Tuesday, November 28, 2006

June 14 on November 28


Thanks to Nancy, NP for continuing this meme.

The Rules:

1) Go to Wikipedia
2) In the search box, type your birth month and day but not the year.
3) List three events that happened on your birthday
4) List two important birthdays and one death
5) One holiday or observance (if any)
. . . .
Okay, here goes:

Events (perhaps not the most important, but notable nonetheless)
  • 1648 Margaret Jones is the first woman hanged in Boston for witchcraft. (Did I mention that my mother's family, the Joneses were in Massachusetts at that time??)
  • 1777 Stars and Stripes adopted as Congress as the flag of the United States (Thank you Betsy Ross for your sewing skills!)
  • 1846 Bear Flag Revolt Anglo settlers in Sonoma, CA start a revolt against Mexico and declare the California Republic (Right here in Sonoma County! Sorry guys, we really should be better at sharing the state with it's rightful owners)
Births
  • 1864 Alois Alzheimer, German Physician (What? Who?)
  • 1928 Che Guevara, Argentine born revolutionary
  • 1939 Steny Hoyer, Democratic Congressman, Nancy Pelosi's new right hand man in the House of Representatives.
Deaths
  • 1801 Benedict Arnold (American Revolutionary hero then turncoat)
  • 1825 Pierre Charles L'Enfant, French Architect (Thanks for the great job designing Washington, DC. Well Done!)
  • 1986 Alan J. Lerner, American Composer (With Frederick Loewe composed the music for Camelot, My Fair Lady and many, many other wonderful musicals.)
There it is, the good, the bad and the ugly facts about my birthday, June 14th.

Other Notables
  • World Blood Donor Day
  • Flag Day in the US
  • Mother's Day in Afghanistan
  • Birthday of the US Army

2 comments:

Susan said...

That date always means Flag Day to me. Now I'll try to hook you onto that memory, and maybe I'll remember it's your birthday, too. But I doubt it. Things don't stick any more - unless they are totally unimportant trivia facts.=b

Su Bee said...

Well well -- ya just never know who you'll meet in Blogland. Hi Sonoma, Mendocino Co here! Very very interesting read - pretty quilts!