Things that happened on your birthday.

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  1. mista geechee

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    I'm pretty sure everybody had something famous happen on their birthday.

    Mine is 8/24

    -Mount Vesuvius erupted
    -The White House is burned down by British troops
    -Alaska becomes a US territory
    -Amelia Earhart flies across the US
    -John Lennon's murderer gets a life sentance
    -France becomes teh 5th neclear power
    -Gorbachev resigns
    - Yasser Arafat, Mike Huckabee, Cal Ripken Jr., Craig Kilborn, and Dave Chappelle are born

    August 24 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  2. D_Ivana Dickenside

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    my birthday is november 11th, which is also veteran's day. what happens on my birthday? it's a national holiday in the US so everyone doesn't have to work or go to school. woohoooooo!!!
     
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    I think that's my cousin's birthday.

    March 9 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Elvis Presley debuted as a public performer July 30, 1954, one year after I was born.
     
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    June 9th....

    68 - Nero commits suicide
    1310 - Duccio's Maestà is unveiled and placed in the Siena Cathedral
    1650 - The Harvard Corporation becomes the first corporation in the Americas
    1772 - British ship Gaspee burned off the coast of Rhode Island
    1815 - Congress of Vienna ends
    1863 - American Civil War, Battle of Brandy Station
    1923 - Bulgaria's military takes over the government
    1928 - Charles Kingsford Smith completes first trans-Pacific flight
    1934 - Donald Duck debuts
    1953 - Flint-Worcester tornado sequence
    1963 - Johnny Depp born
    1967 - Israel captures Golan Heights from Syria
    1985 - Thomas Sutherland kidnapped in Lebanon
    1999 - Yugoslavia and NATO sign a peace treaty
    2008 - Lake Delton drained due to heavy flooding breaking the dam
     
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    I think I have a pretty good answer for this question, at least for the U.S.

    My birthday is September 11.
     
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    • 1340 - King Edward III of England is declared King of France.
    • 1500 - Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot on Brazil.
    • 1531 - Lisbon, Portugal hit by an earthquake--thousands die.
    • 1564 - The Council of Trent issued its conclusions in the Tridentinum, establishing a distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.
    • 1565 - Battle of Talikota, fought between the Vijayanagara Empire and the Islamic sultanates of the Deccan, leads to the subjugation, and eventual destruction of the last Hindu kingdom in India, and the consolidation of Islamic rule over much of the Indian subcontinent.
    • 1589 - Job is elected as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
    • 1699 - Treaty of Carlowitz signed.
    • 1700 - The magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake took place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records.
    • 1736 - Stanislaus I of Poland abdicates his throne.
    • 1788 - The British First Fleet, led by Arthur Phillip, sails into Sydney Harbour to establish Sydney, the first permanent European settlement on the continent. Commemorated as Australia Day
    • 1808 - Rum Rebellion, the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in Australia.
    • 1837 - Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. state.
    • 1838 - Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States
    • 1841 - The United Kingdom formally occupies Hong Kong, which China later formally ceded.
    • 1855 - Point No Point Treaty signed in Washington Territory.
    • 1856 - First Battle of Seattle (1856). Marines from the USS Decatur drive off American Indian attackers after all day battle with settlers.
    • 1861 - American Civil War: The state of Louisiana secedes from the Union.
    • 1863 - American Civil War: General Ambrose Burnside is relieved of command of the Army of the Potomac after the disastrous Fredericksburg campaign. He is replaced by Joseph Hooker.
    • 1863 - American Civil War: Massachusetts Governor receives permission from Secretary of War to raise a militia organization for men of African descent.
    • 1870 - American Civil War: Virginia rejoins the Union.
    • 1885 - Troops loyal to The Mahdi conquer Khartoum.
    • 1905 - The Cullinan Diamond is found near Pretoria, South Africa at the Premier Mine.
    • 1907 - The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III is officially introduced into British Military Service, and remains the oldest military rifle still in official use.
    • 1911 - Glenn H. Curtiss flies the first successful seaplane.
    • 1911 - Richard Strauss' opera Der Rosenkavalier receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.
    • 1920 - Former Ford Motor Co. executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer.
    • 1930 - The Indian National Congress declares 26 January as Independence Day or as the day for Poorna Swaraj (Complete Independence) which occurred 20 years later.
    • 1934 - The Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, New York City.
    • 1934 - German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact is signed.
    • 1939 - Spanish Civil War: Troops loyal to nationalist General Francisco Franco and aided by Italy take Barcelona.
    • 1942 - World War II: The first United States forces arrive in Europe landing in Northern Ireland.
    • 1950 - India promulgates its constitution forming a republic and Rajendra Prasad is sworn in as its first president Republic Day.
    • 1952 - Black Saturday in Egypt: riots burn Cairo's central business district, targeting British and upper-class Egyptian businesses.
    • 1958 - Japanese ferry Nankai Maru capsized off southern Awaji Island, Japan, 167 killed.
    • 1961 - John F. Kennedy appoints Janet G. Travell to be his physician. This is the first time a woman holds this appointment.
    • 1962 - Ranger program: Ranger 3 is launched to study the moon. The space probe later missed the moon by 22,000 miles (35,400 km).
    • 1965 - Hindi becomes the official language of India.
    • 1966 - The Beaumont Children go missing from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia.
    • 1980 - Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations.
    • 1988 - Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera has its first performance on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre in New York.
    • 1991 - Mohamed Siad Barre is removed in Somalia, ending centralized government
    • 1992 - Boris Yeltsin announces that Russia is going to stop targeting United States cities with nuclear weapons.
    • 1998 - Lewinsky scandal: On American television, U.S. President Bill Clinton denies having had "sexual relations" with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
    • 2001 - An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths.
    • 2004 - President Hamid Karzai signs the new constitution of Afghanistan.
    • 2004 - A whale explodes in the town of Tainan, Taiwan. A build-up of gas in the decomposing Sperm whale is suspected of causing the explosion.
    • 2005 - Glendale train crash: Two trains derail killing 11 and injuring 200 in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles.
    • 2005 - Condoleezza Rice is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State, becoming the first African American woman to hold the post.
    • 2006 - Western Union discontinues use of its telegram service.
    And more... lots happened on January 26th
     
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    What a boring day November 5th is.
    (And I always thought so fondly of it..)
     
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    Well,

    Mine was election day the year I was born. Oh and Bonnie Raitt was born on November 8th as well.
     
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    Wow, I never thought to look for a Wikipedia article about the day I was born. Lots more stuff happened that day and lots more famous people were born on it than I ever knew or thought:

    February 20 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Hmmm, one more reason to "Remember, remember, the Fifth of November."

    Some cool sstuff on my Birthday, March 8th. (Nothing on the exact year, though.)

    - 1917 - Riots and strikes break out in St. Petersburg, Russia, marking the start of the Russian Revolution.
    - 1930 - Mahatma Gandhi starts civil disobedience in India.
    - 1936 - The first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida.

    Famous Births:

    - 1981 - Jessica Jaymes
    , American porn actress ;)
     
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    Hmmm. I didn't know I shared my birthday with Warren Beatty, Celine Dion, and MC Hammer. And Reagan was shot by Hinckley on my birthday in 1981. :rolleyes:

    But at least the births of Norah Jones and Secretariat -- as well as those of Maimonides, Eric Clapton, Goya, Tracy Chapman, Paul Verlaine, Countee Cullen, and van Gogh, along with the USA's purchase of Alaska -- make up for that. I think. :biggrin1:

    But the day I was born? Palm Sunday, 1969. :tongue:

    NCbear (who is always intrigued by fate/chance/fortune and her irregularities)
     
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    I got a speeding ticket two years ago, on my birthday.
     
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    Awww, try harder next time exwhysee! :wink: A gf of mine said the only thing she hated about moving to CA from Boston was that she never got a ticket there when she was pulled over (batting eyelashes, puckering her lips, talking in a breathy voice), but once she got to L.A. the cops looked at her like "ummm, yeah, seen it, lady."
     
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    1494 - Christopher Columbus first sights land that will be called Jamaica.
    1937 - Gone with the Wind, a novel by Margaret Mitchell, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
    1960 - The Anne Frank House opens in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    1978 - The first unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail (which would later become known as "spam") is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States.
    2001 - The United States loses its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.

    And there's also Dalida who died exactly 2 years prior to my birth.
     
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    funny--I never knew the Mayan calendar started on my birthday. I have new respect for the Mayans.



    (and who does not love the Maladanti, the "bad dentists"?)
    (I recognize both Charles and Francis as big fat fuckbuddies.)


    (this later became known as the pot calling the kettle black.)


    duh. that's why it's called the convention of LONDON.
    and so it goes on August 13.
     
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