April 11, 2006

...Contact, it's the answer, it's the reason, that everything happens...

3, 2, 1

Go to Wikipedia and look up your birth day (excluding the year). List three events, two births and one death, including the year.

On November 10:
1766 - The last Colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen's College (later renamed Rutgers University).

1871 - Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika saying "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"

1938 - Kate Smith, on her weekly radio show, sings Irving Berlin's God Bless America for the first time.

1483 - Martin Luther, German protestant reformer (d. 1546)

1775 -The Continental Congress passes a resolution creating the Continental Marines (later renamed the United States Marine Corps) to serve as landing troops for the recently created Continental Navy.
Ok, that was technically not a birth, so how about my favorite movie helicopter pilot? (bonus points if you know the movie...)

1932 - Roy Scheider, American actor

1982 - Leonid Brezhnev, ruler of the Soviet Union (b. 1906)

seen everywhere, first here

Oh, and more bonus points if you know what the title of this post means

Posted by caltechgirl at April 11, 2006 10:18 PM | TrackBack

..."Contact, let's make contact..."

Posted by: Sharon at April 11, 2006 10:39 PM

321 Contact- A children's show in the 80's about science stuff. I think the rest of the title has something to do with it's theme song..

Posted by: Rave at April 12, 2006 06:46 AM

Those are indeed lyrics to the theme song. As is Sharon's comment!

Posted by: caltechgirl at April 12, 2006 09:21 AM

And the movie is Blue Thunder.

Posted by: Dick (No, really!) at April 17, 2006 09:31 AM

By the way, The Marine Corps birthday is second in importance only to one other - my son's :-)

Posted by: Dick (No, really!) at April 17, 2006 11:30 AM