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July 24 is hardly a red-letter day, mostly distinguished, it seems, by war crimes and travesties of justice. However Macchu Picchu was rediscoved in 1911, Apollo 11 got home safely in 1969, and it's the Feast Day of St Christina the Astonishing!

I share my birthday with Wonder Woman and Amelia Earhert -- notable deaths this day include epidemiologist Richard Doll research pioneer into the links between smoking and health problems, and tragic Japanese short story writer Ryunosuke_Akutagawa, whose work you may have seen filmed as Rashōmon.

Your birthday (no year): three facts, two births, two deaths. Go play!

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ginger_princess
7th Apr, 2006 10:15 (UTC)
Another famous birthday for 24 July!
You also share your birthday with no less than MARK THOMAS MAITLAND BALDWIN.
concourse
7th Apr, 2006 10:21 (UTC)
(cough)
cleanskies
7th Apr, 2006 10:28 (UTC)
Re: Another famous birthday for 24 July!
Maitland????
badasstronaut
7th Apr, 2006 10:30 (UTC)
Re: Another famous birthday for 24 July!
Is that some kind of alternative amusement park? Where you go with your maits?
concourse
7th Apr, 2006 11:02 (UTC)
You didn't know that?

And I'm pretty sure Peter Sellars died on 24th. I must get extra points for him dying in the same year I was born as well.
ginger_princess
7th Apr, 2006 10:19 (UTC)
My birthday - 28 September
1066 - William the Conqueror invades England
1820 - The tomato is publicly proven safe
1971 - Medicinal cannabis banned

I share my birthdate with Gwyneth Paltrow and Confucius.

Notable deaths - Louis Pasteur in 1895, and Harpo Marx in 1964.
tenderhooligan
7th Apr, 2006 10:21 (UTC)
And it is, of course, the day before I was born. (Were we all born on those dates? It does appear so. Well, three of us anyway. Oh and three exes of mine, too. Man.)
concourse
7th Apr, 2006 10:59 (UTC)
I have another friend on 25th, and someone on 23rd too. Must be the onset of those cold winter nights around mid-October.
buddleia
7th Apr, 2006 10:22 (UTC)
Sharing a birthday with Oliver North - meh. Sharing a birthday with Desmond Tutu (one of my heroes) - very cool.
phlebas
7th Apr, 2006 11:12 (UTC)
7th of May:
World premiere of Beethoven's 9th in 1824. Russia and Bulgaria celebrate Radio Day. And Willy Brandt resigned the day I was born. Coincidence?
I share my birthday with a host of notables including Tchaikovsky and Archibald MacLeish who wrote J.B. and deaths on the same date include Holy Roman Emperor Otto I and alleged Mozart-murderer Antonio Salieri.
sdn
7th Apr, 2006 12:41 (UTC)
i share my birthday with freeman dyson and paul simonon.
crazycrone
7th Apr, 2006 13:07 (UTC)
Violent Fits Of Ecstasy!
Christina the Astonishing goes to the top of my list of people to do strips about. I'd not heard of her before, so thanks to you and Wilipedia!
crazycrone
7th Apr, 2006 13:21 (UTC)
Yow!
Quenn Victoria and Telly savalas died on my birthday.

Other notable 22 January birthdays are Lord Byron, Strindberg, Sam Cooke, Rosa Ponselle and (Yayyyyy!) Wicked Wazir Conrad Veidt...'In the morning, zey die the death of a thousand cuts.'

On the day the Swiss Guards were founded and the Diet of Worms opened.
timscience
7th Apr, 2006 13:33 (UTC)
Arghhhhh!
On my birthday (26 April):
The Gestapo was established.
Guernica was bombed.
Chernobyl melted down.

History is trying to tell me something. Something bad.

On the plus side:
David Hume and Giorgio Moroder were born. Also Wittgenstein. Can I have three? Two philosophers and an electronic composer seems about right.
On the minus side:
Self taught mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan and Hubert Selby Jr, who wrote "Last Exit to Brooklyn", died.

ms_slonim
7th Apr, 2006 16:44 (UTC)
No time to look up deaths but I will say that i share my birthday with Glen Danzig and Maggie philbin. That says EVERYTHING you need to know about me.
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