Friday, February 6, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not February 6 History Ronald Reagan Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—February 6, 2015 Trust your Friday is off to a great start. As always, I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and a relevant quote by K.T. McFarland,  with a smile on your face, enjoying with some friends a bowl of frozen yogurt, 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. Ronald Reagan Day—honoring the contribution to this nation of the only governor of California to be elected president and under whose leadership brought about the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
       2. Lame Duck Day—commemorating the passage of the 20th Amendment which moved the inauguration of the President from March 4 to January 20..
       3. 2006 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 2006 as part of a 5 week run Check on It  by Beyonce, winner of 17 Grammy Awards and the seller of over 100 million albums.
        4. National Frozen Yogurt Day—great tasty way to break up the day with a snack, especially with a fruit topping.   
        5. Nine Trumps Three Any Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1917 of Zsa Zsa Gabor, Miss Hungary of 1937, who was married nine times to the delight of divorce lawyers. 
On this day in
     a. 1820 the first 86 African American emigrants departed from New York to set up a colony in Africa in what would become known as Liberia.
     b. 1843 the first minstrel show in the U.S., the Virginia Minstrels, opened at the Bowery Amphitheater in New York City. 
     c. 1918 British women over the age of 30 were granted the right to vote.
     d. 1952 Elizabeth II succeeded King George the VI to the English throne.
     e. 1998 Washington National Airport was renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.         
Reflections on Ronald Reagan: Don't worry, America. We survived Jimmy Carter, and we will survive Barack Obama. Only one questions remains... who is the next Ronald Reagan?” Kathleen Troia McFarland, noted Fox News contributor on national security issues. After six years of Obama, I sure hope she is right on that prediction as I have my doubts as we sprint past 18 trillion in national debt on a full head of steam to reach 20 trillion when he fortunately leaves office.
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