Friday, July 21, 2006

What A Difference A Day Makes

I stole this from Not Soccer Mom...

Here's what you do:

1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).

Then, either in the comments or on your blog:

3. List three events that happened on your birthday.
4. List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
5. List one holiday or observance (if any).
6. Tell everyone you know to do it.

Let us know in comments if you've left it on your blog so we can all go check it out!

Here's mine: June 9

Three events that happened on my birthday:
1)1909 - Alice Huyler Ramsey, a 22-year-old housewife and mother from Hackensack, New Jersey, became the first woman to drive across the United States. With three female companions, none of whom could drive a car, for fifty-nine days she drove a Maxwell automobile the 3,800 miles from Manhattan, New York to San Francisco, California.
2)1934 - Donald Duck debuts in The Wise Little Hen.
3)1983 - Margaret Thatcher wins a second term by a landslide in the British General Election with a majority of 144 for her Conservative Party. Tony Blair is elected for the first time to Parliament.

Two important birthdays:
1)1915 - Les Paul, influential American guitarist
2)1963 - Johnny Depp, American actor


One Death:

1870 - Charles Dickens, English author (b. 1812)

Holiday observance:
Roman Empire paganism - third day of the Vestalia in honor of the goddess Vesta

Okay everyone! If you want to do this, go right ahead!

Peace
Peacock

8 comments:

shpprgrl said...

Way to go Alice! What an interesting story that I'd never heard! I'll have to do that too.

zooman said...

Hi,and thanks for dropping by. The only thing interesting is that I was born on my birthday,lol! and you got the spoonbill right, the whatever part is Roseate. Good call.

Magical Dreams said...

Hey!
Good idea for posting this!
I've put it on my blog too.
take care,

chantal2bfit said...

Cool info! And you share a b-day with Johnny Depp! I'll have to do this next time I post in my blog.

Pamela said...

Very Coool you share a B-day with my darling Johnny!!! *sigh*
& VERY nice wt ---I'm only mostly jealous!
See ya next week!~ have a good one!

FV Tom said...

Very cool idea. I'll have to do it.

Hope you're having a great weekend.

Chérie said...

Yes, cool. But to do it and post it means I would have to tell the truth about my age. And I'm in denial :)

But Johnny Depp! Nice.

Irene said...

Shpprgrl,
Yay for Alice! I thought it was interesting that none of her companions wanted to learn how to drive!

Zooman,
I used to frequent the San Diego Zoo in college when I had unlimited access for my Animal Behaviour class a long,LONG ago... I'm sure if I looked hard enough I could even manage the genus-species name. :) Thanks for stopping by!

Magical Dreams,
Thanks for visiting!

Chantal,
I always used to say that Donald Duck and I shared the same birthday, but now Johnny Depp is more interesting. :)

Pamela,
I'm 5ft 3in, so it doesn't take much for me to look stocky... Enjoy your vacay!

Tom,
It's interesting to see what else happened the day you were born! I'm having a great weekend! Thanks! Stay cool!

Cherie,
You don't put in the year you were born, just the month and day. :) I think we're all in denial, though. Just yesterday I was 19.... ;)