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JohnnyNemesis
04-08-2006, 12:50 AM
This was just sent to me recently, and I found it to be quite fun. So, do it.

Go to Wikipedia and look up your birthday (excluding the year). List some neat facts, a few births, and some deaths in your journal, including the year.

My birthday is December 16:

Events:

1653 - English Interregnum: The Protectorate - Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.

1773 - American Revolution: Boston Tea Party - Members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawks dump crates of tea into Boston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act.

1960 - New York air disaster: While approaching New York's Idlewild Airport, a United Airlines Douglas DC-8 collides with a TWA Lockheed Super Constellation in a blinding snowstorm over Staten Island, killing 134.

1985 - Mafia: In New York City, Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti are shot dead on the orders of John Gotti, who assumes leadership of the Gambino family.

1997 - The Pokémon episode Electric Soldier Porygon triggers attacks of photosensitive epilepsy in hundreds of Japanese children.

Births:

1775 - Jane Austen, British writer
1934 - Elgin Baylor, American basketball player
1963 - Benjamin Bratt, American actor

Deaths:

Um, no one significant.

So, like, go!

the_GoDdEsS
04-08-2006, 12:59 AM
Ewwwwww, Jane Austen.

My matches (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_15) were not that interesting. The most important event still remains my own birthday.

sk8ter-hater
04-08-2006, 01:56 AM
February 1
Events:
1861 - American Civil War: Texas secedes from the United States.
1884 - Edition one of the Oxford English Dictionary is published
1893 - Thomas A. Edison finishes construction of the first motion picture studio, the Black Maria (West Orange, New Jersey).
2003 - Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates over Texas upon reentry killing all seven astronauts onboard.
2004 - At least 244 people trampled to death in a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
2004 - Janet Jackson exposes her breast on American television during the half-time show of the Super Bowl.

Births:
1948 - Rick James, American musician and composer (d. 2004)
1971 - Ron Welty, American musician (The Offspring)
1975 - Big Boi, American musician (Outkast)

Fiction:
In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).

I have to learn to appreaciate my birthday.
These are just things I'm familiar with. Here's the rest. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1_February)

JohnnyNemesis
04-08-2006, 01:58 AM
1884 - Edition one of the Oxford English Dictionary is published
1893 - Thomas A. Edison finishes construction of the first motion picture studio, the Black Maria (West Orange, New Jersey).

Births:
1948 - Rick James, American musician and composer (d. 2004)
1971 - Ron Welty, American musician (The Offspring)
1975 - Big Boi, American musician (Outkast)



All of these make your birthday fucking AWESOME.

And Simma: Yeah, I know.

Vera
04-08-2006, 02:19 AM
August 2

Events:

1869 - Japan's samurai, farmer, artisan, merchant class system is abolished as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms. (Traditional Japanese date: June 25, 1869).

1934 - Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany.

1955 - Velcro is patented.

Birthdays:

1854 - Milan I, King of Serbia (IZA I AM THY KING - almost.)

1932 - Peter O'Toole, Irish-born actor (BEST GUY EVER.)

1970 - Kevin Smith, American actor, director, and screenwriter (CLERKS 2, motherfuckers!)

1977 - Edward Furlong, American actor (Former kid in Terminator 2, current crack/coke/heroin/whatever drug is fashionable in Hollywood right now addict.)

Deaths:


1876 - James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok, American gunfighter (b. 1837)

1976 - Fritz Lang, Austrian film director (b. 1890)

1997 - William S. Burroughs, American writer (b. 1914)

Holidays etc:

Costa Rica - Our Lady of the Angels (Yup, that's me.)

Day of airborne forces in Russia

notoriousdoc
04-08-2006, 03:53 AM
1504 - Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Florence.
1930 - 3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape.
2003 - Brianna LaHara, a 12-year-old U.S. schoolgirl, is sued by the RIAA for sharing music illegally.
2005 - Apple Computer has unveiled a pencil-thin iPod nano digital music player and a long-anticipated cell phone that plays music like an iPod, both aimed at extending its domination of the digital music market. Also, Apple discontinued their iPod mini.

Births (pathetic)

1979 - Pink, American singer

Deaths (equally pathetic)

701 - Pope Sergius I

Anya82
04-08-2006, 04:03 AM
Events
* 1555 - Laurence Saunders is led barefoot to his execution and burned at the stake.
* 1622 - King James I of England disbands the English Parliament.
* 1692 - A doctor in Salem Village, Massachusetts Bay Colony declares that three teenage girls are under domination of Satan, leading to the Salem witch trials.
* 1849 - Roman Republic established.
* 1855 - The Devil's Footprints mysteriously appear in southern Devon.
* 1904 - Battle of Port Arthur: A surprise torpedo attack by the Japanese at Port Arthur, China starts the Russo-Japanese War.
* 1910 - The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
* 1924 - Death penalty: The first state execution using gas in the United States takes place in Nevada.
* 1963 - Travel, financial and commercial transactions by United States citizens to Cuba are made illegal by the John F. Kennedy administration.
* 1968 - American civil rights movement: A civil rights protest staged at a white-only bowling alley in Orangeburg, South Carolina is broken-up by highway patrolmen leading to the deaths of three college students.
* 2005 - Israel and Palestinians agree to cease-fire.


Births
* 1700 - Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-born mathematician (d. 1782)
* 1828 - Jules Verne, French author (d. 1905)
* 1834 - Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist (d. 1907)
* 1931 - James Dean, American actor (d. 1955)
* 1941 - Nick Nolte, American actor
* 1968 - Gary Coleman, American actor
* 1974 - Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, French DJ (Daft Punk)
* 1977 - Dave Farrell, American musician (Linkin Park)

Andy
04-08-2006, 04:07 AM
May 30th

Events:

1431 - In Rouen, France, 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake. May 30 is now her feast day as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church.

1883 - In New York City, a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse causes a stampede which crushes twelve people.

1935 - Babe Ruth plays in his last baseball game, in the uniform of the Boston Braves.

1998- Ginger Spice leaves the Spice Girls.

Births

1964 - Tom Morello, American musician

1908 - Mel Blanc, American voice actor (d. 1989)

1010 - Emperor Renzong of China (d. 1063)

1955 - Topper Headon, British musician (The Clash)

Deaths

1778 - Voltaire, French philosopher and author

1960 - Boris Pasternak, Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (declined)

Holidays

United States – Memorial Day (originally – currently last Monday in May)

(and the best fucking holiday ever)....
Peru – National Potato Day

Tizzalicious
04-08-2006, 04:38 AM
66 - Emperor Nero creates the legion I Italica.
1692 - Last people hanged for witchcraft in the United States.
1908 - The independence of Bulgaria is recognised.
1944 - World War II, Red Army entered Tallinn.

births:
no one interesting was born today.

deaths:
1828 - Shaka Zulu, Zulu leader
2005 - Maartje Witteveen, stupid dutch person

-WCM

Vera
04-08-2006, 04:39 AM
RIP Tizz. :(

Kerr
04-08-2006, 05:10 AM
My birthday is the 7th of July, and the ollowing happened on that day:

1456 - A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death.
1534 - European colonization of the Americas: First known exchange between Europeans and natives of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in New Brunswick.
1543 - French troops invade Luxembourg.
1777 - Battle of Hubbardton during the American Revolutionary War
1798 - Quasi-War: The U.S. Congress rescinds treaties with France sparking the 'war.'
1799 - Ranjit Singh's men take up their positions outside Lahore.
1807 - Napoleonic Wars: Peace of Tilsit between France, Prussia and Russia ends the Fourth Coalition.
1846 - Mexican War: American troops occupy Monterey and Yerba Buena, thus beginning the United States annexation of California.
1863 - United States begins first military draft; exemptions cost $100
1865 - American Civil War: Four conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln are hanged.
1898 - History of United States overseas expansion: President William McKinley signs the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States.
1915 - A Great Gorge and International Railway trolley with an extreme overload of 157 passengers crashed near Queenston, Ontario, killing 15.
1917 - Russian Revolution: Prince Georgy Yevgenyevich Lvov forms Provisional Government in Russia after the deposing of the tsar.
1930 - Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser begins construction of the Boulder Dam (now known as Hoover Dam).
1937 - Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Lugou Bridge - Japanese forces invade Beijing, China.
1941 - World War II: American forces land in Iceland to forestall an invasion by Germany.
1946 - Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini becomes the first American to be canonized.
1946 - Howard Hughes nearly dies when his XF-11 spy plane prototype crashes in a Beverly Hills neighborhood.
1947 - Downed UFO believed to be found in the Roswell UFO incident.
1954 - In Memphis, Tennessee, WHBQ becomes the first radio station to air an Elvis Presley record.
1958 - President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into United States law.
1959 - 14:28 UT Venus occults the star Regulus. This rare event was used to determine the diameter of Venus and the structure of the Venusian atmosphere.
1969 - In Canada, the Official Languages Act is adopted making the French language equal to the English language throughout the Federal government.
1978 - The Solomon Islands become independent from the United Kingdom.
1983 - Cold War: Samantha Smith, a U.S. schoolgirl, flies to the Soviet Union at the invitation of Premier Yuri Andropov
1991 - Yugoslav Wars: Brioni Agreement ended ten-day independence war in Slovenia against the rest of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
1994 - Aden is occupied by troops from North Yemen, completing the reunification of Yemen.
2000 - Tottoko Hamutaro anime begins.
2003 - The United Communist Party of Armenia was formed.
2004 - The last patent on the LZW compression algorithm (in Canada) expires.
2005 - A series of four terrorist explosions occur on London's transport system killing 52 innocent people plus all four suicide bombers.
2005 - Influenced by Live 8, the G8 leaders pledged to double 2004 levels of aid to Africa from US$25 to US$50 billion by the year 2010.

2005 - A series of four terrorist explosions occur on London's transport system killing 52 innocent people plus all four suicide bombers.

^^^ Holy shit, I remember that happening on my birthday. Strange.

igniton/pyro
04-08-2006, 05:27 AM
april 12

events:
1861 - American Civil War: The war begins with Confederate forces firing on Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.
1864 - American Civil War: Fort Pillow massacre -- Confederate forces under General Nathan Bedford Forrest kill most of the African American soldiers who had surrendered at Fort Pillow, Tennessee
1865 - American Civil War: Mobile, Alabama, falls to the Union Army.
1937 - Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft, at the British Thomson-Houston factory in Rugby, England
1961 - Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man to fly in space.
1968 - Nerve gas accident at Skull Valley, Utah.

births:
599 BC - Mahavira, Indian founder of Jainism (d. 527 BC)
1577 - King Christian IV of Denmark (d. 1648)
1869 - Henri Désiré Landru, French serial killer (d. 1922)
1947 - David Letterman, American talk show host
1978 - Guy Berryman, British musician (Coldplay)

deaths
238 - Gordian I, Roman Emperor (suicide)
238 - Gordian II, heir to the Roman Empire (killed in battle)
1945 - Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States (b. 1882)
1989 - Sugar Ray Robinson, American boxer (b. 1921)

ninthlayer
04-08-2006, 05:31 AM
Dimebag Darryl has the same birthday as me, eat it.

Demon_of_Debauchery
04-08-2006, 05:34 AM
March 30

Events

* 1282 - The people of Sicily rebel against the Angevin king Charles I, in what becomes known as the Sicilian Vespers.
* 1296 - Edward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England.
* 1492 - Ferdinand and Isabella sign the Alhambra decree aimed at expelling all Jews from Spain unless they convert to Roman Catholicism.
* 1533 - Thomas Cranmer becomes Archbishop of Canterbury.
* 1814 - Napoleonic Wars: Sixth Coalition forces march into Paris.
* 1822 - Florida Territory created in the United States.
* 1842 - Anesthesia is used for the first time in an operation by Dr. Crawford Long.
* 1844 - One of the most important battles of the Dominican War of Independence from Haiti takes place near the city of Santiago de los Caballeros.
* 1855 - Origins of the American Civil War: Bleeding Kansas - "Border Ruffians" from Missouri invade Kansas and force election of a pro-slavery legislature.
* 1856 - The Treaty of Paris (1856) is signed, ending the Crimean War.
* 1858 - Hymen Lipman patents a pencil with an attached eraser.
* 1867 - Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km˛), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this Seward's Folly.
* 1870 - Texas is readmitted to the Union following Reconstruction.
* 1910 - Mississippi Legislature founded The University of Southern Mississippi.
* 1912 - Sultan Abdelhafid signs the Treaty of Fez, making Morocco a French protectorate.
* 1940 - Sino-Japanese War: Japan declares Nanking to be the capital of a new Chinese puppet government, nominally controlled by Wang Ching-wei.
* 1945 - World War II: Soviet Union forces invade Austria and take Vienna, Polish and Soviet forces liberate Gdańsk.
* 1951 - Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.
* 1954 - The first subway in Canada opens after five years of construction, in Toronto.
* 1961 - The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed at New York.
* 1964 - Merv Griffin's game show Jeopardy! makes its debut on television. Art Fleming hosts the first episode on NBC.
* 1965 - Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others.
* 1972 - Vietnam War: The Eastertide Offensive begins after North Vietnamese forces cross into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of South Vietnam.
* 1981 - Reagan assassination attempt: President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr. Reagan will become the first U.S. president to survive Tecumseh's curse, under which presidents elected in a year ending with zero died while in office.
* 2006 - Marcos Pontes is the first Brazilian astronaut in space.


Births

* 1135 - Maimonides, Spanish rabbi and philosopher (d. 1204)
* 1326 - Ivan II of Russia, Grand Duke of Muscovy (d. 1359)
* 1432 - Mehmed II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1481)
* 1640 - John Trenchard, English politican (d. 1695)
* 1746 - Francisco Goya, Spanish painter and engraver (d. 1828)
* 1820 - Anna Sewell, British author (d. 1878)
* 1844 - Paul Verlaine, French poet (d. 1896)
* 1853 - Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter (d. 1890)
* 1857 - Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (d. 1926)
* 1864 - Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist (d. 1943)
* 1875 - Jonathan Campbell, American film pioneer (d. 1942)
* 1879 - Coen de Koning, Dutch ice skater (d. 1954)
* 1880 - Sean O'Casey, Irish dramatist (d. 1964)
* 1892 - Fortunato Depero, Italian artist (d. 1960)
* 1894 - Sergey Ilyushin, Russian aerospace engineer (d. 1977)
* 1895 - Nikolai Bulganin, Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 1975)
* 1902 - Ted Heath, British musician and band leader (d. 1969)
* 1902 - Brooke Astor, American philanthropist
* 1903 - Countee Cullen, American poet (d. 1946)
* 1904- Ripper Collins, baseball player (d. 1970)
* 1910 - Józef Marcinkiewicz, mathematician (d. 1940)
* 1913 - Marc Davis, American animator (d. 2000)
* 1913 - Richard Helms, American Central Intelligence Agency director (d. 2002)
* 1913 - Frankie Laine, American singer
* 1913 - Censu Tabone, President of Malta
* 1914 - Sonny Boy Williamson I, American musician (d. 1948)
* 1919 - McGeorge Bundy, American National Security Advisor (d. 1996)
* 1922 - Turhan Bey, Turkish actor
* 1923 - Milton Acorn, Canadian poet (d. 1986)
* 1926 - Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish entrepreneur
* 1927 - Peter Marshall, American game show host
* 1928 - Robert Badinter, French politician
* 1929 - Richard Dysart, American actor
* 1930 - John Astin, American actor
* 1930 - Rolf Harris, Australian artist and entertainer
* 1932 - Ted Morgan, Swiss-born writer
* 1935 - Willie Galimore, American football player (d. 1964)
* 1937 - Warren Beatty, American actor and director
* 1940 - Astrud Gilberto, Brazilian singer
* 1940 - Jerry Lucas, American basketball player
* 1941 - Graeme Edge, British musician (Moody Blues)
* 1941 - Wasim Sajjad, President of Pakistan
* 1945 - Eric Clapton, British guitarist
* 1949 - Lene Lovich, American singer
* 1950 - Robbie Coltrane, Scottish actor and comedian
* 1952 - Peter Knights, Australian footballer and coach
* 1956 - Bill Butler, Scottish politician
* 1957 - Paul Reiser, American actor
* 1958 - Maurice LaMarche, Canadian voice actor
* 1962 - MC Hammer, American rapper
* 1963 - Eli-Eri Moura, Brazilian composer and conductor
* 1964 - Tracy Chapman, American singer
* 1964 - Ian Ziering, American actor
* 1964 - Dave Ellett, Canadian hockey player
* 1966 - Joey Castillo, American drummer (Queens of the Stone Age)
* 1967 - Megumi Hayashibara, Japanese voice actress and singer
* 1968 - Donna D'Errico, American actress and model
* 1968 - Céline Dion, Canadian singer
* 1970 - Mark Consuelos, American actor
* 1970 - Secretariat, American racehorse (d. 1989)
* 1976 - Obadele Thompson, Barbadian athlete
* 1978 - Chris Paterson, Scottish rugby player
* 1979 - Norah Jones, American singer and pianist
* 1980 - Paul Wall, American rapper
* 1984 - Anna Nalick, American singer and songwriter
* 1984 - Mario Ancic, Croatian tennis player

Deaths

* 1486 - Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury
* 1526 - Konrad Mutian, German humanist (b. 1471)
* 1540 - Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg, German statesman and Archbishop of Salzburg (b. 1469)
* 1559 - Adam Ries, German mathematician (b. 1492)
* 1587 - Ralph Sadler, English statesman (b. 1507)
* 1662 - François le Métel de Boisrobert, French poet (b. 1592)
* 1707 - Vauban, French architect (b. 1633)
* 1764 - Pietro Locatelli, Italian composer (b. 1695)
* 1783 - William Hunter, Scottish anatomist (b. 1718)
* 1804 - Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, Marshal of France (b. 1718)
* 1840 - Beau Brummell, English celebrity and dandy (b. 1778)
* 1842 - Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, French painter (b. 1755)
* 1879 - Thomas Couture, French painter and teacher (b. 1815)
* 1912 - Karl May, German author (b. 1842)
* 1936 - Conchita Supervia, Spanish oper singer (b. 1895)
* 1943 - Jan Bytnar, Polish activist
* 1943 - Maciej Aleksy Dawidowski, Polish activist
* 1949 - Friedrich Bergius, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1884)
* 1950 - Léon Blum, French prime minister (b. 1872)
* 1959 - Daniil Andreev, Russian writer and mystic (b. 1906)
* 1965 - Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1896)
* 1966 - Maxfield Parrish, American artist (b. 1870)
* 1968 - Bobby Driscoll, American actor (b. 1937)
* 1972 - Gabriel Heatter, American radio commentator (b. 1890)
* 1981 - DeWitt Wallace, American publisher (b. 1889)
* 1984 - Karl Rahner, German theologian (b. 1904)
* 1985 - Harold Peary, American actor and singer (heart attack) (b. 1908)
* 1986 - James Cagney, American actor (b. 1899)
* 1999 - Gary Morton, American film and television producer (b. 1924)
* 2002 - Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Mother of the United Kingdom (b. 1900)
* 2003 - Michael Jeter, American actor (b. 1952)
* 2003 - Valentin Pavlov, Prime Minister of the Soviet Union (b. 1937)
* 2004 - Alistair Cooke, English-born journalist (b. 1908)
* 2004 - Hubert Gregg, British broadcaster (b. 1914)
* 2004 - Michael King, New Zealand historian (b. 1945)
* 2004 - Timi Yuro, American singer (b. 1940)
* 2005 - Robert Creeley, American poet (b. 1926)
* 2005 - Milton Green, American athlete (b. 1913)
* 2005 - Fred Korematsu, American civil rights activist (b. 1919)
* 2005 - O. V. Vijayan, Indian author and cartoonist (b. 1930)
* 2005 - Derrick Plourde, American drummer (b. 1971)
* 2006 - Red Hickey, American football coach (b. 1917)

Izie
04-08-2006, 05:38 AM
Events

* 1836 - Edgar Allan Poe marries his 13-year-old cousin Virginia.
* 1929 - In Hollywood, California, the first Academy Awards are handed out.
* 1966 - Two extremely influential rock albums are released on the same day: Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde and The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds.
* 2002 - Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones opens in cinemas. (lol)
* 2005 - Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith premieres in London. (lolol)

Births

* 1905 - Henry Fonda, American actor (d. 1982)
* 1919 - Liberace, American pianist (d. 1987)
* 1953 - Pierce Brosnan, Irish actor
* 1965 - Krist Novoselic, American bassist (Nirvana) (zomg wtf OH NOEZ)
* 1966 - Janet Jackson, American singer
* 1971 - David Boreanaz, American actor
* 1973 - Tori Spelling, American actress
* 1977 - Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Canadian hockey player
* 1983 - Kyle Wellwood, Canadian hockey player
* 1985 - Corey Perry, Canadian hockey player
(last 3 are a conspiracy!)

Deaths

* 1926 - Mehmed VI, last Ottoman Sultan (b. 1861)
* 1984 - Andy Kaufman, American comedian (b. 1949)
* 1990 - Jim Henson, American puppeteer (b. 1936)

offspring fan
04-08-2006, 05:45 AM
my birthday is september 14
Events:
nothing fun ....

Births:
1936 - Harry Danielsen, Norwegian politician
1959 - Morten Harket, Norwegian singer (a-ha)
1969 - Jesse G. James, American motorcycle builder and TV host
1973 - Nas, American rapper

Deaths:
1901 - William McKinley, 25th President of the United States (assassinated) (b. 1843)
1910 - Huo Yuan Jia, Chinese martial artist, founder of the martial arts school Jing Wu Men in Shanghai
2005 - Robert Wise, American filmmaker (b. 1914)

0r4ng3
04-08-2006, 05:54 AM
By birthday is April 18th.

Events

1775 - Two lanterns were hung from the steeple of the Old North Church in Boston, Massachusetts. Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott ride to warn of impending arrests of Samuel Adams and John Hancock and seizure of weapons. Only Prescott finishes the ride.

1906 - An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.8, destroys much of San Francisco, California. (See 1906 San Francisco earthquake)

1923 - Yankee Stadium, "The House that Ruth Built", opens.

1946 - The League of Nations is dissolved.

2002 - A new order of insects, Mantophasmatodea, is announced.

Births
1857 - Clarence Darrow, American attorney (d. 1938)
1864 - Richard Harding Davis, American author (d. 1916)
1888 - Duffy Lewis, baseball player (d. 1979)
1947 - James Woods, American actor and poker player
1954 - Rick Moranis, Canadian comedian
1956 - Eric Roberts, American actor
1963 - Eric McCormack, Canadian actor
1963 - Conan O'Brien, American comedian
1976 - Melissa Joan Hart, American actress

Deaths
1636 - Julius Caesar, English judge
1955 - Albert Einstein, German-born Jewish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1879)

That was everything I noticed. It's all here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_18).

Little_Miss_1565
04-08-2006, 08:28 AM
Motherfuckers, don't post the whole list!

I DID THESE THINGS
1929 - "Black Thursday" stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange.
1935 - Italy invades Ethiopia
1945 - Founding of the United Nations
1955 - The body of Manolo Just, a probable bisexual, is found in the Mexico apartment of Mary Rogers, daughter of Will Rogers. Homicide is suspected, but never proven. (LOL does his being bisexual have anything to do with anything?)
1989 - Televangelist Jim Bakker is sentenced to 45 years in prison and a 500,000 USD fine for defrauding investors of 3.7 million USD.
2003 - Concorde makes its last commercial flight, bringing the era of airliner supersonic transport to a close, at least for the time being.
2004 - A plane carrying ten members of the NASCAR Hendrick Motorsports team crashes en route to the race held at Martinsville Speedway. There were no survivors.

I AM THESE PEOPLE
1632 - Anton van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch microbiologist (MOTHERFUCKER INVENTED TEH MICROSKOPE)
1930 - The Big Bopper, American singer
1947 - Kevin Kline, American actor
1962 - B.D. Wong, American actor (FUCK YEAH MY FAVORITE PART OF LAW AND ORDER SVU)
1972 - Scott Peterson, American murderer

I KILLED THESE PEOPLE
1375 - King Valdemar IV of Denmark (haha eff you Per!)
1537 - Jane Seymour, queen of Henry VIII of England (off with her head!)
1957 - Christian Dior, French fashion designer :( :( :(
1991 - Gene Roddenberry, American television producer
2001 - Wolf Rüdiger Hess, German neo-Nazi
2005 - Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist

THESE HOLIDAYS CELEBRATE ME
Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
United Nations Day (charter 1945)
Discordianism - Maladay

Rag Doll
04-08-2006, 08:31 AM
June 23

Events

1972 - Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House chief of staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the Central Intelligence Agency to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation's investigation into the Watergate break-ins.
1991 - Sonic the Hedgehog, one of the most popular video game characters in history, makes his debut in his self-titled video game.
1996 - The Nintendo 64, successor to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System is released in Japan.

births

1894 - Alfred Kinsey, American entomologist and sexologist (d. 1956)
1927 - Bob Fosse, American choreographer (d. 1987)
1929 - June Carter Cash, American singer (d. 2003)
1955 - Glenn Danzig, American musician (The Misfits and Danzig)
1964 - Joss Whedon, American producer, director, and screenwriter (buffy & angel)
1977 - Jason Mraz, American singer and songwriter

deaths

1707 - John Mill, English theologian

0r4ng3
04-08-2006, 08:33 AM
You guys should post your actual birthdays. All I see are years.

Rag Doll
04-08-2006, 08:33 AM
1962 - B.D. Wong, American actor (FUCK YEAH MY FAVORITE PART OF LAW AND ORDER SVU)


zomg, mine too!

All About Eve
04-08-2006, 08:35 AM
There's a whole fucking lot for me, July 3, so I'll just link(!!!) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_3) you to it, and post my favorites.

Events:
1775 - American Revolutionary War: George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge
1839 - The first state normal school in the United States opens in Lexington, Massachusetts with 3 students.
1863 - U.S. Civil War: The final and bloodiest day of the Battle of Gettysburg.
1928 - First color television broadcast in London.
1932 - First Sunday game at Fenway Park, the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 13-2, and John McGraw retires from baseball.
1964 - President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits segregation in public places.
2005 - The national law legalizing same-sex marriage takes effect in Spain.

Births:
1423 - King Louis XI of France (d. 1483)
1962 - Tom Cruise, American actor
(and a whole bunch of other people I don't know)

Deaths:
683 - St. Leo II, pope
1704 - Sophia Alekseyevna, regent of Russia (b. 1657) (no idea who that is, just liked the last name)
1969 - Brian Jones, English musician (The Rolling Stones) (drowned) (b. 1942)
1971 - Jim Morrison, American singer (The Doors) (b. 1943)

Edit: Now Nieh won't have to do it.

Tired_Of_You
04-08-2006, 08:46 AM
August 6

EVENTS
1806 -1806 - Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor, abdicates, thus ending the Holy Roman Empire.
1890 - At Auburn Prison in New York, the first execution by electric chair is performed, with murderer William Kemmler as the subject.
1990 - Gulf War: The United Nations Security Council orders a global trade embargo against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait

BIRTHS
1697- Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1745)
1928 - Andy Warhol, American artist (d. 1987)
1972 - Geri Halliwell, British singer LOL

HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES
Christianity - Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ

and my favorite....
1945 - World War II: the Atomic bombing of Hiroshima. An atomic bomb codenamed Little Boy is dropped by the American B-29 Enola Gay on the city of Hiroshima in Japan at 8:16 a.m., killing 80,000 outright with another 60,000 dead by the end of the year due to fallout sickness. Ultimately, about 200,000 die due to the atomic bomb.

Vera
04-08-2006, 09:03 AM
..Your favourite?

Tired_Of_You
04-08-2006, 09:06 AM
Not really.

It's weird to think it happened August 6, though.

Revolver-2005?
04-08-2006, 10:34 AM
November 25th-

Events:
2348 B.C. - The epic Great Flood, (Noah´s Flood) began on this date according to the Old testament Chronology of Bishop James Ussher.

1783 - American Revolutionary War: The last British troops leave New York City three months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris.

1940 - Woody Woodpecker first appears, in the film "Knock Knock".

1963 - President John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Mostly natural disasters happened on November 25th...I guess that says something about me.

Births:
1835 - Andrew Carnegie, British-born industrialist and philanthropist (d. 1919)
1914 - Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player (d. 1999)
1944 - Ben Stein, American actor, game show host, and political consultant
1960 - John F. Kennedy, Jr., American publisher (d. 1999)
1966 - Tim Armstrong, American musician (Rancid and The Transplants)
1971 - Christina Applegate, American actress
1976 - Donovan McNabb, American football player

Damn that's alot of good births

Deaths:
1998 - Flip Wilson, American actor and comedian (b. 1933)

That's the only significant death.

Corpse
04-08-2006, 10:43 AM
20th May

Important Things

1896 - The six ton chandelier of the Palais Garnier falls on the crowd resulting in the death of one and the injury of many others.

1993 - The television sitcom, Cheers ends an 11-year run on NBC.

1996 - Gay rights: The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Romer v. Evans against a law that would have prevented any city, town or county in the state of Colorado from taking any legislative, executive, or judicial action to protect the rights of homosexuals.

Birthdays

1970 - B.G. James, American professional wrestler

1972 - Tina Hobley, British actress

1972 - Busta Rhymes, American singer and rapper

Deaths

1277 - Pope John XXI (b. 1215)

1996 - Jon Pertwee, British actor (b. 1919)

2005 - Paul Ricoeur, French philosopher (b. 1913)

sk8ter-hater
04-08-2006, 10:46 AM
If you were born on February 29th your birthday parties when you were younger would've been fucked up.

Andy
04-08-2006, 10:53 AM
Events:1963 - President John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Births:1960 - John F. Kennedy, Jr., American publisher (d. 1999)]

What a shit third birthday Johnny jr had.

Vera
04-08-2006, 11:03 AM
Year one: "Hi dad."
Year two: "Thanks dad."
Year three: "Bye dad."
Year three onwards: "Fuck you, dad."
Year thirty-whatever: "Hi dad."

Jalle
04-08-2006, 11:15 AM
Events
1253 - Mindaugas is crowned king of Lithuania.
1483 - Richard III is crowned king of England.
1484 - Portuguese sea captain Diogo Căo finds the mouth of Congo River.
1495 - Charles VIII fights in the Battle of Fornovo against the Holy League, ending his attempted conquest of Italy.
1560 - The Treaty of Edinburgh is signed by Scotland and England.
1573 - Córdoba, Argentina is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera.
1609 - Bohemia is granted freedom of religion.
1630 - Thirty-Years War: 4,000 Swedish troops under Gustavus Adolphus land in Pomerania, Germany.
1777 - American Revolutionary War: At the Battle of Ticonderoga, bombardment by British artillery under General John Burgoyne forces American retreat from Fort Ticonderoga, New York.
1785 - The dollar is unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States.
1799 - Ranjit Singh's 25,000 men start march towards Lahore.
1801 - Battle of Algeciras: The French navy defeats the British Royal Navy.
1854 - In Jackson, Michigan, the first convention of the U.S. Republican Party is held.
1885 - Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies. The patient is Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog.
1887 - David Kalakaua, monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, is forced at gunpoint, at the hands of Americans, to sign the Bayonet Constitution giving Americans more power in Hawaii while stripping Hawaiian citizens of their rights.
1892 - Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain.
1893 - The small town of Pomeroy, Iowa is nearly destroyed by a tornado that kills 71 people and injures 200.
1905 - Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the second time.
1908 - Robert Peary sets sail for the Arctic on the expedition on which he later reaches the North Pole.
1917 - World War I: Arabian troops led by Lawrence of Arabia and Auda ibu Tayi capture Aqaba from the Turks during the Arab Revolt.
1919 - The British dirigible R-34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic by an airship.
1928 - The ten world's largest hailstones fall in Potter, Nebraska.
1933 - The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game is played in Chicago's Comiskey Park. The American League defeats the National League, 4 to 2.
1939 - Holocaust: The last remaining Jewish enterprises in Germany are closed.
1944 - The Hartford Circus Fire, one of America's worst fire disasters, kills approximately 168 people and injures over 700 in Hartford, Connecticut.
1957 - Althea Gibson wins the Wimbledon championships, becoming the first black athlete to do so.
1957 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles meet for the first time at the Woolton Parish Church Garden Fete, Liverpool.
1964 - A Hard Day's Night, the first Beatles film, premieres.
1964 - Malawi declares its independence from the United Kingdom.
1966 - Malawi becomes a republic.
1967 - Biafran War: Nigerian forces invade Biafra, beginning the war.
1974 - The radio program A Prairie Home Companion makes its first live broadcast.
1975 - The Comoros declare independence from France.
1977 - Pink Floyd's Roger Waters spits on a fan during the In The Flesh tour in Montreal.
1988 - The Piper Alpha drilling platform in the North Sea is destroyed by explosions and fires, killing 167 oil workers.
1988 - Carlos Salinas wins controversial Mexican presidential election.
1989 - At 01:23:45 AM, the time and date by British reckoning was 01:23:45 6/7/89. This was also true 12 hours later excepting 24-hour time.
2003 - The Corsicans rejected a referendum for increased autonomy from France by a very thin majority: 50.98 percent against, and 49.02 percent for.
2004 - The New York Post erroneously reports that Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry has selected Dick Gephardt as his running mate.
2005 - International Olympic Committee announces that London wins bid to host the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
2005 - Time Magazine reporter Matt Cooper agrees to testify to a grand jury that Karl Rove revealed to him Valerie Plame's secret CIA identity.
2005 - Bob Geldof and Bono meet with the G8 in Gleneagles to discuss increasing aid to Africa. Afterwards, both make appearances at the Edinburgh 50,000 concert, a last concert in the Live 8 series.
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Births
1686 - Antoine de Jussieu, French naturalist (d. 1758)
1766 - Alexander Wilson, Scottish-born poet, ornithologist, naturalist, and painter (d. 1813)
1785 - William Jackson Hooker, English botanist (d. 1865)
1796 - Tsar Nicholas I of Russia (d. 1855)
1817 - Albert von Kölliker, Swiss anatomist (d. 1905)
1818 - Adolf Anderssen, German chess player (d. 1879)
1838 - Vatroslav Jagic, Croatian scholar (d. 1923)
1859 - Verner von Heidenstam, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)
1884 - Harold Vanderbilt, American businessman (b. 1884)
1898 - Hanns Eisler, German composer (d. 1962)
1901 - Louis Armstrong, Famous Musician (d. 1971)
1903 - Hugo Theorell, Swedish scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1982)
1904 - Erik Wickberg, the 9th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1996)
1907 - Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter (d. 1954)
1912 - Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer and explorer (d. 2006)
1918 - Sebastian Cabot, English actor (d. 1977)
1919 - Ernst Haefliger, Swiss tenor
1921 - Nancy Reagan, actress and First Lady of the United States
1923 - Wojciech Jaruzelski, President of Poland
1925 - Merv Griffin, American game show developer and television show host
1925 - Bill Haley, American singer (Bill Haley and the Comets) (d. 1981)
1927 - Hein Donner, Dutch chess player
1927 - Janet Leigh, American actress (d. 2004)
1927 - Pat Paulsen, American comedian and Presidential candidate (d. 1997)
1931 - Della Reese, American singer and actress
1935 - Tenzin Gyatso, fourteenth Dalai Lama, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1936 - Dave Allen, Irish comedian (d. 2005)
1937 - Vladimir Ashkenazy, Russian pianist and conductor
1937 - Ned Beatty, American actor
1940 - Jeannie Seely, American singer
1946 - George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States
1946 - Sylvester Stallone, American actor
1948 - Brad Park, Canadian ice hockey player
1951 - Geoffrey Rush, Australian actor
1953 - Nanci Griffith, American singer and songwriter
1955 - William Wall, Irish writer
1958 - Jennifer Saunders, British actress and comedian
1959 - Richard Dacoury, French basketball player
1967 - Heather Nova, West Indian-born guitarist and singer
1969 - Fernando Redondo, Argentine footballer
1970 - Inspectah Deck, American rapper
1975 - 50 Cent, American rapper
1977 - Craig Handley, British film director and writer
1978 - Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry, Twin German actresses
1983 - Gregory Smith, Canadian actor
1986 - Caroline Welz, Tallest woman in Germany and model
1987 - Caroline Trentini, Brazilian model

Deaths
1189 - King Henry II of England (b. 1133)
1218 - Eudes III, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1166)
1249 - King Alexander II of Scotland (b. 1198)
1415 - Jan Hus, Bohemian reformer (burned at the stake) (b. 1369)
1476 - Regiomantus, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1436)
1480 - Antonio Squarcialupi, Italian composer (b. 1416)
1533 - Ludovico Ariosto, Italian poet (b. 1474)
1535 - Sir Thomas More, English writer and philosopher (executed) (b. 1478)
1553 - King Edward VI of England (b. 1537)
1583 - Edmund Grindal, Archbishop of Canterbury
1585 - Thomas Aufield, English Catholic martyr (b. 1552)
1684 - Peter Gunning, English royalist churchman (b. 1614)
1758 - George Howe, 3rd Viscount Howe, British general (killed in battle)
1762 - Tsar Peter III of Russia (murdered) (b. 1728)
1768 - Conrad Beissel, German-born religious leader
1835 - John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1755)
1854 - Georg Ohm, German physicist
1868 - Sanosuke Harada, Shinsengumi Captain (b. 1840)
1893 - Guy de Maupassant, French author (b. 1850)
1902 - St. Maria Goretti, French saint (b. 1890)
1916 - Odilon Redon, French painter (b. 1840)
1932 - Kenneth Grahame, English children's author (b. 1859)
1960 - Aneurin Bevan, British politician (b. 1897)
1961 - Scott LaFaro, American musician (b. 1936)
1961 - Woodall Rodgers, mayor of Dallas, Texas (b. 1890)
1962 - William Faulkner, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
1962 - Archduke Joseph August of Austria, Austrian field marshal (b. 1872)
1966 - Sad Sam Jones, baseball player (b. 1892)
1971 - Louis Armstrong, American musician (b. 1901)
1973 - Otto Klemperer, German conductor (b. 1885)
1982 - Bob Johnson, baseball player (b. 1905)
1986 - Jagjivan Ram, Indian politician (b. 1908)
1989 - János Kádár, Hungarian politician (b. 1912)
1998 - Roy Rogers, American cowboy actor and singer (b. 1911)
1999 - Carl Gunter Jr, La. State Political Figure (b. 1938)
1999 - Joaquin Rodrigo, Spanish composer (b. 1901)
2002 - Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman (b. 1932)
2002 - John Frankenheimer, American film director (b. 1930)
2003 - Buddy Ebsen, American actor (b. 1908)
2004 - Thomas Klestil, President of Austria (b. 1932)
2005 - L. Patrick Gray III, American director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (b. 1916)
2005 - Claude Simon, French writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)
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Holidays and observances
Comoros - Independence Day (1975)
Czech Republic - Jan Hus Day (1415)
Feast day of St Maria Goretti
Lithuania - Day of Statehood
Malawi - Independence Day (1964)
Malawi - Republic Day (1966)
Roman festivals Ludi Apollinares, games in honour of Apollo (since 208 BC) begin today

alistair13
04-08-2006, 11:25 AM
events
# 1787 - The United States Constitution is delivered to the states for ratification.
# 1821 - Mexico gains its independence from Spain.
# 1905 - Albert Einstein publishes the paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?" in Annalen der Physik. This paper revealed the relationship between energy and mass.
# 1977 - The 300 metre tall CKVR-TV transmission tower in Barrie, Ontario, Canada is hit by a light aircraft in a fog, causing it to collapse. All aboard the aircraft are killed.
# 1996 - In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.
# 1998 - Google is first established
# 2005 - NBC announces the planned 2009 retirement of Tonight Show host Jay Leno and names Conan O'Brien as Leno's successor.
births
# 1601 - King Louis XIII of France (d. 1643)
# 1722 - Samuel Adams, American revolutionary leader (d. 1803)
# 1961 - Irvine Welsh, Scottish writer
# 1984 - Avril Lavigne, Canadian singer and songwriter
deaths
nothing too great

Revolver-2005?
04-08-2006, 11:34 AM
What a shit third birthday Johnny jr had.

Yeah that must of sucked ass.

TheUnholyNightbringer
04-08-2006, 11:53 AM
May 29th

Events

1453 - Ottoman armies under Sultan Mehmed II Fatih capture Constantinople after a siege, ending the Byzantine Empire.

1790 - Rhode Island becomes the last of the original United States colonies to ratify the Constitution and is admitted as the 13th U.S. state.

1848 - Wisconsin is admitted as the 30th U.S. state.

1935 - Construction of Hoover Dam is completed.

1953 - Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay are the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest. (wow!)

2005 - France, one of the founders of a united Europe, resoundingly rejects the European Constitution, throwing the idea of a European Union into question and leaving the continent in a state of anxiety and uncertainty (see French referendum on the European Constitution).

Births

1630 - King Charles II of England (d. 1685)
1874 - G. K. Chesterton, English novelist (d. 1936)
1903 - Bob Hope, British-born comedian and actor (d. 2003)
1906 - T.H. White, British author (d. 1964)
1917 - John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States (d. 1963)
1967 - Noel Gallagher, English musician (Oasis)

Deaths

Nobody significant.

Wow, I share a birthday with JFK.

Revolver-2005?
04-08-2006, 11:57 AM
May 29th
Wow, I share a birthday with JFK.

And I share the day he was buried and his son's birth...creepy.

Twinkle
04-08-2006, 12:03 PM
APRIL 14
Events:
1828 - Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary.
1846 - The Donner Party of pioneers departs Springfield, Illinois, for California, on what will become a year-long journey of hardship, cannibalism, and survival.
1865 - Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth; he dies the next day.
1912 - The British ocean liner RMS Titanic strikes an iceberg in the North Atlantic on its maiden voyage, plunging beneath the waves and taking with it over 1,500 lives at about 2:20 a.m. the following morning. ***I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned this, but I LOVE the Titanic and learning stuff about it. I've watched the movie (I have the collector's edition AND the regular DVD plus the VCR tape), and I have documentaries, and saw an IMAX movie, went to an exhibit of it, and did a research paper on it. It's a fascinating thing to me.
1935 - Babe Ruth played his first National League game in Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. He was playing for the Boston Braves, not his old team the Red Sox, in this, his last year of pro ball in the major leagues. In this season, Ruth played 28 games, getting 13 hits and six home runs, before retiring.
1944 - Huge explosion rocks the Bombay harbour killing 300 and causing a loss of 20 million pounds at that time. ***I like shipwrecks.
1956 - Videotape is first demonstrated at the 1956 NARTB (now NAB) convention in Chicago, Illinois. It was the demonstation of the first practical and commercially successful format called 2" Quadruplex.
2003 - Human Genome Project successfully completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to 99.99% accuracy.
2003 - The body of Laci Peterson is found in California.
Births:
1968 - Anthony Michael Hall, American actor
1973 - Adrien Brody, American actor
1977 - Sarah Michelle Gellar, American actress

No one exciting died.

BIG Nicky
04-08-2006, 01:10 PM
March 24th

Events
1603 - James VI of Scotland also becomes James I King of England.
1765 - American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain passes the Quartering Act that requires the 13 American colonies to house British troops.
1832 - In Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat, tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr..
1837 - Canada gives African men the right to vote.
1868 - Metropolitan Life Insurance Company is formed.
1878 - The UK frigate Eurydice sinks, killing 300.
1882 - Robert Koch announces the discovery of the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis (mycobacterium tuberculosis).
1898 - Robert Allison of Port Carbon, Pennsylvania becomes the first person to buy an American-built automobile when he buys a Winton automobile that was advertised in Scientific American.
1900 - New York City Mayor Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground "Rapid Transit Railroad" that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
1923 - Greece becomes a republic.
1934 - U.S. Congress passes Tydings-McDuffie Act.
1944 - In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 prisoners begin breaking out of Stalag Luft III.
1959 - The Party of the African Federation (PFA) is launched by Léopold Sédar Senghor and Modibo Keita.
1965 - NASA spacecraft Ranger 9, equipped to convert its signals into a form suitable for showing on domestic television, brings images of the Moon into ordinary homes before crash-landing.
1972 - The United Kingdom imposes "Direct Rule" over Northern Ireland.
1973 - Kenyan track runner Kip Keino defeats Jim Ryun at the first-ever professional track meet in Los Angeles, sanctioned by the International Track Association.
1973 - Rock band Pink Floyd releases The Dark Side of the Moon
1976 - Argentina's military forces depose president Isabel Perón and start the Proceso de Reorganización Nacional.
1980 - Archbishop Óscar Romero is killed by right-wing terrorists while celebrating Mass in San Salvador.
1989 - Exxon Valdez oil spill: In Alaska's Prince William Sound the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels (42,000 mł) of petroleum after running aground.
1990 - Bob Hawke and the ALP defeats Andrew Peacock and the Liberal Party of Australia in his final election as Prime Minister of Australia.
1998 - Jonesboro massacre: In Jonesboro, Arkansas, two boys (aged 11 and 13 years) fire upon students at Westside Middle School; four students and one teacher are killed and 10 injured.
1999 - Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
2003 - The Arab League votes 21-1 in favor of a resolution demanding the immediate and unconditional removal of U.S. and British soldiers from Iraq.
2006 - Long-term protests in Belarus are broken by police. More than 400 detained.
2006 - Pope Benedict XVI adds 15 men to the College of Cardinals, in the first consistory of his Pontificate.

Births
Fatty Arbuckle
Louie Anderson
The Undertaker
Alyson Hannigan

Deaths
Queen Elizabeth 1

Holidays/Observations

Ancient Latvia - Kazimiras Diena observed.
World Tuberculosis Day.
National Orange Day.

Vera
04-08-2006, 01:20 PM
Stop posting all the shit that happened on that day. Be selective, for fuck's sake.

TheUnholyNightbringer
04-08-2006, 01:21 PM
I was selective. Loads of shit happened.

Vera
04-08-2006, 01:22 PM
I was selective. Loads of shit happened.
Not talking to you, love. But some entries I needed to do some serious scrolling to go pass.

BIG Nicky
04-08-2006, 01:24 PM
Oh well at least i have National Orange day. :D

TheUnholyNightbringer
04-08-2006, 01:24 PM
Maybe some people enjoy Canadian politics, the English monarchy and Stalag Luft II. Think about that, huh?!

Vera
04-08-2006, 01:26 PM
From Jalle's post:


1964 - Malawi declares its independence from the United Kingdom.
1966 - Malawi becomes a republic.

80% of people don't even know where the fuck Malawi is.

TheUnholyNightbringer
04-08-2006, 01:28 PM
Ah, Malawi. I remember it well.

But yes, you're right.

Nineteen Seventy Nine
04-08-2006, 01:30 PM
Events:

55 BC - Julius Caesar invades Britain

1920 - 19th amendment to U.S. Constitution gives women the right to vote.

1968 - The Beatles' "Hey Jude" is released as a single in the United States under the Apple Records label.
2002 - Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Éric Gagné converts his first of a record 84 consecutive successful save opportunities.

Births:

1901 - Chen Yi, Chinese communist military commander and politician

Deaths:

1723 - Anton van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch scientist

Jalle
04-08-2006, 03:21 PM
george w bush was born at the first day as me :mad:






noooooooooo

T-6005
04-08-2006, 03:59 PM
Mine is apparently Teacher's Day in Slovakia.

Nothing else of note, except perhaps Vince Vaughn sharing my birthday.

lenar
04-08-2006, 08:13 PM
EVENTS

1947 - India gains independence from the United Kingdom. Jawaharlal Nehru takes office as the first Prime Minister of India
1969 - The Woodstock Music and Art Festival opens.
1998 - Omagh bomb in Northern Ireland, becoming the worst terrorist incident of The Troubles
1999 - Beni Ounif massacre in Algeria; some 29 people killed at a false roadblock near the Moroccan border, leading to temporary tensions with Morocco.

BIRTHS

1769 - Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France
1945 - Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, Indian guru
1972 - Ben Affleck, American actor

DEATHS
1038 - King Stephen I of Hungary
1040 - King Duncan I of Scotland
1057 - King Macbeth I of Scotland
1975 - Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, President of Bangladesh (b. 1920)

Italia311
04-08-2006, 08:18 PM
September 25th

Events:

275 - M. Claudius Tacitus is appointed Roman emperor by the senate
303 - On a voyage preaching the gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France.
1066 - The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Viking era.
1396 - Ottoman Emperor Beyazid I defeats a Christian army at the Battle of Nicopolis.

Not really any important events...

Births:

1773 - Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist (d. 1856)
1918 - Phil Rizzuto, baseball player and announcer
1931 - Barbara Walters, American broadcaster
1932 - Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist and composer (d. 1982)
1945 - Carol Vadnais, Canadian ice hockey player
1951 - Mark Hamill, American actor
1952 - Christopher Reeve, American actor and activist (d. 2004)
1961 - Heather Locklear, American actress and model
1965 - Scottie Pippen, American basketball player
1968 - Will Smith, American actor and rapper
1969 - Catherine Zeta-Jones, Welsh actress
1975 - Matt Hasselbeck, American football player

Damn...the bday got some superstarssssssssssss. Alot of Prime Ministers of various countries, not worth a post...

Deaths:

Franco Modigliani, Italian-born economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

the_offsprings_monkey
04-10-2006, 06:19 AM
The 15th of January

588 BC - Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah's reign. The siege lasts until July 18, 586 BC.
69 - Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor of Rome, but only survives for three months before committing suicide.
1559 - Elizabeth I of England is crowned in Westminster Abbey by Owen Oglethorpe, the Bishop of Carlisle, instead of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
1919 - The Boston Molasses Disaster kills 21 people.
1919 - Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, were tortured and murdered by the Freikorps.
1759 - The British Museum opens.
1943 - World War II: Japanese driven off Guadalcanal.
1967 - In the first ever Super Bowl, the Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10.
1974 - Happy Days premieres on ABC.
1995 - The first episode of Star Trek: Voyager airs.
1993 - Salvatore Riina, the Mafia boss known as 'The Beast', is arrested in Sicily after three-decades as a fugitive
2001 - Wikipedia, a Wiki free content encyclopedia, goes online.

Births
1929 - Martin Luther King Jr, American civil rights leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1968)

Deaths
41 - Caligula, Roman Emperor (b. 12)
2006 - Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1926)

Days
United States - Traditionally, Martin Luther King Day.
...Wikipedia Day.

arak0r
04-10-2006, 12:05 PM
1066 - The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Viking era.


really wish theyd come back and fuck it up now :|