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