Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not August 13 History International Lefthanders Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—August 13, 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 Olivia Newton-John, a relevant quote from Alfred Hitchcock, looking forward to enjoying a generous portion of filet mignon cooked and seasoned to your taste, 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 Lefthanders Day—created by Lefthanders International since 1976 to recognize the uniqueness of the lefthanders including my mother who constitute approximately 7 to 10 percent of the population that daily must cope with the difficulties of using tools designed for writing.                               
       2. Women’s Day (Tunisia)—celebrating the enactment of the Tunisian Code of Personal Status granting significant rights to women like the end of polygamy and requiring that marriage be by mutual consent.                                                         
       3. 1980 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1980 on a four week run in that position Magic by Olivia Newton-John.  Here is a link to Olivia Newton John performing Magic:
      4. Filet Mignon Day—celebrating the absolute king of steaks from a tenderness and taste standpoint.  
      5. Suspense Day—celebrating on this day in 1899 the birthday of Alfred Hitchcock, the Master of Suspense and the director such classics as Psycho, Rear Window, and North by Northwest.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1913 stainless steel was produced for the first time in the U.K. by Harry Brearley.  
       b. 1918 to the future joy of driving enthusiastic Bayerische Motoren Wergen (BMW) was established as a public company.
       c. 1942 in the first step to letting the nuclear genie out of the bottle Major General Eugene Reybold authorized the construction for the Alternative Materials Project aka The Manhattan Project.
        d. 1961 East Germany with the complicity of the Soviet Union closed the border between East and West Berlin to stop the exodus of Germans trying to escape the failed economic system of East Germany leading to the scar upon the city of the Berlin Wall.
       e. 1969 after a three week quarantine to insure no Moon pathogens had attached to their bodies, the three Apollo XI astronauts enjoyed a ticker tape parade in New York City. 
Reflections on movies from the master: “A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it." Alfred Hitchcock, as usual right on point in a movie world where the qualities of movies may be decreasing since due to NetFlix there is not babysitter or a dinner out of the house.
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