Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For January 13, 2016 Make Your Dreams Come True Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 13, 2016, 373 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. Trust you endured his State of Delusion Speech last night secure in his assurance that ISIS does not pose a significant threat to this nation and its citizens and better yet your Wednesday is off to a great start with all or a majority of your  New Year’s Resolutions still being observed; as always, I hope you enjoy Wednesday’s holidays and observances,  music links to the Everly Brothers and Mariah Carey; factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Eleanor Roosevelt, looking forward to enjoying some peach Melba, 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. Make Your Dream Come True Day—commemorating an observance that should be celebrated every day not just once a year by taking steps to accomplish one’s dream instead of just dreaming as the noted song by the Everly Brothers indicates one can do:                              
2. Rubber Ducky Day—commemorating and scrapping the bottom of the holiday barrel that ultimate bath toy popularized by Jim Henson singing the song “Rubber Duckie.”  
3. 1994 Number One S ong—celebrating the number one song in 1994 on a run of four weeks in that position Hero by Mariah Carey. Here is a link to Mariah Carey performing  Hero:
4. National Peach Melba Day—celebrating a classic desert of peaches, ice cream, raspberries and sauce created in 1892 in honor of opera singer Nellie Melba.
5. Dyslexia Can Be Overcome—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1966 of noted TV actor Patrick Dempsey who overcame dyslexia by memorizing his lines before auditioning for parts.
On this day in:  
a. 1842 Doctor William Brydon staggered into a British garrison as the sole survivor of a British army of 4,500 with 12,000 camp followers that had tried to break out from Kabul, Afghanistan but were slaughtered to the last man and women by the Afghans.
b. 1910 the first public radio broadcast a live opera from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
c. 1942 Henry Ford patented a plastic automobile which was twenty percent lighter than an automobile made from steel.                                                         
d. 1960 the Soviet Union’s Gulag system of forced labor camps usually located in Siberia was finally officially abolished.
e. 2000 Bill Gates resigned as the CEO of Microsoft.                    
Reflections on dreams and dreamers: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt
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