Sunday, September 24, 2017

September 24, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Deaf Day


      
Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 8, 2017 Time to get out of Dodge is just about up as Irma has a direct line on Miami and southern Florida (if you know anyone there call and urge them to leave now); Senator Menendez’s trial has started and if found guilty on numerous bribery and corruption counts it is a safe bet that Schumer placing politics ahead of the nation will use every delaying trick in the book to keep him in the Senate so Chris Christie will not be able to replace him; while Hillary continues to prepare for her pay to sign book tour of What Happened new data suggests that her narrow win in New Hampshire was due to non residents voting for her (as her blame game continues unabated several commentators have suggested a better title for the book would be I Was Entitled—when does this delusional felon disappear?); th neWhaapy tobisud  gas TAs Irma heads toward Florida growing concern of potential damage it might do to two nuclear power plants operated by Florida Power and Light (FPL has assured the public that it will have plenty of time to properly shut down the plants if threatened by loss of electricity running the reactor cooling pumps); two of the most likely computer projectors show the eye of Irma passing over Miami (complete disaster) and the other passing 40-50 miles off shore to the East (damage but a lot less); Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on the news channels warning that price gouging would not be tolerated and companies that engaged in the practice would be subject to fines and public scorn from her office that would be destructive to their bottom line and praising the response of Home Depot and Amazon in capping prices and getting needed supplies into South Florida; after cutting a deal with the Blue leadership that prior to its announcement a few hours before RINO Ryan called it disgraceful, RINO Ryan will be having a private dinner meeting with President Trump to be served in all likelihood baked crow; Merkel is feeling the wrath of Germans outrage over her open border policy that has promoted the arrival of 1,000,000 unvetted unassimilated refugees, mainly Muslims into Germany and yesterday felt the sting of tomatoes hitting her in a rally (anger understandable as news of the Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a terrorist group backed by Iran, has been given the green light to campaign in the upcoming German elections); after two collisions involving two US Navy ships in the Pacific with two civilian ships, we learn of the disastrous legacy of Obama’s relentless drive to cut back military spending as a recent report details that far too many ships of the 7th Fleet lack the proper certification as to fitness of crew and equipment to accomplish combat missions (really disturbing as we are facing more and more dangers in North Korea and the South China Sea); the left is in another hysteria and demanding that Kid Rock who makes his home in Detroit and is an active philanthropist in the city cancel 8 concerts at Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena because he does not support has been Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for national anthem, supported Trump who provided proof that he had donated $1,000,000 to organizations providing assistance to Harvey victims, and embraces the Confederate Flag; through September 6, 2017 in Chicago the number of people being shot climbed to 2606, and the death toll again on the rise to 447.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Vic Damone, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote on Google by Tim Berners-Lee, hoping your day is free from juggins,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1Google Commemoration Day—celebrating a search engine that one makes one wonder how the world functioned without it which created a whole new industry, Search Engine Optimization which companies marketing online need to use to make sure their company appears on page one which in my case if one types in Alaskan Poet my blog is the first entry on page one; ditto for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not Alaskan Poet.
2. Beer Lover’s Daycommemorating the art of brewing since colonial times and the exponential explosion of home brewing and micro breweries.         
3. 1949 Number One Song— the number one song in 1949 on a run of 4 weeks in that position was “You’re Breaking My Heart” by Vic Damone. Here is a performance of the song in both English and Italian:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hGSiN8w1gg
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “juggins” which means a simpleton which McConnell, Ryan and other leading RINOs are beginning to look like more and more in dealing with the Trump agenda.      
5.  Rats Live Short Lives—celebrating the birth on this day in 1923 of Peter Lawford ex-brother-in-law of President JFK and a member of the Sinatra led Rat Pack far too early after years of substance abuse at the early age of 61.
On this day in:                       
a. 1921 the first Miss America Pageant was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey with Margaret Gorman being the first Miss America. .
b. 1923 the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) was founded making it more difficult for criminals to avoid capture merely by fleeing to another country. 
c. 1927 Phillip Farnsworth created the first all electric television set and the Boob Tube Age was begun.
d. 1979 the U.S. and Panama signed the Torrijos-Carter Treaty which provided that the U.S. would relinquish its ownership of the Panama Canal and Zone to Panama on December 31, 1999 but retain the right to defend the Panama Canal.
e. 2008 in response to the financial meltdown of the U.S. financial industry, the U.S. seized control of Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac, the two largest mortgage financing companies in the U.S. 
Reflections the impact of Google: “The Google algorithm was a significant development. I've had thank-you emails from people whose lives have been saved by information on a medical website or who have found the love of their life on a dating website.” Tim Berners-Lee Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.  
Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 24, 2017  All Stanford needed in destroying UCLA 58-34 at the Farm last night was Love, 263 yards of it, and quarterback Costello who was mobile and accurate, not something out of a “Who’s On First” skit; war of words and rhetoric continue unabated between North Korea and the Trump administration; Trump slammed the growing number of NFL players who are refusing to stand during the National Anthem; Puerto Rico will soon receive $ 1 billion to aid in combating Maria’s damage (a mere drop in the proverbial bucket as the island is trying to cope with loss of power and flooding); Germany is voting today with Merkel expected to win despite growing concern over the 1 million refugees her administration has admitted into the country; through September 22, 2017 2778 people have been shot in Chicago, of whom 478 have died.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Association, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Marlee Matlin on being deaf, looking forward to keeping if unfortunate enough to have it your kenophobia in check, blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1. National Punctuation Day—created by Jeff Rubin in 2004 to promote the correct and proper punctuation in all our written communications.
2. World Deaf Day—celebrated on the last Sunday of September to  promote awareness of the needs of the deaf and to promote the learning of sign language by the deaf.
3. Number One Song in 1966—celebrating the number 1 song in 1966 on a run of 3 weeks in that position “Cherish” by the Association. Here is a link to the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hysdyVGpsE
4. Word of the Day—the word of the day is “kenophobia” which is the fear of empty spaces.
5.  CNN Pain Fox Gain--celebrating the birth on this day in 1945 of Lou Dobbs, noted financial journalist who after many years left CNN to join the Fox Business Channel.       
 On this day in:
  1. 1664 the Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam in New York to England. 
2. 1852 the first airship powered by a steam engine created by Henri Giffard traveled 17 miles from Paris to Trappes.   
3. 1890 the Church of the Latter Day Saints officially renounced polygamy.      
4. 1979 CompuServe launched the first commercial internet email service.   
5. 2015 1100 people are killed during a stampede in a Hijj and another 934 wounded in Saudi Arabia.
       Reflections on deafness and the responsibilities of people who can hear: I hope I inspire people who hear. Hearing people have the ability to remove barriers that prevent deaf people from achieving their dreams.” Marlee Matlin noted American deaf actress who become deaf at 18 months. Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day In History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go  to Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.                                                                                         

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

September 23, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Teal Talk Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 23, 2017 Senator McCain may be an American hero but on the health care front as Obamacare is going down in flames is a total disaster; we all feel for Kimmel due to the health issues faced by his child but we now find out he has been working hand in glove with the chief Swamp denizen Chuck Schumer for talking points to attack Trump’s efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare; Trump at a rally for Strange threw the gauntlet down on those overpaid NFL players taking a knee on the playing of the national anthem urging owners to fire anyone who participates in that practice; on the doomsday front, Christian wacko writer Meade has retracted his statement that the world will end today which is a good thing as UCLA fans will want to be around to witness after 9 failed attempts in a row a victory over Stanford in Palo Alto; the death toll in Mexico City from the earthquake has risen to 295; Puerto Rico devastated and without power is facing a new threat as 70,000 people living below a dam which is very close to failing have been ordered to evacuate; Hillary continues on her book tour slamming the president for his tough speech on the Rocket Man oblivious to the fact that a growing number of Americans on both sides of the aisle want her to disappear; through September 21, 2017 in Chicago the number of people being shot climbed to 2789 and the death toll standing at 478 while the city seems to not be doing anything to prevent the killing and maiming of its minority residents—a real definition of racism which is deadly.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Barry McGuire, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Angelina Jolie on cancer, happy you do not appear to be suffering from kanodoxy  and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1Teal Talk Day—created in 2013 to promote awareness of ovarian cancer that affects almost 250,000 women worldwide annually.
2. National R.E.A.D. in America Day—observed to recognize that reading allows people to accomplish their goals and dreams and encourage people of all ages to read more and often.
3. 1965 Number One Song— the number one song in 1965 on a run of 1 week in that position was “Eve of Destruction” by Barry McGuire. Here is a performance of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfZVu0alU0I Barry is still avoiding destruction at the ripe old age of 82.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “kenodoxy” which is the love of vainglory which our current and past president have in spades and something mere mortals would do well to avoid.  
5.  Trane Derailed Too Early--celebrating the birth on this day in 1926 of noted saxophonist John Coltrane who battled drug addiction and alcoholism and blew his last notes far too early at the age of 40 due to liver cancer.    
On this day in:                       
a. 1641 the Merchant Royal laden with 100,000 pounds of gold was lost at sea near Land’s End near Cornwall and despite numerous attempts has never been found.
b. 1889 Nintendo Koppai (now the Nintendo Company) was formed by Yamauchi Fusajiro to produce and market the card game Hanafuda.   
c. 1911 Earle Ovington made the first airmail delivery for the U.S. Post Office.
d. 1962 the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opened in New York City.                                                                                      
e. 2002 the web browser Mozilla Firefox was introduced.
Reflections on cancer from one very brave and inspirational woman: “I hope that other women can benefit from my experience. Cancer is still a word that strikes fear into people’s hearts, producing a deep sense of powerlessness. But today it is possible to find out through a blood test whether you are highly susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer, and then take action. It is my hope that they, too, will be able to get gene tested, and that if they have a high risk they, too, will know that they have strong options. Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.” Angelina Jolie Wise words, wise words indeed from a very courageous woman that Brad Pitt had the idiotic thoughts to cheat on. Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to Ridley's Believe  It Or Not for just This Day in History.

Friday, September 22, 2017

September 22, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Car Free Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 22, 2017  Disturbing news of Gestapo like tactics by the witch hunter in chief Robert Mueller’s team picking the lock on Manafort’s home while the unmaskers in chief Power and Rice are not the subject of any investigation of really outrageous threats to our democratic way of life; Elizabeth Warren who rails against the one percent while  the  affirmative action rules she totally bent by claiming Native American status to jump ahead of the line is now being properly slammed for her hypocrisy of milking the system to rise to the top (will her pathetic attacks on the one percent ever stop?); another example of why the Golden State is misnamed as Curry’s great contract payments run into the Californian tax blood sucking leech (no star athlete should ever agree to play for a California based team given its tax policy and should move to join any citizen outraged by the designation of California as a “Sanctuary State” and move out of this state; the lunatic now known as the “Rocket Man” is threatening to detonate a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific which adds another justification to hammering the nail on his  coffin even if it is a nuclear preemptive strike that eliminates this lunatic and any and all of his supporters or family members; ivy at Harvard seems to find its way into the derriere of the image of Harvard as 150 professors have signed a letter protesting the revocation of fellow status of convicted traitor Manning who should have rotted in prison instead of having a feckless pathetic out going wimp commute his/her sentence (what an absolute crock and why parents should reject sending their kids to this university); with a rogue nation like North Korea, maybe some credence to the Biblical prediction that the world will end tomorrow but this poet is fearful that the only disaster will be that after nine straight losses to the Cardinal, UCLA will prevail on the 23rd; through September 20, 2017 in Chicago the number of people being shot climbed to 2760 and the death toll standing at 476 while the city seems to not be doing anything to prevent the killing and maiming of its minority residents—a real definition of racism which is deadly.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Roy Orbison, factoids of interest for this day in history, two relevant quotes by Sara Jane Moore on her failed assassination attempt on President Ford, pleased if you are able to avoid the babble of kelter  and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1OneWebDay—created in 2006 to promote awareness of the internet and the need to protect its open and free access.
2. World Car Free Day—observed since 1994 to encourage people to leave their cars in the garage and to use other means of transportation like walking or biking to reach work or shopping.  
3. 1964 Number One Song— the number one song in 1964 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “Oh! Pretty Woman” by  Roy Orbison. Here is a performance of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PLq0_7k1jk
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “kelter” which means nonsense which is what we have to listen to from most denizens of the Swamp that defies the best efforts of Trump to drain it.
5.  This Jet Takes Off with Great Sounds--celebrating the birth on this day in 1958 of noted rock singer Joan Larkin better known to her fans as Joan Jett; best known for her song “I Love Rock and Roll.”    
On this day in:                       
a. 1692 the last women convicted of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts were hanged bringing a very sad part of our history to an end.
b. 1888 the National Geographic was first published.   
c. 1927 Jack Dempsey lost the “long count” heavy weight championship match to Gene Tunney.
d. 1975 Sara Jane Moore, a five time divorcee and mother of four children failed in her attempt to assassinate President Ford; after serving 32 years in prison she was paroled.
e. 1993 a barges struck a railway bridge near Mobile, Alabama used by Amtrak’s Sunset Limited causing a derailment that killed 47 passengers and terminated future service of the Sunset Limited from New Orleans to Orlando.
Two reflections from Sara Jane Moore on the dog whistles of hate being blown by the left in reference to our president: “The government had declared war on the left. Nixon's appointment of Ford as Vice President and his resignation making Ford President seemed to be a continuing assault on America.”  “I know now that I was wrong to try. Thank God I didn't succeed. People kept saying he would have to die before I could be released, and I did not want my release from prison to be dependent on somebody, on something happening to somebody else, so I wanted him to live to be 100." Let’s hope the left is moved by the second quote rather than the first.Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to Ridley's Believe  It Or Not for just This Day in History.
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

September 21, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Autumnal Equinox

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 21, 2017 The death toll in Mexico City from the 7.1 earthquake has soared to at least 245 as first responders and volunteers are frantically trying to save people trapped under massive amounts of rubble from buildings that have collapsed; the obese rocket man will be soon out of fuel if the news from China is correct that the Bank of China has banned all transactions with North Korea (if it follows through the Hermit Kingdom will be toast in less than a month and hopefully the North Korean military will show some balls and execute this madman and dismantle the ICBM and nuclear weapons program); finally with the sanctions imposed by the president of any companies doing business with North Korea, we have a president that is not a feckless Obama wimp and the world is taking notice even though Blues like Hillary and Feinstein are doing the Chicken Little dance over his blunt and forceful talk; Puerto Rico has been totally devastated by Maria with the whole island without power and facing a delay of many months before power is restored; Sessions rightfully blasted California for becoming a sanctuary state compounded by the fact that our leftist AG plans to sue the federal government for moving forward to build the wall (the art of political compromise that the Blues should jump on is repeal and replace Obamacare, tax cuts, infrastructure and the wall in exchange for path to citizenship for DACCA residents); Sanders is ranting over the investigation by the FBI of his wife for bank fraud and his single payer health care plan given the chaos at the VA could be a major hot potato for Blue candidates in 2018 (what about the example of socialism demonstrated in spades in Venezuela or Cuba does this man not understand?); on the perversion front a former Arkansas female high school teacher has been charged with sleeping with 4 students; through September 20, 2017 in Chicago the number of people being shot climbed to 2750 and the death toll standing at 475 after a rare day in which no one died while the city seems to not be doing anything to prevent the killing and maiming of its minority residents—a real definition of racism which is deadly.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Bobby Vinton, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Albert Camus on the fall season on this autumnal equinox, happy you do not appear to be kef during meetings with co-workers  but secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1International Day of Peace—created by the UN General Assembly in 1981 and observed since 1982 to promote the pursuit of peace and the cessation of war and violence among nations a cause when it comes to North Korea will be enhanced greatly if China follows through with its pledge to ban all currency dealings with the rogue nation.
2. Autumnal Equinox—celebrating the first day of fall and another day closer to the end of the hurricane season that has laid waste to parts of Texas, Louisiana, and Florida and most of the Caribbean.
3. 1963 Number One Song— the number one song in 1963 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “Blue Velvet” by  Bobby Vinton. Here is a performance of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icfq_foa5Mo The Polish Prince of Poch still going strong at 82 and hopefully drying out after being in the path of Irma along the east coast of Florida.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “kef” which is a state of dreamy or drug induced repose which seems perfect to describe the speeches of many of the diplomats other than Trump at the UN.
5.  This Jet Takes Off with Great Sounds--celebrating the birth on this day in 1958 of noted rock singer Joan Larkin better known to her fans as Joan Jett; best known for her song “I Love Rock and Roll.”    
On this day in:                       
a. 1780 Revolutionary War hero Benedict Arnold turned traitor and gave to the British the plans for West Point.
b. 1937 J.R.R. Tolkien published The Hobbit.   
c. 1981 Stanford alum Sandra Day O’Connor was unanimously confirmed by the Senate to become the first female justice of SCOTUS.
d. 1996 by overwhelming bipartisan majorities Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act prohibiting the federal government from recognizing same sex marriages but allowing the states to do so. That allowance turned into a mandate almost 19 years later when SCOTUS ruled that same sex marriages had to be allowed in all fifty states (so much for federalism and the will of the people exercised through their elected officials).                                                                                      
e. 2013 radical Islamists from al-Shabaab in Nairobi, Kenya attacked the Westgate Mall and killed at least 67 people, almost all of whom were non-Muslim, and wounded close to 200. Sadly of the 10-15 killers only 4 had their one way ticket to Paradise punched.
Reflections on the beauty of the coming of fall:”Autumn is the second spring when every leaf becomes a flower.” Albert Camus noted French writer. Anyone who lives in New England will confirm Camus’ observation Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to Ridley's Believe  It Or Not for just This Day in History.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September 20, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Gibberish Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 20, 2017 The death toll in Mexico City from the 7.1 earthquake has soared past 200 and is expected to go much  higher while Puerto Rico already reeling from the effects of Irma is being pounded by Maria with Cat 4-5 winds; California is no longer the Golden State but has degenerated into the Rogue State defying federal law by passing legislation on Blue votes to become a sanctuary state (how many more Kate Steinles have to die as a result of this insane action) and by announcing that the state would file suit to block construction of the Wall on sections of San Diego and Imperial County (time to see if we can pass legislation in the Swamp that any state or local government that refuses to cooperate with federal immigration authorities receives not a penny of federal aid); as the Reds try desperately to get the votes to repeal and replace Obamacare three RINOs, Collins, McCain, and Murkowski again stand in their way as millions suffer due soaring premiums for insurance mandated by faceless callous Swamp denizens that Main Street Americans do not want and cannot afford (is there not one Blue in the Senate to put country before party and cross the aisle to vote to repeal and replace?); another example of the left’s idea bank being totally NSF with FLOTUS being targeted for what she wore at a UN speech on bullying and the need to prevent it (amazing that with all our issues the left is fixated on complaining about what the most elegant and attractive FLOTUS ever to grace the White House is wearing (can you imagine the uproar if the media criticized Michelle’s taste in clothes?); through September 17, 2017 in Chicago the number of people being shot climbed to 2743 and the death toll again on the rise to 474 while the city seems to not be doing anything to prevent the killing and maiming of its minority residents—a real definition of racism which is deadly.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Four Seasons, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Michael Bassey Johnson on gibberish, happy you can use a washing machine instead of a keeve  but secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1National Gibberish Day—bemoaning the fact that gibberish is usually what we hear from our members of Congress and the legions of Swamp denizens known as federal bureaucrats who operate in the Swamp bubble with values so far removed from Main Street Americans.
2. National School Backpack Awareness Day—created by the American Occupational Therapists Association to promote awareness of damage to backs created by sending students off to school with overloaded backpacks. 
3. 1962 Number One Song— the number one song in 1962 on a run of 5 weeks in that position was “Sherry” by the Four Seasons. Here is a performance of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myIG9PEwXZw
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “keeve” which is a large tub or vat for liquids which with washing machine totally replaced in almost all American homes when it comes to laundry uses.
5.  Sail With Me—celebrating the birth on this day in 1995 of Laura Dekker who after a voyage of 510 days became the youngest person to sail solo around the world.     
On this day in:                       
a. 622 Muhammad and Abu Bakr arrived in Medina and the march to create Islam in Arabia would soon begin and expand worldwide after Muhammad’s death.
b. 1863 the two day battle Chickamauga in Georgia came to an end with a Confederate victory; but the battle had the dubious distinction for those who fought there of being the bloodiest two day battle in the Civil War with casualties for both sides adding up to over 34,500 soldiers.   
c. 1946 the first Cannes Film Festival was held in France.
d. 1971 Hurricane Irene, after making landfall from the Atlantic onto Nicaragua the previous day, crossed into the Pacific regained its hurricane status and was renamed Olivia, the first known hurricane to cross from the Atlantic into the Pacific.                                                                                      
e. 2017 129 nations including Iran signed a treaty banning the development, storage and use of nuclear weapons but unfortunately North Korea and all of the existing nuclear powers did not so the planet still is under the shadow of total annihilation in the event of all out nuclear war.
Reflections on why we must avoid gibberish:”Focus your attention on the quality of your words, and not the quantity, because few sensible talks attracts millions of listeners more than a thousand gibberish.” Michael Bassey Johnson, noted Nigerian author whom all bureaucrats and politicians should listen to and heed his advice.
Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to Ridley's Believe  It Or Not for just This Day in History.