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It All Happened on July 18 (and so did I)
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"We all know that ruby is the July birthstone and larkspur is the flower of July, but did you know what events in history took place on the same day I was born? Let's take a look at what has happened on July 18."
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One thousand eight hundred ninety-nine years before I was born (64 A.D.), a great fire devastated Rome. What emperor reputedly fiddled while it burned?
One hundred thirty-three years before I was born (1830) a country in South America adopted its first constitution. What country, whose capital is Montevideo, was it?
One hundred years before I was born (1863), my home country, the United States of America, was engaged in civil war. The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry made an assault on Battery Wagner on this date. What was significant about this unit?
it conducted the assault without any firearms
it was comprised of women sharp-shooters
it was the first formal African-American Union military unit
it attacked a stronghold of its own army
Ninety years before I was born (1873) Oscar II was crowned king of Norway-Sweden. What are the current (2007) capitals of these two countries?
Bergen and Stockholm
Oslo and Helsinki
Oslo and Stockholm
Helsinki and Stockholm
Forty-five years before I was born (1938), an infamous pilot landed his plane in Ireland, the wrong destination. Who was this pilot?
Pete "Backwards" Ryder
Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan
Frederick "Flyaway" Harrison
"Got Lost" Louie Thompson
I was three years old (1966) when the United States launched its 8th manned space flight. What was the name of the crew of the Gemini X spaceflight?
Young and Williams
Bean and Collins
Williams and Collins
Young and Collins
When I was 6 years old (1969), a US Senator was involved in an automobile accident that cost the life of his passenger. What was the name of the island whose name lent itself to the incident?
When I was 13 (1976), a young gymnast from Romania captivated audiences with her talent at the Olympic games held in Montreal. Who was this dynamic gymnast?
The day I turned 21 (1984), a gunman opened fire at a fast food restaurant in San Ysidro, California killing 21 people and injuring 19 others before being killed by police. In what fast food chain did this tragedy occur?
On my 35th birthday (1998), a 23-foot tidal wave slammed into an island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, killing over 3,000 people. What is the name of this island nation whose capital is Port Moresby?
Papua New Guinea
Sharing my birthday, but born 50 years before me (1913), was an American comedian and actor best known for his television show. Characters he created were Willie Lump-Lump, Cauliflower McPug and Clem Kadiddlehopper. Who was this American treasure?
Born on the same day as me, but 24 years prior (1939), was what American singer-songwriter who had hits with "The Wanderer" and "Runaround Sue"?
Arriving into this world 16 years ahead of me (1947) was what American entrepreneur, business magazine editor and former Presidential candidate?
Helen Gurley Brown
I arrived on the 6th birthday (1957) of what star of the sport of golf? Hint: he is from England and has won 3 Open Championships and 3 US Masters titles.
On the day I turned 19 (1982), on the other side of the world was born Priyanka Chopra. This beautiful young woman would grow to become an actress and beauty queen. What pageant did Priyanka win in 2000?
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