Thursday, 6 April 2006
|2049 - Birthday meme|
Do a Wikipedia search for your birthday (month and day only). Post three events, two births (other than your own), and one death.
1866 - The Atlantic Cable is successfully completed, allowing transatlantic telegraph communication for the first time.
1940 - Bugs Bunny makes his official debut in the animated cartoon A Wild Hare.
1953 - Korean War ends: The United States, People's Republic of China, and North Korea, sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, president of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice.
1905 - Leo Durocher, baseball player (d. 1991)
1938 - Gary Gygax, American computer game creator
2003 - Bob Hope, English-born entertainer (b. 1903)
current mood: pleased
current music: Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Wizards in Winter
1917 - Russian Revolution: In Petrograd, Russia, Bolshevik leaders Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky lead revolutionaries in overthrowing the Provisional Government.
1940 - In the U.S. state of Washington, the middle section of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses in a windstorm, a mere four months after the bridge's completion.
1962 - Richard M. Nixon loses the gubernatorial election in the U.S. state of California. In his concession speech, he states that this is his "last press conference" and that "you won't have Dick Nixon to kick around any more".
1879 - Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary (d. 1940)
1964 - Dana Plato, American actress (d. 1999)
1980 - Steve McQueen, American actor (b. 1930)
So in effect, Trotsky got Russia as a 38th birthday present.
COMPUTER game creator?
(goes to fix the page)