On September 18th...
14 – Tiberius is confirmed as Roman Emperor by the Roman Senate following the natural death of Augustus
324 – Constantine the Great decisively defeats Licinius in the Battle of Chrysopolis, establishing Constantine's sole control over the Roman Empire.
1180 – Philip Augustus becomes king of France.
1679 – New Hampshire becomes a county of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1809 – The Royal Opera House in London opens.
1851 – First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times.
1919 – The Netherlands gives women the right to vote.
1934 – The USSR is admitted to League of Nations.
1975 – Patty Hearst is arrested after a year on the FBI Most Wanted List.
1984 – Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic.
1998 – ICANN is formed.
2009 – The 72 year run of the soap opera The Guiding Light ends as its final episode is broadcast.
I share my birthday with a bio-aunt (she was 12 when I was born) and she got married on her birthday 8 years later. I was a flower-girl.
My bio-sister's birthday was yesterday. I had a step-cousin, whose birthday is tomorrow.
I started college on my 19th birthday.
The first day of our NYC trip 3 years ago was my birthday.
My Beloved got me the Rachael Ray pasta pot that I have been longing for FOREVER, and 'from the wee-lings' I got a giftcard for my favourite clothing store (where I will be buying my much longed for new bras!). I know that my Beloved has arranged for a sitter tonight, and that we're going out.
Happy Birthday to me!!!
Sleep Update - last night was better, but not spectacular. Master Pippin got laid down in his crib just before midnight... and Miss Ginny woke up. But she was able to settle fairly quickly. Over the next half hour I was in and out of the nursery a couple of times, just to re-settle Ginny. Pip was dead to the world. I woke up at about 3:15 to Ginny squawking. Got her settled again, and Pip was awake, so I fed him, and then he and I slept in the living room again until 6. I think once we get past the 3am feedings again, we might be in a pretty good place. I just feel bad that Ginny, who has always been a great sleeper, is having to be put through this.