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I do what I'm told so, sweetly_savage is to blame for this. Try it yourself. G to Winkipedia and type in the day and month of your birthday, but not the year. Then post 3 events, 2 important births and 2 interesting deaths, plus an interesting holiday or observance that happened on that date. 

Events (this one was really hard for me to narrow down - turns out lots of interesting stuff happened)
164 BC - Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restores the Temple in Jerusalem. Events commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah

1877 - Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record sound.

1969 - The first ARPANET link is established. (The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) developed by ARPA of the U.S. Department of Defense was the world's first operational packet switching network, and the progenitor of the global Internet.)

Births (couldn't resist throwing in a couple of extras)
1694 - Voltaire, French philosopher (d. 1778
1937 - Marlo Thomas, American actress "That Girl"
1941 - Juliet Mills, British actress (Nanny of "Nanny and the Professor" fame)
1945 - Goldie Hawn, American actress 

Deaths
1916 - Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria (b. 1830)
1993 - Bill Bixby, American actor and director (b. 1934) "The Incredible Hulk"

Holidays and Observances
World Television Day (seems fitting)

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