Thursday, August 2, 2007

Wikipedia Meme

PandaBean tagged me to do this fun little meme. Normally I don't do memes because it usually means answering a lot of questions and I'm just too lazy for that *smile*. But this one was easy: I only had to enter my birth date (July 17) into Wikipedia, and got a list of interesting facts that happened on that date.

3 events:

1453 - Hundred Years' War: Battle of Castillon - The French under Jean Bureau utterly defeat the English under the Earl of Shrewsbury, who is killed in the battle in Gascony

1762 - Catherine II becomes tzar of Russia upon the accidental murder of Peter III of Russia.

1897 - Klondike gold rush begins when first successful prospectors arrive in Seattle, Washington.

2 births:

1939 - Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran

1947 - Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

1 holiday:

Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri.

This was fun. I have never even heard about the Gion Matsuri holiday. I tag anyone who wants to play! Just make a search in Wikipedia about your birth date (day and month), and share with us 3 events, 2 births and one holiday!


Susie said...

I posted mine a couple days ago

Laura H said...

Working on one! Will have it for you soon, probably on Country Rosebud!
Laura H

Morgan said...

Thanks for the idea...I will try it. Keep up the good waork on your blog.

Autumn said...

That is cool! I'd like to do it too, but I'll probably just do it without being tagged around my birthday.

Mrs. June Fuentes said...

I used to live in Japan, the festivals were absolutely beautiful and food was quite delicious!

Many blessings...

Anna S said...


When is your birthday?

Mrs. Fuentes,

Wow! I heard Japan is very special. My fiance visited it once during Kendo camp. He used to be fascinated with Japan and even learned Japanese for a couple of years.

Robert said...

I will do it on my blog.

Laura H said...

Done it.
Laura H