Monday, December 28, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For December 28, 2015 Holy Innocents Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—December 28, 2015, 389 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. Trust your Christmas Day was a great one and your Monday is off to a great start and you found the gift of peace under the Christmas Tree; as always, I hope you enjoy Monday’s  holidays and observances,  music links to the Bee Gees and John Legend, factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Jay Inslee, looking forward to enjoying a few chocolate candies, 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. Holy Innocents Day—commemorating the attempt of Herod the Great to kill the baby Jesus by killing all male babies in Palestine.                               
        2. Call A Friend Day—celebrating a concept that should be celebrated on a daily basis.
         3. 1977 Number One S ong—celebrating the number one song in 1977 on a run of three weeks in that position How Deep Is Your Love by the Bee Gees. Here is a link to the Bee Gees performing How Deep Is Your Love:
      4. National National Chocolate Candy Day—celebrating for chocoholics another excuse to sate on chocolate.
         5. The Legend Lives In Music—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1978 of nine time Grammy Winner John Legend, noted R&B singer. Here is a link John Legend performing his Academy Award winning song Glory from the movie Selma:
On this day in:  
         a. 1832 John Calhoun  became the first Vice President to resign. 
         b. 1895 Wilhelm Rontgen published a paper revealing the existence of a new
form of radiation which became known as X-rays.
         c. 1958 in the “Greatest Game Ever Played” the Baltimore Colts defeated the New York Giants in the NFL Championship Game in the first sudden death overtime by the score of 23-17.                                                            
         d. 1973 the Endangered Species Act was signed into law.
       e. 2000 U.S. retailer Montgomery Ward announced it was going out of business after 128 years of business.                                
Reflections on the Endangered Species Act: “What is a fish without a river? What is a bird without a tree to nest in? What is an Endangered Species Act without any enforcement mechanism to ensure their habitat is protected? It is nothing.” Jay Inslee, Democratic governor for Washington.  
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