Monday, March 19, 2007

I've gotten addicted to the wikipedia page for july 31, which is my birthday. It seems that I share a birthday with Milton Friedman, Primo Levi, and J.K. Rowling. On the same day, the weimar constitution was adopted; the Nazi party won the last free election in the weimar republic; and Hermann Göring ordered SS general Reinhard Heydrich to "submit to me as soon as possible a general plan of the administrative material and financial measures necessary for carrying out the desired final solution of the Jewish question." Something to think about when the date comes around again.

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At 12:18 AM, Blogger angela said...

my birthday sucks

37 - Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate.

1854 - Crimean War: France declares war on Russia.

1871 - The Paris Commune is formally established in Paris.

1979 - In Pennsylvania, a pump in the reactor cooling system fails at Three Mile Island, resulting in the evaporation of some contaminated water causing a nuclear meltdown.

1836 - Frederick Pabst, American brewer (d. 1904)
1868 - Maxim Gorky, Russian author (d. 1936)
1914 - Bohumil Hrabal, Czech writer (d. 1997)
1921 - Dirk Bogarde, English actor (d. 1999)
1956 - April Margera, Bam Margera's mother
1942 - Daniel Dennett, American philosopher
1928 - Alexander Grothendieck, German mathematician
1954 - Morris Mason, American rapist and murderer (d. 1985)
1971 - Mr. Cheeks, American rapper
1977 - Devon, American porn actress
1978 - April Flowers, American porn actress

deaths
1881 - Modest Mussorgsky, Russian composer (b. 1839)
1941 - Virginia Woolf, English feminist writer (b. 1882)
1969 - Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States (b. 1890)
1985 - Marc Chagall, Russian-born painter (b. 1887)

 
At 8:23 AM, Blogger alex said...

you are being too pessimistic. sure, april flowers does crappy porn. but you should be hapy to share a day with grothendieck.

 

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