Saturday, April 22, 2006

Wikipedia meme

Here's a meme I found at Kinjo's blog:

Go visit Wikipedia.org, enter your birthdate (excluding year), and pick three events, two births, and one death that occurred on your birthday.

Events:

  • 1693 - Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon's invention of Champagne.
  • 1944 - 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.

Births:

  • 1901 - Louis Armstrong, American musician (d. 1971)
  • 1929 - Yasser Arafat, Palestine leader (d. 2004)

Death:

  • 1875 - Hans Christian Andersen, Danish writer (b. 1805)

1 comment:

G said...

OK V. - you asked, so:

The Greeks entered Troy using the Trojan Horse. The 1916 Irish Uprising began. The first IBM PC saw the light of day.

Barbra Streisand and Anthony Trollope were born. And so was I.

And Wallis Simpson went to the great Gucci in the sky.