November 24, 2006

Birthday Meme

Fr. Tim Finigan (who blogs "The Hermeneutic of Continuity") tagged me with a meme.

1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. In the search box, type your birth month and day but not the year.
3. List three events that happened on your birthday.
4. List two important birthdays and one death.
5. One holiday or observance (if any).

I was born on 9 October (in the year of our Lord 1958).

Here are the Wikipedia data for 9 October.

THREE EVENTS
+ 1582: Due to the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
+ 1888: the Washington Monument officially opens to the general public
+ 2006: Google reaches an agreement with YouTube and buys YouTube for $1.65 billion

TWO IMPORTANT BIRTHS
+ 1835: Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer
+ 1940: John Lennon, British musician and songwriter, member of “The Beatles”

ONE DEATH
+ 1958: Pope Pius XII [Same day and year as my birth]

ONE HOLIDAY OR OBSERVANCE
Roman Catholic Saints: Saint Denis, Saint John Leonardi, and Saint Louis Bertrand


3 Comments:

Blogger Fr Tim Finigan said...

Hey, that means I am just over three months older than you, kid :-)

Great to be linked with Pius XII. Pity about John Lennon, though.

4:11 PM  
Blogger Esther said...

1958, a very good year ;-)

12:27 PM  
Blogger beez said...

Here are mine, Fr.

December 9:
EVENTS
- 1531: First apparition of Our Lady of Guadaloupe
- 1945: Gen. George S. Patton is injured (he would later succumb) in German auto accident.
- 1961: Tanganyika granted independence from Great Britain.

BIRTHS
- John Milton (English Poet) 1608
- Donny Osmond (Mormon) 1957

DEATH
- Clement IX

HOLIDAY:
Saint Peter Fourier

12:17 PM  

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