Tuesday, August 9, 2011

9th August!

Hello All!! ^_^
Its 9th of August!! :D So? What so?! Don't you know what's 9th of August? Hey! its my birthday!! ^_^ 9th August!
So, today I would like to share some facts about 9th of August with you all!!

  • August 9 is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 144 days remaining until the end of the year.
  • 9th August, 48 BC – Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus – Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.
  • 9th August, 1173 – Construction of the campanile of the cathedral of Pisa (now known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa) begins; it will take two centuries to complete.
  • 9th August, 1696 – Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein born!
  • 9th August, 1810 – Napoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire.
  • 9th August, 1892 – Thomas Edison receives a patent for a two-way telegraph. (Exactly 100 years before my birth! LOL!)
  • 9th August, 1945 – World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. 39,000 people are killed outright. Awwww! That's so bad! :'(
  • 9th August, 1992 - MY BIRTHDAY!!! :D :D :D :D :D
  • 9th August is celebrated as National Day, the independence of Singapore from Malaysia in 1965.

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