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February 28, 2010

Born Trilogy

Rob @ 9:30 PM

Meme swiped from Snowgrouse:

Go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday (month and day). Then you write down 3 events, 3 births, 3 deaths and 3 holidays.

November 12.

Events:

1847 – Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, is the first to use chloroform as an anaesthetic.
Does this handkerchief smell funny to you?

1955 – The courthouse in Hill Valley, California was struck by lightning, damaging the clock on the building. It has yet to be repaired.
Much love to whoever snuck that one in! I swear it wasn't me.

1970 – The Oregon Highway Division attempts to destroy a rotting beached Sperm whale with explosives, leading to the now infamous "exploding whale" incident.
<3 <3 <3

Births:

1934 – Charles Manson, American cult leader
Um. Perhaps it's time I shaved off my beard again.

1943 – Wallace Shawn, American actor and playwright
Inconceivable! I love this guy so much.

1970 – Tonya Harding, American figure skater
Don't you dare tell me this doesn't rule.

Deaths:

1035 – Canute the Great
The old Cnut is missed.

1981 – William Holden, American actor (b. 1918)
Hell of an actor. One of the many reasons you need to see Network.

2003 – Penny Singleton, American actress (b. 1908)
Jane, his wife!

Holidays:

Bahá'í Faith: Holy Day, Birth of Bahá'u'lláh
Birth of Sun Yat-Sen (observed in Taiwan)
Constitution Day in Azerbaijan

Not much I can say about those, so I'll just throw in the fact that the day before my birthday is Veterans Day. Even when I was too young to fully understand the significance of the day, it was always handy to have my birthday right after a national holiday.

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