Saturday, April 15, 2006

This Day in History

April 15:

1452 - Leonardo da Vinci, Italian artist born (d. 1519)

1865 - Abraham Lincoln dies after being shot the previous evening by John Wilkes Booth.

1912 - The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks at about 2:20 a.m. after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic almost three hours earlier.

1924 - Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.

1940 - The Allies start their attack on the Norwegian town of Narvik which was occupied by Nazi Germany

1955 - The first McDonald's restaurant opens in Des Plaines, Illinois.

1981 - Jay Collman first graces the world with his presence.

Happy Birthday, Jay!

**info courtesy of Wikipedia**


Blogger Anne said...

Happy Birthday, Jay! April is the best month for birthdays :)

6:06 PM  
Blogger GingerSnap said...

Happy birthday!

And what is it about tax day?!? I have three friends that were born on 04/15, and Brian's parents were married on the 15th too. Magical :)

8:54 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

Thanks everyone, especially Dana for reminding me of my place in history! April is the best month, I agree. I had a fun birthday partay - highlighted by a flaming-marshmallow flinging contest in my backyard! How's that for a mature 25th birthday?

9:26 PM  

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