Ridley's Believe It Or Not—November 7, 2014: Finally the voters have spoken and one can only hope the gridlock in Washington will come to an end. As always hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and a quote from President Ford, with a smile on your sunscreened face, enjoying a some bitter chocolate with almonds, 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. On the weekends to read Ridley’s Believe Or Not, you have to go to my blogs.
1. Notary Public Day —observed since 1975 in the U.S.
2. Best Nurse on the Planet Day—commemorating the birthday on this day in 1916 of this poet’s mother; one of the greatest nurses to supervise the Petersburg, Alaska hospital.
3. Graham Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1918 of evangelist Billy Graham.
4. Hug a Bear Day—celebrating not the desire to hug Vladimir Putin who is unlovable to his core but rather those adorable teddy bears.
5. National Bitter Chocolate and Almonds Day—celebrating another great chocolate snack loaded with protein due to the almonds.
On this day in
a. 1908 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were killed in San Vicente, Bolivia.
b. 1914 the first issue of the New Republic was published.
c. 1910 the first air freight shipment was made by the Wright Brothers between Dayton and Columbus, Ohio shipping goods from department store owner Max Morehouse.
d. 1967 Lyndon Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 creating the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
e. 1994 student radio station WXYC at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill aired the first internet radio broadcast.
Reflections on funding of Public Broadcasting Corporation: ndapartheid: "Multi-year financing for public broadcasting has been a long-sought objective as a means of insulating this important medium of expression from the possibility of undue governmental control. ...I believe the bill I have signed will significantly enhance the ability of the public broadcasting community to continue providing programing of excellence and diversity for the American people." Gerald Ford on signing five year funding legislation for public broadcasting in 1975. As Romney learned in 2012 tough to mess with Big Bird.
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