Wednesday, April 12, 2006

April 12th was a wonderful day!

Even though I've seen this at a couple of blogs, January One made me do it (well ...today being my birthday had something to do with it too!)

Do a Wikipedia search of your birthdate, minus the year; list three interesting events, three people who were born, and three people who died on that day.

Births:
1869 - Henri Désiré Landru, French serial killer (d. 1922)
1922 - Tiny Tim, American musician (d. 1996)
1947 - Tom Clancy, American author
1947 - David Letterman, American talk show host

(well that explains a whole lot!)

Deaths:
1912 - Clara Barton, American nurse and Red Cross advocate (b. 1821)
1945 - Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States (b. 1882)
1999 - Boxcar Willie, American singer (b. 1931)

Events:
1606 - The Union Jack is adopted as the national flag of Great Britain.
1633 - The formal inquest of Galileo Galilei by the Inquisition begins.
1861 - American Civil War: The war begins with Confederate forces firing on Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.
1961 - Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man to fly in space.
1981 - The first launch of a Space Shuttle: Columbia launches on the STS-1 mission.

Ok...so I did a couple of more events, but so many interesting things happened! I couldn't pick just 3.

2 Comments:

Blogger Lisa said...

Hey Stacey - Hope you have a happy birthday. I am knitting the Kool-Aid wool you gave me and almost have a very sweet little WIP to show you.

Have a great day!

Lisa

8:29 AM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

I'm going to have to do this, too ;)

8:49 AM  

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