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Birthday Meme

I’ve been tagged by Indolent Server for the Birthday Meme. It goes like this:

1: Go to wikipedia
2: Enter your birth month and day, but not year in the search box
3: List three events that happened on your birthday
4: List two important birthdays and one death
5: List one holiday or observance

Hmmm. My first meme tagging. I s’pose that means I should try to make this a good one.

Three events:

  1. 1814Francis Scott Key writes The Star-Spangled Banner.
  2. 1944United States Marines land on the island of Peleliu. (Given that my grandfather was in Guadalcanal around this time, these things have a special significance to me.)
  3. 1964 – The opening of the third period of the Second Vatican Council.
  4. 1965 – The opening of the fourth and final period of Second Vatican Council. (Okay, so I cheated.)

Two birthdays:

  1. 1849Ivan Pavlov, Russian scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1936)
  2. 1936Walter Koenig, American actor (I want to know anyone over the age of 16 who doesn’t know who he is.)

One death:

  1. 258Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage (Hmmm. That means his birthday into heaven is my birthday into the world. Perhaps I should learn more about him.)
  2. (Extra credit) 891Pope Stephen V
  3. (More extra credit) 1523Pope Adrian VI (b. 1459)

One celebration or holiday:

  1. Roman Catholic ChurchTriumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).

I hereby tag … hmmm … Curt Jester, Dyspeptic Mutterings, and Dappled Things.

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