Sunday, October 11, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not October 11 History National Coming Out Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—October 11, 2015 Trust your Sunday has been off to a good start and if in Southern California you have found ways to beat the heat; as always I hope you enjoy Sunday’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video by The Four Seasons,  a relevant quote from Eleanor Roosevelt, looking forward to enjoying a large sausage pizza with friends, 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. National Coming Out Day—creating since 1988 the need for acceptance of those who practice and adhere to a gay and lesbian life style.
          2. National Food Truck Day—celebrating the caloric freedom of those in the workplace who are not blessed with a cafeteria or the luxury of a long lunch hour and without the food trucks bringing meals on wheels would be without unless eating out of a lunch pail or paper bag. 
          3. 1962 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1962 on a  run of 5 weeks in that position Sherry by The Four Seasons.  Here is a link to The Four Seasons performing Sherry:
          4.  National Sausage Pizza Day—celebrating another great way to get sausage into your diet.
          5.  Hard To Keep A Good First Lady Down—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1884 of Eleanor Roosevelt who survived her husband Franklin by 17 years and if you believe Hillary, was communicating after her death with her.
On this day in:                                           
            a. 1906 in a discriminatory mode, the school board of San Francisco required students of Japanese descent to be taught it segregated classrooms.
            b. 1929 J.C. Penny opened a store in Delaware to become a retailer with stores in all 48 states.
            c. 1972 an antiwar riot led by African-American sailors occurred of the coast of South Vietnam during Operation Linebacker which ultimately brought the North Vietnamese to the negotiating table in Paris for real.
            d. 1975 the iconic show Saturday Night Live premiered on NBC.
            e. 1984 Kathryn Sullivan on the Space Shuttle Challenger  became the first American female to accomplish a space walk while in orbit.
Reflections on women from an admired former First Lady:  “A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” Eleanor Roosevelt
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