Monday, April 9, 2007

WIKI meme

My friend Kay tagged me on her blog, loopdeloops. It's my first meme! Thanks Kay (and yes, I am easily amused).

Here goes:

The rules are:1) Go to Wikipedia
2) In the search box, type your birth month and day but not the year.
3) List three events that happened on your birthday
4) List two important birthdays and one death
5) One holiday or observance (if any)
6) Tag 5 other bloggers to complete


Three events that happened on my birthday:

1. 1774 - First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
2. 1882 - The first United States Labor Day parade is held in New York City.
3. 1914 - World War I: First Battle of the Marne begins. Northeast of Paris, the French attack and defeat German forces who are advancing on the capital.

Two important birthdays and one death:

1735 - Johann Christian Bach, German composer (d. 1782)
1951 - Michael Keaton, American actor
1997 - Mother Teresa, Albanian missionary and humanitarian, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1910)

Events:

India - The birthdate of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is celebrated as Teacher's Day in India.


I don't have five bloggers to tag, so I'll pick the one I do have - Amy.

1 comment:

Greg said...

Okay - not a blogger, but here ya go Hon. ILYM

Events:

1. 2000 - The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.
2. 1990 - German reunification: An agreement is reached for a two-stage plan to reunite Germany.
3. 1955 - Israel obtains 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls.


Birthdays:

1. 1944 - Jerry Springer, American television host (scary)
2. 1919 - Tennessee Ernie Ford, American musician (d. 1991)

Death:

1. 1728 - Cotton Mather, American Puritan minister (b. 1663)

Holiday:

Couldn't find any - but here's another interesting event:

1. 1542 - The fifth wife of England's King Henry VIII, Catherine Howard, was executed for adultery.