Monday, January 16, 2012


What do

James Earl Jones,
Benjamin Franklin,
Eartha Kitt,

 Shari Lewis,
Pope Pius V,

Vidal Sassoon,
Anton Chekov,

 Betty White,
Muhammad Ali,

and Al Capone
have in common?

 They were all born on the same day.
January seventeenth; same as

 …this baby.

On that day in history...

Nine old women were burnt as witches 
for causing a bad harvest in Kalisk, Poland
The flush toilet was patented by Mr. Thomas Crapper
The Beatles released the Yellow Submarine album in the U.K.

Super Bowl V--Baltimore Colts 16—Dallas Cowboys 13
“I Write the Songs” by Barry Manilow hits #1
“Cold Sunday”  in U.S. temperatures fall to their lowest levels
 in over 100 years in numerous cities
Operation Desert Storm begins
6.6 Earthquake in L.A. 
kills 60 and causes $30 billion in damage
7.2 Kobe, Japan Earthquake

(the 2010 Haiti Earthquake magnitude 7 happened on January 12)

It was the best birthday present ever—
Ten days on the Caribbean.  THANKS! Dear Hubby

Do you think we are due for another monster earthquake?


CarrieBoo said...

I knew you were saving the best for last! Happy birthday, and you little stinker. ;) Imagine the photos... imagine the paintings! Oh, hubby pulled a blinder with this one (he'll have husband's crying throughout the land). When do you go?!!! Mega congrats, on both accounts. X

TexWisGirl said...

well happy birthday to you!!!!

Leenie said...

carriboo// the trip was last year. And it was supurb.

Buttons said...

Happy Birthday I like how you made it into an awesome history lesson. You make me think and laugh. B

Far Side of Fifty said...

What a sweetie your hubby must be!! Happy Birthday!! :)

CeeCee said...

Happy Birthday!! I was just thinking the same thing about the earthquake thing. Let's hope not!

susan m hinckley said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Leenie dear! Who knew you had so much in common with such giants of American culture...not a surprise. January 17 is obviously a charmed date. Perhaps I need a cake in your honor...

Krazycara said...

Lamb Chop!! I remember that! Happy birthday!LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Linda Sue said...

You and Betty and Thomas Crapper- WOW what a lucky day for all of us! Thanks for getting born- I love you!

Leenie said...

LOL!!! Linda Sue :D

Jill said...

Happy birthday and may you keep both feet on firm ground - except for a bit of merry-making.

Mama Zen said...

How fun! Happy Birthday!

CarrieBoo said...

Oh! Silly me. :D My brain was in the Crapper.

Terry and Linda said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! One nice thing about January birthdays people think of going to the islands to get warm!


Elizabeth said...

Gosh, so sorry I missed your birthday!!!
I think the Caribben vacation was an EXCELLENT present