Monday, September 7, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 7 History Labor Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—September 7, 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 Monday’s holidays and observances,  factoids of interest, a music video  by Paul Anka, a relevant quote by Samuel Gompers, looking forward to enjoying a few slices of salami 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. Labor Day—commemorating the unofficial end of summer and  the American workers who sadly have seen their wages under Obama totally stagnate.                                2. Neither Snow Nor Rain Daycelebrating not the curse of a major drought affecting California but the opening on this day in 1914 of the U.S. Post Office building in New York City on the cornerstone of which was the this inscription-- "Neither snow nor rain not heat nor gloom of night,stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."                                                                                          
            3. 1974 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1974 on a run of three weeks in that position You’re Going To Have My Baby by Paul Anka and Odia Coates. Here is a link to Paul Anka and Odia Coates performing You’re Going To Have My Baby:
            4.  National Salami Daycelebrating a great tasty treat to enjoy during football games or with wine and cheese.                                                                                   
           5.  Good Golly Miss Molly Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1936 of Buddy Holly who sadly died way too soon in a plane crash on February 3, 1959 along with the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens.
On this day in:                                           
          a. 1776 Ezra Lee in a submarine the Turtle attempted the first submarine attack on the British ship the HMS Eagle.
          b. 1901 the Boxer Rebellion was ended with the Qing Dynasty signing the Boxer Resolution.    
          c. 1916 federal employees were covered with workers’ compensation protection.  
          d. 1963 the Football Hall of Fame opened in Canton, Ohio.
         e. 2012 Canada terminated its diplomatic relations with the number one sponsor of terror Iran.
Reflections on Labor Day: “"Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race, or nation." — Samuel Gompers, noted labor leader 
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