Monday, July 24, 2006

Who Knew?

Go to Wikipedia and type your birthday in the search box (not the year). Find 1 significant death, 2 significant births, an interesting event or two, and a holiday/observance.

Death

Maria Pia de Saxe-Coburg-Gotha-Braganca (b. 1907)

(Maria Pia bo bia bananafana fo fia fe fi mo mia, Pia.)

Births

1868 - Gaston Leroux, French writer (d. 1927)

(I just like the name Gaston. It makes me go "Hoh Hoh Hoh" in a terrible French accent.)

1574 - Pope Innocent X (d. 1655)

Interesting Event or Two

1937 - Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed.

(This is the one event I tend to work into conversations about birthdays.)

1954 - Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.

(Why?)

Holiday/Observance

St. John in Oil Feast day.

(No idea who St. John in Oil is, but he sounds fun.)

2 comments:

  1. jadsit8:40 AM

    Thanks I needed a lift me up. I was born the same day a Wyatt Earp. Cool.

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  2. Hi, Sherry! Jody here--here's what I found on my birthday (Nov 29):

    1 death - George Harrison from the Beatles died on that date in 2001.

    2 births--Louisa May Alcott--author of "Little Woman" and actress Kim Delaney, who actually was born the same year as I was! WOO HOO!

    2 interesting events--in 1944, the first surgery on a human to correct blue baby syndrome was performed (EW!) and in 1981, Actress Natalie Wood drowns in a boating accident.

    That was fun! Enjoyed reading yours too! Take care

    Jody in Miss.

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