Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The answer to life, the universe, and everything

On this day in history (according to Wikipedia):
  • Louis XII of France married Mary Tudor. (1514)
  • Roger Williams is banished from Massachusetts Bay Colony after speaking out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away Native American land. (1635)
  • John Henry Newman converted to Catholicism. (1845)
  • The Great Chicago Fire was brought under control. (1871)
  • The Washington Monument was officially opened to the public. (1888)
  • The Cincinnati Reds "won" the Black Sox series. (1919)
  • Che Guevara was executed for inciting revolution in Bolivia. (1967)
  • Capital punishment was abolished in France. (1981)
  • Camille Saint-Saens, Alfred Dreyfus, Freddie Young, Jacques Tati, Johnny Stompanato, Prince Edward, John Lennon, Joe Pepitone, Jackson Browne, Bobby Flay, Guillermo del Toro, and Fyvush Finkel were born. (various years)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bowman welcomed their second child, a daughter, into the world. (1965)

6 comments:

Eric Grubbs said...

Um, happy birthday?

Anonymous said...

Happy 42nd B'day, 1965 in Chattanooga must have been a good year.

the secret knitter said...

How dare you cast aspersions on the validity of my Reds' World Series win.

Oh, and happy birthday. :)

Adam Villani said...

Happy birthday!

Doc Thelma said...

Feliz cumpleanos a ti!

(Remember how excited we were when we discovered the lunch table we had been sitting in all senior year was #42?)

Ali said...

Happy Birthday! Somehow your 40th at Mike's Place seems like it was just a few months ago... How does that happen?!