RR. 1993 Saturday: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that people who commit so-called ‘hate crimes’ ‘could be sentenced to extra punishment.’ The Court also ruled in favor of nutty religious groups saying that ‘they indeed had a constitutional right to sacrifice animals during worship services.’ The question is, if the nuts want to sacrifice human beings—who technically are animals, too, is that okay?



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Kamehameha Day (Hawaii)

Vice President Daniel D. Tompkins: U.S. Attorneys General Augustus Garland and Judson Harmon; Heavyweight Boxer Buster Mathis; 38-Special featuring Donnie Van Zant, Ian Gillan Band featuring Mark Nauseef, “Paint it Black” by the Rolling Stones, Supertramp featuring Richard Palmer-James, and ZZ Top featuring Frank Beard:

  1. 1509 Friday: England’s King Henry VIII married his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
  2. 1517 Monday: British explorer Sir Thomas Pert reaches Hudson Bay in North America.
  3. 1742 Tuesday: Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove.
  4. 1770 Tuesday: Captain James Cook, commander of the HMS Endeavour, discovered the Great Barrier Reef off Australia by running into it.
  5. 1774 Sunday: The Jews of Algiers manage to escape the Spanish attack on the city.
  6. 1776 Wednesday: The Continental Congress formed a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence calling for freedom from Britain.
  7. 1798 Tuesday: Napoleon Bonaparte and his army captured the island of Malta on this date.
  8. 1825 Sunday: The sixth vice president of the United States, 1817-1825—Democratic Republican, Daniel D. Tompkins—died on this date.
  9. 1832 Monday: In Covington, Tennessee, future 38th U.S. Attorney General Augustus Garland is born.  A future member of a variety of political parties before settling on becoming a Democrat he would serve under President Grover Cleveland March 06, 1885 until March 04,1889.
  10. 1838 Tuesday: The Iowa Territory undergoes organization at behest of the Federal government.
  11. 1859 Sunday: Miners discover the Comstock silver load near Virginia City, Nevada.
  12. 1864 Sunday: The Confederate warship, CSS Alabama, slips into Cherbourg Harbor, France, to escape Union warships.
  13. 1876 Monday: The Republican Party selects Rutherford B. Hayes as its presidential nominee.
  14. 1895 Wednesday: Charles E. Duryea receives the first U.S. patent granted to an American inventor for a gasoline-powered vehicle.  Meanwhile, the 41st U.S. Attorney General Judson Harmon assumed his post in the U.S. Department of Justice.  A Democrat, he served under President Grover Cleveland from today’s date to March 04, 1897.
  15. 1919 Thursday: Sir Barton became the first horse to capture the Triple Crown when he won the Belmont Stakes in New York City.
  16. 1920 Saturday: The Republican Party nominates Warren G. Harding for the president of the United States.
  17. 1927 Sunday: Charles Lindbergh received the Distinguished Flying Cross on this date.
  18. 1930 Thursday: William Beebe dove to a record-setting depth of 1,426 feet off the coast of Bermuda.  He used a diving chamber called a bathysphere.
  19. 1936 Friday: The Presbyterian Church of America formed in Philadelphia.
  20. 1937 Saturday: The Soviet Union under Josef Stalin, executes eight Red Army leaders as part of the political repression campaign known as the Great Purge.  
  21. 1938 Sunday: Johnny Vander Meer pitched the first of two consecutive no-hitters as he led the Cincinnati Reds to 3-0 victory over the Boston Bees.  Four days later, Vander Meer refused to give up a hit to the Brooklyn Dodgers who lost 6-0 to the Reds.
  22. 1940 Wednesday: Fascist Italy declares war on France and Britain and launches an air raid on the island of Malta.
  23. 1941 Thursday: Vichy-French warplanes bomb Tel Aviv, Israel, killing at least 20 Jews on the ground.
  24. 1942 Friday: The United States and the Soviet Union signed a lend-lease agreement to aid the USSR against the Nazis and their allies during World War II.
  25. 1943 Saturday: SS Chief Heinrich Himmler orders the liquidation of Jewish ghettoes in Poland.   Meanwhile, in Sledge, Mississippi, future heavyweight contender Buster Mathis is born.  He would fight in 34 professional fights with a record of 30 wins  (21 by KO), with 4 losses and 0 draws.
  26. 1947 Thursday: The U.S. government announced an end to sugar rationing.  Elsewhere, future Supertramp[i] guitarist (1969-1971)—Richard Palmer-James—is born in Bournemouth, England, on this date.
  27. 1949 Sunday: Future lifelong drummer with the ‘little ol’ band from Texas, ZZ Top[ii]—Frank Beard—is born on this date in Frankston, Texas.
  28. 1950 Monday: Ben Hogan returned to tournament play after a near-fatal car crash.  He won the U.S. Open.
  29. 1952 Thursday: Future lead vocalist with the Southern rock band, .38-Special[iii] (1974-2013), Donnie Van Zant, is born in Jacksonville, Florida, on this date.
  30. 1953 Friday: Future member of the Ian Gillan Band- Mark Nauseef, drummer- is born in Cortland, N.Y., on this date.
  31. 1955 Sunday: In the worst accident in the history of motor racing, 80 people lost their lives during the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France when two race cars collided and then crashed into spectators.  
  32. 1962 Tuesday: Three prisoners escaped from the Federal prison at Alcatraz Island in the middle of San Francisco Bay by leaving the island in a makeshift raft; the authorities never found or heard from them again.
  33. 1963 Wednesday: In one of the most shocking images of the Vietnam War era, Buddhist monk, Thich Quang Duc, set himself on fire on a Saigon street to protest the government of South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem.  Malcolm Browne of the Associated Press captured the scene in a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph.  Elsewhere, Alabama Governor George Wallace defiantly stands at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama to block the entry of two black students, Vivian Malone, and James Hood, into the school.  Later in the day, accompanied by federalized National Guard troops, the pair registers for school.  Finally, for trying to integrate restaurants in the state of Florida, the police arrest Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  34. 1966 Sunday: “Paint it Black” by the Rolling Stones[iv] peaks at #1.
  35. 1967 Monday: Israel and Syria accepted a U.N.-brokered ceasefire ending the Six Days War.
  36. 1976 Saturday: Australian rock-and-roll band, AC/DC[v] begins first headliner tour of Great Britain.
  37. 1977 Sunday: In the Netherlands, a 19-day hostage situation ended when Dutch marines stormed a train and a school held by South Moluccan terrorists.  In the melee, two hostages and the six jihadists lost their lives.
  38. 1978 Monday: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ordained its FIRST black priest, Joseph Freeman Jr., on this date.
  39. 1981 Friday: The first major league baseball player’s strike commenced one that would last two months.
  40. 1982 Saturday: In the 13th round of their heavyweight title boxing match, Larry Holmes scores a TKO over “Great White Hope” Gerry Cooney.  Meanwhile, “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” directed by Steven Spielberg hits movie theaters.
  41. 1984 Tuesday: The U.S. Supreme Court declares that prosecutors can admit illegally obtained evidence in trials if the prosecution shows that law enforcement could have obtained it legally.
  42. 1987 Friday: Margaret Thatcher became the first British prime minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term of office.
  43. 1990 Tuesday: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) declares that the laws banning desecration of the U.S. flag to be ‘unconstitutional.’
  44. 1993 Saturday: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that people who commit so-called ‘hate crimes’ ‘could be sentenced to extra punishment.’  The Court also ruled in favor of nutty religious groups saying that ‘they indeed had a constitutional right to sacrifice animals during worship services.’  The question is, if the nuts want to sacrifice human beings—who technically are animals, too, is that okay?
  45. 1998 Friday: Mitsubishi of America agreed to pay $34 million to end the largest sexual harassment case filed by the U.S. government.  The federal lawsuit claimed that HUNDREDS of women at a plant in Normal, Illinois, had endured groping and crude jokes from male workers.  Sounds like crap to us.
  46. 2001 Monday: Timothy McVeigh undergoes execution for the 1995 bombings at Oklahoma City that killed at least 168 people.
  47. 2004 Friday: At the Washington National Cathedral, the nation holds a state funeral for former President Ronald Wilson Reagan much to the chagrin of angry Democrats.
  48. 2008 Wednesday: The 22nd prime minister of Canada- Stephen Harper- made a historic apology to Canada’s First Nations, their Native American peoples, after news broke on systemic abuse on the children of the tribes in various ‘schools’ or ‘group homes’ where the language, ways, and even appearances were punished, forbidden, mistreated, or threatened for more than a century.  Canada used to remove the children of Indian families and then put them in these horrible place where they were mistreated until they came of age.  By that time, the damage was done.
  49. 2009 Thursday: As the global economic malaise sets in, the government of Bulgaria officially declares their country to be in recession as in the previous quarter, the nation’s GDP dropped by 1.6-percent.  Elsewhere, the ‘exceptionally reliable’ World Health Organization declares that the swine flu- H1N1- to be a ‘pandemic,’ the first such event in more than 40 years.
  50. 2010 Friday: The FIFA World Cup opened in South Africa, the first time the event took place in ANY African country.
  51. 2011 Saturday: In Rome, Italy, at least 500,000 people demonstrate demanding same-sex rights.
  52. 2012 Monday: In Afghanistan, the ‘religion of peace’ strikes again as an ambulance hits a roadside bomb, killing at least five and wounding several others.
  53. 2013 Tuesday: Russia’s Parliament passes a bill banning ‘homosexual propaganda;’ police near the Duma take Gays into custody after they whine that anti-Gay extremists pelted them with eggs.
  54. 2014 Wednesday: As the battle for Iraq continues, ISIS captures government offices and other official buildings in the fight for the northern city of Mosul. 
  55. 2017 Sunday: Militants in the Democratic Republic of the Congo city of Bene attack a prison simultaneously as prisoners launch a jailbreak, killing at least 11 in the ensuing melee and freeing more than 900 prisoners.   Meanwhile, 23-percent of the voters in Puerto Rico turn out for a referendum on statehood of which, 97% vote for it.  This would mean the nation’s 51st state would be solid Blue with two Democratic senators and several additional Democrats for the House.  Will the Democrats stop trying to steal government?
  56. 2018 Monday: The Federal Communications Commission officially repeals Net Neutrality which is good.  It’s a liberal scheme to control the Internet and radio.  Meanwhile, NASA’s Mars Rover Opportunity undergoes shutdown as one of the infamous dust storms erupts.
  57. 2019 Tuesday: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces his country will ban single-use plastics by 2021.  You don’t have anything more important on your country’s agenda than that?  Good Lord!
  58. 2020 Thursday: Seattle continues not knowing what to do with the communist Antifa and Black Lives Matter takeover of seven city blocks and renaming the area CHAZ.  There, they dispense justice while roaming the area with automatic weapons.  President Donald J. Trump says it must end soon.  Otherwise, the federal government will step in and end the left-wing insurrection by a bunch of wannabe Nazis.
  59. 2020 Thursday A: The Xi Jinping Bat Virus continues claiming lives and causing problems.  Here are the global stats for today: 7,487,676 confirmed cases, 420,236 confirmed deaths, and 3,523,386 confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, here are the numbers thanks to collusion between the Chinese communists and the Democratic Party: 2,062,704 confirmed cases, 115,441 confirmed deaths, and 618,548 confirmed recoveries.  Next in the three states in which, the world-famous AICPENDBLOG.COM has chef-authors- California, Hawaii, and Washington, here are the stats, Golden State first: 139,281 confirmed cases, 4,881 confirmed deaths, and as is the norm, no mention of confirmed recoveries.  Next, in Hawaii, here are the stats: 685 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 622 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, in the increasingly socialist republic of Washington where communists now seem to be running amok, here are the numbers: 24,759 confirmed cases, 1,194 confirmed deaths, but like California, no mention of confirmed recoveries.
  60. 2021 Friday:  Amazing how last year’s Chi-Vi stats pale in comparison to what we’ve seen a year later…


This artwork is #0493 a 20” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Miles to Go.”  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!

Beverly Carrick: The World’s Greatest Artist (1927-2012)

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On November 07, 1977, Jethro Tull- at the behest of their record label obviously- released their second official ‘best of package,’ “Repeat the Best of Jethro Tull, Volume II” which featured slim pickings of 10 tracks not included on their first ‘best of’ package including an unreleased track with which to sweeten the deal for the fans.   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 “M.U.- the Best of Jethro Tull,” and “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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Friday, June 11, 2021:


[i] We are not sure when we will present the music of Supertramp but we hope to do it within the next year or so.  You will not want to miss this group, that we can tell you.

[ii] We look forward to sharing the music of this famed, “Little Ol’ Band from Texas,” ZZ Top sometime in the next decade.

[iii] We are not sure when we will promote the music of .38-Special but will do so when we do a big shindig for Southern rock bands.  Please stay tuned for further developments

[iv] We shared the music of the Rolling Stones (and the group’s individual members) beginning Tuesday, 22-March-2016 through Sunday, 28-August-2016.  This included the members solo projects.

[v] We are not sure when AC/DC will be in the works but you bet they will be at some point, possibly in 2027-2028.


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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.

4 thoughts on “162. TODAY IN HISTORY—FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2020”

  1. All crimes are hate crimes. I hate that you have something I don’t. I hate that you are telling me no.
    There is no recidivism among the executed. Olde Wisdom from Thee Frugal Curmudgeon


    1. Most of us believe that the problems we are seeing today are the result of 2, perhaps 3 generations of young people who were spared the belt across their bare butts. As Ichabod Crane so famously said, “Spare the rod and spoil the snot-nosed brat.” (Adlibbed the last part). All this cancel culture crap can be traced back to no discipline for young kids who then grow up to believe they get a trophy for everything, NO one ever tells them “NO” and thus we have all these punks parading about in the streets, attacking people, burning down buildings, overturning cop cars. How long before Antifa and BLM began making BEHEADING videos. Thank God we still have the right to own and bear guns and every month, I stock up the old gun case.


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