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Wikipedia meme!

joellehart will love this one. =p

Go to Wikipedia and look up your birthday (excluding the year). List three neat facts, two births and one death in your journal, including the year.

JULY 14 (1980)

1. Bastille Day, of course. I didn't need Wikipedia for that. But I'll quote what it says. "1789 - French Revolution: Citizens of Paris storm the Bastille and free seven prisoners."

2. "1798 - The Sedition Act becomes United States law making it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the United States government." Oh, great.

3. "1933 - Gleichschaltung: In Germany, all political parties are outlawed except the Nazi Party." Damn, my birthday is apparently all about freedom. Unfortunately, often the suppression. >_<

Not listed, but in 2004 Congress didn't pass the Federal Marriage Amendment on July 14. Let's hope that the next attempt doesn't pass too. >_<

BIRTHS
A whole freakin' lot, but here's three, because one of them inspired the OTHER holiday for my birthday.

1913 - Gerald Ford, President of the United States
1918 - Ingmar Bergman, Swedish film and theatre director
1977 - Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden

DEATH
1881 - Billy the Kid, American outlaw (b. 1860)

HOLIDAYS
France and all French dependencies - Bastille Day
Sweden - Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, an official flag day.
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