24 April 2006

the wiki incident

So, Laura wants us to go to Wikipedia, type in our birth date (but not year), list three events that happened on our birthday, list two important births and one interesting death. We are then to post this in your journal. A guessing game of sorts.

So, here we go:

1719 - The Boston Gazette is published for the first time.
1903 - The city of Fairfield, California is incorporated.
1917 - In Nebraska, Father Edward J. Flanagan founds Boys Town as a farm village for wayward boys.

b. 1805 - William Lloyd Garrison, American abolitionist (d. 1879)
b. 1924 - Ed Koch, past Mayor of New York City

d. 1968 - Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (b. 1902)

Have at it, yo!


Anonymous russ said...

1928 - Release of the animated short Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized sound cartoon, directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, featuring the second appearances of cartoon stars Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
1975 - Russ Dale was born
1978 - Jonestown mass suicide: In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones leads his Peoples Temple in a mass murder-suicide; 913 die, including 276 children.

1968 - Owen Wilson, American actor
1923 - Alan Shepard, American astronaut (d. 1998)
1940 - Qaboos ibn Sa’id, Sultan of Oman

2003 - Michael Kamen, American composer (b. 1948)
1994 - Cab Calloway, American bandleader (b. 1907)
1953 - Frank Olson, American scientist (suicide)

25/4/06 10:37  
Blogger Cory said...

Ahhhh, I'm not too far after you, mister 28 November! I was born on 12 Dec 1975.

28/4/06 17:31  

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