December 27, 2008

December 27 - Happy Birthday!

Famous people with your birthday
* Johannes Kepler, astronomer
* Louis Pasteur, scientist
* Marlene Dietrich, actress and singer
* Salman Khan, actor
* Theresa Randle, actress

This day in history
* 1831 - Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate the theory of evolution.
* 1845 - Ether anesthetic is used for childbirth for the first time by Dr. Crawford Williamson Long in Jefferson, Georgia.
* 1932 - The Radio City Music Hall in New York City opens.
* 1945 - The World Bank was created with the signing of an agreement by 28 nations.
* 1949 - Indonesian National Revolution. The Netherlands officially recognizes Indonesian independence.

Holidays and interesting facts
* St. Stephen's Day among Orthodox Churches

Make the day meaningful (Brought to you by So what can I do?)
* Support science-based development initiatives