LL. 1987 Wednesday: To protect them from possible Iranian assault, the United States Navy commenced escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti oil tankers up and down the Persian Gulf. Because the Iraqis were kicking Iranian butt in the Iran-Iraq War, the Iranians wanted to widen the war to which, the United States under President Ronald Reagan told them, “NO.”



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U.S. Attorneys General John J. Crittenden and James Speed; U.S. Secretary of the Interior Thomas Ewing; U.S. Secretary of State John M. Clayton; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury William M. Meredith; Chef James “JT” Tobiason, Bad Company featuring Brian Howe, the Eagles featuring Don Henley, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Monkees, the Spencer Davis Group featuring Eddie Hardin, and Supertramp featuring Rick Davies:

  1. 259 Friday: St. Dionysius becomes the 25th Roman Catholic Pope, replacing Sixtus II, the 24th pontiff.  St. Dionysius served from today until December 26, 268 while his predecessor served from August 30, 257 until August 6, 258.   
  2. 1298 Tuesday: At the Battle of Falkirk, the British defeat the Scots putting them under English control.
  3. 1306 Thursday: King Philip the Fair orders the expulsion of ALL Jews from France.
  4. 1515 Thursday: The Congress of Vienna settles issues between Poland and the Holy Roman Empire.
  5. 1587 Wednesday: An English colony fated to vanish under mysterious circumstances was established on the island of Roanoke off the coast of North Carolina.
  6. 1796 Friday: General Moses Cleveland founded the city of Cleveland on this date.
  7. 1798 Sunday: For the first time since being launched on October 21, 1797, the USS Constitution was underway and out to sea on this date.
  8. 1812 Wednesday: At the Battle of Salamanca in Spain, English troops commanded by the Duke of Wellington defeated the French.
  9. 1850 Monday: The 18th U.S. Secretary of State John M. Clayton left office on this date.  A member of several political parties including the National Republican, Whig, and American Parties, he served under Presidents Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore from March 08, 1849 until today.  Next, the 22nd U.S. Attorney General John J. Crittenden assumed office on this date.  Also a member of numerous political parties, he served under Presidents Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore from today until March 04, 1853.  Meanwhile, Senator Thomas Ewing, W-OH, the first U.S. Secretary of the Interior left office on this date.  He served under Presidents Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore from March 08,1848 until today.   
  10. 1850 Monday A: The 19th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury William M. Meredith left office on this date.  A Federalist, then a Whig, and finally a Republican, he served under Presidents Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore from March 08, 1849 until today.
  11. 1862 Tuesday: President Abraham Lincoln presented to his Cabinet a preliminary draft of the Emancipation Proclamation; however, he did not release it until the Union began experiencing battlefield success.
  12. 1866 Sunday: The 27th U.S. Attorney General James Speed left office on this date.  A Whig and then a Republican, he served under Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson from December 02, 1864 until today.
  13. 1893 Saturday: Wellesley College professor Katharine Lee Bates visited the summit of Pikes Peak, where she was inspired to write the original version of her poem, “America the Beautiful.”
  14. 1916 Saturday: A bomb went off during a Preparedness Day parade in San Francisco, California, killing 10 people.
  15. 1926 Thursday: Babe Ruth caught a baseball at Mitchell Field in New York.  What made this event so unique is that an airplane flying at 250 feet dropped it.
  16. 1933 Saturday: American aviator Wiley Post completed his first solo flight around the world as he returned to New York’s Floyd Bennett Field after traveling for 7 days, 18.75 hours.
  17. 1934 Sunday: Bank robber John Dillinger was shot to death by federal agents outside Chicago’s Biograph Theater, where he had just seen the Clark Gable movie, “Manhattan Melodrama.”
  18. 1937 Thursday: The U.S. Senate rejects a bid by Democrat President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to enlarge (‘stack’) the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).
  19. 1939 Saturday: The first black female judge in the history of the United States —Jane Matilda Bolin—assumes her post in New York City.
  20. 1940 Monday: Following Adolf Hitler putting out peace feelers to the Brits, Lord Halifax, the British foreign secretary, rebuffs the Fuhrer by telling him that until others have freedom, Great Britain will continue the fight and won’t submit.  This, of course, outrages the Nazi leader.  He had hopes that the German and British peoples which have much in common could ally together in the fight against global Bolshevism but the Brits are having none of it.
  21. 1941 Tuesday: Architects presented the plans for the Pentagon to the House Subcommittee of Appropriations.  On the Eastern Front, Axis forces continue steamrolling across the Soviet Union.  The problems the Axis troops are facing is that as they head east, Russia opens up like a great funnel which dilutes the strength of the Axis forces.  That’s bad enough but stories of the atrocities the Nazis are committing behind the lines against civilians- notably communist party members and Jews- is stiffening the backbones of the Red Army soldiers.  Even without help in sight, they trade their lives to buy time for their comrades farther east to prepare defenses.   Still, Operation Barbarossa rolls forward.
  22. 1942 Wednesday: The Nazis began transporting Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto to the Treblinka Death Camp.  Meanwhile, back along the Atlantic Seaboard in the United States, gasoline-rationing involving the use of coupons commenced.  Elsewhere, in the Pacific Theater, the Japanese are continuing their advance across New Guinea placing Australia in danger.
  23. 1943 Thursday: American forces led by General George S. Patton captured Palermo, Sicily, during World War II.  At least 50,000 Italian troops- about the size of a division- are trapped in the western portion of the island and without relief will have to lay down their arms and become prisoners of war.  Not long ago, Il Duce Benito Mussolini guaranteed his ally, Adolf Hitler, that the Fascists would continue the fight.
  24. 1944 Saturday: The Soviet military authorities set up the Polish National Liberation Committee. In essence, they are telling the Free Polish government broadcasting orders to the Polish people from London, ‘you aren’t in charge here.’  Soviet forces capture the strategic city of Chelm and redouble their efforts at encircling Lublin, Poland.  Meanwhile, in London, Rick Davies, future keyboardist, and vocalist with the rock group, Supertramp[i], is born in Swindon, England.
  25. 1945 Sunday: As Allied bombers continue blasting Japan, the Japanese government still is not ready to throw in the towel.  Tokyo still thinks it can negotiate a peace and tells the Allies; we are ‘open to peace feelers but not to outright surrender.’  The Imperial Japanese are determined to defend their home islands to the bitter end no matter the cost.
  26. 1946 Monday: The militant Zionist group Irgun blew up a wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 91 people and wounding many more. 
  27. 1947 Tuesday: Don Henley, future drummer, and vocalist with the Eagles[ii] is born on this date in Gilmer, Texas.
  28. 1949 Friday: Chef James “JT” Tobiason—future blogger at the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day—was born on this date.
  29. 1953 Wednesday: In Portsmouth, England, future second vocalist for Bad Company[iii]– Brian Howe- is born.  He would take the place of Paul Rodgers when the famed vocalist for both Free and the original Bad Company left the band to work with Jimmy Page in the Firm.
  30. 1955 Friday: The first vice president to preside over a president’s cabinet meeting—Richard M. Nixon in support of President Dwight D. Eisenhower—does so on this date.
  31. 1963 Monday: Sonny Liston knocks out Floyd Patterson in the first round of their heavyweight title fight to win the title.
  32. 1965 Thursday: BBC-TV in England debuted “Till Death Us Do Part” on this date.
  33. 1967 Saturday: Jimi Hendrix[iv] calls it ‘quits’ opening for the Monkees[v] on their U.S. tour.
  34. 1969 Tuesday: Aretha Franklin undergoes arrest in Detroit, Michigan, for disturbing the peace.
  35. 1975 Tuesday: The U.S. House of Representatives votes to restore citizenship to General Robert E. Lee, he, of Civil War fame.
  36. 1982 Thursday: In the largest mass wedding ever, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon married 2,200 couples in New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
  37. 1986 Tuesday: The U.S. House of Representatives impeaches Federal Judge Harry E. Clairborne on grounds of income tax evasion.
  38. 1987 Wednesday: To protect them from possible Iranian assault, the United States Navy commenced escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti oil tankers up and down the Persian Gulf.  Because the Iraqis were kicking Iranian butt in the Iran-Iraq War, the Iranians wanted to widen the war to which, the United States under President Ronald Reagan told them, “NO.”
  39. 1991 Thursday: Police in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, arrested sick f**k Jeffrey Dahmer, who later confessed to murdering 17 men and boys.  Dahmer ended up dying in prison after another inmate beat him to death in general population.
  40. 1992 Saturday: Colombian drug cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar escapes from his luxury prison near the city of Medellin.  Security forces eventually located him in December 1992, stormed his compound and killed the degenerate cocaine baron.   
  41. 1994 Monday: O.J. Simpson pleads “Absolutely 100-percent not-guilty” of murder.
  42. 1995 Saturday: Worthless mother Susan Smith is found guilty of murdering her two young children in South Carolina so she could be with her boyfriend.
  43. 1998 Wednesday: The frigging Iranians tested a medium-range missile capable of hitting Saudi Arabia or Israel on this date.  
  44. 1999 Thursday: In Rome, N.Y., the 30th anniversary music festival celebrating the original Woodstock Music and Arts Festival of 1969 begins.  None of the bands there could ever approximate the original performers and add to that the fact the concert temperatures were over 100 degrees plus, people became violent and battled with one another bringing the mess to an end on the 25th.  Some said the fiasco was ‘the day the music died,’ a comment attributed to San Francisco Examiner journalist Jane Ganahi.  Yes, we think it did die there what with a mishmash of various groups.   The fact that people fought with each other, there were sexual assaults, rapes, arson, and looting says that this event was NOT about ‘peace and love.’  Nope.  Can’t rekindle the magic.
  45. 2000 Saturday: Astronomers at the University of Arizona announced they had a 17th moon orbiting Jupiter.
  46. 2003 Tuesday: Saddam Hussein’s two miserable sons Odai and Qusai died during a gunfight with U.S. forces in northern Iraq.  Elsewhere, a fire broke out near the top of the Eiffel Tower.  French authorities evacuated approximately 4,000 people sans any reported injuries.
  47. 2004 Thursday: The September 11 commission’s final report hit the news on this date.  The 575-page report concluded that hijackers exploited “deep institutional failings within our government.”  The commission released it to the White House a day before.  This report has led many 9-11 Truthers to blame George W. Bush for allowing the jihadist scum to attack the United States so the President could launch a war with Iraq.  This is a bunch of felonious bull crap as EVERYONE—we repeat—EVERYONE believed Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.
  48. 2005 Friday: A labor agreement ended an NHL lockout that canceled the previous hockey season. 
  49. 2008 Tuesday: Tropical Storm Dolly spun into a hurricane as it headed toward the U.S.-Mexico border.  Meanwhile, European Union ministers agreed to toughen sanctions against murderous thug-dictator President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe to pressure him to share power with the opposition.  Finally, actress Estelle Getty died in Los Angeles, California, at age 84.
  50. 2009 Wednesday: The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting up to 6 minutes and 38.8 seconds occurred over parts of Asia and the Pacific Ocean.
  51. 2011 Friday: The International Monetary Fund approves a new three-year loan deal for Haiti, $60 million and cancels its $268 million debt.  Elsewhere, Anders Breivik, a self-described “militant nationalist,” massacred 69 people at a Norwegian island youth retreat after detonating a bomb in nearby Oslo that killed eight others in the nation’s worst violence since World War II.  Breivik was angry over the massive importation of Muslims into his homeland.
  52. 2012 Sunday:  India elects Pranab Mukherjee as its new President.
  53. 2013 Monday: Scientific studies reveal that dolphins have unique names for one another in much the same way as do human beings.  Elsewhere, frenzied crowds of Roman Catholics in Rio de Janeiro mobbed the car carrying Pope Francis as he returned to his home continent for the first time as pontiff, embarking on a seven-day visit.  Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton, gave birth to a son, Prince George, who became third in line to the British throne after Prince Charles and Prince William.
  54. 2014 Tuesday: A case of bubonic plague in the Chinese province of Gansu prompts quarantines in parts of the city of Yumen; while outbreaks are rare, the disease can be contracted by contact with fleas from wild rodents.
  55. 2015 Wednesday: Eddie Hardin of the Spencer Davis Group[vi] and Axis Point[vii] died from a heart attack on this date.  
  56. 2016 Friday: In Munich, Germany, a shooter murders 9 people at the Olympia shopping mall and then turns the gun on himself.   Meanwhile, Democratic Party 2016 Presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton announces Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her vice-presidential nominee and running mate.
  57. 2017 Saturday: The United States Navy and President Donald J. Trump christened the newest aircraft carrier to the fleet, the USS Gerald R. Ford, on this date.    Meanwhile, in San Antonio, Texas, one of the worst incidents of tragedy in human trafficking occurs as 10 illegal aliens die in the back of an overheated semi-truck trailer.   
  58. 2018 Sunday: In response to a hateful speech by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, President Donald J. Trump sends out a Tweet in which, he warns the s-hole nation of “CONSEQUENCES.”  The Iranians would be wise to listen to the 45th president as he is not- we repeat NOT- the 44th president who was Pro-Iranian to the bone.   Meanwhile, in anti-gun Toronto, Canada, a shooter kills 2 and wounds 13 before being shot dead by law enforcement.
  59. 2019 Monday: The latest Marvel Comics superhero film, “Avengers: Endgame,” surpasses “Avatar” as the world’s highest-grossing film pulling in $2.9 billion.  People love the comic book movies it says a lot about the public paying big bucks to watch this schlock.   Meanwhile, Pakistani President Imran Khan meets with President Donald J. Trump at the White House on a state visit.   Elsewhere, in northwestern Syria at Maarat al-Numan, Russian warplanes in support of Syrian government forces kill at least 31 civilians.   Finally, President Donald J. Trump says that the ‘U.S. could win the war in Afghanistan in one week.’  “I just don’t want to kill 10 million people.  If I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth.”  (Mr. President, this is why God gave the United States the neutron bomb- use them!).
  60. 2020 Wednesday: The U.S. State Department orders the closure- by this Friday- of the People’s Republic of (Communist) China’s consulate in Houston, Texas.  The Chinese within the facility immediately start a bonfire with which to eliminate all sensitive documents but everyone knows the Houston consulate (and most of the others) are hotbeds for hostile spying on everything in the area: U.S. air force and other military bases, the U.S. space program, and bio research, especially into the Chinese-manufactured Bat Flu pandemic sweeping the planet.  Meanwhile reports inform the world that every day PRC warplanes are buzzing Taiwan, a free nation the communists are determined to reclaim.  STAND STRONG TAIWAN!  WE ADVOCATE FOR A RETURN OF THE TWO-CHINA POLICY BY WHICH, TAIWAN BECOMES A FREE AND INDEPENDENT NATION AS THEY WERE BEFORE THE UNITED NATIONS THREW THEM UNDER THE BUS IN FAVOR OF THE PRC- CHI-COM MONEY BOUGHT THEM TAIWAN’S SEAT IN THE U.N. AND ON THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL.      
  61. 2020 Wednesday A: President Donald J. Trump- with Attorney-General William “Bill” Barr, FBI Director Christopher A. Wray, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, and numerous others- announces to the nation Operation Legend, a partnership between federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to reclaim the streets from violent left-wing (and we believe communist China-funded) mobs that are murdering innocent civilians and harming countless others in numerous cities around the country.   These are standard, anti-crime-fighting activities the federal government has been carrying out for decades and all left-wing mayors and governors have been put on notice.
  62. 2020 Wednesday B: Here are today’s Xi Jinping Bat Flu Statistics for the globe: 15,008,046 confirmed cases, UP by 233,159 cases, 617,902 confirmed deaths, UP by 6,303 deaths, and 8,511,330 confirmed recoveries, UP by 171,288 recoveries.  Here are the numbers for the United States: 4,019,492 confirmed cases, UP by 123,689 new cases, 145,053 confirmed deaths, UP by 2,021 new deaths, and 1,185,757 confirmed recoveries, UP by 55,552 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).   
  63. 2020 Wednesday C: 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: 413,576 confirmed cases, 7,883 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 1,418 confirmed cases, 24 confirmed deaths, and 1,084 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, in the Ever-Red, uh, we mean, the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 48,575 confirmed cases, 1,465 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, Florida: 379,619 confirmed number of cases, 5,459 confirmed number of deaths, and like Blue States, NO number of confirmed recoveries.  What’s up, Governor Ron DeSantis?  Acting like a Blue State governor?    
  64. 2020 Wednesday D: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 27,005.84, UP 165.44 points (0.62%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 10,706.13, UP 25.76 points (0.24%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,276.02, UP 18.72 points (0.57%).  The price of GOLD is $1,868.80 per troy oz., +3.70 (+0.20%) while the price of SILVER is $23.20 per troy ounce, +0.061 (+0.26%).  The price of PLATINUM is $964.00 per troy oz, +6.60 (0.69%) while the price of COPPER is $2.92 per pound, -0.0045 (-0.15%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $41.82 per barrel, -0.08 (-0.19%).
  65. 2021 Thursday:  Folks, stick around to uncover the truth along with each of us.  We all know the ‘truth is out there’ and when it comes to ‘Gropin’ Joe’ Biden, the truth swirls around us like a Chi-Com shit storm.


This artwork is #0534 a 40” x 60” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “A Sunset View.”  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, “The Jethro Tull Christmas Album,” on September 30, 2003, and the album featured new material as well as traditional Christmas favorites.  The band featured a quintet of Ian Anderson (vocals, flutes, guitars, keyboards), Martin Barre (guitars), Jonathan Noyce (bass- Gary Moore) Doane Perry (drums and percussion), and Andy Giddings (keyboards).  It’s always glorious to see a band that no matter how music changes decade by decade manages to keep up and to continue demonstrating that it still can set the trends.  Sadly, this would be it for new music for about 20 years.  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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Thursday, July 22, 2021:


[i] We began promoting the music of Supertramp on Monday, 13-July-2020 and we plan on promoting them through Tuesday, 11-August-2020.  We hope you will seek them and their music out, they are a fantastic band.

[ii] We are not sure when we will begin promoting the music of the Eagles but when we do, we will also do the music of Poco and of each group’s solo members.

[iii] We presented another series of interconnected bands which included Free, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, the Firm, Mott the Hoople, Ian Hunter, the Yardbirds, and a plethora of solo and group efforts beginning on Wednesday, 02-July-2014 through Sunday, 19-October-2014.  We definitely hope that you will seek this music out and consider adding it to your growing collection.

[iv] We promoted the music of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and of Jimi Hendrix, beginning on Sunday, 22-December-2013 through Thursday, 16-January-2014.  Look for them and add them to your collection.

[v] Not sure when we will begin presenting the music of this famed American band- the Monkees- but when we do, we also do the solo catalogs of Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork.  Please stay tuned for more information.

[vi] We began promoting the music of not only Traffic but also the Spencer Davis Group, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, Jim Capaldi, and Dave Mason.  The presentation commenced on Monday, 30-November-2015 through Sunday, 20-March-2016.  This offering also included Blind Faith.  We hope you will seek them out and add them to your collection.

[vii] 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.  Sadly, at the time, we failed to promote the music of both Axis Point as well as Roger Chapman’s solo catalog so we hope to correct those mistakes sometime within the next five years.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020: https://aicpendblog.com/2020/07/22/today-in-history-july-22-2020/


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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