Monday, April 10, 2006

The Wiki Meme

From DebR. It's the Wiki Meme!!

Go to Wikipedia and enter your birthday in the search box, month and day only.. not year. It pops up the Events, Births and Deaths that happened on that day in various years. You list three events, three births, and three deaths that have occurred throughout history on your birthday.


1864 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for "public use, resort and recreation."

1905 - Albert Einstein publishes the article "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies", where he introduces special relativity.

1971 - The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, lowering the voting age to 18, is ratified as Ohio becomes the 38th state to approve it.


1917 - Lena Horne, American actress and singer. (she's older than I)

1953 - Hal Lindes, Anglo-American music composer and guitarist for the British Rock band Dire Straits. (He's younger, but not much.) And need I mention that one of my favorite earworms is the Dire Straits song: Sultans of Swing??

1959 - Vincent D'Onofrio, American actor (He's even younger than my youngest brother.)


1785 - James Oglethorpe, English general and founder of the state of Georgia (b. 1696)

1971 - Crew of Soyuz 11

1993 - George "Spanky" McFarland, American actor (b. 1928)

Now what this says about anything is beyond me. I saw one blog yesterday where they went a step further: they came up with a dinner party peopled by the people listed in that wiki. But I aint' doing that.

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