Monday, April 10, 2006

birthday events

a new meme from ias - my LJ friend Isobel looked up her birthday on Wikipedia to see what happened on it. So I did the same. I knew that there was a failed attempt on Hitler's life on 20 July 1944; also the Stonewall riots (not sure which year) and the Apollo landing on the Moon in 1969. But loads of other stuff happened on my birthday. I also knew that 20 July is the feast of St Wilgefortis, who allegedly grew a beard to avoid a particularly persistent suitor (either that or she was crucified upside down, so her hair fell over her face and was mistaken for a beard by her fans). I am particularly pleased that I share my birthday with László Moholy-Nagy and Francesco Petrarch. Cool.

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