Yesterday was my 54th birthday. Yeah, no big deal. 54 isn't exactly a milestone age, unless of course, you consider the alternative.
I was thinking about all of the significant events that occurred in my lifetime (so far). I realize that 54 years, in the great scheme of things, is not a particularly long time, however an awful lot of history was made in that time.
A president was assassinated and serious attempts were made on the lives of eight more. A couple were nearly successful.
The Beatles rose to huge popularity and, at this time, two members have passed away.
A full trade embargo against Cuba was put in place and lifted.
The population of the world doubled.
The Walt Disney Company increased its theme park presence from one to five (soon to be six).
The first man walked on the moon. That man has since passed away.
The Berlin Wall was constructed and demolished.
The United States elected its first African-American president.
The 20th Century became the 21st Century
There have been six popes, two of them in the 21st Century. One of them resigned.
A President of the United States resigned. Another was impeached.
The Woodstock Music & Art Fair happened.
Cable television. VCRs. DVD players. Blu-Ray. Netflix. (The rise and fall of the video rental.)
Walkman. Discman. iPod.
And the internet... which allows for this blog.