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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Happy 3rd Blogoversary!

3 years ago, this blog was born! (Can't say that my first post was all that exciting or original...)

Here are other exciting things that have happened on April 25th:
  • 2007 - Boris Yeltsin's funeral

  • 2004 - Alan Kay, co-inventor of the Smalltalk programming language, receives the 2003 ACM Turing award

  • 1990 - The Hubble Space Telescope was deployed from the space shuttle Discovery.

  • 1983 - Pioneer 10 travels beyond Pluto's orbit.

  • 1972 - Paula the cat, a ten month old tabby, survives a fall from the 26th floor of an apartment building in Toronto.

  • 1964 - Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings 4 games to 3 for their third consecutive Stanley Cup. This is their second last time winning the Stanley Cup.

  • 1961 - Robert Noyce is granted a patent for an integrated circuit.

  • 1953 - Francis Crick and James D. Watson publish Molecular structure of nucleic acids: a structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid describing the double helix structure of DNA.

  • 1950 - BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and PEI sign an agreement with Ottawa to build the Trans-Canada Highway.

  • 1945 - Nazi occupation army leaves Milan after a partisan insurrection. This day is taken as symbol of the liberation of Italy and is an annual public holiday in Italy.

  • 1945 - Fifty nations gather in San Francisco, California to begin the United Nations Conference on International Organizations.

  • 1719 - Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe is published.

  • 1507 - America got its name from German cartographer Martin Waldseemueller, who first used the term on a world map to refer to the huge mass of land in the Western Hemisphere, in honor of Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci.

Also born on this day:
  • 1981 - Chris Graham (Winnipeg triathaloner and OVR Pass attendee)

  • 1976 - Tim Duncan (NBA player)

  • 1969 - Gina Torres (actress - Alias, Firefly, Angel)

  • 1969 - RenĂ©e Zellweger (actress)

  • 1940 - Al Pacino (actor)

  • 1917 - Ella Fitzgerald (singer)

  • 1900 - Wolfgang Ernst Pauli (Nobel Prize laureate)

  • 1284 - King Edward II of England

  • 1214 - King Louis IX of France

  • 32 - Marcus Salvius Otho (Roman Emperor)



Michele said...

Dang man, congratulations for the 3 years of blabbering :P
but I am very disappointed to you list of "interesting things that have happened on April 25th". You forgot a very important one!
April 25, is Liberation of Italy Day, an official holiday in Italy that commemorates the liberation of Italy from the nazi/fascist forces: the partisans enter Milan on that day, officially declaring Italy free from the regime.


Vince said...

I saw that, but didn't know that it had so much significance to the point that it was a national holiday. It's been added now ;)

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