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Sunday, May 6, 2007

Fun With Wikipedia

I've been tagged again...this time by Linda who decided I deserved to be tagged after tagging her the last time.

I've been assured by Linda that this is an easy tag. Simply go over to Wikipedia, type in the month and day of your birth, and then post three events that happened on that date in history, two people who share your birthday and one person who died on that day.

The Wikipedia Meme

My Birthday - February 23

On This Date In History:
1455 - Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed from movable type.
1836 - The Siege of the Alamo begins in San Antonio, Texas.
1945 - World War II: During the Battle of Iwo Jima, a group of United States Marines and a commonly forgotten US Navy Corpsman reach the top of Mount Suribachi on the island and are photographed raising the American flag. The photo would later win a Pulitzer Prize.

People Who Share My Birthday:
1685 - Georg Friedrich Handel, German/British Baroque composer (d. 1759)
1965 - Michael Dell, American computer manufacturer

Someone Who Died On This Day:
1965 - Stan Laurel, British born actor and comedian (b. 1890)

Okay...I liked this one because it's a librarian's dream to share a little information. So who should I tag to do a little homework? Hmmm...I tag Lynn, Pam and Renee.

15 comments:

patches said...

I'm a little surprised you mentioned Michael Dell given your customer service debacle earlier this year...gotta love Stan Laurel.

Rebecca said...

Thanks for stopping by! I was a librarian too - and now I'm not...what a small world! I will be back to read more as well ;)

Joan said...

Patches: Thanks for remembering! I actually mentioned Mr. Dell in my meme because I thought it was soooo ironic!!! :~D

Rebecca: Thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy hearing from other once-upon-a-time librarians!

Toni said...

My name is Toni, and I have never been a librarian for several reasons. (1) education requirements, (2) The Dewey decimal system, and (3) I have a loud obnoxious laugh ans can't be quiet. Think: The Nanny Fran Dresher. Ok- not that bad.

I enjoyed this anyways!

Renee said...

Oh man! I've already done this meme and I can't find it. bummer! I did a search for wikipedia and it just came up with all my links from there. *sigh* I guess I need to do it again. LOL

Joan said...

Toni: Libraries have changed...they're no longer the quiet, calm place from your childhood. Fran Dresher would do just fine as a librarian...trust me! :~)

Renee: OK...now I'm feeling guilty. Did Darly do the meme last time? If not, maybe she can take your place.

Lynn said...

If I am ever on a game show (yeah right) and they ask when the Siege of the Alamo started, I will know that it started on your birthday, but I doubt that I'll be able to remember the year. (sigh) My meme is up. Thanks for tagging me, I learned some interesting facts about my birthdate;~)

Michele said...

Thank you for stopping by and I find that I enjoy stopping by your blog as I have occasionally done so the past but have lost you so this time I will link you up as a "blog buddy" so I may continue on my treks with the "Former-Librarian"... take care.

Pam said...

You are in excellent company with Handel -- I love Handel's Messiah! And that's way cool about the Mt. Suribachi Island photo...

Thanks for the tag - it sounds like a fun (and easy) one!

Joan said...

Lynn: Yep...me and the Siege of the Alamo...February 23rd...a day to remember!

Michele: Welcome back and thanks for visiting. I have added you to my blogroll so I will be stopping by to take that trek with you as well.

Pam: I knew about the Iwo Jima event already but the others were new to me. And as far as Handel is concerned...I wish I had even an ounce of his musical genius. Sigh...

Renee said...

re: microwave. I'm adjusting pretty well. I just want more light and will probably never put in anything as big as it can hold in there.
If it lasts long enough, I'm sure the next owner will love it.

PEA said...

I did this one a few weeks ago and I thought it was a fun meme to do:-) That was really interesting to read about the photo taken on Mount Suribachi in 1945! Stan Laurel...oh gosh, to this day I still love watching old clips of Laurel & Hardy:-) xox

rosemary said...

What a fun thing to do....I'll try it....Maybe you could email DELL and ask if you can send Michael a card....

Joan said...

Renee: When we bought our microwave (in the olden days), Hubby insisted we buy the biggest model. We have yet to put in a dish that needs that much space!!!

Pea: Laurel and Hardy were my favorite comic duo and I still remember them pushing a piano up a long sets of outdoor stairs. :~)

Rosemary: It actually was lots of fun! And I like your idea about sending my dear friend Michael a card. ;~)

Linda said...

I thought you might like this one! Sorry it's taken me so long to get over here and read it, it's been a very busy week and promises to finish out that way, too!