Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not April 23 History World Book Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—April 23, 2015 Only 1 more day to Tax Freedom Day and a
wish that your Thursday is proving to be a great day. As always, I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances albeit somewhat meager today, factoids of interest,  music videos of Another Somebody Did Something Wrong Song and Only the Lonely and a relevant quote by Cicero having enjoyed a slice of cherry cheesecake, 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 any memorable event like birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, 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. International Stained-Pixel Peasant Day—commemorating a really unknown holiday started by Jo Walton in to promote authors posting works on the internet for free; as a poet who blogs constantly in rhyme, this guy is a hero.
       2. World Book Day—another UNESCO holiday celebrated since 1995 to honor authors around the world who create the nonfiction and fiction works that make our lives much more enjoyable.                                                  
       3. 1975 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1975 on a brief one week run Another Somebody Did Something Wrong Song by B.J. Thomas, a popular pop and Christian singer of the 60’s and 70’s still performing live today. Here is a link to the music video:
       4. National Cherry Cheesecake Day—celebrating another great high caloric desert.  
       5. Only the Lonely Day—celebrating the birthday on this day of Roy Orbison, an iconic pop singer who was the only artist other than Elvis Presley to have two albums on the top five list at the same time. Here is video of one of his top songs Only the Lonely:
 On this day in
       a. 1635 the first public school building in the United States, the Boston Latin Public School,  opened.

       b. 1999 the word “hillbilly” was used for the first time in print in the New York Journal.
       c. 1948 Johnny Longden became the first jockey to record 3,000 wins.  
       d. 1985 in an oops moment, Coca Cola released its revised formula for Coke which was a complete disaster and pulled from the market in less than three months.  
       e. 2005 the frist video was uploaded to Me at the Zoo:  
Reflections on World Book Day: “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Marcus Cicero, noted orator and Roman Senator
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