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The Birthday Game: name three events, two births, one death that happened on my birthday.


1817 - Mississippi becomes a state.

1864 - Sherman's March to the Sea reaches Savannah, Georgia. The mayor wisely gives him the key to the city, and so Sherman spares it from being burned to the ground.

1898 - The Treaty of Paris of 1898 is signed, bringing an end to the Spanish-American War.


1830 - Emily Dickinson, American poet.

1856 - Melvil Dewey, American librarian.


1896 - Alfred Bernhard Nobel, inventor of dynamite & creator of the Nobel Prize.

It seems the 19th century was very big for my birthday.