Thursday, September 4, 2014

Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 4 History L.A. Birthday

Ridley's Believe It Or Not—September 4, 2014Trust your Thursday is proving to be a good one and that you enjoy the holidays selected along with the factoids and quote from Peter Drucker with a smile on your sunscreened  face, a positive attitude and a few macadamia nuts in your hand, 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. Great game by the Cardinal last Saturday but unfortunately also great game by the resurgent Trojans—will be interesting at the Farm this Saturday as the Cardinal is favored by 2 ½ points. Go Cardinal!
           1. Newspaper Carrier Day—commemorating the hiring of the first paperboy Barney Flaherty in 1833 by the New York Sun to deliver newspapers; God help us if we ever lose a free press and the ability to deliver its product.                                                  
           2. L.A. Birthday—celebrating the founding of Los Angeles on this day in 1781.
           3. Latimer Day—celebrating the birthday on this day of Lewis Howard Latimer, an escaped slave born on this day in 1848 who became an inventor with several patents, including a means to manufacture the carbon filament used in light bulbs.—another proof of that maxim that a mind is a terrible thing to waste.
           4. Tweet And You May Die Day –bemoaning the birthday on this day in 1964 of Anthony Weiner, a really pathetic and despicable congressman, who resigned from Congress due to his, while married to an expecting wife,  tweeting of sexual proposals to women on the internet. He also had the gall after resignation to run for NYC Mayor and was soundly rejected.
           5. National Macadamia Nut Day—honoring one of the really tasty nuts found on this planet; cheapest place to find these tasty morsels is probably at a local Trader Joes.
On this day in
             a. 1882 Thomas Edison flipped the switch to turn on the first power plant in history to bring electricity to one square mile of Lower Manhattan, marking the beginning of the electrical age.                                                             
             b. 1888 George Eastman registers a trademark for Kodak and receives a patent for a camera that uses film rolls.                                                                                                                      
             c. 1957 in defiance of Brown v. Board of Education, Governor Orval Faubus of Arkansas called out the Arkansas National Guard to block the admission of nine African American students to Little Rock’s Central High School, which resulted in a very displeased President Eisenhower sending in the 101st Airborne to insure the students admission and for good measure nationalize the Arkansas National Guard.
            d. 1957 in a moment that Ford would later regret, the company introduced the Edsel.

Drucker’s view on advertising: “As to the idea that advertising motivates people, remember the Edsel.” Peter Drucker, noted management consultant and author
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