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Birthday meme - Jamieson Cobleigh

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From bzarcher and kateycp2k:

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.

On October 28:

Neat Facts:

  • 1538: The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, is established.
  • 1868: Thomas Edison applied for his first patent, the electric vote recorder.
  • 1919: Prohibition begins: The U.S. Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson's veto.

Births:

  • 1914: Jonas Salk, American medical scientist (d. 1995)
  • 1955: Bill Gates, American software pioneer

Death:

  • 1818: Abigail Adams, First Lady of the United States (b. 1744)
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