Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Wikipedia Birthday Meme

Carried on from Sheep Days.

1. Go to Wikipedia, type in your birth month and date, but no year (ie - January 1).

2. List Events on that which interest you:

  • 1040 - King Duncan I is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth

  • 1877 - Thomas Edison makes the first-ever recording

  • 1914 - The Panama Canal opens to traffic with the transit of the cargo ship Ancon

  • 1969 - The Woodstock Music and Art Festival opens

3. List a few birthdays:
  • 1769 - Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French (d. 1821)

  • 1771 - Sir Walter Scott, Scottish novelist and poet (d. 1832)

  • 1925 - Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist

  • 1945 - Gene Upshaw, NFL player

  • 1958 - Craig MacTavish, former Canadian ice hockey player/coach

4. List a death:
  • 1057 - King Macbeth of Scotland (nice little bit of irony for you there!)

5. List a holiday or observance (if any):
  • Egypt – Flooding of the Nile Day

6. Tag some other bloggers:
  • neh - join in if you want, I'm not going to force it on anyone

1 comment:

Brett said...

Pretty cool. I was amazed at all the stuff that had happened on my birthday. BTW, I "heart" Oscar Peterson.