Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not April 7 History National Beer Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—April 7, 2015 Trust your Tuesday is proving to be a great one unless you were a Badger fan in the NCAA finals. As always, I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances albeit somewhat meager today, factoids of interest, music video of Percy Faith, and a relevant quote by William Harding, anticipating a savory slice of coffee cake to go with cold beer, 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. World Health Daycelebrating the most valued treasure a person can have—one’s good health.
       2. National Beer Day—celebrating the beginning of the end of Prohibition by allowing the sale of beer with less than 3.2% alcohol on this day in 1933.
      3. 1960 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1960, as part of a nine week run, Theme from a Summer Place by Percy Faith, noted Canadian bandleader, composer and considered to be father of “easy listening.” Here is a music video of a performance of Theme from a Summer Place:  
      4. National Coffee Cake Day—celebrating that great snack designed to break up the day along with a cup of your favorite coffee, iced or hot.                                                                         
      5.  Moonbeam Day—commemorating or bemoaning depending on your political views the birthday on this day in 1938 of Governor Moonbeam, Jerry Brown who has the distinction of being both one of the youngest and the oldest governor.
On this day in
     a. 1827 John Walker, an English chemist, sold the first friction match.
     b. 1922 the Secretary of the Interior Albert Fall was bribed to lease the Teapot Dome Naval Oil Reserve to private oil companies at low rates—before Watergate, the scandal was this nation’s most infamous scandal and Fall became the first Cabinet member to be sentenced to prison.
     c. 1940 Booker T. Washington became the first African American to be featured on a postage stamp.
     d. 1948 the World Health Organization was founded and is still very active today combating health problems of disease, malnutrition and unsanitary water.
     e. 1964 IBM announced the release of its System 360 computer.
     Reflections on what keeps presidents up at night: “I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies all right. But my damn friends, my god-damned friends, White, they're the ones who keep me walking the floor nights!” President Harding to  William Alan White 
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