Random information about my birthday

I saw this on January One's blog and thought I'd play along. It's an easy way to distract you from the fact that I don't have any knitting content...soon, I swear!

Do a Wikipedia search of your birthdate, minus the year; list three interesting events, three people who were born, and three people who died on that day.

1835 - Hans Christian Andersen publishes first book of fairy tales
1885 - Although the exact date is unknown, the US Patent Office acknowledges December 1st, 1885 as the first day Dr Pepper was served.
2005 - South Africa's Constitutional Court extends marriage equality to homosexual couples.

1913 - Mary Martin, American actor and singer (d. 1990)
1935 - Lou Rawls, American singer (d. 2006)
1940 - Richard Pryor, American actor, comedian (d. 2005)

1947 - Aleister Crowley, English occultist (b. 1875)
1985 - Alvin Ailey, American dancer, choreographer (b. 1931)
1987 - James Baldwin, American writer (b. 1924)


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