May 23

1618 –2nd Defenestration of Prague; beginning of 30 Years War. Four Catholic Lords Regents thrown out of window

1701 – After being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore, Captain William Kidd is hanged in London.

1813 – South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador (“The Liberator”)

1867 – Jesse James-gang rob bank in Richmond Missouri (2 die, $4,000 taken)

1873 – Canada’s North West Mounted Police Force forms

1883 – Baseball game between one-armed & one-legged players

1903 – 1st automobile trip across US from SF to NY, ended April 1

1922 – “Abie’s Irish Rose” 1st of over 2,500 performances

1939 – Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland

1945 – German island of Helgoland in North Sea surrenders to British

1953 – WHIZ TV channel 18 in Zanesville, OH (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting


1954 – Terry Donna Adolf born at St, Mary’s Hospital in New Westminster

2004 – St. Mary’s Hospital closes and torn down

Under "Deconstruction"

Under “Deconstruction”

Okay so maybe the last historical event has been loosely interpreted, but you get the idea. Now the question, is are the last two events related? Are all of these events connected? Are any of these events connected? Who will ever know? Who cares? There is one thing for sure, though.

Thanks to Ernie and Adeline, we can all wish
Terry a Happy 59th Birthday

Terry at 58 years, 50 weeks, 6 Days


13 thoughts on “May 23

  1. Peter Therrien

    I have no idea what the ….. Geoff was on when he wrote the blpg, but


  2. lois marsden

    Happy birthday…the next ten years go fast and the body slows a bit …so enjoy the experiences of today .

  3. wendy wilson

    Happy Birthday Terry!! 50 is a big one. May the next 50 be just as great as the first half. (Incidently, you look younger that 50)
    Cheers, Wendy and Russ Geoff, some of those other dates are quite interesting.

  4. Ken Haycock

    Well, happy birthday, but if they don’t end in a 5 or a 0 they hardly count anymore!

  5. Shelley

    Happy Birthday, Terry, It is May 22 evening here. I wish you a wonderful time and it appears that that is what you are having! looking forward to seeing you at book club in August.

  6. Mal and Karen

    Happy Bithday Terry, -I know for you I seem a day late, but for me I am right on time. Hope you have/had a good one

    All the best

  7. Elena Baboi

    Happy birthday, Terry! You look good–younger than ever! I’m following your blog and have lots of fun reading it!


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