A Procrastination Game

Gotta love the internet. This from Tutal: “Go to Wikipedia, enter in your birth date but not the year. List three neat events, three births and two deaths, include the year.”

Here’s my list:
Events-
1609 – Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
1963 – During a 200,000-person civil rights rally in at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his famous I have a dream speech.
1907 – UPS is founded by James E. Casey in Seattle, Washington.
[Honorable mentions: I’ve got declarations of war (twice in 1916) and riots (1964, 1968). The late summer heat must get to some people.]

Births-
1749 – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and scientist (d. 1832)
1774 – Elizabeth Ann Seton, first American-born Catholic saint (d. 1821)
1828 (O.S.) – Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer (d. 1910)
[Honorable mentions to the celebrities: Lou Piniella (1943), Shania Twain (1965), and Jack Black (1969)–hmm, Jack’s mustache is eerily reminiscent of Tutal’s…]

Deaths-
388 – Magnus Maximus, Roman usurper against Valentinian III
1784 – JunŪpero Serra, Spanish Franciscan missionary (b. 1713)

Feast Days-
Feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo (d. August 28, 430).

I would also like to note a significant event sharing my daughter’s birthday: 1920 – The United States Postal Service rules that children may not be sent via parcel post. And I was hoping to send her to her grandparents’ for Christmas!

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