Monday, September 01, 2008

29

二 十 九
er shi jiu

dua puluh sembilan (bahasa looks so weird to me now)

ni juu ku (jap)

seu mul ahop (korean)

song sib kaz (thai)

vingt-neuf (french)

veintinueve (spanish)

and the list just goes on....

So, why 29? what's the big deal about the number 29?

Let's focus it on a particular day --> 29 September

29th september in history (reminds me of the "hari ini dalam sejarah" that comes on tv1 or tv2 before the news)

1829

Foundation of the first professionally organised police service in Britain - organised by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel. Officers became known as either 'Peelers' or 'Bobbies'.

1885

Britain gets its first electric street tram in Blackpool.

1906

USA declares a provisional government in Cuba following the resignation of President Palma.

1916

American John D Rockefeller becomes the world's first billionaire during the share boom in the United States of America.

1930

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw turns down a peerage.

1938

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and German leader Adolf Hitler sign the 'Munich Agreement ' limiting German expansion in Europe. Chamberlain retuns to Britain claiming to have negotiated 'peace with honour' and declares ' I believe it is peace in our time'

1950

In America, the Bell Telephone Company demonstrates the first automatic answering machine.

1952

British and world water speed record holder John Cobb is killed on Loch Ness in Scotland when his craft 'Crusader' breaks up after hitting a waves at 240 mph.

1991

The first freely-elected President of Haiti , Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is removed from office in a military coup.


Not that I have any particular interest to any of that...but this time this year...

2008

Something really really exciting!!!!

If you haven't been following and is clueless about the significance of it...




Yup, she's coming here!!!! to ADELAIDE!!!!!!!!!!!

29 days and counting!!!

*woohoo*

sooooo excited!!! (:

2 comments:

Ale said...

beary! wah! so free.. i didnt know you were that free to type all those stuff that you weren't interested in. LOL.. and it's American only ah? Haiyah.. why so "nationalist"... no Msian history ah?
O_O

ehehehehhehahhahahaha.. jia you jia you.. do your work! =)

eunice said...

haHAhaha...cut and paste only mah =p

i just googled 29th september and that's what they gave me...yea hoh...should have searched on msian history. you know lah how much i LOVE history!! >.<

wa lang keh eeuu cho kang!! huhuhu >.<

phang kang!!! *does hand gesture*