In honor of my birthday, I'm doing the Wikipedia Birthday Meme exploring notable things about April 7. I gacked this from claire and special_majick.
Here are the specifics. You go to Wikipedia's search engine and enter your birthday (month and day -- no year). Then you choose three notable events, two births and one death:
Here are my choices:
1805 - Lewis and Clark Expedition: The Corps of Discovery breaks camp among the Mandan tribe and resumes its journey West along the Missouri River. (Considering we visited the Corps of Discovery traveling exhibit in Stevenson, WA today, this seemed fitting!)
1933 - Prohibition was repealed for beer of no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight (or 4% by volume), eight months before the ratification of XXI amendment. (So have one on me!)
1943 - First synthesis of LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide, by Albert Hoffman. (Let's hear a rousing chorus of 'Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds!' Yes, I'm part of the acid generation!)
1770 - William Wordsworth, English poet (d. 1850) (Can't help but think of the unflattering portrayal of Wordsworth in the movie 'Pandaemonium,' where Linus Roache -- someone I like a lot from movies like 'Hart's War' and his portrayal of RFK -- played Samuel Coleridge.)
1964 - Russell Crowe, New Zealand actor (How many of us think of him as a "New Zealand actor" instead of an Aussie?)
1891 - P. T. Barnum, American circus impresario (b. 1810) (Seemed fitting, considering my line of work!)
And just to add a couple of factoids about April 7, it's World Health Day, 'celebrated' since 1948 (this year's theme is "Working together for health") and in Mozambique it's supposedly 'Women's Day.'