Hippoi Athanatoi

Interesting Times Meme

Go to Wikipedia and look up your birth day (excluding the year). List three neat facts, two births and one death in your journal, including the year.

Three interesting facts:

  • 1527 - Spanish and German troops sack Rome; some consider this the end of the Renaissance.
  • 1937 - Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed.
  • 1954 - Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.

Two births:

  • 1758 - Maximilien Robespierre, French Revolutionary
  • 1961 - George Clooney, American actor (I wonder if any of his girl-puddle-inducing charm can rub off just by the association….)

One death:

  • 1502 - James Tyrrell, alleged murderer of the Princes in the Tower
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