Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Wikipedia Meme

Oh this is really fun. I really just tagged myself after reading Kookiejar's blog and then researching my own birthday! Here's how you play:

  • Go to Wikipedia.com and put in your birthday, without year in the search bar (mine is August 14)
  • Then list on your blog 3 events, 2 births, 1 death and 1 holiday that happens(ed) on your birthday
  • Then tag 5 more people to do it!
I'm not tagging, but if you read this and want to tag yourself, like I did - feel free! It's fun!

Three events from August 14th:

1908 - First beauty contest held in Folkestone, England
1936 - Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last public execution in the U.S.
2005 - Helios Airways Flight 522 crashes north of Athens, killing the 121 on board

Two births on August 14th:

1771 - Sir Walter Scott, Scottish historical novelist
1947 - Danielle Steele, American novelist

One death on August 14th:

1951 - William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper magnate

One Event celebrated on August 14th (I really love this one!):

National Creamsicles Day, United States

6 comments:

tanabata said...

National Creamsicles Day?! That's great! No time now, I'll play tomorrow.

Laura said...

Lisa, I've taken you up on the history meme, on my blog

kookiejar said...

National Creamsicles Day? Aw man, why couldn't I have something cool like that? I'm celebrating your birthday from now on (it's only a week before mine...plenty of time to work off some creamsicle calories!)

booklogged said...

Who knew there was a national creamsicles day?! That's way cool that it's on your birthday.

Bookfool said...

I love the National Creamsicles Day thing. You should definitely start celebrating that one. LOL I'm hoping to get to this meme, soon.

Frederick Milton said...

You need to improve the colors of your blog. It is quite difficult to read it. I think that it is a great meme to learn more about history. It is nice to know things that happen in your birthday.

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