
  17. 1917 Friday: During World War I, Major General John J. “Blackjack” Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Force, arrived in Liverpool, England, while en route to France.  Meanwhile, at Ft. Jay in New York, the 1st Expeditionary Division (later renamed the 1st Infantry Division, aka, “The Big Red One,” underwent organization. Finally, future 93rd Supreme Court of the United States Associate Justice Byron White is born in Fort Collins, Colorado, on this date.  President John F. Kennedy would appoint the Democrat to fill the seat of Associate Justice Charles Whittaker.  White served on the nation’s high court from 04-12-1962 to 06-28-1993.
  18. 1920 Tuesday: The Republican National Convention opened in Chicago; its delegates ended up nominating Warren G. Harding for president.
  19. 1934 Friday: The Cincinnati Reds became the first Major League team to use an airplane to travel from one city to another.  They flew from their hometown on this date to the Windy City of Chicago.
  20. 1939 Thursday: Britain’s King George VI and his consort, Queen Elizabeth, arrived in Washington, D.C., and were received by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the White House on this date.
  21. 1942 Monday: Bing Crosby recorded “Adeste Fideles” and “Silent Night” in Los Angeles for Decca Records.  Elsewhere, future vocalist with the rock band, Three Dog Night[i] (1967-76 / 1981-85)—Chuck Negron—is born on this date in New York City.
  22. 1944 Thursday: Boz Scaggs[ii], one of the all-time great guitarists and vocalists of modern times was born on this date in Canton, Ohio.  He began playing in the Steve Miller Band[iii] and then went solo in the early 1970’s and continues performing to this day.  Elsewhere, Germany’s 1 SS Panzer Corps counterattacks the Allies at Normandy Beach.
  23. 1948 Tuesday: John Rudder becomes the first black commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps.  Meanwhile, the “Texaco Star Theater” made its debut on NBC-TV with Milton Berle guest-hosting the first program; later, Berle became the permanent host.  
  24. 1953 Monday: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that restaurants in the District of Columbia could not refuse to serve blacks.  Meanwhile, eight tornadoes struck Michigan’s Lower Peninsula killing 126 people, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; an extremely powerful twister in Flint caused most of the deaths.
  25. 1954 Tuesday: In Hanoi, capital of French Indochina, a new general takes over after his predecessor was sacked on the 4th: General Paul Ely.  Peace talks between the French, the communists, and the Russians are ongoing in Europe to bring some sort of end to the war there but the French are moving faster than the talks are.  They are preparing to abandon much of the northern part of Vietnam while trying to hold on to portions of the south.  The mood at home back in France is not very good- for the people of France, this smells a lot like the summer of 1940.
  26. 1958 Sunday: Michael “Jakko” Jakszyk future guitarist/vocalist with the British progressive rock band King Crimson[iv] from 2013-present—is born in Archway, London, England, on this date.
  27. 1965 Tuesday: President Lyndon Baines Johnson finally authorized U.S. troops stationed in South Vietnam to begin taking part in offensive operations against the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army.
  28. 1966 Wednesday: National and American football leagues announced a merger to take effect in 1970 on this date.
  29. 1967 Thursday: When Israeli warplanes attacked the USS Liberty, a Navy intelligence gathering ship in the Mediterranean, they accidentally killed 34 U.S. service members.  Later, Israel said it had mistaken the U.S. ship for an Egyptian vessel and did its best to nullify its presence.
  30. 1968 Saturday: James Earl Ray, assassin of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. undergoes capture in London, England.  Elsewhere, Don Drysdale pitches a record 58th consecutive scoreless inning for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  31. 1969 Sunday: Mick Taylor replaces Brian Jones in the Rolling Stones[v].
  32. 1972 Thursday: During the Vietnam War, an Associated Press photographer captured the image of 9-year-old Pan Thi Kim Phuc as she ran naked, severely burned from the scene of a South Vietnamese napalm attack.
  33. 1973 Friday: General Francisco Franco relinquished his post as Spain’s prime minister while remaining head of state.  Elsewhere, Gabe Ford, future drummer with the Southern rock band, Little Feat[vi], is born on this date.
  34. 1974 Saturday: The United States and Saudi Arabia sign a military-economic pact.
  35. 1978 Thursday: A jury in Clark County, Nevada, ruled the so-called, “Mormon will,” purportedly written by the late billionaire Howard Hughes to be a forgery.
  36. 1979 Friday: Future guitarist with the Allman Brothers Band[vii] among others and son of ABB drummer Butch Trucks—Derek Trucks—is born on this date in Jacksonville, Florida.
  37. 1982 Tuesday: In the 36th National Basketball Association’s Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 4 games to 2.  Elsewhere, during the Falklands War, the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary Sir Galahad undergoes attack by Argentine aircraft; 48 soldiers and crewmembers lose their lives.  Finally, President Ronald Reagan became the first American chief executive to address a joint session of the British Parliament.  
  38. 1983 Wednesday: President Ronald Reagan became the first American Chief Executive to address a joint session of the British Parliament.
  39. 1986 Sunday: In the 40th National Basketball Association’s Finals, the Boston Celtics beat the Houston Rockets 4 games to 2.  This was Boston’s 16 NBA championship.
  40. 1987 Monday: Fawn Hall began testifying at the Iran-Contra Hearings, describing as how, to National Security aide Oliver L. North that she helped shred some documents and spirit away others—big fucking deal!   
  41. 1991 Saturday: In Washington, D.C., a victory parade occurs for the veterans of the Gulf War.
  42. 1995 Thursday: U.S. Marines rescued Captain Scott O’Grady, whose F-16C fighter jet had been shot down by Bosnian Serbs on June 2.  Meanwhile, Mickey Mantle received a liver transplant at a Dallas hospital; however, the baseball great died two months later.
  43. 1996 Saturday: Revival of the legendary procession of Lady Godiva naked through Coventry, England, takes place on this date.
  44. 1998 Monday: The National Rifle Association elected actor Charlton Heston to be its president.
  45. 2003 Sunday: Frustrated and angry over delays, a coalition of the nation’s mayors meeting in Denver asked federal officials to bypass state governments and give them the money they needed to beef up homeland security.
  46. 2009 Monday: North Korea’s highest court sentenced American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee to 12 years’ hard labor for trespassing and ‘hostile acts.’  However, the women received a pardon in early August 2009 after former president Bill Clinton made a trip to Pyongyang and begged for their release.  Meanwhile, Omar Bongo, 73, the world’s longest serving president who’d ruled Gabon for 42 years, died at a Spanish hospital.   
  47. 2010 Tuesday: The trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich begins today; Blagovich faces corruption charges regarding his alleged attempt to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat.
  48. 2011 Wednesday: Australia bans live cattle exports to Indonesia for up to six months in response to reports of cruel treatment at Indonesian slaughterhouses.
  49. 2013 Saturday: China’s President Xi Jinxing and U.S. President Barack Obama discuss cyber espionage at the end of their two-day summit.
  50. 2015 Monday: South Korea continues to struggle with the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, aka MERS, what with another death and 23 new cases.
  51. 2016 Wednesday: In the city of Tel Aviv, as peaceful Israeli citizens go about their daily lives, two Palestinian thugs open fire on them.  Four Israelis are murdered outright while another 18 suffer wounds of varying degrees.  Instead of shooting the two Islamists dead, police arrest the pair and swoop them off to prison.   Elsewhere, after Governor John Kasich scribbles his signature on a bill, Ohio becomes the 25th to legalize ‘medicinal marijuana.’  What a joke.
  52. 2017 Thursday: Disgraced former FBI Director James Comey, a man despised by both the right and left, testified to a committee of the U.S. Senate that President Donald J. Trump ‘told lies plain and simple.’ [viii]  
  53. 2018 Friday: In Game 4 of the 2018 NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors blew out the Cleveland Cavaliers by a final score of 108-85.  This was the third Finals win in four years making the Golden State Warriors the newest NBA dynasty.  Meanwhile, famed British blues guitarist with Fleetwood Ma[ix]c (1969-1972)- Danny Kirwan- died in London at age 68 from a case of chronic pneumonia.
  54. 2019 Saturday: Freedom lovers are outraged around the world following the arrest of Russian journalist Ivan Golunov on Thursday on drug charges.  Apparently, he was beaten while in custody by unknown perps who gave him a hematoma, fractured ribs, and a concussion.   Even worse, he was arrested after the cops planted drugs on him.  Poor bastard.
  55. 2020 Monday: The COVID-19 Virus Crisis, aka the Chinese Bat Flu, aka the Wuhan Virus Crisis, continues causing problems, exactly as the communist government in Beijing intended for it to do.  Here are the numbers for today for the world: 7,085,894 confirmed cases, 405,168 confirmed deaths, and 3,180,479 confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, here are the numbers: 1,999,671 confirmed cases, 112,579 confirmed deaths, and 530,531 confirmed recoveries.  Next, in the three states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day- California, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 131,319 confirmed cases, 4,653 confirmed deaths, but ZERO mention of confirmed recoveries because once again, little Governor Gavin Newsom is playing politics.  Next, in Hawaii, here are the stats: 675 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 617 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, in Washington, here are the stats: 24,041 confirmed cases, 1,161 confirmed deaths, and like the Golden State, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Elsewhere, Joe Biden now is the official presidential nominee of the Democratic Party.      
  56. 2021 Tuesday: Stick around and discover whatever is going on today…


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The next studio album by Jethro Tull- “Too Old to Rock-and-Roll: Too Young to Die,” came out on April 23, 1976.  Once again, the band was floundering about as it sought to find its direction and this album was about an aging rock star faced with living the remaining of his life out of the limelight.  Ah, well, Ian Anderson always has lofty ideas but sometimes they come across in a cloudy way.  Still, this is a fine album and features a somewhat altered lineup of Ian Anderson (vocals, flutes, guitars, keyboards), Martin Barre (guitars), John Glascock (bass), John Evan (keyboards), and Barriemore Barlow (drums).  We encourage everyone to visit a local music store and give it a good listen.  In the old days, we could go to record stores and could listen to an entire album in a listening booth to see if we wanted to buy it or we didn’t.  We believe that that is something that should be brought back for all fans as it would make it easier to know if something was right for our musical tastes or it was not.  Check it out.

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Tuesday, June 08, 2021:


[i] Not sure when we will get around to doing the music of Three Dog Night but if we ever return to promoting the music of famed rock bands from the 1960s and the 1970s, we sure as heck will include this stellar band, one that is still performing to this day.  We saw them in 2019 and all we can say is “Wow.”

[ii] When we promoted the music of the Steve Miller Band, we screwed up by not promoting the music of Boz Scaggs at the same time.  We look forward to doing it soon.

[iii] We began promoting the music of the Steve Miller Band beginning on Wednesday, 27-July-2011 through Wednesday, 24-August-2011 and then did a second stint on Sunday, 20-April-2014.  We hope you will check the music of this amazing San Francisco, California, acid-rock blues band.

[iv] We presented the music of this British prog-rock band, the amazing King Crimson, beginning on Monday, 20-October-2014 through Sunday, 21-December-2014.  We hope you will check them out and add them to your collection.

[v] We shared the music of the Stones beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016.  This included the members’ solo projects.  We sure as heck hope you check out the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richard, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Mick Taylor.  Ronnie Wood you can find during the presentation of the Faces.

[vi] We celebrated the music of the amazing Little Feat beginning on Tuesday, 11-June-2013 through Monday, 15-July-2013.  One of the great unsung bands of all time, we hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your music collection.

[vii] When we present the music of the Allman Brothers Band, we will present the music of Gov’t Mule.  Stay tuned for further developments.

[viii] James Comey is a worthless POS and one of the main coup plotters against President Donald J. Trump.  We hope he will soon be breaking rocks at Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary for his role in the attempted coup.

[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.  Seeing as how Fleetwood Mac was among the earliest bands we ever promoted, we will have to pick them back up and present not only the music of the band that has come out since then but also the individual member’s solo projects.


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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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