didn’t feel much like posting today, so i am continuing something started on The Blue Pencil.
Go to Wikipedia. In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year). List three events that happened on your birthday. List two important birthdays and one interesting death. Post this in your journal.
September 12th:
Events (i am purposefully avoiding anything 9/11 related, though there was a lot)-
490 BC – Athens defeats Persia at the Battle of Marathon
1846 – Elizabeth Barrett elopes with Robert Browning.
1990 – The two German states and the Four Powers sign the Treaty on the Final Settlement With Respect to Germany in Moscow, paving the way for German re-unification.
1492 – Lorenzo II de’ Medici, Duke of Urbino (d. 1519) (i am so obviously a wannabe Renaissance scholar!).
1575 – Henry Hudson, English explorer (who incidentally found the Hudson River on his birthday in 1609 – i hope my 34th birthday is as momentous for me!).
1994 – Frank Eugene Corder, suicide pilot crashed into the White House lawn.
2003 – Johnny Cash, American singer and guitarist (b. 1932).


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