By way of Tam, we have an interesting little historical exercise.
You go to Wikipedia, and you use your birthdate as a search. List three interesting fact, two births and one death.
Well, anything to get people interested in history, so here we go:
303 - Galerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Empire.
1917 - World War I: The U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom is given the Zimmermann Telegram, in which Germany pledges to ensure the return of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona to Mexico if that country declares war on the United States.
1831 - The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the first removal treaty in accordance with the Indian Removal Act, is proclaimed. The Choctaws in Mississippi cede land east of the river in exchange for payment and land in the West.
Ooo...betrayal, political backstabbing, and broken promises.
1786 - Wilhelm Grimm, German philologist and folklorist
1885 - Chester Nimitz, U.S. admiral
One storyteller and one butt-kicking Texas Fleet Admiral.
2006 - Dennis Weaver
A gifted actor, but mainly famous for his portrayal of a lawdog.
Hmm. Not a bad day to be born on.