AA. 1943 Friday: The lengthy Battle of Kursk sputters to an end as the Germans begin pulling back; during the battle, more than 6,000 armored vehicles of all types engaged with one another. Postponed numerous times because of Hitler’s fretfulness, when the battle did begin, the Soviets were more than prepare for it with one defensive position after another awaiting the Nazi juggernaut.



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Pioneer Day (Utah) Observed

President Ulysses S. Grant; Chief Justice John Rutledge; Associate Justices Edward Terry Sanford and Anthony Kennedy; U.S. Attorney General Henry Stanbery; Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Richard V. Spencer; U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper; U.S. Secretary of State Daniel Webster; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Thomas Corwin; U.S. Secretary of War Daniel S. Lamont; U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock; Bachman-Turner Overdrive featuring Blair Thornton, Chicago featuring Chris Pinnick, the Grateful Dead featuring Keith Godchaux, Guns ‘n’ Roses featuring Slash, Roxy Music featuring Andy Mackay, and the Young Rascals featuring Dino Danelli:

  1. 636 Saturday: Arabs gain most of Palestine from the Byzantine Empire.
  2. 685 Thursday: John V begins his reign as Catholic Pope. He would serve from today until August 02, 686.
  3. 1148 Friday: The Crusaders launch a major assault on the Syrian city of Damascus.
  4. 1253 Wednesday: By order of Pope Innocent III, all Jews must leave Vienne, France.
  5. 1298 Wednesday: The citizens of Wurzburg, Germany, massacre their Jewish inhabitants.
  6. 1715 Tuesday: Local authorities at Little Brewster, Massachusetts, authorized the construction of the first lighthouse in America.
  7. 1798 Monday: Napoleon Bonaparte and his troops capture the Egyptian city of Alexandria.
  8. 1800 Wednesday: In Charleston, S.C., the second U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Rutledge and the second chief justice of the high court died on this date.  President George Washington nominated Rutledge to fill a new seat and as an associate justice, he served 02-15-1790 to 03-05-1791.  He was then nominated by the president to fill the seat of Chief Justice John Jay and served August 12, 1795 to December 28, 1795. 
  9. 1827 Monday: The first swimming school in the United States opened in Boston, Massachusetts, on this date.
  10. 1829 Thursday: William Burt patents the typographer, which was the first typewriter.
  11. 1850 Tuesday: The 19th U.S. Secretary of State Daniel Webster assumed office on this date.  First a Federalist, then a National Republican, and finally a Whig, Secretary Webster served under President Millard Fillmore from today until October 24, 1852.  Webster also served the nation as its 14th U.S. Secretary of State.  The first time around, he served under Presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler from March 06, 1841 until May 08, 1843.  Moving on, the 20th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury John Corwin assumed office on this date.  A Whig and then a Republican, he served under Presidents Millard Fillmore and Franklin Pierce from today until March 06, 1853.
  12. 1865 Sunday: Future 72nd U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Edward Terry Sanford is born in Knoxville, Tn., on this date.  President Warren G. Harding nominated the Republican to fill the seat of Associate Justice Mahlon Pitney.  Sanford served from 01-29-1923 to 03-08-1930.
  13. 1866 Monday: The 28th U.S. Attorney General Henry Stanbery assumed his post on this date.  First a Whig and then a Republican, he served under President Andrew Johnson from today July 16, 1868.
  14. 1877 Monday: The first municipal railroad passenger service began in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  15. 1880 Friday: The first commercial hydroelectric plant goes online in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  16. 1885 Thursday: Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died in Wilton, New York, at age 63.  A Republican- as well as the general who finally beat the Confederacy and freed the slaves- he served from March 04, 1869 to March 04, 1877.
  17. 1886 Friday: Steve Brodie, a New York saloonkeeper, claimed to have made a daredevil plunge from the Brooklyn Bridge into the East River.
  18. 1903 Thursday: The Ford Motor Company sells its first Model A car.
  19. 1904 Saturday: During the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Charles E. Menches invents the ice cream cone. 
  20. 1905 Sunday: In Millbrook, N.Y., the 39th U.S. Secretary of War Daniel S. Lamont died.  A Democrat, he served under President Grover Cleveland from March 05, 1893 to March 04, 1897.
  21. 1914 Thursday: Following the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife Sophie, in Belgrade, the Austro-Hungarian Empire issues an ultimatum to Serbia; this would lead to the outbreak of World War I.
  22. 1920 Friday: British East Africa becomes Kenya and a Crown Colony.
  23. 1936 Thursday: Future 104th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy is born in Sacramento, Ca., on this date.  President Ronald Reagan nominated Kennedy to fill the seat of Associate Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr.  Kennedy served from February 18, 1988 to July 31, 2018.
  24. 1938 Saturday: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved the first federal game preserve, an area of 2,000 acres in the state of Utah. 
  25. 1940 Tuesday: Now that France is in the ‘Nazi’s column’ and forward air bases have been constructed the length of the French coastline, the Blitz over London commences as Luftwaffe bombers assault the city all night long.
  26. 1942 Thursday: Adolf Hitler issues Fuhrer Directive #45; this directs the German Army on the Eastern Front to occupy the city of Stalingrad.  Meanwhile, Axis troops capture the Russian city of Rostov.
  27. 1943 Friday: The lengthy Battle of Kursk sputters to an end as the Germans begin pulling back; during the battle, more than 6,000 armored vehicles of all types engaged with one another.   Postpone numerous times because of Hitler’s fretfulness, when the battle did begin, the Soviets were more than prepare for it with one defensive position after another awaiting the Nazi juggernaut.
  28. 1944 Sunday: U.S. troops occupy Pisa, Italy; on the Eastern Front, Russian troops occupy Lublin, Poland.  Elsewhere, future drummer/vocalist with the New York rock band, the Young Rascals[i]—Dino Danelli—is born in Jersey City, N.J., on this date.
  29. 1945 Monday: French Field Marshal, Henri Petain, who had headed the Vichy government during World War II, went on trial charged with treason.  A court convicted and condemned the traitor to death but later commuted the sentence to life in prison where he died in 1951.  Meanwhile, the Chicago, Burlington, Quincy Railroad placed the first passenger train observation car into service on this date.
  30. 1946 Tuesday: Future saxophonist/oboist with Roxy Music[ii]—Andy Mackay—is born in Lostwithiel, Cornwall, England, on this date.
  31. 1948 Friday: At the Progressive Party Convention, Henry Wallace receives the party’s nomination for president of the United States.
  32. 1950 Sunday: Blair Thornton—the man who would replace Tim Bachman in Bachman-Turner Overdrive[iii] as guitarist/vocalist—is born on this date in Vancouver, Canada.
  33. 1952 Wednesday: Egyptian military officers led by Gamal Abdel Nasser launched a successful coup against King Farouk I.
  34. 1953 Thursday: Future guitarist/vocalist with the rock band, Chicago[iv], from 1979-1986—Chris Pinnick—is born on this date in Van Nuys, California.
  35. 1954 Friday: Congress passed a law that stated, “The Secretary of the Navy is authorized to repair, equip, and restore the United States Ship Constitution, as far as may be practicable, to her original appearance, but not for active service, and thereafter to maintain the United States Ship Constitution at Boston, Massachusetts.”
  36. 1958 Wednesday: The submarine Nautilus departs from Pearl Harbor under orders to conduct Operation Sunshine, the mission to be the first vessel to cross the North Pole by ship.
  37. 1962 Monday: The Telstar communications satellite sends the first live TV broadcasts to Europe.
  38. 1965 Friday: In Hampstead, London, United Kingdom, future hard rock guitarist with the heavy-duty Los Angeles, California, rock band, Guns ‘n’ Roses[v]—Slash—is born on this date in Hampstead, London, England.
  39. 1967 Sunday: A deadly week of race-related rioting that claimed 43 lives erupted in Detroit, Michigan.  It began when police launched an early morning raid against an unlicensed bar that escalated into a confrontation with local residents that quickly became violent. 
  40. 1968 Tuesday: Race riots break out in Cleveland, Ohio, resulting in 11 people dead, including 3 cops.
  41. 1969 Wednesday: Future U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock is born in Savannah, Georgia, today.  A future Marxist, he would win an extremely questionable run-off election in early 2021 and would enter the world’s greatest deliberative body (so they say) on January 20, 2021.  He managed to eke out a slight win over sitting Senator Kelly Loeffler, Republican, but the election remains under a heavy cloud of election fraud, corruption, and other nefarious activities.  While running for office in 2020, he would famously state that ‘people cannot serve God and in the military at the same time.’  No, Reverend Warnock, here’s the deal: YOU cannot serve Karl Marx and God at the same time, sir.
  42. 1972 Sunday: The United States launched the “Landsat 1 (ERTS-1)” satellite, the first Earth-resources satellite in global history.  
  43. 1973 Monday: President Richard M. Nixon refuses to release tapes pertaining to the Watergate Cover-up Scandal.
  44. 1980 Wednesday: Shortly after being asked to leave the Grateful Dead along with his wife, Donna, also a member, the third keyboardist of the great American rock band[vi], the musician who replaced both Ron “Pigpen” McKernan and Tom Constantan died in a car wreck in Marin County, California.  Keith and Donna were in the process of forming their own group- the Heart of Gold Band- but the effort was tragically cut short.  Elsewhere, Billy Carter, the brother of President Jimmy Carter, admits being a paid agent of Libya.
  45. 1983 Saturday: An Air Canada Boeing 767 ran out of fuel while flying from Montreal to Edmonton; however, the pilots could glide the airliner safely to an emergency landing in Gimlet, Manitoba.  The near disaster occurred because the fuel had been erroneously measured in pounds instead of kilograms at a time when Canada was converting to the metric system.
  46. 1984 Monday: Vanessa Williams—the first Black Miss America winner—resigns her post over having posed nude in photos at an earlier time.
  47. 1985 Tuesday: Commodore unveils the personal computer Amiga 1000.
  48. 1986 Wednesday: Britain’s Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey in London, England; however, the couple divorced ten years later in 1996.
  49. 1996 Tuesday: At the Atlanta Olympics, Kerri Strug made a heroic final vault despite torn ligaments in her left ankle as the U.S. women gymnasts clinched their first-ever Olympic team gold medal.
  50. 1997 Wednesday: The search for Andrew Cunanan, the suspected murderer of designer Gianni Versace and others, ended as police found his body on a houseboat in Miami Beach, an apparent suicide.
  51. 1998 Thursday: Scientists at the University of Hawaii turned out more than 50 “carbon-copy” mice, using a cloning technique.  This ain’t good, folks.  Cloned human beings, anyone?
  52. 1999 Friday: Space shuttle Columbia blasted off with the world’s most powerful X-ray telescope and Eileen Collins, the first woman to command a U.S. space flight.
  53. 2000 Sunday: Lance Armstrong won his second Tour de France on this date.  
  54. 2001 Monday: Pope John Paul II urged President George W. Bush in their first meeting, held at Castel Gandolfo, Italy, to bar creation of human embryos for medical research.
  55. 2003 Wednesday: A new audiotape purported to be from toppled dictator Saddam Hussein called on Iraqis to resist the U.S. occupation.  Meanwhile, Massachusetts’ attorney general issued a report saying clergy members and others in the Boston Archdiocese probably had sexually abused more than 1,000 people over a period of six decades.
  56. 2010 Friday: Venezuela severs ties with Colombia after Colombian authorities had referred to Venezuela as “a haven for guerrillas.”
  57. 2011 Saturday: Singer Amy Winehouse, 27, was found dead in her London home from an alcohol overdose.  Meanwhile, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces his nation will launch a shuttle into space by the year 2019.
  58. 2012 Monday: Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, dies of pancreatic cancer at age 61.
  59. 2013 Tuesday:  Hercules 264, a Gulf of Mexico natural gas drilling rig, partially collapses off the coast of Louisiana; the rig remains standing but sustained extensive damage to the derrick package because of a continuing fire.
  60. 2014 Wednesday: Obamacare renders confusion as two appeals courts issue conflicting rulings regarding the legality of subsidies offered through federal versus state-run insurance exchanges; the ruling will likely to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  61. 2015 Thursday: According to Brainy History, scientists announce discovery of a planet in the Kepler-452 solar system that closely resembles Earth in size and orbit; the planet, Kepler 452-b, has a diameter 60-percent larger than Earth’s but an orbit that is 385 days, close to Earth’s 365 days.
  62. 2016 Saturday: In the lovely city of Kabul, ISIS conducts a suicide bombing during a street protest that kills 80 people and wounds countless others.   What a bunch of horrible scumbags.
  63. 2017 Sunday: In the Tour de France, British cyclist Chris Froome claims his 4th win.   Unlike Lance Armstrong, he won his races legitimately.  
  64. 2018 Monday: As usual, phony environmentalist groups claim communist China is on track to meet new emission standards although carbon dioxide emissions in the totalitarian state have hit 9.2 billion metric tons in 2017 which are way higher than the United States and Europe combined.   Meanwhile, more negative news about the world’s largest communist country hit the news when it is discovered that a quarter million doses of vaccines for children aren’t worth a crap.  Guess the Chinese were unable to steal the correct formula from the United States.
  65. 2019 Tuesday:  In Great Britain, the ruling Conservative Party MPs select Boris Johnson to be the new prime minister replacing the disastrous Theresa May who could- or would- not get her country through Brexit.   Meanwhile, thanks to comedian Jon Stewart, the U.S. Senate passes a bill that will forever fund the 9-11 first responders fund.  Elsewhere, Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Richard V. Spencer left his job on this date.   A member of no professed political party, Spencer served under President Donald J. Trump from July 15, 2019 until today.  His successor, the 27th U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper assumed his post on this date.  He served under the 45th president until President Donald J. Trump fired his worthless RINO ass on November 09, 2020.
  66. 2020 Thursday: The Xi Jinping Bat Flu continues causing problems around the world and in the United States.  Here are the statistics for the planet as a whole: 15,317,997 confirmed cases, +309,951, 625,582, confirmed deaths, +7,950, and 8,721,415 confirmed recoveries, +210,085.  Next, here are the stats for the United States, the intended target of the Chinese-engineered Wuhan Virus pandemic: 4,099,809 confirmed cases, +80,317, 146,295 confirmed deaths, +1,242, and 1,219,623 confirmed recoveries, +33,876.  Next, in the three states in which, 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: 425,616 confirmed cases, 8,027 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.  Next here are the numbers for Hawaii: 1,490 confirmed cases, 26 confirmed deaths, and 1,113 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, here are the stats for leftist-Marxist-socialist hellhole of Washington: 49,247 confirmed cases, 1,468 confirmed deaths, and NO MENTION of confirmed recoveries.
  67. 2020 Thursday A: Here are the stats for today’s Stock Market closes: first the DOW Jones Industrial Average, 26,652.33, DOWN 353.51 points (-1.31%).  Next, here are the stats for the NASDAQ:  10,461.42, DOWN 244.71 points (-2.29%).  Finally, here are the numbers for the S&P 500: 3,235.66, DOWN 40.36 points (-1.23%).  Price of GOLD: $1,887.10 per troy oz., -2.90 (-0.15%)  Here is the price of SILVER: $22.86 per troy oz., -0.123 (-0.54%).  Price of PLATINUM: $956.60 per troy oz., -7.20 (-0.75%).  Here is the price of COPPER: $2.92 per #, -0.016 (-0.54%).   Price of Light Sweet Crude Oil per barrel: $41.17, +0.10 (+0.24%).  The markets were down because for the first time since the pandemic from communist China hit back in March, unemployment numbers rose to 1.4 million new claims bringing the number of unemployed Americans to around 32 million.
  68. 2020 Thursday B: Today is the 56th straight day of rioting and protests in the city of Portland, Oregon.  Mayor Ted Wheeler, Democrat, says federal law enforcement is responsible for the rioting when in truth, it’s the ambivalence of the mayor and his city council that bears full responsibility for the mayhem occurring in that once beautiful city’s streets.  The previous night, in a despicable act of virtue-signaling, the mayor went out on the streets to participate in the riots and the agitators threw garbage at him and told him to resign.  He suffered two bouts of tear-gassing before his security people removed him from the streets to safety  Arrest the mayor, mow down the Antifa thugs.  Bring sanity back NOW!  Meanwhile, national polling averages give “Pro-China Joe” Biden a 15-point lead over President Donald J. Trump.  According to Democrats, Trump is ‘toast’ and might as well resign and go home NOW.
  69. 2020 Thursday C: On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, aka Sandy Cortez, aka Baby Evita, aka the Fly, Democratic-Socialist, blubbered about comments made by Florida GOP Congressman Ted Yoho in which he called the dingbat far-left socialist a “F**king bitch.”  Well, she is a F**king Bitch and needs to be beaten in November.
  70. 2021 Friday: What will the stock market and commodities be today in usurper Joe’s America?  No telling but we are anticipating a crash of the markets sometime this summer because the crazy crap the Biden regime is doing is not for the benefit of the country but for the ‘president’ and his crime family.  Stick around and find out along with us.


This artwork is #0535 a 20” x 24” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “September Lightning.”  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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Ian Anderson released his fourth solo album, “Rupi’s Dance,” on November 11, 2003.  Another concept album based on bird song, the album is mesmerizing and captivating, one every fan of the artist should investigate to their hearts content.  Joining the legendary guitarist/flautist/keyboardist/you name it are Martin Barre (guitars), James Duncan Anderson (drums), Leslie Mandoki (drums), Andy Giddings (keyboards), and of course others with which to create a unique, stunning sound.  We hope that everyone will visit whatever site it is you choose to check this album out.  We think you will be quite glad you did.

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Friday, July 23, 2021:


[i] We began promoting the music of this legendary American rock band- the Young Rascals- beginning on Sunday, 08-December-2013 through Saturday, 21-December-2013.  This band is one everyone who loves rock music must look into and enjoy.

[ii] We presented the music of Roxy Music at the secondary blog and hope to do it at the main blog sometime within the next 3 years. At the secondary blog, we began promoting the music of this famed British band as well as of Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, and Phil Manzanera beginning on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 through several successive months.  We hope you will seek them out.

[iii] On Wednesday, 14-June-2017, we began presenting the music of the Guess Who and of its individual members- including Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, and Bravebelt..  The entire discography ran from the above date through Sunday, 01-October-2017.  We hope you will check them out.

[iv] We will present the music of Chicago sometime in 2030 so we hope you will remain with us until then.

[v] 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. 

[vi] 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.

Thursday, July 23, 2020: https://aicpendblog.com/2020/07/23/today-in-history-july-23-2020/


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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