Ridley's Believe It Or Not—September 16. 2014: Trust your Tuesday is proving to be a good one and that you enjoy the holidays and factoids and quote from Carlos Fuentes with a slice of cinnamon raisin bread in your 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. Happy Grito de Dolores Day to Mexico.
1. Grito de Dolores Day—celebrating the declaration of independence of Mexico from Spain written by Father Miguel Hidalgo in 1810.
2. International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer---A U.N. observance in honor of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on this day in 1987 on substances that deplete the ozone; diminished ozone in the upper atmosphere leads to a lot more ultraviolet light bombarding this planet which is not good for human beings.
3. Step Family Day—commemorating that for better or worse the traditional radial family due to our high divorce rate is becoming an endangered species and step-parents and step-siblings in a blended family becoming more of a norm.
4. Working Parents Day—creating awareness of the sacrifices made by working moms and dads and prompting their children to take up some slack for them by doing the dishes, cleaning their rooms, doing the laundry, etc.
5. National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day—celebrating one of my favorite breads especially when toasted and the aroma of cinnamon fills the kitchen.
On this day in
a. 1880 the Cornell Daily Sun printed its first issue and today is the longest continuous college newspaper in the country.
b. 1920 in front of the J.P. Morgan Building on Wall Street a bomb in a horse wagon was detonated, killing 38 and wounding 400.
c. 1959 the first successful photocopier the Xerox 914 was first demonstrated on live TV in New York City.
d. 1992 the trial in the U.S. of deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega for drug trafficking and money laundering ended with a 40 year sentence.
Always nice to be viewed as a role model especially when liberal professors like Ward Churchill and Bill Ayers are prone to heap scorn on this country: "Like all of Latin America, Mexico after independence in 1821 turned its back on a triple heritage: on the Spanish heritage, because we were newly liberated colonies, and on our Indian and black heritages, because we considered them backward and barbaric. We looked towards France, England and the U.S., to become progressive democratic republics." -- Carlos Fuentes, noted Mexican novelist and essayist of the 20th and 21st Centuries. A great way for Mexico to celebrate this day would be to release Andrew Tahmooressi, the U.S. Marine languishing in a Mexican prison.
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