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April 7th, 2006
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Wikipedia history meme
Go to Wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia.org/). Type in your birth date (but not year). List three events that happened on your birthday. List two important birthdays and one interesting death. Post this in your journal.

Dec. 4:

1777 - Lydia Barrington Daragh gets word to George Washington of British plans to attack that night at Whitemarch, allowing the Continental Army time to arm and be ready (okay, I cheated. This event is not on wikipedia. But wikipedia is rather shy on women's history).
1952 - Great Smog of 1952: A cold fog descends upon London, combining with air pollution and killing up to 12,000 in the weeks and months that follow.
2005 - Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong protested for democracy and called on the Government to allow universal and equal suffrage.

1860 - Lillian Russell (Helen Louise Leonard) - one of the most famous and beautiful actresses of the late 19th century and early 20th century.
1945 - Roberta Bondar - Canadian astronaut and scientist.

1696 - Empress Meisho of Japan (b. 1624)

Oh, and in roman times, secret ceremonies in honor of Bona Dea (Goddess of fertility, healing, virginity and women) were held on December 4.

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Date:April 9th, 2006 03:10 am (UTC)
But wikipedia is rather shy on women's history

You're supposed to edit it when you see it's missing something. :)
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