CCC. 2016 Tuesday: Republicans meeting in Cleveland nominated Donald Trump as their presidential standard-bearer; in brief videotaped remarks, Trump thanked the delegates, saying: “This is a movement, but we have to go all the way.”



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U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices John McKinley and Frank Murphy; U.S. Attorney General Frank Murphy; U.S. Secretary of State Elihu Root; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Robert J. Walker; U.S. Secretary of War Kenneth Claiborne Royall;  the Allman Brothers Band featuring Gregg Allman, Average White Band featuring Allan Gorrie, Deep Purple, the Flying Burrito Brothers featuring Bernie Leadon, the Grateful Dead featuring Keith Godchaux, Queen featuring Brian May, and Supertramp featuring Frank Farrell:

  1. 64 Saturday: The Circus Maximus in the city of Rome catches fire.
  2. 1510 Tuesday: At Berlin in the Kingdom of Prussia, authorities burn 38 Jews at the stake.
  3. 1545 Thursday: The flagship of British King Henry VIII, the “Mary Rose,” sinks at Portsmouth, which causes the deaths of 73 sailors.
  4. 1553 Sunday: Mary, the daughter of England’s King Henry VIII, was proclaimed Queen of England after 15-year-old pretender Lady Jane Grey was deposed.
  5. 1702 Wednesday: Troops of Swedish King Charles XII occupy Cracow, Poland.
  6. 1799 Friday: During the French occupation of Egypt, archaeologists discover the Rosetta stone, a tablet with hieroglyphic translations into Greek.
  7. 1801 Sunday: In Northumberland, Pennsylvania, future 18th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Robert J. Walker is born.  A Democrat, he served under Presidents James K. Polk and then Zachary Taylor from March 08, 1845 until March 05, 1849.
  8. 1812 Sunday: During the War of 1812, the First Battle of Sackets Harbor in Lake Ontario resulted in an American naval victory as a U.S. naval force repelled a British attack.
  9. 1814 Tuesday: Samuel Colt, inventor of the Colt revolver, was born in Hartford, Connecticut.
  10. 1816 Friday: Survivors of the French ship, Medusa, are rescued off the coast of Senegal, Africa, after 17 days at sea.
  11. 1848 Wednesday: A groundbreaking women’s rights convention convened in Seneca Falls, New York.
  12. 1852 Monday: The 27th Supreme Court of the United States Associate Justice John McKinley, Democrat, died in Louisville, Kentucky, on this date.  President Martin Van Buren nominated McKinley to fill a newly created seat.  Justice McKinley served from 04-22-1837 to 07-19-1852.
  13. 1866 Thursday: Tennessee is the first state of the former Confederacy to ratify the 14th Amendment, which recognizes the civil rights of the former slaves.
  14. 1867 Friday: Over the veto of President Andrew Johnson, Congress passes the 3rd Reconstruction Act.   
  15. 1870 Tuesday: The Franco-Prussian War began on this date as France declares war on Prussia.
  16. 1903 Sunday: Maurice Garin won the first Tour de France on this date in history.
  17. 1905 Wednesday: The 38th U.S. Secretary of State Elihu Root assumed his post on this date.  A Republican, he served under President Theodore Roosevelt from today until January 27, 1909.
  18. 1909 Monday: Shortstop Neal Ball of the Cleveland Indians in a game against the Boston Red Sox makes the first unassisted triple play in major league baseball
  19. 1910 Tuesday: The Cleveland Indians’ CY Young gets his 500th win; he beats the Washington Senators 5-4 in 11 innings.
  20. 1939 Friday: Dr. Roy P. Scholz became the first surgeon to use fiberglass sutures.
  21. 1940 Sunday: In German-controlled Holland, the Nazis imprison 231 prominent Dutch citizens in the Buchenwald Concentration Camp.  Meanwhile, Adolf Hitler demands that Great Britain surrender or face the consequences.
  22. 1942 Monday: German U-boats withdraw from positions off the U.S. coast due to effective American anti-submarine countermeasures.
  23. 1943 Tuesday: During World War II, more than 150 B-17 and 112 B-24 bombers attack Rome for the first time during the war.
  24. 1944 Thursday: Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg meets Nazi murderer, Adolf Eichmann, for the first time.  The Democratic National Convention convened in Chicago, Illinois, with the renomination of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt considered a certainty.
  25. 1946 Friday: Marilyn Monroe acted in her first screen test.  Meanwhile, in Perth, Scotland, Allan Gorrie, future bassist and vocalist with the UK rock band, Average White Band[i], is born.
  26. 1947 Saturday: Future guitarist/vocalist with the British rock band, Queen[ii]—Brian May—is born in Hampton, London, England, on this date.  Meanwhile, in the United States—future lead guitarist with both the Flying Burrito Brothers[iii] and the Eagles[iv]—Bernie Leadon—is born in San Diego, California, on this date.  Elsewhere, the 56th and final U.S. Secretary of War- Kenneth Claiborne Royall- assumed his post on this date.  A Democrat, he served under President Harry S. Truman from today until September 18, 1947 and then became the 1st U.S. Secretary of the Army.
  27. 1948 Monday: Keith Godchaux, the man who replaced Ron “Pigpen” McKernan on keyboards with the Grateful Dead[v], was born on this date in Seattle, Washington.
  28. 1949 Tuesday: The 80th Supreme Court of the United States Associate Justice Frank Murphy, Democrat, died in Detroit, Michigan, on this date.  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt nominated Murphy to fill the seat of Associate Justice Pierce Butler, another Democrat.  Justice Murphy served 01-18-1940 to 07-19-1949.   He also served his nation as its 56th U.S. Attorney General.  In this capacity, he served under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt from January 02, 1939 to January 18, 1940 and then went to SCOTUS.
  29. 1950 Wednesday: The New York Yankees receive their first black baseball players, Elston Howard and Frank Barnes.  Meanwhile, in Vietnam, the French -Vietnamese forces launch a major offensive at the Viet Minh.
  30. 1952 Saturday: The Summer Olympics opened in Helsinki, Finland.
  31. 1960 Tuesday: Juan Marichal of the San Francisco Giants became the first pitcher to get a one-hitter in his major league debut.
  32. 1961 Wednesday: TWA became the first airline to begin showing regularly scheduled in-flight movies as it presented “By Love Possessed” to first-class passengers on a flight from New York to California.
  33. 1969 Saturday: Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins enter into moon orbit on today’s date.
  34. 1971 Monday: The topping-out ceremony for Two World Trade Center (South Tower) took place in New York.  The ceremony for One World Trade Center had taken place on December 23, 1970.
  35. 1974 Friday: The House Judiciary Committee recommended that President Richard Nixon should stand trial in the Senate for any of the five-impeachment charges against him.
  36. 1976 Sunday: Based on the testimony of Gregg Allman, the Allman Brothers Band[vi] roadie, Scooter Herring, is sentenced to 75 years in prison for providing drugs to the band—this would lead to the band’s breakup for the first time.  Meanwhile, the British rock group, Deep Purple[vii], disbands.
  37. 1979 Thursday: The Nicaraguan capital of Managua fell to Sandinista guerillas; today’s after American ally and President of Nicaragua, Anastasio Somoza fled the country.
  38. 1980 Saturday: The Moscow Summer Olympics began, minus dozens of nations that were boycotting the games because of the Soviet military intervention in neighboring Afghanistan. 
  39. 1982 Monday: The U.S. Census Bureau reported that 14 percent of the population had an income below the official poverty level in 1981.  
  40. 1984 Thursday: Geraldine Ferraro, Democrat-New York, Congress, wins the vice-presidential nomination for the Democrat Party at their convention.
  41. 1985 Friday: George Bell won first place in a biggest feet contest with a shoe size of 28.5 inches.  Bell, at age 26, stood 7 feet 10 inches tall.  Elsewhere, Christa McAuliffe of New Hampshire was chosen to be the first schoolteacher to ride aboard the space shuttle.  Unfortunately, she and six others died when the Challenger exploded the following year upon lift-off.
  42. 1986 Saturday: Heavyweight WBA Champion Tim Witherspoon scores a TKO on Frank Bruno at 2:57 in the 11th round of a 15-round title bout to retain the title.
  43. 1989 Wednesday: One-hundred-and-eleven people died when United Air Lines Flight 232, a DC-10 that suffered uncontained failure of its tail engine and the loss of hydraulic systems, crashed while making an emergency landing at Sioux City, Iowa; 185 other people survived.
  44. 1990 Thursday: President George H. W. Bush joined former presidents Ronald Reagan, Gerald R. Ford, and Richard M. Nixon at ceremonies dedicating the Nixon Library and Birthplace (since redesignated the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum) in Yorba Linda, California.
  45. 1993 Monday: President Bill Clinton announced a policy allowing homosexuals to serve in the military under a compromise dubbed ‘don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue.’
  46. 1994 Tuesday: A bomb ripped apart a Panama commuter plane, killing 21, including 12 Jews; a day after a car bomb destroyed a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  47. 1997 Saturday: In London, England, Frank Farrell—who played bass and contributed vocals to the British rock band, Supertramp[viii] (among others) from 1971-1972—lost his battle with chronic alcoholism on this date and died.
  48. 2005 Tuesday: President George W. Bush nominates Judge John G. Roberts to become the new chief justice on the United States Supreme Court.
  49. 2009 Sunday: Hershel McGriff, 81, became the oldest driver to take part in a national NASCAR series race, finishing 13th in a Camping World West Series event at Portland International Raceway.
  50. 2011 Tuesday: Iran announces that it has installed faster nuclear centrifuges to enrich uranium much more quickly to the alarm of the world.
  51. 2012 Thursday: Great Britain announces it has frozen more than £100,000,000 in Syrian assets due to the ongoing civil war.
  52. 2013 Friday:  Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announces a plan to help settle Papua New Guinea asylum seekers who come to Australia by boat.  Meanwhile, in a rare and public reflection on race, President Barack Hussein Obama called on the nation to do some soul-searching over the death of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of his shooter, George Zimmerman, saying the slain black teenager “could have been me 35 years ago.”
  53. 2014 Saturday:  Russia retaliates against U.S. sanctions against certain individuals by denying visas to 13 Americans.  Elsewhere, a New York City police officer, Daniel Pantaleo, involved in the arrest of Eric Garner, who died in custody two days prior after being place in an apparent chokehold was stripped of his gun and badge and placed on desk duty.  Finally, actor James Garner, 86, died in Los Angeles, California, on this date.
  54. 2015 Sunday: According to Brainy History, Jeffrey Webb pleads not guilty to bribery charges in the FIFA corruption case brought against 14 former officials; Webb is the first to be extradited to the U.S. to face the charges.
  55. 2016 Tuesday: Republicans meeting in Cleveland nominated Donald Trump as their presidential standard-bearer; in brief videotaped remarks, Trump thanked the delegates, saying: “This is a movement, but we have to go all the way.”
  56. 2017 Wednesday: President Donald J. Trump told the New York Times that he would have chosen someone else to be attorney-general if he had known Jeff Sessions would recuse himself from the FBI probe into possible ties between Trump’s campaign and Russia.
  57. 2018 Thursday: A duck boat overloaded with tourists capsized and sank in high winds on a lake in the tourist town of Branson, Mo., killing 17 people.
  58. 2019 Friday: New York declares a state of emergency as a heatwave begins to hammer the eastern United States, one that will affect 100 million people and claims the lives of six.  Of course, environmentalists blame it on the use of fossil fuels when in fact the Sun is the main driver of weather on all planets in the Solar System that have atmospheres.  Sunspots, solar flares, and increased activity are the main determinant of weather and climatic changes on every planet.  Yes, we can control the burning of fossil fuels and nuclear energy is the best way to go yet the liberals want none of it.  Ask yourselves WHY?  Meanwhile in the Straits of Hormuz, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard seizes the Swedish-owned but British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero and holds it hostage.  As a show of contempt for the UK, the Iranian scum keep the ship in its waters until September 27 at which time they released the rest of the crew, having let some of them go earlier.
  59. 2020 Sunday: The Beijing Bat Flu, the one Xi Jinping sent to the rest of the world, continues trashing the world as the escapee from the Wuhan Institute of Virology continues taking names and calling numbers.  Here are the stats for the globe for today: 14,394,056 confirmed cases, UP 184,016, 603,697 confirmed deaths, UP 3,262, and 8,084,942 confirmed recoveries, UP 101,022.  In the United States, here are the stats for today: 3,834,208 confirmed cases, UP 52,223, 142,601 confirmed deaths, UP 372, and 1,117,084 confirmed recoveries, UP 8,566.
  60. 2020 Sunday A: In the three states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day has chef-authors- California, Hawaii, and Washington state- here are the stats, Golden State first: 384,692 confirmed cases, 7,685 confirmed deaths, but as usual, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Next, in the Aloha State, here are the stats: 1,354 confirmed cases, 24 confirmed deaths, and 1,019 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, in the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 46,831 confirmed cases, 1,447 confirmed deaths, and like other mostly BLUE locales, NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.
  61. 2021 Monday: Hey, folks, it’s me- Chef Charles.  Who would have thought that the country would be in the mess it’s in, in just SIX FLIPPING MONTHS?  Stick around and find out along with me…


This artwork is #0531 an 11” x 17” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Silent Stream.”  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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The next album released by Jethro Tull- “Living with the Past”- came out on April 30, 2002.  The album comes from various live tours in which, the band did since the early 1970s so there are varying lineups here on this CD.  The album features 21 glorious tracks from one of the longest-running bands around today.  .  If you have yet to introduce the music of this seminal British rock band to your ears, well, this is a glorious way in which one can right that incredibly lethargic wrong.  We hope you will seek this album out, give it a good listen, and then add it to your daily listening pleasure.  We think you will be glad you did.

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Original Beverly Carrick Artworks, Beverly Carrick—World Famous Artist, Allan Gorrie, Average White Band, Keith Godchaux, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, The Grateful Dead, Queen, Brian May,  The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Eagles, Bernie Leadon, Frank Farrell, Supertramp, Gregg Allman, The Allman Brothers Band, Scooter Herring, Deep Purple, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John McKinley, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Frank Murphy, U.S. Attorney General Frank Murphy, U.S. Secretary of War- Kenneth Claiborne Royall, President James K. Polk, President Zachary Taylor, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Robert J. Walker, U.S. Secretary of State Elihu Root, Tim Witherspoon v. Frank Bruno, Jethro Tull, Chef Charles Smithenstein,



Monday, July 19, 2021:


[i] Not sure when we will promote the music of the Average White Band but hope to do it at some point within the next 25 years.  Stick with us as you will be among the first to know.

[ii] We began promoting the music of Queen- as well as its individual members (Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon)- on Monday, 14-January-2019 through Monday, 01-April-2019.  We hope you will seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.

[iii] We presented the music of the Flying Burrito Brothers beginning Sunday, 23-February-2014 and concluded our presentation on Thursday, 06-March-2014.

[iv] We hope to share the music of the Eagles, Joe Walsh, Don Henley, Glenn Fray, and others, including Poco, sometime in the next decade.  Please remain with us.

[v] We began promoting the music of the Grateful Dead- including Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Phil Lesh- beginning on Tuesday, 30-August-2011 through Wednesday, 11-January-2012.  Then, we did a second series featuring more albums by this fabled San Francisco band beginning on Friday, 09-August-2013 through Monday, 19-August-2013.  At some point, we will have to do a third series as the music from this band never ends.  Please, seek them out and consider adding them to your collection.

[vi] We hope to begin promoting the music of the Allman Brothers Band and their spin-off projects sometime within the next eight years.  We hope you will be here when we do because they are a band worthy of investigation by the readership- you will be glad you did.

[vii] We shared the music of Deep Purple, Ian Gillan, Captain Beyond, Elf, and Rainbow beginning on Tuesday, 20-March-2018 and concluded this massive offering on Sunday, 14-October-2018.  Please seek out the music by all of these phenomenal bands.  All are fabulous.

[viii] We began offering the music of Supertramp on 13-July-2020 through an anticipated end date of 11-August-2020.  Please remain with us.

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Author: Chef Charles Smithenstein, FMP

I have been in professional food service for a long, long time, moving into management back in 1973. At the time, I was the Food and Beverage Director at one of the hotels in Bakersfield, CA, located on Union Avenue. I was in my late thirties at the time. I am still working at one of the local hotels in the nearby town of Delano, CA, a place that has been my home for the past 10 years. Our city has experienced marvelous growth and is fast becoming a player in county politics. Chef Charles Smithenstein writes from Delano, California. Chef Charles Smithenstein is a liberal Republican Contact me at thechuckster61O@hotmail.com

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