Sunday, November 8, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For November 7, 2015 Book Lovers' Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—November 7, 2015, 440 days to go in President Obama’s term. Trust your Saturday is off to a great start and your weekend plans, including time allocated to watch college football this Saturday, are set; as always I hope you enjoy Saturday’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video  by Tiffany,  a relevant quote from Christopher Morley, looking forward to enjoying some bittersweet chocolate with almonds, 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. Book Lovers’ Day—commemorating all those bibliophiles whether they read in the old fashion way with hardcover or paper or the 21st Century with a Nook or Kindle; before the games start, time to enjoy a little reading.                                     
         2. National Wine Tasting Day/National Wine Tourism Day—celebrating a great combo holiday-touring the great vineyards such as Napa Valley with the joy of wine tasting.
         3. 1987 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1987 on a run of two weeks in that position I Think We’re Alone Now by Tiffany.  Here is a link to Tiffany performing I Think We’re Alone Now:
         4.  National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day—celebrating the tasty treat for chocoholics with a dose of protein to merit another piece without diet guilt.
         5. Radiating Women Daycelebrating not all those glamorous and attractive women we see on the screen but rather the birthday on this day in 1867 of Madame Curie who discovered two radioactive elements radium and polonium and won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903 and later won a Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
On this day in:                                           
         a. 1665 The London Gazette, the longest continuously publishing official journal of record published its first issue.
         b. 1874 Thomas Nast’s cartoon in Harper’s Weekly portraying the Republican Party as an elephant was published.                                  
         c. 1916 Jeannette Rankin from Montana became the first woman to be elected to the United States House of Representatives and has the distinction of voting against a declaration of war against Germany I and after being returned to the House after a 22 year absence in 1940 was the only member of the House to vote against a declaration of war against Japan.
         d. 1994 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill the student radio station WXYC aired the first internet radio broadcast.
         e. 2000 the DEA discovered the largest LSD lab in the U.S. in a converted ICBM silo in Wamego, Kansas.
Reflections on why bibliophiles are keys to our society: “When you sell a man a book you don’t sell him just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there’s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book I mean.”― Christopher Morley, Parnassus on Wheels  
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