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.

Events
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)

3 comments:

elan_sleazebaggano said...

Events

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...

Events
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

Births
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?