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Geez .. It’s been up on the PetLvr Community Calendar for a year now …

I bought myself a birthday present last weekend in anticipation! Don’t worry – I sent myself a FREE PETLVR E-GREETING CARD


July 11th … another year already? Awww. the years seem to go quite fast since I’ve been counting backwards since my 33rd birthday .. but, it sure feels good to be 23 again! :p So, I thought I would just play some appropriate songs today.

Arrogant Worms – The Happy Birthday Song

The Beatles – Happy Birthday

Uriah Heep – The Magician’s Birthday

Of course .. it wouldn’t be the same for me to post songs without my favorite inspirational song ..

Baz Luhrmann – Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen

I won’t be posting anywhere on my blogs today, in celebration of this momentus and monumental event and day in history.

From Scope System’s ANYDAY IN HISTORY Script

UPDATE: Thanks Joe!

Birthdates which occurred on your SELECTED date of July 11:

1274 Robert the Bruce Scotland, King (1328-1329)
1558 Robert Greene Elizabethan dramatist (Friar Bacon)
1754 Thomas Bowdler famous prude, bowdlerized Shakespeare
1767 John Quincy Adams Braintree, Mass, 6th Pres (D) (1825-1829)
1838 John Wanamaker merchant (Wanamakers Dept Store)
1851 Millieand Christine NC, siamese twins
1861 George William Norris (Rep-Neb)
1888 Dr Lyman Bryson Valentine Nebr, educator (UN Casebook)
1892 Thomas Mitchell NJ, academy award winning actor (Outlaw, Adventures)
1899 E.B. White writer (Charlotte’s Web, Elements of Style)
19– Bobbi Jordan Hardensburg Ky, actress (Tootsie-Blondie, Turnabout)
19– Brett Somers New Brunswick Canada, actress (Blanche-Odd Couple)
19– Jay Johnson Abernathy Texas, ventriloquist (Chuck-Soap)
19– Rodney Saulsberry actor (Capitol)
1906 Harry Von Zell Indianapolis Ind, TV announcer (Burns & Allen)
1910 Irene Hervey LA Calif, actress (Aunt Meg-Honey West)
1915 Colin Purdie Kelly US, 1st US air hero during WW II
1915 Yul Brynner Sakhalin Is Japan, actor (King & I)
1916 Gough Whitlam (ALP) Australia, PM (1972-75)
1920 Yul Brynner actor (King & I, 10 Commandments)
1922 Gene Evans Hollbrook Az, actor (My Friend Flicka, Matt Helm, Alamo)
1927 Herbert Blomstedt Springfield Mass, conductor (Oslo Phil 1954-61)
1929 Hermann Prey Berlin Germany, baritone (Wolfram-Tannhaser)
1931 Tab Hunter actor (Damn Yankees, Lust in the Dust, Battle Cry)
1931 Thurston Harris Indianapolis, vocalist (Little Bitty Pretty One)
1943 Susan Seaforth Hayes SF, actress (Days of our Life, Young & Restless)
1945 Deborah Harry singer (Blondie) actress (Videodrome, Hairspray)
1946 Beverly Todd Ohio, actress (Roots, Having Babies, Redd Foxx Show)
1947 Jeff Hanna rock vocalist (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band-Mr Bojangles)
1950 Bonnie Pointer singer (Pointer Sisters)
1953 Leon Spinks US, heavyweight boxing champ (1978, Olympic-gold-1976)
1953 Peter Bergman Guantanamo Bay Cuba, actor (Starland Vocal Band)
1955 Sergey Babinov USSR, ice hockey star (Olympic-gold-1972)
1956 Sela Ward actor (Hilary-Emerald Point NAS)
1957 Michael Rose rocker (Black Uhuru-Brutal, Positive)
1957 Pete Murphy rocker (Love Hysteria)
1958 Mark Lester Oxford England, actor (Oliver, Prince & Pauper)
1958 Ray Dodds rocker (Fairground Attraction-You Send Me)
1959 Richie Sambora guitarist (Bon Jovi-You Give Love a Bad Name)
1959 Suzanne Vega rocker (My Name is Luka)
1966 Mel Appleby rocker (Mel & Kim-Coming to America)
1977 Brandy Gold Northridge Calif, actress (Annie-Baby Makes 5)

Deaths which occurred on July 11:

1593 Giuseppe Arcimboldo 1st surrealist painter, dies (birth date unkn)
1804 Alex Hamilton killed by VP Aaron Burr in pistol duel near Weehawken
1909 Simon Newcomb celestial mechanics authority, dies
1937 George Gershwin composer (American in Paris), dies at 38
1965 Ray Collins actor (Halls of Ivy, Perry Mason), dies at 75
1971 Carleton Young actor (Court of Last Resorts), dies at 64
1973 Isabel Randolph actress (Mrs Nester-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 83
1980 Peggy Knudson acttress (April-So This is Hollywood), dies at 57
1987 Thomas F Waddell found of Gay olympics, dies of AIDS at 50
1989 Sir Laurence Olivier acting great, dies at 82

On this day…

1533 Pope Clement VII excommunicated England’s King Henry VIII
1740 Jews are expelled from Little Russia by order of Czarina Anne
1781 Thomas Hutchins designated Geographer of the US
1792 Prussia army moves into French territory
1798 US Marine Corps created by an act of Congress
1804 VP Aaron Burr kills Alex Hamilton in a pistol duel near Weehawken
1812 US invades Canada (Detroit frontier)
1818 Keats writes “In the Cottage Where Burns Was Born,” “Lines Written
in the Highlands,” & “The Gadfly”
1864 Confederate forces led by Gen J Early begin invasion of Wash DC
1868 J C Watson discovers asteroid #100 Hekate
1888 118ø F (48ø C), Bennett, Colorado (state record)
1888 Pennsylvania’s Monongehela River rises 32′ after 24 hour rainfall
1901 L Carnera discovers asteroid #472 Roma
1905 Black intellectuals & activists organize Niagara movement
1916 1st federal grant-in-aid for state roads enacted
1918 M Wolf discovers asteroid #895 Helio
1921 Mongolia gains independence from China (National Day)
1931 NY Giants beat Phillies 23-8
1934 FDR became 1st pres to travel through Panama Canal
1936 Triborough Bridge linking Manhattan, Bronx & Queens opens
1939 Yanks host 7th All Star Game, McCarthy starts 6 Yanks, AL wins 3-1
1944 Bill Boggs, Phila, TV host/producer (Midday, Morton Downey Jr Show)
1944 NL beats AL 7-1 in 12th All Star Game (Pitts’ Forbes Field)
1950 NL beats AL 4-3 (14 inn) in 17th All Star Game (Comiskey Park Chic)
Ted Williams breaks his elbow; 1st extra inning All Star Game
1952 Gen Eisenhower nominated as Republican presidential candidate
1954 1st White Citizens Council organizes in Indianola, Miss
1955 Congress authorizes all US currency to say “In God We Trust”
1955 New USAF Academy dedicated at Lowry AFB in Colo with 300 cadets
1960 Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Upper Volta & Niger declare independence
1960 NL beats AL 5-3 in 28th All Star Game (Municipal Stadium, KC)
1962 1st transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I)
1962 Cosmonaut Micolaev set then record longest space flight – 4 days
1962 Fred Baldasare is 1st to swim English Channel underwater (scuba)
1967 Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition
1967 Longest All Star Game, NL beats AL 2-1 (15 inn) (Anaheim Stadium, Cal)
1969 David Bowie releases “Space Oddity”
1969 Rolling Stones release “Honky Tonk Woman”
1971 Phillies Deron Johnson 3 HRs caps his 4 in a row
1974 House Judiciary Committee releases evidence on Watergate inquiry
1974 World Football League plays 1st games
1975 L Chernykh discovers asteroid #2489 Suvorov
1977 Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev Martin Luther King Jr
1978 NL beats AL 7-3 in 49th All Star Game (San Diego Stadium)
1979 US Skylab enters atmosphere over Australia & disintegrates
1980 American hostage Richard I Queen freed by Iran
1981 Sebastian Coe of UK sets record for 1000 m, 2:12.18
1982 Italy beats West Germany 3-1 for soccer’s 12th World Cup in Madrid
1983 E Bowell discovers asteroid #3485 Barucci
1984 England’s MusicBox begins satellite transmission to Europe
1984 NL beats AL 3-1 in 55th All Star Game (Candlestick Park SF)
1985 Astros’ Nolan Ryan, 1st to strike out 4000 (Mets’ Danny Heep)
1985 Refurbished Columbia moves overland from Palmdale to Dryden
1986 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway runs 10,000 m in world record 30:13.74
1986 Maricica Puica of Romania runs 2,000 m in 5:28.69 (record for women)
1986 Mary Beth Whitehead christens surrogate Baby M, Sara
1987 Heart’s “Alone,” single goes #1 for 3 weeks
1988 Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor
1989 AL beats NL 5-3, (3rd of last 4 All Star Games) in California
1989 President Ronald Reagan sportscasts the All Star Game
1990 NYC police arrest “Dartman” (stabbed over 50 women with darts)
1991 Total solar eclipse is seen in Hawaii


Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given “day of the week”

Appleton Cheshire, England : Bawming the Thorn Day
Dahomey, Ivory Coast, Niger, Upper Volta : Independence Day (1960)
Mongolia : National Day (1921)
North Belgium : Flemish Day
South Africa : Family Day – – – – – ( Monday )
Swaziland : Reed Dance Day – – – – – ( Monday )

Religious Observances

Orthodox : Feast of St Olga, 1st Russian saint the Orthodox Church
RC : Commemoration of St Pius I, 10th pope (141-55), martyr
Ang, Luth, RC : Mem of St Benedict of Nursia, abbot of Monte Cassino

Religious History

1533 Clement VII excommunicated Henry VIII for divorcing Catherine of Aragon, andafterward marrying Anne Boleyn. Two years later, Henry broke with Rome and established theAnglican communion as the national religion of England.
1656 Ann Austin and Mary Fisher became the first Quakers to arrive in America Ä andwere promptly arrested. Five weeks later, they were deported back to England.
1952 American missionary and martyr Jim Elliot wrote in his journal: ‘Teach me, LordJesus,… not to be hungering for the “strange and peculiar” when the common, ordinary, andregular, rightly taken, will suffice to feed and satisfy the soul.’
1955 American Presbyterian missionary Francis Schaeffer observed in a letter: ‘No priceis too high to have a free conscience before God.’
1967 The Vatican reported that Albania had closed its last Roman Catholic church.(Albania is a tiny Balkan country with an area only the size of Maryland.


Starbucker says:

Happy Birthday HART! Nice research too – quite a formidable list of events and anniversaries. I’ll never look at July 11th the same way again! 🙂 All the best.

HART says:

Thanks Starbucker .. hope you enjoyed the music while you were here!

Chris Cree says:

Happy Birthday, Hart (a little late).

We share the day! I knew there was something I liked about you. You can see my post for some Historical Happenings on that day in history.


Chris Cree says:

You know there is a danger going right into the comments from your front page without reading the whole post. I didn’t realize you had all that historical stuff there. Kinda makes my little summary list look a little unimpressive. Oops! Early Morning Mistake.

HART says:

Thanks Chris .. welcome to the 7/Eleven Club! 😀 …

About that list, it is too long for the front page .. that’s the reason I “more’ed” it! But, I saw that I forgot a few facts – and yours was a little smaller, so I added them to your blog entry comments 🙂

Chris Cree says:

Unfortunatley there arnen’t any 7-Elevens here in Savannah so I couldn’t get my complimentary Slurpee. Sigh…

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