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King Tron 1
03-17-2008, 10:56 AM
Here's Some Stuff From Wikipedia:

• 363 - Roman Emperor Julian defeats the Sassanid army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Sassanid capital, but is unable to take the city.
• 1167 - Battle of Monte Porzio - A Roman army supporting Pope Alexander III is defeated by Christian of Buch and Rainald of Dassel
• 1176 - Battle of Legnano, in which the Lombard League defeats Emperor Frederick I.
• 1414 - Council of Constance.
• 1453 - Byzantine-Ottoman Wars: Ottoman armies under Sultan Mehmed II Fatih capture Constantinople after a siege, ending the Byzantine Empire.
• 1592 - At the Battle of Sacheon, the Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin, repel a Japanese army which outnumbers them nearly 3 to 1.
• 1660 - English Restoration: Charles II (on his birthday - see below) is restored to the throne of Great Britain.
• 1677 - Treaty of Middle Plantation establishes peace between the Virginia colonists and the local Indians.
• 1727 - Peter II becomes Tsar of Russia.
• 1733 - Right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves upheld at Quebec City.
• 1765 - Patrick Henry in a speech (on his birthday, see below) denouncing the Stamp Act is believed to have said, "If this be treason, make the most of it!"
• 1780 - Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton brutally massacred Colonel Abraham Buford's continentals even after the continentals surrendered. 113 Americans were killed.
• 1790 - Rhode Island becomes the last of the original United States colonies to ratify the Constitution and is admitted as the 13th U.S. state.
• 1848 - Wisconsin is admitted as the 30th U.S. state.
• 1864 - Emperor Maximilian of Mexico arrives in Mexico for the first time.
• 1867 - Austro-Hungarian agreement called Ausgleich ("the Compromise") is born through Act 12, which established the Austro-Hungarian Empire; on June 8 Emperor Franz Joseph was crowned King of Hungary.
• 1868 - The assassination of Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia, in Belgrade.
• 1886 - Chemist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, the ad appearing in the Atlanta Journal.
• 1903 - May coup d'etat: Alexander Obrenovich, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization.
• 1913 - Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring is premiered in Paris.
• 1914 - Ocean liner Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence; 1,024 lives lost.
• 1919 - Einstein's theory of general relativity is tested (later confirmed) by Arthur Eddington's observation of a total solar eclipse in Principe and by Andrew Crommelin in Sobral, Cearα, Brazil.
• 1924 - AEK Athens FC is established on the anniversary of the siege of Constantinople by the Turks.
• 1932 - World War I Veterans begin to assemble in Washington, DC in the Bonus Army to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945.
• 1942 - Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra record Irving Berlin's "White Christmas", the best-selling Christmas album in history, for Decca Records in Los Angeles.
• 1950 - St. Roch, first ship to circumnavigate North America, arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia .
• 1953 - Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay are the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on Tenzing Norgay's 39th birthday.
• 1954 - First of the annual Bilderberg conferences.
• 1964 - The Arab League meets in East Jerusalem to discuss the Palestinian situation in Israel which leads to the formation of the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
• 1968 - Manchester United wins the European Cup, the first English Club to do so.
• 1972 - 26 people are killed and dozens more injured when three Japanese gunmen opened fire on crowds at Lod International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel.
• 1973 - Tom Bradley is elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles, California.
• 1982 - Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff ever to visit Canterbury Cathedral.
• 1985 - Heysel Stadium disaster: In Brussels, Belgium, 39 football fans die and hundreds are injured by Liverpool fans at a European Cup match.
• 1985 - Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.
• 1986 - King Tron 1 is born, and the world as we know it will forever change.
• 1988 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan begins his first visit to the Soviet Union as he arrives in Moscow for a superpower summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
• 1990 - Boris Yeltsin is elected president of the Russian SFSR by the Russian parliament.
• 1999 - Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule.
• 1999 - Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station.
• 2001 - U.S. Supreme Court rules that disabled golfer Casey Martin could use a cart to ride in tournaments.
• 2004 - The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
• 2004 - The Al-Khobar massacres in Saudi Arabia kill 22.
• 2005 - France, one of the founders of a united Europe, resoundingly rejects the European Constitution.

03-17-2008, 11:07 AM
1472 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1472) - Orkney (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orkney) and Shetland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shetland) are left by Norway (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway) to Scotland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland), due to a dowry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dowry) payment.
1547 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1547) - Edward VI of England (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_VI_of_England) is crowned King of England (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_England) at Westminster Abbey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Abbey).
1792 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1792) - The Postal Service Act (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postal_Service_Act), establishing the United States Post Office Department (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Postal_Service), is signed by President (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_the_United_States) George Washington (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington).
1798 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1798) - Louis Alexandre Berthier (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Alexandre_Berthier) removes Pope Pius VI (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Pius_VI) from power.
1810 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1810) - Andreas Hofer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreas_Hofer), Tyrolean (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrol) patriot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriotism) and leader of rebellion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebellion) against Napoleon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon_I_of_France)'s forces, was executed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Execution_%28legal%29).
1816 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1816) - Gioachino Rossini (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gioachino_Rossini)'s The Barber of Seville (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Barber_of_Seville) debuts at Teatro Argentina (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Largo_di_Torre_Argentina), with a fiasco (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiasco).
1835 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1835) - Concepciσn, Chile (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concepci%C3%B3n%2C_Chile) is destroyed by an earthquake (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthquake).
1864 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1864) - American Civil War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War): Battle of Olustee (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Olustee) occurs - the largest battle fought in Florida (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida) during the war.
1872 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1872) - In New York City (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City) the Metropolitan Museum of Art (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Museum_of_Art) opens.
1873 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1873) - The University of California (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_California) opens its first medical school (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_school) in San Francisco, California (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco%2C_California).
1901 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1901) - The legislature of Hawaii (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaii) Territory convenes for the first time.
1909 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1909) - Publication of the Futurist Manifesto (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futurist_Manifesto) in the French journal Le Figaro (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Figaro).
1913 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1913) - King O'Malley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_O%27Malley) drives in the first survey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surveying) peg to mark commencement of work on the construction of Canberra (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canberra).
1931 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1931) - California (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California) gets the go-ahead by the U.S. Congress (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congress_of_the_United_States) to build the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco-Oakland_Bay_Bridge).
1933 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1933) - The Congress of the United States proposes the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-first_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution) , which would end Prohibition in the United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prohibition_in_the_United_States).
1935 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1935) - Caroline Mikkelsen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Mikkelsen) becomes the first woman to set foot in Antarctica (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antarctica).
1942 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1942) - Lieutenant Edward O'Hare (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_O%27Hare) becomes America's first World War II (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II) flying ace (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_ace).
1943 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1943) - American movie studio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movie_studio) executives agree to allow the Office of War Information (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_of_War_Information) to censor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship) movies.
1943 - The Parνcutin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par%C3%ADcutin) volcano begins to form in Parνcutin, Mexico (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico).
1944 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1944) - World War II: The "Big Week (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Week)" ended with American bomber raids on German (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany) aircraft (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft) manufacturing centers.
1944 - World War II: The United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) takes Eniwetok (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eniwetok) Island.
1947 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1947) - State of Prussia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prussia) ceases to exist.
1952 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1952) - Emmett Ashford (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmett_Ashford) becomes the first African-American (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African-American) umpire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umpire_%28baseball%29) in organized baseball (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseball) by being authorized to be a substitute umpire in the Southwestern International League (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Southwestern_International_League&action=edit&redlink=1).
1959 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1959) - The Avro Arrow (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_Arrow) program to design and manufacture supersonic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supersonic) jet fighters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fighter_aircraft) in Canada (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada) is cancelled by the Diefenbaker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_George_Diefenbaker) government amid much political debate.
1962 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1962) - Mercury program (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_program): While aboard Friendship 7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_Atlas_6), John Glenn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Glenn) orbits the earth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth) three times in 4 hours, 55 minutes, becoming the first American to orbit the earth.
1965 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1965) - Ranger 8 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranger_8) crashes into the moon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon) after a successful mission of photographing possible landing sites for the Apollo program (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_program) astronauts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astronaut).
1976 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1976) - The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southeast_Asia_Treaty_Organization) disbands.
1986 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1986) - Soviets launch Mir (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir).
1987 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1987) - Unabomber (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unabomber): In Salt Lake City, Utah (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Lake_City%2C_Utah), a bomb explodes in a computer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer) store.
1991 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991) - A gigantic statue of Albania (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albania)'s long-time dictator, Enver Hoxha (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enver_Hoxha), is brought down in the Albanian capital, Tirana (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tirana), by mobs of angry protesters.
1992 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992) - The FA Premier League (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premier_League) is founded.
1998 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1998) - American figure skater Tara Lipinski (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_Lipinski) becomes the youngest gold-medalist at the Winter Olympics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Olympics) in Nagano, Japan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagano%2C_Japan).
2002 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002) - In Reqa Al-Gharbiya, Egypt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egypt), a fire on a train (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Train) injures over 65 and kills at least 370.
2005 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005) - Spain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spain) becomes the first country to vote in a referendum on ratification (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_referendum_on_the_Treaty_establishing_a_Co nstitution_for_Europe) of the proposed Constitution (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_establishing_a_Constitution_for_Europe) of the European Union (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Union), passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout.
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03-17-2008, 11:07 AM

I came into this world hard rock diesel


Then I grew to GOD STATUS....


03-17-2008, 11:09 AM
30 September

- 1744 - Sardina was conquered (amusingly)
- 1888 - Jack the Ripper kills his third and fourth victims.
- 1947 - The World Series, featuring New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, is televised for the first time.
- 1955 - Film icon James Dean dies in a road accident, at age 24.
- 2004 - The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo.
- 2005 - The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.


- 1924 - Truman Capote
- 1957 - Fran Drescher
- 1964 - Monica Bellucci
- 1968 - Monica Bellucci (????)


- 1990 - Patrick White

Nietzschean New Year - In The Anti-Christ, Friederich Nietzsche declared September 30th, 1888 to be the "the day of salvation, on the first day of the Year One"

03-17-2008, 11:10 AM
some celebrities born on the same day as me

Ansel Adams (http://www.answers.com/topic/ansel-adams) (1902-1984): photographer noted for his stark shots of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park (http://www.answers.com/topic/yosemite-national-park)
Robert Altman (http://www.answers.com/topic/robert-altman) (1925-2006): director of edgy films, MASH (http://www.answers.com/topic/mash-film), Nashville (http://www.answers.com/topic/nashville-film), Gosford Park (http://www.answers.com/topic/gosford-park); director Mike Leigh (http://www.answers.com/topic/mike-leigh) (65) was also born today
Sidney Poitier (http://www.answers.com/topic/sidney-poitier) (81): Oscar winner for Lilies of the Field (http://www.answers.com/topic/lilies-of-the-field); other actors born today include Brenda Blethyn (http://www.answers.com/topic/brenda-blethyn) (62), Peter Strauss (http://www.answers.com/topic/peter-strauss) (61), Jennifer O'Neill (http://www.answers.com/topic/jennifer-o-neill) (60), Ron Eldard (http://www.answers.com/topic/ron-eldard) (43) and Lili Taylor (http://www.answers.com/topic/lili-taylor) (41)
Charles Barkley (http://www.answers.com/topic/charles-barkley) (45): outspoken NBA forward (http://www.answers.com/topic/basketball-position); other sportsmen born today include Bobby Unser (http://www.answers.com/topic/bobby-unser) (74), Phil Esposito (http://www.answers.com/topic/phil-esposito) (66) and Stephon Marbury (http://www.answers.com/topic/stephon-marbury) (31)
Rihanna (http://www.answers.com/topic/rihanna) (20): singer, Good Girl Gone Bad (http://www.answers.com/topic/good-girl-gone-bad-1); Nancy Wilson (http://www.answers.com/topic/nancy-wilson) (71), Buffy Sainte-Marie (http://www.answers.com/topic/buffy-sainte-marie) (67) and Kurt Cobain (http://www.answers.com/topic/kurt-cobain) (1967-1994) are other musicians born on this date

Guarded By Martyrs
03-17-2008, 11:10 AM
I remember back in the day I had a massive book about this...
What...No 1984 ???

03-17-2008, 11:12 AM
oh come on ... we can all check our birthday on wiki and post everything that's found ... but nobody will ready it

here's my favorite thing that happened on my birthday:

on 31 October 1517, Martin Luther released his 95 theses => protestant reformation

by other words, individualism was born on that day ... his theses mainly criticized the church and the pope, and they mainly referred to the individual's right to interpret the bible and act according to his own will and interpretation

I'm not a christian, I just like this because the courage to be free-spirited and openly against the doctrine amidst religious dominance over the masses' everyday life

03-17-2008, 11:17 AM
NO WONDER I get a boner when i see rihanna,we are birthmates

03-17-2008, 11:17 AM

1978 Jason Biggs (actor)
1969 Kim Fields (actress)
1968 Tony Hawk (skateboard star)
1966 Stephen Baldwin (actor)
1962 Emilio Estevez (actor)
1961 Ving Rhames (actor)
1948 Steve Winwood (singer)
1939 Ron Ziegler (journalist, Press Secretary for US President Richard M. Nixon)
1938 Susan Hampshire (actress)
1937 George Carlin (comedian)
1936 Tom Snyder (broadcast journalist)







King Tron 1
03-17-2008, 11:18 AM
^yeah no one's seems to read the bold part (1986 entry).

03-17-2008, 03:20 PM
jesus was born

03-17-2008, 03:25 PM
big l died then.

Blackula Spectacula
03-17-2008, 03:27 PM
1985 October 31st -Nevado del Ruiz in Colombia kills 23,000 people when its eruption in 1985 melts show and ice producing mudflows that devastate the town of Armero. It is the second most deadly of the 20th century behind the Mount Pelιe 1901 eruption that killed 29,000 people.

King Tron 1
03-17-2008, 03:28 PM
^damn a volcano.

03-17-2008, 03:30 PM
• 1453 - Byzantine-Ottoman Wars: Ottoman armies under Sultan Mehmed II Fatih capture Constantinople after a siege, ending the Byzantine Empire.

hahahahaha, i luv dat. ooooohhhh yeahhhhhhhh

03-17-2008, 03:39 PM
I was born around the time George Michael had a hit single called Careless Whisper.

Dirty Knowledge
03-17-2008, 06:45 PM
Timothy McViegh was executed.

Billy Danzenie
03-17-2008, 09:03 PM

Olive Oil Goombah
03-17-2008, 09:30 PM
Princess Di and Prince Charles got married when I was born. Thats what my moms was watching she used to tell me.

The Hound
03-17-2008, 09:37 PM
bob marley died, floyd patterson died, frankie thomas died, joe bonnano died,

andreas iniesta was born, holly valance was born, pablo garcia was born, christoph schneider was born

the exact day that i was born klaus barbie's war crimes trial began. same day the first heart-lung transplant took place


shit loads of shit happened

Olive Oil Goombah
03-17-2008, 10:07 PM
Joey Bananas!