Friday, July 31, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not July 31 History National Mutt Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—July 31, 2015 Trust your Friday gateway to another summer weekend is proving to be a great one and as always, I hope you enjoy Friday’s somewhat meager holidays and observances,  factoids of interest, a music video by The Doors, a relevant quote by Jim Morrison, looking forward to enjoying some jelly beans ala Ronald Reagan,  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. System Administrator Appreciation Day—celebrating since 2000 a day to promote recognition of the contribution of one’s IT professionals that keep one’s computer and peripherals running properly and without crashes.                                                    
       2. National Mutt Day—celebrating man's best friend that does definitely need to have an expensive pedigree, especially if you save a canine life by adopting a mutt from the pound.                                                        
       3. 1967 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1967 on a three week run in that position another great classic of the 60’s Light My Fire by The Doors.  Here is a link to The Doors performing Light My Fire:  
      4. Jump for Jelly Beans Day—celebrating among Ronald Reagan’s many contributions to this nation, his love of jelly beans and the huge jar of assorted jelly beans he kept in the Oval Office.
      5. Maverick Sharks Can Be Billionaires Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1958 of Mark Cuban, a very successful entrepreneur who after selling to Yahoo for almost $6 billion invested in a variety of successful startups on the Shark Club and with Ross Perot purchased the Dallas Mavericks.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1703 Daniel Defoe author of Robinson Crusoe and over 500 books, journals and pamphlets was placed in a pillory but according to legend and perhaps since he was also a poet was not pelted with noxious objects but rather flowers and then toasted to his health.  
       b. 1790 the first U.S. patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process.
       c. 1970 in a day known as Black Tot Day, the Royal Navy ended its centuries old tradition of a daily rum ration for its sailors.   
       d. 1990 Nolan Ryan became the 20th pitcher to win 300 games.   
       e. 1991 in a no more complaints about woman drivers day, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of allowing women to fly combat missions.  
Reflections on a meager day for holidays and factoids from the lead singer of the Doors who lit the fires of the children of the 60’s: “The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask.
Jim Morrison Hope your day today is maskless.
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