Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not October 22 History International Stuttering Awareness Dayt

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—October 22, 2015, 456 days to go in President Obama’s term. Trust your Thursday is proving to be a great one; as always I hope you enjoy Thursday’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video by Chuck Berry,  a relevant quote from James Earl Jones, looking forward to enjoying a bowl of your favorite nuts, 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. Wombat Day (Australia)—celebrated in Australia since 2007 to create awareness of those tiny marsupials that live in burrows that are native to Australia but sadly are endangered.

         2. International Stuttering Awareness Day—creating awareness of a speech impediment that affects millions of people around the globe—stuttering which is also known as stammering.
         3. 1972 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1972 on a
run of 2 weeks in that position My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry.  Here is a link to Chuck Berry performing My Ding-A-Ling:
         4.  National Nut Day—celebrating that tasty and healthy snack whether it consists of almonds, pistachios, walnuts, cashews, macadamias or lowly peanuts.
         5.  The Mouseketeer That Roared Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1942 of Annette Funicello, one of the leading Mouseketeers discovered by Walt Disney at the age of 12 who evolved from an innocent Mouseketeer into a pop singer and beach babe who starred in such movies as Beach Blanket Bingo.
On this day in:                                           
            a. 1784 Russia founded a colony on the island of Kodiak, Alaska.
            b. 1797 Andres-Jacques Gardiner made the first world’s parachute jump from his balloon floating over Paris from a height of 1000 meters.
            c. 1924 Toastmasters International was founded.
            d. 1966 The Supremes became the first all female group to have a Number 1 album (The Supremes A Go-Go).
            e. 1976 the FDA bans the use of Red Dye No.4 after discovering it causes cancer in the bladders of dogs. 
Reflections that stuttering does not have to be permanent: “Stuttering is painful. In Sunday school, I'd try to read my lessons, and the children behind me were falling on the floor with laughter.” James Earl Jones, one of the great American actors of all time who overcame his childhood stuttering through poetry and acting
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