Ridley's Believe It Or Not—September 29. 2014: Trust your weekend was a great one and that your Monday is proving to be the same and that you enjoy the holidays and factoids and quote from Confucius with a smile on your sunscreened face, with a cup of fresh coffee in your hand, blessed with a positive attitude, and 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. International Coffee Day—celebrating the reason why most of us can function—a cup of coffee with that great hit of caffeine.
2. World Heart Day--- celebrating and creating awareness for one the great marvels of the world the human heart that pumps relentlessly for as long as we are vertical an breathing on this planet—be kind to it today with some exercise, no smoking, and some healthy foods.
3. National VFW Day—celebrating the creation of the VFW on this day in 1899; great organization especially on the 4th or Memorial Day when the members are often the color guard in a parade.
4. Confucius Day—honoring one of the iconic scholars and philosophers of the human era born in 551 B.C. whose sayings and thoughts still ring true today
5. National Mocha Day—celebrating a great way to drink your coffee.
On this day in
a. 1789 The Department of War of the U.S. established the regular army with a strength of a couple hundred soldiers—the benefit of having the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans as moats.
b. 1951 CBS made the first color television sets available for sale to the public; but after a month sales were discontinued after sales of only 100 units.
b. 1951 the first live sporting event, a college football game between Duke and the University of Pittsburgh, was televised nationally.
c. 2008 following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, the Dow Jones Average fell 777.8 points the largest drop in history.
What was true on learning twenty five hundred years ago is still true today: “There are three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest’ second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” Confucius
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