go to http://www.wikipedia.org/ type in your date of birth - day and month, but not the year, and then post in your journal:
1789 - French Revolution: Citizens of Paris storm the Bastille and free seven prisoners.
1954 - The central region of the United States suffers extremely hot weather, with the temperature reaching 118° F (48° C) in Warsaw and Union, Missouri, and 117° F (47° C) in East St. Louis, Illinois, setting new all-time state record high temperatures.
1992 - A major fire consumes an entire city block in tourist destination Gatlinburg, Tennessee, destroying the "Ripley's Believe It Or Not!" Museum and several other local businesses and attractions in the process.
1868 - Gertrude Bell, English archaeologist, writer, spy, and administrator (d. 1926)
1966 - Matthew Fox, American actor
and a death
1998 - Dick McDonald, American fast food entrepreneur (b. 1909)