Friday, April 07, 2006

April 7th.

Paul via: Cyber Chocolate has intro'd me to a Wikipedia birthday meme ..

Rules: Look up the date of your birthday in Wikipedia. From the date page, pick three interesting historical events that occurred on that date, two births, and one death. (I did 4/3/2 because I wanted to show Norton/Jordon and Armstrong)

February 17 1963

Here's what happened:
1500 - Battle of Hemmingstedt.
1864 - American Civil War: CSS H. L. Hunley is the first submarine to engage and sink a warship, the USS Housatonic.
1979 - The Sino-Vietnamese War begins.
1996 - In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, world champion Garry Kasparov beats the Deep Blue supercomputer in a chess match.

Here's who was born:
1912 - Andre Norton, American author (d. 2005)
1963 - Michael Jordan, American basketball player
1972 - Billie Joe Armstrong, American singer and musician (Green Day)

And here's who died:
1909 - Geronimo, Apache leader (b. 1829)
1919 - Wilfrid Laurier, seventh Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1841)