>On this day…
- 1619 – René Descartes has the dreams that inspire his Meditations on First Philosophy.
- 1871 – Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika saying “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”
- 1928 – Playing against Army at Yankee Stadium, Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne gives what is considered the greatest locker room speeches of all time by saying “Win one for the Gipper.” The Fighting Irish would win the game 12-6.
- 1483 – Martin Luther, German Protestant reformer (d. 1546)
- 1697 – William Hogarth, English artist (d. 1764)
- 1728 – Oliver Goldsmith, English playwright (d. 1774)
- 1889 – Claude Rains, English actor (d. 1967)
- 1925 – Richard Burton, Welsh actor (d. 1984)
- 1928 – Ennio Morricone, Italian composer
- 1891 – Arthur Rimbaud, French poet, (b. 1854)
- 1981 – Abel Gance, French film director, producer, and actor (b. 1889)
- 1982 – Leonid Brezhnev, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (b. 1906)
- 2001 – Ken Kesey, American author (b. 1935)
- 2006 – Jack Palance, American actor (b. 1919)
- 2007 – Norman Mailer, American author (b. 1923)
The lists above (blatantly copied from the November 10th page on Wikepedia) are just a few of the events and names that caught my eye.
Why, you ask, do I care so much about November 10th? Aha! I say. Happy Birthday to Me!
9 thoughts on “>a particularly important day in my life”
>Tucker, a great big happy brithday to you! (And may it be permitted some sugar!).
>Many happy returns on this anniversary of your start on changing the world, friend.
>i actually came specifically to say happy birthday to you and low and behold, you demand it in a blog entry! I love it! Happy Bday. hope you had a good one.
>Girish, thanks. Oh yes, I had plenty of sugar, carbs, fat, etc. It should have been low carb!Shahn, thanks for the “happy birthday.”Brian, thanks and yes, now I’m going to start changing the world, or maybe I’ll begin next year.Meg, yes it was a good birthday. Thanks. And I’m not exactly demanding it, just making it that much easier for every you to wish me one.
>While we’re on the subject of significant days, I can tell you what was a significant day in my life, Tuck: the day I met you. I still remember it pretty clearly. David Snyder introduced us after the first MSC Friend’s Night. I talked to you for a while about movies but didn’t see you again until David and Jeany’s wedding (which I believe you were photographing, but I’m not sure) and you told me about your upcoming film class which I was excited about attending. Of course, I didn’t really get to know you until I moved into the Study Center, but I’m so glad I got that opportunity.Happy Birthday, Tuck, and thanks for the gift of your friendship. 🙂
>Damian, thanks for the kind words. I guess we’ve known each other now for quite some time. In fact, I do remember that Friend’s Night and the wedding. In fact, I remember before we met your dad had said that I should meet you, that you liked movies and would like to talk with me. He knows you rather well, I’d say. Anyway, thanks for stopping by and, of course, for your good friendship as well.
>We have the same birthday! I hope yours was as pleasant as mine!
>Andy, it was, as long as yours was low-key hanging out and good times too. My next post on the crosscountry race is about what I did for part of the day.Cool that we have the same b-day. Who’da thunk? Of course I’ve got a few more years on you!