Saturday, November 18, 2006

WIKIPEDIA BIRTHDAY MEME
Tagged by Tracy over at Catholic Knitwit

1) Go to Wikipedia

2) In the search box, type your birth month and day but not the year.

3) List three events that happened on your birthday

4) List two important birthdays and one death

5) One holiday or observance (if any)

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1) Three events:
- 1798 - United Irishmen and French forces clash with the British army in the Battle of Castlebar, part of the Irish Rebellion of 1798.
- 1961 - Union forces attack Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
- 1869 - Anglo-Zanzibar War: the shortest war in world history (9:02 to 9:40).

2) Two Important Birthdays/One Death:
Birth: 1637 - Charles Calvert, 3d Baron Baltimore, Governor of the Province of Maryland
Birth: 1952 - Paul "Pee-Wee Herman" Reubens, American actor
Death: 1990 - Stevie Ray Vaughan, American guitarist.

3) One Holiday or Observance:
- Catholic Feast Day of St. Monica of Hippo

I tag my fellow contributors, as well as Jay, Paul, Mac, and JimBob.

6 Comments:

Blogger Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

Done!

9:19 PM  
Blogger St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

It is finished.

10:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Historical Events:

1958 - James Van Allen discovers the Van Allen radiation belt.

1990 - The first McDonald's opens in Moscow, Russia.

1993- Super Bowl XXVII: The Dallas Cowboys defeat the Buffalo Bills, 52-17.

Births (Secular):

1797 - Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (d. 1828)

1919 - Jackie Robinson, American baseball player (d. 1972)

1946 - Terry Kath, American musician (d. 1978) (I picked that one especially for you Caveman!)

Deaths (Secular):

1606 - Gunpowder Plot conspirators:
Guy Fawkes (b. 1570)
Ambrose Rokewood (c. 1578)
Thomas Wintour (b. 1571)

Births (Religious):

1597 - John Regis, French saint (d. 1640)

1673 - Louis de Montfort, French saint (d. 1716.)

Deaths (Religious):

1888 - John Bosco, Italian priest, youth worker, educator, founder of the Salesian Society (b. 1815)

Holidays and Observances:

Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of Christian apprentices, editors, and publishers


I cheated and added a few more names... sorry.

Dr. Eric

12:57 AM  
Anonymous Mac McLernon said...

When you said you tagged "Mac", did you mean me, or another Mac? There are quite a few of us around, but not many female ones!!

6:12 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

As far as The Cavemen are concerned, there's only one "Mac"! That's YOU!! (G)

6:13 AM  
Blogger 4HisChurch said...

1494 - Christopher Columbus first sights land that will be called Jamaica.
1791 - The May Constitution of Poland (first modern constitution in Europe) is proclaimed by the Polish Diet.
1937 - Gone with the Wind, a novel by Margaret Mitchell, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Born in 1903 - Bing Crosby, American singer (d. 1977)
Born in 1937 - Frankie Valli, American singer (The Four Seasons)
Died in 1758 - Pope Benedict XIV (b. 1675)

5) One holiday or observance (if any)

World Press Freedom Day.

6) One Liturgical feast day (if any)

Black Madonna of Częstochowa Queen and Protector of Poland (since April 1, 1656)

11:31 AM  

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