Thursday, October 29, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not October 29 History National Cat Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—October 29, 2015, 449 days to go in President Obama’s term. Trust your Thursday is proving to be great one with fresh cat liter in your pet’s kitty box; as always I hope you enjoy Thursday’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video  by Anne Murray,  a relevant quote from Peter Drucker, looking forward to a serving of oatmeal, 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 Internet Day—celebrating the momentous occasion when on this day in 1969, Charley Kline, a student at UCLA transmitted from his computer to another computer located at the Stanford Research Institute the first electronic message over the internet.                                                           
         2. National Cat Day—celebrating those independent felines domesticated over 12,000 years ago and indispensable to control rats and mice that are found in over a third of households in the U.S. today.
         3. 1978 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1978 on a brief
run of one week in that position You Needed Me by Anne Murray.  Here is a link to Anne Murray performing You Needed Me:
         4.  National Oatmeal Day—celebrating that great way to start your day, especially when topped with fruit.
         5. Great Land, Great Canvass Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1942 of the iconic American painter Bob Ross and former host of the Joy of Painting who spent 20 years in the U.S. Air Force before becoming a painter and was fortunate enough to be stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base outside of Fairbanks and was exposed to the Alaskan landscape which became a recurring theme of his artistic style. Sadly, his brush was taken away from him at the age of 52 due to lymphoma.
On this day in:                                           
         a. 1863 18 nations meet in Geneva to form the International Red Cross
         b. 1921 Harvard University suffered an upset in football by Centre College 6-0, ending its 25 game winning streak.                                          
         c. 1960 Cassius Clay won his first professional fight and shortly thereafter changed his name to Muhammad Ali.
         d. 1971 guitarist Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident near Macon, Georgia.
         e. 2012 Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast killing 286 and causing $70 billion in property damage.
Reflections on the internet first used on this day in 1969: “The new information technology... Internet and e-mail... have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.” Peter Drucker, noted author and business professor
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