Sunday, August 30, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not August 30 History International Day Of The Disappeared

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—August 30, 2015 Trust your Sunday is off to a great sweltering start and as always I hope you enjoy Sunday’s holidays and observances,  factoids of interest, a music video  by Donovan, a relevant quote by Peter Benenson, looking forward to enjoying some toasted marshmallows, 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 Day Of The Disappeared—another UN  and Red Cross observance celebrated since 1992 to create awareness and pressure on the estimated 30 countries like Iran than jail dissidents without notifying their relatives or legal counsel. 
       2. National Holistic Pet Day—promoting probably in response to rising vet bills the use of holistic methods like diet and environment to keep pets healthy and vet visits reduced.
       3. 1966 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1966 on a brief run of one week in that position Sunshine Superman by Donovan.  Here is a link to Donovan performing Sunshine Superman:
     4. National Toasted Marshmallow Day—celebrating a tasty treat that no camping trip should be without--cooking marshmallows over a campfire.  
       5. Successful Oracles Do Not Use Stonescelebrating not the Oracle of Delphi but rather the birthday on this day in 1930 of the Oracle of Everything, Warren Buffet, one of the richest men on the globe and an incredibly successful investor.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1146 European leaders outlawed the use of the crossbow in all conflicts; crossbow was a really deadly weapon but really outclassed in terms of the volume of firepower by the English longbow.
       b. 1963 the hotline communication line between Washington, D.C. and Moscow was instituted to defuse the likelihood of nuclear war between the two countries.  
       c. 1967 the U.S. Senate confirmed Thurgood Marshall as the first black Supreme Court Justice.
       d. 1979 President Jimmy Carter was attacked by a rabbit while canoeing—wonder what the Secret Service was doing.     
     e. 1990 Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey, Jr. became the first father and son to play on the same baseball team (Seattle Mariners)—both singled.
Reflections on "Those who today still feel a sense of impotence can do something: they can support Amnesty International. They can help it to stand up for freedom and justice." Peter Benenson, a British lawyer and the founder of Amnesty Internatinal
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