Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not February 3 History Four Chaplains Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—February 3, 2015 Trust your Taco Tuesday is off to a great start. As always, I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and a relevant quote on taxes by Robert Brault,  with a smile on your face, enjoying a slice of carrot cake while listening to Peggy Sue, La Bamba or Chantilly Lace, 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. Four Chaplains Day—honoring the sacrifice of four chaplains aboard the USS Dorchester, a troop transport, torpedoed and sunk this day in 1943 in the North Atlantic. When the supply of life jackets ran out, they  gave up  their jackets and drowned.
       2. The Day The Music Died—commemorating the death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “the Big Bopper” Richardson in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.
       3. 2003 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 2003 as part of a 4 week run All I Have by Jennifer Lopez, one of the most influential Hispanic performers in the U.S. with a net worth north of $400 million.
        4. Carrot Cake Day—great high caloric way to get your Vitamin A. 
        5. Rosie the Riveter Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1894 of the iconic long time illustrator for the Saturday Evening Post Norman Rockwell, who put down his brush for the last time in 1978.
On this day in
     a. 1913 in a day most of us rue, the 16th Amendment authorizing the federal income tax was ratified.
     b. 1984 Doctor John Buster and the research team at UCLA-Harbor Hospital announced the first transfer of an embryo from one woman to another resulting in a live birth.                                                                       
     c. 1993 in a preview of a Donald Sterling moment, Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott was suspended for one year from baseball due to racist comments.            
      d. 1994 the trial of four LAPD officers charged in the beating of Rodney King commenced. The not guilty verdict prompted the L.A. riots.
      e. 2011 all blocks of IPv4 internet addresses were distributed to regional authorities.  
Reflections on the Internal Revenue Service: “U.S. Internal Revenue Service: an agency modeled after the revenue raising concepts of the 19th century economist, Jesse James.” Robert Brault, author of Round Up the Usual Suspects  Sadly, there is a lot of truth to Brault’s quote as it pertains to the 50 percent of Americans that pay taxes and the top one percent of taxpayers who are in the cross hairs of Obama’s push to take even more of their income.                                                             
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