Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For November 18, 2015 Push Button Phone Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—November 18, 2015, 429 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic term. Trust your Wednesday is off to a great start and you enjoyed yesterday a cheap taco or Popeyes two piece $1.49 chicken special; as always I hope you enjoy Wednesday’s  holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video  by Elton John, a relevant quote from George Bernard Shaw, looking forward to enjoying a bowl vichyssoise, 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. Push Button Phone Day—commemorating the introduction of the push button phone at the Seattle World’s Fair in 1962 and its subsequent commercial introduction to the public on this day in 1963.                                           
         2. World Geographic Information Systems Day—commemorating since 1999 to positive contributions to our social and economic fabric of GIS.
         3. 1997 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1997 on a  long run of fourteen weeks in that position Candle In The Wind by Elton John. Here is a link to Elton John performing Candle In The Wind:   
         4.  National Vichyssoise Day—celebrating a great way to enjoy potatoes but should be suffered not on the cold days of fall but rather the hot days of summer.
         5. Fewer Lawyers More Fair And Balanced—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1970 of a lawyer who practiced law for ten years and saw the light and is now one of the better TV journalists today Megyn Kelly.
On this day in:  
         a. 1903 the Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty giving the United States exclusive jurisdiction over the Panama Canal Zone.                                 
         b. 1926 George Bernard Shaw refused to accept money for the Nobel Prize for Literature.
         c. 1928 the first animated full length sound synchronized cartoon Steamboat Willie created by Walt Disney featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse was released.
         d. 1961 President John Kennedy sent 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam.                                  
         e. 1988 President Reagan signed into law legislation allowing for the death penalty of convicted drug traffickers.
Reflections on the Nobel Prize from one very talented recipient:  “I can forgive Alfred Nobel for inventing dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize.” George Bernard Shaw 
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