Saturday, April 15, 2006

A stolen meme...

Over at Steamdragon's (who hates memes) I saw this one:
Go to Wikipedia and look up your birth day (excluding the year). List three neat facts, two births and one death in your blog, including the year.
He refused to pass it to anybody, but I loves me some history, so I stole it. Here goes:

January 24th:

Interesting Trivia:
  1. 41 - Roman Emperor Gaius Caesar (Caligula) is assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian Guards. Claudius succeeds his nephew.
  2. 1984 - The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.
  3. 2003 - The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
  1. 76 - Hadrian, Roman Emperor (d. 138)
  2. 1959 - Nastassja Kinski, German-born actress
Croaked on my birthday:
  • 1986 - L. Ron Hubbard, American writer and founder of Scientology (b. 1911)
Since I stole it, I can't very well pass it on to anybody, but it was fun to play nonetheless. Go play yourself, you might learn something. For instance, I had no idea that Little Boots got shivved to death on my birthday. Cool.


Anonymous said...

April 12th:

Neat Facts
1. The Union Jack is adopted as the national flag of Great Britain. (1606)
2. Civil War Starts. (1861)
3. Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man to fly in space. (1961)

1. Tom Clancy (1947)
2. David Letterman (1947)

1. FDR, while in office (1945)

Anonymous said...

No blog, but whateva.

June the 23rd:

1.) Start of the Battle of Bannockburn south of Stirling, Edward II of England & Robert I of Scotland met in battle. Scotland won, of course. (1314)

2.) U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House chief of staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the Central Intelligence Agency to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation's investigation into the Watergate break-ins. (1972)

3.) A bunch of perverts in black, the Supreme Court of the United States decides 5-4 in the case Kelo v. New London that local governments can seize residential and commercial property for private development projects against the will of property owners as a "public use" under the 5th Amendment. (2005)

1.) Alan Turing, English mathematician (1912)
2.) Joss Whedon, American producer, director, and screenwriter (1964)

1.) Jonas Salk, American medical researcher (1995)

Kim du Toit said...

Jan 24th is also the birthday of Maxie du Toit, my Mom.

Just FYI.