All of us here at the Eagle's Nest want to wish Philip Klein a very happy 51st birthday on March 24th. According to the World Factbook, you only have sixteen more years to live.

As a special birthday present to Philip, we have compiled a list of famous happenings on March 24th, this his special day:

March 24, 1832, Mormon leader, Joseph Smith Jr. was beaten and then tarred and feathered in Hiram, Ohio.

March 24, 1878: The English frigate HMS Eurydice sank with the loss of over three hundred lives.

March 24, 1882: Tuberculosis, a deadly disease that infects the lungs, was discovered. Ironically, March 24th is not only Philip's birthday, but also International Tuberculosis Day.

March 24, 1894: 37 miners were killed in a tragic accident in Franklin, Washington.

March 24, 1944: Nazi's execute 335 innocent civilians in Rome.

March 24, 1985: CNN began covering The Golden Raspberry Awards (The Razzies), a parody of the Academy Awards.

March 24, 1989: The Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska, causing one of the largest environmental disasters in history.

March 24, 1996: Eastenders star Michael French is reported to be a homosexual

March 24, 1998: A tornado in Dantan, India kills 250 people and injures over 3,000.

March 24, 1999: A fire in the Mont Blanc tunnel in France kills 39.

Happy Birthday Philip

Sam T. Eagle, editor