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…)
1812 – War 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 BC – Gaius Julius Caesar, Roman soldier and politician (d. 44 BC)
1880 – Tod Browning, American film director (d. 1962) (and in Ky., natch)
1926 – Gertrude Bell, English archaeologist, writer, spy, and administrator (b. 1868)
1 thought on “Trivial Birthday”
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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