Fun With Birthdays

On April 14th, my wife celebrated her birthday. I celebrated mine on March 3rd.

My wife and I like our birthdays because the person who is celebrating their birthday gets to choose the restaurant to visit for their birthday dinner.

This year I got to thinking about the historic events that occurred on my wife’s birthday.

April 14th is the date upon which Abraham Lincoln was shot in 1865. Lincoln died the following day.

April 14th is also the date on which the Titanic hit that infamous iceberg. The ship sank the next day resulting in the loss of more than 1500 passengers.

I couldn’t really find any historic event having taken place on March 3rd.

I did find however that I share my birthday with a few celebrities: Joshua Duggar from the TLC reality show 19 Kids And Counting and Jessica Biel, actress, new mom and wife of Justin Timberlake. I also found two birthday shares that I really especially like. Being a Canadian with Scottish roots, the first birthday share I enjoy is the late James Doohan, a fellow Canadian who played a Scotsman, named appropriately enough ‘Scotty’ on the original Star Trek television series and follow-up movies. The second and arguably most important birthday share is with Alexander Graham Bell who was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on March 3, 1847 and immigrated to Canada in 1870, leading to the invention of the telephone in 1876.

What about you? Is your birthday marked with historic events? Do you share your birthday with celebrities or historic figures? Share the story of your birthday in the comment section below.

One thought on “Fun With Birthdays

  1. My birthday is February 3rd, “the day the music died”. In 1959 Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson) died in a plane crash in Iowa.

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