Saturday, September 5, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 5 History International Day Of Charity

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—September 5, 2015 Trust your Labor Day Weekend is off to a great start with your favorite college teams winning their games and as always I hope you enjoy Saturday’s holidays and observances,  factoids of interest, a music video  by Gilbert O’Sullivan, a relevant quote by John Holmes, looking forward to sharing a pizza while watching college football, 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 Charitycreated by the UN General Assembly in 2012 to encourage and promote charity and philanthropic activities around the globe.                       
         2. World Beard  Day—celebrating that facial hair appearance that many women detest  but often derigeur in the Arab world.                                                                          3. 1972 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1972 on a run of  six weeks in that position Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O’Sullivan. Here is a link to Gibert O’Sullivan performing Alone Again (Naturally):
          4.  National Cheese Pizza  Day—celebrating that most popular of all meals, pizza whether just basic with cheese or topped with all manner of toppings.                                                                                         
         5. A Great Day Vice—celebrating not the enjoyment of sinful activities but the birthday on this in 1984 of model Jessina Vice, who among other talents is a radio talk show host of the Vice City.
On this day in:                                           
          a. 1836 Sam Houston was elected the first president of the Republic of Texas.
          b. 1882 the first Labor Day Parade was held in New York City.    
          c. 1906 the first legal forward pass was thrown by Bradbury Robinson of St. Louis University to his teammate Jack Schneider in a 22-0 win over Carroll College.
       d. 1975 Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme failed in her attempt to assassinate President Gerald Ford.
       e. 1978 at Camp David, Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat commenced peace negotiations.
Reflections on charity: “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” John Holmes
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