This week’s post is about the exact day I was born. This is what Randy Seaver’s “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun” post says:
- What day of the week were you born? Tell us how you found out.
- What has happened in recorded history on your birth date (day and month)? Tell us how you found out, and list five events.
- What famous people have been born on your birth date? Tell us how you found out, and list five of them.
- Put your responses in your own blog post, in a comment on this blog post, or in a status or comment on Facebook.
Here is my info:
- I was born on Friday, January 18th, 1980. Found this by just searching Google for my birthdate.
- Events on my birthday. Found this by using Wikipedia’s entry for January 18th. Those articles are a treasure trove of info.
- 1535 – Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded Lima, the capital of Peru.
- 1896 – The X-ray machine is exhibited for the first time.
- 1911 – Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania stationed in San Francisco harbor, the first time an aircraft landed on a ship.
- 1990 – Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting.
- 1993 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is officially observed for the first time in all 50 states.
- Famous people I share my birthday with. Found at the same place as I found the events.
- 1882 – A. A. Milne, English author of “Winnie the Pooh” (d. 1956)
- 1904 – Cary Grant, English actor (d. 1986)
- 1913 – Danny Kaye, American actor (d. 1987)
- 1955 – Kevin Costner, American actor
- 1971 – Jonathan Davis, American singer from the band KoЯn
My wife’s entry is exactly the same, except she was born a year later which puts her birth date on a Sunday.