Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not November 4 History National Common Sense Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—November 4, 2015, 442 days to go in President Obama’s term. Trust your Wednesday is off to a great start; as always I hope you enjoy Wednesday’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video  by Billy Ocean,  a relevant quote from Thomas Alva Edison, looking forward to avoiding too much candy, 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 Common Sense Day—promoting the need to utilize common sense as a tool to solve issues and problems and celebrated on this day which is the birthday of noted humorist Will Rogers noted for the observation that “Common sense ain’t that common.”                                                          
         2. National Eating Healthy Day—promoted by the American Health Association to change American’s eating habits to consume more fruits and vegetables and other food items needed to promote a healthy heart.
         3. 1984 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1984 on a run of three weeks in that position Caribbean Queen by Billy Ocean.  Here is a link to Billy Ocean performing Caribbean Queen:
         4.  National Candy Day—bemoaning the consumption of sugar laced candy but acknowledging the pervasiveness of the sugar tooth that rules most Americans especially chocoholics.
         5. Quiet Terminators Do, Not Shout —celebrating not another accomplishment of Arnold in his Terminator roles but the birthday on this day in 1975 of noted Australian chef Curtis Stone known as “The Quiet Terminator” and the star of Good Food Live.
On this day in:                                           
         a. 1847 Sir James Simpson discovered the properties of the anesthetic chloroform.
         b. 1922 the archaeologist Howard Carter uncovered the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen in the Valley of Kings, Egypt.                                  
         c. 1960 at the Kasakella Chimpanzee Community in Tanzania, Jane Goodell observed chimpanzees building tools, the first example of nonhumans engaged in that activity.
         d. 1979 a mob of Iranians mostly students overran the U.S. Embassy and held 53 Americans hostage for 444 days contributing to the defeat of Jimmy Carter.
         e. 1995 Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by an extremist Israeli.
Reflections on how to succeed in life from one of the great inventors of all times:  “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.” Thomas A. Edison    
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