Friday, August 28, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not August 28 History National Bow Tie Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—August 28, 2015 Trust your Friday is off to a great start and as always I hope you enjoy Friday’s holidays and observances,  factoids of interest, a music video  by The Supremes, a relevant quotes by Abe Ribicoff, looking forward to enjoying an a cherry turnover, 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 Radio Commercial Day—commemorating the first radio commercial in 1922 by Queensboro Realty for ten minutes of air time for the princely sum of $10. 
       2. National Bow Tie Day—honoring that unique tie that has been around since the 17th Century and in Orange County one of the few proponents is an outstanding intellectual property lawyer Stephen La Count.                                   
       3. 1964 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1964 on a run of two weeks in that position Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes.  Here is a link to The Supremes performing Where Did Our Love Go:
       4. National Cherry Turnover Day—great way to enjoy cherries.  
       5. No Peace Without War Daycelebrating not the dismal history of far too many wars followed by short interludes of peace but rather the birthday on this day of one of Russia’s greatest novelists who had the wisdom to leave law school, Leo Tolstoy, author of War and Peace.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1845 the first issue of Scientific American was published.
       b. 1957 Senator Strom Thurman began the longest filibuster by a single senator against the Civil Rights Act of 1957 which finally ended 24 hours 18 minutes later.      
    c. 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his iconic “I Have a Dream Speech” at Washington D.C.
       d. 1968 in Chicago during the Democratic National Convention the Chicago police department attacked demonstrators protesting the Vietnam War and commenced what would be known as the Chicago Police Riots—Chicago politics under Mayor Daley at its absolute tyrannical worst.    
      e. 1996 Charles, the Prince of Wales, and Princess Diana finalized their divorce.
Reflections on the DNC convention floor during the height of the Chicago police riots: "And with George McGovern as President of the United States, we wouldn’t have to have Gestapo tactics in the streets of Chicago. And with George McGovern as president, we wouldn't have to have a National Guard. How hard it is to speak the truth, when we know the problems that are facing this nation." Abe Ribicoff in his nomination of Geoge McGovern “  Mayor Daley in the audience was caught on camera shouting “Fuck you Jewish son of a bitch.”
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