My wife and I have been quite busy since the birth of second daughter two weeks ago. We were both caught a little off guard, because she decided to arrive fashionably early (at 35 weeks instead of the full 40). Despite this, she was born at a strong and healthy 7 lbs 1 oz. If she had patiently waited until her actual due date, she would have emerged on April 4th.
You may wonder what day could be more fitting to share a birthday with than the greatest feast day of the Christian calendar – a day celebrating life, birth, and hope?
Apparently, March 4th.
It might not be Easter Sunday, but it is Senegal National Day! If you live in West Africa you are already impressed. If you live anywhere else, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. March 4th is also Benjamin Harrison Day AND National Grammar Day (the latter being informal only). It USED to be the Presidential Inaguration Day – before it was changed in 1933.
Not satisfied yet? Well, March 4th is Craig T. Nelson’s Birthday. Yes, THAT Craig T. Nelson (remember the sitcom Coach).
Oh, wait… his birthday is APRIL 4th…
I guess he’ll share his birthday with Easter this year.