Saturday, June 16, 2007

Meme Saturday...

Okay, I won't do a meme every Saturday, but I am this Saturday.

Julie tagged everyone who wanted to join in on this meme...

It’s super simple: go to Wikipedia and input your birthday (just month and date). Then write down 3 events, 2 births and 1 holiday that you share your birthday with.
Here are mine for October 19:


Events:

1987 - Black Monday, stock market falls 22%
2001 - SIEV-X, an Indonesian fishing boat en-route to Christmas Island, carrying over 400 asylum seekers, sank in international waters with the loss of 353 people.
2005 - Hurrican Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb

Really bad things happen on my birthday obviously....

Births:

1965 - Ty Pennington WOHOO!!
1962 - Evander Holyfield

Holiday:

Tomato Day per the French Republican calendar

I tag you and you...being you're related and all...

8 comments:

ChrisB said...

I did this one a while ago and I found it quite good fun as you actually learn a lot - trouble is I haven't remembered it!!!

BS said...

You tagged me and it's done !! Had fun doing it - really, I did !

la bellina mammina said...

Great information!

Emma in Canada said...

I'm with you on Ty Pennington.

I remember discussing Black Monday in Grade 9 Social Studies and being in tears. I was sure we were going to have a depression to rival the 1930s. I won't get into the other kids laughing at me, but my teacher did say I was the only one who understood how bad things could get. Even though he was quite sure they wouldn't get that bad.

my4kids said...

I did this also a while back. It is pretty intresting.

Jippy said...

My birthday is 9-11 so I think I will skip this one.... I did feel obligated to live with more gratitiude when so many people died on my birthday.

Sabrina said...

Ok depressing much? Lots of wars evidently started on June 11th. Great.

Eratosthenes said...

Yay for Black Monday on our birthday. :D