Tuesday, February 14, 2012

For Fun: My Birthday in History :)

Just wanna share what I've found out about my birthday.  You too can do this by following these three simple steps:

1. Go to Wikipedia.org.

2. Search for your birthday (without the year, only date and month, for more results).

3. Then share the events, births, deaths and holidays which happened during the date of your birth.

Here's mine:

According to Wikipedia, January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 349 days remaining until the end of the year (350 in leap years).
There are lot of events that had happened on January 16. Here are the lists

27 BC – The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate.
550 – Gothic War (535–554): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison.
929 – Emir Abd-ar-Rahman III established the Caliphate of Cordoba.
1120 – The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
1362 – A storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German city of Rungholt on the island of Strand.
1412 – The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
1492 – The first grammar of the Spanish language is presented to Queen Isabella I.
1547 – Ivan IV of Russia aka Ivan the Terrible becomes Tsar of Russia.
1556 – Philip II becomes King of Spain.
1572 – Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England.
1581 – The English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism.
1605 – The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid.
1707 – The Scottish Parliament ratifies the Act of Union, paving the way for the creation of Great Britain.
1761 – The British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.
1780 – American Revolution: Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
1786 – The Commonwealth of Virginia enacted the Statute for Religious Freedom authored by Thomas Jefferson.
1809 – Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of La Coruña.
1847 – John C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory.
1878 – Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878) – Battle of Philippopolis: Captain Burago with a squadron of Russian Imperial army dragoons liberates Plovdiv from Ottoman rule.
1883 – The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act, establishing the United States Civil Service, is passed.
1896 – Defeat of Cymru Fydd at South Wales Liberal Federation AGM, Newport, Monmouthshire.
1900 – The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands.
1909 – Ernest Shackleton's expedition finds the magnetic South Pole.
1919 – Temperance movement: The United States ratifies the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, authorizing Prohibition in the United States one year after ratification.
1920 – The League of Nations holds its first council meeting in Paris.
1924 – Eleftherios Venizelos becomes Prime Minister of Greece for the fourth time.
1938 – The Benny Goodman Orchestra performed the first jazz concert at Carnegie Hall.
1939 – The Irish Republican Army (IRA) begins a bombing and sabotage campaign in England.
1942 – Crash of TWA Flight 3, killing all 22 aboard, including film star Carole Lombard.
1945 – Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker.
1956 – President Gamal Abdal Nasser of Egypt vows to reconquer Palestine.
1968 – The Youth International Party is founded.
1969 – Czech student Jan Palach commits suicide by self-immolation in Prague, in protest against the Soviets' crushing of the Prague Spring the year before.
1969 – Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 perform the first-ever docking of manned spacecraft in orbit, the first-ever transfer of crew from one space vehicle to another, and the only time such a transfer was accomplished with a space walk.
1970 – Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.
1979 – The Shah of Iran flees Iran with his family and relocates to Egypt.
1986 – First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
1991 – The United States goes to war with Iraq, beginning the Gulf War (U.S. Time).
1992 – El Salvador officials and rebel leaders sign the Chapultepec Peace Accords in Mexico City ending the 12-year Salvadoran civil war that claimed at least 75,000.
2001 – Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.
2001 – US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War.
2002 – The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and the freezing of assets of Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaida, and the remaining members of the Taliban.
2003 – The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.
2006 – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia's new president. She becomes Africa's first female elected head of state.

Birthdays

  • 1093 – Isaac Komnenos, son of Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos (d. after 1152)
  • 1245 – Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296)
  • 1477 – Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)
  • 1501 – Anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559)
  • 1616 – François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)
  • 1757 – Richard Goodwin Keats, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1834)
  • 1807 – Charles Henry Davis, American Civil War Admiral (d. 1877)
  • 1815 – Henry W. Halleck, American Civil War general (d. 1872)
  • 1821 – John C. Breckinridge, American lawyer and politician; 14th Vice President of the United States and Confederate general (d. 1875)
  • 1836 – King Francis II of the Two Sicilies (d. 1894)
  • 1838 – Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (d. 1917)
  • 1853 – Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson, English actor and theatre manager (d. 1937)
  • 1853 – Gen Sir Ian Hamilton, British military commander (d. 1947)
  • 1853 – Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov, Russian philosopher (d. 1900)
  • 1872 – Edward Gordon Craig, English actor, producer, director and scenic designer (d. 1966)
  • 1878 – Harry Carey, American silent film actor (d. 1947)
  • 1886 – John Hamilton, American actor (d. 1958)
  • 1898 – Margaret Booth, American film editor (d. 2002)
  • 1898 – Irving Rapper, UK-US film director (d. 1999)
  • 1901 – Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d. 1988)
  • 1903 – William Grover-Williams, English-French racing driver and WWIIresistance fighter (d. 1945)
  • 1906 – Diana Wynyard, British actress (d. 1964)
  • 1907 – Alexander Knox, Canadian actor (d. 1995)
  • 1907 – Paul Nitze, American government official (d. 2004)
  • 1908 – Ethel Merman, American actress and singer (d. 1984)
  • 1908 – Günther Prien, German World War IIsubmarine captain (d. 1941))
  • 1915 – Leslie H. Martinson, American television and film director.
  • 1916 – Philip Lucock, Australian politician and Presbyterian minister (d. 1996)
  • 1917 – Carl Karcher, founded the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain (d. 2008)
  • 1918 – Clem Jones, Australian Lord Mayor of Brisbane (d. 2007)
  • 1918 – Allan Ekelund, Swedish film producer (d. 2009)
  • 1920 – Alberto Crespo, Argentine racing driver (d. 1991)
  • 1920 – Elliott Reid, American actor
  • 1923 – Gene Feist, American stage actor and producer
  • 1924 – Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (d. 2002)
  • 1935 – A.J. Foyt, American race car driver and team owner
  • 1938 – Jô Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality
  • 1946 – Kabir Bedi, Indian actor
  • 1947 – Dr. Laura Schlessinger, American radio talk show host
  • 1948 – John Carpenter, American film director)
  • 1949 – Andrew Refshauge, Australian politician, Deputy Premier of New South Wales
  • 1949 – Caroline Munro, British actress
  • 1950 – Damo Suzuki, Japanese singer (Can)
  • 1950 – Robert Schimmel, American Comedian (d. 2010)
  • 1951 – Glenn Ordway, American radio talk show host
  • 1952 – King Fuad II of Egypt
  • 1952 – L. Blaine Hammond, NASA astronaut
  • 1955 – Jerry M. Linenger, NASA astronaut
  • 1956 – Martin Jol, Dutch football manager
  • 1957 – Ricardo Darin, Argentine actor
  • 1961 – Paul Raven, English musician (Killing Joke) (d. 2007)
  • 1962 – Paul Webb, British musician (Talk Talk, .O.rang)
  • 1965 – Maxine Jones, American singer (En Vogue)
  • 1968 – David Chokachi, American actor
  • 1969 – Per Yngve "Dead" Ohlin, Swedish black metal vocalist (Mayhem) (d. 1991)
  • 1969 – Roy Jones Jr., American boxer
  • 1969 – Neil Back, England rugby player
  • 1970 – Brendan O'Hare, Scottish drummer (Teenage Fanclub, Telstar Ponies)
  • 1972 – Richard T. Jones, American actor
  • 1972 – Greg Page, Australian musician and actor
  • 1973 – Josie Davis, American actress
  • 1974 – Marlon Anderson, American baseball player
  • 1974 – Kate Moss, English model
  • 1975 – Greg Strause, American visual effects creator
  • 1975 – Gillian Iliana Waters, American actress
  • 1976 – Viktor Maslov, Russian racing driver
  • 1976 – Martina Moravcová, Slovak female swimmer
  • 1977 – Ariel Zeevi, Israeli judoka
  • 1977 – Jeff Foster, American basketball player
  • 1978 – Alfredo Amézaga, Mexican baseball player
  • 1979 – Mark Anthony Fernandez, Filipino actor
  • 1979 – Aaliyah, American R&B singer/actress (d. 2001)
  • 1979 – Brenden Morrow, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979 – Jason Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980 – Lin Manuel Miranda, American actor, composer, lyricist (In The Heights)
  • 1980 – Albert Pujols, Dominican-born baseball player
  • 1981 – Nick Valensi, American guitarist (The Strokes)
  • 1982 – Samuel Preston, British singer (The Ordinary Boys)
  • 1984 – Jared Slingerland, Canadian musician
  • 1985 – Jonathan Richter, Danish footballer
  • 1985 – Joe Flacco, American football player
  • 1986 – Mason Gamble, American actor
  • 1987 – Lauren McAvoy, British fashion model
  • 1988 – Nicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer
  • 1989 – Yvonne Zima, American actress
  • 1991 – Matt Duchene, Canadian hockey player
Wow, philosopher, artists and more famous people were born on my birth date too.

Deaths

  • 1327 – Nikephoros Choumnos, Byzantine scholar and statesman (b. 1250/55)
  • 1387 – Elizabeth of Bosnia, Hungarian queen and regent (b. 1340)
  • 1400 – John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (b. 1352)
  • 1545 – George Spalatin, German reformer (b. 1484)
  • 1547 – Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477)
  • 1554 – Christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480)
  • 1585 – Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, English admiral (b. 1512)
  • 1659 – Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer (b. 1580)
  • 1710 – Emperor Higashiyama of Japan (b. 1675)
  • 1711 – Blessed Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon (b. 1651)
  • 1747 – Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (b. 1680)
  • 1748 – Arnold Drakenborch, Dutch classical scholar (b. 1684)
  • 1752 – Francis Blomefield, English topographer (b. 1705)
  • 1794 – Edward Gibbon, English historian (b. 1737)
  • 1809 – John Moore, British general (b. 1761)
  • 1834 – Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, French mathematician (b. 1769)
  • 1856 – Thaddeus William Harris, American naturalist (b. 1795)
  • 1864 – Anton Schindler, Austrian biographer of Beethoven (b. 1795)
  • 1886 – Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian opera composer (b. 1834)
  • 1891 – Léo Delibes, French composer (b. 1836)
  • 1898 – Charles Pelham Villiers, British Member of Parliament (b. 1802)
  • 1901 – Jules Barbier, French opera librettist (b. 1825)
  • 1901 – Arnold Böcklin, Swiss painter (b. 1827)
  • 1901 – Hiram Revels, first African-American to serve in the U. S. Senate (b. 1822)
  • 1917 – George Dewey, American admiral (b. 1837)
  • 1919 – Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, President of Brazil (b. 1848)
  • 1924 – Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald, Scottish philanthropist (b. 1859)
  • 1942 – Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, son of Queen Victoria (b. 1850)
  • 1942 – Carole Lombard, American actress (b. 1908)
  • 1942 – Ernst Scheller, German Nazi politician (b. 1899)
  • 1957 – 1st Earl of Athlone, British royal, brother of Queen Mary (b. 1874)
  • 1962 – Ivan Meštrović, Croatian sculptor (b. 1883)
  • 1962 – Frank Hurley, Australian photographer (b. 1885)
  • 1967 – Robert J. Van de Graaff, American nuclear physicist (b. 1901)
  • 1969 – Vernon Duke, American composer and songwriter (b. 1903)
  • 1971 – Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (b. 1890)
  • 1972 – Teller Ammons, American politician (b. 1895)
  • 1972 – Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. (David Seville), American actor (b. 1919)
  • 1979 – Ted Cassidy, American actor (b. 1932)
  • 1979 – August Heissmeyer, German SS officer (b. 1897)
  • 1981 – Bernard Lee, English actor (b. 1908)
  • 1982 – Red Smith, American sports columnist (b. 1905)
  • 1985 – Robert Fitzgerald, American poet and translator (b. 1910)
  • 1986 – Herbert W. Armstrong, American evangelist, author, and publisher (b. 1892)
  • 1987 – Bertram Wainer, Australian abortion rights campaigner (b. 1928)
  • 1993 – Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (b. 1960)
  • 1993 – Glenn Corbett, American actor (b. 1930)
  • 1995 – Eric Mottram, English poet, teacher, critic, and editor (b. 1924)
  • 1996 – Marcia Davenport, American author and music critic (b. 1903)
  • 1997 – Ennis Cosby, son of entertainer Bill Cosby (b. 1969)
  • 1997 – Markus Hoffmann, German actor (b. 1971)
  • 1998 – Dimitris Horn, Greek actor (b. 1921)
  • 1999 – Jim McClelland, Australian solicitor and politician (b. 1915)
  • 2000 – Will "Dub" Jones, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1928)
  • 2000 – John Morris Rankin, Canadian musical entertainer (b. 1959)
  • 2001 – Laurent-Désiré Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (b. 1939)
  • 2001 – Auberon Waugh, British author and journalist (b. 1939)
  • 2002 – Michael Anthony Bilandic, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1923)
  • 2002 – Robert Hanbury Brown, British astronomer and physicist (b. 1916)
  • 2002 – Bobo Olson, American boxer (b. 1928)
  • 2002 – Eddie Meduza, Swedish composer (b. 1948)
  • 2002 – Ron Taylor, American actor (b. 1952)
  • 2003 – Richard Wainwright, English politician (b. 1918)
  • 2004 – Kalevi Sorsa, Prime Minister of Finland (b. 1930)
  • 2007 – Ron Carey, American actor (b. 1935)
  • 2007 – Benny Parsons, American racecar driver and commentator (b. 1941)
  • 2009 – Joe Erskine, American boxer and long distance runner (b. 1930)
  • 2009 – Andrew Wyeth, American realist painter (b. 1917)
  • 2010 – Glen Bell, WW2 Veteran and the founder of Taco Bell. (b. 1923)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian Feast Day:
    • Berard of Carbio
    • Fursey
    • Honoratus of Arles
    • January 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Flag Day or Magen David Day (Israel)
  • National Religious Freedom Day (United States)
  • Sinulog Festival (Cebu)
  • Teacher's Day (Thailand)
I also tried PokeMyBirthday.com and found some interesting facts about my birth date. And these are what I've found out:
I was born on Wednesday and this is my lucky days (Conceivement date, Your parents decided to not to have an abortion, You were born) and Thursday (Your first cell is built, Your mother suspects she is pregnant, Your heart beat for the first time).
I am exactly 32 years 5 weeks 2 days 3 hours 23 minutes 30 seconds old.
An apple tree seeded on 16.January, bore 2,849.031 kg. apple till today.
Isn't it amazing?

So what are you waiting for try it out and be surprised of your birthday history. :)



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