I saw this on another blog and thought it was pretty nifty, so I snatched it.
Go to Wikipedia and put in your birthdate (not the year) and it will list tons of happenings on your date of birth.
Some of the events on my special day include:
1829 - In the United States, William Austin Burt patents the first typewriter.
1903 - Dr. Ernst Pfenning of Chicago, IL becomes the first owner of a Ford Model A.
1962 - Telstar relays the first live trans-Atlantic television signal.
1986 - In London, Prince Andrew, marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.
Other birthdays include:
1339 - King Louis I of Naples
1906 - Vladimir Prelog, Croatian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1961 - Woody Harrelson, American actor
1973 - Monica Lewinsky, White House intern
1227 - Qiu Chuji, Chinese Taoist
1584 - John Day, English printer
1885 - Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States
1948 - D. W. Griffith, American film director
Feel free to "borrow" as well if you're running out of possible journal topics.