Wednesday, December 23, 2015

On The Day You Were Born

Hi Brendan!

So yes - you are nearing your two month birthday BUT better late than never! Here are some things that were happening on the day you were born!

Top Songs on Billboard Top 40:
1. R. City (with Adan Levine) - Locked Away
2. The Weeknd - The Hills
3. Justin Bieber - What do you mean?
4. Taylor Swift - Wildest Dreams 
5. Selena Gomez - Good for You
6. Shawn Mendes - Stitches
7. Ed Sheeran - Photograph
8. The Weeknd - Can't Feel my Face
9. Major Lzaer - Lean On
10. Demi Lovato - Cool for the Summer 

Who was in Office: President Barack Obama/ Vice President: Joe Biden

Movies in Theaters in October 2015:

Bridge of Spies, Goosebumps, The Walk, Martian

News Headlines from Around The World:

1. South Carolina cop tosses desk-bound student to floor 
2. Deadly Heat Is Forecast in Persian Gulf by 2100
3. Titanic's last surviving cracker sells for $23,000

Chinese Year of the Sheep:

The Chinese commonly regard sheep as an auspicious animal, and the Year of the Sheep, therefore, heralds a year of promise and prosperity.Individuals born in this zodiac year have been supposed to share certain characteristics with other individuals also born in years of the same animal sign.  In Chinese astrology Goats are described as peace-loving and "kind" and "popular". With the addition of the wood element, the Goat characteristic is thought to love peace and to be helpful and trusting, but yet also to be "clinging" and of a nature resistant to change.

What else happened this day in history?312 - Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross.

1775 - US Navy forms as the Continental Navy
1954 - Walt Disney's 1st TV show, "Disneyland", premieres on ABC
1969 - Ralph Nader sets up a consumer organization knowns as Nader's Raiders
2015 - American soccer star Abby Wambach announces her retirement

Other Birthdays:
1858 – Theodore Roosevelt, American colonel and politician, 26th President of the United StatesNobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)
1932 – Sylvia Plath, American poet and author (d. 1963)