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Topic: Nothing happened on 04/16/1955

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Subject: Nothing happened on 04/16/1955
Date Posted: 3/16/2011 8:55 PM ET
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I have checked all the websites and I am stumped.  Nothing important has ever happened on april 16,1955.  How can that be?  I was born on that day in history but I haven't released my memoirs - too many of my former lovers and family are still alive!

Help a historical fiction challenged girl out.     any suggestions?

Date Posted: 3/16/2011 9:42 PM ET
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Count back 9 months and know your Mom found a twinkle in your Dads eye. LOL  

It just has to have taken place on the date not the year,  I found this on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_16

Date Posted: 3/17/2011 7:53 AM ET
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Odysseus returned home from the Trojan War on April 16th?  I love it.   Oohh, or the Battle of Culloden!  

 Yes, drop your birth year.  You should be doing that anyway...I was born in 1956 and I've been telling people I'm 39 for several years now. cheeky

But seriously, you can also look for someone who shares your birthdate, or who died on your birthdate.  

Date Posted: 3/17/2011 9:01 AM ET
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Count back 9 months and know your Mom found a twinkle in your Dads eye.

cheeky

I almost just fell off my chair!!! LOL!

Date Posted: 3/17/2011 2:41 PM ET
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Tee hee.

Oh my goodness,  the Battle of Culloden. You have a gold mine there. 

Date Posted: 3/24/2011 9:06 PM ET
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How slow can I be!  I never went to the date without the year.  DUHHHHH!  

Thanks so much.

Date Posted: 3/24/2011 9:19 PM ET
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1746 – The Battle of Culloden is fought between the French-supported Jacobites and the British Hanoverian forces commanded by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland.

1881 – In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle

1912Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel.

1917Lenin returns to Petrograd from exile in Switzerland.

1943 – Dr. Albert Hofmann discovers the psychedelic effects of LSD

1990 – The "Doctor of Death", Jack Kevorkian, participates in his first assisted suicide.