Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 23, 2016, 363 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 that on her unsecure server she placed SAP material some of which may have endangered our human intel assets in the field. As always, I hope you enjoy Saturday’s holidays and observances, a music link to Perry Como; factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Mac Davis, looking forward to enjoying a slice of your favorite pie, 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 Snow Plow Mailbox Hockey Day—with the blizzard conditions hitting the Eastern seaboard how many snow plow drivers are having a great time knocking down rural mailboxes.
2. National Handwriting Day—created by the Writing Instruments Manufacturing Association in 1977 to promote the dying art of handwritten letters and notes.
3. 1953 Number One S ong—celebrating the number one song in 1953 on a run of five weeks in that position Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes by Perry Como. Here is a link to Perry Como performing Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dmkg_E2evbg
4. National Pie Day—celebrating another great way to end a meal.
5. Pilots Are Kings--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1951 of noted pilot Chelsey Sullenberger who landed a U.S. Airways flight in the Hudson River after engine immediately after takeoff.
On this day in:
a. 1849 Elizabeth Blackwell received her M.D. from Geneva Medical College, thereby becoming the first female doctor in the United States.
b. 1920 the Netherlands refused to turn Kaiser Wilhelm II over to the Allies.
c. 1941 Charles Lindbergh testified before the U.S. Congress recommending that the U.S. enter into a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.
d. 1957 American inventor Walter Frederick Morrison sold the rights to his flying disc to the Wham-O Corporation which renamed the device “Frisbee.”
e. 1987 the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted its first members—Little Richard, Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers, James Brown, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles and Chuck Berry.