PandaBean tagged me to do this fun little meme. Normally I don't do memes because it usually means answering a lot of questions and I'm just too lazy for that *smile*. But this one was easy: I only had to enter my birth date (July 17) into Wikipedia, and got a list of interesting facts that happened on that date.
1453 - Hundred Years' War: Battle of Castillon - The French under Jean Bureau utterly defeat the English under the Earl of Shrewsbury, who is killed in the battle in Gascony
1762 - Catherine II becomes tzar of Russia upon the accidental murder of Peter III of Russia.
1897 - Klondike gold rush begins when first successful prospectors arrive in Seattle, Washington.
1939 - Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran
1947 - Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri.
This was fun. I have never even heard about the Gion Matsuri holiday. I tag anyone who wants to play! Just make a search in Wikipedia about your birth date (day and month), and share with us 3 events, 2 births and one holiday!