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Apr. 7th, 2006 | 04:28 pm
mood: blahblah
music: Title: Scenes From An Italian Restaurant * Artist: Billy Joel

First:

Making Fiends. The theme song of which, thanks to eisenbud, has now been stuck in my head since yesterday. ;-)


Second:

Planarity is my favorite new way to waste lots of time.

Third:

According to wikipedia, the following cool stuff happend on my birthday:

July 12

1543 - King Henry VIII of England married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr at Hampton Court Palace.
1580 - Ostrog Bible, the first printed Bible in a Slavic language, is published.
1806 - Sixteen German imperial states left the Holy Roman Empire and formed the Confederation of the Rhine.
1862 - Medal of Honor authorized by the United States Congress.
1933 - Congress passes the first federal minimum wage law in the United States: 33 cents per hour.
1960 - Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.
1975 - São Tomé and Príncipe declare independence.
1979 - The island nation of Kiribati declares independence.
1998 - KDE 1.0 released.
2002 - Gay rights: The Superior Court of Ontario orders Ontario to recognize same-sex marriages.

Also, the following cool people were born:

1596 - Tsar Michael I of Russia (d. 1645)
1674 - Abigail Williams, American accuser in the Salem witch trials (d. 1765)
1817 - Henry David Thoreau, American writer and philosopher (d. 1862)
1819 - Charles Kingsley, English writer (d. 1875)
1824 - Eugène Boudin, French painter (d. 1898)
1828 - Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (d. 1889)
1596 - Tsar Michael I of Russia (d. 1645)
1674 - Abigail Williams, American accuser in the Salem witch trials (d. 1765)
1854 - George Eastman, American inventor (d. 1932)
1861 - George Washington Carver, American botanist (d. 1943)
1863 - Paul Karl Ludwig Drude, German physicist (d. 1906)
1863 - Albert Calmette, French physician (d. 1933)
1884 - Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1920)
1895 - Buckminster Fuller, American architect (d. 1983)
1895 - Oscar Hammerstein II, American lyricist (d. 1960)
1904 - Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
1908 - Milton Berle, American comedian (d. 2002)
1913 - Willis Lamb, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1917 - Andrew Wyeth, American artist
1928 - Elias James Corey, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1934 - Van Cliburn, American pianist
1937 - Bill Cosby, American comedian and actor
1971 - Kristi Yamaguchi, American figure skater

And, this really cool thing happens:

Sunset and sunrise occur along Manhattan's street grid centerline.

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guardmisfit

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from: guardmisfit
date: Apr. 8th, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
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btw, I wasted far too much time watching the first season of that makingfiends cartoon. You are terrible for my study habits ;-).

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