Thursday, May 10, 2007

My Birthday Today-

me/my wonderful mom(deceased)
I was tagged by Robert Pooley to tell what happened on my birthday. Seeing as it was so close I decided to wait until today. Here it is Robert and thanks.

May 10th-
• 1503 - Christopher Columbus visits the Cayman Islands and names them Las Tortugas after the numerous sea turtles there.
• 1775 - American Revolutionary War: Fort Ticonderoga is taken by a small force led by Colonel Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen.
• 1837 - Panic of 1837: New York City banks fail, and unemployment reaches record levels. 1899 Actor-dancer Fred Astaire was born in Omaha, Neb.
• 1908 - Mother's Day is observed for the first time (Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia, USA).
• 1924 - J. Edgar Hoover is appointed the Director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, and remains so until his death in 1972.
• 1933 - Censorship: In Germany, the Nazis stage massive public book burnings.
• 1940 - World War II: Winston Churchill is appointed Prime Minister of the United
• 1949 - David W. Kerr- Christiansburg, VA.
• 1960 - The nuclear submarine USS Triton completes the first underwater circumnavigation of the earth.
• 1960 - Bono, Irish singer (U2)
• 1994 - Nelson Mandela becomes the first black president of South Africa.
• 2005 - A hand grenade allegedly thrown by Vladimir Arutinian lands about 65 feet(20 meters) from United States President George W. Bush while he is giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, but malfunctions and does not detonate.

1949-
George Orwell's book Nineteen Eighty-Four is published
45 rpm discs are introduced
First Polaroid Camera sold for $89.95
Average Cost of new house- $7,450.00
Average wages per year- $2,950.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas- 17 cents
Average Cost of a new car- $1,420.00
Minimum Hourly Wage Rate- 70 cents per hour

another year young!

4 comments:

Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Pastor David said...

heather- thanks for stopping by. Like your blog and its design. Hokies!

Robert Pooley said...

Lots of cool stuff on there... but of course, you gotta admit, it rocks that you share a birthday with Bono.

Happy Birthday David... love your blog.

Pastor David said...

robert- thanks for the tag- enjoyed doing it- do you need an autographed copy of bono and me together? ;>)