Since it’s Marce Kaye‘s birthday month, the whole month of July is reserved for birthday topics. To add more fun, she is preparing something special to a lucky GT participant, who will complete all 4 weeks, at the end of the month.
This week’s theme is about Birthday Trivia:
Here are some interesting events that coincide with April 30, my birth date.
1245 – King Philip III of France
1662 – Queen Mary II of England
1770 – David Thompson, Canadian explorer
1959 – Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada
1978 – Tom Fulp, animator and founder of Newgrounds
1982 – Kirsten Dunst, American actress
1981 – Emma Pierson, British actress
1492 – Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.
1937 – The Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.
1945 – World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for one day. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building.
1973 – Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that top White House aids H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and others have resigned.
1993 – CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free.
Holidays and Observances:
Birthday of the King Carl XVI Gustav, one of the official flag days of Sweden.
Children’s Day (Mexico)
Consumer Protection Day (Thailand)
Queen’s Day, the largest one-day holiday in the Netherlands.
Teacher’s Day (Paraguay)