Trivial Birthday

Have to start again sometime, so why not? The wikipedia birthday meme that everyone is doing. (3 events, 2 birthdays and 1 death)

July 12 (and I’m a bit distressed to find that the Rollerdome I want to rent out for my 30th birthday party has no information about said rentals on its Web site…)

1812War of 1812: The United States invades Canada at Windsor, Ontario.
1892 – A hidden lake bursts out of a glacier on the side of Mont Blanc, flooding the valley below and killing around 200 villagers and holidaymakers in Saint Gervais.
1973 – The 1973 National Archives Fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center.

100 BCGaius Julius Caesar, Roman soldier and politician (d. 44 BC)
1880Tod Browning, American film director (d. 1962) (and in Ky., natch)

1926Gertrude Bell, English archaeologist, writer, spy, and administrator (b. 1868)

1 thought on “Trivial Birthday”

  1. Here’s me. LOLITA is published in the U.S., Hendrix plays Woodstock, 19th Amendment passes … Balzac dies … Alain Robbe-Grillet and Frances Bean Cobain are born.

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