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June 25, 2007

birthday info
posted by soe 11:15 pm

I’m feeling a little sleepy tonight (at least that’s what I’m guessing I should pick up from dozing off in front of Trader Joe’s after dinner and then again in front of the tv), so I thought I’d be lazy and just post a meme that Paula tagged me for over the weekend:

The rules: You go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday (only month & day). Then you write down 3 events, 2 births, 1 holiday, and then you tag 5 friends.


  • 1843 – The event that inspired the song “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” is held.
  • 1859 – Oregon [where I was born in the following century] admitted as the 33rd U.S. state.
  • 1984 – British ice dance team Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean win gold at the Olympic Games in Sarajevo for their free dance “Bolero.”


  • 1894 – Jack Benny, American actor and comedian (d. 1974)
  • 1934 – Florence Henderson, American actress

Holiday (I opted against the obvious Valentine’s Day)

  • Bulgaria – Trifon Zarezan (Wine-grower’s Day)

No one asked, but the following deaths also occured on my birthday:

  • 1975 – P. G. Wodehouse, English writer (b. 1881)
  • 2003 – Dolly, first cloned mammal (b. 1996)

I don’t tag people, but I’d enjoy seeing what your results are, either on your own blog or in the comments, if you’re interested in playing along.

Category: life -- uncategorized. There is/are 6 Comments.

Sweetpea plays the meme game here.

Pingback by Sweetpea 06.26.07 @ 7:37 am

How are you doing? I hope you’re getting some good food and feeling a little better. Also that Rudi is home soon!

I got tagged this morning for the birthday meme so I’ll post mine in a few days. I have another post to do first.

How is ALA? One of my friends is down there for the convention.

Comment by Debby 06.26.07 @ 11:29 am

1456 – A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death.
1668 – Isaac Newton received an MA from Trinity College, Cambridge.
1947 – Downed UFO believed to be found in the Roswell UFO incident.

1940 – Ringo Starr, English drummer and singer
1980 – Michelle Kwan, American figure skater

The San Fermín festival in Pamplona famous for the running of the bulls.
(The ones listed on Wikipedia weren’t as interesting.)

Comment by Grey Kitten 06.26.07 @ 12:53 pm

Love P. G. Wodehouse, great writer!
Jack Benny was so awesome too!

Thanks for playing sprite! 🙂

Comment by paula 06.26.07 @ 4:56 pm

on may 16…….

As sprite posted on her blog, there’s a meme going ’round. So, in a bout of needing to find a mental distraction from cleaning, here goes.
The rules: You go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday (only month & day). Then you write dow…

Trackback by randomduck 06.26.07 @ 5:23 pm

Hey, my Mom’s birthday is Valentine’s Day, too!

Comment by --Deb 06.28.07 @ 7:35 am