Monday, January 4, 2010

January 5th, 1970

DestoFante turns 40 today. I missed the '60s by four days and three hours, and I share the birthday with fellow economist Jean-Baptiste Say (b. 1767), German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer (b. 1876), King Juan Carlos of Spain (b. 1938), and Diane Keaton. The day appears to be void of any significant event in military history, other than the battle of Colmar/Turckheim, fought on January 5 1675, which resulted in the victory of the French forces under the Vicomte of Turenne over the Brandenburgian and Austrian armies commanded by the elector of Brandenburg, Frederick William.

Here an early picture of mine from August 1970.


Bluebear Jeff said...

May your birthday be enormously joyful and may it bring you much contentment. And may this new decade be full of good health, happiness and prosperity for you.

And may it bring good dice rolls for your little men on the tabletop.

-- Jeff

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

Happy birthday!

I hope that you have a good day today, and enjoy yourself for the rest of this year.

All the best to you and your family,

Bob Cordery

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Happy Birthday indeed!

I hit the big five-oh this year so I too have a "significant" birthday...