Saturday, March 24, 2007

June 27

CD in Play: Wilco, Sky Blue Sky
So Geosomin tagged me for this meme and I am finally responding. The rules are listed below.

1. Go to wikipedia and type in your birthday, month and day only.
2. List 3 events that occurred on that day.
3. List 2 important birthdays.
4. List 1 death.
5. List a holiday or observance. (if any)
6. Tag 5 other bloggers.
I have chosen to list a few more in certain categories. as for tagging others - tag thyself if ye feel so inclined. But I do specifically tag Pete, who avoids these things like the plague.

On June 27th the following 3 events occured:

1. 1844 - Joseph Smith, Jr., (founder of Mormonism) murdered along with his brother, Hyrum, at the Carthage, Illinois jail.
2. 1979 - Muhammad Ali announces his retirement from boxing.
3. 1986 - The International Court of Justice finds against the United States in its judgement in Nicaragua v. United States.

The following Birthdays fall on June 27:

1. 1846 - Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish independence fighter (d. 1891)
2. 1869 - Emma Goldman, Lithuanian-born anarchist and feminist (d. 1940)
3. 1880 - Helen Keller, American spokeswoman for the deaf and blind (d. 1968)
I also share a birthday with Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo) Toby Maguire, Ross Perot, Paul von Mauser and Krzysztof Kieślowski.

The following people died on June 27:

1. 1844, Josheph and Hyrum Smith.
2. 1957, Malcolm Lowry.
3. 1996, Cubby Broccoli.
4. 2001, Jack Lemmon.
5. 2004, John Entwistle.

The following Holdays, observances and Liturgical feasts fall on June 27:

1. National HIV Testing Day in United States.
2. National Veterans' Day in the United Kingdom.
3. Saint Cyril of Alexandria
4. Saint Deodatus
5. Saint Ferdinand of Aragon
6. Saint Ladislas
In Shirley Jackson's novel, The Lottery, the annual lottery is held on this date each year. Hooraaay! Who's next to die?
This is me btw.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Gavin said...

You piqued my curiosity. On October 23, by birthday, the following happened:
Events;
1929 - Great Depression begins
1949 - 1st United Nations General Assembly
1973 - Nixon agrees to hand over White House tapes.
Births;
1925 - Johnny Carson born
1959 - Weird Al Yankovic born
Death;
42 BC - Marcus Junius Brutus commits suicide.
Feast Day;
Holy Apostle James, Brother of God, Bishop of Jerusalem (also my patron saint, thus making my birthday my names' day - this information not on Wikipedia)

25 March, 2007 21:04  
Blogger Magnus said...

You were born in 1929?

26 March, 2007 14:47  
Anonymous Gavin said...

No, I was born on 42 BC.

27 March, 2007 19:59  
Blogger Magnus said...

That explains a few things.

28 March, 2007 09:13  
Blogger RC said...

i love wikipedia.

how great is that.

gotta say, i'm forced to read up on my b-day now too...

how did people waste their time 20 years ago?

01 April, 2007 14:03  
Blogger Magnus said...

Well... I played guitar, made mix tapes, rode my bike everywhere until the evening when it was time to cruise around with friends.

01 April, 2007 16:38  

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