Saturday, March 31, 2007

November 19th

Go to Wikipedia. In the search box type the month and day of your birth only (not the year).

1) List five events that happened on your birthday.

1493 - Christopher Columbus goes ashore on an island he first saw the day before. He names it San Juan Bautista (later renamed Puerto Rico).

1863 - American Civil War: Union President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

1978 - Jim Jones leads members of his Peoples Temple cult in mass murder-suicide. The bodies of 914 people, including 276 children, were found in Jonestown,Guyana in South America.

1997 - In Des Moines, Iowa, Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets in the second known case where all seven babies were born alive.

2004 - A brawl breaks out between Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers players during their game at The Palace of Auburn Hills; the brawl turns into an even larger fight between Pacers players and Pistons fans.

2) List 3 people who were born on that day

1917 - Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (d. 1984)

1961 - Meg Ryan, American actress

1977 - Kerri Strug, American Olympic gymnast

3) List 3 people who died on that day

1988 - Christina Onassis, daughter of billionaire Aristotle Onassis (b. 1950)

(I have no idea who any of the other people are so I'm not going to list anyone else.)

4) List any holidays or observances

World Toilet Day, see World Toilet Organization. (Is this hysterical or what?)
On a more serious not it is also Liberation (Indepemdence) Day in Mali

This was really interesting. I urge you to check it out on Wikipedia and post it on your blog, if you have one.

1 comment:

Jenn and BJ said...

ha-ha-ha. I was born on Nov 21st!-- we're both scorpios. I had a lot of fun looking this up for my husbands birthday as well as my own. Hope you had a great weekend!!

jenn