Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not July 16 History Know Your Customer Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—July 16, 2015 Trust your Thursday 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 Kitty Killen, a relevant quote from the 9/30/1920 issue of the Chicago Herald and Examiner, looking forward to enjoying some corn fritters,  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. Get to Know Your Customer Day—celebrating another observance that for a business to survive in today’s highly competitive business world should be celebrated daily.
       2. National Personal Chef Day—celebrating the achievements of those culinary magicians who are saviors to those individuals who find boiling water a challenge or who have no time in their busy calendars to prepare meals.        
      3. 1954 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1954 on a nine week run in that position Little Things Mean A Lot by Kitty Killen. Here is a link to Kitty Killen performing Little Things Mean A Lot:
      4. National Corn Fritters Day—celebrating another way to enjoy corn especially for those with dentures.
      5. Say It Ain’t So Joe Day--observing the birthday on this day in 1887 of Shoeless Joe Jackson, a member of the Chicago White Sox team that won the 1917 World Series, with seven other teammates was banned from baseball for life in 1920 for fixing on behalf of professional gamblers the 1919 World Series in what became known as the Black Sox Scandal.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1790 the District of Columbia was established as the capital of the United States.
       b. 1862 David Farragut was promoted to the rank of rear admiral, becoming the first admiral in the U.S. Navy.
       c. 1935 the world’s first parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  
       d. 1960 the nuclear submarine USS George Washington fired the first ballistic missile while submerged.
       e. 1969 Apollo 11 the first mission to land astronauts on the Moon was successfully launched from the Kennedy Space Center—46 years later our space program must hitch rides with the Russians to get into space.  
A reflection on the Black Sox Scandal: “As Jackson departed from the Grand Jury room, a small boy clutched at his sleeve and tagged along after him.  
     "Say it ain't so, Joe," he pleaded.  "Say it ain't so."  
     "Yes kid, I'm afraid it is," Jackson replied.  
     "Well, I never would've thought it," the boy said. Chicago Herald and Examiner 9/30/1920
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