My Birthday!

It has been a very long year this last year, full of ups and twist and turns but as I sit here today writing this whether anyone reads it or not I am grateful for all that I have and for all those people in my life that love me unconditionally and are such a large part of my life. What am I looking forward to this year I guess is the biggest question that I have to ask myself, they say that 40 is the time of mid-life crisis I had mine when I was in my twenties and thirties so I am looking forward to some sanity this year and hopes of a prosperous year for all of us. So lets see what life changing events happened this day in history? So I thought you all might enjoy this little bit of knowledge on my birthday I hope everyone has a great day
0049 BC – Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war.

0236 Saint Fabian begins his reign as a Catholic Pope.

1072 Palermo falls to Robert Guiscard and his brother Roger, who begin to conquer all of Sicily

1072 Robert Guiscard conquers Palermo.

1429 Order of the Golden Fleece established in Austria-Hungary & Spain

1430 Duke Philip the Good marries Isabella of Portugal

1430 Order of the Guilder forms

1514 Complutensian New Testament in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek & Latin finished

1642 King Charles I & family flee London for Oxford

1645 Archbishop William Laud is beheaded at the Tower of London

1663 King Charles II affirms charter of Royal African Company

1731 Charles Farnese becomes duke of Parma/Piacenza

1776 “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine, published

1806 Dutch in Cape Town, South African surrender to the British

1806 Dutch settlers in Cape Town surrender to the British.

1808 Herman Daendels succeeds A Wiese as Governor-General of Netherlands Indies

1810 French church annuls marriage of Napoleon I & Joséphine

1810 The marriage of Napoleon and Josephine is annulled.

1811 Louisiana slaves rebel in 2 parishes

1811 Norwester David Thompson 1770-1857 crosses the height of land of the Rocky Mountains on the Athabasca Pass

1815 British Government bans Americans from settling in Canada

1817 Miles Macdonnell recaptures Fort Douglas from Metis; occupies the Fort for Lord Selkirk

1839 Tea from India first arrives in UK

1840 Penny Post mail system started

1840 UK hist Uniform Penny Postage introduced nationally

1845 Poets Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning begin corresponding

1847 American naval forces occupy Los Angeles.

1850 Robert McClure & Richard Collinson set sail in the Enterprise and
Investigator to start search for lost Franklin expedition

1861 American Civil War: Florida secedes from the Union.

1861 Colonel Moody names Lulu Island (near Vancouver) for Lulu Sweet, an
American actress appearing in theatrical performances for the Royal

1861 Florida becomes 3rd state to secede from US

1861 Fort Jackson & Fort Philip are taken over by Los Angeles state troops

1861 US forts & property seized by Mississippi

1862 Battle of Big Sandy River KY (Middle Creek)

1862 The inventor of the Revolver Samuel Colt dies.

1863 General McClernand’s Union troops surround Fort Hindman AR

1863 January-uprising begins in Poland

1863 The London Underground, the world’s oldest underground railway, opens
between London Paddington station and Farringdon station.

1863 The first underground railway opens in London

1996 This was the year “The Book Clip – Guaranteed to keep your Book Open” first appeared on the Internet. See Pictures HERE

1863 UK hist First section of the London Underground Railway opens, between Paddington and Farringdon Street 



1870 Georgia legislature reconvenes

1870 John D Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil

1870 John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.

1870 Standard Oil is incorporated by brothers John D. and William Rockefeller.

1878 US Senate proposes female suffrage

1883 Fire at uninsured Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee WI kills 71; General Tom Thumb of P T Barnum fame, escapes unhurt

1889 The Ivory Coast becomes a French protectorate

1899 Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity was founded.

1900 Lord Roberts & Lord Kitchener reach Capetown

1901 Oil discovered at Spindletop claim near Beaumont, Texas

1901 The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas.

1911 Honduras signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified)

1911 The first photo in US taken from an airplane, San Diego

1911 Trumper scored double cricket ton vs South Africa, goes on to get 214

1912 Caillaux government in France resigns

1912 World’s first flying boat’s maiden flight, (Glenn Curtiss in NY)

1914 First edition of Hague’s Post under SF van Oss, published

1916 Russian offensive in Kaukasus

1917 Navy places first production order for aerial photographic equipment.

1920 Canada becomes a founding member of the League of Nations on the day
the Treaty of Versailles, ending the First World War, takes effect



1920 League of Nations’ first meeting, Treaty of Versailles in effect

1920 Silver reaches record $1.37 an ounce

1922 Arthur Griffith is elected President of the Irish Free State.

1923 Last US troops leave Rhineland (Germany)

1923 Lithuania seizes & annexes country of Memel

1925 France-Saarland forms

1925 Miriam (Ma) Ferguson sworn in as Texas Governor, nation’s 2nd woman governor

1927 Fritz Lang’s Metropolis premieres

1927 The film Metropolis by Fritz Lang premieres.

1928 Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky

1929 Tintin, a comic book character created by Herg, makes his debut. He
went on to be published in over 200 million comic books in 40

1930 Maurice Allom takes Test hat-trick England vs New Zealand Christchurch

1930 Mordovian Autonomous Region in RSFSR constituted

1932 “Mickey Mouse” & “Silly Symphony” comics syndicated

1932 “Pete the Tramp” cartoon strip by C D Russell debuts

1934 VP-10F flies first non-stop formation flight from San Francisco to Pearl Harbor, arriving 11 Jan.

1935 Actress Mary Pickford marries actor Douglas Fairbanks

1938 Eduard van Beinum becomes world’s first conductor at Concert Hall

1939 Bradman hits 186 South Africa vs Queensland before Christ catches him at short-leg

1940 First convoy carrying units of the Second Australian Imperial Force (AIF) sails for the Middle East

1941 Joseph Kesselring’s “Arsenic & Old Lace,” premieres in New York City NY

1941 Lend-Lease is introduced into the US Congress.

1941 Seyss-Inquart begins registration of Jews

1942 Elizabeth Monk and Suzanne Filion admitted to the Quebec Bar Quebec’s first female lawyers

1942 Japan invades North-Celebes, Dutch East Indies

1943 Russian offensive against German 6th/4th Armies near Stalingrad

1943 The first US President to visit a foreign country in wartime-FDR leaves for Casablanca, Morocco

1945 Los Angeles Railway (with 5 streetcar lines) forced to close

1946 The first General Assembly of the United Nations convenes in London.

1946 US Army establishes first radar contact with Moon, Belmar NJ

1947 British stop ships Independence & In-Gathering from landing in Israel

1947 Greek steamer “Himara” strikes a wartime mine in Saronic Gulf south of Athens with loss of 392 of 637 aboard

1949 First Jewish family show “The Goldbergs” premieres on CBS

1949 RCA introduces 45 RPM record

  • 1951 UN headquarters opens in Manhattan NY
  • 1957 Harold Macmillan becomes prime minister of Britain, after the resignation of Anthony Eden.
  • 1958 Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Great Balls of Fire” reaches #1 on the country and r&b charts, #2 on the pop chart
  • 1962 4,000 die in avalanche, Ranrahirca, Perú
  • 1962
    Apollo Project: NASA announces plans to build the C-5 rocket booster.
    It became better known as the Saturn V moon rocket, which launched
    every Apollo moon mission.
  • 1962 Eruptions on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroy 7 villages & kill 3,500
  • 1964 Battles between moslems & hindus in Calcutta
  • 1964 Panama severs diplomatic relations with US
  • 1964 US version of “That Was The Week That Was,” premieres
  • 1966 India & Pakistan sign peace accord
  • 1966 Julian Bond denied seat in Georgia legislature for opposing Vietnam War
  • 1967 Dutch Princess Margret marries Pieter van Vollenhoven
  • 1967 Lester Maddox inaugurated as Governor of Georgia
  • 1967 PBS (the National Educational TV) begins as a 70 station network
  • 1968 US Surveyor 7 lands near lunar crater Tycho
  • 1969 Pirate Radio Station Free Derby begins operation by Northern Ireland
  • 1969 Sweden (1st Western country) recognizes North Vietnam
  • 1969 USSR’s Venera 6 launched for parachute landing on Venus
  • 1972 Sheik Mujib ur-Rahman arrives in Dacca, East-Pakistan
  • 1972 Triple album set “Concert for Bangladesh” released in UK
  • 1973 Gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
  • 1977 Canada expels four Cubans, two of them diplomats, after RCMP spy investigation
  • 1978 Soyuz 27 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
  • 1978 The USSR sends two cosmonauts into orbit to rendezvous with the Salyut Six space laboratory.
  • 1979 Entertainer of the Year Awards
  • 1980 Former AFL-CIO president George Meany dies in Washington, DC at age 85.
  • 1980 Last broadcast of “Rockford Files” on NBC
  • 1981 El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens “general offensive”
  • 1981 Number one hit on UK music charts – John Lennon – Imagine
  • 1982 -17ºF (27.2ºC) in Braemar Grampian (equals UK record)
  • 1982
    The Catch – Dwight Clark of the San Francisco 49ers makes a leaping
    catch from Joe Montana with 58 seconds to play to defeat the Dallas
    Cowboys 28-27 in the NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park.
  • 1983 In Los Angeles, the Fraggle Rock children’s show debuts on HBO; partly produced in Toronto by Jim Henson
  • 1984 Argentine ex-president/General Bignone arrested
  • 1984 Bulgarian Tupolev 134 crashes at Sofia airport in Bulgaria, 50 die
  • 1984 Clara Peller first asks, “Where’s the Beef?”
  • 1984 The U.S. and the Vatican establish diplomatic relations for the first time since 1867.
  • 1984 The US and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations after 117 years.
  • 1984 US establishes full diplomatic relations with Vatican after 117 years
  • 1985 Daniel Ortega Saavedra inaugurated as President of Nicaragua
  • 1986 Palau signs Compact of Free Association with US
  • 1989 Cuban troops begin withdrawing from Angola.
  • 1990 China lifts martial law (imposed after Tiananmen Square massacre)
  • 1990 NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players
  • 1990
    Time Inc. aquired Warner Communications for the tidy little sum of
    $14.1 billion. Thus began Time Warner, one of the world’s largest media
    and entertainment conglomerates.
  • 1990 Time Warner is formed from the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications Inc.
  • 1991 Japan ends routine fingerprinting of all adult ethnic Koreans
  • 1991 US Congress begins debate on Persian Gulf crisis
  • 1992 29,000 bath toys owned by the American company First Days Inc. are washed overboard in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1992 8th Soap Opera Digest Awards
  • 1994 Trial of Lorena Bobbitt who cut off her husband’s penis, begins
  • 1994 Ukraine says it will give up world’s 3rd largest nuclear arsenal
  • 1994 Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan agrees to abolish trade tariffs
  • 1995 Personal posting – Ashley Rebecca Jean Gardner is born in Ketchikan, Alaska, USA
  • 1995 “Late Late Show” with Tom Snyder premieres on CBS at 12 30 AM
  • 1995 The World Youth Day was held in the Philippines.
  • 1996 Israel frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners
  • 1997 4,000th episode of “Entertainment Tonight”
  • 1997 Dow Corning provides $295 billion to settle breast implant suits
  • 1997 Italy’s new 1,000 lire coin shows divided Germany on map
  • 1997 Right-winger Arnoldo Aleman sworn in as President of Nicaragua
  • 1999 A large piece of the chalk cliff at Beachy Head collapses into the sea.
  • 1999 The HBO television series The Sopranos first aires.
  • 2000 America Online announces an agreement to buy Time Warner for $162 billion, the largest corporate merger in history.





  • 2001 Wikipedia starts as part of Nupedia. It becomes a separate site five days later.
  • 2005
    A mudslide occurs in La Conchita, CA, killing 10 people, injuring many
    more and closing the Highway 101, the main coastal corridor between San
    Francisco and Los Angeles, for 10 days.
  • 2005 Eyre Peninsula Bushfire in South Australia kills nine and injures 113.
  • 2008 Important Islamic date – Islamic New Year January 10, 2008 (1429 A.H.)