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So, by looking up a date on Wikipedia, you can find out a lot of interesting things that occurred on that day in history. For instance, my birthday is June 12th: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_12

 

Apparently my birthday falls on Russia Day, the day of Helsinki's foundation, the day of the Philippines' declaration of independence from Spain, Anne Frank's birthday, the day Nelson Mandela was sentenced to prison, Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman's murders, the reopening of the Globe Theatre, among other things!

 

What happened on your birthday? smile.gif

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_12

 

I share my birthday with, among others, Edward Lear, Florence Nightingale, Katherine Hepburn, Yogi Berra, George Carlin, and Otto Frank the father of Anne Frank.

 

It's also the Day of the Finnish Identity, and International Nurses Day.

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_18 Born on the same day the Battle of Lexington and Concord took place later than a F4 tornado in Missouri later than a earthquake in San Frasisco on the same day the first Champions day, also the longest professional baseball game was played, also a avalanche on Mt. Everest, Invention day also happens on that day

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_4

America happened on my birthday so no one ever discusses anything else :'D But it turns out that it's also the day the star that would eventually become the Crab Nebula exploded and the Higgs Boson was found, so that's cool.

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Nothing interesting happened on my birthday

Whaaat!? Your profile says Oct 1st! That is: The beginning of Cartoon Network! Thrilla in Manila! The first ever CT scan! The beginning of service for bullet trains from Tokyo to Osaka! The creation of NASA! The beginning of the first Soviet five-year plan! The end of the Nuremberg trials! The Model-T goes on the market! Yosemite was established as a national park!

 

The MOST interesting things seem to have happened on your birthday!

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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_2

 

My last birthday was quite the experience. It was my 16th birthday, and at school I got a girlfriend, then checked out to go get my license, so that I could go to my first day at work. It was like I had jumped into a brand new person's shoes all in one day.

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The civil war started on my birthday

 

Does that make the history nerd I am?

Edited by Esko_the_Wolf

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June 6

 

The battle of Normandy started on my birthday (D-Day).

 

Also, the Supreme Court of the United States banned marijuana, even for medical purposes.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_17

 

I share birthdays with Pope Francis, Mikky Ekko, and Nat Wolff from the fault in our stars. o: The Wright Brothers made the first successful flight, and some guy set himself on fire and caused a revolution. Also the US and Cuba re-established diplomatic relations this past year tongue.gif didn't know that happened on my birthday.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_20

 

Telegraph was patented, West Virginia was admitted as a state, Detroit Race Riot started, Watergate scandal, and Wikimedia was founded.

 

Oh wow! I share a birthday with Jacob Hubner! He was a founding father of Lepidopteran entomology! Awesome! I also share a birthday with Frederick Gowlan, a biochemist and Nobel laureate.

 

OH MY GOD! I share a birthday with Punnett?! An entomologist AND a founding father of genetics?! Be still my heart!

 

On the less science nerd side, Errol Flynn (best known for his portrayal of Robin in The Adventures of Robin Hood) and I were both born on June 20. xd.png

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February 6 --for neat shared birthdays, I've got Rick Astley, Bob Marley, Ronald Regan (aaand for fictional characters, Mewtwo 8D). Interesting events:

 

 

 

1840 – Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, establishing New Zealand as a British colony.

1952 – Elizabeth II becomes queen regnant of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a tree house at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.

 

And... uhh.... some blizzards and earthquakes and floods... |D

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November 29

1972 - Pong was released

1803 – Christian Doppler was born

The only thing I knew beforehand was:

2001 - George Harrison died

My mom is a huge fan of The Beatles, and George was her favourite. Needless to say, it wasn't a fun day for her at least. I don't remember anything about it tbh. My old lady memory is failing on me. ._.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_3

 

1608 - Quebec City was founded

1775 - George Washington was made commander of the Continental Army

1844 - The last pair of great auks was killed

1863 – American Civil War: The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett's Charge.

1890 - Idaho became a state.

 

I share a birthday with Tom Cruise and Montel Williams, and Andy Griffith died on my birthday. And that's about all I see of people I actually have heard of.

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The discovery of Uranus (1781) and later Pluto(1930) seem the most interesting facts I could find.

 

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August 2nd

 

A bunch of deaths and natural disasters but this was really cool

 

1776 – The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took place.
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May 21st

The 9/11 memorial museum opened on my birthday. Also the Tetrarchy began. Also I share a birthday with Mr. T and Gotye. Also it's the deathday of King Henry VI and Jane Addams. Interesting, though honestly not much of this stuff is clicking with me save for the few things I recognize due to history classes.

 

Outside of Wikipedia, I remember Putin came over to Shanghai last year for some summit held on my birthday and the day before. School was closed since they blocked off all the roads in the area where they were holding the meeting... which was really close to where I live. It was almost eerie how there were no cars out on the roads. But hey, at least I got the day off ;P

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