Nico (vilakins) wrote,
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Birthday meme

From altariel, matildabj and glitterboy1:

Go to Wikipedia and look up your birthday (month and day, excluding the year). List three facts, two births and one death in your journal, including the year.

Events

A depressing lot, but I chose these:

  • 1789 - Mutiny on the HMS Bounty. Captain William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift and the rebel crew sets sail for Pitcairn Island.
  • 1947 - Thor Heyerdahl and five crewmates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to prove that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia.
  • 2003 - Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store launches, selling 1 million songs in its first week.
Huh, all have a nautical theme, metaphorically in the last case.

Births

A much better crop. It was hard to pick (Jorge Garcia!) but here you go:
  • 1906 - Kurt Gödel, Austrian mathematician (d. 1978)
  • 1948 - Terry Pratchett, English author
Death

I hadn't heard of most of them, but here's one who had it coming:
  • 1945 - Benito Mussolini, Italian fascist dictator (b. 1882)
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