Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not March 31 History Caesar Chavez Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—March 31, 2015 Trust your Taco Tuesday is proving to be a great one and you are preparing to cheer for Stanford in the semifinals of the NIT against Old Dominion tonight. As always, I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances albeit somewhat meager today, factoids of interest, music video of K-Ci and JoJo, and a relevant quote by Caesar Chavez, enjoying a plate of clams on the half shell anticipating a Stanford win in the NIT over Old Dominion, 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 any memorable event like birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, 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. Caesar Chavez Daycelebrating the legacy of unionist and activist Caesar Chavez in California since 1995.
       2. Transfer Day (U.S. Virgin Islands)—celebrating the purchase on this day in 1917 from Denmark of those favorite cruise ship locations in the Caribbean, the U.S. Virgin Islands.
      3. 1998 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1998, as part of a 3 week run, All  My Life by K-Ci and JoJo, a duo of brothers in the R&B and soul music genre.  Here is a video link to the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXvMT_mVbqw  
      4. National Clams on the Half Shell Day—celebrating a great way to savor clams other than in clam chowder either raw or mixed with olive oil, bread crumbs, garlic and parsley and then baked.
      5. Hypocrite Day--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1948 of the inventor of the internet and with his huge homes and proclivity for flying in chartered jets the possessor of a massive carbon footprint, the one and only Al Gore who but for the grace of chads would have been our president on 911.
On this day in
     a. 1889 that iconic symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, was officially opened.
     b. 1906 the Intercollegiate Sports Association (rename the NCAA) was founded to set rules for intercollegiate sports.
     c. 1918 Daylight Savings Time went into effect in the United States for the first time.
     d. 1931 TWA Flight 599 crashed near Bazaar, Kansas killing eight including Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne.           
     e. 1992 the last active battleship in the U.S. Navy, the Missouri, was decommissioned in Long Beach, CA.
     Reflections on humanity from Caesar Chavez:  When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines the kind of men we are."
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