April 9th, 2006

Utena: With Sword

This post was brought to you by someone procrastinating furiously.

altheas appears to have created a form of self-incinerating spaghetti. As a result, we have to have the fan going so that we don't set of the fire alarm. Again.

And since everyone else appears to be doing it, I thought I'd do that birthday meme thingy. Just for the hell of it.

Go to Wikipedia and look up your birthday (excluding the year). List three neat facts, two births and one death in your journal, including the year.

May 28th

Events:
1503 - The Treaty of Everlasting Peace between Scotland and England is signed, which would actually last 10 years. (The irony of this amuses me intensely)
1937 - The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, DC, who pushes a button signaling the start of vehicle traffic over the span. (Oh, shiny!)
2000 - The volcano Mount Cameroon erupts. (Cool. Things going boom.)

Births: (I did a few extras, 'cos they were interesting)
1908 - Ian Fleming, English author (He created James Bond, what's not to love?)
1923 - Henry Kissinger, United States Secretary of State (Bwahaha! Makes all those trivia nights so much more amusing.)
1944 - Rudy Giuliani, Mayor of New York City
1968 - Kylie Minogue, Australian actress and singer (Why couldn't it be anyone good?

Deaths:
1843 - Noah Webster, American author, politician, and lexicographer (It's that dictionary bloke!)

And a bonus extra special occurance:
585 BC - A solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of the Eclipse, leading to a truce. This is one of the cardinal dates from which other dates can be calculated.

My birthday is important to the calender. Mwahaha!