Tuesday, July 10, 2007

My Birthday

...is not for several months, yet. But The Wife has "tagged" me with this birthday thing, so I'm complying by providing info here. But I'm not tagging others, because, frankly, I don't know any other bloggers personally, beyond The Wife and Her Sister.

Two memorable events taking place on October 10:
680 - Battle of Karbala: Shia Imam Husayn bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, was decapitated by forces under Caliph Yazid I. This is commemorated by Shi'a Muslims as Aashurah.
1966 - Simon and Garfunkel release the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme.

And three birthdays, besides mine:
1930 - Harold Pinter, English playwright, Nobel laureate
1946 - Ben Vereen, American actor
1963 - Daniel Pearl, American journalist (d. 2002)

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