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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:46 PM
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What was an exciting event that happened on your birthday?
Mine... well... It wasn't all that good, but it was mentioned in the DaVinci code. On October 13, King Philip IV issued an Execute Order 66 on the Knights Templar in France. They were later tortured into admitting things they had never done. Joy.

Yes, my birthday, October 13, is on a Friday this year. Double joy.
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:52 PM
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1. Nixon announced his resignation on my birthday.
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 07:52 PM by wildhorses
August 8, 1973. He did not actually resign until the next day when he signed the paperwork but, he was on TV the night before...IIRC
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:53 PM
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2. Good birthday present.
At least you weren't born on the day that caused 'Friday the 13' to be a bad thing. x(

Who knows, maybe you'll be lucky and shrub will resign on your next birthday!
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:58 PM
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7. that would be a nice gift
:bounce:


sorry about your infamous birthday :hug:
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:00 PM
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10. My friend asked me the other day...
"So, if you're birthday is on Friday the 13 of the year that spawned 6/6/06, how many satanic rituals are you doing?"

"NONE!... Okay, maybe one."


As a bonus, we have no school that day because of a teacher training day.
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:53 AM
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42. Wow. What a great birthday gift....
.... :thumbsup:
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:55 PM
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3. I was born.
Well, I sure was damn excited! :-)

Nothing happened though on my birthday of note, but...

(Twilight Zone music...)

Exactly 100 years earlier, John Brown was hanged.
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:56 PM
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4. Wise ass.
Who was John Brown? (The publik scools dont teach us anymore)
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:59 PM
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9. Abolitionist, started his own rebellion.
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:01 PM
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13. Sweet.
I remember him now. We learned about him in history class.
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PittPoliSci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:57 PM
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5. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 07:57 PM by PittPoliSci
of course, this was long before i was born, but hey, it counts.
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:58 PM
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6. Cool.
That I know about. :)
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5thGenDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:58 PM
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8. My first birthday
The Russians launched Sputnik (October 4, 1957).
On my second birthday, BOAC inaugurated jet travel across the Atlantic.
John
And, on a sadder note, one of my personal heroes, Gordon Cooper, died on my birthday a couple of years ago (so did Janis Joplin in 1971).
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:01 PM
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11. I was born on the last day of the Six Day War
Not that it is 'exciting', but it is tied in to so much of the ongoing strife in the Middle East. During the Six Day War, June 4-10, 1967, Israel seized the Golan Heights, Gaza, the West Bank, and the Sinai. The Camp David accords negotiated by President Carter in 1978 made Israel give the Sinai back to Egypt, and they have been at peace since it was handed back over in 1982, but as we all know too well, the other seized areas are at the root of the current morass.

I was born on the sixth day of the Six Day War, on the sixth day of the week, during the sixth hour of the day, during the sixth decade of the century, during the sixth month of the year. :evilgrin:

In 1976, on my 9th birthday, we were living in Spain, and on that day, the undercover police caught the man who had walked into our house a few days before, during broad daylight, and stole some items, while my sister was home! She was unharmed, and we recovered all the items. I will never forget that ugly &#*@# face when the car pulled up at our house, so my sister could identify him (this was how it was done in the immediate post-Franco era in Spain). Safe to say, he is probably still rotting in a prison somewhere... they don't fuck around.


A sad event on my birthday in 2004: Ray Charles died. :evilfrown:
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:01 PM
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12. D Day... June 6th
:hi:
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:03 PM
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14. It sucks having a birthday filled with death and dying, doesn't it.
My friends now poke fun at me with a 'Don't execute Order 66'.

....

:hi:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:03 PM
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15. The Good Doctor died.
It wasn't a good event, but it was a shock.
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querelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:09 PM
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16. April 12 1861
The first shots on Fort Sumter that started the American Civil War. Exactly 100 years after to the day, Querelle was born.

Q
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:13 PM
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17. Nero died, Erik Estrada was born, and Hussein gassed the Kurds.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:18 PM
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18.  Western Roman Empire fell - 476
Oh yeah and the world's first cafeteria opens in New York. - 1885

:P
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:22 PM
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19. Jayne Mansfield died...
:-(



...and Elvis recorded two of the live portions for his 1968 TV special a year later...

:D



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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:22 PM
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20. Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was passed on my birthday.
:evilfrown:
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:23 PM
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21. Chernobyl.
I found more events here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_26
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:24 PM
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22. OJ's White Bronco chase
:eyes:
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Scout1071 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:56 PM
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30. Too funny.
See my post below.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:24 PM
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23. Kennedy announced to the nation that we were all gonna die...
He went on national TV on my fifth Birthday, I remember it.....

The mood in the house suddenly went south....
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:24 PM
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24. A 5.5 earthquake in Missouri & Illinois in 1968
I recall my sister and I were goofing around in our room


http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/states/events/1968_...
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Crabby Appleton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:28 PM
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25. Custer's Last Stand
June 25
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:28 PM
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26. 2000 - American Vice President Al Gore delivers his concession speech
ending his hopes of becoming the 43rd President of the United States.

2002 - Enlargement of the European Union: The European Union announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004.

2003 - Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his home town of Tikrit (see Operation Red Dawn).

1978 - The first Susan B. Anthony dollar enters circulation.

1636 - The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes three militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot Indians. This organization is recognized today as the founding of the United States National Guard.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:31 PM
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27. Not exciting, but important to many.
Elvis died on August 16th, 1977. Bela Lugosi died on August 16th, 1956.
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Courtesy Flush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:32 PM
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28. The levees broke on my birthday last year. n/t
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Scout1071 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:55 PM
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29. O.J. verdict. That sucked.
America was just plain tense and angry. Happy 25th!
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Dervill Crow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:12 AM
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31. On my 12th birthday Simon and Garfunkel released Parsley, Sage,
Rosemary, and Thyme.

David Lee Roth and I were born on the same day.

Twenty years later Dale Earnhart, Jr., was born.

Christopher Reeve died on my birthday. That sucks. According to Wikipedia, Eleanor Rigby died on my birthday, too. I have no idea who she was other than a Beatles tune, so I have to go now to find out. :hi:
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:14 AM
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32. Sept. 11.
Take a wild guess
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:26 AM
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33. 1916: Rasputin was murdered. He got pretty excited about it, too!
DISGRUNTLED, even....
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:38 AM
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34. Tom DeLay got indicted
I was thrilled!
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:42 AM
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35. Lincoln shot and the Titanic sunk.
Also, that whole taxes thing. :(
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:44 AM
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36. Paris was liberated!!
(okay, so it's not a beret, but those are Gauloises I'm sure)
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:47 AM
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37. The Prohibition Amendment was passed
On my birthday in 1919. I don't recall it personally, but...

:shrug:

Gilbert Grosvenor, the editor who turned National Geographic in the publication we're familir with today, was born on October 28, 1875. He was also Alexander Graham Bell's son-in-law.

The Armistice Agreement with Bulgaria was signed on October 28, 1944.

There was a total lunar eclipse on October 28, 2004.

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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:41 AM
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38. Lincoln died and the Titanic sank.
:-(
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:43 AM
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39. I didn't know
he was on the Titanic.

:-(

They sure didn't mention that in the movie...
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:04 AM
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43. What do you think "O Captain! My Captain!" was about?
:)
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:14 AM
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46. Well, wouldn't ya know
He even tried to warn the captain of the iceberg.

He was, indeed, a great man...
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:46 AM
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40. I won $1200 on a quarter slot machine in Vegas on my 50th birthday
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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Godhumor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:48 AM
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41. Oh I got a lot of 'em - all bad
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 02:55 AM by Godhumor
A comet crashed into Jupiter

Date of the first ever atomic bomb test

JFK Jr. crashed on my birthday

The Romanovs were executed in Russia

Bush unveils the idea of "homeland security" on my birthday in 2002

Date of the major 1990 earthquake in the Philippines
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Luna_Chick Donating Member (287 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:04 AM
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44. The Alamo Fell
N/T
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:04 AM
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45. 1997 - Thirty-nine bodies found in the Heaven's Gate cult suicides.
March 26.
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:16 AM
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47. I was born.
I am kind of excited about that :)
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:44 AM
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48. Jimmy Hoffa disappeared when I was 15, July 30 '75
Coolest thing I ever did on my birthday? Went up in a hot air balloon.

Notable Events:
1419: First Defenestration of Prague (no wonder I felt so at home there last month!?)
1954: Elvis made his debut as a public performer
1965: LBJ signs Social Security Act into law (Bu$h raids and kills it some 36 yrs. later)

Birthdays:
Laurence Fishburne 1961, Hilary Swank 1974

Died:
Otto Von Bismarck, 1898
Claudette Colbert, 1996

Vanuatu celebrates their Independence Day

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_30
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:05 AM
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49. On the day I was born
frankfurters were replaced by Victory Sausages (a mix of meat products and soy).

I am so proud.
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:19 AM
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50. On the day I was born, Sugar Ray Robinson
became the first boxing champ to win 5 times! Woohoo! I don't even like boxing.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:35 AM
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51. February 13, 1945
Allies firebombed Dresden Germany killing 100,000 civilians.

RL
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:59 AM
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52. Mine is Flag Day in Poland.
:P
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martymar64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:09 AM
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53. My Grandfather died on my birthday
He had suffered for a long time from Parkinson's, so it was relief for him.
His Parkinson's came from too many concussions (he was a pro boxer back in the 20's and 30's)
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Lindsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:30 PM
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54. Last year....Hurricane Katrina....August 29th......
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C_eh_N_eh_D_eh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:35 PM
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55. You mean apart from the angelic chorus?
Well, apparently I have the same birthday as one of the Wright brothers. I can't remember which. Also Manuel Quezon, for those interested in Philippine history.
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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:35 PM
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56. Robert Kennedy died on my 16th birthday. nt
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