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Wiki birthday meme, snagged from everyone and her flist

Oh, this one I like!

Go to Wikipedia and look up your birthday (excluding the year). List three neat facts, two births and one death in your journal, including the year.

4 May

Events:
1471 - Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Tewkesbury – Edward IV defeats a Lancastrian Army and kills Edward, Prince of Wales.
1919 - May Fourth Movement: Student demonstrations take place in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, protesting the Treaty of Versailles, which transferred Chinese territory to Japan.
1970 - Vietnam War: Kent State shootings – The Ohio National Guard, sent to Kent State University after the ROTC building was burnt down, opens fire on students protesting at the United States' invasion of Cambodia. Four students are killed, nine are wounded.

Births:
1825 - Thomas Henry Huxley, English scientist (d. 1895)
1929 - Audrey Hepburn, Belgian actress (d. 1993)

Death:
1849 - Hokusai, Japanese artist (b. 1760)

I would add that May 4 is the canonical date when Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty went over the Reichenbach Falls.
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