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Go to Wikipedia and look up your birth day (excluding the year).

List some facts/events, births and deaths in your journal, including the year.


August 16


Events
1777 - American Revolutionary War: Battle of Bennington - British forces are defeated by American troops.

1930 - The first color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, is made by Ub Iwerks

1962 - The Beatles fire drummer Pete Best and replace him with Ringo Starr.

1993 - The Debian GNU/Linux distribution is founded by Ian Murdock.

Births
1894 - George Meany, American labor union leader (d. 1980)

1913 - Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1992)

1924 - Fess Parker, American actor

1933 - Julie Newmar, American actress

1958 - Madonna, American singer and actress

Deaths
1948 - Babe Ruth, baseball player (b. 1895)

1705 - Jakob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and scientist (b. 1654)

1949 - Margaret Mitchell, American novelist (b. 1900)

1956 - Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor (b. 1882)

1977 - Elvis Presley, American singer and actor (b. 1935)

Comments

( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
woofytexan
Apr. 9th, 2006 12:28 am (UTC)
Julie Newmar was born on your birthday? you suck.
alpenhorn
Apr. 9th, 2006 03:55 am (UTC)
Are you all home? I thought you were getting back tomorrow (Sunday).
Very odd that Madonna was born and Elvis died on your birthday. Oh my God and even Margaret Mitchell. Lordy. Oh my God if that isn't the kiss of death, what is?

Kisses.
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