09 April, 2006

Monday Morning Meme

Before diving into this useless exercise, allow me to send a big shout-out to Tim. He, with the help of his infinite patience, eye for detail and a tube of Super Glue ®, mended Salmon the broken frog. Reason #89766768 that he is the world's best husband.

I usually take the weekend off from writing and try to dive back in the type for Monday. But I've been hiccuping stupid things all evening, and so all we're getting for Monday Morning is the Wikipedia History Meme. Which I stole from Connie Lane.

The Rules
Go to Wikipedia. In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year). List three events that happened on your birthday. List two important birthdays and one interesting death.

The Date

May 23

The Events

1844 - First Morse code message sent, reading "What hath God wrought".
1911 - Dedication ceremony for the New York Public Library.
1934 - Near their hideout in Black Lake, Louisiana, bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are ambushed and shot dead by police.

The "Important" Birthdays (Accepting the inferrance that my Birthday is as vital to world events as his Britney Spears' input at a chess match)

1734 - Franz Anton Mesmer, Austrian physician/hypnotist (d.1815)
1898 - Scott O'Dell, American author (d. 1989) He wrote one of my all-time favourite books, The Island of the Blue Dolphins

The "Interesting" Death
Kinda think we covered this with Bonnie and Clyde, but just in case not....

1906 - Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian writer (b. 1828)


At 10:04 AM, April 10, 2006, Blogger Sarcastro said...

January 20th.

1920 American Civil Liberties Union founded.
1942 Nazis hold Wannsee Conference to decide the "Final Solution to the Jewish problem.
1964 Meet The Beatles is released in US.

Births:(I've changed this from two and turned it into five people I want to have over for a dinner party.)
1358 Eleanor of Aragon
1896 George Burns
1906 Aristotle Onassis
1920 DeForest Kelley
1930 Buzz Aldrin

Deaths: 2003 Al Hirschfeld

At 12:43 PM, April 12, 2006, Blogger Patrick said...

I love "This Day in History"-type information.

September 13

1788 - The United States Constitutional Convention sets the date for the country's first presidential election, and New York City becomes the temporary capital of the U.S.
1922 - The temperature (in the shade) at Al 'Aziziyah, Libya reaches a world record 136.4 °F (58 °C).
1988 - Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere (based on barometric pressure).

Births: (putting my band together)
1819 - Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer (d. 1896)
1874 - Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian-born composer (d. 1951)
1911 - Bill Monroe, American singer (d. 1996)
1924 - Maurice Jarre, French composer
1925 - Mel Torme, American singer (d. 1999)
1952 - Don Was, American singer and composer

1996 - Tupac Shakur, American rapper and actor (b. 1971)


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