Thursday, September 3, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 3 History Merchant Marine Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—September 3, 2015 Trust your Thursday is off to a great air conditioned start looking forward to a day of lower volatility in the stock market if you are an investor and as always I hope you enjoy Thursday’s  holidays and observances,  factoids of interest, a music video  by Edwin Strong, a relevant quote by Pierre Omidyar, looking forward to enjoying some Welsh Rarebit, 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. Merchant Marine Day (U.K and Canada)commemorating the sacrifices of the English and Canadian sailors in the Merchant Marine during WW II.                       
         2. National Skyscraper Day—celebrating that unique building style that blots out the Sun and maximizes the ratio of useable floor space to footprint; consistent with America’s continuing decline, of the ten tallest buildings in the world today, only one is in the United States.                                                                                         
         3. 1970 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1970 on a run of three weeks in that position War by Edwin Strong. Here is a link to Edwin Strong performing War:
         4. National Welsh Rarebit Day—celebrating another great pub snack—toast coated with melted cheese.  
       5. Anger Not Managed In Reality Is A Meltdown In A Script Daycelebrating or bemoaning the birthday on this day in 1965 of Charlie Sheen whose tirades and alcohol and drug abuse cased his firing from Two and a Half Men TV series; Sheen was able to land a leading role on Anger Management at $1.8 million an episode.
On this day in:                                           
         a. 1783 the American Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Trust between the U.S. and Great Britain.
       b. 1951 on CBS TV, the first episode of America’s first soap opera series Search for Tomorrow aired.  
        c. 1964 Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act of 1964 aimed at preserving wilderness areas from development.
      d. 1995 Iranian-American Pierre Omidyar founded eBay in the living room of his house in Campbell, Ca.
       e. 2013 Microsoft purchased Nokia for $7.2 Billion.
Reflections on passion: “I was just pursuing what I enjoyed doing. I mean, I was pursuing my passion. I've got a passion for solving a problem that I think I can solve in a new way. And that maybe it helps that nobody has done it before as well. Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay.
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