Tuesday, February 27, 2007

This day in history....

Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born on February 27, 1807, in Portland, Maine. During his lifetime, Longfellow's poetry enjoyed extraordinary popularity at home and abroad....love his poetry!!

1879: Two American chemists announce the discovery of saccharin
1933: German parliament building (Reichstag) destroyed by fire
1948: The Communist Party takes control in Czechoslovakia
1991: An allied ceasefire in the Gulf War begins, Iraqi forces withdraw from Kuwait.

1902: John Steinbeck, American writer
1930: Joanne Woodward, British actress

And of course my absolute fave!!! Elizabeth Taylor!!! ...we are 40 years apart today!Love her!!....twins...seperated at birth. sigh, I know. It's hard to believe..lol !!

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born in London, England, on February 27, 1932.
She has lived a life far more exciting and dramatic than any movie she's ever appeared in and probably most any other movie you could name. She's known internationally for her beauty, especially for those violet eyes, with which she captured audiences early on in her youth and has kept the world hooked on ever since. She's won the Oscar twice and she's earned her place in and out of the sun.


Kate said...

Happy Birthday to you, I know your out tonight, but when you check this , you will see many happy returns to on this day!! Hope you had a great evening out! Send me a oiece of cake!!

Kate said...

thats what I said....piece, a piece of cake!!!

Leish said...

Happy birthday to my favorite sister!!!

LZ Blogger said...

Cool that you have the same birthday's, but as for that fame & fortune stuff... I'd rather be healthy and happy than Famous. (Sounds like you have one-up on Liz to me)! ~ jb///

LZ Blogger said...

Oh I almost forgot! HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY to YOU!!!! ~ jb///

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday Miss Renae!~~ I've just found your blog via Doug and was delighted to find such a beautiful wholesome read. You are a delightful young lady and a refreshing breath of air in this sometimes 'risque' blog world. Keep up the good work.