Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not July 15 History Elderly Men Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—July 15, 2015 Trust your Wednesday is proving to be a great one and as always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  factoids of interest, a music video by Percy Faith, a relevant quote by Jeffrey Kluger, looking forward to enjoying some gummy worms,  blessed with a positive attitude 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. Elderly Men Day (Kiribati)—celebrating in the island nation of Kiribati the contribution of elderly men to that nation.
       2. Take Your Poet to Work Day—celebrating not the two legged live poets like me but rather GIFs of poets.       
      3. 1953 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1953 on a ten  week run in that position  Where Is Your Heart by Percy Faith. Here is a link to Percy Faith performing Where Is Your Heart:
      4. National Gummy Worm Day—celebrating those tasty colorful gummy worms that the kid in all adults enjoy.
      5. Huff and Puff All The Way To The Bank Day--observing the birthday on this day in 1950 of Arianna Huffington, the creator of the Huffington Post which she sold to AOL for $318 million.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1799 the Rosetta Stone was discovered near the village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-Francois Bouchard.
       b. 1834 after 356 years and thousands “heretics” having been put to death, the Spanish Inquisition finally came to an end.
       c. 1910 in his book Clinical Psychiatry Emil Kraepelin gave a name to the dreaded disease Alzheimer’s, naming it after his colleague Alois Alzheimer.
       d. 2003 Time AOL Warner disbanded Netscape; the Mozilla Foundation was founded the same day.
       e. 2006 to the joy of this poet Twitter was formed.  
A reflection on the dreaded disease of Alzheimer’s: “Suffering is always hard to quantify - especially when the pain is caused by as cruel a disease as Alzheimer's. Most illnesses attack the body; Alzheimer's destroys the mind - and in the process, annihilates the very self.” Jeffrey Kluger, senior writer at Time Magazine
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