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Go to Wikipedia and look up your birth day (excluding the year). List four facts, two births and one death, including the year. If your birth day is on a holiday, list what holidays there are as well.

Here's mine to start off: November 11


1831 - In Jerusalem, Virginia, Nat Turner is hanged after inciting a violent slave uprising.

1918 - World War I ends: Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside of Compi

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January 26


1837 - Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. state.

1934 - The Apollo Theater opens in Harlem, New York City.

1986 - Halley's Comet is visible in the night sky as it passes in its 76-year orbit around the sun

2003 - Super Bowl XXXVII: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat the Oakland Raiders, 48-21, earning the Buccaneers their first Vince Lombardi Trophy.


1925 - Paul Newman, American actor

1958 - Ellen DeGeneres, American actress, comedian, and talk show host

1961 - Wayne Gretzky, Canadian hockey player, coach, and team owner

(ok so i stuck in an extra one)


1992 - Jos

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March 8


1862 - American Civil War: The iron-clad CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimack) is launched at Hampton Roads, Virginia.

1917 - The February Revolution breaks out in Russia (February 23 O.S.).

1918 - The first case of Spanish flu occurs, the start of a devastating pandemic.

1974 - Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France.

(there was a shitload of stuff about the Vietnam War and WWII on that day - God my d'day is evil :| )


1976 - Freddie Prinze Jr., American actor

1977 - James Van Der Beek, American actor

:rofl: god i'm ashamed all of a sudden :ninja:


1999 - Joe DiMaggio, baseball player (b. 1914)

Holidays Observed:

Catholicism - Feast day of St John of God.

International Women's Day.

Albania, Romania - Mother's Day.

Syria - The March 8 Revolution.

UK - National No-smoking Day.

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April 25


1607 - Eighty Years' War: Dutch fleet destroys the anchored Spanish fleet at Gibraltar.

1792 - "La Marseillaise" (French national anthem) is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.

1945 - Elbe Day: United States and Russian troops meet in Torgau along the River Elbe, cutting the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany in two, a milestone in the approaching end of World War II in Europe.

1945 - Fifty nations gather in San Francisco, California to begin the United Nations Conference on International Organizations.


1917 - Ella Fitzgerald, American singer (d. 1996)

1947 - Johann Cruyff, Dutch footballer

Ella and Cruijff, cool! :D


1744 - Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer (b. 1701)

Holidays observed:

ANZAC Day (Australia, New Zealand)

Carnation Revolution commemorated in Portugal (National Holiday)

Festa della Liberazione, (Italy), annual commemoration to mark the liberation of Italy at the end of the Second World War.

Faroe Islands - National Flag Day

Swaziland - National Flag Day

Easter Sunday - 1886, 1943, 2038. In the Gregorian Calendar 25th April is the latest date on which Easter Sunday can fall (22nd March is the earliest)

Feast day of St Mark

Rastafari movement - Celebration of Haile Selassie's visit to Jamaica

Roman Empire - Robigalia in honor of Robigus

Official Red Hat Society day

Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, falls on April 25 in 2006.

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November 20


1820 - An 80-ton sperm whale attacks the Essex (a whaling ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts) 2,000 miles from the western coast of South America (Herman Melville's 1851 novel Moby-Dick was in part inspired by this story).

1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis ends: In response to the Soviet Union's agreeing to remove its missiles from Cuba, U.S. President John F. Kennedy ends the quarantine of the Caribbean nation.

1968 - Vietnam War: Eleven men comprising a Long Range Patrol team from F Company, 58th Infantry, 101st Airborne are surrounded and nearly wiped out by North Vietnamese army regulars from the 4th and 5th Regiment. The seven wounded survivors are rescued after several hours by an impromptu force made of other men from their unit.

2003 - Michael Jackson is arrested by police on charges of child molestation. :rofl:


270 - Maximinus, Roman Emperor (d. 313)

1914 - Emilio Pucci, Italian fashion designer (d. 1992)

1924 - Beno

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August 21


1911 - The Mona Lisa was stolen by a Louvre employee.

1971 - A bomb exploded in the Liberal Party campaign rally in Plaza Miranda, Manila, Philippines with several anti-Marcos political candidates injured.

1983 - Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr. was assassinated at the Manila International Airport.

1986 - Carbon dioxide gas erupts from volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon, killing over 1700 people up to 20 kilometers away


1956 - Kim Cattrall, English-born actress

1984 - Aliz

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March 4


1966 - John Lennon says The Beatles are "more popular than Jesus" which sparks controversy in the United States.

1991 - Most primitive form of World Wide Web is put online. :woot:

1998 - Gay rights: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex.

2006 - A new species of shark was discovered in Mexico's Sea of Cortez, bringing the types of Mustelus shark found in the eastern North Pacific to five.


1870 - Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet, author and artist

1958 - Patricia Heaton, American actress


1941 - Ludwig Quidde, German pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

Holidays Observed

Catholicism - Feast day of St Casimir, patron saint of Lithuania.

Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Adrian of Nicomedia, bishop of Saint Andrew's, and his Companions.

Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Basil and his Companions.

Catholicism - Feast day of Humbert III of Savoy.

Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Placide Viel.

Catholicism - Feast day of Pierre de Cluny.

Catholicism - Commemoration of Saint Lucius I, pope, martyr.

Wales - Feast day of Rhiannon, Celtic Moon Goddess.

Pennsylvania - Charter Day (1681).

Vermont - Admission Day (1791).

St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada - Charter Day (1881)

United States - Inauguration Day (1789 - 1933)

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April 23


1956 - Elvis Presley makes his first appearance in Las Vegas, Nevada.

1968 - Vietnam War: Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university.

1984 - First announcement of discovery of the HIV virus.

1985 - Coca Cola changes its 99 year old formula to the sweeter "New Coke". (It is doomed to failure and the company is later forced to reintroduce the original).


1564 - William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright [uncertain] (d. 1616)

1958 - Tove Jensen, Swedish porn actress


1616 - William Shakespeare, English writer and actor (b. 1564)

2002 - Linda Lovelace, American porn actress (b. 1949)

Holidays Observed:

National Beer Day in Germany

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May 8


1828 - Jean Henri Dunant, Swiss founder of the Red Cross, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

1829 - Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American composer and pianist

1906 - Roberto Rossellini, Italian director (d. 1977)

1911 - Robert Johnson, American singer and guitarist (d. 1938)

1914 - Romain Gary, Polish writer (d. 1980)

1916 - Jo

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May 27

1328 - Philip VI is crowned King of France.

1703 - Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.

1813 - War of 1812: In Canada, American forces capture Fort George.

1849 - The Great Hall of Euston station, London opened.

1860 - Giuseppe Garibaldi begins his attack on Palermo, Sicily, as part of the Italian Unification.

1883 - Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.

1895 - Oscar Wilde is sent to prison for sodomy.

1896 - The F4-strength St. Louis-East St. Louis Tornado hits in St. Louis, Missouri and East Saint Louis, Illinois, killing at least 255 people and incurring $2.9 billion in damages (1997USD).

1901 - In New Jersey, the Edison Storage Battery Company is founded.

1905 - Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima begins.

1907 - A Bubonic plague outbreak begins in San Francisco, California.

1919 - The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.

1923 - The first 24 hours of Le Mans race ends.

1924 - The Music Corporation of America (MCA) is founded.

1927 - The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacturing the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make Ford Model As.

1930 - The 1,046 feet (319 meters) tall Chrysler Building in New York (tallest man-made structure at the time) opens to the public.

1932 - The Sydney Harbour Bridge opens.

There was a bunch of events but yeah haha


1332 - Ibn Khaldun, Tunisian historian (d. 1406)

1519 - Girolamo Mei, Italian humanist historian (d. 1594)


366 - Procopius, Roman usurper (executed)


Lag Ba'omer in Judaism (2005)

Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church:

Venerable Bede


Pope John I


Bruno, Bishop of W

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List four facts, two births and one death, including the year. If your birth day is on a holiday, list what holidays there are as well.

August 15

1974 - Yook Young-soo, First Lady of South Korea is killed amid an apparent assassination attempt upon President of the South Korea, Park Chung-hee, during the anniversarial ceremony of the Liberation day.

1960 - Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville) declares its independence from France

1969 - The Woodstock Music and Art Festival opens.

1977 - The Big Ear, a radio telescope operated by The Ohio State University as part of the SETI project, receives a radio signal from deep space; the event is named the "Wow! signal" for notation made by a volunteer on the project.


1769 - Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France

1972 - Ben Affleck, American actor

1968 - Debra Messing, American actress


2005 - James Dougherty, first husband of Marilyn Monroe


Eastern Orthodoxy

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April 8

April 8 is the 98th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (99th in leap years). There are 267 days remaining.


1899 - Martha Place becomes the first woman to be executed in an electric chair

1929 - Indian Independence Movement: At Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts, and bombs in a corridor not to cause injury and courted arrest.

1942 - World War II: Siege of Leningrad - Soviet Union forces open a much-needed railway link to Leningrad.

1971 - a 6 pound meteorite strikes the home of Robert and Wanda Donahue in Wethersfield, Connecticut.

1974 - At the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Hank Aaron breaks baseball great's Babe Ruth's record by hitting his 715th home run.

1994 - The body of Kurt Cobain is discovered in his Washington home after having died three days earlier.


563 BC - Gautama Buddha, Indian religious leader (d. 483 BC) :gocho:

1911 - Melvin Calvin, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)

1941 - Vivienne Westwood, British fashion designer

1968 - Patricia Arquette, American actress

1982 - Judy Star, Canadian ex porn star :whistle:


1461 - Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423)

1984 - Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1894) (the day i born)

Holidays and observances

Buddha's Birthday in Japan.

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January 20


* 1356 - Edward Balliol resigns as King of Scotland.

* 1523 - Christian II is forced to abdicate as King of Denmark and Norway.

* 1839 - In the Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats a Peruvian and Bolivian alliance.

* 1887 - The United States Senate allows the Navy to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base.

* 1936 - Edward VIII becomes King of the United Kingdom.

* 1942 - World War II: Nazis at the Wannsee conference in Berlin decide the "final solution to the Jewish problem".

* 1944 - World War II: The Royal Air Force drops 2,300 tons of bombs on Berlin.

* 1961 - John F. Kennedy is inaugurated as 35th President of the United States.

* 1986 - Martin Luther King, Jr., day was celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time.


* 225 - Gordian III, Roman Emperor (d. 244)

* 1358 - Eleanor of Aragon, queen of John I of Castile (d. 1382)

* 1920 - John O'Connor, American Catholic cardinal (d. 2000)

* 1976 - Gretha Smit, Dutch speed skater

* 1979 - Rob Bourdon, American musician (Linkin Park)

* 1982 - Josh Ryan Evans, American actor (d. 2002)


* 1156 - Bishop Henry, patron saint of Finland

* 1479 - King John II of Aragon (b. 1397)

* 1568 - Myles Coverdale, English Bible translator

* 1612 - Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1552)

* 1666 - Anna of Austria, queen of Louis XIII of France and regent (b. 1601)

* 1984 - Johnny Weissmuller, American swimmer and actor (b. 1904)

* 1990 - Hayedeh, Persian singer (b. 1942)

* 1990 - Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (b. 1907)

* 1993 - Audrey Hepburn, Anglo-Dutch actress (b. 1929)

* 2005 - Miriam Rothschild, British zoologist, entomologist, and author (b. 1908)

Holidays and observances

* Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church:

o Sebastian

o Saint Fabian

o Euthymus

o Desiderius

o Meinrad

o Epiphanius of Pavia

* The Eve of St. Agnes.

* Presidential Inauguration Day in the United States.

* Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.

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April 29th


1672 - Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.

1945 - Holocaust: The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.

1970 - Vietnam War: United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong.

2004 - Richard Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office.


1967 - Master P, American rapper, composer, actor, athlete, and sports agent

1970 - Uma Thurman, American actress


1980 - Alfred Hitchcock, English film director (b. 1899)

Holidays and observances:

- Roman Catholic feast days:

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