Welcome to the 2012 Birthday Thread! [image=http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e272/mavjade/bday-cake.jpg] This is the place where we celebrate everyone's birthday, so come on in and grab a slice of cake and wish your fellow fanficer's a Happy Birthday! If you would like to add your name to the birthday list, please send a PM to one of the Fanfic Mods and we will add you! January The Traditional Birthstone of January is garnet. The Modern birthstone is also a garnet. By her who in this month (January) is born No gem save garnets should be worn; They will ensure her constancy, True friendship, and fidelity. 12th- JediMara77 - Shares a birthday with the "Amazing" Kreskin, John Hanckock Kirstie Alley, Rob Zombie and Oliver Platt. On this date: In 49 BC - Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River signaling a war between Rome and Gaul. and in 1966 - "Batman" debuted on ABC-TV. 16th- TrakNar - Share a birthday with Dizzy Dean, John Carpenter and Aaliyah. On this date in 1547 - Ivan the Terrible was crowned Czar of Russia, in 1964 - "Hello Dolly!" opened at the St. James Theatre in New York City and in 2009 - The iTunes Music Store reached 500 million applications downloaded 21st- FelsGoddess - Shares a birthday with Stonewall Jackson, Christian Dior, Benny Hill and Geena Davis. On this date in 1865 - An oil well was drilled by torpedoes for the first time, in 1927 - The first opera broadcast over a national radio network was presented in Chicago, IL. The opera was "Faust". 24th- Katana_Sundancer, Takianna - Share a birthday with Neil Diamond, John Belushi and Mary Lou Retton. On this date in 1848 - James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter's Mill in northern California. The discovery led to the gold rush of '49 and in 1986 - The Voyager 2 space probe flew past Uranus. The probe came within 50,679 miles of the seventh planet of the solar system. Happy belated birthday to you all! Today: 26th- ginchy - Shares a birthday with Eddie Van Halen, Ellen DeGeneres and Wayne Gretzky. On this date in 1837 - Michigan became the 26th state to join the United States, in 1861 - In the U.S., Louisiana seceded from the Union, in 1870 - The state of Virgina rejoined the Union and in 1934 - The Apollo Theatre opened in New York City. Happy birthday, ginchy!