Saturday, April 08, 2006

My Birthday in History

tambo posted this meme, and it looked interesting, so here goes:

Go to Wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia.org/). Type in your birth date (but not year). List three events that happened on your birthday. List two important birthdays and one interesting death. Post this in your journal.

3 Events:

1818 - Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state.

1967 - At Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, a transplant team headed by Christiaan Barnard carries out the first heart transplant on a human (53-year-old Louis Washkansky).

2005 - XCOR Aerospace makes first manned rocket aircraft delivery of US Mail in Mojave, California.

2 Birthdays:

1857 - Joseph Conrad, Polish-born British writer (d. 1924)

1948 - Ozzy Osbourne, British singer

It was really hard to just pick 2. A lot of interesting people share my birthday.

1 Death:

1894 - Robert Louis Stevenson, British writer (b. 1850)

Another tough one.

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