A birthday cake in Italy. Not at all calorically deadly......
On July 29th, the 210th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar with 155 remaining, I was born to Nancy Mae McCrillis, nee, Dahlquist, and Walter Clifton McCrillis around 3 am. (Been an early riser every since!)
Apart from my appearance on earth that day in the year 1956 (quick, do the math!:-), there are many other significant historical,
(and a couple fictional )
events, such as.....
2013 - Cannes, France - Nearly nearly 103 million euros in diamonds and other jewels were stolen from the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel diamond show.
(what a birthday present that would've been!)
1995 - Monica Seles beat Martina Naratilova in her return to tennis
1991 - Yankee Stadium fans throw cups and blowup dolls at Jose Canseco....boooo!
Carlos Quintana, autographed baseball card, 1990
26 years later and 1204 miles southwest from Lansing, Reese Adams takes on her most baffling missing person in Twister, third book in my Games People Play series set in Denver, Colorado. To be released late 2014, I hope!
1981 - Prince Charles of England weds Lady Diane Spencer at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. It was estimated that nearly four billion people in seventy-four countries tuned in to watch the wedding on television. Watching it with my cat, Nina, a bottle of wine, cheese and crackers, was my birthday to myself that year. Nina enjoyed my birthday meal as much as I did!
1950 - Disney's adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island is released
Peter Jennings, the sole anchor for ABC's World News Tonight between 1983 and 2005, was born in Toronto, Canada.
1858 - The Harris Treaty, first commercial treaty between U.S. and Japan, is signed
1655 - Biggest townhall in the world opens in Amsterdam
View from Stirling Castle of the William Wallace monument
362 - Emperor Julianus of Constantinople ends education laws
(Why? you may ask. Because good 'ole Jules rejected Christianity and embraced Paganism, earning him the nickname, Julianus the Apostate. Goodbye, Christians, Hello, Pagans. Teachers of the Christian faith weren't allowed to teach.) And we think we have problems with our education system!
1468 years later, Colonel Ross Rayne would meet Gianna LeBon, the most pig-headed woman in all of southeast England in Almost Denied, fifth book in my Almost series. To be released very soon...!