21. 1942 Tuesday: In two days, Soviet forces on the eastern side of the Volga River and on some isolated bridgeheads across it, were preparing to launch a hammer blow against the German Sixth Army fighting to secure Stalingrad, the German Fourth Panzer Army assisting them, and their Axis allies securing the flanks.



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U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Robert Trimble; U.S. Secretaries of War John H. Eaton and Luke Edward Wright; U.S. Senators James Inhofe and Pat Toomey; Cheryl La Tigre of the AICP-END Blog; Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons featuring Bob Gaudio, Gordon Lightfoot, Jethro Tull featuring Martin Barre and John Glascock, and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band featuring Peter Cox:

  1. 1278 Thursday: In England, the authorities arrest 680 Jews for counterfeiting coins; the judges send 293 of them to the gallows and imprison the rest.
  2. 1558 Monday: Elizabeth I ascended to the English throne upon the death of Queen Mary.
  3. 1603 Monday: Sir Walter Raleigh went on trial for treason.
  4. 1776 Sunday: Future 20th U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Robert Trimble, Democratic-Republican, is born in Berkeley County, Va., on this date.  President John Quincy Adams nominated Trimble to fill the seat of another Democratic-Republican, Associate Justice Thomas Todd.  Trimble served from May 09, 1826, to August 25, 1828.  
  5. 1796 Thursday: At the Battle of Arcole, Napoleon Bonaparte’s armies beat the Austrians in Italy.
  6. 1800 Monday: Congress held its first session in Washington in the partially completed Capitol building.  Meanwhile, John Adams is the first president to move into the White House.
  7. 1820 Friday: Aboard the 47-foot sloop, HMS Hero, Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer, and his crew discover Antarctica.
  8. 1856 Monday: In Washington, D.C., the 13th U.S. Secretary of War John H. Eaton died.  First, a Democratic-Republican, then a Democrat and finally a Whig, he served under President Andrew Jackson March 09, 1829, to June 18, 1831. He then became governor of the Florida territory and then U.S. minister to Spain.
  9. 1862 Monday: Confederate Secretary of War George B. Randolph resigns his office.
  10. 1869 Wednesday: The Suez Canal opened in Egypt, which links the Mediterranean and Red Seas, thereby shaving off thousands of miles around the southern end of Africa.
  11. 1880 Wednesday: The first three British female graduates received their Bachelor of Arts degrees from London University.   
  12. 1889 Sunday: The Union Pacific Railroad Company began direct daily railroad service between Chicago and Portland, Oregon, as well as Chicago and San Francisco.
  13. 1911 Friday: At Howard University in Washington, D.C., students founded the African American fraternity Omega Psi Phi.
  14. 1913 Monday: The Panama Canal opens, which connects the Caribbean and the Atlantic Oceans with the Pacific and Indian Oceans.  The first ship to pass through was the steamship, Louise.  Elsewhere, in Germany, Kaiser Wilhelm banned the armed forces from dancing the tango.
  15. 1917 Saturday: French sculptor Auguste Rodin died in Meudon at age 77.
  16. 1922 Friday: In Memphis, Tennessee, the 43rd U.S. Secretary of War Luke Edward Wright died at age 76.   A Republican, he served under President Theodore Roosevelt from 07-01-1908 to 03-11-1909.  Elsewhere, Siberia voted for union with the USSR.
  17. 1927 Thursday: A rare tornado hits Washington, D.C.
  18. 1934 Saturday: Lyndon Baines Johnson married Claudia Alta Taylor, better known as Lady Bird, in San Antonio, Texas.  Meanwhile, in Des Moines, Iowa, future U.S. Senator James Inhofe, Republican, is born.  He would enter the U.S. Senate on November 16, 1994, representing the great state of Oklahoma.
  19. 1938 Thursday: Italy passes its own version of the Nuremburg, anti-Jewish laws, to be on the same page with ally, Nazi Germany.  Meanwhile, in Orillia, Ontario, Canada, future famed folk singer Gordon Lightfoot[i] is born.
  20. 1941 Monday: Outside Moscow, Germans regain the initiative and begin a stepped -up pace to attack Klin on the outskirts of Moscow causing STAVKA to release another reserve army to guard the city’s northern flanks.  The Germans were running low on armored vehicles and were encountering more and Soviet medium and heavy tanks- the T-34 and KV-1 tanks, respectively.  German troops were suffering in large numbers, sans winter clothing.   
  21. 1942 Tuesday: In two days, Soviet forces on the eastern side of the Volga River and on some isolated bridgeheads across it, were preparing to launch a hammer blow against the German Sixth Army fighting to secure Stalingrad, the German Fourth Panzer Army assisting them, and their Axis allies securing the flanks.  More than a million men had been transported from the eastern half of the country and supporting them were 13,451 cannons and mortars of all sizes, 900 tanks, and 1,115 aircraft.[ii]   
  22. 1942 Tuesday A: In the Bronx, New York City, New York, future member of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons- Bob Gaudio (piano/vocals 1960-1977 / 1979-1982)- is born on this date.
  23. 1946 Sunday: Martin Barre—future longtime guitarist with the British rock band Jethro Tull[iii]—is born in King’s Heath, Birmingham, London, on this date.
  24. 1947 Monday: In an address to a special session of Congress, President Harry S. Truman called for emergency aid to Austria, Italy, and France; the following month, both houses of Congress approved the aid request.
  25. 1954 Wednesday: Chef Cheryl La Tigre was born in Lahaina, Hawaii to Keanohe and Lililani La Tigre.
  26. 1955 Thursday: Future vocalist with Manfred Mann’s Earth Band[iv]– Peter Cox (2009-2011)- is born in England on this date.
  27. 1961 Friday: In Providence, Rhode Island, future Republican U.S. Senator Pat Toomey is born.  He would enter the U.S. Senate on January 03, 2011, representing Pennsylvania.  In 2020, he would announce his retirement, not wishing to support either his party or his President Donald J. Trump any longer.  Damned RINOs, they lack the spine to do what must be done: FIGHT![v]
  28. 1962 Saturday: President John F. Kennedy dedicated Washington’s Dulles International Airport.
  29. 1967 Friday: Surveyor 6 becomes the first manmade object to lift off the moon.
  30. 1968 Sunday: NBC outraged football fans by cutting away from the closing minutes of a New York Jets-Oakland Raiders game to begin the TV special “Heidi” on schedule.  However, after going off air, the Raiders came from behind to beat the Jests, 43-32.
  31. 1969 Monday: The first round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks between t the United States and the Soviet Union opened in Helsinki, Finland.
  32. 1970 Tuesday: The Soviet Union landed an unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on the moon, the Lunokhod 1.  Luna 17 released the craft to the moon’s surface.
  33. 1973 Saturday: President Richard M. Nixon told Associated Press managing editors in Orlando, Florida: “People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.  Well, I am not a crook.”
  34. 1977 Thursday: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat says he will accept the official invitation of Israel to visit their nation.
  35. 1979 Saturday: Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini ordered the release of 13 black and/or female American hostages Islamist thugs held at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.  Elsewhere, in London, England, John Glascock—bassist/vocalist with the British rock band, Jethro Tull[vi] from 1975-1979—died from the effects of excessive drug and alcohol use; he was 28-years-old.
  36. 1982 Wednesday: The National Register of Historic Places added the Empire State Building on this date.
  37. 1987 Tuesday: A federal jury in Denver convicted two white supremacists of civil rights violations in the 1984 slaying of radio talk show host Alan Berg; both men later died in prison.
  38. 1988 Thursday: Benazir Bhutto became the first female leader of an Islamic country.  She won the first democratic election in 11 years in Pakistan, a bastion of ‘peace and love;’ yeah, right.
  39. 1990 Saturday: Researchers uncovered a mass grave near the bridge over the River Kwai in Thailand.  They believed the bodies to be of POWS who built the horrible railway during World War II for the Japanese.
  40. 1993 Wednesday: The U.S. House of Representatives approved the NAFTA free trade agreement promoted by President Bill Clinton; this act evaporates the borders between Mexico, the United States, and Canada as far as trade is concerned.
  41. 1997 Monday: At Luxor in Egypt, Islamists murder 62 tourists.  The tourists were visiting the Temple of Hatshepsut when Islamist militants opened fire on them.  Egyptian cops then shot the scumbags dead.  
  42. 2001 Saturday: The Taliban confirmed the death of Osama bin-Laden’s military chief Mohammed Atef in an airstrike three days earlier.
  43. 2002 Sunday: Abba Evan, the statesman who helped persuade the world to approve the creation of Israel and who dominated Israeli diplomacy for decades died near Tel Aviv at the age of 87.
  44. 2003 Monday: Arnold Schwarzenegger was sworn in as the 38th governor of California.
  45. 2006 Friday: Former “Seinfeld” co-star Michael Richardson- aka “Kramer”- unleashed a barrage of racial epithets during a stand-up routine at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood.  Needless to say, it did not go over well.
  46. 2008 Monday: In their first meeting since the election, Barack Obama and former rival Senator John McCain met at the president-elect’s transition headquarters in Chicago, where they pledged to work together on ways to change Washington’s “bad habits.”  Meanwhile, St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols won his second NL MVP award.
  47. 2009 Tuesday: President Barack Obama held formal, closed-door talks in Beijing with Chinese President Hu Jintao.  Meanwhile, Sarah Palin’s autobiography “Going Rogue” hit bookstores; 1 million copies sold in less than two weeks.  Wow.
  48. 2010 Wednesday: Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski becomes the first write-in candidate to win an election in the United States since 1954.  Meanwhile, researchers trapped 38 antihydrogen atoms.  It was the first-time humans had trapped antimatter.
  49. 2011 Thursday: Divers from Sweden discover the wreck of Swedish warship, the Svardet, a ship that sank during the Battle of Oland in 1676 by the Russians.
  50. 2013 Sunday: Georgia swears in its new President, Giorgi Margvelashvili.  Elsewhere, intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities, killing more than half a dozen people.  Meanwhile, a Tatarstan Airlines Boeing 737 crashed 450 miles east of Moscow, killing all 50 people on board.
  51. 2014 Monday: After allowing women to be priests for the past 20 years, the Church of England makes significant changes that allow women to become bishops.  Meanwhile, Martin Salia, a doctor who caught Ebola while working in a hospital in the West African nation of Sierra Leone, dies from the disease in a hospital in Nebraska.  He came from Africa aboard a medical transport, already in serious condition and never recovered.
  52. 2015 Tuesday: As the French authorities continue seeking the suspects who murdered loads of people in a Paris nightclub and in other parts of the city, they detain seven suspects and kill two jihadists in a raid.   Meanwhile, the United States, France, and Russia step up airstrikes across Syria as they seek to annihilate the ISIS trash.  The Russians- to the shock of all- are accused of lighting up several hospitals.  It’s what the Russians do.
  53. 2016 Thursday:  The British government threatens energy companies not to use Brexit as an excuse for raising rates on English utility customers. 
  54. 2017 Friday: POS Senator Al Franken- Democrat from Minnesota- tearfully apologized to a woman who had accused him of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour; the lib said he remembered the encounter ‘differently.’  What a pig.   Elsewhere, Ronan Farrow continues explaining how he ‘broke’ the Harvey Weinstein scandal, something NO other news media would touch with a ten-foot pole. 
  55. 2018 Saturday: A year after it disappeared off the coast of Argentina, the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan with 44 crew and officers aboard is discovered on the ocean floor off the country’s coast.   Meanwhile, protests across France over rising fuel prices leave 400 people injured. 
  56. 2019 Sunday: Indigenous peoples in Bolivia take to the streets to conduct a “Pro-Morales” rally which leads the Bolivian military to attack them, killing nine people and injuring numerous others.  Meanwhile, leaked Iranian government documents show that Tehran is working to undermine neighboring Iraq.  Who thinks the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the toppling of Saddam Hussein was a good thing?  Elsewhere, former ambassador to the Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch gives testimony at the impeachment hearings of President Donald J. Trump.
  57. 2020 Tuesday: Things continue going from bad to worse for the decrepit old House Speaker Nancy “Mumbles” Pelosi as Burgess Owens, Republican, wins a U.S. House seat in Utah’s 4th District, flipping it from BLUE to RED with his victory over incumbent Congressman Ben McAdams, a Democrat.   As GOP victories continue to pile up, it is becoming extremely clear that whatever ‘majority’ the Democrats enjoy in the House will be impotent, powerless, and pathetic.  The blame rests entirely on the sagging shoulders of Speaker Pelosi.  Democrats colluding with Canada and communist China did not bring them the expected victories they guaranteed.   Speaking of the 2020 Elections, things are beginning to go against the Democrats in Nevada as judges step in and additional votes show strong support for President Donald J. Trump and the GOP.
  58. 2020 Tuesday A: NATO warns the organization that withdrawal from Afghanistan could pose heightened dangers for the West.  Leaving troops there another 10 years is not going to make things any better.  President Trump is trying to speed up the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the crap-hole country.  Meanwhile, late last night, the SpaceX Dragon crew capsule docked with the International Space Station- congratulations, SpaceX!  Elsewhere, the U.S. Senate grills Mutt and Jeff- Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey- over their ongoing attempts to censor things they don’t like including President Donald J. Trump’s words.  We learn of a program called Centra that allows the ‘social media twerps’ to follow their users across a variety of social media spectrums compiling dossiers on every user of their sites.  Not only is this dangerous, but it is also outright EVIL as none of these little closet fairies has any right to censor anyone, much less track anyone across the World Wide Web.  Senators, do your duty and break them up as well as Google and deport Sundar Pichai and his family back to Bangladesh or wherever the hell the scumbag emanates.
  59. 2020 Tuesday B: Tonight’s Mega-Millions Draw #1608 with a $135 million jackpot on the line- stay tuned for the numbers.  Here are the numbers- 08, 13, 35, 46, 68, and Mega 16.  The highest winners were two people who had four numbers plus the Mega for a prize of $9,515 apiece.
  60. 2020 Tuesday C: Here are today’s Chi-Com Horseshoe Bat Flu Statistics for the globe: 55,333,374 confirmed cases, UP by 655,215 cases, 1,332,390 confirmed deaths, UP by 10,987 deaths, and 35,613,120 confirmed recoveries, UP by 514,614 recoveries.  Here are the numbers for the United States: 11,395,550 confirmed cases, UP by 195,059 new cases, 251,551 confirmed deaths, UP by 1,548 new deaths, and 6,040,795 confirmed recoveries, UP by 83,160 new recoveries.
  61. 2020 Tuesday D: 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: 1,051,642 confirmed cases, 18,317 confirmed deaths, but as is the norm, NO mention of confirmed recoveries.  Next, here are the stats for the Aloha State: 16,711 confirmed cases, 222 confirmed deaths, and today, NO mention of confirmed recoveries- that’s unusual.  Finally, in the Ever Red, uh, we mean, the Evergreen State, here are the stats: 139,275 confirmed cases, 2,664 confirmed deaths, but like California, the thuggish 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, Louisiana: 207,685 confirmed number of cases, 6,156  confirmed number of deaths, but no mention of confirmed number of recoveries- that’s Governor John Bel Edwards for you.  Let us look at Israel’s numbers now that Mo and his wife are relocating there.  Here they are: 325,537 confirmed cases, 2,736 confirmed deaths, and 313,643 confirmed recoveries.
  62. 2020 Tuesday E: Here are today’s Stock Market closes: DOW Jones Industrial Average: 29,783.35, DOWN 167.09 points (-0.56%).  Next, the NASDAQ: 11,899.34, DOWN 24.79 points (-0.21%).  Finally, here are the stats for the S&P 500: 3,609.53, DOWN 17.38 points (-0.48%).  The price of GOLD is $1,880.40 per troy oz., -4.70 (-0.25%) while the price of SILVER is $24.56 per troy ounce, -0.091 (-0.37%).  The price of PLATINUM is $933.40 per troy oz, -3.70 (-0.39%) while the price of COPPER is $3.20 per pound, +0.007 (+0.22%).  The price of PALLADIUM is $2,326.50 per troy oz., -18.60 (-0.79%).  The price of Light Sweet Crude Oil is $41.22 per barrel, -0.21 (-0.51%).  Today, COCOA is $2,435.00 per metric ton, -0.82 (-3.26).  As for currency, one U.S. dollar = 6.56 communist Chinese yuan.  By contrast, one U.S. dollar = 0.84 euros.  Communist China manipulates its currency, a known fact which is why the world must disengage with them and bring our supply chain home- ASAP.
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The next album by Fairport Convention is a ‘blast from the past,’ “Heyday,’ a live album of sorts culled from the archives and released on April 17, 1987.  The album features a collection of tunes recorded a decade-and-a-half or so ago for the John Peel’s Top Gear Show.  The band consists of Ashley Hutchings (bass), Simon Nichol (guitars), Richard Thompson (guitars, vocals), Sandy Denny (vocals), Martin Lamble and Dave Mattacks (drums), Dave Swarbrick and Ric Grech (violins), and one or two others to round out the sound.  As you haven’t added enough music to your nonstop, never-ending growing collection, there’s always one more addition which is why we encourage everyone to visit their favorite haunt for the absolute best in music and pick it up- you will be so glad you did.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020, Today in History Blog Post:  

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, Today in History:  

Wednesday, November 17, 2021:


[i] We look forward to doing the music of this legendary singer-songwriter.  Gordon Lightfoot will remain one of the all-time greatest songwriters of all time.

[ii] Please see: Shaw, John (and the Editors of Time-Life Books).  “Red Army Resurgent.”  1979.  Time-Life Books, Chicago, Illinois, p. 177.

[iii] We expect to do the music of Jethro Tull, Wild Turkey, Ian Anderson, and Paris sometime in the next 5-6 years.  We hope you will still be with us.

[iv] Not sure as to when we will begin promoting the music of this long-lived band but when we do, you will be among the first to know.

[v] We are somewhat surprised in 2020 that this wimpy POS did not pull an “Arlen Specter,” a Republican senator who flipped from the GOP to Democrat during the first term of President Barack Hussein Obama.  Pig. Sadly, Specter became an outcast like General Benedict Arnold, and no one had any respect for him.

[vi] See previous.



We feel compelled to share with our new readers that we are an OPINION SITE and not a NEWS SITE although we do report the news.  If anything, we are big history buffs which is why we have been going strong since early 2009…

Author: Chef Roland Carl Davis, CWC-ACF

Long ago, I was working as a sous chef at a fine dining restaurant, the Victor Hugo, over on the coast around Newport, California. I began my career working as a pot washer at the age of 10, move to washing dishes in 1958, became a chef's apprentice in 1961 and have been a career professional ever since. I am still involved in professional foodservice as a consultant for food and beverage professionals

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