DDD. 2016 Sunday: In the early morning hours, local Muslim jihadist Omar Mateen, 29 years-old opens fire at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, slaying 49 people and wounding another 53 before members of the Orlando Police Department kill the POS. Some say that Mateen himself was homosexual- something his wife denied- which was why he targeted the predominantly gay club.



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President (and Vice President) George H.W. Bush; U.S. Attorney General Richard Kleindienst; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Tom C. Clark; the Atlanta Rhythm Section featuring Berry Bailey, Bill Haley and the Comets, Boston featuring Brad Delp, Cheap Trick featuring Bun E. Carlos, Colosseum featuring Jon Hiseman, the Dave Clark Five, Family, as well as King Crimson featuring John Wetton, the Pretenders featuring Pete Farndon, and the Troggs featuring Reg Presley:

  1. 1550 Monday: King Gustavus I Vasa of Sweden issued a decree on this date, which established the city of Helsinki.
  2. 1665 Friday: After driving the Dutch out of New Amsterdam, the English rename it “New York.”  They also appointed its first mayor, Thomas Willett.
  3. 1691 Tuesday: The 242nd Pope Innocent XII succeeds the 241st Pope Alexander VIII in the Papacy.  Alexander served as pontiff from October 06, 1689 until February 01, 1691.  Innocent XII would serve from today until September 27, 1700.
  4. 1776 Wednesday: Virginia’s colonial legislature became the first to adopt the Bill of Rights.
  5. 1787 Tuesday: The U.S. Congress passes a law that stipulates senators must be 30 years old  or older to serve.
  6. 1792 Tuesday: George Vancouver finds the site of what would become Vancouver, Canada.
  7. 1812 Friday: The combined armies of Napoleon Bonaparte cross the Russian border, bent on invasion.
  8. 1839 Wednesday: According to the legend, Abner Doubleday created the game of baseball on this date. 
  9. 1849 Tuesday: Lewis Haslett of Louisville, Kentucky, patents the gas mask on this date—Patent US6529A.
  10. 1859 Sunday: Prospectors discover the Comstock silver lode in Nevada.
  11. 1867 Wednesday: The Austro-Hungarian Empire forms on this date.
  12. 1898 Sunday: Philippine nationalists declared independence from Spain.
  13. 1917 Tuesday: The United States Secret Service extends protection from the president to his family as well.
  14. 1918 Wednesday: In France on the Western Front, U.S. Army troops launch the first airplane bombing raid by an American unit.
  15. 1920 Saturday: The Republican National Convention, meeting in Chicago, Illinois, nominated Warren G. Harding for president on the 10th ballot and nominated Calvin Coolidge for vice president.
  16. 1921 Sunday: President Warren G. Harding urged every young man in America to attend military training camp.
  17. 1923 Tuesday: Harry Houdini—acclaimed magician—while suspended upside-down 40 feet above the ground managed to escape from a strait jacket.
  18. 1924 Thursday: George H.W. Bush—future 43rd Vice President and then 41st President of the United States, a Republican—is born in Milton, Massachusetts, on this date.  As the 43rd vice president, he served under President Ronald Reagan from 1981-1989 and then became the 41st President serving from 1989 to 1993.  
  19. 1926 Saturday: Brazil—in protest of the League of Nation’s determination to allow Germany to enter the body—quits the organization. 
  20. 1935 Wednesday: In the U.S. Senate, Senator Huey Long of Louisiana sets the record for the longest speech by speaking 150,000 words over the course of 15.5 hours.
  21. 1939 Monday: The National Baseball’s Hall of Fame and Museum underwent dedication in Cooperstown, New York.
  22. 1941 Thursday: Future vocalist with the British rock band, the Troggs[i]—Reg Presley—is born in Andover, Hampshire, England, on this date.
  23. 1942 Friday: Anne Frank, a German-born Jewish girl living in Amsterdam, received a diary for her 13th birthday, less than a month before she and her family went into hiding from the Nazis.  Meanwhile, German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler orders the enslavement of the Slavic peoples.
  24. 1943 Saturday: SS Chief Heinrich Himmler orders the liquidation of ALL Nazi-established Jewish ghettoes in occupied Poland.
  25. 1948 Saturday: Future longtime member of the Atlanta Rhythm Section[ii]–Berry Bailey (lead guitar/backing vocals 1971-2006)—is born on this date.
  26. 1949 Sunday: John Wetton, future bassist and vocalist with the English bands, Family[iii], King Crimson[iv], and Asia[v] (as well as others), was born on this date in Willington, Derbyshire, England.
  27. 1950 Monday: Future longtime drummer with the Rockford, Illinois rock band, Cheap Trick[vi]—Bun E. Carlos—is born on this date in Rockford, Illinois.
  28. 1951 Tuesday: Future original vocalist with the band, Boston[vii]—Brad Delp—is born in Danvers, Massachusetts, on this date.
  29. 1952 Thursday: Future member of the Anglo-American rock band, the Pretenders[viii] until his death from a heroin overdose in 1983–Pete Farndon (bass/vocals)—is born on this date in Hereford, England.
  30. 1954 Saturday: Bill Haley and the Comets[ix] release their iconic hit “Rock-around-the-Clock.”
  31. 1956 Tuesday: Under an executive order signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the United States Army officially adopted its present flag.
  32. 1963 Wednesday: One of Hollywood’s most notoriously expensive productions, “Cleopatra,” starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and Rex Harrison, opened in New York City, NY.  Elsewhere in the country, civil rights leader Medgar Evers, 37, was shot and killed outside his home in Jackson, Mississippi.
  33. 1964 Friday: A court in South Africa sentenced Nelson Mandela to life in prison in for being a terrorist.
  34. 1965 Saturday: Rock group, the Dave Clark 5[x], set a record by appearing for the 12th time on the Ed Sullivan Show.
  35. 1967 Monday: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), in Loving vs. Virginia, struck down laws prohibiting interracial marriages.   Speaking of SCOTUS, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Tom C. Clark- the 86th justice- stepped down from his seat on this date.  A Democrat, President Harry S. Truman nominated his fellow Democrat to fill the seat of Associate Justice Frank Murphy.  Clark served from August 19, 1949 until today.  
  36. 1968 Wednesday: Paramount Pictures released the Roman Polanski horror film “Rosemary’s Baby” on this date, which starred Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes.
  37. 1971 Saturday: Tricia Nixon and Edward F. Cox exchanged wedding vows in the White House Rose Garden on this date.
  38. 1972 Monday: The 68th U.S. Attorney General Richard Kleindienst assumed his office today.  A Republican, he served under President Richard M. Nixon from today until April 30, 1973.
  39. 1975 Thursday: In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, “Hammering” Hank Aaron hits his first home run since 1965.
  40. 1978 Monday: “Son of Sam” killer, David Berkowitz, receives 25 years to life from the New York State Supreme Court.
  41. 1981 Friday: In the 3rd round of their WBC-heavyweight boxing match, Larry Holmes scores a TKO over challenger Leon Spinks.  Elsewhere, major league baseball players began a 49-day strike over the issue of free-agent compensation.  Sadly, the season did not resume until August 10, leaving baseball fans pounding sand.  Finally, “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones underwent its first release.
  42. 1987 Friday: President Ronald Reagan, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin, publicly challenged Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.”
  43. 1991 Wednesday: In Russia, Boris Yeltsin becomes the new president, the first since the collapse of the USSR.
  44. 1994 Sunday: Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman lost their lives in a horrendous slashing attack outside her Los Angeles home that shocked the world.  A jury later acquitted her estranged husband, O.J. Simpson of the crime but a jury in a civil action eventually held him liable.
  45. 1999 Saturday: NATO-led peacekeeping forces enter the Yugoslavian province of Kosovo.
  46. 2002 Wednesday: In the NBA Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers sweep the New Jersey Nets 4 games to 0.
  47. 2004 Saturday: Former President George H. W. Bush celebrates his 80th birthday by skydiving.
  48. 2008 Thursday: In a referendum, Ireland shoots down the Lisbon Treaty, a program of reform for the European Union which throws the whole idea into confusion and uncertainty.
  49. 2009 Friday: Following ‘free elections’ in the Islamist hellhole of Iran, people protest them as being ‘unfair.’  Of all the Middle Eastern nations in which, President Barack Obama interfered during the “Green Revolutions,” Iran was the only one in which, he didn’t.  Go figure.  
  50. 2010 Saturday: Hungarian food critic Egon Ronay dies at age 94.
  51. 2011 Sunday: In the NBA Finals, the Dallas Mavericks win their first NBA title by beating the Miami Heat 4 games to 2.
  52. 2012 Tuesday: An Australian coroner’s report rules that a dingo and not a person sentenced to prison was responsible for the death of a baby in 1980.   Meanwhile, Beijing-controlled World Health Organization announces that diesel exhaust causes cancer.  Go figure.
  53. 2013 Wednesday: Russia bans gay propaganda promoting the ‘alternative lifestyles of the LGBTQIA+ community’ the day before.  It goes into effect.  Good.
  54. 2014 Thursday: After terrorists kidnap three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank, the government blames the jihadist thugs of Hamas. 
  55. 2015 Friday: According to On This Day, Zimbabwe decides to end the nation’s national currency offering an exchange of 35 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars for $1 U.S.  Hate to see the citizens bringing their money to the banks for exchange. 
  56. 2016 Sunday: In the early morning hours, local Muslim jihadist Omar Mateen, 29 years-old opens fire at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, slaying 49 people and wounding another 53 before members of the Orlando Police Department kill the POS.  Some say that Mateen himself was homosexual- something his wife denied- which was why he targeted the predominantly gay club.
  57. 2017 Monday: In Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors beat defending champion, the Cleveland Cavaliers by a final score of 129-120, capturing the crown for the second time in three years and avenging their loss to the Cavaliers the previous year.  The addition of Kevin Durant, aka “KD,” during the offseason helped the Warriors clinch the NBA title. 
  58. 2018 Tuesday: In Sutton, England, Jon Hiseman- famed drummer of the British rock band, Colosseum[xi]– died at age 73 on this date.  Meanwhile, the first summit meeting between U.S. President Donald J. Trump and North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un occurs.  Following its conclusion, they agree to meet again to discuss ways by which the two countries can bring peace to the Korean Peninsula.  Elsewhere, the Trump administration debuts a new 16-acre parcel of land in Taipei, Taiwan, that will become the home of ‘the American Institute in Taiwan’ which will actually be the new embassy as the U.S. moves back to the Two-China Policy by which, we recognize the Chi-Coms’ criminal occupation of the mainland and the freedom-loving Chinese people of Taiwan.
  59. 2019 Wednesday: In Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins by a final score of 4-3 to win their first cup in team franchise history.  Congratulations.   Meanwhile, the Chi-Com intelligence-gathering company Huawei pulls back the launch of its laptop (what could be wrong with this?) blaming its setback on the U.S. refusal to permit Chi-Com spy devices into the U.S.  Wait another year or two if the Dems are able to somehow get Trump out of office.
  60. 2020 Friday: Leftists continue causing trouble around the country, trouble we believe is being funded by Beijing and on the ground by their Democratic Party colluders.  Shame on them.  Meanwhile, the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, aka CHAZ, continues to exist, a place where robberies, rapes, and beatings are increasing exponentially. Various groups are now fighting for supremacy in there, how soon before we have outright violence, public whippings, and even executions?  Meanwhile, the Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, a committed Marxist, says ‘it’s akin to the summer of love.’  Yeah, right. It is high time for the U.S. government to put both Beijing and their Democratic Party lackeys on notice that we are not going to put up with this crap.  Enough is flipping enough!  Sadly, statues across the country have been vandalized, torn down, and/or destroyed.  Not good.
  61. 2020 Friday A: Here are the statistics for the Wuhan Bat Virus Crisis, sent around the globe by communist bigwig, Xi Jinping: 7,573,699 confirmed cases, 423,155 confirmed deaths, and 3,582,269 confirmed recoveries.   In the United States, here are the stats for today: 2,083,548 confirmed cases, 116,130 confirmed deaths, and 626,642 confirmed recoveries.  In the three states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day, aka the AICPENDBLOG.COM, has chef-authors- California, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, Golden State first: 141,983 confirmed cases, 4,943 confirmed deaths, but NO mention of confirmed recoveries; politics as usual.  Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 685 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 622 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, in Washington, here are the stats: 24,799 confirmed cases, 1,194 confirmed deaths, but like California, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.
  62. 2021 Saturday:  Stick around…


This artwork is #0494 a 20” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Primroses and Teddy Bears.”  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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Jethro Tull returned on April 10, 1978 with the second album of a coming trio of English folk rock albums- “Heavy Horses.”  Quintessentially British from start to finish, Jethro Tull returned to what they began as- blues and acoustic.  The band continued as six members- Ian Anderson (vocals, flutes, guitars, keyboards), Martin Barre (guitars), John Glascock (bass), John Evan (keyboards), Barriemore Barlow (drums), and Dee Palmer (keyboards and synthesizers).  Critics sang the album’s praises which is always peculiar as it seems when critics get their teeth dug in, they hate to pull them out.  We hope you will seek this album out and make it a part of your listening day- we suspect you will like it

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Saturday, June 12, 2021:


[i] We began promoting the music of the Troggs on Monday, 06-January-2020 and then Google Blogger slammed the door shut on us.  Go figure.  We hope to return to presenting the music of the greatest bands in the world one day so please, remain vigilant for the day that we do.

[ii] The Atlanta Rhythm Section is another awesome American band, one we sure as heck hope to promote when and if we return to doing music again.

[iii] The music of this famed British band, Family as well as the spin-off group, Streetwalkers, appeared on Tuesday, 08-October-2013 through Thursday, 31-October-2013.

[iv] We promoted the music of King Crimson, one of the greatest prog-rock bands of all time beginning on Monday, 20-October-2014 through Sunday, 21-December-2014.  We hope you will check them out as the remain active to this day.

[v] We hope to promote the music of Asia at some point within the next 20 years.

[vi] 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.

[vii] Not sure when we will begin promoting the music of Boston but when we do, we will alert the readership.  Stay tuned for further developments.

[viii] We are not sure as to when we will promote the music of the Pretenders but when we do, you will be the first to know so rejoice.

[ix] You can bet that one day we will promote the music of Bill Haley and the Comets.  Remain alert for the day we do.

[x] We plan on doing the music of the Dave Clark 5 and the Box Tops one of these days.

[xi] We look forward to sharing the music of this influential British band within the next five years.  Colosseum was overlooked when we shared the group of interconnected bands in which, Humble Pie, was a part.  Sorry for the oversight.


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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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