Thursday, June 28, 2007

Birthday Meme

Pheelya tagged me for a birthay meme (you've got to check out her blog; she is a riot! A good one ha ha!). Since I haven't blogged for almost a month, this is the perfect way to ease back in.

Here are the rules: You go to wikipedia and type in your birthday (only the month and day). Then you write down 3 events, 2 births, 1 holiday, and then you tag 5 friends.

Events:
585 BC - A solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of the Eclipse, leading to a truce. This is one of the cardinal dates from which other dates can be calculated.

1892 - In San Francisco, California, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club.

1961 - Peter Benenson's article "The Forgotten Prisoners" is published in several internationally read newspapers. This will later be thought of as the founding of the human rights organization Amnesty International.

Births:
1779 - Thomas Moore, Irish poet (d. 1852)

1944 - Gladys Knight, American singer

Holiday:
Republic Day in Azerbaijan and Armenia (both 1918)

So there you have it: the cool things that happened on May 28.

1 comment:

mel said...

Very cool :) I love that there was a solar eclipse. Hope you are enjoying your new home!!