Tuesday, April 11, 2006

A Bouncing Baby Boy Was Born

From Byzantium's Shores I steal this mini-meme. Historic events that occurred on my birthday, September 8.

(From a Wikipedia list)

1504 - Michaelangelo's David is unveiled in Florence.

1636 - The first college in the US is established (today's Harvard)

1900 - Hurricane kills 8,000 people in Galveston, Texas.

1921 - First Miss America crowned.

1941 - Siege of Leningrad begins in World War II.

1943 - Eisenhower announces Allied armistice with Italy.

1966 - First episode of Star Trek airs.

1974 (the day I was born) - Ford pardons Nixon.

1998 - McGuire breaks Maris' single-season home run record.

Notables born on September 8 - King Richard I of England, Antonin Dvorak, Sid Caesar, Lyndon LaRouche, Peter Sellars, Patcy Cline, Michael Frayn, Aimee Mann, Pink, Latrell Sprewell.

Notables who died on September 8 - Richard Strauss, Dorothy Dandridge, Zero Mostel, Leni Riefenstahl, Frank Thomas.

Until Whenever

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