Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #1 - Things that happened on my birthday

My very first Thursday Thirteen! This is a mashup of Thursday Thirteen and another birthday meme going around. These are things that happened on January 4th through history:
  1. 1493 - Christopher Columbus leaves the New World, ending his first journey.
  2. 1643 - Sir Isaac Newton born, English mathematician and natural philosopher (d. 1727)
  3. 1785 - Jakob Grimm born, German philologist and folklorist (d. 1863)
  4. 1809 - Louis Braille born, French inventor of braille[1] (d. 1852)
  5. 1885 - The first successful appendectomy is performed by Dr. William W. Grant on Mary Gartside.
  6. 1896 - Utah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.
  7. 1960 - Albert Camus dies, Algerian-born French philosopher and writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1913)
  8. 1961 - Erwin Schrödinger dies, Austrian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1887)
  9. 1967 - I was born!
  10. 1970 - The Beatles record as a band for the last time.
  11. 1990 - Doc Edgerton dies, American electrical engineer (b. 1903)
  12. 2007 - The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.
  13. Every year - Trivia Day and Humiliation Day
Find yours by typing your birth month and day with no year into wikipedia and also check out Holidays for Everyday.


Joan said...

I hope January 4, 2007 was a wonderful birthday for you. I enjoyed reading your TT. Mine is also posted.

Cinnamon Girl said...

Camus rocks!

pussreboots said...

Interesting list.

Unknown said...

Humiliation day?!

Bigqueue said...

Humilliation day.....sounds more like what happened here at work today! :-)

I have trouble enough keeping up with the Friday-Five....but i might consider the Thursday 13 too.....once I get back from California.

I love these sort of things.....!

Michelle said...

Welcome to Thursday! It sounds like you have an eventful birthday. Only thing that really ever happened on mine was Chernobyl. Not a very happy occasion.

JHS said...

After the week we've had, it was nice to see the appendectomy included in your list.

You can read about it at

Welcome to the ranks of 13'ers!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to TT, great to have you join in.

Marie said...

there's a lot of things happening on your birthday!!! pretty interesting!!! great T13 list!

My Shoes said...

happy tt. that is a neat list. humiliation day? that is a new one!