Monday, April 9, 2007

wiki meme

My friend Jenny at Joyful Notes tagged me with this meme. Perfect timing, I say, (today's my birthday!).

The rules are:
1) Go to Wikipedia

2) In the search box, type your birth month and day but not the year.

3) List three events that happened on your birthday

4) List two important birthdays and one death

5) One holiday or observance (if any)

6) Tag 5 other bloggers to complete

Here are three events that happened on my Birthday, April 9th:

1682 - Robert Cavelier de La Salle discovers the mouth of the Mississippi River, claims it for France and names it Louisiana.

1865- American Civil War: Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia (26,765 troops) to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, effectively ending the war.

1867 - Alaska purchase: Passing by a single vote, the United States Senate ratifies a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska.

There are a lot of interesting things that happened on my birthday. The Battle of Bataan in WWII, The invasion of Iraq in 2003, when they toppled Sadaam's statue, and other cool things.

Ok, so here are two birthdays and one death:

born 1932 - Cheeta, animal actor chimpanzee (from Tarzan)

born 1937 - Marty Krofft, children's television producer (without him we would not have Land of the Lost! One of my favorites!)

died 1945 - Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologian (b. 1906) (Martyred by the Nazis for his Christian stand)

The observance is:

I tag Bet, Will, Susan, Megan, and Lauri


  1. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday, dear Kay. Happy birthday to you.

    Thanks for the game of tag. It was fun.

  2. Happy Birthday! Interesting facts!

  3. Happy Birthday - a couple of days late....


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