Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not April 8 History Buddha's Birthday

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—April 8, 2015 Trust your Wednesday is proving to be a great one unless you were a Notre Dame fan in the NCAA women’s finals. As always, I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances albeit somewhat meager today, factoids of interest, a music video of The Marcels, and a relevant quote by Buddha, anticipating a savory empanada, 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. Buddha’s Birthdaycelebrating the birthday in 563 of Prince Siddhartha Gautama.
       2. International Romani Day—celebrating the need for awareness of issues facing the Romani people (gypsies).
      3. 1961 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1961, as part of a three week run, Blue Moon by The  Marcels, a doo wop band formed in the late 50’s whose hit record Blue Moon sold over a million records. Here is a music video of a performance of Blue Moon:
      4. National Empanada Day—celebrating that baked bread dough folded around a stuffing of meats, tomatoes, garlic, onions and spices.                                                                         
      5.  America’s Sweetheart Day—commemorating the birthday on this day in 1892 of silent film star Mary Pickford who cofounded United Artists.
On this day in
     a. 1895 in the case of Pollock v. Farmer’s Loan & Trust Co., the Supreme Court ruled the unapportioned income tax to be unconstitutional.
     b. 1904 Longacre Square in Midtown Manhattan was renamed Times Square after the New York Times.
     c. 1913 the 17th Amendment providing for the direct election of Senators was ratified.
     d. 1920 Sharia courts in Turkey were abolished as part of Ataturk’s reforms.
     e. 1959 a group of computer manufacturers and academics led by Grace Hopper met to discuss the creation of a new programming language to be known as COBOL.
     Reflections on anger: “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone; you are the one who gets burned.”Buddha How true, how true!
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