Friday, October 30, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not October 30 History Mischief Night

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—October 30,, 2015, 448 days to go in President Obama’s term. Trust your Friday is proving to be great one; as always I hope you enjoy Friday’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video  by M,  a relevant quote from Nat Turner, looking forward to a serving of candy corn, 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 Orthopedic Nurses Day—celebrating the contributions of the true professionals that enable the two legged gods to persevere while performing their surgical miracles.                                                          
         2. Mischief Night—celebrating or bemoaning in certain parts but not all of the United State the dark side of Halloween the commission of pranks and minor vandalisms as opposed to treats that children like most about Halloween.
         3. 1979 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1979 on a brief run of one week in that position Pop Musik by M.  Here is a link to M performing Pop Musik:
         4.  National Candy Corn Day—celebrating that the undisputed king of the Halloween Trick or Treat bag to the tune of 15 million pounds purchased in the days leading up to Halloween.
         5. Queen for Life Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1939 of Grace Slick, noted female singer for the Jefferson Airplane and dubbed the Acid Queen for her psychedelic rock songs.
On this day in:                                           
         a. 1831 Nat Turner, an escaped slave and leader of the bloodiest slave rebellion in the United States was captured in Southampton County, Virginia. He was tried and hanged 12 days later.
         b. 1925 John Bogie Laird created Britain’s first television transmitter.                                   
         c. 1938 Orson Wells broadcast over the radio War of the Worlds creating panic among the audiences who listened to it and assumed the earth was being invaded by invaders from Mars.
         d. 1995 Quebec voters elected by a very narrow margin to remain a province of Canada.
         e. 2014 Sweden became the first nation in the European Union to recognize the state of Palestine.
Reflections from Nat Turner before his execution: “All my time not devoted to my master's service was spent either in prayer, or in making experiments in casting different things in moulds made of earth, in attempting to make paper, gunpowder, and many other experiments, that, although I could not perfect, yet convinced me of its practicability if I had the means.” Nat Turner
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