Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For March 9, 2016 Joe Franklin Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 9, 2016. Unfortunately in this leap year, still 317 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term but fortunately you can find daily updates and photos on the Iditarod at Interesting theater yesterday with Rubio being skunked and more surprisingly Sanders upsetting Clinton in Michigan—look for fireworks tonight as Clinton and Sanders debate; maybe it is time for him to raise the issue of her lack of judgment on her emails and her complete lack of honesty. The political theater will get even more interesting in the fall as the general election nears.  I trust your Wednesday is proving to be a great one; and as always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Ace of Base, factoids of interest, a  relevant quote from Will Hobbs while looking forward to enjoying a generous serving of your favorite crab, 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. Joe Franklin Daycelebrating the birthday on this day in 1926 of Joe Franklin noted American TV and radio host and holder of the record for the longest continuous TV hosted show who after retirement continued with his show on radio almost right up to the day he died in 2015.       
2. National Discover What Your Name Means Day—celebrating a fun moment to see how right or wrong your parents were when they named you—take the time today to see what your name means. Michael means he who is like the  Lord or in the vernacular of the 60’s Godlike.                                         
3. 1994 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1994 on a run of six weeks in that position The Sign by the Ace of Base. Here is a link to the Ace of Base performing The Sign:
4. National Crabmeat Day—celebrating the day you walk past the Krab in the supermarket and head to the Tanners, Kings or Dungeness for the makings of a great salad.  
5. Take Fivecelebrating the birthday on this day in 1969 of Kimberly Guilfoyle, co-anchor of one of my favorite shows on Fox The Five.  
On this day in:
a. 1841 SCOTUS in a decision later made into motion picture in the case of U.S. v. The Amistad ruled that slaves on that ship who mutinied had be taken into slavery illegally.      
b. 1842 in the world’s best kept secrets gold was discovered in California at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the discovery at Sutter’s Mill that prompted the California Gold Rush. 
c. 1916 Pancho Villa and 500 Mexicans crossed the border to attack Columbus, New Mexico which resulted in the U.S. sending a punitive expedition of 10,000 led by General Pershing, soon to become the head of the AEF, in an unsuccessful attempt to capture Villa.     
d. 1959 the Barbie Doll made its debut at the American National Toy Fair in New York City.
e. 2016 a total solar eclipse occurred over the skies of Bangka Belitung, Balikpapan, Palu, and Ternate, Indonesia.                                                                        
Reflections on gold rushes: “The internet is like a gold rush. The only people who make money are the ones who sell the pans.” – Will Hobbs, noted American children’s author.
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