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Birthday events meme

Swiped from shortbutfast

1) Go to Wikipedia
2) In the search box, type your birth month and day but not the year.
3) List five events that happened on your birthday
4) List five important birthdays and one death
5) One holiday or observance (if any)


1693 – Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon's invention of Champagne.

1821 – Atkinson & Alexander publish the Saturday Evening Post for the first time as a weekly newspaper.

1914 – World War I: Germany invades Belgium. In response, the United Kingdom declares war on Germany. The United States declares its neutrality.

1944 – The Holocaust: a tip from a Dutch informer leads the Gestapo to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse where they find Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family.

2005 – Prime Minister Paul Martin announces that Michaëlle Jean will be Canada's 27th — and first black — Governor General.

[Can't help but feel concerned that the majority of events are war or death related...]


birthdays

1290 – Duke Leopold I of Austria (d. 1326)
1900 – Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, (Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother), Queen consort of George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 2002)
1901 – Louis Armstrong, American jazz musician (d. 1971)
1961 – Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States
1971 – Jeff Gordon, American race car driver


death
1875 – Hans Christian Andersen, Danish writer (b. 1805)

holidays [I know it says one... but really... could I just leave it with the first one?]

Saint Sithney, patron saint of mad dogs
Saint John Vianney (Jean-Marie Vianney), parish priest, patron saint of priests
New Brunswick, Canada – New Brunswick Day
Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Simcoe Day

anybody want to play? :)

Edit: my favourite response to this:
Normal Liz Emery says:
I share mine with this person...er....what's his name
Christian Klien i think it is
not sure who he is
does he sell underwear?

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feeverte
Jul. 1st, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
I am so doing this right now.

Barack Obama and good old Leopold FTW!
ladyofsalzburg
Jul. 1st, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, oh yes. The only other people I knew from that birthday list were Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet (b. 1792, d. 1822) and Louis Vuitton, French designer (b. 1821, d. 1892). How bad is that?
feeverte
Jul. 1st, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
Ouch! But re: the mad dogs, my birthday is World Rabies Day XD
ladyofsalzburg
Jul. 1st, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
LMAO!! And I wondered why we got on... but I would have never guessed it was due to rabies and mad dogs day!
feeverte
Jul. 1st, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
LOL. It's all written :)
zeraparker
Jul. 1st, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
Saint Sithney, patron saint of mad dogs

There is a patron for everything, right? XDDD

I'll do this later, looks like fun!
ladyofsalzburg
Jul. 1st, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
Yup. The people that name some of the saints really do worry me sometimes!
melodias
Jul. 2nd, 2009 08:56 am (UTC)
I share my birthday with Albert Einstein. Haha. It always makes me feel extremely smart.
ladyofsalzburg
Jul. 2nd, 2009 08:59 am (UTC)
Aww, bless!
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