John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Ten random things: July 4

Ten other things that happened on July 4:

  1. Birth of Paul Scoon, Governor General of Grenada (1935)
  2. Saint Ulrich of Augsburg canonized (993)
  3. Birth of French actress Viviane Romance (1912)
  4. Death of Flemish composer Philippe de Monte (1603)
  5. Grand Junction Railway, the world's first long-distance railway, opens between Birmingham and Liverpool (1837)
  6. Death of Finnish statesman Johan Vilhelm Snellman (1881)
  7. Birth of American baseball player Chuck Tanner (1929)
  8. Lt. Col. George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French Capt. Louis Coulon de Villiers (1754)
  9. Sumitomo Chemical's resin plant in Nihama explodes, killing one and injuring three workers (1993)
  10. Death of English artist Richard Cosway (1821)

If you're anything like me, no. 8 reminds you of that Simpsons episode where Bart crams for an American history test to avoid having to repeat the fourth grade. But it doesn't take a lot to remind me of The Simpsons.

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