Monday, April 10, 2006

Ten days late, but...

Borrowed from Angelo, as a momentary distraction:

Go to Wikipedia. Type in your birth date (but not year). List three events that happened on your birthday. List two important birthdays and one interesting death. Post this in your journal.

1889 - The Eiffel Tower is inaugurated.
1918 - Daylight Savings Time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.
1967 - Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar for the first time at London's Astoria Theatre. He is sent to the hospital afterwards for burns on his hands. Sweet!

Important Birthdays
1948 - Al Gore, Vice President of the United States
1971 - Ewan McGregor, Scottish actor (for those who doubted that it was meant to be)

Important Death
I defy someone to beat this for depressing birthday-death:
1945 - Anne Frank, German-born diarist (b. 1929)


elan_sleazebaggano said...


1888 - Jack the Ripper kills his third and fourth victims, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes.

1938 - The League of Nations unanimously outlaws "intentional bombings of civilian populations".

1982 - The TV sitcom Cheers premieres.

Important Birthdays

1924 - Truman Capote, American author (d. 1984)

1964 - Trey Anastasio, American musician (Phish)

Important Death

James Dean. His last words were "That guys got to stop... he'll see us."

lffn98 said...

1718 - Off the coast of North Carolina, British pirate Edward Teach (best known as "Blackbeard") is killed in battle with a boarding party led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard.

1917 - In Montreal, Canada, the National Hockey Association breaks up (on November 26 it was replaced with the National Hockey League).

1922 - Egyptology: Howard Carter, assisted by Lord Carnarvon, opens the tomb of Tutankhamun.

seriously though there are some ridiculous ones on my bday

1940 - Terry Gilliam, American/British comedian and director

1984 - Scarlett Johansson, American actress

Important Death
1963 - C. S. Lewis, Irish author (b. 1898)

heheheh (i had to pick it cause it was the same year)

Liz said...

Huh, I wonder why no one ever talks about where they were November 22, 1963 when they found out that C.S. Lewis had died?