Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not July 7 History Global Forgiveness Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—July 7, 2015 Kudos to the U.S. women in trouncing Japan to win the World Cup on Sunday. Trust your Tuesday  is proving to be a great one and your 4th  of July weekend was excellent and as always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances  which are somewhat meager, factoids of interest, a music video by Perry Como, a relevant quote by Martin Luther King, Jr., looking forward to enjoying a strawberry sundae,  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. Global Forgiveness Day—celebrating since 1994 what has to be one of the great ideas of all time—the ability to forgive and to seek forgiveness.
      2. Caprotinia (Ancient Rome)—celebrating a feast in favor of female slaves in ancient Rome.       
      3. 1947 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1947 on a three week run in that position Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba by Perry Como. Here is a link to Perry Como’s recording of Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_XaeNuP6xo
       4. National Strawberry Sundae Day—celebrating what has to one of the great deserts of all time.
       5. Age Is Only A State Of Mind—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1906 Satchel Paige, long time pitcher in the Negro League who at 42 became the oldest rookie to play in the Major League with the Cleveland Indians.
On this day in:                                       
       a. 1863 the United States instituted its first military draft with the ability of draftees to be exempted on payment of the sum of $300.
       b. 1898 in a great Aloha moment President McKinley signed the Newlands Resolution, annexing Hawaii as a U.S. territory.
       c. 1911 Great Britain, Japan, Russia, and the United States signed the Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911 banning the open water taking of fur seals; the treaty was the first of its kind to protect wildlife.
       d. 1928 sliced bread baked by the Chillicothe Bakery was sold for the first time at Chillicothe, Missouri.
       e. 1958 President Eisenhower signed the Alaska Statehood Act, allowing for Alaska to become the 49th state on January 3, 1959. 
Reflections on forgiveness: “We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Wise words and a lot of compassion
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