2005 Sunday: Cyclist Lance Armstrong retires after winning his seventh straight Tour d’ France cycling contest; later, he would be proven for the drug-using liar he always he denied he was.



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Pioneer Day (Utah)

President (and Secretary of State) Martin Van Buren; Supreme Court Associate Justices John Hessin Clarke and William J. Brennan; U.S. Secretary of State John M. Clayton; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury John M. Dix; U.S. Secretary of War Kenneth Claiborne Royall; America featuring Dan Peek, “House of the Rising Sun” by the Animals, the Beatles, “Stained Glass” by Judas Priest, and the Yardbirds featuring Jim McCarty:

  1. 1534 Tuesday: Jacques Cartier lands in Canada, claims it for the king of France.
  2. 1567 Monday: Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate her throne and one-year-old James VI is proclaimed the king of Scotland.
  3. 1651 Monday: Free black Anthony Johnson receives a land grant for 250 acres in the Virginia Colony.
  4. 1704 Thursday: English and Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar.
  5. 1745 Saturday: Bonnie Prince Charlie becomes King James VIII of Scotland much to the chagrin of the British.
  6. 1783 Thursday: Simon Bolivar, the Latin American revolutionary and liberator, was born on this date.  Meanwhile, the land of Georgia (in south central Asia) becomes a protectorate of Tsarist Russia.
  7. 1796 Sunday: In Dagsboro, Delaware, the future 18th U.S. Secretary of State John M. Clayton is born.  First a National Republican, then a Whig, and finally a member of the American Party, he served under Presidents Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore / served from March 08, 1849 to July 22, 1850.
  8. 1798 Tuesday: In Boscawen, N.H., future 24th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury John M. Dix is born on this date.  A future Democrat and then a Republican he served under President James Buchanan from January 15, 1861 to March 06, 1861.
  9. 1847 Saturday: Brigham Young and his Mormon followers arrive at the site of Salt Lake City in Utah.  Meanwhile, Richard M. Hoe patented the rotary printing press on this date.
  10. 1858 Saturday: Republican senatorial candidate Abraham Lincoln formally challenged Democrat Stephen A. Douglas to a series of political debates; the result was seven face-to-face encounters. 
  11. 1862 Thursday: Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States, and the first to have been born a U.S. citizen, died at age 79 in Kinderhook, New York, the town where he was born.  Prior to becoming president, Van Buren also served the nation as first, its 10 secretary of state, serving under President Andrew Jackson March 28, 1829 to May 31, 1831. Then, he became the nation’s 8th vice president serving under President Andrew Jackson 03-04-1833 to 03-04-1837. 
  12. 1866 Tuesday: Tennessee became the first former Confederate state to be readmitted by the Union.
  13. 1894 Tuesday: In Goldsboro, N.C., future 56th and final U.S. Secretary of War Kenneth Claiborne Royall is born.  A Democrat, he served under President Harry S. Truman from 07-19-1947 to 09-18-1947 and then became the 1st U.S. Secretary of the Army.  After this, the U.S. Department of War would become the U.S. Department of Defense[i].
  14. 1911 Monday: Yale University professor Hiram Bingham III found the “Lost City of the Incas,” Machu Picchu, in Peru.
  15. 1915 Saturday: The SS Eastland, a passenger ship carrying more than 2,500 people, rolled onto its side whiled docked at the Clark Street Bridge on the Chicago River; an estimated 844 people died in the disaster.
  16. 1916 Monday: The 68th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Hessin Clarke assumed his position on the court on this date.  President Woodrow Wilson nominated his fellow Democrat to fill the seat of Republican Associate Justice Charles Evans Hughes.  Justice Clarke served from today until September 18, 1922.
  17. 1923 Tuesday: In Switzerland, diplomats conclude the Treaty of Lausanne, which settled the boundaries of modern Turkey.
  18. 1929 Wednesday: President Herbert Hoover proclaims the Kellogg-Bryant Pact, which renounces all war.
  19. 1933 Monday: President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives his fourth ‘fireside chat.’  Elsewhere, for the first time on radio, people heard “The Romance of Helen Trent,” a show that continued for a total of 7,222 episodes.
  20. 1937 Saturday: The state of Alabama dropped charges against four of the nine young black men accused of raping two white women in the infamous “Scottsboro Case.”
  21. 1940 Wednesday: Now that Western Europe- with the exception of nonbelligerent Axis allies Fascist Spain and Portugal- is under Nazi control, the government of Romania nationalizes the Astra-Romanian Oil Company which is part of the Dutch Shell Oil Company. 
  22. 1941 Thursday: During World War II at Grodz, Lithuania, the Nazis and their Axis allies execute the entire Jewish population of the city.  Meanwhile, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt demands that all Japanese troops leave the Vichy-French colony of Indochina.  Later this same day, the Vichy French and Imperial Japan come to an agreement on stationing Japanese troops there.
  23. 1943 Saturday: The Italian Fascist government convenes in Rome and it would appear that Il Duce Benito Mussolini may be on the ropes.  His failures have brought the war home to the Italian Peninsula.  Elsewhere, future drummer of the Yardbirds[ii], Jim McCarty, is born Walton, Liverpool, England, on this date.
  24. 1944 Monday: Russian forces continue battering German and Finnish forces north and south of the fabled city of Leningrad.  Elsewhere, in Italy, the Allies continue building up the Anzio beachhead and hope to exploit increasing German weaknesses in their defense-in-depth to break out and race for Rome.
  25. 1948 Saturday: Soviet occupation forces in Germany blockade West Berlin.  The U.S.-British airlift commenced the following day.
  26. 1952 Thursday: President Harry S. Truman announced a settlement in a 53-day steel strike.
  27. 1956 Tuesday: Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis ended their team, a partnership that lasted a decade, having commenced on July 25, 1946.
  28. 1959 Friday: During a visit to Moscow, Vice President Richard M. Nixon engaged in his famous “kitchen debate” with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.
  29. 1961 Monday: In what would become an onerous trend, the first U.S. airliner is hijacked by a nut who demands that it be flown to communist Cuba.
  30. 1965 Saturday: For the first time in the history of the group, the British band, the Animals[iii], lands on the Top 40 Radio with “House of the Rising Sun.”
  31. 1967 Monday: The Beatles[iv] sign a petition in the “Times of London” calling for legalized marijuana.
  32. 1969 Thursday: The Apollo 11 astronauts—two of whom had been the first men to set foot on the moon—splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean.  Meanwhile, in the Court of Appeals, Muhammad Ali is convicted of draft evasion for refusing to enter the U.S. Army. 
  33. 1974 Tuesday: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) unanimously ruled that President Richard M. Nixon had to turn over subpoenaed White House tape recordings to the Watergate special prosecutor.  
  34. 1975 Wednesday: Upon a successful first-ever docking with a Soviet Soyuz capsule, Apollo 18 returns to Earth by splashing down in the Pacific Ocean.
  35. 1978 Monday: The New York Yankees fire manager, Billy Martin, for the first of three times. 
  36. 1979 Tuesday: Little Richard[v], billed as the Reverend Richard Penniman, spoke to a revival meeting in San Francisco, CA, about the dangers of rock-and-roll.
  37. 1983 Sunday: In what becomes known as the “Pine Tar Game,” the Kansas City Royals’ George Brett’s homerun is disallowed in a game against the New York Yankees but is later overturned.
  38. 1985 Wednesday: Walt Disney released their 25th full-length cartoon, entitled, “The Black Cauldron.”
  39. 1987 Friday: Hulda Crooks, at 91 years of age, climbed Mt. Fuji.  Hulda became the oldest person to climb Japan’s highest peak.
  40. 1990 Tuesday: U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf go on alert after Iraq places nearly 30,000 troops on the border between them and Kuwait.  Elsewhere, a wrongful death trial involving Judas Priest[vi] opened in Reno, Nev.  Parents had charged in a lawsuit that the band’s “Stained Class” album contained subliminal messages that drove two teenagers to attempt suicide.  The judge cleared the group.
  41. 1997 Thursday: In Arlington, Va., the 90th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice William J. Brennan, died on this date.  President Dwight D. Eisenhower nominated the Democrat to fill the seat of Democrat Associate Justice Sherman Minton.  Brennan served from 10-15-1956 to 07-20-1990.
  42. 1998 Friday: A gunman burst into the U.S. Capitol, killing two police officers before being shot and captured.  The shooter, Russell Eugene Weston Jr. is still being held in a federal mental facility.
  43. 2002 Wednesday: Nine coal miners became trapped in a flooded tunnel of the Quecreek Mine in western Pennsylvania; the story happily ended 77 hours later with the rescue of all nine.
  44. 2004 Saturday: In Karachi, Pakistan, a roadside bomb detonates killing at least seven Islamic seminary students passing by- authorities believe the students were the targets.  WTF?
  45.      2005 Sunday: Cyclist Lance Armstrong retires after winning his seventh straight Tour d’ France cycling contest; later, he would be proven for the drug-using liar he always he denied he was.  Meanwhile, a police station in Baghdad goes up in a massive cloud of smoke as jihadist scumbags drive a truck bomb into the building, detonate, blow it sky high killing at least 39 people- most of them civilians- and wounding God knows how many others.  What is wrong with these people?
  46. 2006 Monday: Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah brags on Al-Jazeera TV how he discussed kidnapping two Israeli soldiers with Lebanese politicians before the POS carried out the attack.  A hit squad coming for you sometime soon?  Meanwhile, after being on a hunger strike for 16 days, Iraqi authorities drag deposed dictator Saddam Hussein down to the hospital and force feed him with a feeding tube.
  47. 2007 Tuesday: In Libya, the five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian P.A. that were condemned to death for having- supposedly given Libyan children HIV-AIDS on purpose- are leaving the country for Sofia after the Bulgarian government negotiated with the Libyan government to secure their release.  Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin wags his finger at the Brits by accusing them of ‘colonialist thinking’ in their demands for the extradition of Andrei Lugovoy whom the Brits claim is the alleged murderer of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko who was living in their country.
  48. 2008 Thursday: In Berlin, Senator Barack Hussein Obama, D-IL, gives a speech at the Victory Column that draws more than 200,000 people, the most he’s drawn at any time during his campaign to win the White House.
  49. 2009 Friday: Trying to tamp down a national uproar over race, President Barack Hussein Obama acknowledged using unfortunate words in declaring that Cambridge, Mass., police had “acted stupidly” in arresting black scholar Henry Louis “Skip” Gates Jr. adding he’d invited the Harvard professor and Sgt. James Crowley, the arresting officer, for “a beer here in the White House,” the so-called “Beer Summit.”  This would become the norm for the Obama administration as he inserted himself into every racial incident over the course of his eight years in office, of which there would be many.
  50. 2010 Saturday:  Rallies to release Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman facing execution for adultery, occur in Paris, New York City, Ottawa, and elsewhere.  Elsewhere, the U.S. and South Korea commence carrying out military exercises with tens of thousands of troops, numerous naval vessels, and warplanes as a show of force to the North Koreans who are always talking crap.  The North wants to start something so badly
  51. 2011 Sunday:  Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi appoints Hisham Qandil as Prime Minister and asks him to form a new government.  Elsewhere- in Farmington, Missouri- longtime member of the rock band, America[vii], Dan Peek (guitars/bass/keyboards/vocals), died at age 60 in his sleep from fibrinous pericarditis.  Meanwhile, as Democrats continue trying to raise the debt ceiling so they can spend more and more, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says that his boss- President Barack Hussein Obama- won’t invoke the U.S. Constitution and unilaterally raise it himself. 
  52. 2012 Tuesday: Vice-President John Dramani Mahama becomes President of Ghana after President John Atta Mills, dies.  Elsewhere, USA Today reports the discovery of four barrels containing 248 human fetuses in the Sverdlovsk Oblast region.  An abortionist run amok?
  53. 2013 Wednesday: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden remains in Moscow, Russia; he is stranded at Russia’s Sheremetyevo International Airport.  Elsewhere in the world, things continue going from bad to worse in Mexico.  In the state of Michoacan, federal law enforcement officers engage in a running gun battle with members of the Knights Templar drug cartel.  At least two officers are killed and 20 narcoterrorists.  Good work, federales. 
  54. 2014 Thursday:  Arseny Yatseniuk, prime minister of Ukraine, submits his resignation in frustration over inaction of the parliament to address energy needs and military funding.  Meanwhile, a convoy carrying prisoners in northern Iraq comes under attack by jihadist thugs.  In the ensuing melee, 52 prisoners and eight Iraq government guards are killed and loads of others wounded. 
  55. 2015 Friday: After two researchers hack wirelessly into a Fiat-Chrysler automobile, 10 miles away, which enabled them to control the brakes and steering, the auto company recalls 1.4 million vehicles.  This ‘hack’ causes numerous other automakers concern that the same thing can happen to their automobiles.  Meanwhile, U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama[viii] returns to his home country of Kenya to begin a historic two-day visit.
  56. 2016 Sunday: The International Olympic Committee announces it won’t fully ban Russia for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro over repeated violations over doping.   The World Anti-Doping Agency or WADA called for a complete ban but the IOC says it will permit some Russian athletes to participate in the games.  Meanwhile, California continues to burn as the Sand Fire outside Santa Clarita, California, has doubled in size to 22,000 acres with no end in sight.  IF only Democratic leadership would maintain the forests and begin building new reservoirs to hold water, so much could be changed in the Golden State.   The Dems won’t do it.
  57. 2017 Monday: In a speech to a national Boy Scout gathering in West Virginia, President Donald J. Trump railed against his enemies and promoted his political agenda, bringing an angry reaction from some parents and former Scouts from both parties.  Oh, boo f**king hoo.  Democrats always attack their enemies, whether from the pulpits of black churches, in schools, in speeches, and everywhere else they can.  What a load of crap.
  58. 2018 Tuesday: Near Athens, Greece, swift-moving wildfires, blamed on out of control global warming, continue wreaking havoc across the region killing 91, injuring 104, and causing another 600 to flee into the water being rescued by boats.   Meanwhile, following a drug overdose, singer Demi Lovato[ix] finds herself in the hospital.  Elsewhere, the Syrians are down a jet after one crossed into Israeli-controlled Golan Heights and the Israeli Defense Force shot it down.  
  59. 2019 Wednesday: Senile Special Counsel reports to the U.S. Senate that ‘President Donald J. Trump was NOT cleared of obstruction of justice charges and reiterates that Russia did indeed interfere in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.’  Millions of Americans find it both shameful and personally embarrassing that the Democrats continue trotting this old fogey out to continue trying to tarnish the 45th president.  Send the old man to a rest home already.   Meanwhile, Europe is best with its hottest ever recorded temperatures causing Greta Thunberg to rush into the bunker.  In Germany, thermometers hit 104.9° F and in the Netherlands, temps hit 102.5° F which is a typical summer’s day in California.  Ah, well, we understand their anguish because we have air conditioning and they mostly don’t.  No wonder Europeans hate America.
  60. 2020 Friday: Here are today’s Xi Jinping Bat Flu Statistics for the globe: 15,628,936 confirmed cases, UP by 310,939 cases, 636,262 confirmed deaths, UP by 10,410 deaths, and 8.917,141 confirmed recoveries, UP by 195,726 recoveries.  Here are the numbers for the United States: 4,179,560 confirmed cases, UP by 79,759 new cases, 147,534 confirmed deaths, UP by 1,239 new deaths, and 1,252,170 confirmed recoveries, UP by 32,537 new recoveries.  (The number of recoveries would be even greater if Blue State governors would report them).
  61. 2020 Friday A: 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: 435,334 confirmed cases, UP 7,718, 8,186 confirmed deaths, UP by 159, but as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 1,490 confirmed cases, 26 confirmed deaths, and 1,125 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, in the Ever-Red, uh, we mean, the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 50,009 confirmed cases, 1,482 confirmed deaths, but like California, the slope-headed governor, Jay Inslee, won’t share the number of confirmed recoveries.  Shame on these flipping Democrats.
  62. 2020 Friday B: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 26,469.89, DOWN 182.44 points (-0.68%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 10,363.18, DOWN 98.24 points (-0.94%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,215.63, DOWN 20.03 points (-0.62%).  The price of GOLD is $1,900.30 per troy oz., +2.80 (+0.15%) while the price of SILVER is $22.98 per troy ounce, +0.125 (+0.55%).  The price of PLATINUM is $955.40 per troy oz, -1.00 (-0.10) while the price of COPPER is $2.89 per pound, +0.002 (+0.07%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $41.34 per barrel, +0.05 (+0.12%).
  63. 2020 Friday C: President Donald J. Trump signed four executive orders designed to lower drug prices for all Americans.  As things have stood for decades, Americans are screwed on health care costs because allied and other nations enjoy cheaper, more reasonable costs for their prescription drugs.  The first order would permit importation of  medications from countries where the costs are more reasonable and realistic.  A nation such as Canada would be among the prime countries of export.  Another executive order removes the huge profits wholesalers enjoy- so-called middlemen- by slashing them to much more reasonable amounts.  The third order would cut the costs of insulin while the fourth would force the federal government to buy drugs for Medicare at the lower costs they are in other countries.  Now, how about allowing ALL health care providers to compete in every state as well as to offer a wider variety of plans addressing all needs of all Americans?  That would be amazing.  
  64. 2020 Friday D: Communist China orders the U.S. to close its consulate in Chengdu as retaliation for the U.S. order to them to close their spy hub in Houston.  The Chin swear they are not going to leave the Houston, Texas, consulate but they need to get their s**t and get the hell out of the country.  All U.S. personnel in communist China should come home…NOW.
  65. 2021 Saturday: As you know, we never wish negative on anyone, as you know, we are rooting for Joe Biden to wake up from his senility and to begin doing the work of the American people rather than talking crazy about white supremacism, racism, and the cops.  We would like to see the ‘Joe of Old’ and not this stooge of Xi Jinping ransacking the country.  We can find out together- Chef Charles.


This artwork is #0536 a 40” x 60” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “Evening Dream.”  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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Famed guitarist Martin Barre returned with his next solo effort, “Stage Left,” on December 24, 2003.  Once again, the musician demonstrated just what a musical powerhouse he was and what he provided to Jethro Tull since the late 1960s, a unique, polished sound.  Joining the axe-man were Jonathan Noyce (bass), Doane Perry, (drums), Mark Tucker (recording engineer), Andrew Giddings (keyboards), and one or two others.  We hope you will seek this album out and make it a part of your listening pleasure each day.  You will be glad you did.

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Saturday, July 24, 2021:


[i] It would appear the Department of War would become the first victim of political correctness.

[ii] 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.

[iii] We began presenting the music of the Animals, of Eric Burdon and the Animals, of Eric Burdon, Eric Burdon and War, and War beginning on Monday, 08-June-2015 and the presentation ran through Sunday, 02-August-2015.  We hope you will seek them out and consider making them a part of your listening pleasure.

[iv] We began promoting the music of both the Beatles and the band’s individual components on Friday, 04-November-2016 through Sunday, 11-June-2018.  Besides the Beatles, we also promoted the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys.

[v] We hope to share the music of Little Richard one day.  Not sure as to when, however.

[vi] Not sure when we will do the music of Judas Priest- if ever.

[vii] Not sure as to when we will do the music of America but please stay tuned.

[viii] Many believe Barack Obama should be disqualified as a president because most believe he was born outside the United States which would ban him from ever seeking the highest office in the land.  At the very least, an asterisk should be placed by his name in all U.S. history books.

[ix] We won’t be doing the music of this skank unless the blog site is still here in 50 years.


Friday, July 24, 2020: https://aicpendblog.com/2020/07/24/today-in-history-july-24-2020/

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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