Thursday, December 4, 2014

Ridley's Believe It Or Not December 4 Hisotry National Dice Day

Ridley's Believe It Or Not—December 4, 2014:    Trust your Thursday is proving to be a great one. As always I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and a quote from Jeffrey Haas,  with a smile on your sunscreened face, wondering if this is the day you will enjoy a few cookies, 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. National Dice Day—celebrating all the games you need dice to play with.
      2. National Cookie Day—celebrating a classic snack especially if ordered from Kelli’s Best either to enjoy or as a gift during Christmas--
       3. Santa’s List Day—a day to make sure one is on the nice side of Santa’s list as opposed to naughty.
       4. 1963 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1963 Dominique by the Singing Nun.
On this day in
      a. 1791 the first edition of The Observer, the world’s first Sunday edition newspaper, was published.
      b. 1881 the first issue of the Los Angeles Times was published.
      c. 1969 Black Panthers Fred Hampton and Mark Clark were killed in a police raid of their apartment in Chicago while sleeping—no surprise communities of color distrust the police.
       d. 1980 the English rock band Led Zeppelin disbanded following the death of their drummer John Bonham.   
Reflections on Hampton’s death: “Of course, there's also the legacy that, without a young leader, I think the West Side of Chicago degenerated a lot into drugs. And without leaders like Fred Hampton, I think the gangs and the drugs became much more prevalent on the West Side. He was an alternative to that. He talked about serving the community, talked about breakfast programs, educating the people, community control of police. So I think that that's unfortunately another legacy of Fred's murder.” Jeffrey Haas, one of the lawyers representing the Hampton family in its wrongful death suit against the Chicago police department, which suit was settled for almost 2 million dollars.
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