From a conversation in #HS. What happened on the day YOU were born, no matter the year? Did anything eventful happen? Anyone famous born?
What happened on the date you were born? =D
From a conversation in #HS. What happened on the day YOU were born, no matter the year? Did anything eventful happen? Anyone famous born?
What happened on the date you were born? =D
Last edited by Digital_Eon; 04-12-2006 at 01:41 PM.
284 - Diocletian was chosen as Roman Emperor.
1407 - A solemn truce between John, Duke of Burgundy and Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans is agreed under the auspicies of John, Duke of Berry. Orléans would be assassinated three days later by Burgundy.
1490 - Joanot Martorell's book Tirant lo Blanc is published for the first time.
1695 - Zumbi, the last of the leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil, was executed.
1700 - Great Northern War: Battle of Narva - King Charles XII of Sweden defeats the army of Tsar Peter the Great at Narva.
1789 - New Jersey becomes the first U.S. state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
1820 - An 80-ton sperm whale attacks the Essex (a whaling ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts) 2,000 miles from the western coast of South America (Herman Melville's 1851 novel Moby-Dick was in part inspired by this story).
1902 - Henri Desgrange and fellow journalist Géo Lefèvre dream up the idea of the Tour de France over lunch at the Café de Madrid in Paris.
1910 - Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero denounces President Porfirio Díaz, declares himself president, and calls for a revolution to overthrow the government of Mexico.
1917 - World War I: Battle of Cambrai begins - British forces make early progress in an attack on German positions but are later pushed back.
1917 - Ukraine is declared a republic.
1940 - World War II: Hungary, Romania and Slovakia join the Axis Powers.
1943 - World War II: Battle of Tarawa begins - United States Marines land on Tarawa atoll in the Gilbert Islands and suffer heavy fire from Japanese shore guns and machine guns.
1945 - Nuremberg Trials: Trials against 24 Nazi war criminals start at the Nuremberg Palace of Justice.
1947 - The Princess Elizabeth marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in London.
1952 - Prague Trials - a series of Stalinist and anti-Semitic show trials in Czechoslovakia.
1955 - Bo Diddley becomes the first African American performer to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show. Apparently Sullivan was infuriated when Diddley sang his self-titled song instead of Tennessee Ernie Ford's hit, "Sixteen Tons".
1955 - RCA offers a $35,000 contract for Elvis Presley.
1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis ends: In response to the Soviet Union's agreeing to remove its missiles from Cuba, U.S. President John F. Kennedy ends the quarantine of the Caribbean nation.
1966 - Cabaret opens at the Imperial Theatre, New York.
1968 - Vietnam War: Eleven men comprising a Long Range Patrol team from F Company, 58th Infantry, 101st Airborne are surrounded and nearly wiped out by North Vietnamese army regulars from the 4th and 5th Regiment. The seven wounded survivors are rescued after several hours by an impromptu force made of other men from their unit.
1969 - Vietnam War: The Cleveland Plain Dealer publishes explicit photographs of dead villagers from the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.
1974 - The United States Department of Justice files its final anti-trust suit against AT&T. This suit later leads to the break up of AT&T and its Bell System.
1982 - Andy Kaufman was forever voted off of Saturday Night Live by a live phone poll.
1983 - In the U.S., an estimated 100 million people watch the controversial made-for-television movie The Day After, depicting a nuclear war and its effects on the United States.
1989 - Velvet Revolution: The number of protestors assembled in Prague, Czechoslovakia swells from 200,000 the day before to an estimated half-million.
1992 - In England, a fire breaks out in the Private Chapel room of Windsor Castle, rages for 15 hours, and seriously damages the northwest side of the building (an investigation found that the fire was ignited after a spotlight came into contact with a curtain over an extended period).
1993 - Savings and Loan scandal: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.
1994 - The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign the Lusaka Protocol in Zambia, ending 19 years of civil war (in 1995 localized fighting resumed).
1998 - A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden "a man without a sin" in regard to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
1998 - The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, was launched.
2001 - In Washington, D.C., U.S. President George W. Bush dedicates the United States Department of Justice headquarters building as the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building, honoring the late Robert F. Kennedy on what would have been his 76th birthday.
2003 - After the November 15 bombings, a second day of the 2003 Istanbul Bombings occurs in Istanbul, Turkey, destroying the Turkish head office of HSBC Bank AS and the British consulate.
2003 - Michael Jackson is arrested by police on charges of child molestation.
Last edited by 98abaile; 04-12-2006 at 02:09 PM.
I only posted the interesting ones....
1995 - Saddam Hussein gains 99.96% of votes in Iraq's presidential elections.
1951 - Television sitcom I Love Lucy premieres.
1989 - Wayne Gretzky becomes the all time leading points scorer in the NHL.
1992 - In Russia, Andrei Chikatilo is found guilty of 52 serial murders.
1945 - Jim Palmer, baseball player
Wow, those ARE interesting things. As for me:
1990: UK temperatures reach record high
A weather station in Leicestershire records the highest temperature ever known in Britain.
Woo hoo. I made the world hot.
Though according to Wiki, Martha Stewart was born that day too, and now I'm upset.
Christopher Columbus set sail, Mount Asama erupted, and Germany declared war on France.
/me didn't really feel like posting the dates
Wow, interesting things going there. o_o
My birthday is on January 17. I already knew these birthdays... if fact I posted them a few days ago on the "How Old are You?" forum... but I guess it's more relevant here. Here are the most interesting people I share my birthday with:
1706 - Benjamin Franklin American writer, inventor, publisher, and ambassador
1899 - Al Capone, American gangster
1942 - Muhammad Ali, American boxer
1948 - Mick Taylor, British musician (The Rolling Stones)
1955 - Steve Earle, American musician (Not a fan, but my dad is *shrug*)
1962 - Jim Carrey, Canadian actor and comedian
1964 - Andy Rourke, bass guitarist, The Smiths
1969 - Naveen Andrews, British actor (Sayid from "Lost")
1971 - Kid Rock, American singer (God, why?!)
1980 - Zooey Deschanel, American actress (Girl from movie Elf and sister in Almost Famous)
Last edited by THD777; 04-12-2006 at 04:21 PM.
wow... yours is a popular b-day isn't it?
February 19 here
* 197 - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies.
* 607 - Boniface III becomes Pope.
* 1594 - Having already inherited the throne of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth through his mother Catherine Jagellonica of Poland, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, succeeding his father John III of Sweden.
* 1600 - The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina exploded in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.
* 1674 - England and the Netherlands sign the Peace of Westminster, ending the Third Anglo-Dutch War. A provision of the agreement transfers the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam to England, which renamed it New York.
* 1807 - In Alabama, Former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason.
* 1819 - British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III.
* 1846 - In Austin, Texas the newly-formed Texas state government is officially installed. The Republic of Texas government officially transfers power to the State of Texas government following Texas' annexation by the United States.
* 1847 - The Donner Party is rescued. It is noted that some of the survivors seem to be remarkably well-fed considering their ordeal.
* 1852 - The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity is founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
* 1861 - Serfdom is abolished in Russia.
* 1878 - The phonograph is patented by Thomas Edison.
* 1881 - Kansas became the first U.S. state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages.
* 1913 - Prizes are included in Cracker Jack candy boxes for the first time.
* 1915 - World War I: The Battle of Gallipoli began.
* 1937 - During a public ceremony at the Viceregal Palace (the former Imperial residence) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, two Eritrean nationalists attempt to kill viceroy Rodolfo Graziani with a number of grenades. The Italian security guard fire into the crowd of Ethiopian onlookers, and over the passing weeks indiscriminately slaughter native Ethiopians in reprisal.
* 1941 - World War II: The Afrika Korps, the corps-level headquarters controlling the German Panzer divisions in North Africa, was formed.
* 1942 - World War II: nearly 250 Japanese warplanes attack the northern Australian city of Darwin killing anywhere from 243 to 1100 people.
* 1942 - World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese-Americans to Japanese internment camps.
* 1943 - World War II: Battle of the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia begins.
* 1945 - World War II: Battle of Iwo Jima - about 30,000 United States Marines land on Iwo Jima.
* 1949 - Ezra Pound is awarded the first Bollingen Prize in poetry by the Bollingen Foundation and Yale University.
* 1953 - Censorship: Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.
* 1959 - The United Kingdom grants Cyprus its independence, which is then on formally proclaimed on August 16, 1960.
* 1964 - Paul Simon writes "The Sounds of Silence," the song which, in a year and a half, will catapult him and Art Garfunkel to stardom as Simon & Garfunkel.
* 1980 - Bon Scott (Ronald Belford Scott), lead singer of AC/DC, dies after a night of heavy drinking.
* 1985 - Artificial heart patient William J. Schroeder becomes the first such patient to leave hospital.
* 1985 - A Spanish Boeing 747 crashes into Mount Oiz in Spain, killing 148.
* 1985 - EastEnders first airs on televisions across the United Kingdom, on the first night of a major ident change for BBC1.
* 1986 - The Soviet Union launches the Mir space station.
* 1986 - After waiting 37 years, the United States Senate approves a treaty outlawing genocide.
* 1999 - Dennis Franz receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
* 2001 - A Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
* 2002 - NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
* 2004 - Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal is awarded an honorary knighthood in recognition of a "lifetime of service to humanity."
* 2006 - The Rolling Stones made the largest show open to the public of the world in Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1.3 million people went to the show.
* 1473 - Nicolaus Copernicus, mathematician and astronomer (d. 1543)
* 1526 - Charles de L'Ecluse, Flemish botanist (d. 1609)
* 1552 - Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (d. 1630)
* 1630 - Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire (d. 1680)
* 1660 - Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (d. 1742)
* 1717 - David Garrick, British actor (d. 1779)
* 1722 - Tiphaigne de la Roche, French writer (d. 1774)
* 1743 - Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer (d. 1805)
* 1802 - Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1881)
* 1804 - Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky, German physician (d. 187
* 1804 - David Wark, Canadian politician and Senator (d. 1905)
* 1821 - August Schleicher, German linguist (d. 186
* 1833 - Élie Ducommun, Swiss journalist and activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1906)
* 1859 - Svante Arrhenius, Swedish chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1927)
* 1865 - Sven Hedin, Swedish explorer (d. 1952)
* 1876 - Constantin Brancusi, Romanian sculptor (d. 1957)
* 1877 - Gabriele Münter, German painter (d. 1962)
* 1888 - José Eustasio Rivera, Colombian writer (d. 192
* 1893 - Sir Cedric Hardwicke, British actor (d. 1964)
* 1895 - Louis Calhern, American actor (d. 1956)
* 1899 - Yury Olesha, Russian novelist (d. 1960)
* 1900 - Giorgos Seferis, Greek writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)
* 1902 - Kay Boyle, American writer (d. 1992)
* 1911 - Merle Oberon, British actress (d. 1979)
* 1912 - Stan Kenton, American musician (d. 1979)
* 1914 - Jacques Dufilho, French comedian and actor (d. 2005)
* 1916 - Eddie Arcaro, American jockey (d. 1997)
* 1917 - Carson McCullers, American author (d. 1967)
* 1920 - Jaan Kross, Estonian writer
* 1920 - George Rose, British music hall entertainer (d. 198
* 1924 - David Bronstein, Ukrainian chess player
* 1924 - Lee Marvin, American actor (d. 1987)
* 1930 - John Frankenheimer, American film director (d. 2002)
* 1936 - Marin Sorescu, Romanian poet, writer and novelist (d. 1997)
* 1940 - Smokey Robinson, American musician
* 1940 - Saparmurat Niyazov, President of Turkmenistan
* 1941 - David Gross, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
* 1942 - Paul Krause, American football player
* 1943 - Lou Christie, American singer
* 1943 - Tim Hunt, British biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
* 1945 - Michael Nader, American actor
* 1946 - Karen Silkwood, American activist (d. 1974)
* 1948 - Pim Fortuyn, Dutch politician (d. 2002)
* 1948 - Tony Iommi, British musician (Black Sabbath)
* 1949 - Dan Bunten, American software developer (d. 199
* 1951 - Stephen Nichols, American actor
* 1951 - Tahir-ul-Qadri, Pakastani Islamic scholar
* 1952 - Amy Tan, American novelist
* 1953 - Massimo Troisi, Italian actor (d. 1994)
* 1954 - Socrates, Brazilian footballer
* 1955 - Jeff Daniels, American actor
* 1956 - Roderick MacKinnon, American biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
* 1957 - Falco, Austrian singer (d. 199
* 1957 - Ray Winstone, British actor
* 1960 - Andrew, Duke of York
* 1962 - Hana Mandlikova, Czech tennis player
* 1963 - Seal, British singer
* 1964 - Dmitri Lipskerov, Russian writer
* 1966 - Justine Bateman, American actress
* 1966 - Paul Haarhuis, Dutch tennis player
* 1967 - Benicio Del Toro, Puerto Rican actor
* 1969 - Burton C. Bell, American vocalist (Fear Factory)
* 1983 - Vitas, Russian singer
* 1983 - Mika Nakashima, Japanese singer and actress
* 1985 - Haylie Duff, American singer and actress
* 1986 - Reon Kadena, Japanese model and actress
* 1986 - Maria Mena, Norwegian singer
* 1986 - Judith Bingham, American singer/songwriter
* 197 - Clodius Albinus, Roman governor of Britain
* 1133 - Irene Ducaena, wife of Alexius I Comnenus (b. 1066)
* 1553 - Erasmus Reinhold, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1511)
* 1605 - Orazio Vecchi, Italian composer (b. 1550)
* 1602 - Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercoeur, French soldier (b. 155
* 1620 - Roemer Visscher, Dutch writer (b. 1547)
* 1622 - Henry Savile, English educator (b. 1549)
* 1653 - Luigi de Rossi, Italian composer (b. 1597)
* 1663 - Adam Adami, German bishop and diplomat (b. 1603)
* 1670 - King Frederick III of Denmark (b. 1609)
* 1672 - Charles Chauncy, English-born president of Harvard College (b. 1592)
* 1709 - Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (b. 1646)
* 1716 - Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (b. 1634)
* 1789 - Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and President of Delaware (b. 173
* 1799 - Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (b. 1733)
* 1806 - Elizabeth Carter, English writer (b. 1717)
* 1837 - Georg Büchner, German playwright (b. 1813)
* 1873 - Vasil Levski, Bulgarian revolutionary (b. 1837)
* 1887 - Multatuli, Dutch writer (b. 1820)
* 1897 - Karl Weierstraß, German mathematician (b. 1815)
* 1916 - Ernst Mach, Austrian-Czech physicist and philosopher (b. 183
* 1927 - Robert Fuchs, Austrian composer (b. 1847)
* 1936 - Billy Mitchell, American general and military aviation pioneer (b. 1879)
* 1936 - Max Schreck, German actor (b. 1879)
* 1936 - Charles Harding Firth, British historian (b. 1857)
* 1942 - Frank Abbandando, American gangster (executed) (b. 1910)
* 1951 - André Gide, French writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1869)
* 1952 - Knut Hamsun, Norwegian author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1859)
* 1969 - Madge Blake, American actress (b. 1899)
* 1972 - John Grierson, Scottish documentary filmmaker (b. 189
* 1972 - Tedd Pierce, American animator (b. 1906)
* 1973 - Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (b. 1892)
* 1975 - Luigi Dallapiccola, Italian composer (b. 1904)
* 1980 - Bon Scott, Australian musician (AC/DC) (b. 1946)
* 1983 - Alice White, American film actress (b. 1904)
* 1986 - Adolfo Celi, Italian actor (b. 1922)
* 1988 - André Frédéric Cournand, French-born physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1895)
* 1994 - Derek Jarman, British Film Director (b. 1942)
* 1996 - Charles O. Finley, American sports entrepreneur (b. 191
* 1997 - Deng Xiaoping, Chinese Communist leader and revolutionary (b. 1904)
* 1997 - Leo Rosten, American Yiddish writer and humorist (b. 190
* 1998 - Grandpa Jones, American banjo player and comedian (b. 1913)
* 1999 - Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr, Iraqi Shiite leader (assassinated)
* 2000 - Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian artist (b. 192
* 2001 - Priscilla Davis, American socialite (b. 1942)
* 2001 - Stanley Kramer, American director (b. 1913)
* 2001 - Charles Trenet, French singer (b. 1913)
* 2003 - Johnny Paycheck, American singer (b. 193
Holidays and observances
* Chaoflux (Discordianism)
* Astrology: First day of sun sign Pisces
* Astrology: Can also be last day of sun sign Aquarius depending on the time of birth and the astrologer's viewpoint.
"Ignorance is a disease, you are the cure."
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Dam 2 popes died on October 9th must be bad pope luck or something
my birthday is on easter monday.....
They will write a new page, if only they could write, they will start a new age all they need is time,its a penguin attack!!!