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From jcobleigh

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

On April 8:

Neat Facts:

  • 1742 - The first performance of George Frideric Handel's oratorio The Messiah, in Dublin.
  • 1945 - At the POW camp at Flossenbürg, pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer's last full day alive (he was hanged on April 9th).
  • 2005 - Funeral of Pope John Paul II


Births:

  • 563 BC - Gautama Buddha, Indian religious leader (d. 483 BC)
  • 1938 - Kofi Annan, Ghanian United Nations Secretary General, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize


Death:

  • 1973 - Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist (b. 1881)


Also of note:

  • Death: 2003 - Anita Borg, American computer scientist (b. 1949)
  • Birth and Death: 1914 - María Félix, Mexican actress (d. 2002)


In other news, I like this "restore from saved draft" LJ feature on the update journal page.

Comments

HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY!

Thank You.
I've been spending the week trying to remember if your birthday is the 8th or the 9th and been heavily in favour of the 8th but not quite sure...so

Before I forget in a few hours (but don't worry if I remember and am awake, I'll come back)

HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY!

Re: HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY!

Thanks! :)

Re: HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY!

You're old!

But don't worry...my sister is 30!!