Thursday, April 13, 2006

Fun with Wiki

I saw this at Starz Above and had to try it.

Go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday and month (not year). List:3 events that happened on your birthday, 2 important births, and 1 interesting death. Post this in your journal.

3 events:
1539 - Hernando de Soto lands in Tampa with 600 soldiers, looking for gold.
1922 - The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated
1935 - Babe Ruth plays his last baseball game, in uniform for the Boston Braves.

1998 - Ginger Spice leaves the Spice Girls. Wonder who gets to decide what events are important.

2 births: [So many Geminis. who knew?]

1909 - Benny Goodman (One of my heroes in high school. I played Clarinet.)
1964 - Wynonna Judd
1908 - Mel Blanc

1 interesting death: [There was a lot to choose from in this one]
1431 - Joan of Arc
Also-rans for this category: Peter Paul Rubens (the painter), Christopher Marlowe, Alexander Pope, Perry Ellis, and Sun Ra

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