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  •  Let's see, on the actual day of my birth (2+ / 0-)
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    paradise50, BlueJessamine

    in 1968: the Tet offensive was launched. Hmm, not a very auspicious beginning.

    45 BCE: The Julian calendar takes effect for the first time
    1: Beginning of the Christian era (also not too auspicious)
    404: Last gladiator competition in Rome
    1673: Regular mail delivery begins between NY & Boston
    1800: Dutch East India company dissolved
    1863: Emancipation Proclamation issued
    1880: Construction begins on Panama Canal
    1892: Ellis Island opens
    1908: New Year's ball dropped in Times Square for the first time
    1948: 1st color newsreel filmed and Britain nationalizes its railways
    1962: Beatles unsuccessfully audition for Decca
    1977: 1st woman formally ordained an Episcopal priest (Jacqueline Means)
    1985: VH-1 made its broadcasting debut

    I share a birthday with Paul Revere (1735), Betsy Ross (1752), J. Edgar Hoover (1895), Barry Goldwater (1909) and J.D. Salinger (1919)

    When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. - Mark Twain

    by Late Again on Thu Oct 24, 2013 at 04:17:02 PM PDT

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