Thursday, July 9, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not July 9 History National No Bra Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—July 9, 2015 Trust your Thursday 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 Vaughn Monroe, a relevant quote by John Bingham, looking forward to enjoying some sugar cookies,  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. National No Bra Day—although Victoria’s Secret per their tweet may be in denial today is an observance that has to be magic for men’s eyes.
      2. Fashion Day—celebrating the creative talents of designers who continually find ways to clothe the human body with a myriad of fabrics and colors.          
      3. 1949 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1949 on an eleven week run in that position Ghost Riders in the Sky by Vaughn Monroe. Here is a link to Vaughn Monroe’s recording of Ghost Riders in the Sky:
       4. National Sugar Cookie Day—celebrating a great cookie treat.
       5. A Hacksaw in the Cake Would Be a Great Gift—observing the birthday on this day in 1947 of O.J. Simpson, a tragic case of an incredible athlete fallen from grace who avoided the tackle of the law for the death of his ex wife Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman but now serving time in a Nevada prison.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1868 the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified granting citizenship to Afro-Americans and equal protection of the law to all Americans.
       b. 1955 the Russell-Einstein Manifesto alerting the world to the danger of nuclear weapons and calling for peaceful resolution of international disputes was released—ironic that on this day Iran seems closer and closer to moving its nuclear weapons program to fruition.
       c. 1962 Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans exhibit opened at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles.
       d. 1981 Nintendo released its video game Donkey Kong.
       e. 1999 the Canadian Parliament passed the Nunavut Act creating Canada’s largest and most northern territory Nunavut. 
A reflection on the 14th Amendment: “You will search in vain in the Constitution of the United States … for that word white, it is not there . . . The omission of this word — this phrase of caste — from our national charter, was not accidental, but intentional. Black men … helped to make the Constitution, as well as to achieve the independence of the country by the terrible trial of battle.”   John Bingham, Congressman from Ohio who drafted the 14th Amendment.
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