Tuesday, April 21, 2009

This Day in History...

On this day in history, the following events were recorded:

1836 Texans led by Sam Houston defeated the Mexicans at San Jacinto, assuring Texas' independence.

1910 author Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, died in Redding, Conn.

1918 Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the German ace known as the "Red Baron," was killed in action during World War I.

1960 Brazil inaugurated its new capital, Brasilia, transferring the seat of national government from Rio de Janeiro.

1971 Jay G. was born.

1975 South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu resigned after 10 years in office.

1977 The musical "Annie" opened on Broadway.

1980 Rosie Ruiz, the first woman to cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon, was disqualified when officials discovered she had jumped into the race about a mile from the finish.

1986 A vault in Chicago's Lexington Hotel that was linked to Al Capone was opened during a live TV special hosted by Geraldo Rivera. Except for a few bottles and a sign, the vault was empty.



This birthday is shared with:

Queen Elizabeth II
Charles Grodin
Iggy Pop
Tony Danza
Andie MacDowell
Robert Smith
Nicole Sullivan


38 years old today. Looks like I gotta carry the model 38...

That is all.

29 comments:

RW said...

Happy b-day, buddy.

scotaku said...

Happy Birthday, JayG. Remember, you're not getting older, you're getting longer.

Brad_in_MA said...

Jay,

Pictures, man. We want PICTURES. The more incriminating they are, the better.

Just remember this: it's not a receeding hairline. Nope. It's a growing forehead. ;)

- Brad

Heath J said...

Happy birthday, old man!

Rustmeister said...

Happy birthday, Jay.

Sigboy said...

Heres to having the body of a twenty five year old and the mind of a five year old! Happy Birthday!

Did the wife threaten to trade you in on two nineteen year olds yet?

Jay G said...

Thanks everyone!

It's times like these I'm reminded of a saying my college roommate had:

"You're only young once, but you can be immature forever"...

(And brad, the picture *is* going up, later...)

doubletrouble said...

Happy B-Day Queen Lizzie.
;^)

Bob S. said...

Happy Birthday.

Remember this day well, you'll look back all too soon and go "wow, I was young then".

David said...

Well happy birthday! Yer still just a puppy! :-)

Mike W. said...

Happy Birthday Jay!

Drink a cold one for me.

jumblerant said...

Happy Birthday J., hope they let you up until after 9 pm. Maybe you can get a malt after the Early Bird Special ;-)

Wally said...

Woo hoo! happy birthday! Birthday means a trip to the range?

Hope to see some pics later. Extra credit if said pics include Andie Macdowell!

zeeke42 said...

Happy Birthday Jay!

Bob said...

Happy Birthday, Jay. Best wishes to you and your family.

Starik Igolkin said...

Happy Birthday!

"Zack" said...

Happy Birthday, you young whippersnapper!

Buck said...

Happy Birthday. Just think, Obama is gonna be President until you are 45!

Pace yourself ;-)

Jay G said...

If he keeps going the way he's going, Buck, he'll also deliver a veto-proof majority to the Stupid Party before I turn 42...

Sabra said...

Happy Birthday, Jay.

Anonymous said...

Better late then never..... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Bill said...

Happy Birthday mate!

Unknown said...

Happy birthday, oldtimer!

I'm just six months behind you.

Jason said...

Happy Birthday Jay!!

bogie said...

Happy Birthday!

Christina RN LMT said...

Happy Birthday, Jay G.!

agg79 said...

Happy Birthday, old man!
One day closer to joining AARP.

TJP said...

A belated happy birthday to you, sir!

Borepatch said...

Happy Birthday!

Does this mean that I should carry 50 SWM? Please say "yes" ...