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Mafriki
06.07.2006, 19:33
No, it has nothing to do with yourselves technically, but has anything interesting happened on the day you were born through the ages? Be it events, births or deaths?

I have quite a few that I find a bit interesting (August 13th) [quick glance, I didn't read the whole page...]:


1940 - World War II: Battle of Britain begins - The Luftwaffe launches a series of attacks on British fighter bases and radar installations.
1942 - Walt Disney's fifth animated feature, Bambi, premieres.
1991 - The SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) debuts in the USA.
1997 - South Park debuts on Comedy Central.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_13
Okay, some are less "interesting" than others :lol: Like South Park and SNES are just things I find mildly fun to know.

The Sonic God
07.07.2006, 04:46
I was wondering what happened on July 8th, my birthday, and I found that somehow, I link to a person named "Savoy," curiously, also the name of TaniDaReal's newest fursuit:

1528 Emanuel Philibert Duke of Savoy/governor of Netherland, born on July 8th.

And other events from Ye Olde Glorious Wikipædia:

Events

1099 - First Crusade: 15,000 starving Christian soldiers march in religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders mock them.
1283 - Battle of Malta
1497 - Vasco da Gama sets sail on first direct European voyage to India.
1663 - Charles II of England grants John Clarke a Royal Charter to Rhode Island.
1680 - The first confirmed tornado in America kills a servant at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1709 - Battle of Poltava: Peter I of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at Poltava thus effectively ending Sweden's role as a major power in Europe.
1716 - Battle of Dynekilen
1758 - French and Indian War: French forces hold Fort Carillon against British at Ticonderoga, New York.
1760 - French and Indian War: Battle of the Ristigouche - British defeat French forces in last naval battle in New France.
1775 - The Olive Branch Petition is adopted by the Continental Congress of the Thirteen Colonies.
1776 - The Liberty Bell was rung to summon citizens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the reading of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress.
1822 - Chippewas turn over huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom.
1859 - King Charles XV / Carl IV accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
1876 - White supremacists kill five Black Republicans in Hamburg, SC.
1889 - The first issue of the Wall Street Journal is published.
1889 - At the last championship bare-knuckle boxing match, John L. Sullivan defeats Jake Kilrain after 75 rounds.
1892 - St. John's, Newfoundland was devastated in the Great Fire of 1892.
1898 - The shooting death of crime boss Soapy Smith releases Skagway, Alaska from his iron grip.
1932 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, bottoming out at 41.22.
1947 - Reports are broadcast that a UFO has crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico.
1966 - King Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng of Burundi was deposed by his son Prince Charles Ndizi.
1969 - IBM CICS is made generally available for the 360 mainframe computer.
1982 - Senegalese Trotskyist political party LCT is legally recognized.
1992 - Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe Helsinki Summit creates the office of High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM).
1996 - Wannabe the first single by the Spice Girls is released.
1997 - Mayo Clinic researchers warn that the dieting-drug "fen-phen" can cause severe heart and lung damage.
1997 - NATO invites the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland to join the alliance in 1999.
1999 - Allen Lee Davis is executed by electrocution by the state of Florida. That is the last use of the Electric Chair for capital punishment in Florida.

I thought that this was interesting... a UFO hit México on the same day I was born, but back in 1947.

I thought that I was that alien, but when Mom said "You were born in 1981," all hopes of actually being an alien were lost. :p

nathalie
07.07.2006, 07:47
Wow, lots of stuff happened on Octobers 15th, haha


533 - Byzantine general Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Vandals.
1552 - Khanate of Kazan is conquered by troops of Ivan Grozny.
1582 - Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian Calendar. In Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, October 4 of this year is followed directly by October 15.
1764 - Edward Gibbon observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
1815 - Napoleon I of France begins his exile on St. Helena in the Atlantic Ocean.
1863 - American Civil War: The first submarine to sink a ship, and first to sink an enemy warship, CSS H. L. Hunley sinks during a test, killing its inventor, Horace L. Hunley.
1878 - The Edison Electric Light Company begins operation.
1880 - Mexican soldiers kill Victorio, one of the greatest Apache military strategists.
1883 - The Supreme Court of the United States declares part of the Civil Rights Act of 1875 to be unconstitutional.
1894 - Alfred Dreyfus is arrested for spying - Dreyfus affair begins.
1904 - The Russian Baltic Fleet leaves Reval, Estonia for Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War.
1917 - World War I: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany.
1928 - The airship, the Graf Zeppelin completed its first trans-Atlantic flight, landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA.
1932 - Tata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight.
1939 - The New York Municipal Airport (later renamed La Guardia Airport) is dedicated.
1940 - The Great Dictator, a satiric social commentary film by and starring Charlie Chaplin, is released.
1945 - World War II: The former premier of Vichy France Pierre Laval is shot by a firing squad for treason.
1946 - Nuremberg Trials: Hermann Göring poisons himself the night before his execution.
1951 - Television sitcom I Love Lucy premieres.
1951 - Mexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes synthetized the first oral contraceptive
1953 - British nuclear test Totem 1 detonated at Emu Field, South Australia.
1965 - Vietnam War: The National Coordinating Committee to End the War in Vietnam stages the first public burning of a draft card in the United States.
1966 - US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs a bill creating the United States Department of Transportation.
1969 - Vietnam War: Hundreds of thousands of people take part in National Moratorium antiwar demonstrations across the United States.
1970 - Thirty-five construction workers are killed when a section of the new West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapses.
1971 - The start of the 2500 Year Celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia.
1981 - Professional cheerleader Krazy George Henderson leads what is thought to be the first audience wave in Oakland, California.
1987 - The Great Storm of 1987 hits France and England.
1989 - Wayne Gretzky becomes the all time leading points scorer in the NHL.
1990 - Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to lessen Cold War tensions and open up his nation.
1991 - Following a bitter confirmation hearing that involved allegations of sexual misconduct, the United States Senate votes to confirm Judge Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court of the United States by one of the closest margins ever, 52-48.
1992 - In Russia, Andrei Chikatilo is found guilty of 52 serial murders.
1995 - The Carolina Panthers win their first-ever regular season game by defeating the New York Jets at Clemson Memorial Stadium in South Carolina.
1995 - Saddam Hussein gains 99.96% of votes in Iraq's presidential elections.
1997 - The first supersonic land speed record is set by Andy Green in ThrustSSC (United Kingdom).
1997 - The Cassini probe launches from Cape Canaveral on its way to Saturn.
2001 - NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter's moon Io.
2003 - China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission.
2003 - Ilham Aliyev becomes President of Azerbaijan succeeding his father Heydar Aliyev.
2003 - The Staten Island Ferry boat Andrew J. Barberi collides with a pier at the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, killing 11 people and injuring 43 others (see 2003 Staten Island Ferry crash)
2003 - Terri Schiavo's feeding tube is removed following numerous failed petitions by her parents to prevent such action.
2005 - Iraqi constitution ratification vote
2005 - Riot in Toledo, Ohio breaks out during a National Socialist/Neo-Nazi protest; over 100 are arrested
2005 - Brett Hull retires from the NHL as third highest all-time goal scorer

anything spicy
09.07.2006, 10:34
queen victoria died on my B-day on the 22 jan 1901
Aswell:
1927 John McCausland dies

1982 Reagan links arms talks with Soviets to oppression in Poland

1973 Roe v. Wade

1968 Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In premieres

1788 George Gordon, Lord Byron, is born

1879 Chief Dull Knife makes last fight for freedom

1973 Lyndon Baines Johnson dies in Texas

1964 U.S. Joint Chiefs foresee larger U.S. commitment

1932 Reconstruction Finance Corp. founded

1905 Bloody Sunday Massacre in Russia

1941 Brits and Australians take Tobruk

anything spicy
09.07.2006, 10:38
+ all this
565 - Eutychius is deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople by John Scholasticus.
1506 - The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrived at the Vatican.
1521 - Emperor Charles V opens the Diet of Worms.
1771 - Spain cedes Port Egmont in the Falkland Islands to England.
1824 - Ashantis crush British forces in the Gold Coast.
1840 - British colonists reach New Zealand.
1863 - The January Uprising breaks out in Poland, Lithuania and Belarus. The aim of the national movement is to regain Polish-Lithuanian-Ruthenian Commonwealth from occupation of Russia.
1877 - Arthur Tooth, an Anglican clergyman is taken into custody after being prosecuted for using ritualist practices
1879 - Anglo-Zulu War: Zulu troops defeat British troops at the Battle of Isandlwana.
1889 - Columbia Phonograph is formed in Washington, DC.
1899 - Leaders of six Australian colonies meet in Melbourne to discuss confederation.
1901 - Edward VII becomes King after his mother, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, dies.
1905 - Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg, beginning of the 1905 revolution.
1906 - S.S. Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Over 130 passengers die trying to get ashore or drowning on the ship. It's Canada's worst maritime tragedy up to that time.
1917 - World War I: President Woodrow Wilson calls for "peace without victory" in Europe.
1924 - Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Prime Minister.
1931 - Sir Isaac Isaacs sworn in as the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia.
1941 - World War II: The United Kingdom captures Tobruk from Nazi forces.
1944 - World War II: Allies begin Operation Shingle (an assault on Anzio, Italy).
1946 - Iran: Qazi Muhammad declares the independent people's Republic of Mahabad at the Chuwarchira Square in the kurdish city of Mahabad. He is the new president, Hadschi Baba Scheich is the prime minister.
1947 - KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood, California.
1947 - Paul Ramadier becomes Prime Minister of France.
1952 - The first commercial jet plane, the BOAC's Comet, is put into service.
1957 - Israel withdraws from the Sinai Peninsula.
1957 - The New York City "Mad Bomber," George P. Metesky, is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut and is charged with planting more than 30 bombs.
1962 - The Organization of American States (OAS) suspends Cuba's membership.
1963 - Elysée treaty of cooperation between France and Germany is signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.
1964 - Mumbai's lowest-ever temperature recorded (7.4°C).
1967 - Simon & Garfunkel perform live at Philharmonic Hall in the Lincoln Center, New York City. The recording is not released until July 16, 2002.
1968 - The TV sketch comedy Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In debuts on NBC.
1973 - The Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decision in Roe v. Wade striking down state laws restricting abortion during the first six months of pregnancy.
1973 - A chartered Boeing 707 exploded in flames upon landing at Kano Airport, Nigeria killing 176.
1973 - George Foreman breaks Joe Frazier's professional career undefeated heavyweight world boxing champion status.
1980 - Andrei Sakharov is arrested in Moscow.
1983 - Björn Borg retires from tennis after winning five consecutive Wimbledon championships.
1984 - The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous "1984" television commercial.
1987 - Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer commits suicide on national television.
1990 - Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. is convicted of releasing the 1988 Internet worm.
1992 - Rebel forces occupy Zaire's national radio station in Kinshasa and broadcast a demand for the government's resignation.
1992 - STS-42: Dr. Roberta Bondar becomes the first Canadian woman in space.
1995 - Israeli-Palestinian conflict: In central Israel, two suicide bombers from the Gaza Strip blow themselves-up at a military transit point killing 19 Israelis.
1997 - Madeleine Albright becomes the first female secretary of state after confirmation by the United States Senate.
2002 - AOL Time Warner brings a federal suit against Microsoft alleging that the market for AOL's Netscape Navigator Internet browser was harmed when Microsoft started to give away a competing browser.
2002 - Kmart Corp becomes the largest retailer in American history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
2003 - The Netherlands vote for a new parliament after the previous had only been into power for 86 days.
2003 - Last successful contact with the spacecraft Pioneer 10, one of the most distant man-made objects.
2003 - World premiere of Chappelle's Show on Comedy Central.
2006 - Aníbal Cavaco Silva is elected president of Portugal.
2006 - Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country's first indigenous American president.
2006 - NBA superstar Kobe Bryant scored 81 points against Toronto Raptors, the second highest total in NBA history.
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Births
1263 - Ibn Taymiya, Islamic scholar (d. 1328)
1440 - Ivan III of Russia (d. 1505)
1553 - Mori Terumoto, Japanese warrior (d. 1625)
1561 - Sir Francis Bacon, English philosopher (d. 1626)
1570 - Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, English politician (d. 1631)
1592 - Pierre Gassendi, French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist (d. 1655)
1654 - Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (d. 1729)
1690 - Nicolas Lancret, French painter (d. 1743)
1729 - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, German author and philosopher (d. 1781)
1781 - François Antoine Habeneck, French violinist (b. 1849)
1788 - George Gordon, Lord Byron, English poet (d. 1824)
1800 - Nat Turner, American slave rebellion leader
1820 - Joseph Wolf, German artist (d. 1899)
1849 - August Strindberg, Swedish writer (d. 1912)
1875 - D. W. Griffith, American film director (d. 1948)
1882 - Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born actor, ballet dancer and choreographer (d. 1956)
1886 - Roman Ungern von Sternberg, Russian counter-revolutionary (d. 1921)
1890 - Fred M. Vinson, 13th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1953)
1890 - Vinko Zganec, Croatian ethnomusicologist (d. 1976)
1892 - Marcel Dassault, French industrialist (d. 1986)
1893 - Conrad Veidt, German actor (d. 1943)
1897 - Rosa Ponselle, American soprano (d. 1981)
1902 - Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (d. 1970)
1903 - Fritz Houtermans, Polish physicist (d. 1966)
1904 (N.S.) - George Balanchine, Russian choreographer (d. 1983)
1904 - Arkady Gaidar, Russian children's writer (d. 1941)
1906 - Robert E. Howard, American author (d. 1936)
1907 - Douglas Corrigan, American pilot (d. 1995)
1907 - William Ralph Dean, English footballer (d. 1980)
1907 - Mary Dresselhuys, Dutch actress (d. 2004)
1908 - Lev Davidovich Landau, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
1909 - Ann Sothern, American actress (d. 2001)
1909 - U Thant, Burmese United Nations Secretary General (d. 1974)
1909 - Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican diplomat and international playboy (d. 1965)
1911 - Bruno Kreisky, Chancellor of Austria (d. 1990)
1913 - William Cardinal Conway, Northern Irish clergyman (d. 1977)
1913 - Carl F. H. Henry, American theologian and publisher (d. 2003)
1915 - Heinrich Albertz, German theologian and politician (d. 1993)
1916 - Henri Dutilleux, French composer
1924 - J. J. Johnson, American jazz trombonist and composer (d. 2001)
1927 - Lou Creekmur, American football player
1931 - Sam Cooke, American singer (d. 1964)
1932 - Piper Laurie, American actress
1934 - Bill Bixby, American actor (d. 1993)
1935 - Seymour Cassel, American actor
1936 - Alan J. Heeger, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1937 - Joseph Wambaugh, American author
1937 - Edén Pastora Gómez, Nicaraguan rebel leader
1939 - Jeff Smith, American chef (d. 2004)
1940 - Addie "Micki" Harris, singer (Shirelles) (d. 1982)
1940 - John Hurt, English actor
1940 - George Seifert, American football coach
1946 - Serge Savard, Canadian hockey player
1949 - Steve Perry, American musician
1953 - Jim Jarmusch, American director
1954 - Chris Lemmon, American actor
1954 - Peter Pilz, Austrian politician
1956 - John Wesley Shipp, American actor
1957 - Mike Bossy, Canadian hockey player
1959 - Linda Blair, American actress
1960 - Michael Hutchence, Australian musician (INXS) (d. 1997)
1965 - DJ Jazzy Jeff, American rapper and actor
1965 - Diane Lane, American actress
1965 - Andrew Roachford, English singer and songwriter
1965 - Steven Adler, American drummer (Guns N' Roses)
1966 - Ecaterina Szabo, Romanian gymnast
1967 - Olivia d'Abo, English actress
1968 - Frank Lebœuf, French footballer
1970 - Alex Ross, American comic book painter (Marvels, Kingdom Come)
1972 - Gabriel Macht, American actor
1972 - Romi Paku, Japanese seiyu (voice actress)
1975 - Balthazar Getty, American actor
1975 - David Vyborny, Czech ice hockey player
1977 - Hidetoshi Nakata, Japanese footballer
1978 - Chone Figgins, baseball player
1980 - Christopher Masterson, American actor
1980 - Ben Moody, American guitarist (Evanescence)
1980 - Jonathan Woodgate, English footballer(Real Madrid)
1981 - Chantelle Anderson, American basketball player
1981 - Willa Ford, American singer
1981 - Beverley Mitchell, American actress
1983 - Shaun Cody, American football player
1983 - Robert Steinhauser, perpetrator of the Erfurt massacre
1984 - Raica Oliveira, Brazilian supermodel
1985 - Mohamed Sissoko, Malian footballer
1989 - Jared Smith, American rapper and actor
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Deaths
1536 - Bernhard Knipperdolling, German religious leader
1599 - Cristofano Malvezzi, Italian composer (b. 1547)
1666 - Shah Jahan, Mughal Emperor of India (b. 1592)
1750 - Franz Xaver Josef von Unertl, Bavarian politician (b. 1675)
1763 - John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, English statesman (b. 1690)
1767 - Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German minterologist and geologist (b. 1719)
1779 - Jeremiah Dixon, English surveyor and astronomer (b. 1733)
1779 - Claudius Smith, American Revolutionary War loyalist (b. 1736)
1840 - Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752)
1892 - Joseph Philo Bradley, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1813)
1901 - Queen Victoria I of the United Kingdom (b. 1819)
1921 - Captain George Streeter, American riverboat captain and circus owner (b. 1837)
1922 - Fredrik Bajer, Danish politician and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1837)
1922 - Pope Benedict XV (b. 1854)
1945 - Else Lasker-Schuler, German-born poet (b. 1869)
1950 - Alan Hale, Sr., American actor (b. 1892)
1959 - Mike Hawthorn, English race car driver (b. 1929)
1968 - Duke Kahanamoku, American swimmer (b. 1890)
1973 - Lyndon B. Johnson, President of the United States (b. 1908)
1975 - Andrew George Burry, Swiss-born manufacturer and businessman (b. 1873)
1978 - Oliver Leese, British World War II general (b. 1894)
1978 - Herbert Sutcliffe, English cricketer (b. 1894)
1987 - R. Budd Dwyer, American politician (b. 1939)
1988 - Parker Fennelly, American comedian and actor (b. 1891)
1993 - Abe Kobo, Japanese writer (b. 1924)
1994 - Telly Savalas, American actor (b. 1924)
1995 - Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (b. 1890)
2000 - Craig Claiborne, American writer and editor (b. 1920)
2001 - Tommie Agee, baseball player (b. 1942)
2003 - Bill Mauldin, American World War II cartoonist (b. 1921)
2004 - Billy May, American composer and musician (b. 1916)
2004 - Ann Miller, American actress and dancer (b. 1923)
2004 - Thomas Mead, Australian politician and journalist (b. 1918)
2005 - César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player (b. 1943)
2005 - Carlo Orelli, last surviving Italian veteran of World War I (b. 1894)
2005 - Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter (b. 1924)
2005 - Rose Mary Woods, American Watergate scandal figure (b. 1917)
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Holidays and observances
Catholicism - Feast day of St. Vincent.
New Zealand - Wellington Anniversary.

Mafriki
09.07.2006, 13:36
:lol: To say I'm disappointed you didn't pick out things that you thought interested you and just copy/pasted the whole page wouldn't cut it :P

Ah, so misunderstood am I :lol:

Albus
09.07.2006, 13:41
Here are a few events that occurred on my birthday (31st of August). I have added one that, for some reason, isn't listed on the Wikipedia site.

1864 - American Civil War: Union forces led by General William T. Sherman launch an assault on Atlanta, Georgia.
1888 - Mary Ann Nicholls is murdered. She is the first of Jack the Ripper's known victims
1895 - John Brallier is paid US$10 plus expenses to play football for the Latrobe, Pennsylvania YMCA, making him the first professional football player.
1897 - Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.
1900 - Coca-Cola went on sale for the first time in Britain. Not on the Wikipedia site.
1939 - Nazi Germany mounts a staged attack on Gleiwitz radio station, giving them an excuse to attack Poland the following day, starting World War II in Europe.
1945 - The Liberal Party of Australia is founded by Robert Menzies.
1997 - Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a car crash in Paris. (b. 1961)
2005 - Michael Sheard, British actor, dies (b. 1940)

anything spicy
09.07.2006, 17:05
Originally posted by Mafriki
:lol: To say I'm disappointed you didn't pick out things that you thought interested you and just copy/pasted the whole page wouldn't cut it :P


Well im sorry, but I really couldn't be bothererd. I'm not being rude, just I woke up too early this morning and I am now suffering the consequences. Anyway If you dont want to read that one, just read the one above.

Mafriki
09.07.2006, 19:44
Originally posted by anything_spicy
Well im sorry, but I really couldn't be bothererd. I'm not being rude, just I woke up too early this morning and I am now suffering the consequences. Anyway If you dont want to read that one, just read the one above.
I see... so why post? Didn't want to feel left out?

Albus, Diana's death... bet that wasn't the most happy day for you the years after (maybe not necessarily for you - depends how it struck you/your family I guess). I mean with all the poeple mourning her and all.

Quite odd that other one isn't on wiki mind :shock:

Albus
09.07.2006, 20:09
Originally posted by Mafriki
Albus, Diana's death... bet that wasn't the most happy day for you the years after (maybe not necessarily for you - depends how it struck you/your family I guess). I mean with all the poeple mourning her and all.

It was a depressing event to occur on my birthday, yes. But as more was uncovered about her hidden life, the less people spoke about it on following years. <Shrugs> Tragic events happen, but we must move on.

Of course... It hit my family twice...

uvoK
09.07.2006, 20:44
Okay, I'm german, so, please excuse any english grammar mistakes.

I was born on 15th January:

1559 - Elizabeth I of England is crowned in Westminster Abbey by Owen Oglethorpe, the Bishop of Carlisle, instead of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

1777 - American Revolutionary War: New Connecticut (present day Vermont) declares its independence

1885 - Wilson Bentley takes the first photograph of a snowflake (-- what should be interesting about that?)

1995 - The first episode of Star Trek: Voyager airs.

2001 - Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online. (--I'm lucky, 12 years after my birthday the wikipedia is born :-) )

Births:

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

windrose
09.07.2006, 21:48
By Roman custom February 24 is the day added to a leap year, and the occurrence of February 29 is merely a consequence of this.

303 - Galerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Empire.

1582 - Pope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar.

1803 - The Supreme Court of the United States, in Marbury v. Madison, establishes the principle of judicial review.

1831 - The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the first removal treaty in accordance with the Indian Removal Act, is proclaimed. The Choctaws in Mississippi cede land east of the river in exchange for payment and land in the West.

1868 - The first parade to have floats is staged at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1868 - Andrew Johnson becomes the first President of the United States to be impeached by the United States House of Representatives. He is later acquitted in the Senate.

1917 - World War I: The U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom is given the Zimmermann Telegram, in which Germany pledges to ensure the return of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona to Mexico if that country declares war on the United States.

1975 - Hard rock band Led Zeppelin release the classic double album Physical Graffiti.

1983 - A special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.

1989 - Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers a USD $3 million bounty for the death of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie.

1996 - The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church.

Births
1943 - George Harrison, British musician (d. 2001)
1947 - Rupert Holmes, English musician
1947 - Edward James Olmos, American actor
1968 - Mitch Hedberg, American comedian (d. 2005)

Deaths
1732 - Colonel Francis Charteris, known as "The Rape-Master General". (b. 1675) (?!)
1815 - Robert Fulton, American inventor (b. 1765)
1990 - Johnnie Ray, American singer (b. 1927)
1991 - George Gobel, American comedian (b. 1919)
1998 - Henny Youngman, English-born comedian (b. 1906)
2006 - Don Knotts, American actor (b. 1924)
2006 - Dennis Weaver, American actor (b. 1924)

Alex Kile
10.07.2006, 01:19
you thort some of those were long look at this

24th of April

* 1184 BC - Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional).
* 1704 - The first regular newspaper in the United States, the Boston, Massachusetts New-Letter, is published.
* 1800 - The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress".
* 1862 - American Civil War: A flotilla commanded by Union Admiral David Farragut passes two Confederate forts on the Mississippi River on its way to capture New Orleans, Louisiana.
* 1863 - The Keyesville Massacre: a massacre of 53 Native American men from the Tehachapi tribe in Keyesville, California.
* 1877 - Russo-Turkish War, 1877–1878: Russia declares war on Ottoman Empire.
* 1913 - The skyscraper Woolworth Building in New York City was opened.
* 1915 - The Armenian Genocide began when the Young Turks undertook the systematic annihilation of Armenian intellectuals and entrepreneurs within the city of Constantinople and later the entire Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire.
* 1916 - Easter Rising begins: The Irish Republican Brotherhood led by nationalists Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, and Joseph Plunkett start a rebellion in Ireland.
* 1941 - World War II: Operation Demon – The United Kingdom begins evacuating Greece.
* 1953 - Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
* 1955 - Bandung Conference ends: Twenty-nine non-aligned nations of Asia and Africa finish a meeting that condemned colonialism, racism, and the Cold War.
* 1961 - Bob Dylan earned a $50 session fee for playing harmonica on Harry Belafonte's "Midnight Special." It was his recording debut.
* 1961 - The 17th century Swedish ship Vasa is salvaged.
* 1963 - Marriage of Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Kent to Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey in London.
* 1964 - Mexico becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
* 1965 - Civil war breaks out in the Dominican Republic when civilians lead by some members of the armed forces, including Colonel Francisco Caamaño, overthrow the triumvirate that was in power since the coup d'état on Juan Bosch, who was legally elected president in 1963.
* 1967 - Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1, when the parachute fails to open. He was the first human to die during a space mission.
* 1967 - Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily."
* 1968 - Mauritius becomes a member state of the United Nations.
* 1970 - The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, is launched.
* 1970 - The Gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, with Dawda Jawara as the first President.
* 1975 - The Baader-Meinhof Gang blow up the West German embassy in Stockholm.
* 1980 - Eight U.S. servicemen died in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempted to end the Iran hostage crisis.
* 1981 - The first IBM PC is introduced.
* 1990 - STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched by the Space Shuttle Discovery.
* 1990 - Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of anthrax after 48 years of quarantine.
* 1991 - Freddie Stowers is awarded the posthumous Medal of Honor for which he had been recommended in 1918.
* 1993 - An IRA bomb devastates the Bishopsgate area of City of London.
* 1996 - In the United States, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 is introduced.
* 2004 - US lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya, 18 years previously as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.
* 2005 - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.
* 2006 - King of Nepal, King Gyanendra gives into the demands of the protesters and restores the parliament that he dissolved in 2002.

Births

* 1533 - William I of Orange (d. 1584)
* 1580 - Vincent de Paul, French saint (d. 1660)
* 1706 - Giovanni Battista Martini, Italian musician (d. 1780)
* 1718 - Nathaniel Hone, Irish-born painter (d. 1784)
* 1743 - Edmund Cartwright, British inventor (d. 1823)
* 1815 - Anthony Trollope, English novelist (d. 1882)
* 1845 - Carl Spitteler, Swiss writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
* 1856 - Henri Philippe Pétain, French soldier and statesman (d. 1951)
* 1876 - Erich Raeder, German naval commander (d. 1960)
* 1878 - Jean Crotti, Swiss artist (d. 1958)
* 1882 - Hugh Dowding, Scottish fighter pilot (d. 1970)
* 1889 - Sir Stafford Cripps, British politician (d. 1952)
* 1889 - Lyubov Popova, Russian painter (d. 1924)
* 1896 - Benjamin Whorf, American linguist (d. 1941)
* 1897 - Manuel Ávila Camacho, President of Mexico (d. 1955)
* 1899 - Oscar Zariski, Russian-born mathematician (d. 1986)
* 1904 - Willem de Kooning, Dutch painter (d. 1997)
* 1905 - Robert Penn Warren, American poet (d. 1989)
* 1906 - William Joyce, Irish fascist (d. 1946)
* 1907 - William Sargant, British psychiatrist (d. 1988)
* 1908 - Marceline Day, American actress (d. 2000)
* 1914 - William Castle, American film director and producer (d. 1977)
* 1916 - Lou Thesz, American professional wrestler (d. 2002)
* 1922 - J.D. Cannon, American actor (d. 2005)
* 1924 - Sir Clement Freud, British writer, radio personality, and politician
* 1926 - Thorbjörn Fälldin, Prime Minister of Sweden
* 1930 - Jerome Callet, American musician
* 1930 - Richard Donner, American film director and producer
* 1933 - Claire Davenport, British actress (d. 2002)
* 1934 - Shirley MacLaine, American actress and author
* 1936 - Jill Ireland, British actress (d. 1990)
* 1937 - Joe Henderson American jazz saxophonist (d. 2001)
* 1940 - Sue Grafton, American author
* 1941 - John Williams, Australian guitarist
* 1942 - Richard M. Daley, American politician
* 1942 - Barbra Streisand, American singer, actress, and director
* 1945 - Doug Clifford, American drummer (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
* 1952 - Jean-Paul Gaultier, French fashion designer
* 1953 - Eric Bogosian, American actor and writer
* 1954 - Mumia Abu-Jamal, American journalist, political activist, and death-row inmate
* 1954 - Captain Sensible, British guitarist (The Damned)
* 1955 - John de Mol, Dutch media tycoon
* 1957 - David J, British musician
* 1957 - Boris Williams, British musician (The Cure)
* 1960 - Paula Yates, British television presenter (d. 2000)
* 1962 - Stuart Pearce, English footballer and manager
* 1962 - Steve Roach, Australian rugby player
* 1963 - Billy Gould, American musician (Faith No More)
* 1964 - Cedric the Entertainer, American comedian and actor
* 1964 - Djimon Hounsou, Benin-born actor
* 1968 - Stacy Haiduk, American actress
* 1968 - Hashim Thaci, Kosovan politician
* 1971 - Mauro Pawlowski, Belgian guitarist and singer (Evil Superstars and dEUS)
* 1972 - Chipper Jones, baseball player
* 1972 - Jure Košir, Slovenian skier
* 1972 - Rab Douglas, Scottish footballer
* 1973 - Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer
* 1974 - Comedy Dave, British television host
* 1974 - Joseph Bruce, American rapper (Insane Clown Posse)
* 1975 - Sam Doumit, American actress
* 1976 - Steve Finnan, Irish footballer
* 1977 - Carlos Beltran, Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player
* 1977 - Siarhiej BaBachonam, Belarusian writer
* 1978 - Eric Balfour, American actor
* 1980 - Austin Nichols, American actor
* 1982 - Kelly Clarkson, American singer
* 1982 - Shayna Nackoney, Canadian synchronized swimmer
* 1984 - Tyson Ritter, American singer and bassist (All-American Rejects)
* 1985 - Kaori Nazuka, Japanese voice actress


Deaths

* 624 - Mellitus, third Archbishop of Canterbury
* 709 - Wilfrid, English archbishop and saint
* 1338 - Marquis Theodore I of Montferrat (b. 1291)
* 1342 - Pope Benedict XII (b. 1285)
* 1656 - Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician and physicist (b. 1561)
* 1731 - Daniel Defoe, English writer (b. 1660)
* 1736 - Prince Eugene of Savoy, French-born Austrian general (b. 1663)
* 1779 - Eleazar Wheelock, American founder of Dartmouth College (b. 1711)
* 1852 - Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (b. 1783)
* 1891 - Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Prussian field marshal (b. 1800)
* 1924 - G. Stanley Hall, American psychologist (b. 1844)
* 1938 - George Grey Barnard, American sculptor (b. 1863)
* 1942 - Karin Boye, Swedish author (b. 1900)
* 1942 - Lucy Maude Montgomery, Canadian author (b. 1874)
* 1944 - William Stephens, U.S. poltical figure (b. 1859)
* 1947 - Willa Cather, American writer (b. 1873)
* 1947 - Hans Biebow, German war criminal (b. 1902)
* 1960 - Max von Laue, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1879)
* 1964 - Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (declined) (b. 1895)
* 1965 - Louise Dresser, American actress (b. 1878)
* 1967 - Vladimir Komarov, cosmonaut (b. 1927)
* 1974 - Bud Abbott, American actor and comedian (b. 1895)
* 1980 - Alejo Carpentier, Cuban writer (b. 1904)
* 1982 - Ville Ritola, Finnish athlete (b. 1896)
* 1986 - Wallis Simpson, American wife of Edward, Duke of Windsor (b. 1896)
* 1993 - Oliver Tambo, South African activist and politician (b. 1917)
* 1997 - Pat Paulsen, American comedian and politician (b. 1927)
* 1997 - Eugene Stoner, American engineer and weapons designer (b. 1922)
* 2001 - Al Hibbler, American singer (b. 1915)
* 2004 - Estée Lauder, American cosmetics entrepreneur (b. 1906)
* 2005 - Ezer Weizman, President of Israel (b. 1924)
* 2005 - Fei Xiaotong, Chinese sociologist (b. 1910)
* 2006 - Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1927)
* 2006 - Moshe Teitelbaum, Hassidic rabbi (b. 1914)
* 2006 - Brian Labone, English footballer (b. 1940)



Holidays and observances

* Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
* Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
* Newman's Day.
* 24-Hour Comics Day.


Liturgical feast days

in the Greek Orthodox Church: St. George the Megalomartyr.

in the Roman Catholic Church:

* Saint Alexander (died 178)
* Saint Deodatus
* Saint Egbert of Northumbria
* Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen
* Saint Honorius
* Saint Maria-Euphrasia Pelletier (d.1868)

Mafriki
10.07.2006, 12:57
*pokes at Alex*

This wasn't made for "hey, who has the MOST events happen on their birthday?". It was to see what happened on your birthday you found interesting... okay, maybe you really do believe that ALL of those things are interesting (in their own way they are, but this was more than that...)

If it were a blatant competition like that this would have been posted in the Spam section.

If there was no mere reason for me to post this I would have posted it in the Spam section...

Okay my reasons as I'm getting a little distraught :lol:
1) It's sort of interesting for you to go look at all those special somethings on your birthday, so that was the fun for you.
2) Otherwise the little things you picked out from the big list may have given the rest of us a tiny insight in to what you find important, funny, or just plainly interesting (basically a look in to your mind).

Guess that's what I get for not outlining from the beginning, hey? :-?

Kirauni
10.07.2006, 13:42
Please don't think too bad of them, Mafriki. I think they really didn't know what you wanted them to do. Or they didn't care to read. Perhaps they already knew this kind of thread and confused it with a "game".

In any case I don't want to check the out wikipedia right now but there is something I've just learned. In the United States there is an official holiday called "veterans day" and it's on my birthday. (November, 11th)
I found this rather interesting for in Germany there is no such holiday. Okay, St. Martin's day is on November 11th, but it's only celebrated by children.
It's the day when they are carrying self-made lamps through the streets and sing songs. Nothing special about it anyways...

The only thing I can remember is an awful accident that happend in Kaprun (Austria) in 2000.
Many skiers and snowboarders died in an alpine tunnel because a car had caught fire.

Mafriki
10.07.2006, 15:52
Originally posted by Kirauni
Please don't think too bad of them, Mafriki. I think they really didn't know what you wanted them to do. Or they didn't care to read. Perhaps they already knew this kind of thread and confused it with a "game".
Oh, I don't think bad of them, sadly I half expected it and thusly it becomes my own downfall not to have been crystal clear. All I ask is that people think twice before hitting that reply button. One thing that always appears to be that stretch too much to ask.

Regardless, it's a learning curve for all :P

Back on topic: It is quite odd that no one else "celebrates" Veterens' Day considering what it is. Mind I didn't even know what it was until I searched... However I don't know much about either World War.

Britain doesn't really appear to do many days like that on a grand scale. We work too much (not necessarily hard) here :P

Need to celebrate more; be happy, grateful and such :)

anything spicy
10.07.2006, 16:41
Originally posted by Mafriki


Okay my reasons as I'm getting a little distraught :lol:
1) It's sort of interesting for you to go look at all those special somethings on your birthday, so that was the fun for you.
2) Otherwise the little things you picked out from the big list may have given the rest of us a tiny insight in to what you find important, funny, or just plainly interesting (basically a look in to your mind).



I did though! i put queen Victorias death on the top of my Ist list!

Cobalt
11.07.2006, 06:27
Okay, I went through some stuff and picked out a few highlights.


-1756 - St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in New York City for the first time (at the Crown and Thistle Tavern).

-1845 - The rubber band is invented

-1941 - In Washington, DC, the National Gallery of Art is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

-1948 - Benelux, France, and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Brussels, a precursor to the NATO Agreement.

-1950 - University of California, Berkeley researchers announce the creation of element 98, which they name "Californium".

-1958 - The United States launches the Vanguard 1 satellite.


As well as some interesting births:

-1919 - Nat King Cole, American singer

-1936 - Ken Mattingly, astronaut

-1834 - Gottlieb Daimler, German engineer and inventor

And this one really kind of creeps me out...

-1942 - John Wayne Gacy, Serial killer

Mafriki
11.07.2006, 10:13
Originally posted by anything spicy
I did though! i put queen Victorias death on the top of my Ist list!
Oh wow, I apology profusely I somehow completely missed that. :? It was probably with my old crappy mouse and it double clicked itself cuz it sucked hard and I just saw the next one.

Sorry again!! :(

Cobalt: serial killer... niiiice ;)

Jajaro
11.07.2006, 11:51
Some highlights on 28th of June,
1919 : Germany and the Allies sign the Peace Treaty of Versailles - officially ending the First World War.

1914 : Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne and his wife, Sophie, are assassinated in the Bosnian town of Sarajevo by terrorist Gavrillo Princip.

1894 : Labor Day becomes an official US holiday.

1682 : Champagne is invented by Dom Perignon - a blind Benedictine cellerman at Hautevilliers Abbey.

I never knew that World War 1 actually began and ended on the same date. Must have fallen asleep in history classes again ;) And yay for Labor Day becoming an official holiday for everyone.

Coal Chaser
29.07.2006, 02:53
Originally posted by Mafriki
No, it has nothing to do with yourselves technically, but has anything interesting happened on the day you were born through the ages? Be it events, births or deaths?

I have quite a few that I find a bit interesting (August 13th) [quick glance, I didn't read the whole page...]:


1940 - World War II: Battle of Britain begins - The Luftwaffe launches a series of attacks on British fighter bases and radar installations.
1942 - Walt Disney's fifth animated feature, Bambi, premieres.
1991 - The SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) debuts in the USA.
1997 - South Park debuts on Comedy Central.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_13
Okay, some are less "interesting" than others :lol: Like South Park and SNES are just things I find mildly fun to know.

Well, mine is the same as yours! ^^ But I <3 the Bambi thing..Bambi pwns.

natalicat
11.08.2006, 09:17
Sorry, I didn't find many interesting events on my birthday( 20 december). :lion-_-But still there are some you may find interesting.
Events:
1999 - Vermont's Supreme Court rules that homosexual couples are entitled to same benefits and protections as married heterosexual couples.
1917 - Cheka, first Soviet secret police, founded.
2005 - 2005 New York City transit strike: New York City's Transport Workers Union Local 100 goes on strike, shutting down all New York City Subway and Bus services.
Births:
1537 - King John III of Sweden (d. 1592)
Deaths:
1722 - Kangxi Emperor of China
1968 - John Steinbeck, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate