Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Birthday Meme

I have been tagged to do the following by Mars Hill.

The instructions:

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 mine:

Three things that happened on my birthday

480 BC - Greco-Persian Wars: Battle of Thermopylae - Persians under Xerxes defeat Spartans under King Leonidas. The Spartans fought to the last man.

1919 - Constitution of Weimar Republic adopted

1984 - United States President Ronald Reagan, during a voice check for a radio broadcast remarks "My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes".

Two important birthdays and one death

1897 - Enid Blyton, English author (d. 1968)

1943 - Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani general, 12th President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

1994 - Peter Cushing, British actor (b. 1913)

Holidays and Observations

Brazil - Student's Day, Lawyer's Day, Foundation of the Law Studies in Brazil

Taiwan - Valentine's Day

Zimbabwe - Heroes Day

Tagging: Everyone who reads my blog, whether at the original source or on Facebook.

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