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Your Birthday in History...

This has cropped up in one form or another on several of my friends lj's, so like the shameless sheep I can be sometimes...

Baaa-baaa...

Step 1: Go to www.wikipedia.org
Step 2: Type in your birthday (month and day) and get the results
Step 3: List 3 neat facts, 2 births and 1 death in your journal, including the year.

My Birthday is September 29.

Facts:


  1. 1789 - The U.S. War Department first establishes regular army with a strength of several hundred men.
  2. 1918 - The Hindenburg Line is broken by Allied forces during World War I.
  3. 1988 - NASA resumes space shuttle flights, grounded after the Challenger disaster.


Births:


  1. 8-2 BC - born, Jesus of Nazareth born in Bethlehem of Judea. (At least it's one of a handful of dates for the actual birth.)
  2. 1547 - born, Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish author (d. 1616)


Deaths:

  1. 1560 - died, King Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1496)



61 BC - Pompey the Great celebrates his third triumph, for victories over the pirates and the end of the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday.
48 BC - Ptolemy XIII of Egypt had Pompey murdered and his head cut off on his 58th birthday. Pompey's head and ring were kept for Julius Caesar.
855 - Pope Benedict III becomes pope.
1364 - Battle of Auray: English forces defeat French at Brittany; end of the Breton War of Succession
1567 - At a dinner, the Duke of Alba arrests the Count of Egmont and the Count of Horne for treason.
1789 - The U.S. War Department first establishes regular army with a strength of several hundred men.
1789 - The first U.S. Congress adjourns.
1829 - London's reorganized police force, the Metropolitan Police, becomes the first official police department in the world.
1864 - American Civil War: The Battle of Chaffin's Farm is fought.
1902 - Impresario David Belasco's first Broadway theater opens.
1907 - The cornerstone is laid at Washington National Cathedral in the U.S. capital.
1918 - The Hindenburg Line is broken by Allied forces during World War I.
1938 - Britain, France, Nazi Germany and Italy sign the Munich Agreement, allowing Germany to occupy the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.
1939 - Poland is divided between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.
1941 - The Babi Yar massacre begins.
1943 - U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign an armistice aboard the British ship Nelson off the shore of Malta.
1954 - The convention establishing CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) is signed.
1961 - The New York Times publishes music critic Robert Shelton's review of a performance from little known singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, which will lead to Dylan's discovery by Columbia Records representative John Hammond
1962 - Alouette 1, the first Canadian satellite is launched.
1963 - The second period of the Second Vatican Council opens.
1964 - Argentine cartoonist Quino publishes his first Mafalda comic strip.
1965 - The NSA memorial lists ten agents lost on this date.
1972 - Sino-Japanese relations: Japan establishes diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China after breaking official ties with the Republic of China.
1983 - Ornette Coleman Day in Fort Worth, Texas by mayoral proclamation.
1988 - NASA resumes space shuttle flights, grounded after the Challenger disaster.
1992 - Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Mello resigns.
1996 - Super Mario 64, a revolutionary platformer game for the Nintendo 64, is released in the United States.
2001 - The Syracuse Herald-Journal, a U.S. newspaper dating back to 1839, ceases publication.
2003 - Hurricane Juan makes landfall at Nova Scotia.
2004 - The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth.
2004 - The Burt Rutan Ansari X Prize entry SpaceShipOne performed a successful spaceflight, thereby halfway to winning the prize.
2004 - Baseball: The Montreal Expos play their last game at Olympic Stadium.
2005 - US Senate confirms John Roberts to be the next Chief Justice of the United States.
2005 - Patrick Roy becomes head coach of the QMJHL's Quebec Remparts.
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Births
2 BC - Jesus of Nazareth born in Bethlehem of Judea. (Luke 2:1-7)
1321 - John of Artois, Count of Eu, French soldier (d. 1387)
1328 - Joan of Kent, wife of Edward, the Black Prince (d. 1385)
1388 - Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, second son of Henry IV of England (d. 1421)
1511 - Michael Servetus, Spanish humanist (d. 1553)
1547 - Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish author (d. 1616)
1548 - William V, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1626)
1561 - Adriaan van Roomen, Flemish mathematician (d. 1615)
1636 - Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1715)
1639 - Lord William Russell, English politician (d. 1683)
1640 - Antoine Coysevox, French sculptor (d. 1720)
1678 - Adrien-Maurice, 3rd duc de Noailles, French soldier (d. 1766)
1691 - Richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (d. 1781)
1703 - François Boucher, French painter (d. 1770)
1725 - Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive, British general and statesman (d. 1774)
1758 - Horatio Nelson, British admiral (d. 1805)
1786 - Guadalupe Victoria, first President of Mexico (d. 1843)
1810 - Elizabeth Gaskell, British novelist (d. 1865)
1843 - Mikhail Skobelev, Russian general (d. 1882)
1864 - Miguel de Unamuno, Spanish writer and philosopher (d. 1936)
1895 - J.B. Rhine, American parapsychologist (d. 1980).
1901 - Enrico Fermi, Italian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1954)
1901 - Lanza del Vasto, Italian philosopher, poet, and activist (d. 1981)
1904 - Greer Garson, British actress (d. 1996)
1907 - Gene Autry, American actor, singer, and businessman (d. 1998)
1908 - Eddie Tolan, American athlete (d. 1967)
1912 - Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian film director
1913 - Trevor Howard, English actor (d. 1988)
1913 - Stanley Kramer, American film director (d. 2001)
1920 - Peter D. Mitchell, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1931 - James Watson Cronin, American nuclear physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1931 - Anita Ekberg, Swedish actress
1934 - Lance Gibbs, West Indian cricketer
1935 - Jerry Lee Lewis, American musician
1936 - Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy
1938 - Wim Kok, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
1939 - Larry Linville, American actor (d. 2000)
1940 - Nicola Di Bari, Italian singer
1942 - Madeline Kahn, American actress (d. 1999)
1942 - Bill Nelson, U.S. Senator from Florida
1942 - Ian McShane, British actor
1942 - Jean-Luc Ponty, French jazz violinist
1943 - Lech Wałęsa, President of Poland, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1948 - Bryant Gumbel, American television personality
1951 - Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile
1951 - Andrés Caicedo, Colombian writer (d. 1977)
1951 - Maureen Caird, Australian hurdler
1951 - Mike Enriquez, Philippine broadcaster
1952 - Max Sandlin, American politician
1956 - Sebastian Coe, British athlete
1957 - Andrew Dice Clay, American comedian and actor
1960 - Jennifer Rush, American singer
1961 - Stephanie Miller, American comedian and liberal talk show host
1962 - Roger Bart, American actor
1963 - Dave Andreychuk, Canadian hockey player
1964 - Les Claypool, American bassist (Primus)
1966 - Jill Whelan, American actress
1970 - Emily Lloyd, British actress
1972 - Robert Webb, British actor, comidian, and writer.
1976 - Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian football player
1978 - Kurt Nilsen, Norwegian singer
1981 - Siarhei Rutenka, Belarusian handball player
1982 - Ariana Jollee, American porn actress and director
1986 - Thomas Rendle, British chess player and FIDE Master
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Deaths
1364 - Charles, Duke of Brittany
1560 - King Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1496)
1637 - Lorenzo Ruiz, Filipino saint
1703 - Charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier (b. 1610)
1800 - Michael Denis, Austrian poet (b. 1729)
1804 - Michael Hillegas, first Treasurer of the United States (b. 1728)
1833 - King Ferdinand VII of Spain (b. 1784)
1887 - Bernhard von Langenbeck, German surgeon (b. 1810)
1902 - William Topaz McGonagall, British poet (b. 1825)
1902 - Émile Zola, French writer (b. 1840)
1908 - Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian writer (b. 1839)
1925 - Léon Bourgeois, French statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1851)
1927 - Willem Einthoven, Dutch inventor, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1860)
1930 - Ilya Yefimovich Repin, Russian painter (b. 1844)
1937 - Ray Ewry, American athlete (b. 1873)
1967 - Carson McCullers, American author (b. 1917)
1970 - Edward Everett Horton, American actor (b. 1886)
1973 - W. H. Auden, English poet (b. 1907)
1975 - Casey Stengel, baseball player and manager
1982 - Monty Stratton, baseball player (b. 1912)
1988 - Charles Addams, American cartoonist (b. 1912)
1997 - Roy Lichtenstein, American artist (b. 1923)
1994 - Cheb Hasni, Algerian singer (b. 1968)
1998 - Tom Bradley, Mayor of Los Angeles, California (b. 1917)
2001 - Nguyen Van Thieu, President of South Vietnam (b. 1923)
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Holidays and observances
RC Saints - Michaelmas - Christian feast of the Archangels St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael
Also see September 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
England, Ireland - One of the four Quarter days in the Irish calendar
Argentinia, Inventor's Day - László József Bíró's birthday.

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