Ridley's Believe It Or Not—July 23, 2014: Another meager day of holidays but you are probably on vacation anyway and do not need the time off. Hope you enjoy what is posted, along with the factoids and quote from Yeshuda Bauer.
1. National Hot Dog Day —celebrating an iconic summertime food either at the beach, picnic or at a baseball game.
2. National Vanilla Ice Cream Day—celebrating the most popular ice cream of all time—enjoy!
3. Sorrow on the Morrow Day—bemoaning the loss of actor Vic Morrow while after a helicopter crashed on him on this day in 1983 while filming the movie The Twilight Zone.
4. Blue Dress Day—celebrating not a get out the vote drive for Blue candidates but rather the birthday 41 years ago on this date of the most famous wearer of a blue dress ever Monica Lewinsky.
On this day in:
a. 1903 the Ford Motor Company sold its first car.
b. 1940 in a preview moment of what we are seeing in Ukraine Secretary of State Welles issued a statement of non-recognition over the Soviet Union annexing the Baltic Republics.
c. 1942 in a dark day for humanity moment the death concentration camp Treblinka was opened—never again!
A suggestion to Kerry and his open mike as the Hamas rockets continue to rain on Israel: “Thou shalt not be a victim, thou shalt not be a perpetrator, but, above all, thou shalt not be a bystander.” Yehuda Bauer, noted Holocaust historian
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