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Wikipedia Birth Date Meme (via drmellow)

Go to Wikipedia, enter in your birth date but not the year. List three neat events, three births and two deaths, include the year.

August 19th

Events:

*1692 - Salem Witch Trials: In Salem, Massachusetts five women and a clergyman are executed after being convicted of witchcraft.
* 1990 - Leonard Bernstein conducts his final concert, ending with Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.
# 1991 - Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev is overthrown by a coup. This leads to the fall of the Soviet Union (I remember waking up early in the morning to hear this news on the radio)


Births:

1871 - Orville Wright, American aviation pioneer (d. 1948)
1883 - Coco Chanel, French clothing designer (d. 1971)
1930 - Frank McCourt, Irish-born author


Deaths:

1662 - Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1623)
1980 - Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank (b. 1889)

Comments

( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
yarbiedoll
Apr. 6th, 2006 01:31 pm (UTC)
Neat. 8-19 is my brother's birthday.
wordweaverlynn
Apr. 6th, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
Not to mention Bill Clinton.

Happy birthday!
wordweaverlynn
Apr. 6th, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
Well, happy three months and a few weeks to your birthday.

You know what I mean.
blistermoth
Apr. 6th, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC)
understood.
dondlion
Apr. 6th, 2006 03:39 pm (UTC)
Franki McCourt wasn't born in Ireland. He was born in New York, I think.

I realise that no one cares, but it bugged me.
blistermoth
Apr. 6th, 2006 03:59 pm (UTC)
You're right!
Yes he was born in Brooklyn. Wikipedia does a lot of things well but I don't trust it too much.
novak
Apr. 6th, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
Allow me to be captivated by (naturally) the least important thing you're trying to do: I got a real kick out of your icon. That's it! The End.
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