Sunday, July 26, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not July 26 History One Voice Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—July 26, 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 Sunday’s holidays and observances which are meager today,  factoids of interest, a music video by Bobby Vinton, a relevant quote by Paul Vinton, looking forward to enjoying a coffee milkshake,  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. Kargil Vijay Diwas (India)--celebrated in India since 1999 commemorating the victory by Indian forces against Pakistan on this day in 1999.                                             

       2. One Voice Day—celebrating around the world the reading of the Universal Peace Covenant drafted in 1996-97 by dozens of spiritual leaders—sadly the people who really need to read it like ISIS are illiterate when it comes to peace and tolerance.
       3. 1962 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1962 on a four week run in that position Roses Are Red (My Love) by Bobby Vinton.  Here is a link to Bobby Vinton’s performance of Roses Are Red (My Love):
      4. National Coffee Milkshake Day—celebrating another great way to stay cool on a hot summer day.
      5. Take From The Rich And Give To The Fans Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1925 of Paul Newman whose acting debut was in Robin Hood at age seven in a school play and went on to appear in 67 films some of which like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are classics.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1908 Charles Bonaparte, the Attorney General of the United States, ordered the immediate staffing of the Office of Examiner, the precursor of the FBI.   
       b. 1936 in one of his few official acts before abdication King Edward VIII unveiled the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.
       c. 1945 the heavy cruiser the USS Indianapolis delivered the parts to assemble the atomic bomb to Tinian Island which was dropped on Hiroshima. She was later sunk by a Japanese submarine enroute from Tinian to Manila. 
       d. 1948 President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981 desegregating the U.S. Military. 
       e. 1990 The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 was signed into law by President Bush.
Reflections on acting from a true master of the art:” Every time I get a script it's a matter of trying to know what I could do with it. I see colors, imagery. It has to have a smell. It's like falling in love. You can't give a reason why.” Paul Newman
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