Friday, April 14, 2006

What happened on YOUR birthday?

I saw this as I was blog hopping, and thought it looked fun to do!

Go to Wikipedia and do a search on the month and day that you were born (leave off the year you were born). List three events, three births, and three deaths that happened on your birthday.

Events:
  1. 1895- The first gasoline-powered race in the United States. First prize: $2,000
  2. 1959 - Ice Hockey: After being struck in the face with a puck, goalkeeper Jacques Plante returns to play wearing a protective mask for the first time in professional play.
  3. 1988 - The Morris worm, the first internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, was launched from MIT.

Births:

  1. 1734 - Daniel Boone, American frontiersman (d. 1820)
  2. 1795 - James Knox Polk, 11th President of the United States (d. 1849)
  3. 1865 - Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United State (d. 1923)

Deaths:

  1. 1887 - Jenny Lind, Swedish soprano (b. 1820)
  2. 1950 - George Bernard Shaw, Irish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)
  3. 1984 - Velma Barfield, American murderer (executed) (b. 1932)

There you have it! Try it for yourself...it's interesting!

3 comments:

Uncle Vic said...

Very Interesting especially because today (April 14) is my birthday. Learned some new things about today. Thanks for the input.

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday, Uncle Vic! The facts I posted are from November 2~my birthday! =)

Holly said...

My parents celebrated their aniversary on my b-day!:-)