Thursday, April 19, 2007

April 30 - Dia del Nino

I was tagged to do one of these by Framed. I'm not a huge fan of passing it on, so just do it if you feel like it. All of this information I derived from Wikipedia.

Three historical events that occurred on April 30:
1. In 1492, Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.
2. In 1789, on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.
3. In 1966, the Church of Satan is founded.

Besides me, three people who were born on April 30:
1. In 1896,
Hans List, Austrian inventor
2. In 1933, Willie Nelson, American musician
3. In 1946, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

Two significant deaths on April 30:
In 1945,
Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for one day.

Two April 30 Holidays or Observances:
In Vietnam, Liberation Day
In Czech Republic, Carodejnice (witches' night)

15 comments:

Cash said...

My birthday is the same day that Frodo wakes up in Rivendell. I had forgotten that, but Wikipedia was so kind to remind me of this important fact about fictional characters in fictional lands during fictional times.

Cassie said...

Church of Satan huh? Maybe that's why you look so much like that girl in the haunted house, eh?

Cardine said...

That's funny that you mentioned that, Cassie! My coworker just referred to my Tower of Terror twin today!

Cash, that is so weird that they have the Lord of the Rings reference in there.

Framed said...

I'm wondering if there is some correlation between the Church of Satan and Carodejnice.

Alyson said...

That's three of us who have dictators that died on our birthdays. Stalin died on my birthday, Hussein died on Booklogged's birthday, and Hitler died on your birthday. That's a weird coincidence.

Cardine said...

I was wondering if there were some sort of correlation between The Church of Satan and Hitler's death!

Among us we seem to have a powerhouse of dictator deaths.

tearese said...

umm... my birthday is the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. Thats all I know about it.

Sarah said...

I discovered that on my birthday in ...

1886 - Atlanta pharmacist John Styth Pemberton invented the flavor syrup for Coca-Cola.

1933 - Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest of British oppression in India.

1944 - The first ''eye bank'' was established, in New York City.

1945 - World War II: VE Day. German forces agree to an unconditional surrender.

Indy said...

Here is what I found out:

October 5th

1947 - The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.

1945 - Hollywood Black Friday begins

1984 - Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.

Births

1829 - Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States

1975 - Kate Winslet, English actress

1975 - Bobo Balde (I am glad I share a birthday with a guy named bobo)

Deaths

877 - Charles the Bald (and yet another guy with bald in his name)

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banana said...

This has nothing to do with your post, but I noticed that your day to end your sweets eating has passed. Are there any girl scout cookies left?

Cardine said...

banana - I have only gone through the box of Samoas so far. And I shared. There are still four boxes left. Yesssss!

tearese said...

you want to send some thin mints to me? I missed the girlscouts selling stuff this year, and was quite sad about it.

julie said...

Church of Satan???? Weird!

booklogged said...

Hey, Cardine - HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I know I'm a day late, but still pretty darn close.

Hope you had a very good day. Also, have a great year.

warnser said...

Happy Birthday from me too.