Tuesday, July 24, 2007

July 24th

Today is the anniversary of my birth.   I was born a lot of years ago.  I was so stunned at that event that I didn’t talk for a year or so.  I eventually overcame that shyness and began conversing with the world around me.

Happy birthday (Not me)

Others born on this date:

  • Bella Abzug (1920 - ____) US lawyer, politician; "Battling Bella" was the first Jewish congresswoman; wide-brimmed hats are her trademark.

  • Barry Bonds (1964) Riverside CA, left fielder, (Pirates, SF Giants, 3X MVP)

  • Ruth Buzzi (1936) Comedienne, actress or westerly ri, comedienne, (laugh-in, margie-that girl)

  • Lynda Carter (1951) Actress, "wonderwoman" or phoenix az, miss usa, (1973)/actress, (wonder woman)

  • Amelia Earhart (1898 - 1937) US aviatrix; She was the first woman to solo across the Atlantic and from Hawaii to California; mysteriously disappeared, 1937.

  • Robert Hays (1947) Bethesda Md, actor, (Airplane!, Starman, Scandalous)

  • Dan Hedaya (1940) Actor, (cheers, marvin's room, clueless)

  • Jennifer Lopez (1970) Actress, (selena)

  • Karl Malone (1963) Summeerfield LA, NBA forward, (Utah, Oly-2 gold-92, 96)

  • Anna Paquin (1982) Oscar winning actress, (piano)

  • Alexandre Dumas Père (1802) France, author, (3 Musketeers)

  • Michael Richards (1949) LA Calif, comedian, (Fridays, Kramer-Seinfeld)

Some who died on July 24th:

1862 Martin Van Buren 8th pres, dies in Kinderhook NY
1954 Mary Church Terrell educator/civil rights leader, dies at 90
1966 Montgomery Clift actor, dies at 45
1972 Bobby Ramirez drummer (White Trash), killed at 23 in bar brawl
1974 Chris Chubbock newscaster shoots self on air
1979 Archie Duncan actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 65
1980 Peter Sellers dies at 54
1991 Isaac Bashevis Singer Nobel prize winning author, dies at 87

On this day...

1651 Anthony Johnson, a free black, receives grant of 250 acres in Va
1673 Edmund Halley enters Queen's College, Oxford, as an undergraduate
1683 1st settlers from Germany to US, leave aboard the Concord
1701 French make 1st landing at site of Detroit
1704 Great Britain takes Gibralter from Spain
1758 George Washington admitted to Virginia House of Burgess
1783 Georgia becomes a protectorate of tsarist Russia
1799 William Clark (of Lewis & Clark) is willed the slave York
1824 Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll. Clear lead for Andrew Jackson
1847 Brigham Young & his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake City, UT
1847 Rotary-type printing press patented by Richard March Hoe, NYC
1866 Tennessee becomes 1st Confederate state readmitted to Union
1870 1st trans-US rail service begins
1877 1st time federal troops are used to combat strikers
1900 Race riot in New Orleans, 2 white policemen killed
1915 Excursion ship Eastland capsizes in Lake Michigan, 852 die
1919 Race Riot in Washington DC (6 killed, 100 wounded)
1923 Allied Powers & Turkey sign peace treaty, Lausanne
1925 Scopes guilty of teaching evolution in a Tn HS, fined $100 & costs
1929 NY to SF footrace ends (2« months) winner was 60 year old Monteverde
1929 Pres Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war
1933 K Reinmuth discovers asteroids #1645 Waterfield, #1668 Hanna, #1726 Hoffmeister, #2136 Jugta & #2158
1934 1st ptarmigan hatched & reared in captivity, Ithaca, NY
1936 118ø F (48ø C), Minden, Nebraska (state record)
1936 121ø F (49ø C), near Alton, Kansas (state record)
1937 Alabama drops charges against 5 blacks accused of rape in Scottsboro
1948 Soviets blockades Berlin from the west
1950 V-2/WAC Corporal rocket launch; 1st launch from Cape Canaveral
1952 112ø F (44ø C), Louisville, Georgia (state record)
1952 Pres Truman settles 53-day steel strike
1959 VP Nixon argued with Khrushchev, known as "Kitchen Debate"
1961 Beginning of a trend, a US commercial plane is hijacked to Cuba
1961 Edwin Newman becomes news anchor of the Today Show
1963 124 Unification church couples wed in Korea
1963 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson to retain heavyweight championship
1965 Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone"
1965 Casey Stengel resigns as manager of the NY Mets
1967 Beatles sign a petition in The Times to legalize marijuana
1967 Charles de Gaulle says 'Vive le Qu‚bec libre! Long live free Quebec!'
1967 Race riot in Cambridge Maryland
1969 Apollo 11 returns to Earth
1969 Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game
1969 Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in US Army on appeal
1972 Jigme Singye Wangchuk becomes king of Bhutan at 16
1973 NL beats AL 7-1 in 44th All Star Game (Royals Stadium, KC)
1973 Sue Berning wins US golf open for 3rd time
1974 Supreme Court unanimously rules Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes
1975 Apollo 18 returns to Earth
1978 "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" premeirs in NYC
1978 Billy Martin resigns as Yankee manager after "the one is a born liar  the other a convicted one" comment about Steinbrenner & Jackson
1979 Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th HR
1982 E Bowell discovers asteroid #2763 Jeans
1983 Pine Tar Game, Brett's HR disallowed against Yanks (overturned)
1984 Seve Ballesteros wins the British Open
1985 Gandhi signs peace contract with Sikh leader Harchand Singh Longowai
1986 SF Federal jury convicts navy radioman Jerry Whitworth of espionage
1987 IBM-PC DOS Version 3.3 (updated) released
1988 US & Jamacia play scoreless tie, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1990 Ms. Magazine hits the newstands again after an 8 month haitus
1991 U of Manchester scientist announce finding a planet outside of the solar system

More of This day in history

Happy Birthday2

If today’s your birthday, click here for a really bad, but funny, birthday song. 

 (I told you it was bad)


Miss Cellania said...

Hope you have an amazingly happy birthday!

Isabelle said...

Happy Birthday! I wish you an awesome day filled with joy and laughter. It's my sisters birthday as well today.

Phils Phun said...

May you celebrate the day of your birth in style
Take Care
Teddy Bear

bitscared said...

Happy Birthday Jonco! Is it a coincidence that you posted stuff about obituaries yesterday? I hope you have a great day! xxoo

aldodager said...

Happy Birthday Jonco!!

k_sra said...

Happy Day to ya, B&P! Keep your chin up (yes, it was an awful song)!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday. :)

Jon said...

Thanks for all the kind birthday wishes. I appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Sue Ling said...

Happy Birthday to you!!

Bernadette said...

happy birthday!!! :-) Keep this cheery blog up!