Did you know, that on this day in 1939, Orson Welles first broadcasted his radio play 'The War of the Worlds' causing nationwide panic in the United States?
And in 1944, Ann Frank was deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
On October 30th in 1960, Michael Woodruff performed the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom, at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
In 1945, Henry Winkler, otherwise known as 'The Fonzie' from the television show 'The Happy Days' was born.
In 1971, my parents tied the marital knot and became man and wife.
And on this day in 1973, at approximately four o'clock in the morning, I entered this world.
Happy Anniversary mum and dad! Happy Birthday to me!
I've been a lucky girl today and had lots of nice cards, birthday texts and great presents. I have even received a Happy Birthday email from the George Michael fan club.
This evening was the traditional family birthday/anniversary tea. Which meant my relations came to the house bearing gifts, and we all ate far too much cake. It was considerably noisy at one point, due to four children all under the age of four, hopping, running, screaming, crying and pretending they were Harry Potter.
Peace has once again descended on the house. My relations have left the building, and I am admiring my birthday flowers and chocolates. And my mother has just pointed out that I have baby sick on my top. Time to remove the offending item and put my new pyjamas on. The ones with pictures of little pieces of chocolate all over them.
Ever get the feeling that I like chocolate?!
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