A meme from Ben. Take your date of birth from Wikipedia and tell us what happened on that day. So, on my birthday:
- 1912 – Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel.
- 1943 – Dr. Albert Hofmann discovers the psychedelic effects of LSD.
- 1964 – Sentences totalling 307 years were passed on 12 men who stole ?2.6m in used bank notes after holding up the night mail train travelling from Glasgow to London in August of 1963 – a heist that became known as the Great Train Robbery.
The day in question? Why, it’s April 16. Which is today. :-) Although as it’s Easter, I will be spending much of this afternoon waiting around in an airport, as is British tradition for this time of year. No cake and candles for me, alas. To anyone else whose birthday it is today, I wish you a Happy Birthday. For the rest of you, have a Happy Easter.
* You see, I was going to moan about unfortunate my birthday being on Easter Sunday is, as nowhere is open and everyone’s away on holiday. But then I found out it’s the Pope’s birthday, and he has it a lot worse – he’s got to go to work today.