Aardy R. DeVarque (aardy) wrote,
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Wikibirthday meme

Via half of my friendslist:

Go to Wikipedia and look up your birthday. Post three interesting facts/events, two births, and one death that happened on that day, and include the year of each.

As others have said, the hardest part of this was narrowing it down to just 3, 2, and 1.

Events
1776 - The Continental Congress adopts a resolution severing ties with Great Britain.
1964 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act into law.
1982 - Larry Walters uses 45 helium balloons and a lawnchair to propel himself to 16,000 feet. (And, possibly in commemoration of that auspicious event: 2002 - Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.)

Births
1932 - Dave Thomas, American fast food entrepreneur (d. 2002)
1970 - Yancy Butler, American actress

Death
1997 - James Stewart, American actor (b. 1908)

And, from the random facts file:

It is the middle day of a non-leap year; there are 182 days before it and 182 days after it. (In a leap year, it shares "middle day" status with the day before, and the midnight between them is the "middle point" of the year.) Except for leap years, it falls on the same day of the week as New Year's Day.



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Tags: birthdays, meme, wikipedia
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