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Birthday Meme

Ganked from cahwyguy and more fun than whining about having spent most of my 50th birthday in the Johnnesburg airport.

Instructions: Go over to Wikipedia and enter the day you were born [such as "June 1"] and then pick 3 events, 2 births, 2 deaths and 1 holiday that occurred on your birthday.

Events:

1781 - Los Angeles, California, is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of Porziuncola) by 44 Spanish settlers.

1957 - The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel.

1972 - Mark Spitz wins his seventh swimming gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, becoming the first Olympian to do so. Spitz set world records in all seven events in which he competed.

Births:

1896 - Antonin Artaud, French playwright (d. 1948)

1913 - Mickey Cohen, American gangster (d. 1976)

Deaths:

1907 - Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer (b. 1843)

1986 - Hank Greenberg, American baseball player (b. 1911)

Holiday:

Immigrant's Day in Argentina since 1949
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