Wednesday, February 17, 2010


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It’s my birthday today!

Some other cool people just happen to be born on February 18th: Louis Comfort Tiffany, Enzo Ferrari, Toni Morrison, Ono Yoko, Dr. Dre, and Regina Spektor.

Some interesting people have also died on February 18th: Kublai Khan, Martin Luther, Charles Lewis Tiffany (ironic), and J. Robert Oppenheimer.

Besides births and deaths, February the 18th was also the day for momentous occasions such as these:

1841 – the first ongoing filibuster in the U.S. Senate (it lasted until March 11th of that year)
1929 – the first Academy Awards were announced
1930 – the planet Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh
1979 – it SNOWED in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria for the ONLY time in recorded history (!!!)

Thank you Wikipedia, for making my birthday slightly more interesting!!!

1 comment:

  1. Happy (belated) Birthday, Bridget. Interesting tidbits of information. :-)


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