Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 8 History International Literacy Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—September 8, 2015 Trust your Labor Day Weekend was outstanding and as always I hope you enjoy Tuesday’s holidays and observances,  factoids of interest, a music video  by Eric Clapton, a relevant quote by Strickland Gillean, looking forward to enjoying a few slices of banana nut bread, 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 Literacy Day—commemorating a UNESCO observance promulgated in 1965 to create awareness of the fact that almost a billion people on this planet lack basic literacy skills and obviously could not have celebrated Sunday’s holiday of National Read a Book Day.                        
           2. World Physical Therapy Daycelebrating one of the great professions on the planet that helps people recover aspects of life.                                                                         3. 1974 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1974 on a brief run of one week in that position and perhaps a chilling precursor to the war on cops I Shot The Sheriff by Eric Clapton. Here is a link to Eric Clapton performing I Shot The Sheriff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRgcwT9X2J8
            4.  National Date Nut Bread Daycelebrating a great tasty treat tasty slice of bread that relegates Wonder Bread to the trash can.                                                                 5.  Falling To Pieces Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1932 of the first woman to be admitted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Patsy Cline, who died way too early like Buddy Holly whose birthday I noted yesterday in a plane crash at the age of 30. 
On this day in:                                           
            a. 1504 Michelangelo’s David was unveiled at the Piazza della Signoria in Florence.
            b. 1892 the Pledge of Allegiance was first recited.    
            c. 1923 in a real oops navigation moment, nine U.S. destroyers ran aground at Honda Point California near Santa Barbara, killing 23 sailors and sinking seven of the destroyers.  
            d. 1930 3M began marketing Scotch tape to the joy of anyone trying to wrap a gift.
          e. 1988 Yellowstone National Park was closed for the first time in its history due to forest fires.
Reflections on Literacy Day: “You may have tangible wealth untold; caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be. I had a mother who read to me.” Strickland Gillean, noted 20th Century American humorist and poet
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 www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com 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. www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com Ridley's Believe It Or Not Rhymes On The Newsworthy Times 
© September 8, 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