Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For November 24, 2015 D.B. Cooper Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—November 24, 2015, 423 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic term. Trust your Taco Tuesday is off to a great start and your Thanksgiving plans are all set; as always I hope you enjoy Tuesday’s  holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video  by Frankie Laine, a relevant quote from Seth MacFarlane, looking forward to enjoying a plate or sardines, 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. Evolution Day—an unofficial observance commemorating the initial publication of On The Origin Of The Species by Charles Darwin on this day in 1859.                                    
         2. D.B. Cooper Day—commemorating one of the most brazen skyjacking in American history—the sky jacking by D.B. Cooper on this day in 1971 of a Northwest Orient Airlines flight from Portland to Seattle which he allowed to land and after receiving 200,000 dollars allowed it to take off after releasing the passengers; he parachuted from the rear ramp and he or his body has never been found.
         3. 1949 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1949 on a run of six weeks in that position Mule Train by Frankie Laine. Here is a link to a Frankie Laine recording of Mule Train:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrludWIux8M
         4. National Sardine Day—celebrating that cheap source of protein.
         5. I Should Have Been The Star—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1941 not the birthday of Marlin Brando and his famous line from On The Waterfront but rather the birthday of Peter Best, the original drummer with the Beatles who left after two years before Beatlemania and was replaced by Ringo Starr.
On this day in:  
         a. 1835 Texas created the horse mounted police force known as the Texas Rangers.                                 
         b. 1917 nine members of the Milwaukee Police Department were killed by a bomb, largest number of police deaths in a single event in U.S. history until the attack on the World Trade Center on 911.
         c. 1932 the FBI Crime Lab was opened for business.
         d. 1963 in the first live televised murder, Lee Harvey Oswald the alleged shooter of President Kennedy was shot in the Dallas police station by Jack Ruby.                                  
         e. 1973 in response to the oil embargo by OPEC Germany imposed a speed limit on the autobahn which lasted for four months.
© November 24, 2015, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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