Sunday, June 21, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not June 21 History Fathers' Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—June 21, 2015 Trust your Fathers’ Day is proving to be a great one.  As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a  music video by the Carole King, relevant quotes by Euripides and Kent Nerburn, looking forward to enjoying a bowl of peaches and cream, blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event like graduations, 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. International Yoga Day—celebrating since 2014 a form of exercise and spiritual connection that has been practiced for over 6,000 years.
       2. World Hydrography Day— celebrating by the UN since 2005 to promote international charting standards to assist in safe navigation.        
        3. 1971 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1971 on a five week run, It’s Too Late/ I Feel the Earth Move by Carole King. With an apology for audio only and the brief ad to endure, here is a link to the soundtrack of the Carole King performing Tit’s Too Late/ I Feel The Earth Move
       4.  National Peaches and Cream Day—celebrating a great way to end a Fathers’ Day Brunch.
        5.  Garage Sales Are So Blasé—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1967 Pierre Omidyar, billionaire founder of eBay in 1995; the first item sold on eBay was a broken laser printer.
On this day in:                                            
       a. 1900 in a bad move, China declared war against France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, and the United States; an international force from the five nations that marched on Peking ending the in a humiliating defeat for the Chinese.
       b. 1915 the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Guinn v. United States struck down as unconstitutional an Oklahoma statute that grandfathered certain voters from the state’s literacy requirement on the grounds that it discriminated against the state’s black citizens.     
       c. 1964 three civil rights workers Andrew Goodman, Mickey Schwerner and James Chaney were murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi by members of the Klu Klux Klan. Although Mississippi in shameful display racism refused to prosecute, President Johnson did and 18 members of the Klu Klux Klan were prosecuted with 7 convicted, 8 found not guilty and three had a hung jury. In a long arm of the law moment Edgar Ray Killeen, the ringleader who was subject to a hung jury was tried again in 2005 and convicted and sentenced to 60 years for manslaughter.
       d. 1982 John Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity of his attempt to assassinate President Reagan.
Reflections on this Fathers’ Day: “To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.” Euripides, noted ancient tragedian in Athens, Greece.
“Until you have a son of your own... you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son.” Kent Nerburn, noted American author of 16 books on Native American spirituality and American culture. 
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