Happy birthday to you, and you and you and you

Mary
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I normally shy away from "guess whose birthday it is" posts, because really, you can get that on Entertainment Tonight -- but today being my husband's birthday, indulge me just this once, would ya?

  • 1601 - Pierre de Fermat (of "last theorem" fame)
  • 1786 - Davy Crockett
  • 1882 - Samuel Goldwyn
  • 1887 - Marcus Garvey
  • 1893 - Mae West
  • 1913 - W. Mark Felt (you know him as Deep Throat)
  • 1920 - Maureen O'Hara
  • 1926 - Jiang Zemin
  • 1930 - Ted Hughes
  • 1932 - V. S. Naipaul
  • 1943 - Robert De Niro
  • 1959 - David Koresh
  • 1960 - Sean Penn
  • 1969 - Donnie Wahlberg

Also, check out Snopes' fine work on the origins of the birthday song. It's protected by copyright law!

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