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Apr. 7th, 2006

Type in your birthday (minus the year) in the search bar at http://wikipedia.org/

List [at least, I'll add] three interesting facts, two births, and one death that happened on your birthday.


Events:
1861 - The First Battle of Bull Run - At Manassas Junction, Virginia, the first major battle of the war begins (Confederate victory).

1925 - Scopes Trial - In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.

1969 - Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin become the first men to walk on the Moon. (My mom was in labor with me watching this.)

1987 - Guns N' Roses released their debut album Appetite For Destruction

Births:
1899 - Ernest Hemingway, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961)

1924 - Don Knotts, American actor (d. 2006)

1938 - Janet Reno, United States Attorney General

1946 - Kenneth Starr, American lawyer and judge

1948 - Cat Stevens, English singer

1948 - Garry Trudeau, American cartoonist

1951 - Robin Williams, American comedian

1968 - Brandi Chastain, American soccer player

Deaths:
1967 - Basil Rathbone, English actor (b. 1892)

1998 - Alan Shepard, astronaut (b. 1923)

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madisonrose
Apr. 7th, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
You ahd a lot of good births and deaths on your birthday! I had a hard time finding names of people I recognized with mine!
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