Jordan's Birth Announcement

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Jordan Banks

Jennifer and Darren have chosen the name Jordan Banks for their beautiful new son born August 14, 2001 at Sacred Heart Medical Center.

Birth Statistics
Weight: 8 pounds and 8 ounces
Length: 20 inches
Time: 11:00 pm
Date:Tuesday, August 14, 2001

Baby's doctor: Robert L. Velarde, M.D.

August 14, 2001 - a day to remember

The Weather:

  • The sun rose over Eugene at 6:15 am and set at 8:18 pm
  • Local high: 81° F
  • Local low: 56° F

In the financial world
  • the Dow Jones closed at 10412.17
  • Minimum Wage was $5.15

and the prices of some big and little ticket items were

  • Loaf of Bread: $1.49
  • Gallon of Milk: $2.89
  • Average New Home: $135,000.00
  • New Car: $21,750.00
  • Gallon of gasoline: $1.56
  • Hospital Room: $500.00

  • Eugene/Springfield: 185,160
  • U.S. Population: 277,141,559

In the world of entertainment this week
  • The top grossing movie was: "American Pie 2"
  • The highest rated TV show was: "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire - Thursday" - ABC

Jordan Banks shares his birthday with these other interesting people
  • 1863 - Ernest Thayer - American writer who penned baseball's most famous poem, "Casey at the Bat."
  • 1945 - Steve Martin - Comedian and actor who starred in a long list of Hollywood films, including "The Jerk", "The Man With Two Brains", "Parenthood" and many more.
  • 1950 - Gary Larson - Cartoonist whose imagination spawned the classic cartoon series "The Far Side."
  • 1959 - Earvin "Magic" Johnson - Incredible and dominant guard for the Los Angeles Lakers who was selected NBA Most Valuable Player three separate times.

There have been some other notable events on this day in history

  • 1635 - A storm ravaged the pilgrim's settlement at Plymouth in what was probably the European's first exposure to a hurricane on the North American continent.
  • 1945 - President Harry Truman announced to the world that Japan had surrendered to the Allies ending World War II.
Jordan's Baby Book:
Sunday, August 19, 2001 12:35 am
Lisa Beck (
Hey Jennifer !!!!! Congrats !! He is beautiful.. Laurie sent me the address to this site so I am signing your baby book.. I hope you are feeling good and that everyone is healthy !! CONGRATS again mamma !! Love Lisa xoxoxo
Thursday, August 30, 2001 3:23 pm
Hey Jordan! Welcome to the world . . .