Posted by: Scott | Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Wiki B-Day

Saw this while visiting a commenter’s blog on Brian McCrorie’s Easter Bunny thread and thought it’d be something fun for today’s post, even though (to my knowledge) I’ve not been “tagged” by anyone out there in the blogosphere.

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

So, let’s look at the history of April 24

Events:

1800 – The United States Library of Congress is established when President John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5,000 to purchase “such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress“.

1980 – Eight U.S. servicemen died in Operation Eagle Claw as they attempted to end the Iran hostage crisis.

2005Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.

Birthdays:

1533William I of Orange (d. 1584)

1882Hugh Dowding, Scottish fighter pilot (d. 1970)

Death:

1974Bud Abbott, American actor and comedian (b. 1895)

Holiday/Observance:

AustraliaKapyong Day a day of remembrance for Korean War veterans, named after the Battle of Kapyong in 1951

Tag! You’re it:

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Responses

  1. Happy Birthday!

  2. happy birthday scott! and as for this game of tag, that’s all I need is one more procrastination tool during finals season 🙂

  3. Thanks for the B-Day wishes!

    Tieki Rae, there’s no huge hurry on responding to being tagged.

  4. […] of end of the semester madness, I was tagged by a couple sensational bloggers to fill out a “Wiki B-Day” survey as well as a book list. Although I was swamped at the time with various essays and/or […]


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