May 14, 2006

Birthday Meme

Ok, this meme is kinda fun:
"Go to Wikipedia. Type in your birth date (but not year). List three events that happened on your birthday. List two important birthdays and one interesting death. Post this in your journal."
October 12th:

Events

  • 1492 - Christopher Columbus's expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean. The explorer believes he has reached East Asia
  • 1773 - America's first insane asylum opens for 'Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds' in Virginia
  • 1810 - First Oktoberfest: The Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to join the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
  • 1960 - Cold War: Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe on a desk at United Nations General Assembly meeting to protest a Philippine assertion of Soviet Union colonialist policy being conducted in Eastern Europe

Births

  • 1875 - Aleister Crowley, English occultist and author (d. 1947)
  • 1934 - Richard Meier, Americian architect

Death

  • 1870 - Robert E. Lee, American Confederate general (b. 1807)
Posted by todd at May 14, 2006 07:28 PM