Saturday, December 20, 2014

Ridley's Believe It Or Not December 20 History Go Caroling Day

Ridley's Believe It Or Not—December 20, 2014:    Trust your weekend is off to a good note and that you are bracing for another day of battling the crowds in the malls.   As always I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and a relevant quote from Jackie Robinson,  with a smile on your face, knowing that this may be the day to splurge on a large platter of fried shrimp, blessed with a positive attitude even though you know you will have to wade through tons of spam in your inbox, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for a memorable event or the coming Christmas, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient.  You need only contact me for details.
         1.  International Human Solidarity Day—a UN holiday observed since 2005 commemorating those who have worked for humanitarian purposes.
         2. Go Caroling Day—what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to with neighbors go caroling in the neighborhood or better yet to nursing home.
        3.  National Fried Shrimp Day—celebrating a great meal especially when the shrimp are sautéed in butter, garlic and basil.
        4.   1962 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1962 Telstar by the Tornados.
         5.   Blue 42 Day—celebrating the birthday on this day of Branch Rickey, manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers who broke the color ban in baseball by signing Jackie Robinson, number 42.
On this day in
      a. 1946 the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life starring James  Stewart and Donna Reed premiered in New York City.
       b. 1951 EBR-1 in Arco, Idaho became the first nuclear reactor to generate electricity with enough juice to power four light bulbs.
      c. 1996 NeXT merged with Apple paving the way for the introduction of Mac OS X.
Reflection on Jackie Robinson: “I am not concerned with your liking or disliking me. All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” Jackie Robinson  Great thoughts to live by as we approach Christmas.
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