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Saturday, September 08, 2007 

Happy Birthday to Me!

Some (other) highlights of this day....

1504 - Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Florence.
1565 - Pedro Menéndez de Avilés settles St. Augustine, Florida.
1900 - Galveston Hurricane of 1900: a powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people.
1930 - 3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape.
1935 - US Senator from Louisiana, Huey Long, nicknamed "Kingfish," is fatally shot in the Louisiana capitol building.
1951 - Treaty of San Francisco: In San Francisco, California, 48 nations sign a peace treaty with Japan in formal recognition of the end of the Pacific War.
1966 - "The Man Trap", the first episode of the science fiction television series Star Trek airs
1971 - In Washington, DC, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inaugurated
1974 - Watergate Scandal: US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.
1974 - Evel Knievel's attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon at Twin Falls, Idaho, fails after a parachute prematurely deploys on his "sky cycle."
1986 - The first Oprah Winfrey Show airs.
1998 - At Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, Mark McGwire breaks Roger Maris' 1961 record of 61 home runs hit in a single season.

Others who share this birthday...

1157 - King Richard I of England (Richard the Lion Hearted)
1841 - Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer
1897 - Jimmie Rodgers, American singer and composer
1922 - Sid Caesar, American comedian
1922 - Lyndon LaRouche, American politician
1924 - Grace Metalious, American novelist
1925 - Peter Sellers, English actor
1932 - Patsy Cline, American singer
1937 - Sam Nunn, American politician
1941 - Bernie Sanders, American politician
1954 - Mark Foley, American politician
1957 - Heather Thomas, American actress
1960 - Aimee Mann, American musician
1971 - David Arquette, American actor
1981 - Jonathan Taylor Thomas, American actor

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin is kept on September 8.

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Happy birthday, Jill! Aimee Mann is very good company...

Happy Birthday Jill!

Happily Birthmaday!

Mine was the fourth.

What a fine bunch we Virgos seem to be.

Happy birthday Jill! What are you doing to celebrate today? I hope you are eating some fabulous food and spending your day with gorgeous company. Enjoy!

Belated birthday wishes but extended happiness, Jill!

Happy belated birthday! Mine's this month too. I'm trying to forget it. :)

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