Ridley's Believe It Or Not—October 11, 2014: Trust your Weekend is off to a good start and that you enjoy the holidays and factoids and a quote from Vera Nazarian, with a smile on your sunscreened face, sharing a sausage pizza with friends and family, blessed with a positive attitude, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for a memorable event or the coming Christmas, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem tailored to the event and the recipient. Sloppy win for the Cardinal against the Cougars yesterday but a win and defense looked great.
1. International Day of the Girl Child—declared by the U.N. on October 11, 2012 to promote more opportunity for girls, and increased awareness of inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender including in such areas as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence and unfree child marriage. I suspect, sadly, not celebrated in many of the countries in the Islamic world.
2. General Pulaski Memorial—celebrated to honor General Kazimierz, a Polish baron who fought for the Americans in the Revolutionary War and who was mortally wounded during the American siege of Savannah in 1789.
3. National Face Your Fears Day—honoring those people who have faced a myriad of fears and overcome them.4. National Sausage Pizza Day—celebrating that great dish that is a joy to share with friends especially from my perspective those who enjoy anchovies.
5. Pass The Ketchup Please Day—celebrating the birthday of H.J. Heinz on this day in 1844 who went on to form Heinz Corporation in 1876.
On this day in
a. 1906 in one of our less honorable moments the San Francisco School Board required that Japanese-Americans must be taught in segregated schools, provoking a diplomatic crisis with Japan.
b. 1972 in another less honorable moment a race riot broke out on the USS Kitty Hawk off the coast of Vietnam during Operation Linebacker (which forced the North Vietnamese to come to the negotiating table to end the Vietnam War).
c. 1975 Saturday Night Live with George Carlin as the host premiered on NBC.57.
d. 1986 President Reagan and Soviet Premier Michail Gorbachev met in Reykjvik, Iceland to attempt to continue discussions on reducing their arsenal of IRBM nuclear missiles.
The War on Women begins with the discrimination and domination of girls: “A woman is human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, she is never less. Equality is a given. A woman is human.” Vera Nazarian The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration The only silver lining in the feudal treatment by females in Sharia is that any society using the talents of only half its population is doomed to fail.
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