Thursday, November 27, 2014

Ridley's Believe It Or Not November 27 History Thanksgiving

Ridley's Believe It Or Not—November 27, 2014:   Please enjoy a Thanksgiving poem for your reading enjoyment which can be found on my blog:  Trust your Thanksgiving is proving to be a great one; we despite all of the chaos in this nation have a lot to be thankful for. As always I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and quote from Todd Stocker, with a smile on your sunscreened face, wondering if this is the day to enjoy some cake, 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.  You need only contact me for details.
       1. Thanksgiving Day: Since 1863 a national holiday to be enjoyed with family and friends and between the vast quantities of food a chance to reflect on the blessings bestowed upon us. 
      2. National Day of Mourning—observed since 1970 as a day of protest by Native Americans over the loss of lands and lives due to the immigration of Europeans to this nation.
       3. Game in the Refrigerator Day—celebrating the birthday of the iconic play by play announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers, Chick Hearn, on this day in 1916.
       4. Temp Day—celebrating not the workers who because of Obamacare are forced into part time jobs but the birthday in 1701 of Anders Celsius who devised the temperature scale named after him where 0 is freezing and 100 is the temperature water boils.
       5.  Bavarian Cream Pie Day—why pumpkin pie or mince meat pie or turkey or sweet potatoes did not make the list is beyond this mere poet’s comprehension; enjoy a slice anyway and forget the calories as you have overloaded to the max anyway.
On this day in
      a. 1924 the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade was held in New York City.
      b. 1968 Penny Ann Early at five foot three became the first woman to play in a professional basketball game, inserted for one play by the Kentucky Colonels of the ABA against the Los Angeles Stars.
      c.  1973 Gerald Ford was confirmed by the Senate as Vice President to replace Spiro Agnew who had resigned due to tax fraud.
      d.  1978 San Francisco mayor George Moscone and openly gay supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated by former supervisor Dan White who avoided a first degree murder conviction with what became known as the “Twinkie Defense.” He served five years of a seven year sentence for manslaughter and after being released committed suicide.
Reflections on Thanksgiving: “If one forgets the language of gratitude, it will be difficult to speak of happiness.” Anon Today is a day to be grateful for one’s blessing however small or large and to try to give of one’s self as a way to express that gratitude.  
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