Today is a very important day in history. On this day in 1986, I was born! That’s right…Happy Birthday to me! Today I’ll be sleeping in, recovering from the wine tour I took yesterday and celebrating the start of my 24th year with family, friends and football. So, while I’m doing all of that, here’s a list of some other cool things that happened on this date in history.
1851 – William Lassell discovers Ariel and Umbriel, satellites of Uranus
1857 – The inaugural meeting of Sheffield F.C., the world’s first soccer club, is held in England
1861 – West Virginia votes to secede from Virginia
1901 – Annie Edison Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
1931 – The George Washington Bridge is dedicated.
1945 – The United Nations is founded.
1951 – Six years after fighting has ended, President Truman declares the United States’ war with Germany is officially over.
1957 – French fashion designer, Chrisian Dior passes away while on holiday in Italy.
1962 – James Brown records Live at the Apollo.
1972 – Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson dies of a heart attack at his home in Stamford, CT.
1980 – American fashion designer, Zac Posen is born in New York City.
1992 – The Toronto Blue Jays win the first World Series for Canada with no actual Canadians on the team.
2003 – The supersonic Concorde makes its final commercial flight.
2005 – Rosa Parks passes away.