Doing the tagged dance

Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2007 by Travis Cody in

Yeah yeah...I'm supposed to be unpacking boxes. Or showering so we can go to Target and then get some lunch.

But Alice over at I Was Born2cree8 tagged me for a Wikipedia meme. The idea is to go to Wikipedia, type in my birthdate of April 11, and report the following:

3 events that happened on that day in history:
1905 Albert Einstein reveals Theory of Relativity
1921 First sports broadcast on the radio
1961 Trial of Adolph Eichmann begins

2 important birthdays
1755 James Parkinson, English physician (died 1824)
1932 Joel Grey, American singer and actor

1 death
2007 Kurt Vonnegut, American author (born 1922)

I'm supposed to tag 5 others, but I always break the rules on this part. You may play if you choose and consider yourself tagged.

OK, now I really have to go shower so we can get our errands done. I guess the order will be switched - lunch and then Target shopping for necessaries.

Later babies!


  1. BeckEye says:

    Can I just play within your comments? My b-day is February 19.

    3 events:
    1847 - The Donner Party is rescued. It is noted that some of the survivors seem to be remarkably well-fed considering their ordeal. (Eeeew.)
    1878 - The phonograph is patented by Thomas Edison.
    2006 - The Rolling Stones made the largest show open to the public of the world in Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1.3 million people went to the show.

    2 important birthdays:
    1473 - Nicolaus Copernicus, mathematician and astronomer
    1940 - Smokey Robinson, American singer and actor

    1 death:
    1980 - Bon Scott, Australian musician and singer for the band AC/DC

  1. Cool Meme! My B day is Feb 8th

    3 Events:
    1587 - Mary Queen of Scots was executed on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I of England.

    1692 - A doctor in Salem Village, Massachusetts Bay Colony declares that three teenage girls are under domination of Satan, leading to the Salem witch trials.

    1963 - Travel, financial and commercial transactions by United States citizens to Cuba are made illegal by the John F. Kennedy administration.

    2 important birthdays:
    1828 - Jules Verne, French author
    1931 - James Dean, American actor

    1 death:
    2007 - Anna Nicole Smith, American model, actress, and entertainer

    And of course, Mary Queen of Scots ;)

  1. Travis says:

    Beck: Of course you can play here. But what would you have done if I said no?? Hehehe.

    Starrlight: It is cool, isn't it? Thanks for playing!

  1. TopChamp says:

    Einstein revealed his Theory of Relativity on your birthday?? This meme sounds fun... will play.

  1. Mo says:

    Good idea and very appropriate since tomorrow is my birthday!

  1. Jay says:

    # 1925 - Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers still observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration.
    # 1925 - Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" begins with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation of a Tennessee state law.
    1938 - Howard Hughes sets a new record by completing a 91 hour airplane flight around the world.
    1962 - Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, is launched into orbit.
    1991 - Boris Yeltsin begins his 5-year term as the first elected President of Russia.

  1. Steven says:

    Love this meme. I just completed the same.

  1. julie says:

    Hmmm I'll have to check this out!