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my birthday in history

Go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday (month and day). Then you write down 3 events, 3 births, 3 deaths, and 3 holidays.

August 18th


Three Events
1587 – Virginia Dare, granddaughter of governor John White of the Colony of Roanoke, becomes the first English child born in the Americas.
1903 – German engineer Karl Jatho allegedly flies his self-made, motored gliding airplane four months before the first flight of the Wright Brothers.
1920 – The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage.

Three Births
1952 – Patrick Swayze, American actor (d. 2009)
1969 – Christian Slater, American actor
1970 – Malcolm-Jamal Warner, American actor

Three Deaths
1503 – Pope Alexander VI (b. 1431)
1919 – Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian distillery founder (b. 1841)
1992 – Christopher McCandless, subject of the book Into the Wild (b. 1968)

Three Holidays
Christian Feast Day
Long Tan Day, also called Vietnam Veterans' Day (Australia)
National Science Day (Thailand)

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( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
reallyally
May. 5th, 2010 05:03 am (UTC)
Your birthday is waaay more interesting than mine. XD
burntotears
May. 5th, 2010 05:19 am (UTC)
I dunno, it's kinda creepy that like, five popes died on my birthday. o.0
brandedwith
May. 5th, 2010 06:05 am (UTC)
Side note: Your birthday's 5 days before mine! August babies rock!!
sparksflyout
May. 8th, 2010 01:31 pm (UTC)
Hee. I like your birthday! Veteran's day, Woo!
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