A. Marie Silver

A. Marie Silver

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

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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