It’s amazing what you can find on Wikipedia.
1328 years ago, Yuknoom Yich’aak K’ahk’ was crowned king of the Maya city of Calakmul. 149 years ago the first successful pony express service was run. 129 years ago, the internal combustion engine was patented. 81 years ago, the first flight over Everest was made.
Leslie Howard was born 121 years ago today, as was the American general Robert Sink (he’s referenced in Band of Brothers) 109 years ago. Doris Day would be celebrating her 92nd birthday with Marlon Brando (90) if he were alive, and they could share some cake with Tony Benn (89) if he were still with us. Alec Bladwin, Leslie Sharp and Eddie Murphy would also be at the party, too.
But the special guests this year would definitely be Nigel Farage, and me. Born on the same day in the same year, but definitely not in the same place, I’m already feeling a bond!
Happy birthday y’all!