- 1895 - Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" premieres, St. Petersburg
- 1970 - Muammar al-Qaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya.
- 2001 - Wikipedia, a Wiki free content encyclopedia, goes online.
- 1908 - Edward Teller, Hungarian-born physicist (d. 2003)
- 1929 - Martin Luther King Jr, American civil rights leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1968)
Update (04/10/2006): I learned today that the above little fun tidbit is what is referred to in blog terminology as a 'meme'. My first meme.
Definition: In the world of blogs and bloggers, a meme is an idea, question, statement or project that is posted in one blog and answered to in many other blogs. Memes are used to propagate ideas in the blogosphere. Some blogs or web sites post memes on a daily, weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. (Referece: about.com)