Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Abie Baby [And Charles too]

When I prepared the list of people born 100 years ago in 1909, I didn't think about who was born 200 years ago this year. Well I just noticed what has to be the most famous person born in 1809 - Abraham Lincoln. And while it's getting a little late to celebrate his birthday here in Thailand, there's plenty of time in the Western Hemisphere. So click the yellow arrow:

Remix Default-tiny Happy Birthday Abie Baby by AKRaven

Audio from the Theatre Artists United's production of Hair October 2007 at Out North Theater Anchorage.

And yes, I'm back from Bangkok, just barely with lots to post.

[Update: Friday, Feb. 13, 8:30am Thai time] WOW. Ropi points out that Charles Darwin was also born in 1809 and he is clearly one of those rare people who would challenge Abe Lincoln in term so importance to the world. Not only were they both born in 1809, apparently they were both born on the same day!! February 12. Now that was one remarkable day. And on that day, no one knew how important it would be. Thanks for the heads up Ropi.]

1 comment:

  1. Charles Darwin may be more popular than Lincoln. Darwin's theories are opposed by many religions and his theories had larger effects than Lincoln. He indeed abolished slavery but so many had done the same before.


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