Monday, April 02, 2007

Wikipedia Birthday

Ginger, over at Stuck on Survive, tagged me to complete the Wikipedia Birthday Meme. And I don't want to put it off or I'll forget about it. (Which reminds me, I have another book to read and review. I wanted to get it done on vacation, but this far I haven't even read the title page...) So here goes.

1. Go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday, month and day only.

July 21

2. List 3 events that occurred on that day.

1925 - Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.

1865 - In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots Dave Tutt dead in what is regarded as the first true western showdown.

1931 - CBS's New York City station begins broadcasting the first regular seven days a week television schedule in the U. S.

3. List 3 important birthdays.

1899 - Ernest Hemingway, American writer
1911 - Marshall McLuhan, Canadian author
1968 - Brandi Chastain, American soccer player

4. List 1 death. 1870 - Josef Strauss, Austrian composer

5. List a holiday or observance. Guam: Liberation Day (1944)

So, there you have it. The day that unleashed me on the world. How in the heck didn't that make Wikipedia?

And just for the record, I have stayed away from Wikipedia all of these years because I can really see that I could waste a huge amount of time over there. I loves me some trivia. So if I start neglecting the family and starve to death while looking up useless knowledge, blame it on Ginger.


Ginger said...

Oh I love wikipedia. It is great for looking up things like the succession of coaches to the U of A, the meaning behind the whole bloody sunday thing, if emoticon is even a word, etc. Yes, I'd say you could become addicted.

Anonymous said...

lol. Wikipedia is about the best time waster that I know of. That and!

Mike said...

From my little searching I did yesterday, I already found three reasons to use Wikipedia today.