Happy Birthday To Me!

May 24 is the 144th day of the year (the 145th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar and there are 221 days remaining until the end of the year.

Tons of events have happened on this day. Here are 2 that I find interesting enough to include in this post.

1607 – Jamestown, the first permanent English colony in North America, is founded.

1883 – The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction.

Here are some notable births that happened on this day.

1819 – Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (d. 1901)
Queen Victoria is my 14th cousin four times removed.

1879 – H. B. Reese, American candy maker, created Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (d. 1956)
H.B. (Harry Burnett) is my 18th cousin once removed.

1938 – Tommy Chong, Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1941 – Bob Dylan, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, artist, writer, and producer; Nobel Prize laureate

1944 – Patti LaBelle, American singer-songwriter and actress

1945 – Priscilla Presley, American actress and businesswoman
Priscilla is my 22nd cousin twice removed.

1967 – Eric Close, American actor (He played Martin on Without A Trace)

1967 – Heavy D, Jamaican-American rapper, producer, and actor (d. 2011)

1970 Tommy Page, American pop singer (“I’ll Be Your Everything“), born in Glenridge, New Jersey (d. 2017)

1975 – Will Sasso, Canadian actor and comedian

1978 – Bryan Greenberg, American actor and musician (played Jake on One Tree Hill)
I don’t know if Bryan and I are cousins, but I do know that his mom and my mom went to high school together.

1979 – ME!

1984 – Sarah Hagan, American actress (She played Amanda on the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.)

Reference links:
Most events and births came from Wiki though a few were from my knowledge.
Relationships were figured out using geni.com.