Friday, November 14, 2014

Ridley's Believe It Or Not November 14 History World Diabetes Day

Ridley's Believe It Or Not—November 14, 2014:  
Trust your Friday is proving to be a good one as the weekend nears and as always I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and a quote from the Halle Berry, with a smile on your sunscreened face, happy that you are about to enjoy some spicy guacamole, 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 Diabetes Day—creating an awareness of a growing problem especially in the U.S. where increasing obesity is creating a wave of Type II diabetes and an increasing amount of amputations and blindness.
      2. Children’s Day (India)—observed on Nehru’s birthday and honoring the over 400 million children in India, many of whom live in poverty and must go to work at a very early age to help support their families.
      3. Hair Over The Eye Day--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1922 of Veronica Lake, the blonde bombshell actress who created a craze with her golden locks falling over one eye who unfortunately died too soon after struggling with mental illness and alcoholism.
      4.  Prince Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1948 of Prince Charles, a man who is the longest living heir apparent to the English throne in 300 years and if his mother has the genes of her mother will probably never become king, which would be great news for his oldest son.
      5.  National Spicy Guacamole Day—celebrating that most delicious way to serve avocadoes.
On this day in
      a. 1922 the BBC began broadcasting in the United Kingdom.
      b. 1979 in response to the seizure of the American Embassy in Tehran, Jimmy Carter signed Executive Order 12170 freezing all Iranian assets in the U.S.
      c. 2008 the first G-20 summit opened in Washington, D.C.
      d. 2012 in a preview of what happened in 2014; Israel launched a major military operation against Hamas in Gaza.
Reflections on diabetes from a person you never thought of as having the disease:  “I do not love to work out, but if I stick to exercising each day and put the right things in my mouth, then my diabetes just stays in check.” Halle Berry, award winning actress.
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