Saturday, April 7, 2007

I was Tagged!

Karen of Scottsdale tagged me to participate in the birthday game. (A quick search showed Wikipedia is the best place.)

It was fun looking at this, thanks Karen. There were so many things to choose from, but I was able to narrow it down.

My birthday is April 18...

1506 - The cornerstone of the current St. Peter's Basilica is laid.
1775 - Two lanterns were hung in Boston, Massachusetts and Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott ride to warn of impending arrests of Samuel Adams and John Hancock.
1906 - An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.9, destroys much of San Francisco, California.
1906 - The Los Angeles Times runs a front-page story on the Azusa Street Revival, launching Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement.
1923 - Yankee Stadium, "The House that Ruth Built", opens.
1946 - The League of Nations is dissolved.
1999 - Hockey player Wayne Gretzky's number (99) is retired league wide in the NHL.
2005 - Adobe Systems announced an agreement to acquire Macromedia.

1480 - Lucrezia Borgia, Florentine ruler and daughter of Pope Alexander VI (d. 1519)
1819 - Franz von Suppé, Austrian composer (d. 1895)
1874 - Oskar Ernst Bernhardt, German author (d. 1941)
1915 - Joy Gresham, American writer (d. 1960)
1939 - Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran
1946 - Hayley Mills, English actress
1947 - James Woods, American actor
1954 - Rick Moranis, Canadian comedian
1956 - Eric Roberts, American actor
1961 - Steve Lombardi, American professional wrestler
1963 - Eric McCormack, Canadian actor
1963 - Conan O'Brien, American comedian
1976 - Melissa Joan Hart, American actress

1955 - Albert Einstein, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1879)

Holidays and observances
Iran - Army Day
Zimbabwe – Independence Day

I wasn't going to tag anyone, but I decided this was too fun and easy not to! I tag Tom and Bob.

I hope everyone has a great Easter!


Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun with this!

cjdotcom said...

I did; thank you!

I didn't mean it to be so long, but I couldn't pare it down any further.

Tommaso Sciortino said...

Ok. You tagged me. But i think I should wait till my birthday first!

Ordinarily Bob said...

I call shenanigans!! I didn't even know I was tagged... I'd expect Ed Mcmahon have come to my house with a notice or some such... Geez, ya really outta let a brutha know, is all I'm sayin'...


My B-Day is November 9th. I was born in 1972.