Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not July 8 History Math 2.0 Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—July 8, 2015 Trust your Wednesday  is proving to be a great one and as always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances  which are somewhat meager, factoids of interest, a music video by Kay Kyser, a relevant quote by Jerry Brown, looking forward to enjoying some chocolate covered almonds,  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. Math 2.0 Day—celebrating since 1972 the melding of math and computer technology in the field of statistics.
      2. SCUD Day—celebrating not the use of SCUD missiles but rather a unique event Savor the Comic Unplug the Drama—humor should always trump drama.          
      3. 1948 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1948 on a six week run in that position Woody Woodpecker by Kay Kyser. Here is a link to Kay Kyser’s recording of Woody Woodpecker:
       4. National Chocolate with Almonds Day—celebrating what has to be one of the great blending of two tasty treats.
       5. A Recipe Is Worth Millions—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1831 of John Pemberton who survived service in the Confederate Army to create Coca-Cola.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1889 the first issue of The Wall Street Journal was published.
       b. 1898 Skagway’s crime boss Soapy Smith was killed in a shoot out on the Juneau Wharf in Skagway, Alaska.
       c. 1932 ironic that while today trading has been halted on the NYSE for almost two hours, on this day in 1932 the Dow Jones Average reached its lowest level in history 41.22.
       d. 2011 the Space Shuttle Atlantis was launched on the final Space Shuttle Mission.
       e. 2015 due to unknown computer glitches, the New York Stock Exchange halted trading, United Airlines grounded all its planes and The Wall Street Journal’s web site was rendered inoperable. 
A prediction gone wrong: “The shuttle tomorrow is truly like laying the last spike on the transcontinental railroad, only much more so. And whether or not we’re going to see in the next 10 or 20 years, there are people alive today who will see manufacturing in space from moon materials or from asteroids.” Jerry Brown, governor of California 1977 Sad to realize that this leader in space exploration is now reduced to hitching rides on Russian space craft to get into space.
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