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:


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")


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


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.