Friday, February 5, 2016

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For February 5, 2016 World Weatherperson's Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 5, 2016, 350 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. Interesting theater on the political front in Iowa as Hillary Clinton, dogged by the never ending email scandal  with the FBI hot on her heels and with the DNC protecting her back, eked out a very narrow win over Bernie  Sanders in Iowa and Cruz was alleged to have used dirty tricks against Doctor Ben Carson. Not sure if last night Night was a debate between Hillary and Bernie as opposed to a love festival.  As always, I hope  you enjoy Friday’s holidays and observances, a music link to The Righteous Brothers, factoids of interest, a relevant quote by anon, looking forward to enjoying some chocolate fondue, 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 Weatherperson’s Day—commemorating the efforts of weatherpersons to forecast and predict the weather and celebrated on this day in honor of the birthday of one of America’s first meteorologists, John Jefferies, on this day in 1744.
2. Wear Red Day—commemorating not the need to support Red candidates but rather to create awareness of the danger to women of deaths caused by strokes and heart attacks.
3. 1965 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1965 on a run of two weeks in that position You’ve Lost That Lovin Feelin by The Righteous Brothers. Here is a link to The Righteous Brothers  performing You’ve Lost That Lovin Feelin:
4. National Chocolate Fondue Day--celebrating a great way to enjoy your chocolate.
5. Rodger The Dodger Daycelebrating the birthday on this day in 1942 one of the Cowboys’ better quarterbacks, Roger Staubach.
On this day in:
a. 1852 the New Hermitage Museum, a definite place on anyone’s bucket list opened to the public.
b. 1869 the largest alluvial gold nugget called the “Welcome Stranger” and weighing in at 71 kilograms was found at Moliagul, Victoria, Australia.
c. 1917 over President Wilson’s veto the Congress passed the Immigration Act of 1917 which effectively banned immigration from most of South and Southeast Asia.
d. 1937 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt attempted to pack the U.S. Supreme Court with additional appointees favorable to his “New Deal.” Fortunately, the attempt failed.
e. 1976 the Swine Flu Fiasco commenced at Fort Dix, New Jersey, prompting a nationwide vaccination and panic only to have one person die and the vaccine cause 25 deaths and 500 cases of severe neurological problems and an
expenditure of some $138 million.
Reflections on weatherperson: The weatherperson’s forecast is like the government usually wrong and if an outdoor event is being promoted like a concert unduly influenced by the promoters who need to sell tickets.” Anon
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