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birthday meme

Ruthlessly pilfered from bibliophile20 who of course pilfered it from someone before him...

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

List three neat facts/events, two births and one death in your journal, including the year.

July 24


1487 - Citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands strike against ban on foreign beer

1567 - Mary Queen of Scots is deposed and replaced by her 1 year old son King James VI.

1901 - O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.


I was very upset to see that Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (July 24, 1900 - March 10, 1948), was not on the list

1783 - Simón Bolívar, South American liberator (d. 1830)

1802 - Alexandre Dumas père, French writer (d. 1870)

1969 - Jennifer Lopez, American actress and singer (sorry I just had to throw this one in for a laugh)


1862 - Martin Van Buren, eighth President of the United States (b. 1782)



( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 6th, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC)
If you're upset, you can put her on yourself....
Apr. 6th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
Honestly I am not that terribly motivated, but she was the insane wife of F.Scott so I kind of have a soft spot for her.

and hello lurking journal friend! ;-)
Apr. 6th, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)
Interesting. I copied the whole entry for my birthday into Notepad for a closer look when I'm done chatting with your sister.
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