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Wikipedia History Meme

I've been unofficially "tagged" by 3 blogs (Kookiejar, Lisa, and Wendy), all of whom oddly enough have August birthdays.  So let me mix it up a bit.

I.   Go to Wikipedia and type in your month and day of birth (no year):

February 18

II.  List three events:

1885 - Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published for the first time. 
1901 - Winston Churchill makes his maiden speech in the British House of Commons
1991 - The IRA explodes bombs in the early morning at both Paddington station and Victoria station in London.

III. List two births:
1931 - Toni Morrison, American writer, Nobel laureate
1954 - John Travolta, American actor 

IV. List one death:
1546 - Martin Luther, German religious reformer (b. 1483) 

V.   List one holiday:
Gambian independence day

Now I'm supposed to "tag" five other people ... but as my blogging buddies have done, please consider yourself "tagged" if you read this and want to play!  I'd appreciate a comment with a link to your blog so I can visit and see your response.

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( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
(Anonymous)
Apr. 18th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
The publishing of 'Huck Finn' and John Travolta's birthday! Your day is way more exciting than mine.
~kookiejar
(Anonymous)
Apr. 18th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC)
I actually have some friends whose son died in that 1991 London bombing. So sad.

It's fun that you played!! I like this one!

Lisa
(Anonymous)
Apr. 18th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
Cool choices, Laura! Thanks for playing :)

Wendy
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