Welcome to the 2011 Fan Fic Forum Birthday Thread! [image=http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/jadedskies/birthday_gifs/birthdaycake.gif] If you would like your birthday to be included, please post it in this thread. (It is a new list, so post your birthday in that thread even if you have participated previously.) We?re a little late getting started this year, and here are the folks who have celebrated so far: JANUARY [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/53/GarnetCrystalUSGOV.jpg/647px-GarnetCrystalUSGOV.jpg] Birthstone is Garnet 12 JediMara77 - Shares a birthday with Wayne Wang and Kirstie Alley. On this day in 1932, Hattie Caraway, a Democrat from Arkansas, was the first female elected to the U.S. Senate; and in 1966, the TV series Batman made its debut. 21 FelsGoddess - Shares a birthday with Christian Dior, Jack Nicklaus, and Geena Davis. On this day in 1789, William Hill Brown's The Power of Sympathy, considered the first American novel, was published; and in 1987, Aretha Franklin was the first woman to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 24 Katana_Sundancer and Takianna - They share a birthday with Neil Diamond, Nastassja Kinski, and Mary Lou Retton. On this day in 1908, The Boy Scouts organization was founded in Great Britain; and in 1984, Apple unveiled its Macintosh personal computer in stores. FEBRUARY [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e2/Amethyst._Magaliesburg%2C_South_Africa.jpg/300px-Amethyst._Magaliesburg%2C_South_Africa.jpg] Birthstone is Amethyst 13 bek - Shares a birthday with Stockard Channing and Jerry Springer. On this day in 1635, the oldest public school in the U.S. -- Boston Latin School -- was founded; and in 2000, Charles Schulz's final "Peanuts" comic strip ran in Sunday newspapers. 28 mastermeg_0228 - Shares a birthday with Gilbert Gottfried and John Turturro. On this day in 1912, the first parachute jump out of a plane was performed, from a height of about 1,000 feet, over Missouri; and in 1940, the first TV broadcast of a basketball game was Fordham University vs. the University of Pittsburgh. Happy Birthday to all!