Seen with masteralida, among many others.
Go to Wikipedia and put in your birth date. Don't put in the year. Post in your LJ with three neat facts, two births, and two deaths! Or ignore those rules and post all the things you want to point out to prove how incredibly cool it was to be born on your birthday!
On this date (October 1) in history:
331 BC - Alexander the Great of Macedonia defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela.
1949 - The People's Republic of China is declared by Mao Zedong.
1971 - Walt Disney World opens in Orlando, Florida, United States. (EPCOT Center opened on the same day in 1982, and I was there.)
1881 - William Boeing, American engineer (d. 1956)
1924 - William Rehnquist, 16th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 2005)
1040 - Alan III, Duke of Brittany (French: Duc de Bretagne) (poisoned) (b. 997)
1985 - E. B. White, American author (b. 1899)
Feast day of Saint Thérèse de Lisieux (Roman Catholic)
Independence day of Nigeria (1960) and Tuvalu (1975)
Fulfilling a meme-debt to queenmidalah, from whom I requested a Star Wars/Dukes of Hazzard drabble:
Anyone to comment on this entry gets to request a drabble (up to about 100 words) from the poster. In return, the respondent is encouraged to post this in his or her journal. Post all fandoms you're willing to write for.
Fandoms I will write for:
Books: Tolkien's Middle-earth (The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, The Book of Lost Tales), Lucas's Star Wars (Han Solo and Lando Calrissian trilogies, novelizations of the films, EU), Lewis's Narnia, Zelazny's Amber, Leiber's Nehwon (Fahfrd and the Grey Mouse) mythos, Burroughs's Tarzan, Herbert's Dune (first four books), Simmons's Hyperion/Endymion universe, May's Pliocene Exile/Galactic Milieu universe, Card's Ender saga (four books of the original quartet), Lackey's Valdemar series, McCaffrey's Pern, Harris's Hannibal, Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Virgil's Aeneid, Twain's Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, Austen's Pride and Prejudice
Note the conspicuous absence of Rice's Vampire Chronicles, because some people don't want fanfic in their canons.
Films and Miniseries: Star Wars (all six movies of the canon), Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke, The X-Files, The Matrix (original film only), Dune and Children of Dune, Cowboy Bebop, Pirates of the Caribbean, Serenity, Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Television Shows: The Misfits of Science, Automan, Starman, Star Trek (TOS, TNG, DS9, Voyager, Enterprise), The X-Files, Babylon 5, Dark Skies, Millenium, Brimstone, Dark Angel, Stargate: SG-1, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Stargate: Atlantis, Lost, Battlestar Galactica (new series), Doctor Who (2005 series).
Games: Ultima (first two games), Quest for Glory (first four games), Star Control universe, Warcraft (PC games only)
(Yes, I am willing to do crossovers. *runs and hides*)