Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Great things in September 18th History

From wikipedia:


323 - Constantine the Great decisively defeats Licinius in the Battle of Chrysopolis, establishing Constantine's sole control over the Roman Empire.
1502 - Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his fourth, and final, voyage.
1793 - The first cornerstone of the Capitol building is laid by George Washington.
1810 - First Government Junta in Chile. Though supposed to rule only in the absence of the king, it was in fact the first step towards independence from Spain, and it is commemorated as such.
1851 - The New-York Daily Times, which will become The New York Times, begins publishing.
1952 - Rick Pitino born.
1970 - Jimi Hendrix found dead in his basement in London.
1974 - Xzibit born.
1978 - BigDigital blog author, "J" born.
1982 - First smiley-face Emoticon sent by Carnegie Mellon Professor Scott Fahlman.

Yes, thats right, today Xzibit is 33 years old, and Chile celebrates 197 years of independence.

And yes, today is my birthday, too. If you enjoy the blog, leave me a comment. I'll turn on anonymous commenting for those of you who don't have a blogger account for a day or two as well.


Chip Chief said...

Happy B Day Mr J!

CJ said...

Happy 29th, Bro. Wish I could be there to celebrate with you!

Geobadger said...

Happy 29th, literal Bro. Sorry I didn't post on the actual day. I worked all night but did think to myself at one point "Hey, It's J's b-day" Congrats on making it another year, Geo

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday (yesterday)! After you left a link from your flickr account, I started to read your blog from time to time. It's been quite entertaining and I still laugh about "Virgingivitis."
--Kristina Thomas

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear your project launched. You've been a great kid lo these many years. GTT