Mar 25, 2011

This day in history...

As I browse sites dedicated to history I found the following events took place on this day, March 25th.
  • Maryland was founded by English colonists sent by the second Lord Baltimore.
  • Britain abolished its slave trade.
  • Jacob S. Coxey began leading an "army" of the unemployed from Massillon, Ohio, to Washington, D.C., to demand help from the federal government.
  • A fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. factory in New York City killed 146 workers, most of them young immigrant women. The tragedy galvanized America's labor movement.
  • The home of vaudeville, the Palace Theatre, opened in New York City.
  • The Treaty of Rome established the European Economic Community.
  • King Faisal of Saudi Arabia was shot to death by a nephew with a history of mental illness.
  • Robert E. Chambers Jr. pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of 18-year-old Jennifer Levin in New York City's so-called "preppie murder case."
  • Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returned to Earth from the Mir space station after a 10-month stay, during which his native country, the Soviet Union, ceased to exist.
  • American troops completed their withdrawal from Somalia.
  • An 81-day standoff by the antigovernment Freemen began at a ranch near Jordan, Mont.
  • The redesigned $100 bill went into circulation.
  • President Bill Clinton acknowledged during his Africa tour that "we did not act quickly enough" to stop the slaughter of 1 million Rwandans four years earlier.
  • A powerful earthquake rocked Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan, killing as many as 1,000 people.
What they fail to mention sadly is that this day in 1975 a child was born to bring forth awesomeness and an appreciation for fine crafted beer. Yes this was indeed an incredible event when the heavens parted and angels tooted on confounded horns announcing the arrival of the greatest thing since to grace humanity in centuries, and that is me.

"I think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose; they should draw the line at goats though." - Elton John, who I share a birthday with oddly enough.

3 comments:

Mattbear said...

I just brought up the Freemen standoff in a discussion last weekend. Odd.
Happy Birthday!

wigsf3 said...

Whoh whoh whoh, goats are off limits?

Miss Ash said...

Very cool intro, I liked reading those! Happy Birthday a few days late....I was in Montreal enjoying beer myself on your special day!