Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not July 28 History World Hepatitis Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—July 28, 2015 Trust your Taco Tuesday is proving to be a great one and as always, I hope you enjoy Tuesday’s holidays and observances,  factoids of interest, a music video by the Beatles, a relevant quote by J. Robert Galvin, looking forward to enjoying a hamburger,  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. World Hepatitis Day—celebrating a global observance to promote awareness of hepatitis of one of the deadly alphabet diseases—A, B, C, D and E.                                                 
       2. World Nature Conservation Day—celebrating the need to create awareness of the need to protect the environment and to promote efforts to preserve it.                                                        
       3. 1964 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1964 on a two week run in that position A Hard Day’s Night by the Beatles.  Here is a link to the Beatles performing A Hard Day’s Night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ez99s0862c
      4. National Hamburger Day—celebrating a great American culinary classic whether cooked on one’s grill or at a fast food outlet or at this highly evolved omnivore’s favorite place, Tom’s Place in Costa Mesa at the corner of 17th and Placentia.
      5. First Lady Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1929 of one of the most admired First Ladies, Jacqueline Kennedy, who sadly was a three pack a day smoker and died from cancer at age 64.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1868 the 14th Amendment to the Constitution was certified by the Secretary of State to have been ratified by the requisite number of states and was now part of the Constitution.  
       b. 1914 Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, commencing World War I.
       c. 1932 President Hoover ordered the U.S. Army to disburse the Bonus Army that had descended on Washington, D.C. demanding the payment of bonuses for their service in World War I that were due to paid in 1945.
       d. 1945 a U.S. B-25 flying in thick fog crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building, killing 14 people and injuring 26 and prompting passage of the Federal Tort Claims Act granting victims injured by torts caused by the federal government to sue.
       e. 1982 San Francisco, now best known for being a Sanctuary City that harbored Francisco Sanchez who shot and killed Kathryn Steinle, became the first city in the U.S. to ban private citizens from owning handguns.
Reflections on hepatitis: "Hepatitis A and B are vaccine preventable diseases, yet they continue to be the most commonly reported vaccine preventable diseases. Getting vaccinated, especially if you are at high risk, provides the best protection from these diseases.” J. Robert Galvin, noted doctor at the Hartford Hospital
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