Tuesday, May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Turtle Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For May 23, 2017   Manchester rocked by an evil loser who detonated an IED at a concert killing himself and 22 innocents and wounding 59, many of whom were children; Trump ended his trip to Israel and is off to the Vatican but not before lambasting the Palestinian Authority for paying blood money to suicide bombers; John Burton who is a poster child for why we need term limits and who is stepping down as chairman of the California Democratic Party led the delegates at a convention in Sacramento in a rousing F* Donald Trump chant complete with flipping the bird (what childish idiots); the AHCA may be in trouble if the CBO scoring does not show significant cost savings as many in the House believe that if voted on again, it would not pass; almost a stuck record or a remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style,  the carnage in Chicago continued unabated in May  with total shootings in 2017 through May 21 increasing to 1283 and the death toll increasing to 219, a major tragedy that the powers to be in Chicago seem to completely ignore.
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Glenn Miller and his band, factoids of interest for this day in history, hoping your carbon ichnogram is a small one, a relevant anonymous quote on Crohn’s Diseasesecure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Fathers’ Day, 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. World Turtle Day—celebrating since 2000 the need to protect and preserve the habitat of turtles and tortoises, especially those that are endangered like the Ridley Kemp Sea Turtle.
2. World Crohn’s and Colitis Day—celebrated since 2007 on this day to promote awareness of the disease and pain and suffering endured by those with it.
3. 1943 Number One Song—the number one song in 1943 on a brief run of 1 week in that position was “That Old Black Magic” by Glenn Miller and his band. Here is a recording of them performing the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIGupnB1OUI
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “ichnogram” which is a footprint.      
5. Way Up North Is A Real Gem—celebrating the birth on this day in 1974 of noted singer Jewell who grew up in Alaska and started singing at the young age of six. 
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1911 the New York Public Library was dedicated.
b. 1934 bank robbers Bonny and Clyde were ambushed and killed by police in Bienville  Parish, Louisiana. 
c. 1995 the first version of Java programming was released.     
d. 2006 the volcano Mount Cleveland in the Aleutian Islands erupted.     
e. 2013 in a chilling reminder of the dangers of not repairing our infrastructure, the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River near Mount Vernon, Washington collapsed.    
RAdvice on how to deal with Chron’s Disease: ” I've made a conscious effort to reduce the stress in my life and to learn to say ""no"" when I don't want to do something. Additionally, I've been eating smaller, more digestible portions of food at a time, and have cut back my alcohol consumption to an occasional glass of wine."Anon Wise advice especially the note on stress and alcohol. Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.             © May 23, 2017, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
Alaskanpoet for Hire, Poems to Admire

Poet Extraordinaire Beyond Compare
The Perfect Gift, All Recipients to Receive Lasting Lift

No comments:

Post a Comment