Mar. 1st, 2010

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] eugenetapdance.

Go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday (month and day). Then you write down 3 events, 3 births, 3 deaths, 3 holidays, and tag 3 friends, or as many or as few people as you please.

Events:
1215 – King John of England puts his seal to the Magna Carta.
1389 – Battle of Kosovo: The Ottoman Empire defeats Serbs and Bosnians.
1752 – Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity.

Births:
1519 – Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, illegitimate son of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1536)
1954 – Paul Rusesabagina, Rwandan hotel manager
1973 – Neil Patrick Harris, American actor (*flails uncontrollably*)

Deaths:
1467 – Philip III, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1396)
1849 – James Knox Polk, 11th President of the United States (b. 1795)
1996 – Ella Fitzgerald, American singer (b. 1917)

Holidays:
Roman Empire – ninth and final day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
Azerbaijan: National Salvation Day
Saint Vitus (observed with Sts. Modestus and Crescentia), patron of actors and epileptics (wow, what a combination!)

Tag: Everybody, go for it!

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