Birthday Meme

July 21
All these things happened on my birthday, in various years; thanks to I know, I know. I was only supposed to have three in each chattergory. So I did four. Big deal.

    •    1925Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.
    •    1969Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin become the first men to walk on the Moon.
    •    1984 – In Jackson, Michigan, a factory robot crushes a worker against a safety bar in apparently the first robot-related death in the United States.

    •    1620Jean Picard, French astronomer (d. 1682)
    •    1899Hart Crane, American poet (d. 1932)
    •    1899 – Ernest Hemingway, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961)
    •    1948 – Garry Trudeau, American cartoonist

    •    1425Manuel II Palaeologus, Byzantine Emperor (b. 1350)
    •    1796Robert Burns, Scottish poet (b. 1759)
    •    1944Claus von Stauffenberg, German army colonel who tried to assassinate Hitler
    •    1998Alan Shepard, astronaut (b. 1923)

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