Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not February 4 History Rosa Parks Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—February 4, 2015 Trust your Wednesday is off to a great start. As always, I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and a relevant quote on by Rosa Parks,  with a smile on your face, enjoying a few stuffed mushrooms, 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. World Cancer Day—celebrated since 2008 to promote awareness of the disease and promote efforts to reduce the numbers suffering from it—good way to start in that regard would be to do everything possible to curtail smoking.
       2. Rosa Parks Day—declared by the State of California on this day in 2000 to commemorate the birthday of Rosa Parks on February 4, 1913, known as the first lady of the civil rights movement who on December 1, 1955 refused to give up her seat in the colored section of a Montgomery, Alabama bus to a white rider boarding after the white section was filled.
       3. 2004 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 2004 as part of a 1 week only run The Way You Move by OutKast, a hip hop duo that has sold over 25 million records and garnered 6 Grammy Awards.
        4. National Stuffed Mushroom Day—great tasty side dish to any meal.   
        5. Potatoe or Potato Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1948 of Dan Quayle who served as vice president under George Bush and was famous for his speaking gaffs and misspellings.
On this day in
     a. 1789 George Washington was unanimously elected by the Electoral College as this nation’s first President.
     b. 1941 the USO was formed to entertain U.S. troop to the career enhancement of stars like Bob Hope.
     c. 1974 the Symbionese Liberation Army kidnapped Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California.
     d. 2004 Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg to the joy of social media fanatics.            
Reflections on segregation by Rosa Parks: “People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day. I was not old, although some people have an image of me as being old then. I was forty-two. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”   Rosa Parks  The Civil Rights Movement owes a lot to that woman; as a nation we should be ashamed of ourselves to have allowed the segregation of our facilities and schools for almost a 100 years after the end of the Civil War.                                                           
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