Monday, July 24, 2006

Wikipedia birthday meme

Borrowed from Science Woman, whose blog archives I have been devouring every spare moment.

Type your birthday, sans birthyear, into Wikipedia. Record 3 events, 3 births, and 3 deaths.

May 12.


1364- Jagiellonian University, the oldest university in Poland, was founded in Kraków, Poland.

1967- At Queen Elizabeth Hall, England, Pink Floyd stages the first-ever quadraphonic rock concert.

2002- Former President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.


1820 - Florence Nightingale, English nurse (d. 1910)
1828 - Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English poet and painter (d. 1882)
1907 - Katharine Hepburn, American actress (d. 2003)


1784 - Abraham Trembley, Swiss naturalist (b. 1710)
1889 - John Cadbury, English chocolate entrepreneur (b. 1801)
1994 - Erik Erikson, German psychoanalyst (b. 1902)

also Day of Finnishness in Finland


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