Passing it on

My old friend Josh posted this awhile back, and it sounds from his blog as if this is a meme that went around the Internet some time ago. Regardless, I thought it was pretty cool and decided to try it for myself:

“Go to Wikipedia. Type in your birth date (but not year). List three events that happened on your birthday. List two important birthdays and one interesting death. Post this in your journal.”

September 21

1765 – Antoine de Beauterne announced he had killed the Beast of Gévaudan.
1937 –  J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is published.
1981 – Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female supreme court justice, is confirmed by the senate in a 99-0 vote.

1866 – H.G. Wells, English writer (d. 1946)
1947 – Stephen King, American author

1832 – Sir Walter Scott, Scottish writer (b. 1771)

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