Monday, June 25, 2007

Tagged by TL: Birthday meme

My friend Thomma Lyn tagged me for the Birthday Meme.Here are the rules: You go to http://www.wikipedia.org/ and type in your birthday (only month & day). Then you write down 3 events, 2 births, 1 holiday, and then you tag 5 friends.

My birthday is December 2.

Three Events:

1804 - At Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of the French, the first French Emperor in a thousand years.

1939 - New York City's La Guardia Airport opens.


2001 - Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

(I'm cheating, but it would be remiss of me not to mention Castro's taking power in Cuba in 1976, and the 1988 swearing in of Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan, as the first woman leader of a Islam-dominated state.)

Two Births:

1859 - Georges Seurat, French painter (d. 1891)

1946 - Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer (d. 1997)

One Holiday:

United Arab Emirates - National Day (independence from Britain, 1971)


And I'll tag:

Red Garnier, The Goddess Rhian, SHG, Sparky Duck and Leah

10 comments:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I liked the cool graphic thingie better. Now I have to disclose my actual birth date!!!

Which knee was it again...?

Rhian / Crowwoman said...

ooooh - this IS a neat one! thanks for sharing the lurv!

Leah Braemel said...

Ok, I'm tagged - it'll be up as tomorrow's post, but I've already written it, LOL. Thanks for the distraction, Wylie.

Red Garnier said...

I'm it, I'm it!

Hey Wylie! Great I'll click away now... =) Cool to know what happened on my bday (hopefully not too many tragedies, lol!)

Thomma Lyn said...

Cool Beans! Yours was fun to read. And more Cool Beans that we're both December Babies, hee! :-D

Amy Ruttan said...

Great read! Odysseus returned to Ithaca on my b-day!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

An idea for this has been bouncing in my brain all day...

heh heh Het.

You're so glad you know me!

Joy Renee said...

i wonder if there is something about a Dec 2 bday that favors the artistic type or was that the bias of the artistic type who selected those two off the list?

at least I know you don't mind tags cause you're it: http://joystory.blogspot.com/2007/06/i-was-tagged-by-adelle.html

Nicholas said...

It takes me al my courage to dare to contradict you, but I thinnk you'll find that Castro came to power in Cuba in 1959.

Wylie Kinson said...

Nicholas - you make me laugh!
You're probably correct (I wasn't born then, as you were *snicker*) but here's what Wikipedia says: (I'm cutting and pasting)
1976 - Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado.
Not that Wiki is always correct, but I'm too lazy to Google and confirm/deny, so I'll just go along with what you say ;)