A day late... our phone is out and DSL is not working.
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!)
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
In 1977, Bing Crosby, American singer and actor
World Organ Donation Day--do you have the sticker on your license?