Your Day in History


I stole this idea from Haley

Haley says – Look up your birth date, minus the year, at Wikipedia. Then, list 3 events, 2 births and 1 death from the choices that the site gives you.

Okay I figured this might be interesting to do even though it is not my birthday. So after reading most of them I come to the conclusion that it was a good day to be born, because nothing really bad happened that day. Except then I came to the last entry;

2006 – The Conservative Party of Canada becomes a minority government in Canada’s Parliament, replacing the Liberals after 13 years in power.

Two other notable events on that date include;

1952 – Elizabeth II becomes Queen upon the death of her father George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a treehouse at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.

1959 – Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments filed the first patent for an integrated circuit.

Shared birthdays;

1911 – Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States (d. 2004)

1913 – Mary Leakey, British anthropologist (d. 1996) (often overshadowed by her husband but remember the Laetoli footprints, that was hers not louis’)

1945 – Bob Marley, Jamaican singer and musician (d. 1981)

Luckily only one famous person I know anything about died on my birthday the rest are also rans but not;

1993 – Arthur Ashe, American tennis player (b. 1943)

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3 thoughts on “Your Day in History

  1. I’ll trade you

    43 BC – Cicero, Roman politician and author (b. 106 BC)

    For

    1913 – Mary Leakey, British anthropologist (d. 1996)

    (-:

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