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Saturday, July 01, 2006

4th of July Tag Party (via TfK):

Instructions:
1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. In the search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
3. List three important events that happened on your birthday.
4. List two interesting birthdays and one interesting death.
5. List one holiday or observance (if none, make one up).

Events:
1794 - Whiskey Rebellion begins: Farmers in the Monongahela Valley of Pennsylvania rebel against the federal tax on liquor and distilled drinks.
1945 - President Harry Truman announces the successful bombing of Hiroshima with an atomic bomb while returning from the Potsdam Conference aboard the heavy cruiser USS Augusta (CA-31) in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
1976 - Viking program: Viking 2 enters into orbit around Mars.

Birthdays:
1779 - Carl Ritter, German geographer (d. 1859)
1942 - Garrison Keillor, American writer and radio host
(bonus birthday)1960 - David Duchovny, American actor
(super bonus birthday)1975 - Charlize Theron, South African actress (same year, too!)

Death:
1106 - Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1050)

Observance:
Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 15 saints.

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