Saw this on Sheepish Annie’s blog (amongst others) so thought I’d give it a go.
1869 – Dumbarton, Scotland: the clipper Cutty Sark is launched and is now the only one of its kind in existence, despite being badly damaged by a fire on 21st May this year.
1990 – the first all-female expedition to the South Pole begins. I don’t know if they made it…
2005 – Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf becomes president of Liberia, the first woman to lead an African nation.
1887 – Boris Karloff (actor)
1718 – Edward Teachor a.k.a Blackbeard the pirate
Kinro kansha no hi Japanese labour thanksgiving day
If you want to have a go, just type your birthday (minus the year) into Wikipedia and then choose three notable events, two birthdays and one holiday.
Simple, entertaining and educational!