Sunday, August 5, 2007

The Birth Date Meme

Nadine at In Blue Ink tagged me with this one, and being a history major, I can't resist it. Go to Wiki, type in your birthday (month and day), choose 3 events, 2 birthdays, and a holiday, and then tag 5 folks.

December 17:

Events:

1862 - American Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant issues General Order No. 11, expelling Jews from Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky.

1969 - Project Blue Book: The USAF closes its study of UFOs, stating that sightings were generated as a result of 'A mild form of mass hysteria, Individuals who fabricate such reports to perpetrate a hoax or seek publicity, Psychopathological persons, and Misidentification of various conventional objects'.

1989 - The first episode of The Simpsons aired on Fox in the USA.

Birthdays (slim pickins here):

1953 - Bill Pullman, American actor

1967 - Chris Mason (darts player), PDC Darts player (I have no idea who he is, I'm just entertained that his name is listed as "Chris Mason, Darts Player")

Events:

Roman festivals – Saturnalia, in honor of Saturn, began. (Cool, but not as cool as Pi Approximation Day.)

3 comments:

Lindzy said...

December 17th is also my mom's birthday.

Nadine said...

Yes, your events are definitely more interesting than your birthdays.

Thanks for playing, btw.

Andy said...

12/17 is also my friend Audra's mom's birthday.