Ridley's Believe It Or Not—September 26. 2014: Trust your Friday is proving to be a good one to lead into a great weekend and that you enjoy the holidays and factoids and quote from Ronald Reagan with a smile on your sunscreened face, with a love note 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. Chapman Day—honoring not the university by this name but the birthday on this day in 1774 of John Chapman aka the Alaskanpoet Johnny Appleseed—easy way to celebrate is to devour an apple.
2. Love Note Day--celebrating that great tradition that goes back to Lord Bryon and Shakespeare (who used the most effective tool of all—sonnets or odes) to express devotion; great idea as a poem is 100 times better than flowers.
3. Native American Day—celebrating the contributions of Native Americans to this country and observed in California since 1968.
4. Sousa Day—celebrating not the birthday of the creator of great marches but rather the entrepreneur who highlighted beauty in South America in his Miss Brazil Pageant, Osmel Sousa born on this day in 1946.
On this day in
a.1914 the Federal Trade Commission was established.
b.1960 in the first televised debate between presidential candidates an unshaved looking Nixon was trounced by Kennedy and lost the election.
c. 1969 Abby Road the last album of the Beatles was released.
d. Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averted a likely worldwide nuclear war by correctly identifying a report of an incoming nuclear missile as a computer error and not an American first strike. Thank God!
History repeats itself in the words of its Presidential debaters: "Ask yourself, 'Are you better off now than you were four years ago? Is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? Is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was four years ago? Is America as respected throughout the world as it was?” Ronald Reagan in his debate with Jimmy Carter Sadly Romney did not use this line nor remind the country or where we were.
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