Monday, April 17, 2006

WikiGimmick

Go to Wikipedia [wikipedia.org]. Type in your birth date (but not year). List three events that happened on your birthday. List two important birthdays and one interesting death.

Events:

  • 1888 - Mary Ann Nicholls is murdered. She is perhaps the first of Jack the Ripper's victims

  • 1897 - Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.

  • 1920 - First news radio program broadcast in Detroit, Michigan.



Births:

  • 1928 - James Coburn, American actor (d. 2002)

  • 1945 - Van Morrison, Irish musician



Death:
  • 651 - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, Irish bishop and missionary (Draw your own conclusions on THAT one.)


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