Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ridley's Believe It Or Not November 12 History World Pneumonia Day

Ridley's Believe It Or Not—November 12, 2014:  
Trust your Wednesday is proving to be a good one and as always I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and a quote from Robert Brault, with a smile on your sunscreened face, happy that you are about to enjoy a bowl of chicken soup, blessed with a positive attitude even though you know you will have to wade through tons of spam in your inbox, 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 at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. 
       1. World Pneumonia Day—commemorating since 2009 the fight against pneumonia which is the number one killer of children under the age of five.
      2. Heart of Gold Day —celebrating the birthday on this day in 1945 of one of the iconic singers and songwriters of all time Neil Young who survived polio in Ontario to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame not once but twice.
      3.   The Thinker Knows How To Kiss Day--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1840 of one of the greatest sculptors of all time Auguste Rodin, some of whose works can be found at Stanford.
      4.  National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day—celebrating that age old remedy handed down from generations of mothers, a meal that cures most if not all maladies that may affect the human condition.
 On this day in
      a. 1971 President Nixon as part of his Vietnamization strategy announced he would withdraw another 45,000 troops from Vietnam in 1972.
       b. 1979 as a result of the hostage crisis in Tehran, President Jimmy Carter banned all oil imports from Iran.
       c. 1990 Tim Berners-Lee published a proposal for the world wide web.
       c. 1997 Ramzi Yousef was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center; like all good terrorists he is rotting in a federal penitentiary in Colorado.  
Reflections on the internet and blogging: “Blogs seem to have two magnetic poles, one attracting friends, the other repulsing relatives. Sometimes I imagine a get-together where I introduce my family to my blogger friends and my blogger friends introduce my family to me.”Robert Brault,
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