Friday, October 23, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not October 23 History National iPod Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—October 23, 2015, 455 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 Gladys Night and the Pips,  a relevant quote from Al-Waleed bin Talal, looking forward to enjoying a slice of Boston cream pie, 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 iPod Day—celebrating the introduction of the iPod by Apple on this day in 2001.                                                            
         2. National Canning Day—celebrating a lost art of the ability to being able to preserve the abundance of tomatoes in one’s garden or to take advantage of great prices of products at supermarkets.
         3. 1973 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1973 on a
run of 2 weeks in that position Midnight Train to Georgia by Gladys Night and the Pips.  Here is a link to Gladys Night and the Pips performing Midnight Train to Georgia:
         4.  National Boston Cream Pie Day—celebrating a cake misnamed as a pie with two layers of sponge cake over vanilla custard and glazed with chocolate.
         5.  Tonight Is The Path To Fame Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1925 of the iconic late night TV host of the Tonight Show, Johnny Carson who despite a lifetime of chain smoking lived to a ripe age of 75 years.
On this day in:                                           
            a. 1861 President Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus for cases involving military related crimes.
            b. 1911 in the Italo-Turkish War airplanes launched by Italy from Libya were first used, not to strafe or drop bombs but to observe Turkish troops.
            c. 1946 the UN General Assembly convened for the first time in an auditorium in Flushing, the Queens, New York City.
            d. 1973 in a precursor to the FBI seizing Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server 42 years later, Richard Nixon agreed to turn over the tape recordings made secretly in the Oval Office which led to the end of his presidency..
            e. 1983 283 Marines were killed by a suicide truck bomber who detonated his bomb next to the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. 
Reflections on iPod and innovation: “Well, clearly Apple is a role model of the American innovation whereby it produced all these products - iPod, iPhone, iPad - that are really now dominating all the technology arena in the world.” Al-Waleed bin Talal, noted Saudi business magnate and member of the Saudi royal family.
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