Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Happy Birthday To Me!


Other things that happened on 4/20:

  • 1442: Born King Edward IV

  • 1769: Died Pontiac, Chief Of Ottawa

  • 1777: New York adopts new constitution as an independent state

  • 1812: Died George Clinton (1st VP to die in office)

  • 1889: Born Adolf Hitler

  • 1892: Born Harold Llyod

  • 1902: Radium was isolated

  • 1916: 1st National League game at Wrigley Field in Chicago

  • 1937: Born George Takei (Captain Sulu)

  • 1939: New York World's Fair opens

  • 1939: Ted Williams' 1st hit (off of Yankee Red Ruffing) - a double

  • 1943: Poland, Germans Nazi troops massacred the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.

  • 1948: NYC doubles subway fare from 5¢ to 10¢

  • 1949: Born Jessica Lang

  • 1951: Born Luther Vandross

  • 1967: New York Mets' Tom Seaver's 1st victory, beats Chicago Cubs, 6-1

  • 1972: Apollo 16 module "Casper" lands on moon

  • 1972: Born Carmen Electra

  • 1976: Born Joey Lawrence (whoa!)

  • 1981: Born Zookeeper-Benjamin

  • 1986: Michael Jordan sets NBA playoff record with 63 points in a game

  • 1999: Columbine High School shooting

  • Allthough not on 4/20, in 1971 The Waldos created the 420 weed reference