Friday, March 30, 2007

Lazy Post Tag

I've been tagged... but only because I was reading -- she didn't mention me by name.

So here you go...

1. Go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday (month and day only): April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (116th in leap years). There are 250 days remaining. And notice this; it is also the latest possible day that Easter can occur. That's interesting... I never knew that. I don't ever remember Easter being that late.

2. List events that occurred on that day of interest to you:

1989 - James Richardson is freed from a Florida prison 21 years after being wrongfully convicted of the murder of his seven children. (I would have been in my first year of college -- I'm wondering why I didn't remember this... must not have been up on my current events).
1719 - Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe is published. (Hey -- 11yodd is reading that this year for school.)
# 1792 - Highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier becomes the first person executed by guillotine. (Really?)
1945 - Fifty nations gather in San Francisco, California to begin the United Nations Conference on International Organizations.(Seems to be sort of an unlucky day.)

3.List a Few Birthdays:

* 1214 - King Louis IX of France (d. 1270)
* 1284 - King Edward II of England (d. 1327)
* 1770 - Georg Sverdrup, Norwegian philologist (d. 1850)
* 1840 - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (d. 1893)
* 1849 - Felix Klein, German mathematician (d. 1925)
* 1874 - Guglielmo Marconi, Italian inventor, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (d. 1937)
* 1898 - Fred Haney, baseball player (d. 1977)
* 1908 - Edward R. Murrow, American journalist (d. 1965)
* 1917 - Ella Fitzgerald, American singer (d. 1996)
* 1932 - Meadowlark Lemon, American basketball player
* 1940 - Al Pacino, American actor
* 1977 - Matthew West, American Christian singer
* 1985 - Giedo van der Garde, Dutch racing driver
* 1988 - Sara Paxton, American actress
* 1989 - Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, 11th Panchen Lama
* 1996 - Allisyn Ashley Arm, American actress

4. List a death:
2002 - Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, American rapper (TLC) (b. 1971)

5. List a holiday or observance (if any):

Official Red Hat Society day. (Oh well -- that's nice. I didn't know they had a day. I thought they were around all year long.)

If you’re reading this, I tag you. Anybody need an easy post?