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The Birthday Meme
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I found this one interesting, so what the hey.

Stolen from a buncha folks:

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

I did more than that, so sue me.

August 26

Events:
1498: Michaelangelo commissioned to carve the Pieta.
1883: Eruption of Mount Krakatoa.
1920: The 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives women the right to vote.
1968: The Beatles' Hey Jude is released as a single in the United States under the Apple Records label--and the Democratic National Convention opens in Chicago.

Births:
1873: Lee DeForest, American inventor--he invented TV!
1921: Benjamin Bradlee, American journalist--helped bring down Nixon (our second worst modern-era president)!
1935: Geraldine Ferraro, U.S. vice presidential candidate

Deaths:
1930: Lon Chaney, Sr., American actor
1974: Charles Lindbergh, American aviator, right-wing nutcase
1980: Tex Avery, American cartoonist, genius, creative god

(Also the birthdate, in 1980, of Macaulay Culkin--but who cares? Born on the very same day the genius Tex Avery died. Sigh.)

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