Tuesday, July 04, 2006

4th of July Tag Party


Considering this is our nation's birthday, let's celebrate by participating in a birthday meme. Consider yourself tagged!

Instructions:
1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. In the search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
3. List three important events that happened on your birthday.
4. List two interesting birthdays and one interesting death.
5. List one holiday or observance (if none, make one up).

So, my birthday is December 26 . . .

Three Events:
1) Battle of Trenton, 1776
2) Supreme Soviet formally dissolves the USSR, 1991
3) 200,000 Killed by Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2004

Two Births:
1) Mao Zedong (I did not know this and am not sure I like it.)
2) Mary Somerville ("Queen of Nineteenth Century Science")

One Death:
1) Harry S Truman (Note his middle name is S; it's not an initial.)

And a Holiday:
Boxing Day, of course (and it doesn't refer to getting rid of your empty boxes after Christmas), and the 1st Day of Christmas.


Where did this meme start? Here's the trail:
-4) Clusterfook - December 28, tagged...
-3) What The . . . - October 10, tagged...
-2) Life After Lexapro - July 30, tagged...
-1) Splatter Painted Life - December 16, tagged...
0) A Day in the Life of ... - July 23, (Hat Tip)

When is your birthday? I'll link your list here:
1) Thoughts from Kansas - July 26
2) LadyGunn - January 20
3) Shallow End - July 7

Picture Source: Susanna's Loft

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