April 14 is a big day in history…
1. It’s Pete Rose’s birthday
2. It’s Chris Welsh’s birthday
3. It’s Sarah Michelle Gellar’s birthday (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
4. It’s the day Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC
5. The Titanic struck the iceberg at 11:40 p.m.
(Lincoln died and Titanic sunk on the 15th).
Odd trivia about Pete…his birthday was on the anniversaries of Lincoln’s assassination and Titanic accident, when 1517 died in the maritime disaster.
And, he broke the hit record on 9-11-1985. That’s right 9-11, on what would become the anniversary of the greatest civilian assault in our nation’s history. Almost 3000 were killed in the attacks.