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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wiki Birthday

Look up your birthday on Wikipedia. Pick 4 events, 3 births, 2 deaths, and 1 holiday.

May 14th

    Events

  • 1796 - Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination.
  • 1889 - The children's charity the NSPCC is launched in London.
  • 1925 - Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs Dalloway is published.
  • 2005 - Pope Benedict XVI observes his first beatification, elevating Blessed Marianne of Molokai on the road to canonization into sainthood.


    Births

  • 1666 - Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (d. 1732)
  • 1926 - Eric Morecambe, British comedian (d. 1984)
  • 1982 - BeardyMan, English beatboxer


    Deaths

  • 1847 - Fanny Mendelssohn, German composer and pianist (b. 1805)
  • 1998 - Frank Sinatra, American singer and actor (b. 1915)


    Holidays

  • Feast Day of St. Boniface of Tarsus

1 comments:

Claire said...

As I do not have a blog I'm going to do this here :-)

December 10th

Events

1902 - Women are given the right to vote in Tasmania.

1907 - The worst night of the Brown Dog riots in London, when 1,000 medical students clash with 400 police officers over the existence of a memorial for animals who have been vivisected.

1948 - The UN General Assembly adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Today is also International Human Rights Day.

2006 - One million Lebanese opposition supporters gather in downtown Beirut, calling for the government to resign.

Births

1830 - Emily Dickinson, American poet (d. 1886)
1960 - Kenneth Branagh, Northern Irish actor and director
1972 - Brian Molko, Belgian-born singer and songwriter (Placebo)

Deaths
2006 - Augusto Pinochet, Chilean President (b. 1915)
1896 - Alfred Nobel, Swedish inventor and founder of the Nobel Prize (b. 1833)

Holiday:
Presentation Ceremony of the Nobel Prize

I like this so much I might do it elsewhere too!