Monday, April 02, 2007

Wiki birthday

This has been floating around for a while, and I finally figured out how to get to Wikipedia (well, you just type it in, duh) This one immediately prompted by TNChick, though I should credit others.

Put in your birthdate and look at what has happened on that day in history. Since I’m more into music and art than computers, here is a more musical sampling:

Three events
• 1877 - Thomas Edison makes the first-ever recording - "Mary Had a Little Lamb".
• 1965 - The Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City, marking the birth of stadium rock.
• 1969 - The Woodstock Music and Art Festival opens.

Two birthdays:
• 1879 - Ethel Barrymore, American actress (d. 1959)
• 1912 - Julia Child, American cook (d. 2004) (A cook? All she gets is American COOK?)
OK, make it three simply because I like this name:
• 1945 - Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, Indian guru

One death:
• 1959 - Blind Willie McTell, American singer (b. 1901) (who doesn’t like a guy named Blind Willie?)

One observance:
Egypt – Flooding of the Nile Day. (got to love a country that honors water like that, to have a whole day when the local river can just flood)

As an alternative

Liechtenstein – Liechtenstein Day. (well, where else would you observe Liechtenstein Day?)

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