Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 21, 2016, 365 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. If you have not seen the movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi strongly recommend you should see it—good chance you might not want to support Hillary Clinton with a memory of the “it’s a video” claim especially when the evidence coming out is tha on her unsecure server she placed SAP material. As always, I hope you enjoy Thursday’s holidays and observances, a music link to Patti Page; factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Paul Allen, looking forward to enjoying a bowl of ckam chowder, blessed with a positive attitude 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. National Hugging Day—celebrated since 1986 and perhaps one of the great unique aspect that distinguish human beings—the ability to hug another person. My only complaint is that this is a holiday that should be observed daily.
2. Own Your Own Home Day—celebrating an idea first promulgated in 1920, home ownership as a means of promoting social stability and community spirit.
3. 1951 Number One S ong—celebrating the number one song in 1951 on a long run of ten weeks in that position Tennessee Waltz by Patti Page. Here is a link to Patti Page performing Tennessee Waltz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44B6B1OycgI
4. National New England Clam Chowder Day—celebrating a great way to enjoy those tasty mollusks although this highly evolved omnivore prefers Manhattan clam chowder.
5. Cougars Excel Beyond Belief--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1953 of Paul Allen, cofounder of Microsoft who attended Washington State University for two years before dropping out to enter the computer programming world.
On this day in:
a. 1793 Louis XVI after being found guilty of treason was executed by the guillotine.
b. 1887 the American Amateur Union was formed.
c. 1908 the Sullivan Ordinance making it illegal for women to smoke in public in New York City was passed only to be vetoed by the mayor.
d. 1915 Kiwanis International was founded in Detroit.
e. 1997 the House of Representatives voted with only 28 votes voting nay to censure the Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.