Saturday, April 08, 2006

Fun Meme --

The Wikipedia Birthday Meme
Go to Wikipedia and look up your birthday (excluding the year). List three neat facts, two births and one death in your journal, including the year.

Events:
1907 - Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome

1931 - Thomas Edison submits his last patent application.

1936 - Porky Pig premieres.

Births:
1883 - Khalil Gibran, Lebanese writer and painter (d. 1931)

1960 - Nigella Lawson, British chef and writer

Deaths:
1852 - Louis Braille, French teacher of the blind (b. 1809)

1 comment:

Eric said...

That was a fun exercise. This is what I came up with:

Events

* 311 - The end of the fifth year of reign of Constantine the Great
* 1974 - Watergate Scandal: The United States Supreme Court unanimously rule that President Richard Nixon did not have the authority to withhold subpoenaed White House tapes and they order him to surrender the tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.
* 1979 - Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th career home run off of Oakland A's Mike Morgan at Fenway Park.

Births

* 1897 - Amelia Earhart, American aviator (disappeared 1937)
* 1963 - Karl Malone, American basketball player

Deaths

* 1980 - Peter Sellers, British comedian and actor (b. 1925)