Saturday, August 23, 2008

Today is my unbirthday, but still

From The Antick Musings of G.B.H. Hornswoggler, Gent., comes this edificational meme: Look up your birthday in Wikipedia. Pick four events, three births, two deaths and an holiday.

1297 - Monaco gains its independence.
1835 - The United States national debt is 0 for the first and only time.
1877 - Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle with the U.S. Cavalry at Wolf Mountain (Montana Territory).
1973 - Watergate scandal: the trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Dem. Party HQ at Watergate begins.

1935 - Elvis Presley, American singer and guitarist (d. 1977)
1947 - David Bowie, English musician
1971 - Jason Giambi, American baseball player

1324 - Marco Polo, Italian explorer (b. 1254)
1996 - Francois Mitterand, President of France (b. 1916)

St. Thorfinn Feastday (no offense, but the holiday selection was pretty sparse)

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