May 12, 2015

Happy Birthday, Tornado! And everyone else.

Another fabulous birthday day:
  • 1551 – National University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru. the oldest university in the Americas (USA is not #1)
  • 1670 – Augustus II the Strong, Polish king (much more effective than Lucius the Slack)
  • 1812 – Edward Lear, English author, poet, and illustrator (advocating for interspecies marriage long before its time)
  • 1820 – Florence Nightingale, English social reformer and statistician (yes, we all know Ms. Nightingale as the famous statistician)
  • 1907 – Katharine Hepburn, American actress (you know how to whistle, don't you?)
  • 1910 – Johan Ferrier, Surinamese politician, 1st President of Suriname (someone had to be first)
  • 1925 – Yogi Berra, American baseball player and manager (he "never said most of the things I said.")
  •  1937 – George Carlin, American comedian, actor, and author ("Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.")
  • 1953 – Neil Astley, English author, poet, and academic (no relation to Rick)
  •  1962 – Emilio Estevez, American actor, director, and screenwriter (Martin Sheen's not insane son)
  • 1968 – Tony Hawk, American skateboarder and actor (parlayed being a douchey sk8rboy into millions of dollars)
  • 19?? --Heather! My best friend (who frequently shares hilarious stories of her kids' embarrassments --just not on her blog.)
  • 1998 – Tornado Alicia Black, American tennis player (at least you weren't named Hurric... Oh. Your sister.)

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