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Arknights Lore: Birthday Edition

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Introduction

Thanks to Valetta's Weibo for the birthday graphic and this is a translation plus other birthday references that I realised.

Hypergryph is really stuffing the real life references from the story to archives and even the birthdays give some clues. Operator birthdays generally make references to birthdays of famous people, holidays or other historical events.

After all, this is the main lead I had on my other article about Rhine Lab being the parallel to the Manhattan Project: Because Sesa's birthday of 22 April is the same as Robert Oppenheimer, director of the Manhattan Project.

The list will be in chronological order. Feel free to comment about other references. I won't check this list, so the comments may have something too.

January

Operator Birthday Event
Matoimaru 1 January Birthday of Sakamoto Ryoma, a famous samurai in Japan (Higashi prototype). The sword type used is similar.
Phantom 19 January Birthday of Edgar Allan Poe, an American writer. His writing is in Gothic style, which matches Phantom's aesthetics. One of his famous works is Black Cat.

March

Operator Birthday Event
Leizi 5 March 3rd of the 24 solar terms in the traditional East Asian calendars. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jingzhe. Also, Nikola Tesla tries to describe ball lightning on 5 March 1904. This may explain why her lightning looks like this.
Pinecone 12 March Birthday of George Westinghouse, American entrepreneur and engineer who was a pioneer of the electrical industry. Related to her portable battery.

April

Operator Birthday Event
Iris 2 April Birthday of Hans Christen Andersen, author of many fairy tales. His famous works include "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Little Mermaid," "The Nightingale," "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", "The Red Shoes", "The Princess and the Pea," "The Snow Queen," "The Ugly Duckling," "The Little Match Girl," and "Thumbelina."Matching to Iris's fairy tale theme.
Sesa 22 April Birthday of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Father of the atomic bomb and director of the secret Manhattan Project during World War II. Matches Sesa's stint in the Columbia military laboratory. And Oppenheimer's interest in Hinduism might be the reason why Sesa is a codename that originates from that mythology.
Nearl 23 April St George Day https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George%27s_Day Represents the knightly and sacrificial spirit.

May

Operator Birthday Event
Elysium 8 May World Red Cross Day and the birthday of its founder Henry Dunant. A humanitarian who was awarded the first Nobel Peace Prize and inspired the Geneva convention. Matches Elysium's personality of bringing peace to RI.
Lancet-2 12 May International Nurses Day, also birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing.
Silence 18 May The modern scalpel was patented on this day.
Midnight 20 May China's online Valentines Day as 520 sounds like 我爱你

June

Operator Birthday Event
Warfarin 27 June First time when the coagulant dicoumarol was extracted. This is the foundation of warfarin research.

July

Operator Birthday Event
Astesia 10 July Peak of viewing the Telescopium constellation

August

Operator Birthday Event
FEater 10 August Birthday of panda Huan Huan, the panda lent to France.

September

Operator Birthday Event
Passenger 1 September The day when the last passenger pigeon, Martha died. This made the species extinct.
Arene 7 September Birthday of August Kekulé, organic chemist who founded the theory of chemical structure.
Mudrock 21 September International Day of Peace

October

Operator Birthday Event
Shining 7 October First day of Tishrei in the Jewish calendar
Snowsant 17 October World Poverty Day or International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
Purestream 24 October Changjiang Porpoise Protection Day

December

Operator Birthday Event
Waai-Fu 1 December Death date of Ip Man, Chinese martial artist and a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun
Exusiai 24 December Silent Night, matching to the angel theme
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