On this day in history…
King Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda.
L’Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, receives its première performance.
In Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the principle of judicial review.
The first Swaminarayan temple in the world, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad, is inaugurated.
Arizona is organized as a United States territory.
China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty.
An order-in-council passed under the Defence of Canada Regulations of the War Measures Act gives the Canadian federal government the power to intern all “persons of Japanese racial origin”.
Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive is halted; South Vietnam recaptures Hué.
The All India Forward Bloc holds an emergency central committee meeting after its chairman, Hemantha Kumar Bose, is killed three days earlier. P.K. Mookiah Thevar is appointed as the new chairman.
Tyrone Mitchell perpetrates the 49th Street Elementary School shooting in Los Angeles, killing two children and injuring 12 more.
…and I was born. Yep, I’ve made my way around the Sun one more time. I don’t have any plans, my birthday has been a horrible day in the past. The ex would always pick a fight on my birthday, everyone forgot my 40th and my 16th was NOT sweet.
It’s not a big deal anyway. After 16 when you can drive, 18 when you can vote (PLEASE VOTE!!) and you’re an ‘adult’, then 21 when you can buy alcohol and go to bars, the rest of the birthday milestones are just a reason for people to tease you about getting ‘old’.
Both of my daughters asked me what I wanted for my birthday. I told them ‘peace and quiet’… yeah, we had a good laugh at that one.
If you’d like to celebrate today, I found a list of holidays that happen on February 24th:
Forget Me Not Day
International Pancake Day
National Cupcake Day (Canada)
National Dance Day
National Tortilla Chip Day
National Trading Card Day
Play More Cards Day – (Last Monday in February)
World Bartender Day
A pretty good group of holidays IMO. I’m gonna go eat some pancakes, then dance. Maybe I’ll stop by a Mexican restaurant and ask the bartender for a daiquiri and eat some tortilla chips. Then before bed, I’ll have a cupcake.
Or maybe it will just be a regular, average Monday.
(featured image is Younger Daughter’s, used with permission)