Friday, April 04, 2008

The BIG Five O

Get ready, April 6th is almost here:

On April 6th, last year, many reports were spreading around the web regarding an Attack that was planned on Iran named Operation Bite

It was a hoax but it was covered by all sorts of news agencies. One comment I read said "It should be obvious that it was a hoax, US Operations seem to always have 2 words...It should have been Operation "Eternal Bite" or Operation "Bite Me"

But some things really did happen on April 6th...and of course I feel the most important thing that happened was Easter Sunday on April, 6th, 1958....

! Was Born

and the world has never been the same...just ask my sisters!!

Easter, hhhmm that was the day Jesus rose to heaven wasn't it??

Everyone refers to my mother as Mary even though it's her middle name???

My dad's confirmation name is Joseph???? WAIT, There's more!!

Mormons, Jesus and Me As to the season of the year in which Christ was born, there is among the learned as great a diversity of opinion as that relating to the year itself. It is claimed by many Biblical scholars that December 25th, the day celebrated in Christendom as Christmas, cannot be the correct date. We believe April 6th to be the birthday of Jesus Christ as indicated in a revelation of the present dispensation already cited [D&C 20:1], in which that day is made without qualification the completion of the one thousand eight hundred and thirtieth year since the coming of the Lord in the flesh. This acceptance is admittedly based on faith in modern revelation, and in no wise is set forth as the result of chronological research or analysis. We believe that Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem of Judea, April 6, B.C. 1 from Mormonfortress

I was born In USA!!

Keeping it cosmic...

April 6 2000 Moon,Saturn Jupiter and Mars all lined up and there was a rare occurrence of an aurora borealis in the southern skies of the US. Keith Cooley captured this photo of the planets against a backdrop of reddish-colored Northern Lights from his backyard in Athens Alabama on April 6, 2000, at 8:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time. (Camera: Cannon AE-1; F-stop: 1.8; film: Polaroid 400 ASA; exposure time: 10-20 seconds)

on the same day we had a..

Geomagnetic Storm Event

This has something to do with the weather in Space I think and may be another name for the aurora borealis above.

With Jesus ascending or depending on your belief system, getting born, add in the planetary alignment in 2000 and throw in the earliest recorded solar eclipse and you have a pretty cosmic day!!

But what else happened on that day...

TARTAN DAY...Get out your Kilts

Tartan Day celebrates the existing and historical links between Scotland and Scottish descendants in North America. In the United States there are over 30 million people who claim Scots descent..I"m related to the Scottish Poet Robert Burns.

Tartan Day is held on April 6, the anniversary of the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was created in 1320. The declaration claimed Scottish Independence. wiki

Other Events:

04/06/1869 1st plastic, Celluloid, patented
04/06/1906 1st animated cartoon copyrighted
04/06/1909 North Pole reached by Americans Robert Peary and Matthew Henson
04/06/1917 US declares war on Germany, enters World War I
04/06/1924 4 planes leave Seattle on 1st successful around-the-world flight
04/06/1925 1st film shown on an airplane (British Air)
04/06/1930 Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar
04/06/1954 TV Dinner was 1st put on sale by Swanson and Sons

#1 Hits

(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Young Girl - The Union Gap
La - La - Means I Love You - The Delfonics
How Long Will My Baby Be Gone - Buck Owens

Other Apr 6 babies

Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, poet
04/06/1874 Harry Houdini, [Erich Weiss], Hungary, escape artist
04/06/1884 Walter Huston, actor (Maltese Falcon, Treasure of Sierra Madre)
04/06/1892 Lowell Thomas, Woodington Ohio, newscaster
04/06/1914 George Reeves, Ashland Ky, actor (Superman, Gone With the Wind)
04/06/1937 Billy Dee Williams, Harlem NYC, actor
04/06/1937 Merle Haggard, Bakersfield Calif, country singer
04/06/1944 Michelle Phillips, rocker (Mamas and The Papas)
04/06/1945 Bob Marley, reggae musician/singer (Whalers-No Woman)

I guess I'm in good company...

It's my 50th OUCH!!

1/2 Century!!


Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

I'm a little early but happy to have found out:

Happy Birthday to You!!!

Happy Birthday to You

Happy Birthday, dear To-om.

Happy Birthday to You.

JJ :D...alto

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...



TOM said...

Thanks JJ! What a lovely voice!!

Beth said...

Happy Birthday!

Sharon said...

Tom, I guess I'll have to expect the same reminiscence circumspect when I turn 50!

Course, being an easter sunday just make you a *tad* more special than the rest of us....

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

It was not only Easter Sunday, the big event took place at sunrise!

Jackie said...

Today is the big day! Happy Birthday!! Many strange occurences on this day throughout the years.. Maybe you're more special than everyone previously thought! Have fun today =)

TOM said...

Beth Thanks!

Sharon I am sure your B-Day was a huge day in History

Jackie, THANKS (-: The strangest occurence, I kow some would say, is ME !!

TOM said...

MOMZY!! Good Morning!!

PG said...


You Don't look a day over 49!

rebounder said...

You deserve a congratulations on your great post! Happy birthday too! How young.... at heart?

eastcoastlife said...

50!? awww... Happy Birthday Tom!

I'm glad I'm only half your age. hehe....

TOM said...

PG..Thanks big guy!!

Rebounder! Thanks for the compliment?? Do you have a blog out there?

Eastcoast...LIAR!! You couldn't possibly be that old!!

eastcoastlife said...

Can you see my nose growing longer? hehehe....