Thursday, November 12, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For November 12 History World Pneumonia Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—November 12, 2015, 435 days to go in President Obama’s term. Trust your Thursday is off to a great start; as always I hope you enjoy Thursday’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video  by The Heights,  a relevant quote from Rose George, looking forward to enjoying a bowl of chicken soup, 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 Pneumonia Day—creating awareness of a disease that is the number one killer of children around the world and promoting efforts to treat it.                                              
         2. World Usability Day—promoting the rights of consumers to have access to products and services that work and are useable.
         3. 1992 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1992 on a run of two weeks in that position How Do You Talk To An Angel by The Heights. Here is a link to The Heights performing How Do You Talk To An Angel:
         4.  National Chicken Soup For The Soul Day—celebrating as the flu season has arrived with a vengeance that timeless remedy to fight illness—chicken soup.
         5.  You Do Not Have To Be Bo To Be A Ten—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1961 of Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci who was the first woman to receive a 10 in the 1976 Montreal Olympics in the uneven bars who went on to win five gold medals in the 1976 and 1980 Olympics.
On this day in:                                           
         a. 1859 Jules Leotard performed the first flying trapeze act at a circus in Paris, wearing a custom designed suit that now bears his name.
         b. 1936 the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge opened to traffic.
         c. 1979 in a feckless response to Iran’s seizure of the American Embassy in Tehran, President Carter prohibited the import of oil from Iran.                                  
         d. 1968 in the case of Epperson v. Arkansas the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Arkansas’ law banning the teaching of evolution was unconstitutional.
         e. 1990 Tim Berners-Lee published a formal proposal for the creation of the World Wide Web.
      Reflections on pneumonia: “His death certificate says he died first of pneumonia and secondly of Alzheimer's disease. They could have listed another cause of death: a refusal to properly care for dementia sufferers, even when they are violent, and an equal inability to care for their careers. My dad died of dementia, but also because dying was the easiest way to treat him.” Rose George, noted British writer and journalist.  
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