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The Prime Ministers: A Mom And Son, A Dad And Daughter

Wikipedia comes handy to do research when major events like yesterday’s (PST time, not WordPress’s GMT) Benazir Bhutto’s assasination happen. With this recent sad event comes a commonality between India and Pakistan.

India’s Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her son Rajiv Gandhi who was also India’s Prime Minister were both assassinated.

And now,

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and his daughter Benazir Bhutto who was also Pakistan’s Prime Minister were executed (through a controversial trial) and assassinated respectively.

Some key facts, thanks to the collaborative, community driven and copyleft license from Wikipedia

Fact The Gandhis (India) The Bhuttos (Pakistan)
Indira Gandhi Rajiv Gandhi Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Benazir Bhutto
Birth Date Nov 19th, 1917 Aug 20th, 1944 Jan 5th, 1928 Jun 21st, 1953
Died Oct 31, 1984 66yrs May 21st, 1991 46yrs Apr 4th, 1979 51yrs Dec 27th, 2007 54yrs
Cause of Death Assassinated Assassinated Executed Assassinated
Prime Minister# 3rd and 6th 7th 10th ???
PM during 66/01/19-77/03/24
84/10/31-89/12/02 73/08/14-77/07/05 88/12/02-90/08/06
Age at First PM term 48yrs 40yrs 45yrs 35yrs
Higher Education   Imperial College London, part of the University of London, and at Trinity College, University of Cambridge   Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, Radcliffe College, Harvard University

It took me a while to assemble this information inspite it’s readily available on Wikipedia.
Now if only all the Web 2.0 startups in the people “data mining” area such as could do this automatically? Or may be the from, the guys that are trying to create a semantic web.

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