Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not November 3 History National Housewife Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—November 3, 2015, 443 days to go in President Obama’s term. Trust your Tuesday is off to a great start; as always I hope you enjoy Tuesday’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video  by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers,  a relevant quote from Michael Kimmelman, looking forward to enjoying a sandwich with the bread and filing of your choice, 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. National Housewife Day—promoting appreciation for the housewife or houseman in one’s life whose job is much closer to 24/7 than someone working nine to five outside the house.                                                          
         2. National Cliché Day—don’t get out of the bed on the wrong side or fail to leave any stone unturned to find the right cliché today.
         3. 1983 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1983 on a run of two weeks in that position Islands In The Stream by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.  Here is a link to Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers performing  Islands In The Stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lixDK_tMEhE
         4.  National Sandwich Day—celebrating from chicken to egg salad to hamburgers to tuna salad to all varieties in between of a typical lunch whether on the go, at one’s desk or sitting down in a restaurant. The day November 3 was chosen to mark the birthday of John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich on this day in 1718, who instructed his servants to place slices of meat between two slices of bread so he could continue gambling.
         5. Who Needs A Sheepskin Day —celebrating the birthday on this day in 1962 of noted Microsoft developer Gabe Newell who dropped out of Harvard University and founded Valve Corporation, an interactive video game company which has made him a billionaire.
On this day in:                                           
         a. 1911 Chevrolet entered the U.S. auto market to compete with the Ford Model T.
         b. 1954 the first Godzilla film made in Japan was released.                                  
         c. 1957 Sputnik II carrying the first animal into space, a dog Laika; sadly since satellites were unable to deorbit and return, Laika became the first casualty of space exploration.
         d. 1964 residents of Washington, D.C. were able to vote in presidential elections for the first time.
         e. 2014 One World Trade Center a little over 13 years after its destruction on 9/11 was opened.
Reflections on One World Trade Center: “It abruptly stops at 1,368 feet, the height of the former twin towers, achieving its symbolic target number—1,776 feet—by virtue of a skinny antenna. Counting the antenna is like counting relish at a hot dog eating contest.” Noted architecture critic for The New York Times Michael Kimmelmann     
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