On This Day In History

Here are some fun facts about October 9th.

It is the 282nd day of the year.

October 9, 1812 (The War of 1812) – There was a naval engagement on Lake Erie where American forces captured 2 British Ships -The HMS Detroit and HMS Caledonia.

October 9, 1888 – The Washington Monument officially opened to the general public.

October 9, 1907 – Las Cruces, NM was incorporated.

                  1919 – Cincinnati Reds won the world series.

                  1935 – Prince Edward, Duke of Kent was born.

                  1940 – John Lennon was born

                   1952 – Sharon Osbourne was born

                   1953 – Actor Tony Shaloub was born

                   1954 – Actor Scott Bakula was born

                   1975 – Sean Lennon, John’s son, was born.  (I triple-checked this one to make sure.)

                  1986 – The Phantom of the opera had its first performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre in
                             London.

Also on this day in history:

2002 – Aileen Wuornos was executed. (Charlize Theron won an Oscar for portraying this super, scary serial killer in Monster.)

And on this day in 2006 – Google purchased YouTube for a whopping $1.65 billion.

But of all the interesting things that have happened on this day in history today is most significant because:

 
 
Today is my birthday!  Look at me!  I’m adorable!  Sigh.  Every time I look at this picture and see how adorable I was, I wonder:  What happened?
 
So in conclusion:  Happy Birthday to Me!  Happy Birthday to Sharon, Tony, Scott, Sean, and Prince Edward!  Happy Birthday to us!!!  AND MANY MORE!!!!!
 
I had a fantastic day today and hope everyone out there also has a fantastic day too!
 
 
***These fun facts were obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_09 
 
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