Monday, November 2, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not November 2 History All Souls Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—November 2, 2015, 444 days to go in President Obama’s term. Trust your Monday is off to a great start and your favorite pro football teams were  victorious; as always I hope you enjoy Monday’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video  by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes,  a relevant quote from Howard Hughes, looking forward to enjoying a plate of deviled eggs, 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. All Souls Day—observed by Christians to commemorate the souls who have departed.                                                          
         2. Plan Your Epitaph Day—promoting the proposition that a forgettable grave stone is a fate worse than death—e.g. on memorable is the epitaph to Sir William Strange, a lawyer. “Here lies an honest lawyer and that is Strange.”
         3. 1982 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1982 on a run of three weeks in that position Up Where We Belong by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes.  Here is a link to Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes performing  Up Where We Belong:
         4.  National Deviled Eggs Day—celebrating a great to enhance a hardboiled egg.
         5. Be A Walker Not A Runner Day —celebrating the birthday on this day in 1967 that noted walker, Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin, who in his heart of hearts is probably happy as a clam that he is no longer running for President of the United States.
On this day in:                                           
         a. 1898 cheerleading is introduced to football fans at the University of Minnesota with the nation’s first cheerleader Johnny Campbell leading the fans to root for the Golden Gophers.
         b. 1920 KDKA in Pittsburgh, the first commercial radio station in the U.S. began broadcasting.                                   
         c. 1947 Howard Hughes made the first and only flight of the “Spruce Goose”, the largest fixed wing airplane ever built.
         d. 1959 in a black day for integrity, Charles Van Doren who had won over $100,000 on the quiz show Twenty One testified before Congress that he had received the right answers to quiz questions.
         e. 2000 the first resident crew for the International Space Station arrived on their Soyuz TM-31 spacecraft.
Reflections on the Spruce Goose: “I put the blood of my life into this thing. I have my reputation rolled up in it, and I have stated that if it was a failure I probably will leave this country and never come back, and I mean it.” Howard Hughes, noted aviator and industrialist who became very reclusive in the later years of his life.     
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