Monday, November 30, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not for November 30, 2015 Cyber Monday

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—November 30, 2015, 417 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic term. Trust you survived and enjoyed the exciting games on Saturday especially Stanford’s last second win over Notre Dame; as always I hope you enjoy Monday’s  holidays and observances, a link to The Chordettes singing Mister Sandman, factoids of interest, a relevant quote from the Alaskanpoet, looking forward to enjoying a large mousse, 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. Cyber Monday—just when you thought you could take a breather on the assault on your credit cards today is the major online shopping day with plenty of promotions to entice your spending.                                     
         2. Cities For Life Day—celebrating the growing trend around the world to ban the death penalty first started in November 30, 1786 when the city state of Tuscany became the first nation to ban the death penalty.
         3. 1954 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1954 on a run of seven weeks in that position Mister Sandman by The Chordettes. Here is a link to The Chordettes recording Mister Sandman:
         4. National Mousse Day—celebrating another really great tasting way to end a meal.  
         5. 10,000 Angels Not Enough—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1975 of Mindy McCready, noted platinum country singer best known for her album 10,000 Angels who sadly suffered from addiction and committed suicide at the age of 37.
On this day in:  
         a. 1487  The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot), was promulgated by Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria stating beer should be brewed from only three ingredients – water, malt and hops
         b. 1924 the first transatlantic photo facsimile was sent by radio from London to New York City.
         c. 1939 in a David versus Goliath moment the Soviet Union invaded Finland and bombed Helsinki starting a war Stalin thought would be over in less than three weeks. That was a great miscalculation on his part as the Finns inflicted over 350,000 casualties and fought bravely and skillfully until a peace treaty was signed in March of 1940.
         d. 1974 the most complete early human skeleton named after a Beatles song (Lucy, Australopithecus) was discovered by Donald Johanson, Maurice Taieb, Yves Coppens and Tim White in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia's Afar Depression.       
         e. 2015 with Paris still on edge after the radical Islamic attacks that murdered 130 innocents the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change opened.                                 
Reflections on Christmas shopping: “I hope the injuries suffered in the brawls in the malls on Black Friday were not so serious that you cannot click a mouse on Cyber Monday.”Alaskanpoet
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