Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not January 22 History Celebration Of Life Day

Ridley's Believe It Or Not—January 22, 2015:    Trust your Thursday is proving to be a great one. As always I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and a relevant quote from Francine Rivers,  with a smile on your face, enjoying a your favorite meal spiced with some hot sauce, 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 like Valentines’ Day soon approaching, 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. Celebration Of Life Day—celebrating a day to honor one’s children and grandchildren and to recognize that all life is precious; this is a celebration that one should observe daily.
        2. Roe v. Wade Day—celebrating or bemoaning depending on one’s point of view the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade on this day in 1973 granting women the right to abortion, but allowing a state to balance its interests of protecting prenatal life and the health and safety of women.                                                                           
       3. 1991 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1991 The First Time by Surface.                                                                                          
        4. National Hot Sauce Day—celebrating a great way to end the dreariness of bland and tasteless food with condiments like Tabasco or Tapatio.
        5. Heroes Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1788 of the man considered by many to be England’s greatest poet, Lord Bryon who created the ”Bryonic Hero,” a talented but imperfect character whose flaws lead to his downfall.    
On this day in
      a. 1947 KTLA, the first television station west of the Mississippi, began broadcasting.
      b. 1962 the Organization of American States suspended Cuba’s membership.
      c. 1970 the world’s first jumbo jet, the Boeing 747, went into service for Pan Am by taking off on a flight from New York City to London.  
      d. 1984 Apple introduced the Apple Macintosh during Super Bowl XVIII with the iconic “1984” television commercial.
      e. 1990 Robert Morris, the creator of the Morris Worm, the first internet computer worm, became the first person to be convicted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for releasing the Morris Worm in 1988. He received a wrist pat of 400 hours of community service.
Reflections on what is still a very divisive issue in this country: “How many others suffered in silence, too ashamed and too afraid to speak about their pain? The world wouldn't let them grieve for children they had aborted. How could they when the rhetoric said there was no child? How does one grieve what doesn't exist? No one wanted to admit the truth.” Francine Rivers The Atonement Child
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