Joshua Alexandr: The Idol of My Age (damagedgoods) wrote,
Joshua Alexandr: The Idol of My Age
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Stolen from Cafesteu

Look up your birthday on Wikipedia, and pick out some of the events and births/deaths of note.

Events
202 BC - The Battle of Zama results in the defeat of Carthage and Hannibal.

1469 - Ferdinand II of Aragon marries Isabella of Castile, a marriage that paves the way to the unification of Aragon and Castile into a single country, Spain.

1512 - Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology (Doctor in Biblia).

# 1781 - Major General Lord Charles Cornwallis surrenders to George Washington and Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau at Yorktown, Virginia, ending the American Revolutionary War.

1873 - Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers universities draft the first code of American football rules.

1933 - Germany withdraws from the League of Nations.

1987 - (Black Monday) Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22%.

2003 - Mother Teresa is beatified by Pope John Paul II.

2005 - Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb.

Births

1562 - Archbishop George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1633)

1945 - John Lithgow, American actor

1966 - Jon Favreau, American actor, writer, director


Deaths

1187 - Pope Urban III

1216 - King John died at Newark Castle

1745 - Jonathan Swift, Irish author (b. 1667)
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