Sunday, January 3, 2016

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For January 3, 2016 North To The Future Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 3, 2016, 383 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. Trust you enjoyed watching the Rose Bowl Parade and especially enjoyed watching Stanford destroy Iowa and watch the artistry of the man who should have won the Heisman, Christian McCaffrey, and the second day of 2016 is off to a great start with all your  New Year’s Resolutions still being observed; as always, I hope you enjoy Sunday’s holidays and observances,  a music link to Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney, factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Alexis de Tocqueville, looking forward to enjoying a few chocolate covered cherries, 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 Write To Congress Day--celebrating the time honored tradition of writing your Congressman and the myth that he or she reads the message and acts on it even if the sender is not a lobbyist or major contributor.                            
        2. North To The Future Day—celebrating the admission of Alaska as the 49th State on this day in 1959.
         3. 1984 Number One S ong—celebrating the number one song in 1984 on a run of six weeks in that position Say, Say, Say by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney. Here is a link to Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney performing Say, Say, Say:
        4. National Chocolate Covered Cherries Puff Day—celebrating one of the better temptations to enjoy one’s chocolate cravings.
          5.  Reading Is A Great Hobbit—commemorating not a spelling typo, but the birthday on this day in 1892 of J.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
On this day in:  
           a. 1870 construction began on the Brooklyn Bridge.
           b. 1888 the telescope at Lick Observatory on the summit of Mount
Hamilton near San Jose with a diameter of 91 cms, the largest in the world at that time was first used.   
  c. 1938 The March of Dimes was founded by President Roosevelt.                                                            
           d. 1947 the proceedings of the U.S. Congress were televised for the first time.
           e. 1977 Apple Corporation was incorporated.                              
Reflections on Congress from a noted 19th Century French political observer: “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.” Alexis de Tocqueville Astute observation but he could not have foreseen the influence that large donors and lobbyists would have on Congress.
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