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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.
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