Go to Wikipedia. Type in your birth date (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday. List two important births and one interesting death. Post this on your blog.
Three January 30th Events:
1661: Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, is formally executed - after having been dead for two years.
1835: A mentally ill man named Richard Lawrence attempts to assassinate President Andrew Jackson in the United States Capitol - the first assassination attempt against a President. Both of Lawrence's pistols misfire, and Jackson proceeds to beat his would-be assassin with his cane.
1933: Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany. (Yeah, I knew about this one.)
Two January 30th Births:
1882: Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States (d. 1945)
1941: Dick Cheney, Vice President of the United States (Ugh! Are you kidding me? Can I change my birthday?)
One January 30th Death:
2006: Coretta Scott King, civil rights activist and wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1927).
Apparently Phil Collins was also born on my birthday, which almost balances out Dick Cheney (but not quite). And Ghandi died on the 30th too, in 1948.
On a totally unrelated note: Stephanie and I were sitting in front of the O-Dome this afternoon, waiting for class to start, and we saw Joakim Noah walking down the other side of the street. It was like spotting a celebrity. Goooo Gators! :)