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Ten random things: Reader Request Month, day 41

Ten specific dates I remember for some reason:

  1. November 23, 1963 (Doctor Who premieres)
  2. April 4, 1968 (Martin Luther King, Jr., assassinated)
  3. September 11 (In addition to the obvious reason, it was also my mom's birthday)
  4. April 20 (Hitler's birthday; also my dad and stepmother's wedding anniversary)
  5. December 7, 1941 (A date that will live in infamy)
  6. March 10, 1970 (sister's birthday)
  7. June 6, 1944 (D-Day)
  8. August 30, 2001 (laid off from PSINet)
  9. January 18, 1960 (brother's birthday)
  10. November 28, 2004 (first day of Advent 2004)

tsukata wanted to see a list of dates that I remember for some reason. I was unclear at first whether she wanted a list of calendar dates or of relationship-type dates, but she was kind enough to clear it up for me.

Just in case you were wondering why I remember Hitler's birthday, it's because at one time I held the theory that an unusually large number of bad things happened near my birthday (April 16; mark your calendars!). I know the date Lincoln was assassinated and when the Titanic sank for the same reason, but I didn't want to overload the list with April dates.

The reason I happen to know that November 28 is the first day of Advent this year is that just yesterday I had to figure it out without benefit of a calendar. That was fun.


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