A Conversation for On This Day in History - Suggestions for May
Demon Drawer Started conversation May 27, 2000
In Chimbote, Peru, an earthquake measuring 7.75 on the richter scale killed more than 50 000, more than 100 000 were injured and 800 000 left homeless.
Murph Posted May 31, 2000
May 31, 1857 is the birthday of Pope Pius XI, born Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti, he was the 259th pope of the Roman Catholic Church, reigning from February 6, 1922 to February 10, 1939.
May 31, 1819 is the birthday of poet Walt Whitman. Whitman's Leaves of Grass was controversial in its day (and perhaps this one) in both content and style, celebrating the American spirit.
May 31, 1930 is movie actor Clint Eastwood's birthday. Eastwood has had a successful career playing Western lawmen who shoot bad guys, loose cannon modern day law officers who shoot bad guys, and Western outlaws who shoot worse guys.
I imagine they'd have a lot to talk about if you invited all three to the same birthday party.
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