Thursday, April 13, 2006

This is neat

I got this from Jamie's blog. I thought it was kind of neat.

Go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday. Don't include the year. Record three events, three births and three deaths that happened on the day you were born.


-1863- Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg Pennsylvania.

-1978- Jim Jones leads members of his Peoples Temple Cult in mass murder-suicide. The bodies of 914 people are found in Jonestown, Guyanain in South America.

-1998- Lewinsky Scandal: The US House of Representatives Judiciary committee begins impeachment hearings against US President Bill Clinton.


-1917- Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India

-1933- Larry King, American television interviewer

-1961- Meg Ryan, actress


-489- Pope Anastasius II

-1828- Franz Schubert, Austrian composer

-1988- Christina Onassis, daughter of billionaire Aristotle Onassis

OK, so no one I know died on my birthday. The only one I had heard of was Franz Shubert. There were a couple other neat events on my birthday. In 1954, Sammy Davis Jr. lost his left eye in an automobile accident. Also, in 1979, the Iranian Hostage Crisis ended when Ayatollah Khomeini ordered the release of the 13 American hostages being held at the US Embassy in Tehran. I guess that makes up for no one famous (that I know) dying on my birthday.