A Quark of A Different Spin. (adameros) wrote,
A Quark of A Different Spin.
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From docjeff:

Birthday Meme:
Look up your birthday in Wikipedia.
Pick 4 events, 3 births, 2 deaths, and 1 holiday.

Events:
1184 BC - Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional).
1800 - The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 USD to purchase "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress".
1898 - The Spanish-American War: The United States declare war on Spain.
1916 - Ernest Shackleton and five men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launch a lifeboat from uninhabited Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean to organise a rescue for ice-trapped ship Endurance.

Births:
1533 - William I of Orange (d. 1584)
1954 - Captain Sensible, British guitarist
1982 - Kelly Clarkson, American singer

Deaths:
1731 - Daniel Defoe, English writer (b. 1660)
1938 - George Grey Barnard, American sculptor (b. 1863)

Holiday:
Australia - Kapyong Day a day of remembrance for Korean War veterans, named after the Battle of Kapyong in 1951
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