Saturday, January 29, 2011

SNGF: The Night You Were Born

It's time for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun again. Our mission from Randy at GeneaMusings is as follows:

1) What day of the week were you born? Tell us how you found out.

I was born on a Saturday. I found this out when I was a kid because my mom had a poster that she had ordered telling me about the day I was born and all the events that had happened on that day in the past, as well as famous people who shared my birthday.

2) What has happened in recorded history on your birth date (day and month)? Tell us how you found out, and list five events (I'm going to list more).

I was born 25 Apr 1981.

a) On the day I was born, President Reagan's daughter, Maureen, married her third husband, Dennis Revell. He was only 28, but she was 40 years old.
b) Ironically, Boris Yeltsin was elected on my birthday in 1993, and later had his funeral on my birthday in 2007.
c) In 1979, the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt went into effect, and in 1982, Israel completed it's Sinai withdrawal according to Camp David Accords.
d) In 1976, there were elections in Vietnam for a National Assembly to reunite the country. Also in 1976, Portugal adopted its constitution and still celebrates April 25 as Freedom Day.
e) The Guillotine was first used on my birthday in 1792. Yikes!
f) The St. Lawrence Seaway opened linking the Atlantic and the Great Lakes in 1959.
g) In 1898, the Spanish-American War was declared over Cuba.
h) In 1944, the United Negro College Fund was incorporated.
i) In 1933, the U.S. and Canada dropped the Gold Standard.
j) In 1956, Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" hit #1.

I found all of this out from a combination of and Wikipedia.

3) What famous people have been born on your birth date? Tell us how you found out, and list five of them.

a) Renee Zellwegger b. 25 Apr 1969 in Katy, TX
b) Jason Lee (Earl from My Name Is Earl TV series) b. 25 Apr 1970 in Orange, CA
c) Hank Azaria (voice of Moe on The Simpsons) b. 25 Apr 1964 in Forest Hills, NY
d) Ella Fitzgerald b. 25 Apr 1917 in Newport News, VA
e) Al Pacino b. 25 Apr 1940 in East Harlem, NY

I also found out about these from Wikipedia and

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