Set to the Beatles:

Today is my birthday.

It’s my birthday too yeah!

Wait, that doesn’t make any sense.
Regardless, I have turned 32.

To commemorate the event, I thought it might be interesting to note the things that have happened in history on August 3rd, the most notable being my birth in 1975.

This is all courtesy of the History Channel website which can be found by clicking here.

1492 : Columbus sets sail (General Interest)

1846 : Donner party encounters first delay (Old West)

1861 : Last installment of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is published (Literary)

1894 : Pullman Palace strike is broken (Wall Street)

1900 : Firestone is founded (Automotive)

1914 : Germany and France declare war on each other (World War I)

1916 : Sir Roger Casement hanged (General Interest)

1926 : Tony Bennett is born (Entertainment)

By Michael Gallagher

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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