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Birthday meme

I haven't done one of these in a long time!  Stolen from gatsbyfan

Go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday (month and day). Then you write down 3 events, 3 births, 3 deaths, 3 holidays, and tag 3 friends.

April 13
Events:
1111 - Henry V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor
1964 - At the Academy Awards, Sidney Poitier becomes the first African-American male to win the Best Actor award for Lillies of the Field
1970 - An oxygen tank aboard Apollo 13 explodes, putting the crew in danger and causing major damage to the spacecraft while en route to the Moon.

Births:
1570 - Guy Fawkes, English Catholic conspirator (d. 1606)
1743 - Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States (d. 1826)
1906 - Samuel Beckett, Irish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1989)

Deaths:
1638 - Henri, duc de Rohan, French Huguenot leader (b. 1579)
1826 - Franz Danzi, German composer (b. 1763) 
1936 - Milton Brown, American swing bandleader (b. 1903)

Holidays:
First day of Lao new year
Vaisakhi (Sikh religious festival)
Saint Hermenegild

I'm not tagging anyone specifically, but if you want to do it, go right ahead! :-)
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