On This Day

On this day, some 28 years ago, my life was forever changed, for the better, as I bravely entered this world, I'm guessing with a piercing wail.

Yep, I was born.

Happy Birthday to me. What baffles me most is that I'm 28 now.

When did THAT happen?

Other anniversaries of this day:

Famous Birthdays

Rodney Dangerfield 1921
Billie Jean King 1943
Jamie Lee Curtis 1958
Mariel Hemingway 1961
Scarlett Johansson 1984

1718 - English pirate Edward Teach (a.k.a. "Blackbeard") was killed during a battle off the coast of North Carolina. British soldiers cornered him aboard his ship and killed him. He was shot and stabbed more than 25 times.

1906 - The International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin adopted the SOS distress signal.

1917 - The National Hockey League (NHL) was officially formed in Montreal, Canada.

1935 - The first trans-Pacific airmail flight began in Alameda, CA, when the flying boat known as the China Clipper left for Manila. The craft was carrying over 110,000 pieces of mail.

1943 - U.S. President Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek met in Cairo to discuss the measures for defeating Japan.

1950 - The lowest scoring game in the NBA was played. The Fort Wayne Pistons (later the Detroit Pistons) defeated the Minneapolis Lakers (later the Los Angeles Lakers) 19-18.

1955 - RCA Records bought the rights to the music of Elvis Presley for $25,000.

1963 - U.S. President Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, TX. Texas Governor John B. Connally was also seriously wounded. Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson was inaugurated as the 36th U.S. President.

1968 - The Beatles released their double album called "The Beatles" (a.k.a. "The White Album").

1977 - Regular passenger service on the Concorde began between New York and Europe.

1984 - Fred Rogers of PBS' "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" presented a sweater to the Smithsonian Institution.

1985 - 38,648 immigrants became citizens of the United States. It was the largest swearing-in ceremony.

1990 - U.S. President Bush, his wife, Barbara, and other congressional leaders shared Thanksgiving dinner with U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia.

2005 - Microsoft's XBOX 360 went on sale.

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