Wednesday, July 26, 2006

A little research

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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