Steve Brinich (stevemb) wrote,
Steve Brinich
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Birthday Meme

From a whole bunch of different people:

Painstakingly pinched from about half my friends list, the Wiki Your Birthday meme:
1) Look up your birth date (no year) on Wikipedia.
2) List your choice of four (4) events, three (3) births, two (2) deaths and one (1) holiday that occur on this date.


July 20
Events (really, three of them are too obvious):
1921 - Air mail service begins between New York City and San Francisco.
1944 - World War II: Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt (known as the July 20 Plot) led by German Army Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg.
1969 - Apollo Program: Apollo 11 successfully lands the first man on the Moon.
1976 - The Viking 1 lander successfully lands on Mars.

Births:
356 BC - Alexander the Great, Macedonian-Greek king and military leader (d. 323 BC)
1876 - Otto Blumenthal, German mathematician (d. 1944)
1919 - Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountain climber (d. 2008)

Deaths:
1704 - Peregrine White, first English child born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1620)
2005 - James Doohan, Canadian-born actor (b. 1920)

Holiday:
Colombia - Independence Day
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