What Happened on Your Birthday?

I got tagged by Peter. I’ve seen this one around and it looks interesting. The only sad thing is that I didn’t recognize the people or events surrounding my birthday! I guess that’s the point, though. To learn something new…

1. Go to Wikipedia and type in your Birthday Month and day only.

November 12th

2. List 3 Events that occurred that day:
1893 – The treaty of the Durand Line was signed between present day Pakistan and Afghanistan and which has gained international recognition as an international border between the two sister-nations. (very interesting in light of current events)
1970 – The Oregon Highway Division attempts to destroy a rotting beached Sperm whale with explosives, leading to the now -infamous exploding whale incident
1980 – The NASA space probe Voyager I makes its closest approach to Saturn and takes first images of its rings.

3. List 2 important Birth days.
1815Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American women’s rights activist (d. 1902)
1934Charles Manson, American cult leader and mass murderer (eeek!)
1945 – Neil Young, Canadian singer, songwriter, and musician

4. List 1 Death.
1939Norman Bethune, Canadian doctor and humanitarian (b. 1890)

5. List a Holiday or Observance. (if any)
National Holiday: Birth of Sun Yat-Sen (observed in China and Taiwan)

If anyone else is interested in this one, give it a go. I’d be interested in reading about what happened on your birthday. 🙂


About Debbie

I am a stay at home mom of 2 energetic children. I homeschool them as well. I have a great husband who, after 7 years of working away from, finally has a job where he is home every night. We are trying to learn how to live together again along with adjusting to the lower pay that came along with the job change.
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3 Responses to What Happened on Your Birthday?

  1. my4kids says:

    So Peter got you on this one!
    You have the same birthdate as my mother by the way!
    Charles Manson…I don’t think I will tell her she shares his birthday
    Oh and I know all about the whole whale exploding incident. Its a huge thing they talk about every time a whale washes up to shore, which is probably more common than you would think.

  2. PortraitofPeter says:

    Thanks Debbie, for completing this tag – so quickly – wow!!

    A lot appears to have happened on your birthdate – I think mine must have been meditating.

    Have a nice day all.

  3. Sirdar says:

    OK..I’ll bite.

    August 23

    List 3 Events that occurred that day:

    1328 – Battle of Cassel: French troops stop an uprising of Flemish farmers.
    (I thought this was interesting because the French Army are often categorized as quitters or losers when it comes to wars. But it is nice to know they can whip a group of farmers)

    1833 – Slavery abolished in the British colonies.
    (This is important in history as a human rights victory)
    1989 – All of Australia’s 1,645 domestic airline pilots resign after the airlines threaten to fire them and sue them over a dispute.
    (That sure showed the airlines who’s boss!! I wonder where they are working now?)

    List 2 important Birth days:

    1754 – King Louis XVI of France (d. 1792)

    1978 – Kobe Bryant, American basketball player

    List 1 Death:

    1971 – The original Shamu, Sea World orca

    List a Holiday or Observance:

    Romania – Liberation Day (1944).

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