Thursday, March 29, 2007

Birthday Coming Up

So my Birthday is coming up on April 6 and I thought I'd start researching the day and as it turns out lots of things have happened on that particular day. The most important to me is of course Easter Sunday, 1958....I touched down in the great state of Mississippi!! So I thought I'd spend some time listing some of the other "Earth Shattering events that have taken place on that 96th day of the year or 97th in Leap Years.

In the Year "0" Religious scholars tend to agree that Jesus was born on this day...WOW and I was born on Easter Sunday, 1958....that's quite a coincidence. I never knew there was a 0 Year I Always thought it was either B.C. or A.D. Other's with same Birthday include Merle Haggard, Henry Kissinger, Anton Fokker , Andre Previn, James Watson, Billy Dee Williams , Michelle Phillips, Butch Cassidy and still I'm thinking JESUS!!

April 6, 1789 1st U.S. Congress begins regular sessions, Federal Hall, New York City. Hopefully I won't emulate their development and just suck off the teat of American Taxpayers..Man they have the best Medical Insurance Plan..oh that's right I'm paying for theirs and I don't have one!

April 6, 1830 Joseph Smith and 5 others organizes Mormon church in Seneca Co, New York. That's all we needed another religion!!

April 6, 1869 1st plastic, Celluloid, patented , Later the Kinks would write the song
"I wish my life was a non-stop Hollywood movie show"

"A fantasy world of celluloid villains and heroes"
"Because celluloid heroes never feel any pain"
"And celluloid heroes never really die

April 6, 1889 George Eastman places Kodak Camera on sale for 1st time, other inventions that made there debut on My birthday were Hostess Twinkies, Post - It Notes and the first electric starter for cars

April 6, 1906 1st animated cartoon copyrighted

April 6, 1909 North Pole reached by Americans Robert Peary and Matthew Henson later on April 6, 1988 Black pole explorer M Henson buried next to Robert Peary in Arlington Cemetary

It has been an explosive day, in 1917 the US Declared War on Germany and entered WWI, There were at least 3 Nuclear tests 1 on the Bikini Islands by US in 1954, The USSR not to be outdone performed Nuclear testing in 1957 and finally US again in Nevada 1n 1985. Countless other battles , really too many to mention it seems War and Religion really get busy on April 6.

In 1974 The California Jam Rock Concert drew 500,000 fans to southern CA, I was too young to go, but I made to the Cal Jam 2 in 1978 but it wasn't my Birthday.

April 6, 1980
Gordie Howe completes a record 26th season !! I'll bet you could add all the money he made over that period and not come close to what an athlete gets signed for today..There were a lot of Baseball happenings on April 6 but I'm not a big fan.Well I guess there is one more thing I have to mention and that's a resolution in congress that was introduced on March 20th' 2007:

S. Res. 112: A resolution designating April 6, 2007, as

"National Missing Persons Day"

Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]

That's a tough name there Senator CRAPO...

Well I guess this year April 6th will be: Happy Missing Persons Day Tom!!

One Last thing, The Best thing to ever happen in April was on the the 3rd when my son Patrick was Born in 1991 !!