Thursday, October 1, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Not October 2 History National Smile Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—October 2, 2015 Trust your Friday is proving to be a great one with plans for a great on set and as always I hope you enjoy Friday’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest,  music videos by Les Paul and Mary Ford and Don McLean,  a relevant quote by Denis Waitley, looking forward to enjoying some fried scallops, 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 Non-Violence—created by the UN General Assembly and celebrated since 2007 on the birthday of Gandhi to promote nonviolence as a means to solve international and domestic disputes.
           2. National Smile Day—established by commercial artist Harvey Ball, the creator of the first Smiley Face in 1963 who tried to improve the world “one smile at a time.” 
           3. 1953 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1953 on a long run of 11 weeks in that position Vaya Con Dios by Les Paul and Mary Ford.  Here is a link to Les Paul’s and Mary Ford’s recording of Vaya Con Dios:
           4.  National Fried Scallops Day—celebrating that incredibly tasty mollusk.
           5.  Chevy To The Levee Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1945 of Don McLean the singer who recorded that iconic song Bye, Bye Miss American Pie: .Here is a video to his performance of Bye, Bye Miss American Pie:
On this day in:                                           
            a. 1899 Nicholas Creede struck it rich by discovering silver in Colorado near the town that now bears his name.
            b. 1919 President Woodrow Wilson suffered a massive stroke, rendering him partially paralyzed.      
            c. 1950 the comic strip Peanuts was first published by Charles M. Schultz. 
            d. 1980 Democratic Congressman Michael Myers became the first Congressman to be expelled from Congress since the Civil War for accepting a bribe of $50,000 caught on tape.
            e. 2002 Allen Muhammad and Lee Malmo commenced a three week period of terror, known as the Beltway Sniper Shootings in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C  by shooting 13 people, ten of which died.
Reflections on smiles and why the day should be celebrated daily: A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.” Denis Waitley Noted American author and motivational speaker
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