Tuesday, April 28, 2009

26

26 years ago today:

-Prince (actual Prince, not the Artist Formerly Known as Prince or that weird symbol thingy) was on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine

-The moon was one night past a full moon

-Ronald Reagan was president

-Two Frenchmen who served as mercenaries in the old Rhodesian army, Gervaise Boutanquoi and Simon Chemouth, turned to crime after the war that created Zimbabwe. They shot dead a café owner, were sentenced to death, and were hanged on Thursday, April 28th, 1983, at Harare Central Prison.

-The top songs were "Billie Jean," "Come On Eileen," and "Beat It"

-The UN General Assembly met to discuss "Strengthening the Role of the Organization," "Science and Technology," and "Implementation of Human Rights."

-The 7 World Trade Center in NYC was being built (check out this sweet video!!!)

-Alice Walker won the National Book Award for The Color Purple

-Petunia's mother gave birth to her after less than 2 hours of labor. I think I am the only child on the planet whose mother actually thanks them for their childbirth.

More tales on the birthday week to come!!!

p.s. it's Moosh in Indy's birthday too - go wish her a happy birthday as well!

4 comments:

sligo said...

and a very, very happy birthday to you, as well as a thank you from the world at large to your mum!

gee, i was twenty-six once...i remember crossing out the date on my cave's calendar...

M.Lane said...

A VERY happy birthday to you!!! And I am certain that you will celebrate in Epic style...

ML
mlanesepic.blogspot.com

Mad Cabbie said...

"-Petunia's mother gave birth to her after less than 2 hours of labor. I think I am the only child on the planet whose mother actually thanks them for their childbirth."

I am pretty sure she still proud and thanks you for what you do out there!

Happy Birthday!

nyGRINGAinCHILE said...

do you know i actually read this post before and didn't make the connection between it and your bday. i think there's something wrong with me. xo