Ridley's Believe It Or Not—May 29, 2014: Slow day for holidays but hope you will enjoy these holidays, or celebrate in a culinary fashion, found for today along with the factoids and quote.
1. International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers—honoring the men and women of United Nations peacekeepers wearing the blue helmet who have served to keep the peace in global conflicts and if our President reduces military adventurism, hopefully there will be a lot more to fill the vacuum created.
2. End of the Middle Ages Day--celebrating the May 29, 1453 a date considered by most historians to be the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Renaissance.
3. Learn More About Composting Day—here is an enriching holiday if you are a plant.
4. National Coq Au Vin Day---definitely a favorite French dish and a good way to make chicken interesting from a culinary perspective, if you don’t drink most of the wine before starting the meal..
On this day in:
a. 1932 World War I Veterans began to assemble in Washington, D.C. in the Bonus Army to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945 to be paid immediately; troops were called in to disburse and four Veterans were killed—not a stellar moment in the treatment of our Veterans.
b. 1942 Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra recorded Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, the best-selling Christmas single in history.
c. 2001 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that disabled golfer Casey Martin could use a cart in PGA tournaments.
Why this nation needs to lead as opposed to abstaining or leading from behind: "The fundamental cause of one failure after another of the UN has been the unwillingness of the United States to take the lead in the UN, make tough decisions and provide the resources for success. The result is an imperate institution where the usefulness to the United States has been jeopardized largely by the United States. Ambassador Charles Hill, former Special Assistant to former UN Security General, Boutros Boutros-Ghali
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