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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)
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