106 Days Remaining

Elements (2005) and I (1977) share our birthday with (in order from oldest to youngest):

1. Drusilla (16), daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder
2. King Henry V of England (1387)
3. Jiajing (1507), Emperor of China
4. James C. Penney (1875), US department store founder
5. Allen Funt (1914), TV personality
6. Charles Byrd (1925), jazz musician
7. Robin Yount (1955), baseball player
8. Amy Poehler (1971), comedian

And many more.

On September 16, 1630, the Massachusetts village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston. On September 16, 1776, the Battle of Harlem Heights was fought. On September 16, 1810, Mexico declared its independence from Spain. On September 16, 1908, General Motors was founded. On September 16, 1956, Play-Doh was introduced to parents, children, carpets, and mouths everywhere. On September 16, 1981, Sugar Ray Leonard knocked out Thomas Hearns in the 14th round; I remember this clearly — my father had friends over to watch the fight. On September 16, 2005, at least ten people were killed in a bombing in Iraq...

September 16, 2005, was also declared "National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of Hurricane Katrina." George W. Bush did that.

In addition:

Pope Victor III died on September 16, 1087. King Louis XVIII died on September 16, 1824. And Marc Bolan died on the very day I was born.

September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). There are 106 days remaining.

John Atkinson's picture

Happy Birthday to both of you. You're both another year wiser. -- JA (traveling home from Denver with the rest of the Stereophile crew)

Monty's picture

Yeah, Happy 29th! The bloodiest battle of the Civil War was to start the following day, in 1862.

Christian's picture

Happy Birthday indeed. Hope it was a good one!

Jonathan's picture

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. ~Mark Twain

Stephen Mejias's picture

Thanks everyone. >Hope it was a good one!This one has been the best one.