Sunday, July 6, 2008

A birthday miracle!

In my last blog, I had said I would like a new cell phone for my birthday (which is today, by the way) because mine had quit ringing. Everything else about it works just fine still, but no ringing or other audio was coming from the phone. Quite annoying.

I took it in yesterday, thinking I'd be getting a new phone altogether, but to my surprise they were able to fix it! Just took the back off, took out the battery, blew some compressed air in it, and it worked! Very exciting, and saved me at least $100 ... for now, anyway. I'll have to get a new eventually, I'm sure. But to treat myself and my phone, I got a new ringtone: the Super Mario theme music. Yay!

My birthday is obviously the most important thing that's happened on July 6, but here's some other events on this date (thanks to Wikipedia):
  • In 1785, the dollar was chosen as the form of currency for the United States.
  • In 1885, Louis Pasteur successfully tested the vaccine for rabies.
  • In 1928, the first all-talking movie was shown: "The Lights of New York."
  • In 1933, the first Major League Baseball All-Star game was played at Comiskey Park.
  • In 1942, Anne Frank and her family went into hiding.
  • Frida Kahlo, Nancy Reagan, Merv Griffin, Janet Leigh, Ned Beatty, George W. Bush, Burt Ward, Sylvester Stallone, Geoffrey Rush, Nanci Griffith and 50 Cent were born on this day. And for the record, 50 Cent is a year older than me.
  • William Faulkner, Louis Armstrong and Roy Rogers died.
  • The countries of Comoros, Czech Republic, Lithuania and Malawi celebrate statehood/independence days.


AE said...

Happy birthday to you and the Czech Republic!! But especially to you. Have a nice tall Captain and Coke (unless you're spicing your own rum now). Have a fantastic day!

Mike_R said...

Happy Birthday Red!
-George W. Bush


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