Sunday, October 4, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not October 4 History World Animal Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—October 4, 2015 Trust your Sunday is proving to be a great one  and as always I hope you enjoy Sunday’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video by The Four Aces,  a relevant quote from NBC Radio, looking forward to enjoying several tacos, 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. Beginning Of World Space Week—created by UN General Assembly on December 9, 1999 to celebrate the contributions of space exploration to the economies and well being of the world.
          2. World Animal Day—created in 1931 at a meeting of ecologists in Florence, Italy to promote awareness of actions needed to protect endangered species and to advocate animal welfare and rights. 
           3. 1955 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1955 on a run of 2 weeks in that position Love Is A Many Splendored Thing by The Four Aces.  Here is a link to The Four Aces performing Love Is A Many Splendored Thing:
          4.  National Taco Day/ National Vodka Day—celebrating a great Mexican dish although one would think that the libration to celebrate if alcohol if enjoying some tacos would be tequila.
           5.  Honor Marriage Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1923 of iconic film legend Charlton Heston who unlike many Hollywood celebrities was a conservative and remained married to his wife for 64 years right to the day of his death at age 84.
On this day in:                                           
            a. 1883 the first Orient Express left Paris for Constantinople.
            b. 1927 Gutzon Borglum began sculpting Mount Rushmore which was completed in October, 1941 by his son following his father’s death.      
            c. 1957 in a historic event, Russia launched Sputnik I the first manmade object to orbit the Earth. 
            d. 1985 the Free Software Foundation was founded by Richard Stallman.
            e. 1988 TV evangelist Jim Bakker was indicted for fraud resulting in conviction and being incarcerated in a federal prison for 5 years.
Reflections on the Red Moon over the Earth: “Listen now for the sound that forever separates the old from the new” NBC radio announcer introducing a recording of the “chirp, chirp, chirp…” being transmitted to Earth by Sputnik I.
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