Hey, It's My Birthday!
From our birthday, until we die,
Is but the winking of an eye.
William Butler Yeats
There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents ... and only one for birthday presents, you know.
No wise man ever wished to be younger.
One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.
The best birthdays of all are those that haven't arrived yet. - Robert Orben
Inside every older person is a younger person - wondering what the hell happened.
Cora Harvey Armstrong
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime.
John P. Grier
Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; and at 40 the judgment. - Ben Franklin
Everything I know I learned after I was thirty.
On this day...
0772 - Stephen III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1458 - Matthias I Corvinus chosen king of Hungary
1534 - François I signs classified treaty with evangelical German monarchy
1616 - Jacques Le Maire discovers Street Lemaire/Cape Receiver
1656 - 1st Jewish doctor in US, Jacob Lumbrozo, arrives in Maryland
1659 - Pierre Corneille's "Oedipe" premieres in Paris
1679 - King Charles II disbands English parliament
1722 - Czar Peter the Great begins civil system
1742 - German leaders elect Charles VII Albert Emperor
1839 - Charles Darwin elected member of Royal Society
1848 - James Marshall finds gold in Sutter's Mill in Coloma CA
1862 - Romania principality arises under King Alexander Cuza
1875 - Camille Saint-Saëns' "Danse Macabre" premieres
1899 - Rubber heel patented by Humphrey O'Sullivan
1900 - Newcastle Badminton Club, world's oldest, formed in England
1901 - 1st games played in baseball's American League
1902 - Denmark sells Virgin Islands to USA
1908 - General Baden-Powell starts Boy-Scouts
1922 - Eskimo Pie patented by Christian K Nelson of Iowa (not an Eskimo)
1924 - Mussolini disallows non-fascists work union
1924 - Russian city of St Petersburg renamed Leningrad
1925 - Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible over Long Island
1933 - Noël Coward's "Design for Living" premieres in New York City NY
1935 - 1st canned beer, "Krueger Cream Ale", is sold by Kruger Brewing Co in Richmond VA
1936 - Benny Goodman & orchestra record "Stompin' at the Savoy" on Victor Records
1939 - 30,000 killed by earthquake in Concepcion Chile
1943 - Hitler orders nazi troops at Stalingrad to fight to death; Jewish patients/nurses/doctors incinerated at Auschwitz-Birkenau
1948 - Dutch Liberal Party forms-People's party for Freedom & Democracy (VVD)
1950 - Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history
1958 - After warming to 100,000,000º, 2 light atoms are bashed together to create a heavier atom, resulting in 1st man-made nuclear fusion
1960 - Algeria uprises against French President De Gaulle
1962 - Jackie Robinson is 1st Black elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1975 - Fastest Earth-bound object, 7200 kph, in vacuum centrifuge, England
1976 - George Foreman KOs Ron Lyle in 5th round of a real slugfest
1979 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1983 - Hulk Hogan pins the Iron Sheik for World Wrestling Federation title
1984 - Apple Computer Inc unveils its Macintosh personal computer
1986 - Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons
1989 - 1st reported case of AIDS transmitted by heterosexual oral sex
1991 - "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre St Denis, Montréal
1994 - Dow Jones closes above 3,900 for 1st time (3,914.48)
Yes, folks, I am another year older (no need to say exactly how old I am though - hehehe). I've so much to be thankful for in the last year - a loving family, wonderful friends, a (right now) promising career path and general good health. God truly blessed me with a lot. I hope He continues to shower me with His blessings this year.
Now on to more fascinating trivia I found on the internet about this here my special day...never thought I would find this much information!
Your date of conception was on or about 3 May which was a Sunday.
You were born on a Sunday under the astrological sign Aquarius. Your Life path number is 7.
The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2440975.5. The year you were born was not a leap year. It was the Chinese year of the Dog.
The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 11 April. The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 24 February. The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 30 May. The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 6 June.
Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 5.00234833659491 years old. (You're still chasing cats!)
Your birthstone is Garnet. Garnet is used as a power stone. Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone: Emerald, Rose Quartz
Your birth tree is Elm Tree, the noble-mindedness.
Pleasant shape, tasteful clothes, modest demands, tends not forgive mistakes, cheerful, likes to lead but not to obey, honest and faithful partner, tends to a know-all-attitude and making decisions for others, noble-minded, generous, good sense of humour, practical.
The moon's phase on the day you were born was waning crescent.