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Wikipedia 3-2-1 (A Meme)

Go to Wikipedia and do a search for your birthday (day and month only, exclude the year).
Post three events, two births and one death including the years.
February 13
EVENTS:
1971 – Vietnam War: Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamese troops invade Laos.
1990 – German reunification: An agreement is reached for a two-stage plan to reunite Germany.
2000 – The last original “Peanuts” comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.
BIRTHS:
1944 – Jerry Springer, American television host
1950 – Peter Gabriel, English musician
DEATHS:
1542 – Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England (executed for adultery)
Your turn.

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  1. Jesse says:

    April 7th
    Events
    1521 – Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Cebu. (same year he’s said to have landed on Guam)
    1906 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
    1967 – Six-Day War: Israeli fighters shoot down seven Syrian MIG-21s.
    Births
    1939 – Francis Ford Coppola, American film director
    1954 – Jackie Chan, Hong Kong actor
    1975 – Tiki Barber, New York Giants Running Back (American Football)
    Death
    1947 – Henry Ford, American automobile manufacturer and industrialist (b. 1863)

  2. Sted says:

    March 25
    Events
    1 (as in AD 1) – Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and conception of Jesus Christ (traditonal date in Catholicism)
    1655 – Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christian Huygens.
    1965 – Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King, Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery.
    Births
    1911 – Jack Ruby, American killer of Lee Harvey Oswald (d. 1967)
    1947 – Sir Elton John, English singer, songwriter, and pianist
    1965 – Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress
    Deaths
    circa AD 33 – Jesus Christ (traditionally accepted date in Catholcism)

  3. Christine Lalaine says:

    March 4
    1849 – Zachary Taylor refuses to be sworn in office as 12th President of the USA on a Sabbath (Sunday). Consequently the office of President of the United States of America is vacant for a single day. Urban legend instead holds that David Rice Atchison, President pro tempore of the United States Senate was President de jure for a single day.
    1924 – The song ‘Happy Birthday To You’ is published by Clayton F. Summy.
    1991 – Most primitive form of World Wide Web is put online.
    1963 – Jason Newsted, American bassist (Metallica)
    1969 – Chastity Bono, American actress, advocate for human rights and gay rights, daughter of Sonny and Cher
    1994 – John Candy, Canadian comedian and actor (b. 1950)

  4. LeeAnn says:

    August 19th
    Events
    1692 – Salem Witch Trials: In Salem, Massachusetts five women and a clergyman are executed after being convicted of witchcraft.
    1839 – Presentation of Jacque Daguerre’s new photographic process to the French Academy of Sciences.
    1991 – Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev is overthrown by a coup. This leads to the fall of the Soviet Union
    Births
    1878 – Manuel Quezon, President of the Philippines (d. 1944)
    1946 – Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States
    1963 – John Stamos, American actor
    Death
    1977 – Groucho Marx, American comedian and actor (b. 1890)

  5. disneymike says:

    August 7
    EVENTS:
    1782 – George Washington orders the creation of the Badge of Military Merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle. It is later renamed to the more poetic Purple Heart.
    1944 – IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).
    1955 – Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, begins selling its first Transistor radios in Japan.
    BIRTHS:
    1942 – B.J. Thomas, American singer
    1960 – David Duchovny, American actor
    1975 – Charlize Theron, South African actress
    DEATHS:
    2005 – Peter Jennings, Canadian-born news anchor (b. 1938)

  6. Patrick says:

    March 20
    1942 – General Douglas MacArthur, at Terowie, South Australia, makes his famous speech regarding the fall of the Philippines, in which he says: “I came out of Bataan and I shall return”.
    1985 – Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod dog sled race.
    1987 – The Food and Drug Administration approves anti-AIDS drug AZT.
    2003 – 2003 invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries begin military operations in Iraq.
    Births
    1928 – Fred Rogers, American children’s television host (d. 2003)
    1950 – William Hurt, American actor
    1963 – Kathy Ireland, American model and actress
    Deaths
    1727 O.S. – Sir Isaac Newton, English physicist (b. 1642)

  7. Jack says:

    Events
    1967 – The body of President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.
    1980 – In Poland, a plane crashes during an emergency landing near Warsaw, killing a 14-man American boxing team and 73 others.
    2004 – Pope John Paul II becomes the second-longest serving pope in history.
    Births
    1879 – Albert Einstein, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
    1933 – Quincy Jones, American music producer and composer
    1947 – Billy Crystal, American actor and comedian
    Death
    1883 – Karl Marx, German political theorist (b. 1818)

  8. brent says:

    May 10
    1801 – First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States.
    1872 – Victoria Woodhull becomes the first woman nominated for President of the United States.
    1979 – The Federated States of Micronesia becomes self-governing.
    Births
    1902 – David O. Selznick, American film producer
    1930 – Pat Summerall, American football player and broadcaster
    1960 – Bono, Irish singer (U2)
    Deaths
    1818 – Paul Revere, American patriot

  9. inna says:

    1932- goofy makes his debut
    1961- apollo program jfk announces his goal to put a man on the moon
    1986- hands across america took place
    1993- dilley sextuplets, 1st surviving set of sextuplets in usa
    1926- miles davis, jazz legend
    735- bede, english historian & monk
    i know it’s 3-2-1, but i’ll throw in an extra- this made me laugh….
    officially declared CARRIE UNDERWOOD day in oklahoma

  10. inna says:

    oooops- forgot the date…may 25

  11. Brian Que says:

    March 11
    Events
    1861 – American Civil War: The Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted. (boo!)
    1985 – Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Soviet leader. (yay!)
    1988 – Iran-Iraq War: Ceasefire declared. (hmmm…)
    Births
    1950 – Bobby McFerrin, American singer (Don’t worry be Happy now!)
    1968 – Lisa Loeb, American singer (Wowsers, she’s so hot!!)
    Deaths
    1847 – Johnny Appleseed, American pioneer agronomist (b. 1774)
    (awwwwwww….)

  12. Jack says:

    Forgot the date on mine too…its March 14th! DUH!

  13. min says:

    december 2
    Events:
    1930 – Great Depression: US President Herbert Hoover goes before Congress and asks for a US$150 million public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy.
    1970 – The United States Environmental Protection Agency begins operations.
    1993 – Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar is shot and killed in Medellín.
    Births:
    1978 – Nelly Furtado, Canadian singer and songwriter
    1981 – Britney Spears, American singer
    (i know you said 2, but lucy lui was also born on this date)
    Deaths:
    1986 – Desi Arnaz, Cuban-born actor, musician, band leader, and composer (b. 1917)

  14. carolyn says:

    December 17
    EVENTS:
    1969 – Project Blue Book: The USAF closes its study of UFOs, stating that sightings were generated as a result of ‘A mild form of mass hysteria…to perpetrate a hoax or seek publicity…”
    1989 – The first episode of The Simpsons airs on FOX.
    2004 – Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is released in theaters.
    BIRTHS:
    1975 – Milla Jovovich, Ukrainian-born actress and model
    1978 – Manny Pacquiao, Filipino boxer
    DEATH:
    1999 – Grover Washington, Jr., American saxophonist (b. 1943)

  15. Jon says:

    September 19
    Events:
    1900 – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid commit their first robbery together.
    1959 – Nikita Khrushchev is barred from visiting Disneyland.
    1995 – The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber’s manifesto.
    Births:
    1909 – Ferry Porsche, Austrian automobile pioneer (d. 1998)
    1928 – Adam West, American actor
    Deaths:
    1881 – James Garfield, 20th President of the United States (b. 1831)

  16. Joie says:

    June 16
    Events
    1884 – The first roller coaster in the United States begins operation at Coney Island, New York
    1960 – Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho opens in New York.
    1996 – First round of voting in the Russian presidential election.
    Births
    1139 – Emperor Konoe of Japan (d. 1155)
    1971 – Tupac Amaru Shakur, American rapper (d. 1996)
    Death
    2000 – Empress Nagako of Japan (b. 1903)

  17. John says:

    June 10
    Events
    1801 – Tripoli declares war on the United States for refusing tribute.
    1935 – Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by Bill Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith.
    1977 – Apple Computer ships its first Apple II personal computer.
    BIRTHS
    1922 – Judy Garland, American actress, and singer (d. 1969)
    1949 – Ronnie James Dio, American singer
    DEATHS
    2004 – Ray Charles, American singer and musician (b. 1930)

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