From Joe, who got it from Sherry, who didn't say where she got it
Go to Wikipedia and type your birthday in the search box (not the year). Find 1 significant death, 2 significant births, an interesting event or two (or four), and a holiday/observance.
1941 - Maximilian Kolbe, Saint, martyr of Auschwitz (b. 1894)
1945 - Steve Martin, American comedian and actor (Wild and crazy guy)
1950 - Gary Larson, American cartoonist (Far Side)
1842 - Indian Wars: Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to Oklahoma.
1935 - United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired.
1945 - Japan accepts the Allied terms of surrender in World War II and the Emperor records the Imperial Rescript on Surrender (August 15 in Japan standard time).
2004 - Sales tax holiday in Massachusetts. All sales taxes are suspended on purchases of $2500 or less. (bring this to Oklahoma!)
United States - National Code talkers Day (personal note: I met one of the last surviving code talkers a few years back when he visited OSU for a presentation)
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