8/02/2007

August Second...

Well, it's the 214th day of the year. Only 151 more to go! Lot's of cool shit happened on this day in history:
  • 1776 - Delegates to the Continental Congress begin signing the United States Declaration of Independence.
  • 1790 - The first US Census is conducted.
  • 1931 - Einstein urges all scientists to refuse military work.
  • 1937 - The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed in America, essentially rendering marijuana and all its by-products illegal.
  • 1939 - Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd write a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt urging him to begin the Manhattan project to develop a nuclear weapon.
  • 1964 - Vietnam War: Gulf of Tonkin Incident - North Vietnamese gunboats allegedly fires on U.S. destroyers, USS Maddox and the USS Turner Joy.
  • 1990 - Gulf War: Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to conflict with coalition forces.
Born this day:
  • 1924 - Carroll O'Connor (Archie Bunker)
  • 1932 - Peter O'Toole (Lawrence Of Arabia)
  • 1939 - Wes Craven (Filmmaker)
  • 1953 - Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster)
  • 1964 - Mary-Louise Parker (Nancy Botwin of "Weeds")
  • 1970 - Kevin Smith (Guy who made "Clerks")
  • 1972 - Some Guy
(This post is part of a tag by Teri from a while back that I've been saving until now.)

22 comments:

gizmorox said...

Hooray! Happy Birthday!

Splotchy said...

Happy Birthday!

And while I'm at it, happy birthday to Butch Patrick!

Flannery Alden said...

Happy Birthday!

I hope you have a grand time at Chuck E. Cheese today!

Frank Sirmarco said...

Happy Birthday!

Getting old is fun.

Jen said...

Happy B-Day Chris

Phil said...

Happy Birthday! Are we meeting at Enchanted Castle later?

Cooper said...

Happy birthday, Chris. Does this mean you're going to change your avatar to your 6th grade photo?

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Some monkey thinks you are one lucky dude to share a birthday with Mary Louise Parker. Happy Birthiday dude from a fellow but now transplanted Michigander!

RandyLuvsPaiste said...

Shouldn't Chris' birthday be a national holiday?

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Chris!

Dick Small said...

Happy birthday, Chris!

Skylers Dad said...

Happy Birthday Chris!

Dave said...

Wow. My birthday is August 1st.

Grant Miller said...

I've got a big hug waiting for you next time I see you!

Sans Pantaloons said...

Happy Birthday Chris!

Teri said...

Happy Birthday, Chris.

there were some cool folks born on your day.

Johnny Yen said...

Happy Birthday!


1931 - Einstein urges all scientists to refuse military work.

1939 - Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd write a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt urging him to begin the Manhattan project to develop a nuclear weapon.


Einstein seemed a little conflicted there, didn't he?

mixednut said...

Happy B-Day Chris! Hope it was rockin'.

Writeprocrastinator said...

Jeez, Kevin Smith and Chris, two birthday boys that could make you laugh at things that are sooooo wrong.

Happiest of Belated Birthdays!

The Boob Lady said...

Happy Belated Birthday Chris!!!

xx

Elizabeth said...

Happy belated birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day.

Valerie said...

Happy Belated Birthday. Sounds like you had a great one.

I'm starting a new trend it's called Happy Birthmonth...I hope all of August is awesome for you. The rest of the year will be crap, but August will truly rock.