Thursday, March 29, 2007

A Wiki Meme

Carol, over at She Lives, tagged me to do this Wiki Birthday Meme. And, while I'm sure I'm the only one that will find this interesting, here it goes ...

The rules are:

1) Go to Wikipedia
2) In the search box, type your birth month and day but not the year. mine is November 19.
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

EVENTS
1) In 461 - St. Hilarius becomes Pope. There's just got to be something funny behind that, but ... well ... it escapes me.

2) In 1863 - Union President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I thought this was quite appropriate, seeing that I live so close to Gettysburg.

3) In 1978 - Jim Jones leads members of his Peoples Temple cult in mass murder-suicide. The bodies of 914 people, including 276 children, were found in Jonestown, Guyana in South America. Seriously. On my birthday. I couldn't make this up if I tried.

4) An extra one ... just because I'm rebellious: In 2005, Nintendo launched Wii. That sort of makes up for 914 dead people.

BIRTHS
1) 1942 - Calvin Klein - Hmmmmmmmmmm..... where did I leave my jeans?
2) 1961 - Meg Ryan
3) 1962 - Jodi Foster

Death
1) 1988 - Christina Onassis, daughter of billionaire Aristotle Onassis. Can you believe that out of a bazillion deaths, this is the only name I recognized?

Holiday / Observance
1) And once again ... I couldn't make this up if I tried ... World Toilet Day. And, you can celebrate along with me on National World Toilet Day, see World Toilet Organization for more information.

This was, actually, an interesting exercise. Thanks, Carol!

So now for the tag -- well, I'll tag anyone interested in playing along. Just let me know in the comments section!

3 comments:

Susanne said...

I enjoy this meme. Have read a few of them around blogland and I did it too. St. Hilarius; that is just too funny! :v)

SBEE said...

Okay - had to do this

EVENTS
1) 1789 - The first U.S. Congress adjourns.

2) 1988 - NASA resumes space shuttle flights, grounded after the Challenger disaster, with STS-26.

3) 2004 - The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth.

BIRTHS

Now this one really doesn't count, but I'm putting it out there in hopes that SOMEONE can explain it, since I was born in September????

4 BC - Jesus Christ, most probable date of birth (d. 33 AD)

1) 1942 - Madeline Kahn, American actress (d. 1999)
2) 1907 - Gene Autry, American actor and businessman (d. 1998)
3) 1939 - Larry Linville, American actor (d. 2000)

Death
1) Well at least you had one!!! I had none that I recognized.

Holiday / Observance
1) International Day for Translators the World Over.

Guess mine wasn't as exciting as yours Gibee!!!! But at least I tried.

Rachel said...

Hi GiBee, I played along so come check out my answers.