[personal profile] singerinthedark
As seen in the journal of [livejournal.com profile] klellingson:

Instructions: Go over to Wikipedia and enter the day you were born [such as "March 27"] and then pick 3 events, 2 births and 1 holiday that occurred on your birthday.

Events:

1795 - France adopts the metre as the basic measure of length.

1933 - Prohibition is repealed for beer of no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight, eight months before the ratification of the XXI amendment.

1940 - Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp.

Births

1915 - Billie Holiday, American singer (d. 1959)

1939 - Francis Ford Coppola, American film director

*there were lots and lots of other neat ones, like Ravi Shankar.

Holiday

Mozambique - Women's Day.

(Around the world it is also World Health Day.)
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