The Arc de Triomphe was dedicated in 1836. Umberto I of Italy was assassinated in 1900. The 1948 Olympics opened in London. Two crazy kids got married in an understated little ceremony at St. Paul's in London in 1981 and they said it would never last. They were right. The only two remotely interesting people celebrating birthdays today are Ken Burns (of the Civil War film fame) and Geddy Lee (I'm going to assume you all know who he is). It is National Anthem Day in Romania.