January 10, 2003
Who's Bored?

So I'm sitting here, being very bored at work, surfing the web, wishing I could just put it out in plain sight and read my book and actually feel like I'm doing something, and suddenly I find myself at www.historychannel.com I'm not thinking much of it, just looking to see if they have any interesting shows coming up or random facts to entertain my brain for a few seconds and then I see it at the bottom of the page, "What happened on your Brithday?" So being naturally curious I put in my birthday and here's what I found out:

1. The biggest thing to ever happen on my bday, at least according to the History Channel, besides me being born, was the murder for Lord Louis Mountbatten, 2nd cousin to Queen Elizabeth II by the IRA off the coast of Northern Ireland. How's that for having a mother from Belfast? Pretty damn interesting I'd say.

2. A lot of interesting people share my bday:

Ira Levin - Author of Rosemary's Baby and The Stepford Wives (Again there is a weird mom connection as he is one of her favorite authors, her name is Rosemary, and her second child is named Adrienne, like the baby in the book)

Mother Teresa - How's that for being born under a good sign

Lydon Baines Johnson - Former President

Confucius - Yea I've got nothing to say about this one except, "cool"

Pee Wee Herman - Yep. Mr. Pee Wee himself.

And that's what I learned today being bored at work. Not bad for a days work I say, not bad.

Posted by nuala at January 10, 2003 01:15 PM

i've got:
1st execution by lethal gas
Russo-Japanese war began
Mary queen of scots beheaded
peter the great dies
salem witch trials begin
birth of a nation premiere

and some other shit.

and birthdays: james dean! and some other people. bah. and one they didn't list--seth green! but i know that on my own. hee.

Posted by: michele on January 10, 2003 02:31 PM

I've got:

Emperor Maximillian of Mexico executed
CSS Alabama sunk
Statue of Liberty arrives in the US
Thomas Paine publishes "Common Sense"

Maybe June is a slow month.

I share a birthday with Lou Gehrig, Salman Rushdie, Paula Abdul, Moe from The Three Stooges, and Garfield the cat.

Posted by: sean on January 10, 2003 05:22 PM