Tuesday, December 26, 2006

On December 26th....

in 1825, The Erie Canal opened.
in 1944, The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams premiered.
in 1991, The Soviet Union was officially dissolved.

in 1893 Mao Zedong was born.
in 1956 David Sedaris was born.

in 1909 Frederic Remington died.
in 1972 Harry S. Truman died.

in many countries, it's Boxing Day.
many Christians celebrate St. Stephen's Day.
many families observe the First Day of Kwanzaa.

I found this idea on Nancy's blog a few weeks ago and thought I'd save it for my actual birthday! Hope you're having a great December 26th!

If you'd like to play, now or on your birthday, here are 'the rules':
1) Go to wikipedia
2) In the search box, type your birth month and day but not the year.
3) List three events that happened on your birthday
4) List two important birthdays and one death
5) One holiday or observance (if any)

42 comments:

Sweet P said...

Happy birthday! Thanks for the idea. I'll go check out my birthday and blog about it tomorrow.

Jane Ann said...

Happy Birthday, Hedgie! What a nice Christmas gift you were for your parents!

Debra Spincic said...

Happy Birthday!

Inga Helene said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Hedgehog
Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:-D

Inga

TilkkuSatu said...

Happy Birthday =)

Michi said...

Happy Birthday, Jen! It's our first Christmas away from ELFdom... how's it feel??

:P
mich

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday! Hopy you are having a wonderful day!

dot said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!

Heart's Journey said...

The Happiest of Birthdays to You! I was a Christmas Eve baby, so I understanding the celebratings of many events at once :) Hope yours is filled with joy. I will think of you, today, and light a candle just for you!

Nadine said...

Happy birthday, Jen !

And a biiiiiig hug to you !

Smiles !
Nadine

Elisabeth Augusta said...

Happy Birthday! I will keep this idea and use it my own blog.

Sioux said...

Cool...btw, I made that white bread you suggested and it was the best bread I have ever made!! Thanks so much for the suggestion. Hope you're having a good holiday.

Suze said...

Hope you are doing something special on your birthday

Cynthia said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. HOPE YOU HAVE A LOVELY DAY.

Karen said...

Happy Birthday from Togo!

Libby said...

Happy Happy Birthday -- hope your special day is filled with lots of fun.

Samantha said...

Happy Birthday! I didn't realize we were so close :-) Hope your day was simply perfect!

ForestJane said...

Happy Birthday!

I went and checked out my date in advance, and yours was MUCH more interesting... :)

Many happy returns, and Happy New Year too!

Jeri said...

happy birthday! Mine's the 28th, so I'll be doing this one! Thanks for the link!

Fiona said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday - hope you had a good time.

Laurie Ann said...

Happy Birthday!

Ruth said...

Happy belated Birthday - I'm a bit behind in the blog reading.

That's a great idea!

Scrapmaker said...

Happy birthday (a little late). Thanks for teaching us how to check our dates, that should be fun. Jen

Bea said...

NO!!! ´But I think it´s true! I know two persons who are born at this important day!!! :-) One lives in Finland and one in Germany - smile! Hi capricorn hedgehog! Happy birthday to you!
Mail so late - because we have a "free-pc-time" round christmas.
Bea

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Hope you had a nice birthday Hedgie

Simonetta said...

Happy birthday,Hedgie, with delay but from the heart!! Have a freat and happy new year :))))

Jodie said...

Well I am a bit late, but hope you had a wonderful birthday.

Jodie

Dormouse said...

Belated Happy Birthday and Happy New Year. :)

Shelina said...

Happy belated birthday to you, and a happy new year!

Clare said...

A very belated Happy Birthday and a have a briliant 2007.

Many many thanks for all your help and support in 2006.

xx

Jane Ann said...

Just stopping by to check on you, Hedgie. Hope your silence is due to busy days or a fun holiday. I miss your "voice."

Dormouse said...

Missing seeing you around here. I hope everything is OK.

Patti the Hardenbrook Girl said...

I see I'm not the only one who is missing you. I sure hope that you are just busy with lots of fun things and not dealing with hard stuff in your live. If possible just check in long enough to let us know you are OK, OK?

Jodie said...

Hey Jen, hope you are well. You are away longer than I expected. Blog again soon.
Jodie

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Blogworld is getting a little concerned, LOL Tracey

Nadine said...

Hey, Jen, where are you ??? We all miss you ! Hope everything is ok ? Just make a quick post if you can.......

Biiig hugs & smiles !
NADINE.

Lois R. said...

It has been a LONG while and I miss reading your blog. Hope you are okay...

Simonetta said...

Hi Jen,I hope that everything is ok!!!! We miss!!!!Hugssss!!!

Libby said...

Just stopped by to check out where you have gotten to. Hope everything is okay. Miss hearing form you.

Dianna in Maui said...

I see lots of people checking on you. Hope all is well. Miss your posts!

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Sorry I missed your BD. So here is a late HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

You have been quiet are you OK?

Shelina said...

Hey, everybody's talking about you, we are all worried about you. Hope everything is okay.