This looks like a fun one! Nobody's tagged me, but I saw it on Robyn's blog. Go to Wikipeda, look up your birthday, then post 3 events, 2 births, and a holiday. Then tag 5 other people. I'm tagging Elizabeth, Amanda, the other Amanda, the new Amanda, Darlene, and Carolyn. Yeah, that's 6 - but Robyn tagged 6, so I'm OK, right?
763 BC - Assyrians record a solar eclipse that will be used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history.
1888 - Crown Prince Wilhelm becomes Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany (Oscar was almost named Wilhelm, either for the two Kaisers or for Wilhelm Klink).
1934 - The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is founded. I saw my first wild skunks ever at this park. Until then, I didn't realize that skunks lived in America - I thought they were some sort of exotic African amimal, like zebras. Perhaps I should mention that I was 10 at the time.
1914 - Yuri Andropov - this was the only one I knew of for a long time
1954 - James Belushi - Thanks, Wikipedia, for offering some more fun birthday sharers!
The ninth and last day of the Vestalia, in honor of Vesta, the Roman goddess of the hearth. Guess I should've baked bread or something. There aren't a lot of good holidays available for this day.