Friday, July 01, 2005

April 3rd

April 3 is what I refer to as "Forty-Three Day." On Forty-Three Day, I alway celebrate my number by doing something I have never done before, and encouraging others around me to do the same.

So I was researching things that happened on April 3, and the most shocking is:

In the year 33 a.d., according to astronomer Humphreys & Waddington, Christ was crucified. Talk about doing something you have never done before.

Other less shocking things that also happened on April 3:

1043 Edward the Confessor crowned king of England
1645 English parliament accept Self-Denying Ordinance
1657 English Lord Protector Cromwell refuses crown
1790 Revenue Marine Service (US Coast Guard), created
1860 Pony Express began between St Joseph MO & Sacramento CA
1865 Union forces occupy Confederate capital of Richmond VA & Petersburg VA
1868 An Hawaiian surfs on highest wave ever, he rides a 50' tidal wave
1882 Wood block alarm invented, when alarm rang, it dropped 20 wood blocks
1910 Highest mountain in North America, Alaska's Mount McKinley climbed
1922 Stalin appointed General Secretary of Communist Party
1933 1st airplane flight over Mount Everest
1948 1st US figure skating championships held
1957 Samuel Beckett's "Endgame", premieres in London
1958 Fidel Castro's rebels attacked Havana
1965 1st atomic powered spacecraft (SNAP) launched
1975 Bobby Fischer stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend
1978 50th Academy Awards - "Annie Hall", Rich Dreyfuss & Diane Keaton win
1986 US national debt hits $2,000,000,000,000

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