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Today in History What happened on your Birthday? Mine: July 8 Ferdinand Graf Von Zeppelin born in 1838 Wall Street Journal begins publishing 1889 Liberty Bell Cracks (again) 1835 Monty Irvin and Hank Thompson, first blacks to play for NY Giants (baseball)
posted by a3matrix (21 comments total)

 
On my birthday, people throughout the ages got pissed off that everyone was forgetting their birthdays.

I was born on the same day as Constitution Day here in the Republic of China. Otherwise known as Christmas.
posted by Poagao at 6:39 AM on September 10, 2001


I share a birthday with Pat Sajak and Hillary Rodham Clinton. I try not to think about it. Even the addition of Cary Elwes can't help ease the pain.

But apparently the "1st use of 'getaway car' occurs after holding up a shop in Paris." A coincidence? Perhaps!
posted by kittyb at 6:39 AM on September 10, 2001


How long before this thread is mentioned in Metatalk? I'd do it, but I'm lazy.
posted by Doug at 6:54 AM on September 10, 2001


Kitty: You think your birthday's bad -- I share a birthday with Darryl Hall.
posted by kindall at 7:23 AM on September 10, 2001


On my birthday, Aaron Burr put a cap in Alexander Hamilton's ass.
posted by adampsyche at 7:25 AM on September 10, 2001


hey, today is my birthday! and this is the first thing I've ever seen that doesn't mention that it's the birthdays of Jose Feliciano, Fay Wray, and Arnold Palmer (I think). I always thought those were lame. :)

yes, I bet this will be metatalked. I don't care. a3matrix, this little link was good for me.
posted by epersonae at 7:27 AM on September 10, 2001


This site seems slightly, uh, sparse when it comes to historical events. Things happen around my birthday -- Waco, Oklahoma City, but scouring the week before and after found not a single mention of either event. I'd think they'd make the grade above some of the things mentioned for my birthday, like the resignation of Charles de Gaulle or the first organised night baseball game. Odd.
posted by Dreama at 7:31 AM on September 10, 2001


Henry Winkler (aka The Fonz, for you young-uns) was born. He & I missed being a Halloween baby by just one day. Dammit.
posted by davidmsc at 7:34 AM on September 10, 2001


I assume that they just give you a random selection from a much larger list, hence I just got:

July 4th 1975: Fictional wedding date of Coneheads

With no mention of the obvious.
posted by Singular at 7:35 AM on September 10, 2001


If we get enough people to respond to this thread, we can cover all of history!
posted by daveadams at 9:05 AM on September 10, 2001


If we get enough people to respond to this thread, we can cover all of history!

I'll take care of Hiroshima Day!
posted by iceberg273 at 9:23 AM on September 10, 2001


(For the record, the linked site missed the bombing of Hiroshima, but made note of that fact that Boston Red Sox retired Carl Yastrezemski's #8 in 1989. Wheee.)
posted by iceberg273 at 9:27 AM on September 10, 2001


Lots of things happened on my birthday which aren't mentioned here, not the least of which was the capitualtion of France in WWII. I've always convinced myself that the Watergate break-in happened on June 17th too.
posted by vbfg at 9:35 AM on September 10, 2001


death of deMolay, death of billy durant.....holy capitalist fallguys Batman.
posted by clavdivs at 10:33 AM on September 10, 2001


Doctors discover a cancerous growth in Pres Reagan's colon.

No wait, that's Brian Mulroney's head...
posted by xiffix at 11:31 AM on September 10, 2001


Just keep hitting GO and it refreshes and gives new list.
posted by bjgeiger at 11:40 AM on September 10, 2001


I was born on the same day as Constitution Day here in the Republic of China. Otherwise known as Christmas.


Wow, I'm a Christmas baby also! Sadly, on the exact day that I was born (Dec. 25, 1961) Rheinhold Rudenberg, inventor of electron microscope, died.
posted by Sal Amander at 11:50 AM on September 10, 2001



*sigh*
posted by xiffix at 12:09 PM on September 10, 2001


December 7th, Pearl Harbor Day.
posted by sourstar at 1:49 PM on September 10, 2001


June 2nd 1886 Grover Cleveland is 1st to wed during presidency (Frances Folsom)


June 2nd 1989 Rolling Stones Bill Wyman marries Mandy Smith
posted by BarneyFifesBullet at 4:43 PM on September 10, 2001


late in the thread as usual (bloody timezones), but i've got me an ian brown (of stone roses), a sidney poitier, a kelsey grammer and a kurt cobain.

all the events seemed to have something to do with american baseball, which i don't quite register as events.
posted by titboy at 8:41 PM on September 10, 2001


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