A Quark of A Different Spin. (adameros) wrote,
A Quark of A Different Spin.
adameros

The bah-bah dujour:

  1. Type in your birthday (minus the year) in the search bar at Wikipedia.com
  2. List three interesting facts, three births, and three death that happened on your birthday.

April 24th:

Events
  • 1184 BC - Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional).
  • 1704 - The first regular newspaper in the United States, the Boston, Massachusetts New-Letter, is published.
  • 1800 - The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress".


Births
  • 1533 - William I of Orange (d. 1584)
  • Shirley MacLaine, American actress and author
  • 1964 - Cedric the Entertainer, American comedian and actor


Deaths
  • 1779 - Eleazar Wheelock, American founder of Dartmouth College (b. 1711)
  • 1967 - Vladimir Komarov, cosmonaut (b. 1927)
  • 1997 - Eugene Stoner, American engineer and weapons designer (b. 1922)


Also, as a bonus, it is Newman's Day and 24-Hour Comic Day. Both holidays worth observing.


[Edit: In some conversation resulting from this research, has led to more research, and discovering the Wikipedia has a good lisitng of drinking games, with rules! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drinking_games]
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