2014 Monday: Meanwhile, multiple U.S. food chains in China drop meat supplier Shanghai Husi after reports that the company used expired meat and unsanitary processing conditions; companies include McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Burger King and Starbucks.



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U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stanley Matthews; U.S. Attorneys General Reverdy Johnson and Janet Reno; U.S. Secretary of Defense Leslie Aspen; U.S. Senator John Barrasso; Apollo 11; Pink Floyd’s “The Wall,” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers featuring Howie Epstein:  

  1. 1773 Wednesday: Pope Clement XIV- the 249th Roman Catholic pope- issued an order suppressing the Society of Jesus or the Jesuits; however, Pope Pius VII- the 251st Roman Catholic Pope- restored the Society in 1814.
  2. 1798 Saturday: Napoleon Bonaparte’s troops win the “Battle of the Pyramids” in Egypt.
  3. 1824 Wednesday: Future 46th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stanley Matthews is born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on this date.  President James A. Garfield nominated Matthews, a Republican, to fill the seat of another Republican, Noah Haynes Swayne.  Matthews served from 05-12-1881 to 03-22-1889.
  4. 1831 Thursday: Belgium gains its independence from the Netherlands with Leopold I made its king.
  5. 1850 Sunday: The 21st U.S. Attorney General Reverdy Johnson stepped down from office on this date.  A Whig and then a Democrat, he served under Presidents Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore from March 08, 1849 until today.
  6. 1861 Sunday: During the Civil War, the First Battle of Bull Run took place at Manassas, Virginia, resulting in a Confederate victory.
  7. 1898 Thursday: The United States gains Guam from Spain due to the Spanish-American War.
  8. 1904 Thursday: After 13 years, the 4,607-mile Trans-Siberian Railway is completed. 
  9. 1925 Tuesday: The so-called Monkey Trial ended in Dayton, Tennessee, with John T. Scopes found guilty of violating state law for teaching Darwin’s Theory of Evolution.  However, due to a technicality, the court later overturned the conviction.
  10. 1930 Monday: President Herbert Hoover signed an executive order establishing the Veteran’s Administration, which later became the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  11. 1931 Tuesday: The Reno Racetrack inaugurated the daily double in the United States.
  12. 1938 Thursday: In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, future 18th U.S. Secretary of Defense Leslie Aspen, is born.  A Democrat, he would serve under President Bill Clinton from 01-21-1993 to 02-03-1994.  Meanwhile, future 78th U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno is born in Miami, Florida, on this date.  Also a future Democrat, she, too, would serve under President Bill Clinton March 11, 1993 to January 20, 2001.
  13. 1940 Sunday: The Soviet Union on this date forcibly annexes the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania on this date. 
  14. 1944 Friday: U.S. forces landed on the island of Guam during World War II.  Meanwhile, Field Marshal Ewald von Kluge warns Adolf Hitler of the imminent collapse of the Western Front.  Finally, the Democratic National Convention in—where else?—Chicago nominated Senator Harry S. Truman to be vice president.  
  15. 1949 Thursday: The Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty on this date.
  16. 1952 Monday: The Democratic National Convention, which nominated Adlai Stevenson for president opened in Chicago, Illinois.  Meanwhile, in Reading, Pennsylvania, future GOP Senator John Barrasso is born.  Representing the state of Wyoming, he would enter the U.S. Senate on 06-25-2007.
  17. 1954 Wednesday: At Geneva, Switzerland, France agrees to the independence of both North and South Vietnam.  
  18. 1955 Thursday: During a summit in Geneva, President Dwight D. Eisenhower presented his “open skies” proposal under which the U.S. and the Soviet Union would trade information on each other’s military facilities and allow aerial reconnaissance.  However, the Soviets said, “Nyet.”  Meanwhile, future longtime bassist with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers[i] 1982-2002—Howie Epstein—is born on this date in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  19. 1957 Sunday: Althea Gibson becomes the first black to win a major U.S. tennis competition when she won the Women’s National clay-court singles competition.
  20. 1959 Tuesday: The NS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered merchant ship, was christened by First Lady Mamie Eisenhower at Camden, New Jersey.  Elsewhere, the Boston Red Sox become the final team to use a black player, Pumpsie Green.
  21. 1960 Thursday: In Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), the world’s first female head-of-state, Prime Minister Sirima Bandaranaike assumes office.
  22. 1961 Friday: Captain Virgil “Gus” Grissom became the second American to rocket into 1 sub-orbital pattern around the Earth, flying aboard Liberty Bell 7.
  23. 1968 Sunday: After tying for second place in the PGA Championship, Arnold Palmer became the first golfer to earn $1 million in career earnings.
  24. 1969 Monday: Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin blasted off from the moon aboard the ascent stage of the lunar module for docking with the command module on this date.
  25. 1970 Tuesday: Libya orders the confiscation of ALL Jewish property.
  26. 1972 Friday: The Irish Republican Army carried out 32 bombings in Belfast, Northern Ireland, killing nine people and injuring 130 in what became known as “Bloody Friday.”
  27. 1973 Saturday: Israeli agents in Lillehammer, Norway, killed Ahmed Bouchikhi, a Moroccan waiter, in the case of mistaken identity, apparently thinking he was an official with Black September—the group that attacked Israel’s delegation at the 1972 Munich Olympics and killed 11 of that nation’s athletes.  Five members identified as members of the Mossad spy agency served brief prison terms in Norway for murder and were then pardoned.
  28. 1974 Sunday: The House Judiciary Committee approves the Two Articles of Impeachment against President Richard M. Nixon.
  29. 1976 Wednesday: The first outbreak of Legionnaires Disease claims 29 lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  30. 1980 Monday: Draft registration began in the United States for 19-and 20-year-old men.
  31. 1989 Friday: Mike Tyson scores a knockout of Carl Williams in 93 seconds for the WBA, WBC, IBF, and Lineal heavyweight boxing titles of the world.
  32. 1990 Saturday:  Pink Floyd[ii] performs “The Wall” at the site where the Berlin Wall once stood.   
  33. 1994 Thursday: Britain’s Labor Party elected Tony Blair its new leader, succeeding the late John Smith.
  34. 1996 Sunday: Hockey great Wayne Gretzky signs a deal to play for the New York Rangers for two years.
  35. 1997 Monday: The USS Constitution, which defended the United States during the War of 1812, set sail under its own power for the first time in 116 years.
  36. 1998 Tuesday: Astronaut Alan Shepherd died in Monterey, California, at age 74; elsewhere, actor Robert Young died in Westlake Village, California, at age 91.   
  37. 1999 Wednesday: U.S. Navy divers found and recovered the bodies of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette, in the wreckage of Kennedy’s plane off Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
  38. 2000 Friday: Special counsel John C. Danforth concluded “with 100 percent certainty” that the federal government was innocent of wrongdoing in the siege that killed 80 members of the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, in 1993.
  39. 2008 Monday: Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, one of the world’s top war-crimes fugitives was arrested in a Belgrade suburb by Serbian security forces.  He later was sentenced by a U.N. court in 2019 to life imprisonment after being convicted of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.
  40. 2010 Wednesday: The United States threatens to impose sanctions on North Korea over its presumed and continued nuclear weapons ambitions. 
  41. 2011 Thursday: The Central Bank of Iran announces that it will launch a website in which, it will poll Iranians on planned economic reforms and on changing the nation’s currency.  Meanwhile, the space shuttle Atlantis lands at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the last flight of NASA’s shuttle program.
  42. 2012 Saturday: Illegally excavated Buddhist relics that were recovered by Pakistani police were stolen from a police station in Karachi; the pieces date back to the Gandhara civilization, which existed over 2,000 years ago in Pakistan.
  43. 2013 Sunday: In Scotland, the 2013 Open Championship is won by American golfer Phil Mickelson.
  44. 2014 Monday: To address the flood of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the Texas border, Governor Rick Perry sends 1,000 National Guard troops to provide border security.  Meanwhile, multiple U.S. food chains in China drop meat supplier Shanghai Husi after reports that the company used expired meat and unsanitary processing conditions; companies include McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Burger King and Starbucks. Finally, President Barack Obama ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who worked for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates at a White House signing ceremony he embraced the “irrefutable rightness of your cause.”  Good for you, President Obama, for f**king everything up.[iii]   
  45. 2015 Tuesday: Los Angeles County votes to raise the minimum wage from $9 an hour to $15; the pay rate will be for county workers and those working in unincorporated sectors of the county.  Look for numerous jobs to disappear.
  46. 2016 Thursday: In a frenzy, Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan declares a state of emergency that will last for three months.  He does this following a ‘coup attempt’ launched against him by members of his government and his military.  Many believe he orchestrated the entire event as a way of solidifying his grip on power.  We shall see.  Meanwhile, a U.S. airstrike in Syria kills 73 ‘civilians’ as Islamists on the ground report.
  47. 2017 Friday: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer hands in his resignation following the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci to the White House communications department.  Spice would go and the Mooch would follow not long afterward.   Meanwhile, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of (Communist) Culture bans Justin Bieber from performing in the country by citing his ‘immoral behavior.’
  48. 2018 Saturday: After protesters go berserk in the streets, the Indian government announces that it will lift a tax on sanitary items. 
  49. 2019 Sunday: Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello announces he will refrain from seeking another term as the island territory’s governor following some imp releasing his online comments speaking negatively of women and homosexuals.  The Cancel Culture strikes again.   Meanwhile, in a significant effort at both virtue signaling and pandering, Marvel Comics announces 10 new superhero films such as Natalie Portman as a female Thor, Mahershala Ali as the new Blade, and Asian-American superhero film, Shang-Chi.  Wow.  Can you not get down on your knees any faster than that?   
  50. 2020 Tuesday A: Here are today’s Xi Jinping Bat Flu Statistics for the globe: 14,774,887 confirmed cases, UP by 166,370 cases, 611,589 confirmed deaths, UP by 3,179 deaths, and 8,340,042 confirmed recoveries, UP by 138,536 recoveries.  Here are the numbers for the United States: 3,895,803 confirmed cases, UP by 61,995 new cases, 143,042 confirmed deaths, UP by 441 new deaths, and 1,130,205 confirmed recoveries, UP by 56,879 new recoveries.  (The number of recoveries would be even greater if Blue State governors would report them but alas, we know they won’t- corrupt MF-ers).   
  51. 2020 Tuesday B: Next, in the three states in which, the world-famous American Institute of Culinary Politics-The Elemental News of the Day employs chef-authors, California, Hawaii, and Washington, here are the stats, Golden State first: 400,769 confirmed cases, 7,769 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 1,393 confirmed cases, 24 confirmed deaths, and 1,057 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, in the Ever-Red, uh, we mean, the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 47,743 confirmed cases, 1,453 confirmed deaths, but like California, the incline-headed governor, Jay Inslee, won’t share the number of confirmed recoveries.  Shame on these flipping Democrats.  Let’s take a look at one more state, the Empire State: 408,181 confirmed number of cases, 32,409 confirmed number of deaths, and like most other Blue States, NO number of confirmed number of recoveries.  Wake up, Governor Andrew “I’m a Moron” Cuomo!  Give us the numbers you suck-eyed blowfish.  Shame on you.    
  52. 2020 Tuesday C: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 26,840.40, UP 159.53 points (+0.60%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 10,680.36, DOWN 86.73 points (-0.81%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,257.30, UP 5.46 points (+0.17%).  The price of GOLD is $1,844.40 per troy oz., +0.50 (+0.03%) while the price of SILVER is $22.56 per troy ounce, +1.003 (+4.65%).  The price of PLATINUM is $926.10 per troy oz, +7.20 (0.78%) while the price of COPPER is $2.96 per pound, +0.007 (+0.24%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $41.59 per barrel, -0.33 (-0.79%).
  53. 2020 Tuesday D: On the Southside of Chicago, as a funeral occurs for some gangbangers, another car full of gangbangers conducts a drive-by shooting of the funeral home prompting the attendees of the funeral to draw their guns and begin firing back.  In the ensuing melee, at least 15 to 18 people are shot.  Police recover more than 60 shell casings in the area and by the end of the night, a $15 thousand reward hits the streets for information leading to the identities and arrests of the shooters. 
  54. 2001 Wednesday: Welcome to the Wednesday edition of the NEWS of the DAY, past and present.  What are those devious Chi-Coms and Stooge No. 1- Joe Biden and Stooge No. 2- “Kooky Kamala” Harris up to today?  How are they selling out the country to Xi Jinping?  Stick around and find out along with the rest of us…


This artwork is #0533 a 24” x 36” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Red Butte.”  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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On June 03, 2003, Jethro Tull- at the behest of their record label obviously- re-released their first official ‘best of package,’ “M.U.- the Best of Jethro Tull” which featured slim pickings of 11 tracks culled from their earlier albums and again from the two albums following “Thick as a Brick” and “A Passion Play.”  The tracks, of course, are remastered and the name has changed to “The Essential Jethro Tull.”  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 “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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Wednesday, July 21, 2021:


[i] At some point when we return to presenting the music of American bands, we will promote that of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as well as of Tom Petty himself.  We hope you will await word as to when we do.  We thank you.

[ii] We began offering the musi of Pink Floyd beginning on Monday, 20-April-2020 through Sunday, 12-July-2020.  This included not only the band’s music but also that of all five members- Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Rick Wright, and Nicky Mason.  As for the album, “The Wall,” the studio version at our blog appeared on Friday, 08-May-2020, the first live version appeared on Thursday 21-May-2020, the second one on Thursday, 28-May-2020, Roger Waters’ live version on Saturday, 13-June-2020, and a box set version, “The Wall Immersion,” on Tuesday, 30-June-2020.  Please seek one or all of them out as each one is excellent in its own right.  We thank you.   

[iii] Many suspect that Barack Obama is a closet homosexual based on some things that have appeared in print while he was in college.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020: https://aicpendblog.com/2020/07/21/today-in-history-july-21-2020/


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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