I pinched this from Col’s blog. Go to Wikipedia. Type in your birth date (but not year) in the search field (e.g. December 14). List three events that happened on your birthday, two important birthdays and one interesting death.
1542 – Princess Mary Stuart becomes Queen Mary I of Scotland.
1896 – The Glasgow Underground Railway is opened by the Glasgow District Subway Company.
2004 – The Millau viaduct, the highest bridge in the world, spanning the valley of the River Tarn near Millau, France and designed by British architect Lord Foster in collaboration with French bridge engineer Michel Virlogeux, is officially opened.
1503 – Nostradamus, French astrologer (d. 1566)
1979 – Michael Owen, English international footballer (also, on the exact same day, Jean-Alain Boumsong who also plays for the Toon. Until we get rid of the useless bastard over summer)
1799 – George Washington, first President of the United States (b. 1732)