Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 17 History Constitution Day

Ridley's Believe It Or Not—September 17. 2014Trust your Wednesday is proving to be a good one and that you enjoy the holidays and factoids and quote from John Adams which is so on point as a prediction that is frightening with 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. For only a dollar you can buy a copy of the Constitution—worth reading!
          1. Constitution Day—celebrating the signing of one of the great documents of governance of all times, the U.S. Constitution, on this day in 1787.
          2. Operation Market Garden Day---commemorating Montgomery’s failed but audacious attempt to end the war and memorialized by Cornelius Ryan’s book made into a great war movie A Bridge Too Far.
          3. Merry Pranksters Day—commemorating the birthday on this day in 1935 of Ken Kesey one of the iconic authors of the 60s in classics like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (movie adaptation led to an Oscar for Jack Nicholson).  
          4. National Apple Dumpling Day—not sure where this came from but sounds exotic enough to try.         
On this day in
             a. 1983 Vanessa Williams became the first black Miss America.                                                             
             b. 1991 the first version of the Linux kernel was released.                                                                  
             c. 2001 the New York Stock Exchange after being closed on 911 reopened; the closure marked the longest time the NTSE had been closed since the Great Depression.
             d. 2011 the Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zuccotti Park, New York City.
Talk about a prediction into the future right on point: “There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.” John Adams, second President of the United States Sadly that is where we are today, which explains why our government is so dysfunctional.
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