[meme] It's not my birthday, it's not today.
(I wasn't going to post this until I noticed what two of the events were...)
Stolen from lizzielizzie and fuzzichi. (And profesor can just steal my answers if he's feeling lazy. ;)
Go to Wikipedia, look up your birthday (sans year), and list 3 events, 2 births and 1 death (and list the years associated with each).
1773 - America's first insane asylum opens for 'Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds' in Virginia
1859 - Self-described "Emperor of the United States" Joshua A. Norton issues a decree dissolving the U.S. Congress
1998 - U.S. Congress passes Digital Millennium Copyright Act
(The third event proves that the second event was a good idea... pity it didn't take. Judging which of the other two events the first is most relevant to is left as an exercise for the reader.)
1537 - Jane Grey, Queen of England (d. 1554)
1968 - Hugh Jackman, Australian actor and singer
(Bode Miller is also listed. I feel so unclean.)
1997 - John Denver, American singer (b. 1943)
(As a New Order fan, I felt strangely compelled to list this one. ;)