Thursday, June 2, 2011

What Happened The Day You Were Born?

Our baby boy, Burke, is due to arrive on September 14th. The other day I suddenly thought, "Holy Guacamole! I really hope Burke isn't born on September 11th!!" Although the day would still be just as special, I don't think that it's wrong to feel that I'd rather him not be born on the day of the year that is tied to the worst attack on U.S. soil in history. Am I wrong to think this?

I want Burke to have a day for himself, without distractions of horrific historic events. Is that really even possible? This got me thinking, did anything catastrophic, life-changing or ultra cool happen on the day I was born (December 14, 1979)? Read more...
After a little online research using a website I developed called Google, my predictions rang true...there are in fact, websites devoted to indexing events that happened on every day in history. Some are more informational than others. Here are a few that I found, ranked in from best to worst (based on quality of information provide):
  1. dMarie Time Capsule - Specific events of interest in addition to popular songs, etc.
  2. Kakorama: a ride into the past - Cool, kooky and graphically pleasing, but not much exact date info.
  3. http://www.brainyhistory.com - Go through the steps, do not do a search on the site
As it turns out, on December 14, 1979, the U.S. performed a Nuclear bomb test in Nevada. But, on a lighter note, If You Think I'm Sexy by my boy Rod Stewart was at the top of the charts! Also, the great French astrologer, Nostradamus, was born on December 14, 1503. I could look up friends and family's birth dates all day! Do you have any really cool events that happened on your birthday? If so, leave a comment and let us know!!


1 comment:

  1. My 18th bday was 9/11/11.:-0
    I look at it as a blessing and to be thankful myself and family are safe.
    Adams bday was hurricane Katrina.
    Nori's bday was almost 12/21 which is predicted by some to be te end of the world. They actually planned her section for that day and I wouldn't let them since both of our bdays were on catastrophic days.
    New baby is due 12/8. Immaculate conception would be a much better bday lol.

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