Sunday, June 18, 2006

November 12

From Moki

1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
3. List three events that happened on your birthday.
4. List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
5. One holiday or observance (if any).

Historical events
1439 - Plymouth, England, becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament.
1936 - In California, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic.

1946 - A branch of the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, Illinois opens the first ten drive-up teller windows.
1980 - The NASA space probe Voyager I makes its closest approach to Saturn.

1815 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American women's rights activist (d. 1902)
1840 - Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (d. 1917)

No interesting deaths or holidays on Nov. 12, but there's this:
In Back To The Future, November 12, 1955 is the date of the famous Hill Valley lightning storm.

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