Sunday, August 26, 2007


Today at 1:13 p.m. I officially turn 35 years old.

Yeah! No more 34. I don't like even numbers, so whenever my birthday rolls around and my new age is an odd number, (especially when it's a combination of two odd numbers, such as 3 and 5), I'm really happy.

Just wait till I turn 77. That will be a great day!

Guess what else happened on August 26th?
55 BC - Julius Caesar invades Britain.
1071 - Battle of Manzikert: The Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine Empire at Manzikert.
1278 - Ladislaus IV of Hungary and Rudolph I of Germany defeat Premysl Ottokar II of Bohemia in the Battle of Marchfield near Dürnkrut in Moravia.
1346 - Hundred Years' War: The military supremacy of the English longbow over the French combination of crossbow and armoured knights is established at the Battle of Crécy.
1498 - Michelangelo commissioned to carve the Pietà.
1778 - The first ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain of Slovenia.
1789 - Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen approved by Constituent Assembly at Palace of Versailles.
1818 - The first Illinois Constitution was signed in Kaskaskia.
1839 - The ship Amistad is captured off Long Island.
1847 - Liberia was proclaimed an independent republic.
1858 - First news dispatch by telegraph.
1862 - American Civil War: The Second Battle of Bull Run begins.
1883 - Eruption of Mount Krakatoa.
1914 - World War I: Germans defeat Russians in Battle of Tannenberg, a decisive engagement which resulted in the almost complete destruction of the Russian 2nd Army.
1920 - 19th amendment to U.S. Constitution gives women the right to vote.
1928 - May Donoghue drinks a bottle of ginger beer at a cafe in Paisley, Scotland and finds the remains of a snail in the bottle. She launches a civil action against the drink manufacturer which becomes one of the famous cases in English Common Law; that of Donoghue v. Stevenson.
1936 - The Anglo-Egyptian Treaty, calling for most British troops to leave Egypt (except those guarding the Suez Canal) was signed in Montreux, Switzerland. (It was abrogated by Egypt in 1951.)
1939 - The first Major League Baseball game is telecast, a double-header between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, in Brooklyn, New York.
1940 - Chad is the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France's first black colonial governor.
1944 - World War II: Charles de Gaulle enters Paris.
1957 - The USSR announces the successful test of an ICBM - a "super long distance intercontinental multistage ballistic rocket ... a few days ago," according to the Soviet news agency, TASS.
1961 - The official International Hockey Hall of Fame opened in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1968 - The Beatles' "Hey Jude" is released (in a shortened version) as a single in the United States under the Apple Records label, to spend nine weeks as number one, a record for any Beatles single,.
1970 - The third annual Isle of Wight rock festival, which would feature the last UK performance from Jimi Hendrix, opens in Great Britain.
1972 - Games of the XX Olympiad open in Munich, Germany.
1976 - Raymond Barre becomes Prime Minister of France.
1974 - Charles Lindbergh, the first man to fly solo and non-stop across the Atlantic, died at his home in Hawaii; he was 72.
1977 - Charter of the French Language is adopted by the National Assembly of Quebec
1978 - Papal conclave, 1978 (August): Pope John Paul I is elevated to the Papacy. Also, Sigmund Jähn becomes first German cosmonaut on board of the Soyuz 31 spacecraft.
1980 - John Birges plants a bomb at Harvey's Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada.
1985 - 13-year-old AIDS patient Ryan White began "attending" classes at Western Middle School in Kokomo, Ind., via a telephone hook-up at his home; school officials had barred Ryan from attending classes.
1986 - In the New York "preppie murder" case, 18-year-old Jennifer Levin was found strangled in Central Park; Robert Chambers later pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
1987 - President Ronald Wilson Reagan proclaims September 11, 1987 as 9-1-1 Emergency Number Day.
1988 - Merhan Karimi Nasseri arrives at Charles de Gaulle International Airport.
1995 - The International Rugby Board lifts all restrictions on payments relating to the game of Rugby Union, thus bringing the game's amateur age to an end.
1997 - Beni-Ali massacre in Algeria; 60-100 people killed.
2002 - Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Éric Gagné converts his first of a record 84 consecutive successful save opportunities.
2003 - Columbia Accident Investigation Board releases its final reports on Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
2004 - The nation's supply of vaccine for the impending flu season took a big hit when Chiron Corp. announced it had found tainted doses in its factory and would hold up shipment of about 50 million shots. Also in 2004, at the Athens Olympics, the U.S. women's soccer team won the gold medal by beating Brazil, 2-1, in overtime. Also in 2004 pop singer Laura Branigan ("Gloria") died in East Quogue, New York; she was 47.
2006 - Basshunter's Boten Anna is the first Swedish-speaking number 1-hit in the Dutch Top 40

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Kristy said...

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birrrrthdaaay dear sweet cute precious Kimmmy........
Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!


Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Kimmy! Wish I could take you to Moxie's for a birthday luncheon or something today, but I am a little too far south for that. Have a great day just the same. May God bless you on your special day.

Becky said...

Happy Birthday! Hope this year leaves you tickled pink. ;)

stacey said...

PLEASE tell me that really was your cake!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you celebrated in wonderful ways!

Hope Ty is hanging in there!

Amy said...

Kimmy, Kimmy, I say this I am shaking my head...! I know you don't like even numbers, but you're looking at it the wrong way because 3 + 4 = 7!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday! I know this is late, but our computer was down for awhile. I appreciate your friendship and love to read your blog. Have a great year!