Friday, October 23, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not October 24 History National Food Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—October 24, 2015, 454 days to go in President Obama’s term. Trust your Saturday is proving to be great start for the weekend and your weekend plans are set; as always I hope you enjoy Saturday’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest, music videos by Dionne Warwick and The Spinners and the Big Bopper,  a relevant quote from Dennis Healey, hoping that you do not have to endure a bologna sandwich, 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 Food Day—celebrated since 2011 to promote awareness of food issues such as sustainable agriculture, nutrition, hunger, and rights for food workers and food service workers.                                                            
         2. World Polio Day—celebrated to create awareness of polio and promote the dissemination of the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines, which efforts have reduced polio around the globe by 99%.
         3. 1974 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1974 on a
Brief run of 1 week in that position Then Came You by Dionne Warwick and The Spinners.  Here is a link to Dionne Warwick and The Spinners performing Then Came to You:
         4.  National Bologna Day—celebrating a sandwich meat product which is made from pork and came to the U.S. with Italian immigrants and which most adults have not had to endure since it appeared in their lunch pails at school.
         5.  Chantilly Lace Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1930 of J.P. Richardson aka Big Bopper who recorded Chantilly Lace and sadly died with Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly in a plane crash on February 3, 1959, “the day the music died.”
On this day in:                                           
            a. 1861 the first transcontinental telegraph line is completed in the  United States which led very quickly to the end of the 16 month old Pony Express.
            b. 1901 Annie Edison Taylor became the first person at the age of 63 to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel and survive the experience.                                                                 

            c. 1945 the United Nations was formed.
            d. 1992 the Toronto Blue Jays became the first baseball team located outside the United States to win the World Series.
            e. 2003 the Concorde made its last transatlantic flight, ending supersonic commercial flight. 
Reflections on the Concorde: “An aircraft which is used by wealthy people on their expense accounts, whose fares are subsidized by much poorer taxpayers.” Dennis Healey, British Labour Party
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