Monday, October 15, 2007

Birthday Meme

A day late... our phone is out and DSL is not working.


Meme 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)

On October 14,

In 1066, the forces of William the Conqueror defeated the Saxon army at the Battle of Hastings. (Interestingly, I used to use my birthdate as a way of remembering this battle that Sister Judith called "the most important day for the English language.")

In 1773, the first recorded Minestry of Education, the Komisja Edukacji Narodowej (Commission of National Education) is formed in Poland. (I've worked with the Polish Ministry of Education.)

In 1966, the city of Montreal inaugurates the Montreal Metro. (I've ridden that!)

Births:
In 1890, Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. general and 34th President of the United States (1969) (My sister also shares a birthday with a US president.)
In 1949, Katha Pollitt, American writer
Deaths:
In 1977, Bing Crosby, American singer and actor

Observance:
World Organ Donation Day--do you have the sticker on your license?

10 comments:

Jacque said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!!!

Mindi said...

Happy Birthday, a day late!

Lee said...

Hey! Happy Birthday! You share a birthday with my son!

Melissa said...

Happy belated birthday!!!

Brave Astronaut said...

You realize that Best Pal has a problem remembering your birthday. You and young college classmate are a day apart and, while she remembers, she remembers that one is one day and one is the other, but not which is which.

But I love her anyway. :)

Anna van Schurman said...

BA, our birthdays are FIVE DAYS apart. And since the other one is on the 9th, I should get my bday card early. ;)

It took me a long time to remember when best pal's was because her senior year roommate's is one week earlier. But it has been 20 years...

Adrienne said...

And I'm behind again. Happy Birthday!

monique said...

Very happy birthday wishes to you! (a bit belated) You share the day with my daughter :)

Michelle said...

Happy belated birthday! I am running late this year!

Jenna said...

Damn, sorry I missed your birthday. I wish I had known, especially since I saw you the day before. I owe you one...