Ridley's Believe It Or Not—August 26, 2014: Trust your Tuesday is proceeding well and if lucky enough to live near a Popeye’s Louisiana Fried Chicken you are able to enjoy their $1.29 leg and thigh special today. Hope also you enjoy the holidays of some distinction along with the factoids and quote from Vera Nazarian with a smile on your face, a positive attitude and a cherry popsicle to make the day more enjoyable secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for a memorable event you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem tailored to the event and the recipient.
, 1. Women’s Equality Day—celebrating on this day in 1920 the certification of the passage of the 19th Amendment finally granting women the right to vote.
2. National Dog Day —celebrating the efforts of the National Dog Day Foundation to save abandoned dogs one dog at a time. Great effort, great charity!
3. National Toilet Paper Day—celebrating and honoring one of the necessities of life, toilet paper—imagine life without it—not a good idea!
4. National Cherry Popsicle Day –celebrating that classic summer treat.
On this day in
a. 1791 John Fitch received a U.S. patent for a steamboat.
b. 1970 feminist leader Betty Friedman led a national strike for women’s equality.
c. 2011 Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner received certification from the EASA and the FAA.
Equality is a refreshing thought which is why we will prevail and the feudal Islamic societies will not: A woman is human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, she is never less. Equality is a given. A woman is human.” Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspirpation
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