Saturday, October 31, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not October 31 History Halloween

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—October 31, 2015, 447 days to go in President Obama’s term. Trust your Halloween is proving to be great one and your favorite college teams will be victorious today; as always I hope you enjoy Saturday’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video  by Barbara Streisand,  a relevant quote from Rosecrans Baldwin, looking forward to handing out copious amounts of treats to the ghosts and goblins knocking on your door tonight, 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. World Savings Day—celebrating since 1924 the importance of savings, a habit which unfortunately many in this country are failing in meeting the need to put away sufficient dollars for retirement.                                                          
         2. Samhain—celebrating in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Mann the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the darker half of the season (winter).
         3. 1980 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1980 on a run of three week in that position Woman In Love by Barbara Streisand.  Here is a link to Barbara Streisand performing Woman In Love:
         4.  National Trick Or Treat For UNICEF Day—celebrated since 1950 by kids across the nation armed with UNICEF collection boxes to collect funds as opposed to only candy to aid UNICEF’s programs to better the lives of children around the world.
         5. Candy Is Always The Preferred Treat On Halloween Day—celebrating not the dentists’ annuity due to the huge amount of candy collected on this Halloween but the birthday on this day in 1950 of John Candy, a great comedian who was very overweight and who died way too early at the age of 43 of a heart attack.
On this day in:                                           
         a. 1913 the Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental highway starting in Times Square and ending in Lincoln Park San Francisco opened for traffic.
         b. 1941 Mt. Rushmore was completed after 14 years of work.                                   
         c. 1984 India Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two of her Sikh security guards which prompted riots throughout India in protest and the deaths of over 10,000 Sikhs.
         d. 2000 the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1325 calling for parties in any conflict to protect women’s rights and prevent gender based discrimination.
         e. 2011 in the Earth is becoming a much more crowded space the population of humans reached seven billion people.
Reflections on Halloween: “The great thing about candy is that it can't be spoiled by the adult world. Candy is innocent. And all Halloween candy pales next to candy corn, if only because candy corn used to appear, like the Great Pumpkin, solely on Halloween.” Rosecrans Baldwin, noted young American author and found of the online magazine, Morning News
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