Fun Monday # 119 What happened on my birthday!
Now Lil Mouse has come up with an interesting topic for this week...she says:
Obviously, knowing all of you bloggers out there, you broke the mold the day you were born, but what else happened? Did anything funny, serious, or sad occur on the same day in history that you were born, a birth, death or a sports record set? I suggest this site (not the American one, if you check out this one and then check out the American one, you’ll know why, it’s not very blogger friendly). List one or two, or if you find nothing of interest, check out another date (your mom’s birthday, your anniversary, until you find something you like).
I was really looking forward to discovering all the events that happened on the actual day I was born (Jan 25 ****). However, it clearly wasn't a memorable day as nothing happened, it was during the war so no sports events, no one famous died and the only birth I found was Anita Pallenberg who was born in Rome.
Does any one remember her? She was often in the media during the 60's and apart from being a model and actress (she was in Barbarella) her real claim to fame is that she got up close and very very friendly with The Rolling Stones. She spent twelve years with Keith Richards I won't go into all the details, but she was very interested in the occult and became a drug addict. Rather sad really....
Now this is where I'm going to cheat a little because I remembered a couple of years ago I did a Meme based on this very topic so I'm going to re-use some of that post for some historical facts that happened on my birthday:
1. Three Events that occurred that day:
-1791- The British Parliament passes the Constitutional Act of 1791 and splits the old province of Quebec into Upper and Lower Canada
-1881 - Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company. (where would us bloggers be if this hadn't happened)
-1919 - The League of Nations is founded. ( this was followed by the United Nations after 2nd world war)
2. Two important Birth days.
-1759 - Robert Burns, Scottish poet (d. 1796) (well I had to choose this one)
-1882 - Virginia Woolf, English writer (d. 1941) (probably most people have heard of this lady)
3. One Death.
-1981 - Adele Astaire, American dancer (b. 1897) (I loved Fred Astaire films [I was a frustrated dancer in those days]) and didn't realise his older sister was a dancer)
Quite a few things happened in this year:
# January 25 – Four former Labour cabinet ministers (Roy Jenkins, Shirley Williams, William Rodgers and David Owen) issue the Limehouse Declaration, leading to the formation of the Social Democratic Party.
# – Chiang Ching ('Madame Mao') is sentenced to death in the People's Republic of China.
# – Super Bowl XV: The Oakland Raiders defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-10 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
4. A Holiday or Observance.
- Burns Night - Burns suppers are held in many parts of the world around this date. (Originated in Scotland)
-St. Dwynwen's Day - Welsh celebration of love Diwrnod Santes Dwynwen. (I enjoyed these legends)
So that's me done why don't you call in on Lil Mouse to see what others have found.