Saturday, April 08, 2006

what a day that was 

Happy birthday to me. Tra la la...

And while I'm here: I don't usually bother with them there meme things but seeing as I read about this one (over on Pete's blog, as with everything) on my birthday and it's about birthdays it would seem churlish to ignore it.

"Go to Wikipedia and put in your birth date. Don't put in the year. Post in your LJ/blog with three neat/important events, two births, and two deaths!"

April 8th


1820 - The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos.

1904 - France and the United Kingdom sign the Entente cordiale.

1994 - Body of Kurt Cobain discovered in his Washington home after having died three days earlier.


1929 - Jacques Brel, Belgian singer and composer (d. 1978)

1968 - Patricia Arquette, American actress (my long lost twin)


1950 - Vaslav Nijinsky, Polish-born ballet dancer (b. 1890)

1973 - Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist (b. 1881)


Had a very splendid day in the course of which I received this card from my good friend Mr Reynolds.

That's me that is.

Happy birthday indeed young Mister David. Have a lovely day.

Happy birthday Dave... -Matt B

Happy Birthday, hope you have a fine day and lots of jelly and ice-cream!

That card is excellent, made me laugh, it's a very good likeness.

It really is.

I know it's a bit late but I quite like mine...

15 February

1903 - Morris Michtom and his wife Rose introduce the first teddy bear in America.

1971 - Decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.

1812 - Charles Lewis Tiffany, American jeweler (d. 1902)

1954 - Matt Groening, American cartoonist

1984 - Ethel Merman, American singer and actress (b. 1908)

1965 - Nat King Cole, American singer and musician (b. 1919)

... and Happy Birthday to you...

Many thanks to you well-wishers all. I am touched.

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