Monday, June 15, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not June 15 History Global Wind Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—June 15, 2015 Trust your weekend was a great one and the batteries are all recharged to handle what the week has in store for you.  As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a  music video by the Young Rascals, a relevant quote by Winston Churchill, looking forward to enjoying a lobster meal, blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event like Fathers’ Day, 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. If you want to give another unique gift that has this omnivore seal of approval order some Kelli’s Cookies:
       1. Global Wind Day—celebrating not the hot air out of D.C. and state capitals but the application of wind as a renewable energy source.
       2. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day—since 2006, a World Health Organization observance highlighting a growing problem as our elders are growing older and many of them are coming down with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Very sad and troubling when relatives turn on their aging and infirm parents.       
        3. 1967 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1967 on a two week run,  Grovin’ by the Young Rascals, an American pop band active from 1965-72 and members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. With an apology for the ad to endure, here is a link to the Young Rascals performing Groovin’:
        4.  National Lobster Day—celebrating this omnivore’s favorite meal.
        5.  Thank God For Siblings Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1954 of Jim Belushi, the younger brother of comedian John Belushi who died way too soon at 33 of an overdose.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1215 an assembly of barons at Runnymede forced King John of England to sign the Magna Carta imposing limitations on the power of the crown.
       b. 1667 the first human blood transmission was administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys.    
       c. 1844 Charles Goodyear received a patent for the vulcanization of rubber, enabling the ultimate production of tires and the ultimate automotive age.
       d. 1916 President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation creating a federal charter for the Boy Scouts of America, the only group with a federal charter.
       e. 1992 in a you can run but you cannot hide moment, the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of U.S. v Alvarez-Machain ruled that the U.S. could forcibly extradite a wanted fugitive even though the host country opposed the extradition.                   
Reflections on the Magna Carta: Here is a law which is above the King and which even he must not break. This reaffirmation of a supreme law and its expression in a general charter is the great work of Magna Carta; and this alone justifies the respect in which men have held it” Winston Churchill  One hopes that on the 800 the anniversary of our Declaration of Independence and Constitution that like the Magna Carta those documents will command the same respect.    
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