What happened on YOUR birthday?

Thursday, April 13, 2006

From ellie at deceptively packaged: Do a Wikipediasearch of your birthdate, minus the year; list three interesting events, three people who were born, and three people who died on that day.

Events
1295 BC - The coronation of Ramses II, on whose face the sun's rays fall each year in Abu Simbel temple.

1889 - President Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states. (Yes, I am biased because I live here therefore ND is the only state I linked.)

1956 - Elvis Presley enters the music charts for the first time, with "Heartbreak Hotel".

(Oh but there's this one too that made me laugh: 2006 - At least six men stage Britain's biggest ever robbery, stealing £53m (about $92.5 million or €78 million) from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.)

Births
1732 (N.S.) - George Washington, first President of the United States (d. 1799)

1932 - Ted Kennedy, U.S. senator from Massachusetts

1975 - Drew Barrymore, American actress

Deaths
1680 - Catherine Monvoisin, French sorceress (burned in public! holy shit! on my birthday. yeesh.)

1987 - Andy Warhol, American artist, director, and writer (b. 1928)

2002 - Chuck Jones, American animator (b. 1912)

1 comments:

Imbrium said...

I'm totally stealing this meme...it's the perfect segue (you'll see!) But I should warn you...horrible things happen on my birthday. I mean, sheesh...I share a birthday with Hitler. No joke.

 
TNB