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Wiki meme, taken from various different journals I haven't gotten around to friending yet...

Enter your birthday [into Wikipedia], then choose 4 events, 3 births, 2 deaths, and 1 holiday.



Events
1) 663 - Remnants of the Korean Baekje Kingdom and their Yamato Japanese allies engage the combined naval forces of the Tang Chinese and Silla Koreans on the Geum River in Korea; the outcome is a significant Tang-Silla victory, while the Japanese would not attempt another invasion of Korea until the Imjin War of the late 16th century.
2) 1689 - The Treaty of Nerchinsk is signed by Russia and the Qing empire.
3) 1962 - Mariner 2 launched to Venus.
4) 2003 - Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing approximately 34,646,416 miles (55,758,006 kilometers) from Earth.

Births
1) 1487 - Anna of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark (d. 1514)
2) 1932 - Antonia Fraser, British author  (that's so weird, I own 2 of her non-fiction books... I really enjoy the way she presents history.)
3) 1937 - Alice Coltrane, American jazz musician (d. 2007)

Deaths
1) 1590 - Pope Sixtus V (b. 1521)
2) 1963 - W.E.B. DuBois, American civil rights activist and scholar (b. 1868)

Holiday
1) Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991).
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