drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,
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Revenge of the Meme

As noted
[All my smart friends are doing this one. I don't want to seem stupid, so...]

Go to Wikipedia and look up your birth day (excluding the year). List three facts, two births and one death in your journal, including the year

( cited in Another Meme refed by madmerle )
we come up with:

Events:
  • 1124 - David I becomes King of Scotland.
  • 1509 - Pope Julius II places the Italian state of Venice under interdict.
  • 1521 - Battle of Mactan: Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines led by chief Lapu-Lapu.
  • 1805 - First Barbary War: United States Marines and Berbers attack the Tripolitan city of Derna (The "shores of Tripoli" part of the Marines' hymn).
  • 1813 - War of 1812: United States troops capture the capital of Ontario, York (present day Toronto, Ontario).
  • Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse.
  • 1986 - Captain Midnight (John R. MacDougall) hijacks HBO's satellite and transmits his own message to HBO viewers.

Births:
  • 1759 - Mary Wollstonecraft, English activist and author (d. 1797)
  • 1822 - Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States (d. 1885)
  • 1927 - Coretta Scott King, American civil rights activist and wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. (d. 2006)
  • 1944 - Cuba Gooding, Sr., American musician (The Main Ingredient)

Deaths:
  • 1613 - Robert Abercromby, Scottish Jesuit (b. 1532)
  • 1952 - Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician (b. 1865)
  • 1965 - Edward R. Murrow, American journalist (b. 1908)
  • 1996 - William Colby, American director of the Central Intelligence Agency (b. 1920)


And it is such a lovely day to be in existence On....
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