Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For March 8, 2016 International Working Women's Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 8, 2016. Unfortunately, still 318 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term but fortunately the Iditarod is in full steam with March Madness soon to begin. The top two mushers Brad Sess and Noah Burmeister have left Nikolai with the next three mushers,  Nickolas Pitt, Dallas Seavey and Mitch Seavey still in Nikolai. Here is a photo of Nickolas Pitt mushing into Nikolai, 263 miles from the start.

 I trust your Tuesday is off to a great start and as always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men, factoids of interest, a relevant quote by Jim Webb looking forward to enjoying some peanut clusters, 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. International Working Women’s Day—honoring the accomplishments of those women especially mothers who work outside the home to provide for their family.   
2. National Proofreeading Day—commemorating the lost art of proofreading, so critical to effective communications.                                     
3. 1996 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1996 on a run of teen  weeks in that position One Sweet Day by Mariah Caarey and Boyz II Men. Here is a link to Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men performing One Sweet Day  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXxRyNvTPr8
4. National Peanut Cluster Day—celebrating a great combination of chocolate and peanuts.  
5. Cleanup Freedom Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1839 of Josephine Cochran who disliked dishwashing so much that she invented a dishwasher.
On this day in:                                                                                                   
a. 1775 an anonymous writer believed to be Thomas Paine published the first article calling for the abolition of slavery.  
b. 1817 the New York Stock Exchange was founded. 
c. 1917 the U.S. Senate adopted a cloture rule to be able to limit filibusters against legislation. 
d. 1957 the Suez Canal was reopened by Egypt after its closure in October, 1956.  
e. 2014 Malaysia Airlines 370 disappeared shortly after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing Reflections on slavery: “The injustices endured by black Americans at the hands of their own government have no parallel in our history, not only during the period of slavery but also in the Jim Crow era that followed.” Jim Webb, failed candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination                                                
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