Jul 8, 2011

GT: Something About My Birthday


I just love my birthday because it's one of the most significant dates of the Philippine history.

June 12 is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 202 days remaining until the end of the year.

EVENTS:
1381 – Peasants' Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath.

1429 – Hundred Years' War: Joan of Arc leads the French army in their capture of the city and the English commander, William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk in the second day of the Battle of Jargeau.

1653 – First Anglo-Dutch War: the Battle of the Gabbard begins and lasts until June 13.

1775 – American Revolution: British general Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts. The British offer a pardon to all colonists who lay down their arms. There would be only two exceptions to the amnesty: Samuel Adams and John Hancock, if captured, were to be hanged.

1898 – Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines' independence from Spain.

1942 – Holocaust: Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.

1954 – Pope Pius XII canonises Dominic Savio, who was 14 years old at the time of his death, as a saint, making him the youngest non-martyr saint in the Roman Catholic Church.

1964 – Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.

1978 – David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam" killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings.

1990 – Russia Day – the parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.

1994 – The Boeing 777, the world's largest twinjet, makes its first flight.

BIRTHDAYS:
1107 – Emperor Gaozong of China (d. 1187)

1924 – George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States

1929 – Anne Frank, German-born Dutch Jewish diarist and Holocaust victim (d. 1945)

1979 – Robyn, Swedish musician

1986 – Carla Abellana, Filipina actress

DEATHS:
816 – Pope Leo III (b. 750)

1020 – Lyfing, Archbishop of Canterbury

1036 – Tedald, Bishop of Arezzo (b. 990)

1778 – Philip Livingston, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1716)

HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES:
Holidays and observances
* Chaco Armistice Day (Paraguay)
* Christian Feast Day:
o Basilides, Cyrinus, Nabor and Nazarius
o Eskil
o John of SahagĂșn
o Onuphrius
o Pope Leo III
o Ternan
o June 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

* Dia dos Namorados (Brazil)
* Independence Day, celebrates the independence of the Philippines from Spain in 1898.
* June 12 Commemoration (Lagos State)
* Loving Day (United States)
* Russia Day (Russia)
* World Day Against Child Labour (International)

We have the same birthday with Anne Frank. I became interested with Anne Frank when I watched her story on TV. Sadly, I wasn't able to read her book as what my high school would always tell me. I'm not a bookworm but I really look forward on reading it.

6 comments

  1. Lots of significant events on your birthday ah. Ka-birthday mo pa si Bush? :D

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  2. cool, your birthday is always a national holiday!
    here's my entry, happy GT!

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  3. wow walang pasok lagi pag birthday mo! ayos! very convenient especially if you celebrate it with a handaan every year!

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  4. @Beauty Queen Gene - that's what I love about my birthday = holiday ^_^

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  5. Wow so nung independence day nung araw na pinanganak ka dual celebrtion ang parents mo.. hehehehe laging holiday ang bongga.. takas sa treat..hehehehe

    Happy GT.. late posting and visiting .. mine is up here here

    I am your newest follower here!yey! hope you can follow me back..tnx a lot ..mwuah..

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