# 1795 - France adopts the metre as the basic measure of length.
# 1805 - First public performance of Beethoven's Third Symphony (Eroica).
# 1906 - Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
# 1933 - Prohibition was repealed for beer of no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight (or 4% by volume), eight months before the ratification of XXI amendment.
# 1943 - First synthesis of LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide, by Albert Hoffman.
# 1969 - The Internet's symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1.
# 2001 - Mars Odyssey is launched.
# 2003 - US troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later.
1915 - Billie Holiday, American singer (d. 1959)
1920 - Ravi Shankar, Indian sitar player
1939 - Francis Ford Coppola, American film director
1954 - Jackie Chan, Hong Kong actor
1964 - Russell Crowe, New Zealand actor
1947 - Henry Ford, American automobile manufacturer and industrialist (b. 1863)
1614 - El Greco, Greek-born artist (b. 1541)
World Health Day - April 7th of every year is designated as World Health Day and celebrated by the 191 member countries of the World Health Organization to emphasize significant issues in public health of worldwide concern. Observed annually since 1948.
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I share my birthday with t3h intarweb! r0x0rz!!!11
in other news, the aquisition of Very Large Items (larger than an elephant) is exceptionally complicated and difficult. More as this story evolves, or fails to.
Oh, and komos, I gave Robert at Formaggio a homebrew and he comped me some cheese. All members of the arrangement were satisfied with it's outcome. (He said you'd been in earlier that day. heh.)