- 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