I don’t do memes! However, this is interesting (to me). From Wikipedia:
In the Gregorian Calendar, Easter Sunday falls on 19 April more often than on any other date.
1775 – The Battle of Lexington and Concord which began the American Revolutionary War.
1943 – Bicycle Day – Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.
1961 – The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba ends in success for the defenders.
1993 – The 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die.
1995 – Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, is bombed, killing 168.
2005 – Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger elected Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of the Papal conclave. (interestingly, the pope before him became pope the year I was born.)
The trend seems to be: bad things tend to happen on my birthday. Seriously, for a string of years it was like a sad little game, trying to predict what horrors I would wake up to the day I became a year older.
I share my birthday with the following people
1979 – Kate Hudson, American actress
1965 – Suge Knight, American record producer
1981 – Hayden Christensen, Canadian actor (dude, this keeps getting worse…)
1946 – Tim Curry, British actor (okay, that’s better)
Easter Sunday 1908, 1981, 1987, 1992.
I spent a lot of birthdays in church wearing a dress I hated. At least I got brunch, chocolate, and jellybeans later. But it won’t fall on my birthday again (in the Western tradition) until sometime after 2022. And the earth will be destroyed by then.