Truly Disappointing

Monday, July 03, 2006

Wikipedia Fun

wow i did the wikipedia thing and apparently many wacky things happened on my birthday. i didnt restrict myself to whatever number i was supposed to cause theres just too many. lol!

1889 - President Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states. (for all of yall north dakotans...)

1915 - Germany institutes unrestricted submarine warfare. (hell yeah bitches, dont piss off the fatherland!)

1920 - In Emeryville, California, the first dog race track to employ an imitation rabbit opens. (peta friendly!)

1949 - Grady the Cow, a 1,200-pound cow gets stuck inside a silo on a farm in Yukon, Oklahoma and garners national media attention. (this ones for you, ness)

1969 - Barbara Jo Rubin wins a United States thoroughbred horse race making history as the first woman to do so.

1980 - The United States ice hockey team defeats the Soviet Union team at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in an upset dubbed the "Miracle on Ice". ( i couldnt pass up the sports tear-jerker story yo)

1997 - In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned.

2006 - At least six men stage Britain's biggest ever robbery, stealing £53m (about $92.5 million or €78 million) from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.

2006 - The 1 Billionth song was downloaded on ITunes.

as for births...

1732 (N.S.) - George Washington, first President of the United States, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. (d. 1799)

1788 - Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (d. 1860)

1932 - Ted Kennedy, U.S. senator from Massachusetts

1966 - Aiden Shaw, British pornographic actor (good times!)