Ridley's Believe It Or Not—June 2, 2014: Slow day for holidays again as we enter the month of June with in Southern California in the morning the June Gloom but hope you will enjoy these holidays, along with a large bowl of rocky road ice cream, found for today along with the factoids and quote.
1. Children’s Day (North Korea)—celebrated around the world at different days in different countries—in North Korea where children are starving because a regime pursues nuclear weapons and the domestic economy is devastated seems to be the epitome of hypocrisy.
2. National Bubba Day—promoting a holiday of which I am totally clueless why it is celebrated unless to honor a great young up and coming golfer Bubba Watson.
3. Leave The Office Early Day—since many people are looking for a job or working at home, not sure who came up with this and why you would celebrate it on a Monday when you just got back from a weekend from which you probably started early.
4. National Rocky Road Day---celebrating one of the all time great ice cream flavors, marshmallows, nuts, and vanilla or chocolate.
On this day in:
a. 1692 in a low point for the separation of church and state, Bridget Bishop is the first person in Salem to go on trial for being a witch and was hanged on June 10, 1692.
b. 1886 Frances Folsom married a sitting President Grover Cleveland the only time a sitting President has been married (wonder if after the Monica Lewinsky affair there could have be a divorce followed by a marriage—interesting musings).
c. 1896 Marconi applied for a patent for his invention that would help change the information dissemination world—the radio.
Words from the grave of a person wrongfully charged, wrongfully convicted, and executed: “I am no more a witch than you are a wizard. If you take my life away, God will give you blood to drink.” Sarah Good, one of the convicted Salem witches
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