Sunday, July 26, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not July 25 History National Dance Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—July 25, 2015 Trust your weekend 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 Saturday’s holidays and observances which are meager today,  factoids of interest, a music video by Bobby Lewis, a relevant quote by William Purkey, looking forward to enjoying wine and cheese,  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. National Dance Day—started by the Dizzy Feet Foundation in 2010 to promote dancing as a positive way to have fun and fight obesity.                                                    
       2. National Culinarians Day—celebrating the joy of cooking whether it is just a simple meal or a gourmet experience worth of five stars.
       3. 1961 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1961 on a four week run in that position Tosssin’ and Turnin’ by Bobbie Lewis.  Here is a link with a lot of nice photos from American Graffiti of Tossin’ and Turnin’:
      4. National Wine and Cheese Day—celebrating the great combination and start of a more refined picnic or touch to a night at the Hollywood Bowl.
      5. Bring Home the Bacon Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1956 Louis Bacon the founder of Moore Capital and now a billionaire.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1467 in a chilling example of man’s advancement in the art of technology enhancing his ability to kill his fellow man, the Battle of Molinella between Venice and Florence occurred; for the first time in Italy artillery and firearms were extensively used.   
       b. 1837 the first use of an electrical telegraph was demonstrated by Charles Wheatstone and William Cooke between Euston and Camden Town in London.
       c. 1908 Ajinomoto was founded after Kikanae Ikeda discovered that MSG was key ingredient of kombu soup and patented a process for manufacturing MSG. 
       d. 1909 Louis Bieriot became the first person to fly a heavier than air machine across the English Channel. 
       e. 1965 Bob Dylan went electric as he plugged in at the Newport Folk Festival, marking a major change on how country and folk music was performed.
Reflection on dancing:
“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.” 
 William W. Purkey, noted author and inspirational speaker
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