UU. 2011 Wednesday: Now that the U.S. debt ceiling crisis of 2011, the second largest holder of U.S. debt- communist China- sees the Dagong Global Credit Rating of the People’s Republic of China downgrade the U.S. from A+ to A with a negative outlook- so says the Sydney Morning Herald.



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U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices William Burnham Woods, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Harry Blackmun; U.S. Secretary of State Hamilton Fish; U.S. Senator Chris Murphy; the Byrds featuring John York, the Climax Blues Band featuring Arthur Wood, Love featuring Arthur Lee, Paul McCartney and Wings, Stray Cats featuring Lee Rocker, and War featuring B.B. Dickerson:

  1. 881 Sunday: French King Louis III beats the Vikings at the Battle of Saucourt.
  2. 1108 Monday: Louis VI, “the Fat One,” is crowned king of France.
  3. 1492 Wednesday: Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, on a voyage that took him to the present-day Americas.
  4. 1777 Sunday: During the Siege of Fort Stanwix, the first U.S. flag officially flew during the battle.
  5. 1807 Monday: Former Vice President Aaron Burr went on trial before a federal court in Richmond, Virginia, charged with treason; however, less than a month later, he won an acquittal.
  6. 1808 Wednesday: In New York City, future 26th U.S. Secretary of State Hamilton Fish is born.  First a Whig and then a Republican, he served under President Ulysses S. Grant 03-17-1869 to 03-12-1877.
  7. 1824 Tuesday: Future 45th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice William Burnham Woods is born in Newark, OH, on this date.  President Rutherford B. Hayes nominated the Democrat who became a Republican to fill the seat of Associate Justice William Strong, also someone who began political life as a Democrat and then who became a Republican.  Burnham served 12-21-1880 to 05-14-1887.
  8. 1861 Saturday: A Federal fleet begins bombardment of Galveston, Texas.
  9. 1863 Monday: Governor Seymour of New York petitions President Abraham Lincoln to end the draft in New York State due to all the problems concerning it.  Elsewhere, the first thoroughbred horse races took place at the Saratoga Racecourse in Saratoga Springs, New York.
  10. 1880 Tuesday: At Lake George, N.Y., organizers founded the American Canoe Association on this date.
  11. 1882 Thursday: The U.S. Congress passes the first law restricting immigration into the United States.
  12. 1900 Friday: Businesspeople founded the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company on this date.
  13. 1914 Monday: Germany declared war on France at the onset of World War I; then, Great Britain declared war on Germany.  The French fleet set sail for North Africa while Belgium denies Germany passage through its country to attack France.
  14. 1921 Wednesday: Baseball commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis refused to reinstate former Chicago White Sox players implicated in the “Black Sox” scandal, despite their acquittals in jury trials.
  15. 1923 Friday: Vice President Calvin Coolidge becomes the nation’s 30th president.
  16. 1925 Monday: The last U.S. troops leave Nicaragua, having been in that nation since 1912.    
  17. 1933 Thursday: The Mickey Mouse watch hits store shelves on this date with the price tag of $2.75.
  18. 1936 Monday: Jesse Owens of the United States won the first of his four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics as he took the 100-meter sprint.
  19. 1940 Saturday: British troops invade Italian Somaliland.  In so doing, they began liberating Italian East Africa which would include Ethiopia.
  20. 1941 Sunday: During World War II on the Eastern Front, Axis troops conquer the Soviet city of Rostov.
  21. 1943 Tuesday: U.S. Army Lt. General George S. Patton slapped a private at an army hospital in Sicily, accusing him of cowardice.  However, General Dwight D. Eisenhower later ordered Patton to apologize for this and a second, similar episode.  Meanwhile, the Nazis burn the city of Orel.
  22. 1944 Thursday: The Auschwitz Concentration Camp gasses 4,000 Gypsies in one day.
  23. 1946 Saturday: Future bassist with the Byrds[i] rock band, John York, is born on this date in White Plains, N.Y.
  24. 1948 Tuesday: Alger Hiss, advisor to deceased President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, suffers accusation of being a ‘communist.’
  25. 1949 Wednesday: The National Basketball Association underwent formation as a merger of the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League.  Meanwhile, in Britain, future keyboardist, Arthur Woods, with the Climax Blues Band[ii] is born.  Finally, B.B. Dickerson—future longtime bassist with the Los Angeles, California, fun-rock-soul-Latin jazz band, WAR[iii]—is born on this date in Torrance, California.
  26. 1958 Sunday: The nuclear-powered submarine USS Nautilus became the first vessel to cross the North Pole underwater.
  27. 1961 Thursday: Future bassist with the rock-a-billy band, Stray Cats[iv]—Lee Rocker—is born on this date in Massapequa, N.Y.
  28. 1966 Wednesday: Concerned citizens discovered comedian Lenny Bruce, age 40, dead at his Los Angeles, California, home.
  29. 1971 Tuesday: Paul McCartney announces the formation of his new group, Wings[v].
  30. 1972 Thursday: The U.S. Senate ratified the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union.  However, the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the treaty in 2002.
  31. 1973 Friday: In White Plains, N.Y., future U.S. Senator Chris Murphy is born.  A Democrat, he would enter the U.S. Senate representing the state of Connecticut on January 03, 2013.
  32. 1980 Sunday: Closing ceremonies took place in Moscow for the Summer Olympic Games, which numerous countries around the world boycotted due to the Russian invasion of Afghanistan.
  33. 1981 Monday: U.S. air traffic controllers went on strike, despite a warning from President Ronald Reagan that he would fire them, which he later did.
  34. 1984 Friday: Mary Lou Retton won a gold medal at the Los Angeles Summer Olympics.
  35. 1987 Monday: The Iran-Contra congressional hearings ended, with none of the 29 witnesses tying President Ronald Reagan directly to the diversion of arms-sales profits to Nicaraguan rebels fighting against the communist Sandinista regime led by the same scumbag leading the country now, the infamous Daniel Ortega.
  36. 1988 Wednesday: The Soviet Union released Mathias Rust, the young West German pilot who had landed a light airplane near Moscow’s Red Square in May 1987.  Meanwhile, the Iran-Contra hearings ended with the result being NO ties between President Ronald Reagan and the Nicaraguan rebels.
  37. 1993 Tuesday: The Senate voted 96-3 to confirm U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
  38. 1994 Wednesday: Arkansas carried out the nation’s first triple execution in 32 years.  Meanwhile, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer takes the oath as the Supreme Court’s newest justice in a private ceremony at  Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist’s Vermont summer home.  The justice whom Breyer replaced- the 94th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Harry Blackmun- left the court on this date.  Blackmun served from March 14, 1970 until his retirement today. 
  39. 2000 Thursday: The Republican Party nominates Governor George W. Bush for its nominee for president.
  40. 2003 Sunday: The Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies further paved the way for the Reverend V. Gene Robinson to become the church’s first openly gay elected bishop, approving him on a 128-63 vote.  
  41. 2004 Tuesday: The Statue of Liberty pedestal in New York City reopened to the public for the first time since the 9/11 attacks.  Elsewhere, NASA launched space probe Messenger on a quest to reveal the secrets of mysterious, superhot Mercury, the sun’s nearest planet.
  42. 2005 Wednesday: Fourteen Marines from a reserve unit in Ohio were killed in a roadside bombing in Iraq.  Meanwhile, the journal Nature reported that a South Korean researcher had created the world’s first cloned dog, an Afghan hound named “Snuppy.”  (Although the scientist, Hwang Woo-suk, was later disgraced over faked research, the cloning of Snuppy was independently confirmed. 
  43. 2006 Thursday: Famed guitarist-vocalist with the Los Angeles, California, psychedelic rock band, Love[vi]—Arthur Lee—died in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, from the effects of leukemia, on this date; the famed musician/vocalist was just 61 years old. 
  44. 2008 Sunday: As seems to be the norm, North Korea threatens to expel South Korean workers at the Kumgangsan Resort and even threatens war between the South and their country over whatever was supposedly done.
  45. 2009 Monday: In a historic first for the peoples of Latin America, Bolivia becomes the first country to say that indigenous peoples have a right to self-rule.  In other parts of Latin America- especially in Central America- they try to eradicate their native peoples. 
  46. 2010 Tuesday: As Hezbollah continues causing troubles for Israel along the Lebanese-Israeli border, two Lebanese soldiers and a journalist are killed as are one Israeli soldier.  This causes the United Nations Security Council to go into a closed door meeting.
  47. 2011 Wednesday: Now that the U.S. debt ceiling crisis of 2011, the second largest holder of U.S. debt- communist China- sees the Dagong Global Credit Rating of the People’s Republic of China downgrade the U.S. from A+ to A with a negative outlook- so says the Sydney Morning Herald.
  48. 2012 Friday: Following horrible weather conditions in North Korea, Pyongyang begs the United Nations for food aid.  Meanwhile, in Syria, the Free Syrian Army fighting to hold onto Aleppo finds themselves under heavy artillery fire from Syrian government forces. 
  49.     2013 Saturday: The federal government created a mere 162,000 jobs in the United States in July, falling far short of the expected 175,000-185,000 jobs.  Elsewhere, the Syrian civil war continues to rage as Syrian rebels capture an ammunition dump equipped with antitank missiles.  Not good for the Russian tanks employed by the Syrian army.
  50. 2014 Sunday: According to Brainy History, the Islamic State captures the Iraqi town of Sinjar, home to the country’s Yazidi religious minority population; residents fled in advance of the extremists, who have demanded that non-Muslim residents convert to Islam or face death.  Meanwhile, in the southern Gaza town of Rafah, an Israeli airstrike takes out a UNRWA-run school.  Locals claim several people were killed which leads the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Kyi-Moon to call out the Israelis.  Oh, STFU, Mr. Secretary-General.
  51. 2015 Monday: To reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32-percent of the 2005 levels, President Barack Obama[vii] proposes the Clean Power Act, which is more stringent than the plan offered by the Environmental Protection Agency by 30-percent.  Meanwhile, in the northern Syrian city of Ariha in Idlib Governorate, citizens going about their business get something more than they planned when a Syrian warplane crashes into a populated area.  At least 37 people lose their lives while numerous others suffer injuries of one degree or another.
  52. 2016 Wednesday: U.S. Justice Department officials raised questions regarding President Barack Obama’s cash payments to Iran.  Meanwhile, the parliament in Nepal elects a former Maoist rebel, Pushpa Kemal Dahal, aka Prachanda (his rebel name) to be its next prime minister.  Next, the North Koreans as feisty as ever launch two medium-range missiles.  The first blows up while parts of the second come down in Japanese territorial waters leading to words between the two countries.
  53. 2017 Thursday: The enslaved peoples of Iran re-elect their dictator, “President” Hassan Rouhani, to a second term.  Meanwhile, in the first sentencing of its kind, Massachusetts woman Michelle Carter receives a prison sentence of 2.5 years for having urged her boyfriend to commit suicide.  The young man continually talked about ending his life and so she said ‘go ahead’ in some text messages that would come back to bite her on the ass.
  54. 2018 Friday: Scumbag reporter Carl Bernstein says that ‘the Trump presidency is worse than Watergate.’  Gee whiz, Mr. Bernstein, why don’t you STFU?  Meanwhile, famed Israeli filmmaker and director Moshe Mizrahi dies at age 86.  Elsewhere, when queried by reporters as to when North Korea will commence denuclearization of their country, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that ‘ultimately, they will be the ones to decide the timeline.’ 
  55. 2019 Saturday:  At a Wal-Mart in El Paso, Texas, a terrorist thug seeks out Mexicans to murder and in this heinous act, the POS kills 22 and injures another 24.  Meanwhile that night in Dayton, Ohio, another POS shooter sets out to kill people and in so doing takes the lives of nine and wounds another 27 at a pair of bars before police shoot him dead in the street.
  56. 2020 Monday:  President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order today in which, he forbids American companies (Google comes to mind as does Microsoft and numerous other big tech firms) from hiring foreign scab workers to displace higher-paid American workers.  Far too often in today’s America, American firms force American workers to train foreign workers to do their jobs and then send them packing.  This is not right and what the president did today is amazing.  NO more displacing Americans with foreign scabs.  Enough is enough.  Meanwhile, the stats are in for shootings in Chicago over the weekend: at least 33 people shot, 9 slain- including a 9-year-old boy and when compared to last July in Chicago, murders in the Windy City in July are up 139-percent.  Elsewhere, in New York City, at this point in time, there have been more shootings than ALL of last year’s combined.  What the hell is up with these BIG BLUE CITIES?  Where the hell are Black Lives Matter, you know, the Marxist, racist organization?  We thought black lives ‘matter?’  Apparently not.
  57. 2020 Monday A: President Donald J. Trump gave Chi-Com ‘video’ (spying) ap Tik-Tok until September 15 of this year to allow Microsoft to buy the intelligence gathering platform or to get out of the United States.  Boot them out ASAP!  Meanwhile, Illinois state Representative La Shawn ford, Democrat, calls to abolish teaching history in schools across the state as- according to him- it ‘leads to white privilege and a racist society.’  Will it ever stop?
  58. 2020 Monday B: Here are today’s Chi-Com Bat Flu Statistics for the globe: 18,166,298 confirmed cases, +313,847, 690,953 confirmed deaths, +11,159, and 10,768,016 confirmed recoveries, +169,689.  Here are the numbers for the United States: 4,795,493 confirmed cases, UP by 55,092 new cases, 157,729 confirmed deaths, UP by 616 new deaths, and 2,334,073 confirmed recoveries, UP by 29,222 new recoveries.   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: 514,901 confirmed cases, 9,388 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 2,448 confirmed cases, 26 confirmed deaths, and 1,315 confirmed recoveries.  Finally, in the Ever-Red, uh, we mean, the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 58,173 confirmed cases, 1,596 confirmed deaths, but like California, the slope-headed governor, Jay Inslee, won’t share the number of confirmed recoveries.  Shame on these flipping Democrats.
  59. 2020 Monday C: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 26,664.40, UP 236.08 points (0.89%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 10,902.80, UP 157.52 points (1.47%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,294.61, UP 23.49 points (0.72%).  Currently, GOLD is at $1,989.50 per troy oz., UP 3.20 (+0.16%), SILVER is at $24.38 per troy oz., UP -0.032 (-0.13%), PLATINUM $936.00 per troy oz. UP +4.90 (+0.53%), and COPPER is at $2.92 # +0.004 (+0.14%).  Light Sweet Crude Oil is 40.71, UP -0.30 (-0.73%).  Today, one-dollar U.S. = 6.98 Chi-Com yuan. In contrast, one-dollar U.S. = 0.85 euros.  
  60. 2021 Tuesday: What have the Chi-Coms done today?  What has their stooge, drooling Joe Biden done?  Stick around and find out along with the rest of us…


This artwork is #0546 an 8” x 10” original oil painting by Beverly Carrick, which, she entitled, “She Said What?”  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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The album we have for you today is actually the first SOLO effort that original Jethro Tull guitarist Mick Abrahams released following the two albums he made with his first solo group, Blodwyn Pig.  “Times Have Changed” came out in 1971 but we have it here as a re-release issued on September 08, 2008.  Abrahams is an unsung guitarist which is a true shame because he deserves to be in the same pantheon of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Kim Simmonds, Alvin Lee, and a few select others as his ability to interpret the blues ranks among the all-time great top 10 axmen.  We hope you will seek this album out by visiting whatever site it is you do for the best in rock music as you will most definitely enjoy it.   Seek it out ASAP and give your ears the gift of blues music.

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Tuesday, August 03, 2021:


[i] We offered the music of the Byrds beginning on Monday, 16-January-2012 and concluded the presentation on Friday, 17-February-2012.  Not sure if we will ever present the music of the other bands with which York played like the Bees, the Sir Douglas Quintet, the Museums, CRY, Gene Clark’s solo band, and Carla Olson.

[ii] We began promoting the music of the greatest British blues rock band, the Climax Blues Band, beginning on Monday, 16-September-2019 through Sunday, 27-October-2019.  This included the solo efforts of Pete Haycock and Colin Cooper.  We hope you will check them out and add them to your 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] When we begin promoting American bands again, we will be sure to include the Stray Cats as well as the group’s individual members.  We hope you will remain alert for the day we do.

[v] 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, Wings, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison as well as the Traveling Wilburys.

[vi] We began promoting the music of Love, the famed Los Angeles, California, rock band on Wednesday, 24-October-2012 through Friday, 16-November-2012.  Please seek out the music of this awesome band.  This group was among the best of the 1960s.

[vii] 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.

Monday, August 03, 2020: https://aicpendblog.com/2020/08/03/today-in-history-august-03-2020/


Author: Chef Elvin C. McCardle, ACF-CWC

I began my career working as a busboy in 1963, move to washing pots in 1965, became a chef's apprentice in 1969 and have been a career professional ever since. I am still involved in professional foodservice as a consultant for food and beverage professionals. Like everyone else who writes for the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day, Bakersfield, California, street artist and graffiti guru, Simone, has done cartoon caricatures of me, which is my personal photo now. We must keep our personal identities confidential as in this world of political animosity and the fact that we own restaurants, which are dependent upon public visitation, has forced us to journey down this road. We hope you understand. Thank you. Chef Elvin C. McCardle writes from Ventura, CA. Chef Elvin C. McCardle is now a Conservative Republican! Contact me at the following address: elvinC8459mccardle@hotmail.com

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