Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For February 23, 2016 World Spay Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 23 2016. Unfortunately, still 332 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term but fortunately only 11 days until the start of and my daily updates on the Iditarod, the Last Great Race on Earth. Interesting theater in Nevada for the Reds and in South Carolina for the Blues today.  I trust your Tuesday is off to a great start and as always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to James Ingram and Patty Austin, factoids of interest, a relevant quote by Johannes Gutenberg looking forward to enjoying a slice or two of banana bread, blessed with a positive attitude and  secure in  the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events 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. World Spay Dayalthough dogs may regret this day, important to keep the population down to reduce the number of dogs abandoned and put to death in the animal pounds across this country.    
2. World Understanding and Peace Daypromoted by the Rotary Club International to advance understanding and acceptance of the various nationalities that we may find in out communities.                                     
3. 1983 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1983 on a run of two weeks in that position Baby Come to Me by James Ingram and Patty Austin. Here is a link to James Ingram and Patty Austin performing Baby Come to Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVo1KZg1xQg
4. National Banana Bread Day—celebrating a great way to use those bananas that one should have eaten several days ago, especially if you add some nuts to the dough before baking.  
5. Like Father Like Soncelebrating the birthday on this day in 1940 of Peter Fonda best noted for his role in the movie Easy Rider and the brother of Hanoi Jane.
On this day in:                                                                                                   
a. 1456 in a literacy expanding moment Guttenberg published the Bible, the first book printed with moveable type.  
b. 1874 Major Walter Clopton Winfield patented a game he called sphairistike which became more commonly known as lawn tennis. 
c. 1896 to the joy of candy lovers everywhere the Tootsie Roll was invented.  
d. 1904 Cuba leased to the United States Guantanamo Bay “in perpetuity” although knowing Obama a good chance he would like us to default on the lease so he could deed the property back to Castro.  
e. 1998 in an all out war of radical Islam against the civilized world, Osama bin Laden published a fatwa calling for the death of all Jews and Crusaders.                                                                    
Reflections on the Gutenbery Bible: “Yes, it is a press, certainly, but a press from which shall flow in inexhaustible streams, the most abundant and most marvelous liquor that has ever flowed to relieve the thirst of men! Through it, God will spread His Word. A spring of truth shall flow from it: like a new star it shall scatter the darkness of ignorance, and cause a light heretofore unknown to shine amongst men.” Johannes Gutenbery Can you even imagine what the world would be like if to read we would be dependent on monks to copy by hand books.                                   
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