Saturday, May 13, 2006

Birthday Meme

Okay, I stole this from Bonanza Jellybean but I won't tag anyone. I just found it interesting.

The trick is this. Go to Wikipedia and put in your date of birth (not year, for instance April 21). Pick 3 events, 2 births, and 1 death. Now list them on your blog (or just comment on mine if'n you'd like).

Here's mine: April 21

Events:

753 BC - Romulus and Remus found Rome (traditional).

1918 - World War I: German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France.

1986 - Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone's vault on live television and finds nothing. (Yes, I watched this on TV and yes, I am as bitter as Geraldo is).

Births:

1729 - Empress Catherine II of Russia (d. 1796)
(yes, the one with the urban legend regarding a death under the influence of an equine lover)

1926 - Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom

Death:

1910 - Mark Twain, American author and humorist (b. 1835)

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Thought you'd want to know.

3 comments:

John Cowart said...

No body I’ve ever even heard of was born or died on my birthday! But three interesting things did happen:

The Rosetta Stone was discovered enabling scholars to read Egyptian hieroglyphics.

President Jimmy Carter gave his famous "malaise" speech, where he characterizes the greatest threat to the country as "this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the loss of a unity of purpose for our nation."

One of the all-time great movies, Die Hard staring Bruce Willis, opened in theaters.

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