I found this on Blog Itch and it looked fun.

1. Go to wikipedia and type in your birthday, month and day only. (June 18)

2. List events that occurred on that day that interest you.
1178 – Five Canterbury monks see what was possibly the Giordano Bruno crater being formed. It is believed that the current oscillations of the moon’s distance (on the order of metres) are a result of this collision.
1429 – French forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc crush the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay. This turns the tide of the Hundred Years’ War.
1812 – War of 1812: The U.S. Congress declares war on the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1815 – Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Waterloo leads to Napoleon Bonaparte abdicating the throne of France for a second and final time.
1967- Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar on stage at the Monterey Pop Festival. (Meanwhile, I couldn’t join Hendrix at Monterey as I was busy being born at the time.)

3. List a few birthdays.
1942 – Roger Ebert, American film reviewer
1942 – Sir Paul McCartney, English singer and songwriter (The Beatles)
1949 – Chris Van Allsburg, American author and illustrator (The Polar Express)
1952- Isabella Rossellini, Italian actress
1952 – Carol Kane, American actress
1961 – Alison Moyet, English pop singer (of Yazoo/Yaz fame)
1963 – Michael Jordan, NBA basketball player

4. List a death
1982 – John Cheever, American author (b. 1912)

5. List a holiday or observance. (if any)
* Seychelles – National Day.
* Autistic Pride Day, beginning in 2005.

Liturgical feasts

* Saints Leontius, Hypatius and Theodulus
* Saint Elizabeth of Schönau


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I am a father of six who is trying to do his best! My interests are varied. I have one blog, KnowTea, that is primarily focused on liturgy and worship and another one, Bengtsson's Baking, that is about, well, baking! I hope you enjoy both of them, and if you have any questions, please contact me!
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  1. 1. January 9

    2. Events
    1431 – Judges’ investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.
    1788 – Connecticut becomes the fifth state to join the United States.
    1861 – Mississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union before the outbreak of the American Civil War.
    1951 – United Nations headquarters officially opens in New York City.
    2006 – The Phantom of the Opera surpasses the record set by Cats for the title of longest running show on Broadway.

    3. Birthdays
    1913 – Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States (d. 1994)
    1935 – Bob Denver, American actor (d. 2005)
    1941 – Joan Baez, American singer and activist
    1951 – Crystal Gayle, American singer
    1967 – Dave Matthews, South African singer and musician

    4. Death
    1939 – Johann Strauss III, Austrian conductor (b. 1866)

    5. Holidays or observance
    Martyrs’ Day (Panama) commemorates the 1964 riots over sovereignty of the Panama Canal Zone

    Roman Catholic – Feast of Saint Adrian
    Eastern Orthodox – Feast of Saint Theophan the Recluse

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  3. Michelle says:

    I always remember this event: November 4, 1979 — Iran hostage crisis begins.

    The notable births: Kathy Griffin, Ralph Macchio, Jeff, Probst, and Sean “Diddy” Combs. (OK, Walter Cronkite and Laura Bush, too.)

    I didn’t know Mendelssohn died on my birthday in 1847.

    And let us all celebrate Panama’s flag day this upcoming November 4.

  4. RevJATB says:

    Cool! And I already know their national anthem, provided the national anthem of Panama is “Panama” by Van Halen.

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