I wasn't going to do this, but a few of the things were just too cool.
The Wikipedia Birthday Meme (swiped from bdar
who swiped it from godfatherbrak
):Go to Wikipedia. Type in your birth date (but not year). List three events that happened on your birthday. List two important birthdays and one interesting death. Post this in your journal.
1967 - After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.
1974 - Watergate Scandal: President Richard Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of White House tape recordings related to the scandal. (on my actual birthday, no less)
1992 - 1992 Los Angeles riots: Riots in Los Angeles, California, follow the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 54 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed. Births:
1901 - Hirohito, Emperor of Japan (d. 1989)
1970 - Uma Thurman, American actress Deaths:
1980 - Alfred Hitchcock, English film director (b. 1899)
Also:International Dance Day
Dance, ye nations. For on this day, I was born.