Wikipedia Birthday Meme

March 19, 2007

Via One Word, this is the first blog meme I’ve ever participated in.

1. Go to wikipedia and type in your birthday, month and day only. (April 15)

2. List events that occurred on that day that interest you.

  • 1865 – Abraham Lincoln dies after being shot the previous evening by John Wilkes Booth.
  • 1912 – The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic, causing the deaths of over 1,500 people.
  • 1920 – Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti murder two security guards while robbing a shoe store.
  • 1947 – Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team, breaking that sport’s color line.
  • 1955 – The first McDonald’s restaurant opens in Des Plaines, Illinois.

3. List a few birthdays.

  • 1452 – Leonardo da Vinci
  • 1843 – Henry James
  • 1858 – Émile Durkheim (a forebear in the field of Religious Studies!)
  • 1912 – Kim Il-sung
  • 1951 – Heloise, Hints from

4. List a death.

  • Other than the aforementioned Lincoln: 2001 – Joey Ramone

5. List a holiday or observance. (if any)

  • The feast day of Blessed Waltman of Antwerp–a big shindig every year!

6. Tag some other bloggers.

  • BesoMami
  • Outside of the Box
  • Blog Itch
  • Anyone else who cares to participate!
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