Ridley's Believe It Or Not—September 6, 2014: Trust your Saturday is proving to be a good one and that you enjoy the really dubious holidays selected along with the factoids and quote from Jim McKay with a smile on your sunscreened face, a positive attitude and a bowl of coffee ice cream at your finger tips, 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. Tough loss for the mistake prone Cardinal against SC today—one of three field goals and touchdown nullified by penalty.
1. Read A Book Day-- honoring one of the great pleasures of our species—the ability to read whether on a Nook, iPad or the old fashioned way with a hard bound or paperback.
2. Barbie Doll Day—celebrating the appearance on this day in 1959 at the New York Toy Fair of the first mass produced adult doll, Barbie—11 inches tall with blonde hair and followed by millions.
3. National Iguana Awareness Day—celebrating a reptile that supposedly makes a great pet for those bored with cats and dogs.
4. A Bridge Too Far Day-–celebrating the birthday on this day in 1962 of the current governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie whose chances for the Republican nomination may have been lost due to the Bridgegate Scandal.
5. National Coffee Ice Cream Day—celebrating another way for caffeine addicts to get their daily dose of caffeine.
On this day in
a. 1620 the Pilgrims in the Mayflower set sail for America from Plymouth, England.
b. 1901 Leon Czolgosz, an unemployed anarchist, shot and fatally wounded President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.
c. 1972 in a dark day for the Olympics, nine Israeli athletes, five terrorists, and one policeman died in a failed rescue attempt to rescue them from Black September, a terrorist group that had taken them hostage in the Olympic Village in Munich. Israel systematically tracked down and killed the Palestinians suspected of involvement in the massacre. One of the iconic photos of one of the group peering down from the balcony where the Israelis were being held hostage follows.
Reflections on the Munich Massacre: “Of course the Munich tragedy was the biggest event in my career and the most terrible.” Jim McKay noted sports broadcaster who covered the 72 Olympics
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