Many things have happened on this day (thanks to the ever reliable Wikipedia for these events):
*1521 - Tenochtitlan, now known as Mexico City, falls to the conquistador Hernan Cortes.
*1792 - King Louis XVI of France is arrested and declared an enemy of the people.
*1913 - Stainless Steel is first produced in the UK.
*1918 - Women enrol in the US Marine Corps for the first time.
*1946 - Writer H.G. Wells dies.
*1961 - East Germany closes the border between east and west Berlin to stop people fleeing to the west.
*1969 - A ticker tape parade is held in honour of the astronauts from Apollo 11.
But without a doubt, my favourite August 13 in history is the one that occurred in 1988. Because that's when one of my favourite people was born.
Alyce, happy birthday!
Alyce is my sister and one of my closest friends.
I was her maid of honour.
She was my matron of honour.
We have a lot of thing in common, such as a love for Josh Groban and the ability to produce cute offspring! :P We even, unintentionally, had the same top while pregnant (although a few years apart)!
The one thing we don't have in common is crafting abilities... I have next to none, while Alyce makes incredible quilts. She made a pram quilt for Ariella as well as a cot quilt, both of which we love.
|Ariella's cot quilt, photo taken by Alyce.|
And she's got fabric to make a quilt for Baby #2 also. You can see all of her wonderful creations as Blossom Heart Quilts.
Alyce, I love you. I hope you have a wonderful day today and that the Tokyo August weather isn't too disgusting for you!