Sunday, September 03, 2006

Sven's Personal Birthday

Happy Birthday to me,
Happy Birthday to me,
Happy Birthday to Sven,
Happy Birthday to me!

Other famous events on September 3rd include:

* 1783: The American 'War of Independence' comes to an end, when Britain signs a treaty in Paris.

* 1813: Uncle Sam's image was first used on this day.

* 1939: Britain, France, New Zealand and Australia declare war on Germany, starting World War II.

* 1964: The National Wilderness Preservation System was created designating nearly 10 million acres of federally protected wilderness in national parks including the Boundry Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota.

* 1976: The US spacecraft Viking 2 successfully lands on Mars.

* 1978: At the Vatican in Rome, John Paul I is installed as Pope - but dies just 25 days later on September 28th.

Other September 3rd birthdays include:

* 1869: Fritz Pregl, chemist

* 1905: Arthur Koestler, author

* 1907: Loren Eiseley, anthoropolgist

* 1910: Kitty Carlisle, singer

* 1913: Alan Ladd, actor

* 1935: Eileen Brennen, actor

* 1955: Steve Jones, guitarist with the Sex Pistols

* 1961: Jean Lindberg, my sister

* 1965: Charlie Sheen, actor

Hey Gitsul, thanks for the mug.


Sophia said...

Happy (belated) birthday, Sven! Whadja get? Whadja get? Whadja do? Come on, tell us.

Nikki said...

Happy Birthday Sven!

Attila The Mom said...

Happy Birthday! I've been so busy I haven't had time to catch up with everybody's blogs...

Hope you had a great day!

Shopping Diva said...

Happy belated birthday!

I found your self-tribute interestingly absent of your age. So...How old are ya?

Sven said...

Sophia: I spent the weekend at my grandmother's lake place up north. Two of my sisters and their families we there as well. It was a great weekend. I got a hat.

Nikki & Atilla: Thanks.

Shopping Diva: I'm 39. Really.

Meg said...

Happy belated birthday! Hope it was great!

Rhonda said...

Happy belated b-day, Sven!! I hope it was fabulous =)

kim said...

Im fashionably late to the party I see...
Hope it was a happy birthday for you :)