Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For November 17, 2015 International Students Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—November 17, 2015, 430 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic term. Trust your Tuesday is off to a great start and you will enjoy a cheap taco or Popeyes two piece $1.49 chicken special; as always I hope you enjoy Tuesday’s  holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video  by Blackstreet, a relevant quote from Gordon Lightfoot, looking forward to enjoying some of your homebread, 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 Students’ Day—commemorating the positive contributions of students around the world to the betterment of society and observed on the day  the Nazis in 1939 shut down Czech Universities and sent faculty and students to concentration camps.                                           
         2. World Prematurity Day—creating awareness of the complications of preterm births and the deaths too often arising from such births.
         3. 1996 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1996 on a  run of four weeks in that position No Diggity by Blackstreet. Here is a link to  Blackstreet performing No Diggity:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KL9mRus19o
         4.  National Homebread Day—celebrating a great way to enjoy bread, fresh from the oven without preservatives and custom baked to taste.
         5. Walk Lightly Sing With Passion—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1938 of the iconic Canadian pop singer Gordon Lightfoot.
On this day in:  
         a. 1800 the U.S. Congress held its first session in Washington, D.C.                                 
         b. 1869 the Suez Canal after 10 years of construction was opened to shipping.
         c. 1947 the Screen Actors Guild implemented an anti-communist loyalty oath.
         d. 1947 John Bardeen and William Brattain observed the characteristics of the transistor, the basic building block of the electronic revolution of the 20th Century.                                   
         e. 1973 President Nixon before 400 managing editors of the Associated Press indicated that “I am not a crook.”
         Reflections on mind reading: “If I could read your mind, what a tale your thoughts could tell. Just like a paperback novel, the kind that drugstores sell. Gordon Lightfoot   
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