Sunday, April 9

Everybody's doing it...

I've now found this on 3 different sites McVane, Rosario's, Suisan's. Everybody's doing it...

1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
3. List three events that happened on your birthday.
4. List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
5. Post this in your journal.

Events:

  1. 1800 - Assassination attempt on Napoleon Bonaparte's life. How many romance novels center around the theme?
  2. 1906 - The first radio program, consisting of a poetry reading, a violin solo, and a speech, is broadcast. So, has 'broadcasting' gone down hill since then?
  3. 2004 - The 2004 Christmas Eve Snowstorm delivers an extremely unusual snowfall to the southern United States. I remember this one, because the Northeast got hit Christmas, and we were expecting 15 people for dinner.

Births:

  1. 1166 - King John of England (d. 1216)
  2. 1905 - Howard Hughes, American film producer and inventor (d. 1976)

A horrible king and a crazy rich guy.

Deaths:

  1. A toss up between 1873 - Johns Hopkins, Baltimore philanthropist and businessman (b. 1795) and 2005 - Michael Vale, American commercial actor (b. 1922) Who is Michael Vale, you ask? Time to make the donuts."

6 comments:

Anne E. said...

Doing mine today!

Marg said...

Who is Michael Vale?

Anne E. said...

On my blog, I forgot to mention that Herman Goering and Kristie Alley were also born on January 12th. I figured Howard Stern and Rush Limbaugh were scary enough. Is it any wonder I am the way I am?

Tara Marie said...

Marg, you probably don't get Dunkin'Donuts commercials, he was the "star" of a long running ad campaign, the main line was"

'Time to make the donuts.'

Anne--LOL.

Suisan said...

So weird. We were just talking about "Time to make the donuts" last night.

Husband knew him also as "The Breakstone Creamery man." Sour cream commercials in NYC. My kids couldn't wuite figure out why we remembered one commercial from our childhood. Ah, the innocence.

And this stinks as a word regonition choice when you haven't yet had enough coffee: dktkbhv

Tara Marie said...

Suisan, I remember him from the breakstone commercials too, wasn't there a Jack Russell Terrier in those commercials??

I've noticed some of the word recognition things are strange and a little odd? if you actually say them out loud.