April 11th, 2006

knowledge is power

Birthday meme

from dmt81

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

For August 27th

Facts = 
1883 - Krakatoa erupts.  It is one of the most violent volcanic events in modern times.
1939 - First jet aircraft flight
2003 - Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing approximately 34,646,416 miles (55,758,006 kilometers) from Earth. 

Births =
1407 - Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (d. 1425) 
1890 - Man Ray, photographer and artist (d. 1976) 
1910 - Mother Teresa, Albanian missionary and humanitarian, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1997) 

Deaths =
1577 - Titian, Italian artist 
1963 - W.E.B. DuBois, American civil rights activist and scholar (b. 1868)
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