Sep 10, 2009


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This day in history:
1846: Elias Howe receives a patent for his first sewing machine.

1919: A peace treaty between the Allies and Austria is signed at Saint-Germain-en-Laye,

1943: In World War II fighting, the Germans occupy Rome, Italy to counter the Allies' invasion of southern Italy.

1955: Gunsmoke, TV's longest running western series, premieres.

1967: In a referendum, the people of Gibraltar vote overwhelmingly to remain under British rule and to reject ties with Spain .

1974: Portugal formally grants Guinea-Bissau independence.

1989: Hurricane Hugo sweeps through the Caribbean and the Carolinas Sept. 10-22, causing at least 40 deaths and $6 billion in damage in the Carolinas alone.

2002: Switzerland becomes the 190th member state of the UN after its voters approved a referendum in March.

(Wow - my birth may really be the most interesting thing that ever happened on Sept. 10!)

Famous people who share my birthday:
1638: Maria Theresa, queen of Louis XIV of France
1929: Arnold Palmer, golfer
1934: Charles Kuralt, TV journalist
1934: Roger Maris, baseball player
1938: Karl Lagerfeld, fashion designer
1949: Bill O'Reilly, TV commentator, host
1960: Colin Firth, actor
1963: Randy Johnson, baseball pitcher
1975: Ryan Phillippe, actor

Random facts about the number 30:
*The atomic number of zinc is 30.
*The total number of major and minor keys in Western tonal music, including enharmonic equivalents.
*The minimum age for United States senators.
*In years of marriage, the pearl wedding anniversary.
*At age 30 Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, at the beginning of his public ministry of teaching and healing.
*30 is one of the more common numbers worn by hockey goaltenders (along with 31).

If you've talked to me at all since January, you know I have been dreading this day! However, it's hard to be concerned about a number when you have an awesome husband who loves you more at 30 than he did when he started dating you at 19, you have a sweet little girl who sings Happy Birthday to you in the car on the way to daycare, you have an incredible family who starts calling at 6:41 am to tell you Happy Birthday, and amazing friends who make you feel like the most special person on earth! Can't wait for the rest of what the day holds and for my Anderson birthday celebration this weekend!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Heather! After reading your blog, I think your birth really was the most interesting thing to happen on this date. It certainly added a special new branch to our family tree! Keep celebrating as long as you can!
Mom B

The McConnell Clan said...

Happy Birthday! So sorry I was not one of your phone calls this morning! I left my stinkin phone at home and went to call you but realized I didn't have a phone with me! I hate when I do that! Anyway just wanted to let you know how much we love you and hope you have a great birthday! Cant wait to see you this weekend so we can take part in the birthday extravaganza!!! Yippie!!!!

Danielle said...

Heather I hope you had a great birthday!! Enjoy your weekend in Anderson.

Mary Ann said...

Happy Birthday Heather!!! Hope you had a great one!