A shout must go out to my favorite brother on this his birthday. Of course he's my only brother...but definitely my favorite. I won't post here which birthday it is (he can thank me later). Instead I'll share some tidbits about this date.
Events that have happened on this day in history:
1568 - Mary Queen of Scots was defeated at the Battle of Langside and immediately fled to North England.
1846 - The United States declared that a state of war existed against Mexico.
1917 - Three peasant children near Fatima, Portugal, reported seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary.
1938 - Louis Armstrong and his orchestra recorded the New Orleans's jazz classic, When the Saints Go Marching In, on Decca Records.
1940 - Winston Churchill told the British House of Commons in his first speech as prime minister, "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."
1968 - 1,000,000 French demonstrate against De Gaulle & Pompidou
1978 - The final episode of "Bionic Woman" aired.
1981 - Pope John Paul II was shot and wounded by Mehmet Ali Agca as he drove through a crowd in St. Peter's Square, Rome.
1992 - Final episode of "Night Court" airs on NBC-TV
Famous folks with whom you share your birthday:
1882 - Georges Braque, French Cubist Painter
1907 - Dame Daphne du Maurier, Novelist
1931 - Jim Jones, American Cult Leader
1939 - Harvey Keitel, Actor
1950 - Stevie Wonder, Singer, Musician
1964 - Stephen Colbert, TV Host
1966 - Darius Rucker, Rock Singer (Hootie & The Blowfish)
Happy Birthday Bro, hope you have a great one!