X. 1941 Wednesday: Nazi Germany and Turkey sign a treaty of friendship and cooperation. Throughout World War II, the Turks would supply the Nazis and their European allies with the raw materials for their war machine as would Fascist Spain and Portugal and at one point- prior to the Allied mission over Ploesti, Rumania- were considering entry into the war to reclaim the Caucasus from the Soviet Union.



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Day off for Juneteenth (State Holiday in New Jersey and Virginia)

U.S. Secretary of War John H. Eaton; Hungarian Axis WW II Leader Admiral Miklós Horthy; the Beatles featuring Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band featuring Clarence Clemons, Derek and the Dominoes featuring Carl Radle, Guns and Roses featuring Dizzy Reed, and the Monterey Pop Festival:

  1. 860 Friday: Swedish Vikings attack the Byzantine capital city of Constantinople on the Black Sea; the Vikings had used the internal waterways of Eastern Europe to come down to the area.
  2. 1155 Saturday: Pope Adrian IV- the 169th pontiff- crowns Frederick IV Barbarossa Roman-German Emperor.
  3. 1429 Thursday: French forces under Joan of Arc defeat the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay, turning the tide of the Hundred Years’ War.
  4. 1541 Wednesday: The Irish Parliament selects Henry VIII king of Ireland.
  5. 1767 Thursday: Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is the man whom historians credit with ‘discovering’ the island.
  6. 1778 Thursday: American forces entered Philadelphia as the British withdrew during the Revolutionary War.
  7. 1790 Friday: In Scotland Neck, N.C., future 13th U.S. Secretary of War John H. Eaton is born; A Democratic-Republican, then a Democrat, and finally a Whig, he served under President Andrew Jackson from 03-09-1829 to 06-18-183.1 / He then would become governor of the Florida Territory and then U.S. minister to Spain.
  8. 1812 Thursday: The War of 1812 began as the Congress of the United States approved, and President James Madison signed, a declaration of war against Britain.
  9. 1815 Sunday: Napoleon Bonaparte met his Waterloo as British and Prussian troops under the joint command of the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher defeated the French in Belgium.  This forced Napoleon to abdicate his throne a second time and to go into exile for the last time.
  10. 1817 Wednesday: On this date, the Waterloo Bridge, which spanned the Thames River and architect John Rennie designed, opened to commuter traffic. 
  11. 1837 Sunday: Spain selects a new constitution.
  12. 1861 Tuesday: The city of Utica, New York, held the first fly-casting fishing tournament on this date.
  13. 1863 Thursday: J.J. Richardson received a patent for the ratchet wrench.  
  14. 1864 Saturday: At Petersburg, Virginia, Union troops under General Ulysses S. Grant end four days of assaults on the Confederate fortifications and trenches.
  15. 1868 Thursday: Future leader of Axis ally Hungary during World War II- Admiral Miklós Horthy- is born in Kenderes, Austro-Hungarian Empire ,on this date.
  16. 1873 Wednesday: A judge in Canandaigua, New York, found suffragist Susan B. Anthony guilty of breaking the law by casting a vote in the 1872 presidential election and fined her $100 but she never paid it.
  17. 1892 Saturday: Planters in the Hawaiian Islands plant macadamia nuts on this date, nuts that now are synonymous with the Islands.
  18. 1918 Tuesday: Allied forces on the Western Front during World War I began their largest counterattack against the German army.
  19. 1925 Thursday: Harvard University issues the first degree in landscape architecture on this date.
  20. 1927 Saturday: The U.S. Post Office offered a special 10-cent postage stamp for sale with an image of Charles Lindbergh’s “Spirit of St. Louis” airplane.
  21. 1928 Monday: Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean.
  22. 1936 Thursday: The first bicycle traffic court underwent establishment in Racine, Wisconsin.
  23. 1940 Tuesday: During World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged his compatriots to conduct themselves in a manner that would prompt future generations to say, “This was their finest hour.”
  24. 1941 Wednesday: Nazi Germany and Turkey sign a treaty of friendship and cooperation.  Throughout World War II, the Turks would supply the Nazis and their European allies with the raw materials for their war machine as would Fascist Spain and Portugal and at one point- prior to the Allied mission over Ploesti, Rumania- were considering entry into the war to reclaim the Caucasus from the Soviet Union.
  25. 1942 Thursday: Paul McCartney, bassist, and vocalist with the Beatles[i], Wings, and as a solo artist, was born in Liverpool, England on this date.  Elsewhere, the United States Navy commissioned its first black officer, Harvard University medical student Bernard Whitfield Robinson.  Finally, future bassist with a variety of bands including Derek and the Dominoes and with Eric Clapton[ii] solo, Carl Radle, is born on this date in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  26. 1945 Monday: William Joyce, known as “Lord Haw-Haw,” undergoes charging in London with high treason for his English language wartime broadcasts on German radio; his captors hung him in 1946.
  27. 1948 Friday: The United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted its International Declaration of Human Rights—what good has it done?  Elsewhere, in New York City, Columbia Records unveiled its new long-playing phonograph record to the public.
  28. 1953 Thursday: A U.S. Air Force Douglas C-124 Globemaster II crashed near Tokyo killing all 129 people aboard it.  Elsewhere, Egypt proclaimed itself as a republic with General Neguib as its president.  Finally, in a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers, players broke or tied 17 Major League Baseball records.
  29. 1956 Monday: As the Suez Crisis winds down, the last British troops leave Egypt for home.
  30. 1959 Thursday: A federal court annulled the Arkansas law allowing school closings to prevent integration.  Meanwhile, the first telecast received from England appeared in the U.S. over NBC-TV.
  31. 1963 Tuesday: In Hinsdale, Illinois, future keyboardist/vocalist with the hard rock band, Guns and Roses[iii] 1990-to-present, Dizzy Reed, is born.  Elsewhere, 3,000 blacks boycott the Boston public school system due to the racist policies of the city.
  32. 1964 Thursday: President Lyndon Baines Johnson and Japanese Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda spoke by telephone to inaugurate the first trans-Pacific cable completed by AT&T between Japan and Hawaii.
  33. 1967 Sunday: The Monterey Pop Festival featuring the great bands of the 1960’s takes place in Central California.
  34. 1968 Tuesday: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) forbids racial discrimination in the sale and renting of housing.
  35. 1975 Wednesday: Fred Lynn of the Boston Red Sox hit three home runs, a triple, and a single in a game against the Detroit Tigers.
  36. 1979 Monday: President Jimmy Carter and Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev sign the SALT II treaty.
  37. 1981 Thursday: Supreme Court Associate Justice Potter Stewart retires; Sandra Day O’Connor replaces him and becomes the first woman on the nation’s high court.
  38. 1982 Friday: The U.S. Senate extends the Voting Right Act of 1965 by a vote of 85-8.
  39. 1983 Saturday: Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
  40. 1989 Sunday: John Wayne Bobbitt marries Lorena L Gallo.
  41. 1991 Tuesday: Former San Francisco Giants’ pitcher Dave Dravecky loses his left arm to bone cancer.
  42. 1996 Tuesday: Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber undergoes indictment on 10 criminal counts.
  43. 1998 Thursday: The Boston Globe asked Patricia Smith to resign after she admitted to inventing people and quotes in four of her recent columns—liberal Democrat, anyone?
  44. 1999 Friday: Heavyweight boxer Larry Holmes improved his pro record to 67-6 with a TKO at 2:00 of Round 8 in a 10-round bout over James “Bonecrusher” Smith at the Crown Coliseum at Fayetteville, North Carolina.
  45. 2007 Monday: London law enforcement gets lucky and rescues 31 children from a global child-trafficking ring.  More than 700 suspects are identified worldwide and the dragnet is out searching for them.
  46. 2008 Wednesday: The BBC reports a story from Romania in which villagers so despising of one politician voted for his dead rival- 57-year-old Mayor Neculai Ivascu who ran the village for more than two decades over his living opponent, Gheorghe Dobrescu, beating him by a slim margin of 23 votes.  The villagers simply did not want change.
  47. 2009 Thursday: NASA launched the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter/LCROSS probes to the moon.  It was the first United States lunar mission since Lunar Prospector in 1998.  Elsewhere, North Korea announces via its state news agency that it might be sending a missile in the direction of Hawaii.  That’s nice.
  48. 2010 Friday: Roza Otunbayeva, interim leader of Kyrgyzstan, estimates the death toll from the country’s worst ethnic battle in decades could be as many as 2,000 people.  Elsewhere, at Sotheby’s in London, John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics to “A Day in the Life” sell for a cool $1.2 million.[iv]
  49. 2011 Saturday: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declares 2011 to be one of the worst years on record for climate change.  Elsewhere, famed saxophonist with Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band[v]– Clarence Clemons- dies from complications related to a stroke.  Meanwhile, Reuters reports oil prices hitting a four-month low of $93 per barrel.
  50. 2012 Monday: In Saudi Arabia, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz becomes the heir apparent to the throne.  Elsewhere, a new round of talks regarding Iran’s nuclear ambitions and six other nations are set to open in Moscow.  Meanwhile, the G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, open with the Eurozone crisis high on the list as well as the upcoming meeting between American President Barack Hussein Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding the ongoing ‘Syrian crisis’ as well as international trade.  
  51. 2013 Tuesday: New data reveals 280 heretofore-unseen craters on the lunar surface.   Elsewhere, the endless war in Afghanistan continues as an explosion near the Bagram Airbase kills four U.S. soldiers.  In Kabul, jihadists set off a bomb that kills three sad souls and injures another six- all in the name of the loving god, Allah.  Elsewhere, in the 2013 NBA Finals’ Game 6, the Miami Heat are able to tie the series up with the San Antonio Spurs by a final score of 103-100 in overtime.  Sunday will be the deciding game in Miami.
  52. 2014 Wednesday: Internet retailer Amazon, Inc. releases its own ‘Fire’ smart phone; the phone will allow users to connect directly to Amazon.com to shop for items they scan or identify in video and audio clips on the device.  Elsewhere, things are as crazy as ever in Iraq as jihadists in the city of Mosul kidnap 40 Indian employees working for a Turkish construction company.   Meanwhile, the Ebola virus continues running amok in Liberia, claiming the lives of at least seven sufferers in the capital city of Monrovia.
  53. 2015 Thursday: In Monguno, Nigeria, an accidental explosion of a bomb kills 18 jihadists and wounds another 53 terrorists.   Speaking of Boko Haram thugs, the Chadian air force carries out a retaliatory airstrike on a Boko Haram site in neighboring Nigeria’s hinterlands blowing numerous of the scumbags up.  Three days before, the jihadists carried out an attack in Chad’s capital city of N’Djamena that killed numerous people.
  54. 2016 Saturday: Ahead of the upcoming GOP National Convention, Apple Inc. says that because candidate Donald J. Trump is such an ‘evil ogre,’ they won’t be providing any funds or other support to the convention.  They claim that Mr. Trump has said things negative to women, illegal aliens, and homosexuals, most of which is either blown out of proportion or straight out bulls**t.   (Note- Big Tech is showing its hand already, folks…)
  55. 2017 Sunday: Emanuel Macron’s political party wins big in the second round of the legislative elections.  Elsewhere, a new ‘health study’ in the United States says it’s wise to avoid the use of coconut oil (which makes the absolute best popcorn) and go with something like canola oil or other such U.S.-produced vegetable oils.  A year or two later, there would be much discussion as to whether canola oil is actually a cancer-causing oil?  We understand the best oils to use are either olive or avocado and yes, coconut oil, too.  Avoid the other crap.
  56. 2018 Monday: President Donald J. Trump announces the establishment of a sixth branch of the U.S. military, the U.S. Space Force with which to counter the threats of communist China, Vladimir Putin’s Russia, India, Iran, and other states seeking to control outer space.   Elsewhere, a dimwitted Palestinian thug tries to sneak into Israel.  While fiddling with automated border technology way beyond the farthest realms of his intelligence, the defensive device detonates and kills the imbecile.  Of course, the Palestinians are angry over this incident of suicide by stupidity.
  57. 2019 Tuesday: An International Tribunal in London announces that communist China has been harvesting the organs of marginalized peoples in prison camps on an industrial scale.  This should be shocking to everyone that this communist POS country would commit crimes against humanity on this scale yet the United Nations and nations around the globe say…nothing.  Crickets.  Free Mainland China NOW!  Meanwhile in Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, leader of the independent former British Crown Colony apologizes for having introduced the Beijing-sponsored ‘extradition bill’ that would send accused criminals to communist Mainland China for trial.  She withdrew it because people demanding freedom forced her to do it, she had no choice.
  58. 2020 Thursday: China’s ‘gift to the world,’ the coronavirus, aka the Xi Jinping Bat Flu, created in Wuhan and dispatched around the world, continues causing problems.  Here are the global stats for today: 8,400,320 confirmed cases, 450,435 confirmed deaths, and 4,109,183 confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, here are the stats: 2,230,920 confirmed cases, 120,147 confirmed deaths, and 698,390 confirmed recoveries.  In the three states in which, the world-famous, anti-communist China American Institute of Culinary Politics- The Elemental News of the Day has chef-authors- California, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 161,099 confirmed cases, 5,290 confirmed deaths, but as has become the norm, ZERO mention of confirmed recoveries.  In Hawaii, here are the stats: 744 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 639 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, in the Democratic-Socialist hellhole of Washington, here are the stats: 27,145 confirmed cases, 1,245 confirmed deaths, and but like California, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Shame on these political scumbags, shame.  As for unemployment claims, more than 1.5 million Americans filed for unemployment claims last week.
  59. 2020 Thursday A: Here are the stock market closing numbers for today: the DOW Jones Industrial Average: 26,080.10, DOWN 39.51 points, a 0.15% drop.  The NASDAQ closed at: 9,943.05, UP 32.52 points, an increase of 0.33%.  Finally, here are the numbers for the S&P 500: 3,154.34, UP 1.85 points, an increase of 0.59%.
  60. 2021 Friday: Everyone knows the drill…


This artwork is #0500 a 24” x 20” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Poppies and Lupine Abound.”  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, 1982 with their next studio offering, the final theatrical album in a series of them: “The Broadsword and the Beast.”  The band featured  Ian Anderson (vocals, flutes, guitars, keyboards), Martin Barre (guitars), Dave Pegg (bass- Fairport Convention) Gerry Conway (drums and percussion from Fairport Convention), and Peter John Vettese (keyboards, synthesizers, and backing vocals).  Critics gave it fair-to-middling reviews but in the eyes of the fans, it sold better than the two previous efforts.  Many fans like some of us LOVED the music of the earlier Jethro Tull from the first album through “Living in the Past” but Ian Anderson answered to no one- especially to his fans and traveled down whatever road he felt necessary to follow.  Ah, well, that being said, we hope everyone goes out and gives this record a good listen; you may like it and you may not.  Give it a good listen- we think you will enjoy it.

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Friday, June 18, 2021:


[i] We began promoting the music of both the Beatles and the band’s individual components on Friday, 04-November-2016 through Sunday, 11-June-2018.  Besides the Beatles, we also promoted the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys.

[ii] We began offering music by the supergroup Cream on Friday, 17-January-2014 through Monday, 03-February-2014.  Please seek out their albums by visiting posts on those corresponding dates.  You will be glad you did.  Sadly, at the time, we also should have presented the solo catalogs of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker.  When we do, Derek and the Dominoes will be among them.  We hope to do so at some point within the next decade or so.

[iii] Not sure when Guns ‘n’ Roses is coming but we hope we will still be alive and will get around to sharing them with the world.

[iv] We began promoting the music of both the Beatles and the band’s individual components on Friday, 04-November-2016 through Sunday, 11-June-2018.  Besides the Beatles, we also promoted the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys.    “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely-Hearts Club Band” appeared on Tuesday, 22-November-2016.  Please seek out this massive offering by visiting the blog posts between those dates. You will be glad you did.

[v] Not sure as to when we will do the music of Bruce Springsteen. 


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Author: Working Chef V. Vicky Mazarotti, ACF CWC, CPC, IACP

My career commenced as a young chef back in the 1970's when I was working at a hotel in San Francisco. I had the opportunity to work in many various parts of the country and worked my way up the culinary ladder to become a top chef. I am both a Certified Working Chef and a Certified Pastry Chef and am a member of the American Culinary Federation, the world's top authority on everything connected to cooking. The picture you see here of me is one that talented Bakersfield, California, up-and-coming street artist, the famed Simone, did of me for the blog. Given how the world now is, we do our best to secure our identities due to increasing left-wing lunacy. I hope you understand.

5 thoughts on “169. TODAY IN HISTORY—FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2021”

    1. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem spent the entire war in Berlin until it was time to go as the Soviets closed in. He helped the Nazis raise Bosnian Muslims for the SS and when he returned to Palestine, he later took in Nazis like Hitler’s favorite SS commando, Colonel Otto Skorzeny. Dreadful time in history to be sure.

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      1. We pride ourselves being well-versed on history- especially thanks to Mo. Still, it’s great to converse with someone on equal terms.

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      2. I’m a mile-wide and an inch-deep, but when something interests me I try to make time to get maybe another inch or two into it.


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