Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Date You Were Born (SNGF)

Here’s the instructions from Randy:

1) What day of the week were you born? Tell us how you found out.

2) What has happened in recorded history on your birth date (day and month)? Tell us how you found out, and list five events.

3)  What famous people have been born on your birth date?  Tell us how you found out, and list five of them.


#1 - I was born on Tuesday, 28 January.  I google searched the year I was born and the word calendar.  The first link was for

#2 -  28 January happenings:

    • 1996 - Superbowl XXX: Dallas Cowboys beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17 in Tempe, AZ
    • 1986 - 25th Space Shuttle (51L)-Challenger 10 explodes 73 seconds after liftoff
    • 1855 - The first locomotive runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean on the Panama Railway.
    • 1813 - Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.
    • 1754 - Horace Walpole, in a letter to Horace Mann, coins the word serendipity

Found these things on the following websites: and

#3 – Shared birthdays:

    • 1981 - Elijah Wood (actor – Frodo Baggins in “Lord of the Rings” films)
    • 1954 - Rick Warren (Pastor of Saddleback Church in Southern California)
    • 1936 - Alan Alda, Alphonso D'Abruzzo (actor - Hawkeye Pierce-M*A*S*H)
    • 1825 - George Edward Pickett (Major General Confederate Army)
    • 1775 - Peter the Great, Russia

Found also on brainyhistory -

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