Monday, December 7, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For December 7, 2015 Perarl Harbor Rembrance Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—December 7, 2015, 409 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic term. Trust your Monday is off to a great start and your weekend was a great one although even winning the PAC 12 did not put Stanford into the college playoffs; as always, I hope you enjoy Monday’s  holidays and observances,  a link to  Bobby Darrin singing Mack The Knife, factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Harry Chapin, looking forward to enjoying some cotton 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. Pearl Harbor Rembrance Day—commemorating that day of infamy in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor killing over 2,000 Americans, a toll not surpassed again until the attacks of 9/11.                             
    2. International Civil Aviation Day—celebrated by the UN since 1996 to commemorate the importance of civil aviation to travel and commerce.
         3. 1959 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1959 on a long run of nine weeks in that position Mack The Knife by Bobby Darrin. Here is a link to Bobby Darrin performing  Mack The Knife:
         4. National Cotton Candy Day—celebrating another great way to get one’s sugar although one would think this is more of a summer time treat usually enjoyed at a county fair.
         5. Taxis Will Never Be Complete Lost To Uber—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1942 of an iconic pop singer and humanitarian Harry Chapin who gave us such songs as Taxi and Cat’s In The Cradle who died way too early in a traffic accident after suffering a heart attack at the age of 38.
On this day in:  
         a. 1787 Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution.
         b. 1963 to the joy of arm chair referees, instant replay made its debut during the live broadcast of the Army/Navy game.
         c. 1972 Apollo 17 the last mission to the Moon was launched; the crew took the iconic photo of Earth while enroute to the Moon which became known as the Blue Marble:

         d. 1987 Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771 crashed near Paso Robles after a disgruntled ex-employee shot his former boss then killed both pilots before turning the gun on himself, leaving the remaining passengers a few minutes of terror before the plane crashed and killed all on board.          
         e. 1988 in a what took you so long moment, Yasser Arafat recognized the right of Israel to exist.                                   
Reflections on what a single man can do to improve the quality of life of all:
Oh if a man tried
To take his time on Earth
And prove before he died
What one man's life could be worth
I wonder what would happen
to this world Harry Chapin’s epitaph  
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