Sunday, September 6, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 6 History Read A Book Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—September 6, 2015 Trust your Labor Day Weekend is off to a great start with your favorite college teams having won their games and as always I hope you enjoy Sunday’s holidays and observances,  factoids of interest, a music video  by Marvin Gaye, a relevant quote by Princess Diana, looking forward to enjoying a bowl of coffee ice cream while watching professional 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 Pregnancy And Infant Loss Remembrance Day—commemorating the sad and tragic event no expectant mother should ever have to endure—the loss of pregnancy due to miscarriage or the loss of a newborn child due to stillbirth or death. At 7:00 p.m. the day is observed by the lighting of a single candle in homes.                
         2. Read A Book Day—celebrating a great way to relax at the park or beach—curled up with a great book.                                                                                         
         3. 1973 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1973 on a run of two weeks in that position Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye. Here is a link to Marvin Gaye performing Let’s Get It On:
         4.  National Coffee Ice Cream Daycelebrating a great way to beat the heat.
         5.  A Bridge Too Far Day—celebrating not Cornelius Ryan’s great book on the disaster at Arnhem in World War II but rather the birthday on this day in 1962 of Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey whose presidential aspirations may have been mortally wounded by a scandal known as Bridgegate.
On this day in:                                           
          a. 1522 the Victoria the only surviving ship in Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition arrived back in Spain, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the globe 836 Sam Houston was elected the first president of the Republic of Texas.
         b. 1803 the British scientist John Dalton began the creation of the periodic table for the elements.    
          c. 1916 Piggly Wiggly, the first self service grocery store was opened in Memphis, Tennessee by Clarence Saunders.
         d. 1995 Cal Ripken, Jr. played his 2,131 consecutive baseball game, breaking a record held by Lou Gehrig that had stood for 56 years. Although in sports records are made to be broken, Cal Ripken, Jr. extended his consecutive game streak to 2,632 games.
         e. 1997 the funeral of Dianna Princess of Wales was televised and watched by 2.5 billion people around the globe.
Reflections on the need for love: “I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that.” Princess Diana
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