Saturday, April 15

This day in history

Was reading Adel Gabot's blog yesterday and thought his 'my birthday on Wikipedia' entry was interesting, so I looked up my own birthday.

The following things took place on October 7—

1868 - Cornell University holds opening day ceremonies; initial student enrollment is 412, the most at any American university to that date
1942 - US and British government announce establishment of United Nations
1982 - Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000

1931 - Desmond Tutu, South African Anglican archbishop and activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1955 - Yo-yo Ma, French-born cellist

1849 - Edgar Allan Poe, American writer (b. 1809)

That was more fun than I thought it would be.

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