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Everyone else is doing it
Go to Wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia.org/). Type in your birth date (but not year). List three events that happened on your birthday. List two birthdays and one death. Post this in your journal.

1812 - Russians set fire to Moscow shortly after midnight - the city is burned down totally days later
1920 - The Wall Street bombing: a bomb in a horse wagon explodes in front of the J.P.Morgan building in New York City - 33 are killed with 400 injured.
1992 - Black Wednesday: the Pound Sterling is forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism by currency speculators and is forced to devalue against the Deutschmark.

1098 - Hildegard of Bingen, German abbess, mystic writer, and composer
1960 - Danny John-Jules, British actor

96 - Domitian, Roman Emperor
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nwhyte From: nwhyte Date: April 9th, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can tell you all about the assassination of Domitian!
qatsi From: qatsi Date: April 9th, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Intersting! Hmm, Wikipedia doesn't seem to be able to make up its mind whether his death should be listed as 16 or 18 September!
uitlander From: uitlander Date: April 9th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
As you are aware, it is traditional for me to forget your birthday each year until such time as I notice the cards on your mantlepiece and go 'Opps!' in an embarrassed tone. However, now you have posted this I know exactly where I was in 1992 (Als, Denmark, trying to teach a Cambridge lecturer what various types of flint work looked like) when I completely omitted to remember it was your birthday that year :) Plus ca change etc....
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