Friday, June 22, 2007

It's My Birthday Meme

Go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday (month and day, only).

1. List 3 events that occurred on that day
2. List 3 important birthdays
3. List one notable death
4. List a holiday or observance, if any
5. Tag five of your friends.

plez sez: i found this meme when i stumbled upon Morphological Confetti a few months ago; as usual, i couldn't resist! i found some interesting facts about my birthdate: June 22.

This is my Birthday Meme for June 22:
  1. List 3 events that occurred on that day
    1633 - The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his scientific
    view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe.
    1812 - Napoleonic Wars- Napoleon invades Russia.
    1962 - An Air France Boeing 707 jet crashes in bad weather in Guadeloupe, West Indies killing 113

  2. List 3 important birthdays
    1930 - Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., son of Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh (d. 1932)
    1941 - Ed Bradley, American journalist (d. 2006)
    1949 - Meryl Streep, American actress
    1962 - Clyde Drexler, former NBA All Star and Olympic Gold Medalist

    as usual, i cheated and listed 4 birthdays, but how many of you share a birthday with the Lindbergh Baby? i had to include Ed Bradley (of 60 Minutes fame) and Academy Award Winner Meryl Streep! and since Clyde Drexler and i were born on the same day, i had to include him.

  3. List one notable death
    1987 - Fred Astaire, American dancer and actor (b. 1899)

  4. List a holiday or observance
    Anti-fascist Struggle Day in Croatia

  5. The Tag
    Tagging a certain number of blogs is like picking a team on the playground when you were a kid: who is the kid that gets picked last? or worse yet, who doesn't get picked at all? So, to relieve you of the angst of not seeing your blog listed here: if you've read this far down into this post, consider yourself tagged and join the fun.
Post a comment when you've completed the assignment. Thanks!

12 comments:

oba said...

Happy B-day, Plez.

Keith said...

Happy Belated Plez! I hope you had a good one.

plez... said...

thanks for the well wishes... i was traveling on my birthday and got home close to midnight... we'll be celebrating my birthday (and father's day) today! *smile*

field negro said...

Happy B-Day Plez, I see many more for you my brotha!

Peace.

Anali said...

Belated Happy Birthday Plez! I hope you had a great day! ; ) I'd do the meme too, but my birthday is too obvious.

Mizrepresent said...

Happy B'day!

Homeland Colors said...

happy belated bday

Lola Gets said...

Happy Belated B-Day, Plez! And if you come by my spot, youll see that I did this meme, too!
L

dc_speaks said...

Happy Birthday, brother. Mine is today and I was doing my research for the Meme.

Too much happened to pick from around the world...lol

Peace and love, Plez.

plez... said...

field, anali, mizrepresent, homeland, and lola... thanks for the Happy Birthday Wishes!

DC,
happy birthday to a fellow Cancer!

plez...

CapCity said...

Belated Happy B'day, Plez! I know U had a great one!

The Second Sixty-Eight said...

Happy belated! I was celebrating my Anniversary on the same day! I picked up the tag from Lola Gets as you already know.