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« on: January 22, 2008, 05:01:01 AM »

I didn't want to hijack Killer Bees' birthday thread so I figured a new thread was in order.

Have any major event happened on your birthday?
Sadly, a lot of people have died on the date of my birth.   Bluesad

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On my birthday 4/19, the following events in history happened:

1995: The Oklahoma City Bombing

1775: The American Revolution begins.(the shot heard round the world)

1861: First blood in the Civil War.

1943: Warsaw Ghetto Uprising begins.

1993: The Branch Davidian compound burns.

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To find out what happened on your birthday visit www.history.com and scroll down to the middle.  Look on the right side of the page where it says, "What Happened On Your Birthday?".  Enter your birthdate and go from there.
Or you could just go to Wikipedia and type your birthdate in the search box.

What has happened on your birthday?



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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2008, 06:39:08 AM »


Nothing too much of note really, the most important one being 'Bonnie And Clyde Gunned Down'.

Oh and this one was amusing:

23/05/2004: George W. Bush recovers from bicycle accident.

Such a shame...
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2008, 06:54:31 AM »

Cool things that happened on Aug.20th-

.the Rolling Stones released 'Satisfaction'-1965. I was all of 3.
.1962-I was born!  Twirling
.1960-USSR retrieve 2 mutts from space...the first critters to go up and come back!
.1939-the National Bowling League is founded. In Detroit,Michigan.

Not so cool things-
.1953-USSR detonate teir very own H-BOMB.
.1983-I get arrested on my 21st Birthday for drunk driving.  Bluesad
.1989 -Lyle and Erik Melendez kill their parents.

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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2008, 07:02:25 AM »

 Bluesad Bluesad

9/11 happened on my birthday: those planes hit the Trade Center Towers at about 16h00 our time.  Bluesad

One funny thing though: the allegedly dangerous Ford Pinto (that one that explodes if you hit it from behind) was released on my birthday. TeddyR
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2008, 11:03:18 AM »

Watergate happened on my 2nd birthday.
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2008, 11:21:24 AM »

On my birthday in 1979, the hostages were taken in Iran....that I didn't even need to look up.
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2008, 01:25:41 PM »

On my very birthday, Dr. Seuss died Bluesad
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2008, 01:48:15 PM »

Nov. 2nd:

A mix of really bad stuff and really good stuff seems to have happened on this date in history.

From Wikipedia:

1570 - A tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland, killing more than 1,000 people.

1783 - In Rocky Hill, New Jersey, US General George Washington gives his "Farewell Address to the Army".

1795 - The French Directory succeeds the French National Convention as the government of Revolutionary France.

1895 - The first gasoline-powered race in the United States. First prize: $2,000

1899 - The Boers begin their 118 day siege of British held Ladysmith during the Second Boer War.

1914 - Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.

1920 - In the United States, KDKA of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania starts broadcasting as the first commercial radio station. The first broadcast was the results of the U.S. presidential election, 1920.

1930 - Haile Selassie is crowned emperor of Ethiopia.

1936 - The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is established.

1936 - Italian dictator Benito Mussolini proclaims the Rome-Berlin Axis, establishing the alliance of the Axis Powers.

1936 - The British Broadcasting Corporation initiates the BBC Television Service, the world's first regular, high-definition (then defined as at least 200 lines) service. Renamed BBC1 in 1964, the channel still runs to this day.

1947 - In California, designer Howard Hughes performs the maiden (and only) flight of the Spruce Goose; the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built.

1957 - The Levelland UFO Case in Levelland, Texas, generates national publicity, and remains one of the most impressive UFO cases in American history.

1959 - Ice Hockey: After being struck in the face with a puck, goalkeeper Jacques Plante returns to play wearing a protective mask for the first time in professional play.

1965 - Norman Morrison, a 31-year-old Quaker, sets himself on fire in front of the river entrance to the Pentagon to protest the use of napalm in the Vietnam war.

1967 - Vietnam War: US President Lyndon B. Johnson and "The Wise Men" conclude that the American people should be given more optimistic reports on the progress of the war.

1974 - 78 die when the Time Go-Go Club in Seoul, South Korea burns down. Six of the victims jumped to their deaths from the seventh floor after a club official barred the doors after the fire started.

1983 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating Martin Luther King Day.

1984 - Capital punishment: Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962.

1988 - The Morris worm, the first internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT.

1995 - Former South African defence minister General Magnus Malan and 10 other former senior military officers are arrested and charged with murdering 13 black people in 1987, (all the accused are later acquitted).

2000 - The first crew arrives at the International Space Station.

1986: - Paul Frees (voice actor) died.

1991 - Irwin Allen died.

1992 - Hal Roach died.

2007 - The Fabulous Moolah died.

Also born on my birthday, not mentioned before, were Marie Antoniette, Alice Brady, Burt Lancaster, Steve Ditko, Pro Wrestler Abdullah the Butcher and Queen Sofia of Spain.

Also November 2nd is recognized for the following:

Catholicism - All Souls Day
Ancient Latvia - Dveselu Diena held
Mexico and Ecuador - Day of the Dead (Spanish: El Dia de los Muertos), a celebration of dead ancestors.
USA - admission day (1889) of North Dakota and South Dakota as 39th and 40th states.
Rastafari movement - The coronation of Haile Selassie (1930) celebrated
Brazil and Portugal - Dia de Finados, a celebration of dead ancestors in the All Souls Day.


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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2008, 08:34:55 PM »

Nov. 27th - Pope Urban II gave the speech that started the Crusades.  Also the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. 

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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2008, 09:48:04 AM »

Not much for mine:

Apr 29


1429

Joan of Arc entered the city of Orléans. She would end its months-long siege and would become known as the "Maid of Orléans."
1916

The Easter rebellion in Ireland ended with the surrender of Irish nationalists.
1945

American soldiers liberated the Dachau concentration camp.
1978

Japan's Naomi Uemura, traveling by sled dog, became the first person to reach the North Pole alone.
1980

Film director Alfred Hitchcock died at age of 80.
1986

Pitcher Roger Clemens set a major league baseball record by striking out 20 batters in a regular nine-inning game. He repeated his feat in 1996.
1992

A Los Angeles jury acquitted four police officers accused of beating Rodney King. Massive rioting and looting ensued.
1997

The first joint U.S.-Russian space walk was made by Jerry Linenger and Vasily Tsibliyev from space station Mir.
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« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2008, 06:45:31 PM »

September 26

  • 1907 - New Zealand becomes a dominion
  • 1961 - Bob Dylan makes his public debut
  • 1969 - The Beatles album Abbey Road is released in the UK
  • 1888 - (birth) T. S. Eliot, American poet († 1965)
  • 1926 - (birth) John Coltrane, American musician († 1967)
  • 1948 - (birth) Olivia Newton-John, Australian singer
  • 1964 - (birth) Les Claypool, American musician
  • 1945 - (birth) Bryan Ferry, singer
  • 1968 - (birth) James Caviezel, actor
  • 1991 - (death) Miles Davis, American jazz musician
  • 2003 - (death) Robert Palmer, British singer
  • 1957 - Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story opens on Broadway
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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2008, 08:00:11 PM »

March 28. Not much but the Reactor overheating is a big one

-1979: Reactor overheats at Three Mile Island
-1915: First American citizen killed during WWI
-1939: Spanish Civil War ends
-1969: Eisenhower dies
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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2008, 09:20:16 PM »

May 2nd

1933:  Modern legend of the Loch Ness Monster is born

1945:  German trooops in Italy surrender to the Allies

1957:  Joseph McCarthy dies

1972:  Jaws production begins


Pretty boring really.  Thank goodness I came along to liven things up a little  TeddyR
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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2008, 10:05:19 PM »

Stanley Kubrick died on my birthday (March 7th) in 1999.

Talk about a bummer...............................

Oh yeah, and Alexander Bell patented the telephone on March 7th 1876.

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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2008, 01:23:21 AM »

Per Wiki ...

    * 1537 - The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed.
    * 1580 - Battle of Alcântara. Spain defeats Portugal.
    * 1609 - Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.
    * 1718 - New Orleans, Louisiana is founded.
    * 1758 - Seven Years' War: Frederick II of Prussia defeats the Russian army at the Battle of Zorndorf.
    * 1768 - James Cook begins his first voyage.
    * 1814 - Washington, D.C. is burned and White House is destroyed by British forces during the War of 1812.
    * 1825 - Uruguay declares its independence from Brazil.
    * 1830 - The Belgian Revolution begins.
    * 1835 - The New York Sun perpetrates the Great Moon Hoax.
    * 1894 - Shibasaburo Kitasato discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.
    * 1910 - Yellow Cab is founded.
    * 1912 - The Kuomintang, the Chinese nationalist party, is founded.
    * 1916 - The United States National Park Service is created.
    * 1920 - Polish-Soviet War: Battle of Warsaw, started on August 13, now ends. The Red Army is defeated.
    * 1942 - World War II: Battle of Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea.
    * 1942 - World War II: Second day of the Battle of the Eastern Solomons. A Japanese naval transport convoy headed towards Guadalcanal is turned-back by Allied air attack, losing one destroyer and one transport sunk, and one light cruiser heavily damaged.
    * 1944 - World War II: Paris is liberated by the Allies.
    * 1945 - Ten days after World War II ended with Japan announcing its surrender, armed supporters of the Communist Party of China killed Baptist missionary John Birch, regarded by a portion of the American right as the first victim of the Cold War.
    * 1950 - President Harry Truman orders the US Army to seize control of the nation's railroads to avert a strike.
    * 1981 - Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn
    * 1989 - Tadeusz Mazowiecki chosen as the first non-communist Prime Minister in Central and Eastern Europe.
    * 1989 - Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Neptune, the outermost planet in the Solar System.
    * 1989 - Mayumi Moriyama becomes Japan's first female cabinet secretary.
    * 1991 - Belarus declares independence from the Soviet Union
    * 1997 - Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, was convicted of a shoot-to-kill Berlin Wall policy.
    * 2003 - The Tli Cho land claims agreement is signed between the Dogrib First Nations and the Canadian federal government in Rae-Edzo (now called Behchoko).
    * 2007 43 people killed by bomb blast in Hyderabad, India.

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