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17 August 2008 @ 11:38 am
Birthday Meme  
snagged from ivydoor

Go to Wikipedia and enter your date of birth. Then pick 4 events, 3 births, two deaths, and one holiday.

January 15th

Events
588 BC - Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah's reign. The siege lasts until July 23, 586 BC.

1759 - The British Museum opens.

1777 - American Revolutionary War: New Connecticut (present day Vermont) declares its independence.

1889 - The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia.

Births
1342 - Philip II, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1404)

1929 - Martin Luther King, Jr., American civil rights leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1968)

1959 - Sister Carol, Jamaican reggae singer

Deaths
69 - Galba, Roman Emperor (b. 3 BC)

1990 - Dame Peggy van Praagh, British ballet dancer, choreographer, director (b. 1910)

Holiday
United States - Traditionally, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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