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11:49 a.m. - 2006-04-14
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Type your birthday (minus the year) into Wikipedia’s search bar and post the following that happened on that day: three interesting things, two births, and one death.

March 28

Three interesting events:

193 - Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus.

1979 - In Pennsylvania, a pump in the reactor cooling system fails at Three Mile Island, resulting in the evaporation of some contaminated water causing a nuclear meltdown.

2006 - At least 1 million union members, students and unemployed take to the streets in France in protest at the government's proposed First Employment Contract law.

2 births:
1496 - Mary Tudor, queen of Louis XII of France (d. 1533)

1515 - Saint Teresa of Avila, Spanish Carmelite nun and poet (d. 1582)

1 Death:
1941 - Virginia Woolf, English feminist writer (b. 1882)

 

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