Daisies at pluckthepetal.com tagged EVERYBODY to do this Wikipedia-themed meme.
Here's what you do:
1. Go to Wikipedia and type in your Birthday Month and day only.
- November 26
2. List 3 Events that occurred that day.
Because Ancient Greece is cool:
- 43 BC - The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian", later "Caesar Augustus"), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed.
Because I was born on Thanksgiving Day, 1964:
- 1789 - A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as recommended by President George Washington and approved by Congress.
In honor of my Canadian friends, bloggy or otherwise:
- 1917 - The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams.
3. List 2 important Birth days.
Because abolition has been on my mind after seeing the movie Amazing Grace:
- 1792 - Sarah Grimke, American abolitionist and feminist (d. 1873) (Note from me: I'm glad she lived long enough to see the end of slavery in America.)
Because I love Snoopy... and Linus... and Charlie Brown:
- 1922 - Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist (d. 2000)
4. List 1 Death.
Because this was the coolest name of all the people listed who've died on my birthday:
- 1326 - Hugh the younger Despenser, English knight (b. 1286) (I have visions of a life-sized Pez dispenser.)
5. List a Holiday or Observance. (if any)
Because I like the idea of things being proclaimed on my birthday:
- Mongolia: Proclamation Day
6. Tag 5 other bloggers.
I tagged only "real life" friends for my last meme. Hmmmmm.... who to tag. Well, I'll start with:
Julie, The Ravin' Picture Maven
Sheila of Musings of a Mommy
Beck of Frog and Toad are Still Friends
Julie Q of Mental Tesserae
Pam of MarillaAnne.
However, I love this one so much that I think EVERYONE ought to do it.