Thursday, April 19, 2007

history meme

i was tagged by booklogged over at in season for this meme...

1. Go to Wikipedia and type in your birth date only -without the year.

july 10

2. List 3 events that occurred that day:

988 - The City of Dublin is founded on the banks of the river Liffey.
1821 - The United States takes possession of its newly-bought territory of Florida from Spain.
1938 - Howard Hughes sets a new record by completing a 91 hour airplane flight around the world.

3. List 2 important birthdays:

1830 - Camille Pissarro, French painter (d. 1903)
1871 - Marcel Proust, French writer (d. 1922)

4. List 1 death: (that's all, folks!)

1989 - Mel Blanc, American voice actor (voiced Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Barney Rubble, etc.) (b. 1908)

5. List a holiday or observance:

Bahamas - Independence Day.

hey, this was a fun one, and i even learned a few things. i'll tag anyone that wants to play. thanks, booklogged!


ML said...

Cool! I want to do this one!

Beenzzz said...

I like this, Melissa! I'm curious to see what happened on the day I was born. I was born under and interesting planet alignment for sure! :)

Lotus Reads said...

You're right, I learned a few things too! And you share a birthday with Proust? Coool!

I might play too!

Framed said...

I'm having a great time reading these memes on different blogs.

Mr. L said...

Which is better? That I share a birthday with Kristin Davis, or that it's the "Feast day of Saint Polycarp of Smyrna (died 155)"...?

I guess I'll go with the Kristin Davis thing, even though she's YOUNGER than I am... :(

At least she's not an obscure dead saint!

gmcountrymama said...

That is a fun meme. If I get a chance I will do my birthday and maybe my kids.

Susan in Italy said...

That IS a fun meme! I remember in 1988 that Dublis celebrates its millenium. Not many cities can say that!