Friday, 20 August 2010

On the 21st of August:

  • A town was founded.  In 1760 the church of  "Our Lady of Candlemas of Mayagüez (Puerto Rico)" was formed, establishing the basis for the founding of the city.
  • The British empire expanded. In 1770 James Cook claimed eastern Australia and named it New South Wales. 
  • Freedom is fought for. In 1831 Nat Turner led a rebellion to free blacks from slavery in America.
  • History is snatched! In 1911 the Mona Lisa is stolen by a Louvre employee! 
  • Royalty celebrates! King Mohammed VI of Morocco has his birthday. Happy Birthday Your Majesty! 
Oh and this year I will also clock another year after my day of birth...and what a time to think, reflect, mope and perhaps even celebrate? Yes it is my party, and I can cry if I want to! **winks** 

Please note: above info sourced from Wikipedia 

5 comments:

po said...

Waoohoo happy birthday! So many August bloggers!

At my local university you can do a three term certificate in art crime, ie studying famous art thefts. That is really the weirdest thing I have heard of, I wonder how it could be useful to know all that?

Antonio said...

wohoo! happy birthday. hope its a good one. with chocolates.

the writer said...

happy almost birthday my dearest and most favourite soul-sister!

u are the point of august 21st - everything else is just a footnote :)

Azra S. said...

Happy Happy Happy Birthday oh lovely one :). I know it’s late but better late then never eh... (I wasn't online for two whole days :P) Anyways, I hope that you had a wonderful day and that your years ahead are blessed in every way :D

Prixie said...

po: thank you! Many Aug bloggers? Hmm..maybe it has something to do with Leos loving attention! ;p ;p that course you mentioned sounds divine as something to study...for fun!

Antonio: Merci. Yes loads of chocolate was consumed impacting on the global cocoa supply :)

writer: aw...much to sweet as ALWAYS! Merci!

Azra: YES, better late than never! THANK YOU!