Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 30 History International Translation Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—September 30, 2015 Trust your Hump Day is proving to be a great one and as always I hope you enjoy Wednesday’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video by Tony Bennett,  a relevant quote by Lydia Davis, looking forward to enjoying some hot mulled cider, 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 Blasphemy Day—celebrating the acts of criticizing religion and protesting laws against blasphemy—definitely not an observance to be taken lightly in Muslim countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia where blasphemy carries with it flogging or death.
           2. International Translation Day—celebrating the work of translators who make the globe a much smaller place by enabling people to communicate with each other. 
           3. 1951 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1951 on a long run of 8 weeks in that position Because Of You by Tony Bennett.  Here is a link to Tony Bennett performing Because Of You:
           4.  National Hot Mulled Cider Day—celebrating with or without alcohol which is a perfect beverage if the fall temperatures would start to fall.
           5.  Run Wild And You Pay The Piper—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1952 of British child actor Jack Wild who unfortunately started smoking at 12 and destroyed his career due to his alcoholism. He died way too early at the age of 52 from mouth cancer.
On this day in:                                           
            a. 1791 Mozart’s last opera The Magic Flute debuted at the Freihaus-
Theater auf der Wieden at Vienna.
            b.  1882  Thomas Edison’s first commercial hydroelectric power plant commenced operations on the Fox River near Appleton, Wisconsin.              
            c. 1935 one of the great engineering marvels, the Hoover Dam, was dedicated. 
            d. 1938 the League of Nations unanimously outlawed the bombing of civilian populations; sadly all participants did not follow the ban during World War II resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians.
            e. 1955 James Dean died in an auto crash, ending a promising movie career.
Reflections on translation: Often, the idea that there can be a wide range of translations of one text doesn't occur to people - or that a translation could be bad, very bad, and unfaithful to the original.” Lydia Davis, noted American author, essayist and translator. C’est vrai, c’est vrai.
Please enjoy the 140 character poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and join 162 growing followers and please follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day In History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance. Go to Rhymes On The Newsworthy Times for comments on important and breaking news events that should be of interest. Ridley's Believe It Or Not Rhymes On The Newsworthy Times 
© September 30, 2015, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
Alaskanpoet for Hire, Poems to Admire
Poet Extraordinaire Beyond Compare

Rhymes for All the Memorable Times
The Perfect Gift, All Recipients to Receive a Lasting Lift 

No comments:

Post a Comment