Ridley's Believe It Or Not—September 30. 2014: Trust your weekend was a great one and that your Tuesday is proving to be the same and that you enjoy the holidays and factoids and quote from Leo Tolstoy with a smile on your sunscreened face, with a cup of mulled cider in your hand, blessed with a positive attitude, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for a memorable event, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem tailored to the event and the recipient.
1. International Translation Day—celebrating since 1991 the valuable service of translators who enable us humans with different tongues to understand each other.
2. Blasphemy Day--celebrating since 2009 the right to criticize and examine religious beliefs; this is a benefit under our First Amendment that if practiced under Sharia would result in death.
3. Eternity Is Forever When On Film Day--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1921 of Deborah Kerr, a great actress born in Scotland who won an Oscar in From Here to Eternity.
4. National Mulled Cider Day—honoring one of the great hot drinks for the fall season with or without a dash of rum.
On this day in
a. 1927 Babe Ruth became the first player to hit 60 home runs.
b. 1955 James Dean was killed in a car accident.
c. 1980 Ethernet specifications were published by Xerox in cooperation with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation
d. 2005 cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad were published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands- Posten prompting riots and demonstrations though out the Muslim world.
War and Peace perhaps on this day to celebrate blasphemy: “The sanctification of political power by Christianity is blasphemy; it is the negation of Christianity.” Leo Tolstoy, iconic Russian writer and philosopher of the 19th Century.
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