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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)
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