I'm supposed to list 3 events that happened on my b-day, so I picked ones that had some relevance to my life:
1862 Bucharest proclaimed the capital of Romania (my husband has traveled there twice and has a heart for this country)
1907 Robert Baden-Powell founds the Boy Scout movement (my dad used to work for the Boy Scout office, and my sister and I went to their local camp on numerous occasions!)
1984 The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale (I'm a PC user, but I find it so fascinating that I am part of the generation that grew up with computers--yet look how far they've come in the past 24 years. Hard to imagine no Internet!)
Then I'm supposed to list 2 important birthdays and one death:
1862 Edith Wharton (I don't think I've even read anything by this famed American writer, but having been an English major, I felt she deserved a nod.)
1968 Mary Lou Retton (I had to list Mary Lou--I used to be a huge gymnastics fan, and I've always admired her. I remember learning as a little girl that we shared the same birthdate and thinking that was so cool!)
Yikes--I'm going to skip the death listing. The only person I'd even heard of was a serial killer, and I don't even want to mention his name.
Thanks for the tag, Gail--I enjoyed learning more about my b-day. I would tag Abbey, but we have the same birthday, including year! (Speaking of Abbey, she just gave me a sweet award for having a "brilliante" blog---thank you!)
We're heading on the road again, so I'll look forward to checking in when we get back.