1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. In the Search box, type the month and day (but not the year) of your birth.
3. Choose three events that happened on your birthday.
4. Choose two important birthdays and one interesting death.
5. Post it.
My birthday is 30th March
1858 - Hymen Lipman patents a pencil with an attached eraser.
1979 - Airey Neave is killed by a car bomb as he exits the Palace of Westminster.
1997 - Television Channel Five is launched by the Spice Girls as the fifth British terrestrial television channel.
1853 - Vincent van Gogh
1950 - Robbie Coltrane
2002 - Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Mother*
*It just so happens that I have photographic evidence of the news of the Queen Mother's death being received by mobile phone during my 40th birthday party. No, I'm afraid to say that we didn't stop the party...