gt: august 28 in retrospect

Since the pretty + talented host of GT is celebrating her birthday this month, I don’t think this month’s topic require any more explanation. So, through the host’s prodding, here’s what I found when I check my birthday with Wikipedia.org:
Births
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and scientist (1749)
  • Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer (1814)
  • Leo Tolstoy, Russian author (1828)
  • Vance Palmer, Australian author (1885)
  • George Whipple, American doctor and Nobel laureate (1878)
  • Jack Vance, American author (1916)
  • Jack Kirby, American comic book artist (1917)
  • Billy Boyd, Scottish actor (1968)
  • Jason Priestley, Canadian-born actor (1969)
  • Jack Black, American actor (1969)
  • LeAnn Rimes, American singer (1982)

Events

  • William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn (1789)
  • The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published (1845)
  • A geomagnetic storm causes the Aurora Borealis to shine so brightly that it is seen clearly over parts of USA, Europe, and even as far away as Japan (1859)
  • Caleb Bradham renames his carbonated soft drink “Pepsi-Cola” (1898)
  • Silliman University is founded in the Philippines. The first American private school in the country (1901)
  • Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales divorce (1996)
  • Emily Hoffert and Janice Wylie are murdered in their Manhattan flat, prompting the events that would lead to the passing of the Miranda Rights (1963)
august 28 bits ‘n pieces
  • is the 240th day of the year (241st, if it’s a leap year) in the Gregorian calendar + there are 125 days remaining until the end of the year
  • Β Holiday + observances for this day include: the Assumption of Mary (Eastern Orthodox Church, a public holiday in the Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, and Georgia)
  • Christian Feast Day for this day includes: Augustine of Hippo + Saint Hermes
+ here are some interesting figures from PokeMyBirthday.com:
  • Your lucky days are Tuesday (Conceivement date, Your parents decided to not to have an abortion, You were born) and Wednesday (Your first cell is built, Your mother suspects she is pregnant, Your heart beat for the first time)
  • You are exactly 31 years 45 weeks 5 days 19 hours 32 minutes 36 seconds old
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14 Comments

  1. My lucky days are Thursday and Friday! And you share a birthday with Jason Priestly and Leann Rimes – both very talented. Lucky you! I’m a new follower πŸ™‚

  2. Interesting facts here, Sis. Very popular personalities share the same birthday as you too. So cool!

    Thanks for the comment at THE FOOL ON THE HILL.

    See you around!

  3. ang daming writers who share the same birthday with you. at nahawaan ka nila ng galing sa pagsusulat πŸ˜€

    your birthday is two days earlier sa birthday ng kapatid ko na sumunod sakin πŸ˜€

    1. oo sis, super tanda na pala ng school na un πŸ™‚ yup, next month is our birthday month,same with my son + his blog πŸ˜€

  4. My Hubby is an august baby too! And I also remember that its the birthday month of our 1st blog! πŸ˜€

    Thanks for the visit!

  5. Wow Mommy ka- birthday mo c Jack Black..hehehe super fave namen ni Hubby yun..

    Happy GT.. late posting and visiting .. mine is up

    I am your newest follower here!yey! hope you can follow me back..tnx a lot ..mwuah..

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