Friday, July 24, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not July 24 History National Tequila Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—July 24, 2015 Trust your Friday is proving to be a great one despite the high temperatures and humidity and your weekend plans are set and as always, I hope you enjoy Friday’s holidays and observances which are meager today,  factoids of interest, a music video by Brenda Lee, a relevant quote by John Paul DeJoria, looking forward to enjoying a shot of Patron,  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. Mormon Pioneer Day—celebrating in Utah the arrival of Brigham Young and the first Mormons into the Salt Lake Valley on this day in 1847 after a march of 1,300.                                                    
       2. National Drive Thru Day—celebrating the convenience of not having to park your car and walk to the retail establishment and thereby putting more carbon into the atmosphere while in line and foregoing a few calories burned by the short walk.         
      3. 1960 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1960 on a three week run in that position I’m Sorry by Brenda Lee. Here is a link with a lot of nice photos of leaves to Brenda Lee performing I’m Sorry:   
      4. National Tequila Day—celebrating the magic of converting cacti into an alcoholic beverage although this poet is clueless as to why this observance is not celebrated on May 5 of each year.
      5. My Bat Is My Bond Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1964 of Barry Bonds who hit a record 73 home runs in 2001 and holds the record for career home runs at 762 but due to steroid use allegations has not been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1829 in the U.S. William Austin Burt patented the typographer, the precursor to the typewriter. 
       b. 1901 O. Henry was released from federal prison after serving three years for embezzlement.
       c. 1934 the highest temperatures during the Dust Bowl were recorded across the Midwest including a 109 at Chicago.  
       d. 1974 the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Nixon did not have executive privilege to withhold the Watergate Tapes and ordered him to release the tapes to the independent prosecutor investigating the Watergate Scandal.  
       e. 1998 Russell Watson, Jr. burst into the Capitol and shot and killed two police officers, but was adjudged to be mentally incompetent to stand trial.
A quote chosen by this poet to combine his love of rail travel with the observance for today:
“I wanted to do my part to help preserve that golden age of travel... I step aboard The Patron Tequila Express railcar, and I go back in time to the days when a long journey was something fun and very special. John Paul DeJoria, founder of the Paul Mitchell line of hair care products line and Patron Spirits Company     
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