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What happened on your birthday?

12 Apr

From january one: Do a Wikipedia search of your birthdate, minus the year; list three interesting events, three people who were born, and three people who died on that day.

Events
1. 1908 – Women compete in modern Olympics for the first time.
2. 1923 – The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally reads "Hollywoodland " but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949.
3. 1973Alexander Butterfield reveals the existence of the Nixon tapes to the special Senate committee investigating the Watergate break in.

Births
1. 1957Cameron Crowe, American film director and writer
2. 1942Harrison Ford, American actor
3. 1940Patrick Stewart, English actor

Deaths
1. 1705Titus Oates, English protestant conspirator (b. 1649)
2. 1954Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter (b. 1907)
3. 2004Arthur Kane, American musician (New York Dolls) (leukemia) (b. 1951)

BBC does a this day in history too.

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1 Comment

Posted by on April 12, 2006 in quiz central

 

One response to “What happened on your birthday?

  1. Imbrium

    April 13, 2006 at 11:15 am

    As I just mentioned on Katie’s blog, I’m so doing this. You timing is perfect!

     

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