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On my birthday (meme)

Go to wikipedia; Enter your birth day/month. List three events/births/deaths that "speak to you".

EVENTS

1895 - At the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris, Alfred Nobel signs his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after he dies.
1924 - In New York City the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
2001 - A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.

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BIRTHS

1907 - L. Sprague de Camp, American writer (d. 2000)
1940 - Bruce Lee, American actor and martial artist (d. 1973)
1942 - Jimi Hendrix, American singer, guitarist and songwriter (d. 1970)

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DEATHS

8 BC - Horace, Roman poet and satirist (b. 65 BC)
1852 - Ada Lovelace, British mathematician (b. 1815)
1895 - Alexandre Dumas fils, French author (b. 1824)

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blueblindbee
Apr. 7th, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
i love wiki!!!
stahrreenite
Apr. 11th, 2006 06:26 am (UTC)
EVENTS:
1845 - Scientific American magazine publishes its first issue
1850 - Richard Wagner's opera Lohengrin premieres in Weimar, Germany. 1907 - UPS is founded by James E. Casey in Seattle, Washington.

BIRTHS:
1749 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and scientist (d. 1832)
1828 (O.S.) - Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer (d. 1910)
1969 - Jack Black, American actor and musician

DEATHS:
1784 - Junípero Serra, Spanish Franciscan missionary (b. 1713)
2005 - Esther Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1910)
2005 - George Szekeres, Hungarian mathematican (b. 1911)
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