Ridley's Believe It Or Not—June 7, 2014: Hope you have time today to start your day with a hike and after communing with nature and linking up with your ice cream desires enjoy the holidays, factoids, and quote.
1. VCR-Day—commemorating Beta-Max and VHS wars which ended with VHS the victor only to die in 2006 when all movies released to the home market were in CD format for playing on DVDs
2. Daniel Boone Day—celebrated in Kentucky commemorating Daniel Boone’s first exploration of Kentucky in 1769.
3. National Trails Day—celebrated since 1993 by the National Hiking Society to encourage exploration of the great outdoors. So if someone states to you today “Go take a hike,” that person may be giving you words of encouragement not expressing anger.
4. National Chocolate Ice Cream Day---celebrating a great end to a day of hiking on the trails, especially if you were lucky enough to find some wild blueberries on the trail to bring back with you.
On this day in:
a. 1909 Mary Pickford made her screen debut at the age of 16.
b. 1965 the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Griswold v. Connecticut legalized the sale of contraceptives to married adults.
c. 1981 the Israeli Air Force bombed and destroyed Iraq’s nuclear reactor; hope the mullahs in Iran are listening when the Israelis proclaim Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon.
Why do women bear all the contraceptive risks? “A birth control pill for men; that’s fair. It makes more sense to take the bullets out of the gun than to wear a bulletproof vest.” Anon Makes sense to me.
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