12 August

// June 29th, 2006 // Internets

via Adam.

1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
3. List three events that happened on your birthday.
4. List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
5. One holiday or observance (if any).

Events:

  • 1883 – The last quagga dies at the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam
  • 1908 – First Model T Ford built
  • 1952 – The Night of Murdered Poets – Prominent Jewish intellectuals were murdered in Moscow

    Births:

  • 1949 – Mark Knopfler, British guitarist (Dire Straits)
  • 1962 – Miss Cleo, American psychic

    Deaths:

  • 1982 – Henry Fonda, American actor (b. 1905)

    Holidays:

  • Zimbabwe – Defence Force Day
  • 2 Responses to “12 August”

    1. Ant says:

      January 22

      Events:
      1840 – British colonists reach New Zealand.
      1984 – The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous “1984″ television commercial.
      2003 – Last successful contact with the spacecraft Pioneer 10, one of the most distant man-made objects.

      Births
      1959 – Linda Blair, American actress
      1965 – DJ Jazzy Jeff, American rapper and actor

      Deaths
      1994 – Telly Savalas, American actor (b. 1924)

      Holiday/Observance
      New Zealand – Wellington Anniversary.

    2. Patrick says:

      Events
      1911 – The New York Public Library opened.
      1940 – Igor Sikorsky performs the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight.
      2000 – Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.

      Births
      1941 – Bob Dylan
      1988 – Billy Gilman, American singer

      Death
      1991 – Gene Clark, American singer and songwriter (The Byrds) (b. 1944)

      Holiday/Observance
      Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. (Yay! Not that I had a job when this came around this year, but I kind of got the day off.)

      Always fun to see the things that happen on your birthday.

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