birthday meme

Not that it’s anything like my birthday, but ebear started a Birthday Meme and I thought it was cool, so I’m stealing it. :)

Interesting people with whom I share my birthday:

Marilyn Monroe, Superman, Morgan Freeman, Brigham Young

Interesting people who died on my birthday:

Helen Keller, DeForest Kelley, Pope Gregory XVI, President James Buchanan

Interesting things that happened on my birthday:

1495 – 1st written record of Scotch Whiskey appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland. Friar John Cor is the distiller
1533 – Anne Boleyn crowned as queen
1638 – An earthquake was reported in the unlikely locale of Plymouth, MA.
1774 – British govt orders Port of Boston closed
1789 – 1st US congressional act becomes law (on administering oaths)
1831 – Sir James Clark Ross, an English navigator and explorer, discovered the magnetic North Pole while on his Arctic exploration.
1843 – Sojourner Truth leaves NY to begin her career as antislavery activist
1861 – 1st skirmish in the Civil War, Fairfax Court House, Va
1909 – Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition opens in Seattle
1938 – The first issue of “Action Comics” was published. In its pages was the world’s first super hero, Superman.
1967 – The Beatles

4 thoughts on “birthday meme

  1. not to pick nits or anything, but how do you define first “skirmish”?

    There’s Fort Sumter in April 1861.
    And there are a couple of land-based battery/gunboat type skirmishes just a little earlier….And the following: May 24-25
    Union troops occupy Arlington Heights and Alexandria. Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth is killed after removing a Confederate flag from the Marshall House in Alexandria.


    Whoops…slipped into History Geek mode! Sorry…. :)

  2. Hey! I am an interesting person with whom you share your birthday!

    Or maybe you are the interesting person with whom I share my birthday?


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