Y. 1941 Friday: Rumanian government forces launch one of the most violent pogroms in Jewish history in the city of Iasi, resulting in the murder of at least 13,266 Jews. This was the price the Rumanians had to pay being allies of the Axis powers. They would also send more than 100,000 soldiers to fight in Russia alongside their German, Italian, and Hungarian partners.



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Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan; U.S. Attorney General Tom C. Clark; U.S. Secretary of State Edward Stettinius Jr.; The Beach Boys featuring Bruce Johnston, Hot Tuna and the Jefferson Airplane featuring Joey Covington, the Who featuring John Entwistle, and Yes featuring Chris Squire:

  1. 678 Thursday: St. Agatho begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
  2. 1580 Friday: Duke van Alva of Spain and his army occupy neighboring Portugal.
  3. 1743 Thursday: On the battlefield in Bavaria, George II personally leads troops into battle.  It is the last time a British monarch would command troops in the field.
  4. 1778 Saturday: After the British left, the Liberty Bell returns to Philadelphia.
  5. 1787 Wednesday: English historian Edward Gibbon completed work on his six-volume work, “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.”
  6. 1806 Friday: The British occupy Buenos Aires.
  7. 1844 Thursday: An outraged mob in Carthage, Illinois, killed Mormon leader Joseph Smith and his brother, Hyrum.
  8. 1846 Saturday: Construction workers linked New York City and Boston with telegraph wires on this date.
  9. 1847 Sunday: On this date, New York and Boston were now linked by telegraph wires.
  10. 1864 Monday: Confederate forces could repel a frontal assault by Union troops in the Civil War Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in Georgia.
  11. 1867 Thursday: The Bank of California opens its doors to customers.
  12. 1876 Tuesday: The Democrat Party selects Samuel J. Tilden as its presidential candidate.
  13. 1880 Sunday: Author-lecturer Hellen Keller, who lived most of her life without sight or hearing, was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama.
  14. 1885 Saturday: Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter applied for a patent for the gramophone.  The government granted it to them on May 04, 1886.    
  15. 1890 Friday: George Dixon becomes the first black boxing champion fighting in the bantamweight class.
  16. 1893 Tuesday: The New York Stock Market crashed.  By the end of the year, 600 banks and 74 railroads had gone out of business. 
  17. 1895 Thursday: The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives, occurred on this date.
  18. 1914 Saturday: Jack Johnson beats Frank Moran in the 20th round for the heavyweight boxing title.
  19. 1918 Thursday: Two German pilots were saved by parachutes for the first time in history.
  20. 1922 Tuesday: The first Newberry Medal, recognizing excellent in children’s literature, was awarded in Detroit to “The Story of Mankind” by Hendrik Willem van Loon.
  21. 1924 Friday: Democrats offered Mrs. Leroy Springs for the vice-presidential nomination, which made her the first woman considered for the job.
  22. 1927 Monday: The U.S. Marines adopted the English bulldog as their mascot.
  23. 1929 Thursday: German President Paul von Hindenburg declares that his country will not repay the reparations demanded of it by the victors of World War I.  Elsewhere, scientists at Bell Laboratories in New York revealed a system for transmitting television pictures.
  24. 1931 Saturday: Igor Sikorsky filed U.S. Patent 1,994,488, which marked the breakthrough in helicopter technology.
  25. 1941 Friday: Rumanian government forces launch one of the most violent pogroms in Jewish history in the city of Iasi, resulting in the murder of at least 13,266 Jews.   This was the price the Rumanians had to pay being allies of the Axis powers.  They would also send more than 100,000 soldiers to fight in Russia alongside their German, Italian, and Hungarian partners.
  26. 1942 Saturday: The FBI announced the arrests of eight Nazi saboteurs put ashore in Florida and Long Island, New York.  All underwent trial and received sentences of death; six were executed while two were spared for turning themselves in and cooperating with U.S. authorities.  Elsewhere, future Beach Boy[i], Bruce Johnston, was born in Peoria, Illinois, on this date.
  27. 1944 Tuesday: During World War II, American forces liberated the French port of Cherbourg from the Germans.  
  28. 1945 Wednesday: Joey Covington, drummer for both the Jefferson Airplane[ii] and Hot Tuna[iii], was born on this date in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.  He would become the third drummer for the Airplane, taking Spencer Dryden’s place behind the drum kit.   Elsewhere, the 48th U.S. Secretary of State Edward Stettinius Jr. left office on this date.  A Democrat, he served under Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman from December 01, 1944 to July 27, 1945, and then became America’s first UN ambassador under Truman.  Meanwhile, the 59th U.S. Attorney General Tom C. Clark assumed his position on today’s date.  A Democrat, he served under President Harry S. Truman from today until July 26, 1949 and then moved up to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  29. 1950 Tuesday: The U.N. Security Council passed a resolution calling on member nations to help South Korea repel an invasion from the North.  Meanwhile, President Harry S. Truman ordered the Air Force and Navy into the Korean conflict.
  30. 1954 Sunday: CIA-sponsored guerillas overthrow the legitimate government of Guatemala.
  31. 1957 Thursday: More than 500 people were killed when Hurricane Audrey- a Category 4 storm- slammed through coastal Louisiana and Texas.  Authorities placed the official death toll from the storm at 390, although a variety of state, federal, and local sources have estimated the loss of life at between 400 and 600.  
  32. 1960 Monday: British Somaliland becomes part of Somalia.
  33. 1962 Wednesday: In Palo Alto, California, future Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan is born.  Of no political party, he would serve under President Donald J. Trump from 01-01-2019 to 06-23-2019.
  34. 1969 Friday: Police raid the Stonewall Gay Bar in Greenwich Village, New York, which leads to a riot of more than 1,000 patrons against the cops lasing three days.
  35. 1971 Sunday: After only three years in business, rock promoter Bill Graham closes the Fillmore East in New York, the “Church of Rock and Roll.”
  36. 1973 Wednesday: John W. Dean tells the Watergate Commission about the ‘enemies list’ of President Richard M. Nixon.  Elsewhere, the President of Uruguay Juan María Bordaberry dissolves parliament and establishes a dictatorship.
  37. 1974 Thursday: President Richard M. Nixon opened an official visit to the Soviet Union.
  38. 1976 Sunday: Air France Flight 139 (Tel Aviv-Athens-Paris) experiences a hijacking en route to Paris by the PLO and flies to Entebbe, Uganda, instead.
  39. 1977 Monday: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rules 4-4 that it is permissible for attorneys to advertise.  Meanwhile, France grants independence to Djibouti.
  40. 1981 Saturday: The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issues its “Resolution on Certain Questions in the History of our Party since the Founding of the People’s Republic of China,” laying the blame for the Cultural Revolution on Mao Zedong—this is what communists do: blame their leaders for their failures.
  41. 1985 Thursday: Transportation Department officials remove U.S. Route 66 from the United States Highway System.
  42. 1988 Monday: Mike Tyson knocks out Michael Spinks in 91 SECONDS at Atlantic City, earning him $67 million.  Elsewhere, at least 56 people were killed when a commuter train ran into a stationary train at the Gare de Lyon terminal in Paris.
  43. 1990 Wednesday: NASA announced that a flaw in the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope, was preventing the instrument from achieving optimum focus.  The problem was traced to a mirror that had not been ground to exact specifications; corrective optics were later installed to repair the problem and now, all is good.
  44. 1991 Thursday: Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first black jurist to sit on the nation’s highest court, announced his retirement. His departure led to the contentious nomination of one of the finest jurors anywhere, Clarence Thomas, to succeed him.  Elsewhere, after declaring independence two days prior, Yugoslav troops, tanks and aircraft invade Slovenia, starting the Ten-Day War.
  45. 2002 Thursday: In Paradise, Nevada, John Entwistle, bassist, horn, and secondary vocalist with the Who[iv] dies from a cocaine-induced heart attack prior to the Who launching a major North American tour; he was 57-years-old. 
  46. 2005 Monday: Heir to the Wal-Mart John T. Walton dies when his ultra-light aircraft crashes upon takeoff from Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
  47. 2006 Tuesday: The Iraqi Special Tribunal announces that former dictator Saddam Hussein and six of his cohorts will go on trial for their lives on August 21.  They have some answers over actions used to exterminate more than 100,000 Kurds back in the 1980s in what came to be known as the Anfal Genocide. 
  48. 2007 Wednesday: Tony Blair resigns as British prime minister, a position he had held since 1997.  Elsewhere, things are going from bad to worse in Iran as protesters take to the streets in Tehran angry over the rationing of gasoline in an oil-rich nation as well as rising inflation.  Drag the mullahs out, hang from construction cranes.  (Note- hanging people from construction cranes in Islamist Iran is one of their favorite pastimes).
  49. 2008 Friday: Bill Gates resigns from Microsoft to devote his energies to his charity work.  Elsewhere, as a show of good faith, the North Koreans destroy the cooling tower at the Yongbyon Scientific Nuclear Research Center.  Things are dire in the country, people are starving, and the leadership doesn’t want to end up like the Ceausescu Family following the collapse of communism in the early 1990s.
  50. 2009 Saturday: The Taliban claim credit for an attack in the Pakistani-administered portion of Kashmir that kills 2 soldiers going about their business.  Meanwhile, after a 10-month breakup over Russia’s aggression in Georgia, Russia and NATO agree to restore diplomats.   There was hope in the world back then, real hope that maybe ALL of Europe might find a way to unite with one another.  What the hell happened?  NATO’s continued encirclement of the former Soviet Union and the making of modern Russia into a bogeyman.
  51. 2010 Sunday: In Matam, Senegal, all hell breaks out at a 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer match leading to the deaths of at least 11 people and numerous injuries to loads of others.  All in the name of soccer, folks, all in the name of soccer.  Elsewhere, in northern Pakistan, military jets light up a Taliban compound blowing 14 people to hang with Allah sooner than any of them planned while leaving at least another eight messed up in one way or another.  Good work, boys, good work.
  52. 2011 Monday: The Los Angeles Dodgers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.  Elsewhere, the government of Afghanistan points the finger of blame at the neighboring Pakistanis, accusing them of rocket attacks that have slain at least 20 of their peace-loving civilians.  Islamabad says, ‘we know nothing.’   Meanwhile, the peace-loving Iranians say they are going to test-fire a new missile that they claim is capable of hitting Israel or southern Europe.  Nice to have peaceful folks like these in the neighborhood.
  53. 2012 Wednesday: After negotiations with creditors fail, the California city of Stockton files for bankruptcy protection, making it the largest city in the U.S. to do so.  Elsewhere, as things continue going from bad to worse in Syria, President Bashar al-Assad declares a state of war now exists in his country as rampaging mobs begin pouring into the capital city of Damascus.   As time passes, global leaders will demand that President Assad must go yet, he never goes.  World leaders go and he is still there.
  54. 2013 Thursday: China’s president, Xi Jinping, and South Korean President Park Geun-hye meet for four days of talks aimed at reducing tensions on the Korean Peninsula— why did no one invite the North Koreans. Elsewhere, a federal grand jury issues a 30-count indictment against surviving Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.  (Note- they should have shot this POS dead the moment they found him hiding in the boat).
  55. 2014 Friday: Bobby Womack, outstanding vocalist and songwriter died at the age of 70.  Elsewhere, Human Rights Watch announces that the ISIS thugs have murdered at least 160 POWS in ISIS-overrun city of Tikrit, Iraq.  It’s what these murdering scumbags do- behead their captives which is why napalm would do one hell of a job of eliminating the vermin.
  56. 2015 Saturday: According to Brainy History, the Greek Parliament votes in favor of holding a referendum on July 5th regarding whether the country should accept reforms in exchange for continued bailouts; current bailouts expire on June 30th, the day that a $1.8 billion debt payment is due.  In Phoenix, Arizona, Chris Squire—famed bassist with the British rock band, Yes[v], —lost his battle with leukemia on this date; he was 67-years-old.
  57. 2016 Monday: Once again demonstrating their anthesis towards the American people, a short-handed U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a Texas abortion law 5-3.  Elsewhere, the ISIS thugs carry their criminal activity north from Syria into southern Lebanon where they assault a peaceful village of Qaa.  In the resulting mayhem, the jihadists kill at least six poor souls and injure another 13 before being driven back into war-torn Syria.
  58. 2017 Tuesday: According to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook has crossed the 2 billion users plateau.  Boy, George Orwell would have loved this!  Meanwhile, the European Union SLAMS Google for unfair competition practices and hands them a bill for $2.7 billion.  Boy, that will teach that worthless POS Sundar Pichai!  Elsewhere, the GOP is trying to get rid of Obamacare but are doing a half-assed attempt to do it.  Had they not drunk the Kool-Aid that President Donald J. Trump colluded with the Russkies, they might actually have gotten rid of this crap but they failed like they always do.
  59. 2018 Wednesday: U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announces his retirement effective July 31st.  Meanwhile, in one of the MOST EMBARRASSING election losses in ages, New York Democrat Congressman Joe Crowley, a powerful member of leadership, goes down in flames as bar maid Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez DEFEATS him in the state’s primary.  He would not even debate this crazy chick because he dismissed her and look what happened to him: LOSER with a capital “L.”
  60. 2019 Thursday: The John Roberts U.S. Supreme Court does it again: it rules in a 6-3 ruling that the U.S. 2020 Census cannot contain a citizenship question.  WTF?  The court also rules that partisan gerrymandering is A-Okay in that the party in power can rejigger the boundary lines of congressional districts.  No wonder the Dems in California are stealing elections.  Again, WTF?   Elsewhere, down in Miami, Florida, the Democrats hold their presidential primary debate.  As usual, it’s a freak show of giving away everything to noncitizens and proclamations that President Donald J. Trump is ‘EVIL.’
  61. 2020 Saturday: Here are today’s COVID-19 Wuhan Virus, aka the Xi Jinping Bat Flu, aka the Chinese Flu, you know, the Chinese “gift” that won’t stop giving, statistics for today: 9,891,728 confirmed cases, 496,075 confirmed deaths, and 5,004,567 confirmed recoveries.  In the United States, here are today’s numbers: 2,556,465 confirmed cases, 127,452 confirmed deaths, and 783,235 confirmed recoveries.  Next, in the three states where the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day employs chef-bloggers- California, Hawaii, and Washington- here are the stats, California first: 206,433 confirmed cases, 5,872 confirmed deaths, but thanks to Gov. Gavin Newsom being little more than a festering POS, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  In Hawaii, here are the stats: 866 confirmed cases, 17 confirmed deaths, and 705 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, in the too-far-left-to-save-state-of-Washington, here are the stats: 31,351 confirmed cases, 1,310 confirmed deaths, and like California’s worthless governor, Gov. Jay Inslee won’t list the number of confirmed recoveries.
  62. 2021 Sunday: Today is Day #158 of the Biden regime nightmare.  The question is, how long will the American people chafe under this usurper regime?  Especially one owned by the Chi-Coms and the Russians?  Folks, we hope to see the restoration of the Trump presidency before year’s end and the traitors rounded up and sent to prison where they belong.  You know what the Fake News says- we’ve never had a presidential election overturned in the history of the county but then, we have never had an election stolen as blatantly as was the 2020 Presidential Election.  Stay tuned…


This artwork is #0509 a 18” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Verbenas at Sunset.”  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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Jethro Tull released their next album, “Catfish Rising,” on September 10, 1991, and continued to demonstrate that the group had learned from the excessive mistakes of the 1980s.  The band booted electronics and synthesizers in favor of a harder rock sound because folks, the world was in dire need of hard rock.  The band featured a quintet of featured  Ian Anderson (vocals, flutes, guitars, keyboards), Martin Barre (guitars), Dave Pegg (bass- Fairport Convention) Doane Perry (drums and percussion), and Andy Giddings (keyboards).  It’s always glorious to see a band on the comeback and on a comeback was Jethro Tull.  Many bands were falling by the sidelines as other forms like Grunge came to predominate but the ‘Tull’ was not yet prepared to call it a day.  Thank God.  We hope you will seek this one out wherever you shop for the absolute best in rock music- you will be glad you did.

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Sunday, June 27, 2021:


[i] We hope to present the Beach Boys and its members at some point within the next five years.

[ii] We promoted the music of the Jefferson Airplane beginning on Tuesday, 05-April-2011 through Sunday, 22-May-2011.  This presentation included the Jefferson Starship, too, of which, the artist was NOT a member.

[iii] We promoted the music of Hot Tuna beginning on Tuesday, 24-April-2012 through Thursday, 23-May-2012.

[iv] We promoted the music of the Who and of its individual band members beginning on Monday, 03-August-2015 through Sunday, 29-November-2015.  We hope you will seek out the music of this veteran British band as well as of Pete Townsend, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, and Roger Daltrey.  We know you will enjoy them.

[v] We are unclear as to when we will begin promoting the music of the legendary British rock band, YES, but when we do, you will be the first to know.  This offering will go as long as- if not longer- than the Beatles and their individual members.   Please stay tuned.


Author: Chef Vladimir, ACF-CWC

This would have been my photo, I, your host, back in the 1980's when I was the Executive Chef at a country club in the Napa Valley but for security purposes, we have scaled some of our personal info back so now, you get a caricature of me done by up-and-coming Bakersfield street artist, Simone. Nice job, Simone! However, I spent many years working in professional Food Service, having begun as a young boy working for my father in his restaurant over on the coast in Pismo Beach. Food Service is in my blood and it's something I still do actively every day in my late eighties in Washington State. Chef Vladimir Gdansk writes from Mukilteo, Washington. Chef Vladimir Gdansk is a moderate Republican. Contact Chef Vladimir at the following email address draculachef222HMaya@gmail.com.

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