Birth of a Devil
Though I'm not big on self-promotion, today is my birthday. June 22, the 173rd day of the year, just on the cusp of Gemini and Cancer (which is my sign). By the way, we only have 192 days left before 2007.
Here are some of the famous folks that share my birthday:
- Carson Daly (MTV Personality) ... Gag!
- Kurt Warner (NFL Player) ... Lead the St. Louis Rams to their 1st Superbowl win.
- Dan Brown (Author of The Da Vinci Code) ... This was a cool one.
- Cindi Lauper (Singer, Song-writer) ... She bop!
- Freddie Prinze (Actor) ... Chico and The Man was a great show.
- Meryl Streep (Oscar-Winning Actress) ... Not a big fan.
- Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman) ... Once hot as hell!
- Todd Rundgren (Musical Innovator) ... Very cool.
- Ed Bradley (The Brotha from 60 Minutes) ... Mr. Serious.
- Kris Kristofferson (Singer, Song-writer) ... Co-wrote "Me & Bobby McGee" with Janis Joplin.
- John Dillinger (Classic Bankrobber) ... This was the coolest one. LOL
Here are some of the famous events on the day of my birthday:
217 BC - Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom
168 BC - Battle of Pydna: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeat and capture Macedonian King Perseus, ending the Third Macedonian War
1593 - Battle of Sisak: Slovene - Croat troops defeat the Turks
1633 - The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his scientific view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe.
1812 - Napoleonic Wars- Napoleon invades Russia.
1825 - British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America.
1844 - Influential North American fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon is founded at Yale University.
1866 - Battle of Custoza: an Austrian army defeats the Italian army during the Austro-Prussian War.
1893 - The Royal Navy battleship HMS Camperdown accidentally rams the British Mediterranean Fleet flagship HMS Victoria which sinks taking 358 crew with her, including the fleet's commander, Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon.
1898 - Spanish-American War: United States Marines land in Cuba.
1911 - George V is crowned King of the United Kingdom, succeeding his father, Edward VII.
1937 - Camille Chautemps becomes Prime Minister of France
1940 - France forced to sign armistice with Nazi Germany.
1941 - Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa, one of the most dramatic turning points of World War II.
1941 - First Croatian anti-fascist armed unit (partisans) founded near Sisak, Croatia.
1941 - The Lithuanian 1941 independence begins
1941 - Various Communist and Socialist French Resistance movements merge to one group.
1944 - Opening day of the Soviet Union's Operation Bagration against Army Group Centre
1962 - An Air France Boeing 707 jet crashes in bad weather in Guadeloupe, West Indies killing 113
1963 - Pope Paul VI elected by College of Cardinals.
1976 - Canadian House of Commons abolishes capital punishment.
1978 - Charon, a satellite of the planet Pluto, is discovered.
1986 - Argentine footballer Diego Maradona scored both the Hand of God goal and the Goal of the Century against England during the FIFA World Cup in Mexico City.
1986 - The All Jharkhand Students Union is founded, in order to fight for autonomy for tribal peoples in India.
2002 - An earthquake in western Iran measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale kills more than 261 people.
Here are some of the famous deaths on the day of my birthday:
431 - Paulinus of Nola, Roman poet
1276 - Pope Innocent V
1429 - Ghiyath al-Kashi, Persian astronomer and mathematician (b. 1380)
1535 - John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester (executed)
1632 - James Whitelocke, English judge (b. 1570)
1634 - Johann Graf von Aldringen, Austrian soldier (b. 1588)
1699 - Josiah Child, English Governor of the East India Company (b. 1630)
1714 - Matthew Henry, English non-conformist minister (b. 1662)
1868 - Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (b. 1801)
1894 - Alexandre-Antonin Taché, Canadian archbishop (b. 1823)
1905 - Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (b. 1815)
1913 - Ştefan Octavian Iosif, Romanian poet (b. 1875)
1928 - A. B. Frost, American illustrator (b. 1851)
1931 - Armand Fallières, French president (b. 1841)
1935 - Szymon Askenazy, Polish historian, diplomat and politician (b. 1866)
1959 - Hermann Brill, German politician (b. 1895)
1963 - Maria Tănase, Romanian singer of traditional and popular music (b. 1913)
1964 - Havank, Dutch writer, (b. 1904)
1965 - David O. Selznick, American film producer (b. 1902)
1969 - Judy Garland, American singer and actress (b. 1922)
1974 - Darius Milhaud, French composer (b. 1892)
1979 - Louis Chiron, Monaco race car driver (b. 1899)
1984 - Joseph Losey, American theather and film director (b. 1909)
1987 - Fred Astaire, American dancer and actor (b. 1899)
1988 - Dennis Day, American singer and actor (b. 1916)
1989 - Lucien Saulnier, French Canadian politician (b. 1916)
1990 - Ilya Frank, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)
1992 - Chuck Mitchell, American actor (b. 1927)
1993 - Pat Nixon, First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
1994 - Otto Bradfisch, Nazi leader (b. 1903)
1995 - Al Hansen, American artist (b. 1927)
1997 - Gérard Pelletier, French journalist, politician, and diplomat (b. 1919)
1997 - Ted Gärdestad, Swedish singer (b. 1956)
2002 - Darryl Kile, baseball player (b. 1968)
2002 - Ann Landers, American columnist (b. 1918)
2004 - Mattie Stepanek, American poet (b. 1990)
2004 - Bob Bemer, computer scientist (b. 1920)