Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Hell no!

I am sorry for the miscommunication. I don't intend to stop blogging at the moment. If I do, it will be because I am bored of it, not because it I the words deserted me. I am too thick-skinned for that. Plus, I think I am not done with everything I had to say. All I wanted to convey was that one of my motivational factors to continue writing is the constant presence of 'friends' (I know some of my fellow bloggers well enough to call them that) on my blog. Your concerns in the previous post just emphasised that point.

Moving away from that subject matter. Here are some uninteresting facts about what happened on July 19th over the years

1553: Fifteen-year-old Lady Jane Grey is deposed after a nine-day reign as queen of England. She is executed for treason the following year.

1799: French troops in Egypt discover the Rosetta Stone, a basalt slab inscribed with three ancient languages that allows researchers over 20 years later to translate the heiroglyphics of ancient Egypt.

1848: In Seneca Falls, New York, women's rights advocates Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton open the Seneca Falls Convention, which demands full citizenship rights for women.

1870: France declares war on Prussia to begin the Franco-Prussian War, which will result in the unification of Germany and the end of the reign of French emperor Napoleon III.

(Parth's own contribution: No Ashes test match was played on this day in the entire 20th century)

Born on This Day
Herbert Marcuse, philosopher (1898)
Rosalyn Yalow, medical physicist (1921)
George McGovern, politician (1922)
Samuel Colt, gun inventor and manufacturer (1814)
Lizzie Borden, accused murderer (1860)
Ilie Nastase, tennis player (1946)
Parth Pandya, boy blunder (1970 something: edited as per Sagar's comment)

12 comments:

phucker said...

Happy Birthday Parth! Ha! You're older than me! Now I feel a little better about my age :-p x10

Parth said...

Tarun, when you will be 78 and I will be 80, I get a feeling that the age difference will cease to matter :-)

ragini said...

Happy Birthday !!!! :) Have a great year !!!

Meenal Mehta said...

have fun on your bday parth.

best wishes

aparna said...

happy b'day parth! :-)

sagar said...

It is suggested that you should not disclose your complete birthdate on a public forum.

sd said...

Hey Happy B'day Buddy! Wishing a gr8 year ahead.

Sarita said...

hey happy budday ...so you did get your share of kicks, eggs and cakes , I presume ;-)

Parth said...

Cakes yes, eggs and kicks, thankfully no :-)

. shradha said...

hey ... found ur blog via aarti's

interestin way to express thots on ur b'day ... have a wonderful day !!

30in2005 said...

Happy Birthday fellow cancerian!!!

Hope you had a good one. Age is like a good wine, better as you grow older (my line to convince myself!)

I had a brilliant birthday, thanks for the wishes.

Miss J said...

Belated Happy Birthday!! Sorry I missed it, hope you had a fun day...