Thursday, February 18, 2016

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For February 18, 2016 Cow Milked While Flying In An Airplane Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 18, 2016. Unfortunately, still 337 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term but fortunately only 16 days until the start of the Iditarod, the Last Great Race on Earth. Interesting theater in Nevada as Sanders has closed to a statistical dead heat with Hillary. I trust your Thursday is off to a great start and as always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Bee Gees, factoids of interest, a relevant quote by Tom Garity, looking forward to enjoying some fine wine to go with your crab stuffed flounder, blessed with a positive attitude and  secure in  the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events 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 Battery Day—promoting awareness of the uses of batteries to power our everyday needs from battery powered toothbrushes to cell phones to tablets and laptops to electric cars and carts; woe to the parents on Christmas who failed to read on the toys purchased for their children, “Batteries not included.”  
2. Cow Milked While Flying In An Airplane DayThis observance commemorates a cow being milked in a airplane on this day in 1931 and then having its 24 quarts parachuted down to the International Air Exposition being held in St. Louis as part of a study on the effects of air travel on travel—interesting means of milk delivery.
3. 1978 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1978 on a brief run of four weeks in that position Stayin Alive by the Bee Gees. Here is a link to the Bee Gees performing Stayin Alive:
4. National Drink Wine Day/National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day—pleasing combination for a great dinner, but make sure you do not use artificial Krab.
5. Give Me A Vowelcelebrating the birthday on this day in 1957 of Vanna White of Wheel of Fortune fame. 
On this day in:                                                                                                   
a. 1885 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published by Mark Twain. 
b. 1929 the first Academy Awards were announced.
1970 the Chicago Seven including Yippie founder  Abbie Hoffman and Jane Fonda’s future husband Tom Hayden were found not guilty of inciting riots at the 1968 Democratic Convention held in Chicago..  
c. 1970 the Chicago Seven led by Abbie Hoffman were found not guilty of inciting riots at the 1968 Democratic Convention held in Chicago.  
d. 1978 the first Ironman Triathlon was held on the island of Oahu and won by Gordon Hailer.      
e. 2001 seven time NASCAR Sprint Champion Dale Earnhardt was killing while racing in the Daytona 500.                                                                   
Reflections on the trial of the Chicago Seven which was a pivotal moment in the protests of the Vietnam War and the growing distrust of the federal government: “If I have one special memory, it was when we recreated the trial of the Chicago Seven - and I'd known about it before - but this was a pivotal moment in my life. If my father had been found guilty of conspiracy, I wouldn't be here.” Troy Garity, actor and son of Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda.
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