Wikipedia meme

I pinched this from Col’s blog. Go to Wikipedia. Type in your birth date (but not year) in the search field (e.g. December 14). List three events that happened on your birthday, two important birthdays and one interesting death.

1542 – Princess Mary Stuart becomes Queen Mary I of Scotland.
1896 – The Glasgow Underground Railway is opened by the Glasgow District Subway Company.
2004 – The Millau viaduct, the highest bridge in the world, spanning the valley of the River Tarn near Millau, France and designed by British architect Lord Foster in collaboration with French bridge engineer Michel Virlogeux, is officially opened.

1503 – Nostradamus, French astrologer (d. 1566)
1979 – Michael Owen, English international footballer (also, on the exact same day, Jean-Alain Boumsong who also plays for the Toon. Until we get rid of the useless bastard over summer)

1799 – George Washington, first President of the United States (b. 1732)

3 thoughts on “Wikipedia meme”

  1. AUGUST 4

    * 1693 – Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon’s invention of Champagne. (aha – explains why it’s my favourite drinkie)
    * 1753 – George Washington, then a young Virginia planter, becomes a Master Mason, the highest basic rank in the secret fraternity of Freemasonry. (roll up that trouser leg & break out the funny handshake)
    * 1892 – The family of Lizzie Borden is found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home. (bwah hah haaaaaahhhhh)

    * 1900 – Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Mother of the United Kingdom (d. 2002)
    * 1923 – Reg Grundy, Australian media and television mogul (neiggggggghbours)

    * 1875 – Hans Christian Andersen, Danish writer (b. 1805) (born just so he could have Danny Kaye play him in a crappy Disney film – bet he was well rolling in his grave)

  2. Events:
    La Marseillaise is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle – 1792
    Francis Crick and James Watson publish Molecular Structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid describing DNA for the first time – 1953 – they used to drink in the Eagle Pub, a local cantabs watering house. Mosh was there on his tour of the uk.
    107 people die in the Amagasaki rail crash in Japan – 2005

    Gugleilmo Marconi – Nobel prize winning Italian physicist- 1874
    Johann Cruyff – Dutch Genius – third best footballer of all time – 1947

    Anders Celcius – Swedish astronomer – 1744

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