Thursday, April 2, 2009

Birthday Meme

The instructions:

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)

Here are mine:

Three things that happened on my birthday

1902 - "Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California.

1917 - The first woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress, Jeannette Rankin, takes her seat as a representative from Montana.

1975 - Construction of the CN Tower is completed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It reaches 553.33 metres (1,815.4 ft) in height, becoming the world's tallest free-standing structure.

Two important birthdays

1743 - Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States (Old style date) (d. 1826)

1947 - Emmylou Harris, American singer

one death

2005 - Pope John Paul II (b. 1920)

one holiday

International Children's Book Day

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