Happy Birthday to me…

Okay it’s just wrong to sing happy birthday to one’s self so I won’t continue. However here are some interesting, and some not so interesting facts that are tied to my birthday.


Morbid fact about my birthdate:
Approximately 124,259 people died worldwide on April 29, 1962.

April 29 Events in History 
 1994 Ferry boat smashes into Mombasa Harbor Kenya, kills over 300
 1994 Israel and PLO sign economic accord
 1992 Jury acquits Los Angeles police officers of beating Rodney King, riots begin
 1991 Croatia declares independence
 1991 Cyclone strikes Bangladesh, 139,000 die/10 million homeless
 1991 Earthquake in Georgia, kills 100
 1990 STS-31 (Discovery 10) lands
 1990 Wrecking cranes began tearing down Berlin Wall at Brandenburg Gate
 1989 2nd government of Lubbers falls
 1985 17th space shuttle mission (51-B)-Challenger 7 launched
 1983 Harold Washington sworn in as Chicago’s 1st black mayor
 1981 Peter Sutcliffe admits he is the Yorkshire Ripper (murdered 13 women)
 1975 Flyers 4-Isles 0-Semifinals-Flyers hold 1-0 lead
 1974 President Nixon said he will release edited tapes made in White House
 1971 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
 1970 50,000 U.S. and South Vietnamese troops invade Cambodia
 1965 Earthquake hits Seattle; 5 die
 1965 Malta is 18th member of Council of Europe
 1964 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
 1957 1st military nuclear power plant dedicated, Fort Belvoir Va
 1956 WLUC TV channel 6 in Marquette, MI (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
 1956 WSPA TV channel 7 in G’ville-Spartanburg, South Carolina (CBS) begins broadcasting
 1956 WWBT TV channel 12 in Richmond, Virginia (NBC) begins broadcasting
 1955 G. Gronchi elected president of Italy
 1946 28 former Jap leaders indicted in Tokyo as war criminals
 1945 1st food drop by RAF above nazi-occupied Holland (operation Manna)
 1945 Japanese army evacuates Rangoon
 1945 Terms of surrender of German armies in Italy signed
 1945 U.S. liberates 31,601 in Nazi concentration camp in Dachau Germany
 1945 Venice and Mestre were captured by the Allies
 1944 Surprise attack by Van de Peat on General Landsdrukkerij in the Hague
 1943 Dietrich Bonhoffer arrested by nazis
 1943 U.S. 34th Division occupies Hill 609, North Tunisia
 1942 Japanese troop march into Lashio, cuts off Burma Road
 1942 Jews forced to wear a Jewish Star in Netherlands and Vichy-France
 1940 Norwegian King Haakon and government flees to England
 1939 Whitestone Bridge connecting Bronx and Queens opens
 1930 North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden (biggest in world) officially opens
 1930 Telephone connection England-Australia goes into service
 1927 Construction of Spirit of St. Louis is completed
 1926 France and U.S. reach accord on repayment of WW I
 1925 Netherlands returns to gold standard
 1916 Irish nationalists set post office on fire in Dublin
 1913 Swedish engineer Gideon Sundback of Hoboken patents all-purpose zipper
 1905 2″ rain falls in 10 mins in Taylor, Texas
 1905 Pierre de Brazza lands in Libreville Gabon
 1886 1st public Dutch electricity opens
 1864 Skirmish at Jenkins’ Ferry, Arkansas
 1862 100,000 federal troops prepare to march into Corinth, Mississippi
 1862 New Orleans fell to Union forces during Civil War
 1861 Maryland’s House of Delegates votes against seceding from Union
 1857 U.S. Army, Pacific Div HQ permanently forms at Presidio
 1856 Peace between England and Russia
 1853 Comet C/1853 G1 (Schweizer) approaches within 0.0839 AUs of Earth
 1845 Macon B. Allen and Robert Morris Jr, 1st blacks to open law practice
 1813 Rubber is patented
 1784 Premiere of Mozart’s Sonata in B flat, K454 (Vienna)
 1781 French fleet occupies Tobago
 1781 French fleet stopped Britain from seizing the Cape of Good Hope
 1707 English/Scottish parliament accept Act of Union, form Great Britain
 1670 Pope Clemens X elected
 1661 Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan
 1644 Farm leader Li Zicheng becomes emperor of China and flees Peking
 1636 Prince Frederik Henry occupies Schenkenschans
 1628 Sweden and Denmark sign defense treaty against Duke of Wallenstein
 1623 11 Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru
 1553 Flemish woman introduces practice of starching linen into England
 1550 Emperor Charles V gives inquisiters additional authority
 1540 Emperor Charles declares all privileges of Gent ended
 1522 Emperor Charles V names Frans van Holly inquisitor-gen of Netherlands
 1429 Joan of Arc leads Orleans, France, to victory over English
 1091 Battle at Monte Levunium: Emperor Alexius I beats Petshegenes

People who share my Birthday:

  • 1879 – “Thomas Beecham, English conductor”
  • 1899 – “‘Duke’ Ellington, US bandleader”
  • 1901 – Emperor Hirohito of Japan
  • 1907 – “Fred Zinneman, US film director
  • 1937 – “Saddam Hussein, (dead) Iraqi leader”
  • 1949 – “Anita Dobson, Television actress”
  • 1957 – “Daniel Day Lewis, Film actor”
  • 1957 – “Michelle Pfeiffer, American film actress
  • My Age

    I am 46 years old.
    I am 16,790 days old.
    I am 402,967 hours old.
    I am 24,178,078 minutes old.
    I am 1,450,684,707 seconds old.



    7 responses to “Happy Birthday to me…

    1. Happy Birthday Wench! 🙂

    2. best wishes for the happiest of days

    3. Thanks HB, and don’t worry unlike Dragon I won’t be mean to you here. 🙂

    4. You’re so pathetic. lol

    5. Happy Birthday!!!!

      Going to Grays tonight for dinner?

    6. Happy belated birthday, both of you!

      Very nice to see you around again.

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