That birthday thing

Go to Wikipedia. Type in your birth date (but not year).
List at least three events that happened on your birthday.
List at least two important birthdays and at least one interesting death.

May 31st

Events:

  • 1279 BC – Ramesses II becomes Pharaoh of Egypt.
  • 1866 – In the Fenian Invasion of Canada, John O’Neill leads 850 Fenian raiders across the Niagara River at Buffalo, New York/Fort Erie, Ontario, as part of an effort to free Ireland from the English. Canadian militia and British regulars repulse the invaders in over the next three days, at a cost of 9 dead and 38 wounded to the Fenian’s 19 dead and about 17 wounded.
  • 2004 – A foul-up during routine software update at the Royal Bank of Canada leads to a three-day misplacement of 10 million account balances.

Births

  • 1930 – Clint Eastwood, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1962 – Corey Hart, Canadian singer and songwriter

Deaths

  • 1996 – Timothy Leary, American professor and free-thinker (b. 1920)

Holidays and observances

  • World No Tobacco Day

3 Comments

  1. anonymous
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    Well, glad to see you’re putting your new Internet connection to good use.

    Yoink!

    –Centurion, mighiest of the mighty, death, the destroyer of worlds, look upon my works, ye mighty, and slap a fresh coat of paint on them.

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  2. sidekickca
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    It was either this or downloading copious amounts of porn 😛

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  3. anonymous
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    Dude, high-speed. Doesn’t need to be an ‘or’ proposition.

    Reply

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