Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not July 30 History International Friendship Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—July 30, 2015 Trust your Thursday is proving to be a great one and as always, I hope you enjoy Thursday’s holidays and observances,  factoids of interest, a music video by The Beatles and The Troggs, a relevant quote by Olivia Butler, looking forward to enjoying some cheesecake,  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. International Friendship Day—celebrating since 1958 a day to promote friendship in nations around the world. To have a friend one needs to learn how to be a friend.                                                    
       2. National Paperback Day—celebrating the publication by Penquin Books of its first paperback book on this day in 1935; given the rise of NOOKS, Kindels and iPads with the ability to read e-books may be a holiday of diminishing followers. In the honor of the day here is a link to the Beatles performing Paperback Writer:                                                        
       3. 1966 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1966 on a two week run in that position Wild Thing by The Troggs.  Here is a link to The Troggs performing  Wild Thing:
      4. National Cheesecake Day—celebrating a great American desert classic which packs a lot of calories.
      5. There Is Ford In Your Future Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1863 of the man who founded the Ford Motor Company and established the first modern assembly line to manufacture automobiles and in so doing was able to raise wages to an unheard level of $5.00 a day.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1733 the first Masonic Grand Lodge in the American Colonies was established in Massachusetts.  
       b. 1916 the Black Tom Island Munitions Depot was sabotaged by German agents with explosions killing five and felt as far away as Philadelphia.
       c. 1930 at Montevideo, Uruguay, Uruguay won the first FIFA World Cup and probably the last free of bribes by host countries to FIFA. 
       d. 1975 Jimmy Hoffa disappeared from the parking lot of the Manchus Red Fox Restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and was never seen again.    
       e. 2003 the last Volkswagen Bug rolled off an assembly line in Mexico.
Reflections on friendship on this international Day of Friendship: " Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.”
Octavia Butler, noted American science fiction writer.
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