Ridley's Believe It Or Not—September 13, 2014: Trust your weekend is proving to be a good one and that you enjoy the holidays and factoids and quote from Ira Glasser with a chocolate candy bar in hand, a smile on your sunscreened face, a positive attitude, 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.
I have posted on my blog a poem on 911 day and Mike Kehoe’s bravery.—I think you will enjoy it.
1. Programmers’ Day—honoring the achievements of computer programmers around the world.
2. International Chocolate Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1857 of Milton Hersey, noted candy maker—not that you need an excuse but great day to have a Hersey Bar without or without almonds.
3. Uncle Sam Day—celebrating one of the most recognizable symbols in the world “Uncle Sam” since 1989 by joint resolution of Congress; the date picked as September 13 was the birthday of “Uncle Sam” Wilson in 1776.
4. National Anthem Day—honoring our national anthem written on this day in 1814 by Francis Scott Key during a British attack on Fort McHenry.
5 Fortune Cookie Day—celebrating the only way to end a Chinese meal hopefully with a good fortune that comes true.
On this day in
a. 1541 after three years of exile John Calvin returned to Geneva to reform the church he founded under the doctrine of “Calvinism.”
b. 1814 in a turning point of the War of 1812, the British failed to capture Fort McHenry.
c. 1899 Henry Bliss became the first person to be killed in an automobile accident.
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