Thursday, October 30, 2008

Day 30 (birthday eve)

On October 31 ...
1517 Luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg church-Protestant Reformation
1759 Earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred
1793 Execution of the Girondins at Paris, during the Reign of Terror
1815 Sir Humphrey Davy of London patents miner's safety lamp
1864 Nevada admitted as 36th state
1908 4th Olympic games end in London
1922 Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy
1940 Deadline for Warsaw Jews to move into the Warsaw Ghetto
1943 Wash Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Brooklyn (48-10)
1950 Collazo & Torresola attempt to kill Truman in Washington, DC
1952 1st thermonuclear bomb detonated-Marshall Islands
1954 Algerian Revolution against French begins
1956 1st American to land an airplane at South Pole-Rear Adm GJ Dufek
1956 Britain & France begin to bomb Egypt to reopen the Suez Canal
1956 Brooklyn, NY ends streetcar service
1959 Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to US
1963 Ed Sullivan witnesses the Beatles & their fans at London Airport
1963 Leaking propane gas explodes, kills 64 at "Holiday on Ice" (Indiana)
1964 Barbra Streisand's "People," album goes #1 for 5 weeks
1967 Nguyen Van Thieu took oath of office as 1st pres of S Vietnam 2nd Rep
1968 Linda Eastman moves to UK permanently
1968 Milwaukee Bucks win their 1st game beating Detroit 138-118 (6th game)
1968 President Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam
1969 George Harrison's "Something" is released in UK
1969 Race riot in Jacksonville Florida
1974 Bundy victim (?) Laura Aime disappears in Utah
1980 Julian Nott sets world hot-air balloon altitude record (16,806 m)
1982 Pope John Paul II becomes 1st pontiff to visit Spain
1983 Paul McCartney releases "Pipes of Peace" album
1983 Ron Grant completes a 217 day, 8,316 mile run around Australia
1984 Puerto Rican tanker, San Francisco explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as the ship caught fire
1985 Ashley Andrew is brought into the world :)
1987 1st jockey to win 9 races in 1 day (Chris Antley at Belmont)
1987 A pair in Coventry, England ties the world record for the longest singles tennis match at 80 hrs 21 minutes
1988 1st Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Colts beat Denver 55-23
1988 Journalists demand greater press freedom in Yugoslavia

You also share your birthday with:

1967 Vanilla Ice (Robert Van Winkle) (singer)
1966 Adam Horovitz (actor, singer, guitarist)
1963 Rob Schneider (actor, comedian)
1961 Larry Mullen (musician)
1950 Jane Pauley (TV host)
1950 Lynda Goodfriend (actress)
1950 John Candy (comedian, actor)
1948 Deidre Hall (actress)
1947 Russ Ballard (singer, songwriter)
1944 Sally Kirkland (actress)
1944 Kinky (Richard) Friedman (singer, bandleader)
1942 David Ogden Stiers (actor)
1937 Tom Paxton (folk singer, songwriter, musician)
1936 Michael Landon (Eugene Orowitz) (actor, writer, producer, director)
1931 Dan Rather (tv reporter)
1930 Michael Collins (NASA astronaut, author)
1927-30 Lee Grant (Lyova Rosenthal) (actress)


Schwabs said...

I have been having so much fun reading these. I think a birthday month is a great idea! I was telling Nate yesterday that I was jealous of you guys because it looks like you have so much fun! :)

Ashley Ann said...

My fave is that you share your special day with your idol.. you know your theme song ice ice baby!