January 08, 2007
Wikipedia Meme

By the command of my Austin friend, Tara Hacker:

1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
3. List three events that happened on your birthday.
4. List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
5. List any holidays
6. Post it.

July 28 - Three Events

1914 - World War I begins
1945 - A US Army B-25 bomber accidentally crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building
2002 - Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, were rescued after 77 hours underground.

July 28 - Two Births, One Death

1929 - (b) Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, First Lady of the United States
1954 - (b) Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela
1750 - (d) Johann Sebastian Bach

July 28 - Holidays

Canada - Commemoration of the deportation of the Acadians
San Marino - Fall of the Fascist Government

Now go my Loyal Cruft Readers and spread the meme.

Posted by michael at January 08, 2007 10:45 AM


You get Bach, Chavez, Jackie-O and WWI and I get Speak Like A Pirate Day.


Posted by: Tara [http://www.humminahummina.com] on January 8, 2007 3:32 PM

I was surprised by how much actually happened on my b-day.

Posted by: Stephen Collins [http://www.slightlymanic.com/] on January 8, 2007 8:49 PM

November 12


1912 - The frozen bodies of Robert Scott and his men are found on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
1927 - Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin with undisputed control of the Soviet Union.
1982 - Lech Walensa, Solidarity leader, is released from a Polish prison after eleven months.


1934 - Charles Manson, American cult leader and mass murderer
1945 - Neil Young, Canadian singer, songwriter, and musician


1981 - William Holden, American actor (b. 1918)


Bahá'í Faith: Holy Day, Birth of Bahá'u'lláh

Posted by: Bribo [http://www.flickr.com/photos/bribo/] on January 9, 2007 7:07 AM

I'm feeling inadequate. I was stunned to only find one birthday listed for my big day (6/23). Then I checked Martins to find 109! (4/15).

Posted by: mrs diggs [] on January 9, 2007 9:05 PM

I share a birthday-the same year even, with John Smoltz! We'll both celebrate our 40th this year!

Posted by: Melene [http://jmeg.typepad.com] on January 10, 2007 12:21 PM

As the wife pointed out... so many to choose from!
April 15...


1865 - Andrew Johnson becomes the 17th President of the United States.
1923 - Insulin first became generally available for use by diabetics.
1947 - Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team, breaking that sport's color line.
1955 - The first McDonald's restaurant opens in Des Plaines, Illinois.


1452 - Leonardo da Vinci
1933 - Roy Clark
1951 - Heloise
1954 - Seka
1969 - Milton Bradley
1972 - Arturo Gatti
1990 - Emma Watson


1865 - Abraham Lincoln
1912 - Victims of the RMS Titanic
1980 - Jean-Paul Sartre
1990 - Greta Garbo
2001 - Joey Ramone

Major League Baseball celebrates "Jackie Robinson Day" each April 15 in all MLB ballparks

and it is income tax day!

Posted by: Martin Diggs [http://chokersandwich.com] on January 12, 2007 12:00 AM

OK, I have posted it here:http://www.momonthealert.com/archive/000772.html

I love my new Mac laptop! I don't know how to add a link in someone's comment section. I know there is a way, but need instruction on how to do this.

Welcoming any help from any of your readers using a Mac laptop :-)

Hey. Hi Martin!

Posted by: Mom [http://momonthealert.com] on January 23, 2007 3:07 PM
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