My Birth­day Trivia

Northern Berks Patriot Item - - LOCAL NEWS - Ca­role Christ­man Koch Welcome To My World

I love trivia. I had never re­searched any­thing in par­tic­u­lar be­fore about my birth­date, Oct. 1, 1940, but my cu­rios­ity got the best of me.

First I checked the weather on Mid-West­ern Regional Cli­mate Cen­ter and found the weather in this area, on my birth­date, to be 63 de­grees, with no rain. Great day for me!

Dr. Smith, from Top­ton, was able to bring me in his lit­tle black satchel (As chil­dren, we were told Dr. Smith brought the baby in his satchel.) By the time I was born, I’m sure Dr. Smith had a car, but I was told on some win­try days, when he couldn’t get there with his horse and buggy, Pop had to de­liver the baby.

Ac­cord­ing to My Birth­day Ninja, I was able to find out var­i­ous things about this date.

Oc­to­ber 1, 1940 was a Tues­day and it was the 275th day of the year. I will be able to re­use my old 1940 calendar in 2024, as they’ll be the same. I’ll only have 7 years to wait to hang my old 1940 vin­tage calendar up on the wall.

My Zo­di­acn sign is Libra and my birth­stone is Opal. My mother-in-law gave me her opal teardrop neck­lace. Pre­vi­ously, my hus­band had given me an opal tear-drop ring.

My birth­day num­bers com­bined, re­veal my Life Path num­ber is 7, which rep­re­sents anal­y­sis, aware­ness, and un­der­stand­ing. I am a searcher and seeker of truth. I must say, I have al­ways con­sid­ered #7 to be my lucky num­ber.

Fur­ther­more, as of April 17, 2017 (The day I wrote this article.) I have 166 days left un­til my next birth­day when I’ll be 77. There were 27,958 days from the day I was born to this day.

And there were 947 full moons from when I was born to this day.

Here are a few of the peo­ple, in the past, that I share Oct. 1 with: 208 Alexan­der Severus, Ro­man Em­peror; 1207 Henry III, King of Eng­land, at 9 years of age; 1808 Mary Ann Custis, wife of Robert E. Lee; 1832 Caro­line Har­ri­son, 24th First Lay of U.S.; 1910 Bon­nie Parker with hus­band, Clyde, fa­mous out­laws 1930s; 1935 Julie An­drews, singer and ac­tress.

An in­ter­est­ing aside about Bon­nie Parker was that she loved writ­ing songs and po­etry. Here are some of her words, “Some say they’ll go down to­gether, And they’ll bury them side by side, To a few, it’ll be grief. To the last a re­lief. But it’s death for Bon­nie and Clyde.”

A few events of the past that coincide with Oct. 1: 1883 Thomas Edi­son opened up the first elec­tric lamp fac­tory (now a National His­toric Place) in Brock­ton, Mass.; 1883 Ford Mo­tor Co. placed Ford Model T on the market at $825; 1957 Pres­i­dent Dwight D. Eisen­hower ap­proved “In God We Trust” to be placed on pa­per cur­rency.

A few events that coincide with Oct. 1, 1940: Al­bert Eisnstein was born In Ger­many in 1879, won 1921 No­bel Prize in Physics, and be­came a U.S. cit­i­zen in 1940, but still kept his Swiss cit­i­zen­ship. An iconic photo, taken by Claude P. Det­t­loff, ‘Wait for me Daddy.’ The Penn­syl­va­nia Turn­pike opened, stretch­ing 160 miles from Carlisle to Ir­win. A to­tal so­lar eclipse oc­curred, where the moon moved in front of the sun, leav­ing the outer edge of the sun vis­i­ble as a ‘ring of fire’ but it was not vis­i­ble in Berks County.

What hap­pened on your birth­date?

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