Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Birthday Meme

Via LutherPunk

The Rules:
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)

Here are my answers:

Three events that (may or may not have) happened on my birthday are:
1) 445 BC - Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites in Jerusalem
2) 1517 - Protestant Reformation: Martin Luther posts his 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg
3) 1892 - Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Two important birthdays and one death:
1) 1887 - Chiang Kai-shek, Nationalist Chinese leader, former Republic of China president (d. 1975)
2) 1963 - Fred McGriff, baseball player
1) 1926 - Harry Houdini, Hungarian-born magician (b. 1874)

Holidays and observances
1) Reformation Day


toujoursdan said...
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toujoursdan said...

1307 - Hundreds of Knights Templar in France are simultaneously arrested by agents of Phillip the Fair, to be later tortured into "admitting" heresy.

1582 - Due to the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

1812 - War of 1812: Battle of Queenston Heights - United States forces under General Stephen Van Rensselaer are repulsed from invading Canada by Canadian, British and First Nations troops led by Sir Isaac Brock.


1982 - Ian Thorpe, Australian swimmer (the Thorpedo)

Tom in Ontario said...

Wow! You're an October too! (me the 14th)

My brother-in-law and our synod bishop share your birthday.

Christopher said...

I got stuck with Nazis, Muslims, Bush, Upton Sinclair, a reformer prince and Mystery Cults.

BirthdayWishes K said...

Share my birthday meme wishes to every one.