Monday, April 10, 2006

Wikipedia Birthday Meme

Three events, Two births, One death:

October 7th

Three events:

1777 - American Revolutionary War: Americans beat the British in the Battle of Second Saratoga and the Battle of Bemis Heights.

1928 - Ras Tafari Makonnen crowned negus of Abyssinia by Empress Zauditu.

2003 - California recall: California governor Gray Davis is recalled from office and replaced by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Two births:

1728 - Caesar Rodney, American lawyer and signer of the Declaration of Independence (d. 1784)

1952 - Vladimir Putin, President of Russia

One death (and one for luck):

1792 - George Mason, American patriot (b. 1725)

1967 - Norman Angell, British politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1872)