Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Wikipedia Fun

I stole this from a Monkey-Girls' blog, it looked like fun. Anyone else think so? Here's how to do it. Go to Wikipedia, type in the month and day of your birth, and then list 3 events, 2 births, and a holiday that fell on that day. Here are mine:

The Holiday: Independance Day in Estonia
Births: 1619: Charles Le Brun, a french artist
1855: Chester Nimitz, a famous US Navy admiral
Events: 1804: London's Drury lane burnt down
1868: the first parade to have floats was staged at Mardi Gras in New Orleans
1920: The Nazi party was formed. (boo!)
You can do anything on wikipedia, I swear. . .


Bubblewench said...

Events: 781 - The oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji (Traditional Japanese date: July 6, 781).

1930 - The radio mystery program The Shadow airs for the first time.

1981 - 42-day strike of Major League Baseball ends in the United States.

Births: 1921 - Peter Benenson, founder of Amnesty International (d. 2005)

1957 - Daniel Ash, gothic rock artist in such bands as Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets (love ALL THOSE BANDS)

Holiday: La Hae Hawai‘i - Hawaiian Flag Day. (very few holidays, but lots of Liturgical Feasts)

heh. heh. that was fun.

Mimi said...

Now, I will forever link you and Estonia ;)


The Holiday:Roman Catholic Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, Saint Abundius, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra).
Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957).
Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991).
Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from United Kingdom, 1962).

1056 - Byzantine Empress Theodora dies suddenly without children to succeed the throne, ending the Macedonian dynasty.
1897 - Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.
1939 - Nazi Germany mounts a staged attack on Gleiwitz radio station, giving them an excuse to attack Poland the following day, starting World War II in Europe.
1997 - Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a car crash in Paris.

1945 - Van Morrison, Irish musician
1945 - Itzhak Perlman, Israeli violinist
1968 - Hideo Nomo, baseball pitcher
1970 - Deborah Gibson, American singer

CamiKaos said...

There were too many events to choose from so I picked the first 3. I chose two birthday I already knew I shared.

1618 - Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion.

1702 - Very unexpectedly, Anne Stuart, the sister of the childless Mary II, becomes Queen regnant of England, Scotland and Ireland after the death of William III of Orange.

1782 - Gnadenhütten massacre: Almost 100 Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio had their skulls crushed with mallets by Pennsylvanian militiamen.

1841 - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1935)

1921 - Cyd Charisse, American actress and dancer

International Women's Day (United Nations)