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30 April 2009

Thursday Thirteen ~ 30th of April

313 – Roman emperor Licinius unifies the entire
Eastern Roman Empire under his rule.

1492 – Spain gives Christopher Columbus his
commission of exploration.

1789 – On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in
New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office
to become the first elected President of the United States.

1803 – Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases
the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more
than doubling the size of the young nation.

1900 – Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States

1909 - Scandinavia creates holiday celebrating arrival of Spring.

1925 – Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Company for $146 million plus $50 million for charity.

1927 – Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become
the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

1947 – In Nevada, the Boulder Dam is renamed
Hoover Dam a second time.

1933 – Willie Nelson, American musical icon was born.

1957 - Elvis recorded "Jailhouse Rock."

1993 – CERN announces World Wide Web
protocols will be free.

and…in 1959… a day that will live in history….

The Teamster was born.
Happy Five-O.


Sandee said...

I'm sure The Teamster realizes the importance of the history behind him. Very well done.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Jeff B said...

On my way to go wish him well.

Mimi Lenox said...

Happy Happy birthday to The Teamster. Entering this decade is "interesting".......I hope he's OK with it and not having a nervous breakdown (like I did). Bwaahahhhaa....

The CEO said...

Happy Birthday to the Teamster!!
Sharing a birthday with the Louisiana Purchase and Hawaii, you're in the rarified air. Here's to many, many more happy, healthy ones too!

Mel said...

What a wonderful 13--and what an honour to be included in the list.

Happy Birthday to himself!
And well done, you!

The Teamster said...

thanks everyone for the wishes and a great post katherine. I didn't know so many important things (besides my birth) all happened on such a great day....

Desert Songbird said...

An auspicious day throughout history.

Travis said...

A momentous date indeed! Happy 50th to Teamster!

Bond said...

He ranks way high on that list of 4/30 happenings!

Diesel said...

Happy belated, dude.

Katherine, I've tagged you for my retarded meme. No, seriously, it's a retarded meme.

Latharia said...

Happy (Belated) Birthday! :D

I, Like The View said...

sorry I'm late to this, but hope he's having a brilliant time and that his 50-day was a good one