Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 17, 2018 It’s a great day to be wearing green on this St. Patrick’s unless you are Andrew McCabe, that disgraced political hack who was number two at the FBI, who was MIA in the Clinton email “investigation” to protect HRC and was rightfully axed last night creating a firestorm of leftist and MSM criticism over the firing of this leaker and liar, including lying under oath; another tradition bites the dust this time in Savannah, Georgia where the city has banned the 40 year old tradition of female spectators at a St. Patrick Day Parade darting into the street to kiss soldier marching in uniform (victim of PC or the lingering flu epidemic?); in another example of the only way to defend against a gun is with a gun, a mother and daughter working in a liquor store were subject to an armed robbery attempt by a man with a shotgun but he was thwarted by them and wounded by them and is now recovering from his gunshot wounds in jail; Germany’s Interior Minister has come out strongly against Merkel’s admission of huge numbers of nonassimilating Muslim refugees from the Middle East; hiatus on being shot to death in Chicago is over with through March 16, 2018, 441 people shot, of whom 82 have died.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Rhinna feat. Drake; factoids of interest for this day in history, having a ludibund pet to enjoy and a relevant quote by Winston Churchill on the Irish, 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. St. Patrick’s Day—celebrating a great day to be Irish and if not a great day to also be wearing the green, enjoying a bowl of lamb stew and soda bread, some corned beef and a mug of Guinness. Erin Go Braugh.
2. Evacuation Day—commemorating the forced evacuation of Boston by the British on this day in 1776 and celebrated in Boston since 1901 as an official holiday.
3. 2016 Number One Song— the number one song in 2016 on a run of 9 weeks in that position “Work” by Rihanna feat. Drake. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL1UzIK-flA
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “ludibund” which means playful which describes puppies to a tee.
5. Alchemist Who Turns Water Into Gold-- celebrating the birth on this day in 1997 of swimming phenom Katie Ledecky now swimming for Stanford University; in two Olympics she has won 5 Gold Medals and one Silver and should be a force to be reckoned with in 2020.
On this day in:
a. 1780 General George Washington granted a holiday to the Continental Army to show solidarity with the Irish struggling for independence from England.
b. 1891 the passenger ship SS Utopia collided with a moored battleship HMS Anson in Gibraltar Harbor and sank in 20 minutes killing 562 of the 880 passengers and crew aboard her.
c. 1951 the National Gallery of Art was opened by President Roosevelt.
d. 1985 Richard Ramirez aka the Night Stalker committed the first of his 13 murders; after terrorizing Southern California for several months he was caught, tried and sentenced to death for 13 murders but instead of being executed spent 23 years on death row to die of lymphoma.
e. 1992 a referendum to abolish apartheid passed 68.7 % to 31.3%.
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