Monday, 16 August 2010

An Auspicious Day In History

Dear Readers,

On this day in history:

1777 The Americans defeated the British at the Battle of Bennington
1780 The British defeated the Americans at the battle of Camden

One win, one loss, for either side.

1958 Madonna is born
1977 Elvis dies

Again, one win and one loss, depending on one's tastes.

1888 T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) is born

Big win (Peter O'Toole thought so too)

And on this day in history, along with many others through the years, both high and low, Sir William the Aged entered this World, probably already talking (at least if you believe my Family!).

Yet to determine if this was a win, a loss or a draw, time will tell I'm sure.

At any rate, Thank You for checking in from time-to-time and for sharing my Birthday with me. I'll try and think of something a bit more interesting to post in the next few days.



Rampjaar said...

Congratulations!! Enjoy this day!

Fire at Will said...

Congratulations Bill

Bluebear Jeff said...

Bill, I wish you a very joyous day with a great many return engagements.

-- Jeff

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Hideously (fashionably??) late, but Happy Birthday anyway!!