Saturday, September 26, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 26 History National Museum Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—September 26, 2015 Trust you enjoyed the Pope’s speech to Congress (it certainly must have touched John Boehner)  and had time to watch his address to the General Assembly and as always I hope you enjoy Saturday’s holidays and observances,  factoids of interest,  a music video  by Francis Craig,  a relevant quote by Larry Sabato, looking forward to enjoying a large stack of pancakes, 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 Museum Day—celebrating the contribution to our culture and education of the nation’s museums, many of which on this day offer free admission—great way to escape the heat and gain some knowledge.
           2. National Public Lands Day—promoting awareness of our public lands and national parks to our well being and economy by offering free admission on this day—getting something of value from our federal government is a great rarity so take advantage of it. 
           3. 1947 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1947 on a long run of 12 weeks in that position  Near You  by Francis Craig.  Here is a link to Francis Craig’s recording of Near You:
           4.  National Pancake Day—celebrating a favorite meal especially for kids; since it is also International Rabbit hop on down to your favorite IHOP and enjoy your favorite pancake.
           5.  An Apple A Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1774 of John Chapman, aka the Alaskanpoet Johnny Appleseed.
On this day in:                                           
            a. 1872 the first Shriners Temple was established in New York City.
            b.1914  the Federal Trade Commission was established.      
            c. 1960 the first televised presidential debate took place between Senator John Kennedy and Vice President Nixon who was clearly outclassed by Senator Kennedy’s performance and beaten in a very close election. 
            d. 1969 Abbey Road, the last album of The Beatles was released..
            e. 1981 Nolan Ryan set a Major League record by pitching his 5th no hitter which record he broke again twice by pitching two more no hitters before retiring. 
Reflections on the impact of televised presidential candidates on the electoral process: "Before the television debates most Americans didn't even see the candidates — they read about them, they saw photos of them. This allowed the public to judge candidates on a completely different basis. It's a reality that continues to influence campaigns today. When parties are considering their candidates they ask: Who would look better on TV? Who comes across better? Who can debate better? This has been taken into the calculus." Larry Sabato, political analyst for the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia I you have any doubt over the wisdom of that statement, look to the collapse of Scott Walker due to his debate performance contrasted with the meteoric rise of Carly Fiorina and Doctor Ben Carson.
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