Thursday, February 11, 2016

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For February 11, 2016 Inventors' Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 11, 2016, 344 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. Interesting theater on the political front today with the remaining six Red candidates pounding the pavement in South Carolina and each other and with Hillary’s email scandal getting worse as a large number of her aides without security clearance receiving highly sensitive classified material. I trust your Thursday is off to a great start and as always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Osmonds, factoids of interest, a relevant quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson, looking forward to enjoying a peppermint patty, blessed with a positive attitude and  secure in  the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Valentines’ Day 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. 112 Day (European Day)—celebrating in the European Union the creation of the EU equivalent of our 911 emergency phone system.
2. Inventors’ Day (U.S.)—celebrating the contributions of inventors to this nation and the world.
3. 1971 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1971 on a run of five weeks in that position Tone Bad Apple by the Osmonds. Here is a link to the Osmonds performing One Bad Apple:
4. National Peppermint Patty Day--celebrating another reason why we eat too much candy.
5. A Light bulb Turned On Again And Againcelebrating the birthday on this day in 1847 of one of the most influential and prolific inventors of all time, Thomas Alva Edison.
On this day in:                                                                                                   
a. 1790 the Religious Society of Friends also known as the Quakers petitioned the Congress to abolish slavery.
b. 1929 Italy and the Vatican signed the Lateran Treaty which created the independent country Vatican City.
c. 1973 the first release of American POWs from North Vietnam occurred.
d. 1978 in a what took you so long moment China lifted the ban of works from Aristotle, Shakespeare, and Charles Dickens.    
e. 1990 Nelson Mandela was release from prison after being detained for 27 years as a political prisoner.
Reflections on inventions: Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we're still at the mercy of nature.” Neil deGrasse Tyson, noted American astrophysicist and cosmologist
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