This Day in History

According to Wikipedia, the following things occurred on my birthday, February 24th:

  • 303 – Diocletian, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Empire.
  • 1582 – Pope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar.
  • 1868 – Andrew Johnson becomes the first President of the United States to be impeached by the United States House of Representatives. He is later acquitted in the Senate.
  • 1980 – The United States Olympic Hockey team completes their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal.

Also, the following important people share my birthday:

  • 1103 – Emperor Toba of Japan (d. 1156)
  • 1463 – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian humanist (d. 1494)
  • 1500 – Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1558)
  • 1909 – August Derleth, American writer (d. 1971)
  • 1921 – Abe Vigoda, American actor
  • 1950 – George Thorogood, American singer and guitarist
  • 1955 – Steve Jobs, American computer pioneer
  • 1962 – Michelle Shocked, American musician
  • 1974 – Chad Hugo, American musician (N*E*R*D) and producer (The Neptunes)
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