Saturday, April 08, 2006

Meme! (or, Lots of Cool People Died On My Birthday

Go to Wikipedia and look up your birth day (excluding the year). List three neat facts, two births and one death in your journal, including the year.

1929 - "Black Thursday" stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange.
1945 - Founding of the United Nations
1992 - The Toronto Blue Jays become the first non-US team to win the World Series. This is also known as the first real "World" Series. (Mark's note: I call bullshit on this, since while Game Six started on my birthday, it didn't end until after midnight the next day. Ergo, I've never considered it really valid.

1915 - Bob Kane, cartoonist (d. 1998)
1972 - Scott Peterson, American murderer

2005 - Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist (b. 1913)