Birthday Off

Which daughter has the better birthday?

Julia, June 3

1808 - birth of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy

1811 - birth of Henry James, novelist

1861 - Stephen Douglas, U.S. politician, died.

1906 - birth of Josephine Baker, entertainer

1926 - birth of Allen Ginsberg, poet

1937 - The Duke of Windsor (formerly Edward VIII) married Wallis Simpson.

1965 - Maj. Edward White became the first U.S. astronaut to walk in space, during the Gemini 4 mission.

1989 - Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini died.

Genevieve, August 15

1057 - Macbeth, king of Scotland, was killed by Malcolm Canmore.

1769 - birth of Napoleon Bonaparte, conquerer

 1771 - birth of Walter Scott, author

1879 - birth of Ethel Barrymore, actress

1887 - birth of Edna Ferber, author

1888 - birth of T. E. Lawrence, adventurer

1911 - Proctor & Gamble Company introduced Crisco vegetable shortening.

1912- birth of Julia Child, chef

1935 - Aviator Wiley Post and actor Will Rogers were killed in a plane crash.

1939 - The Wizard of Oz premiered in Hollywood.

1947 - The Indian Independence Bill created the two independent states of India and Pakistan.

1948 - South Korea became the Republic of Korea.

1969 - Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened at Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Bethel, New York.

2001 - Astronomers announced the discovery of the first solar system outside our own.

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