29.5.06

When a deadline looms, blogposts multiply exponentially

As you can tell by this weekend. God help me if I ever actually get to the stage of dissertation writing.

Today, the Birthday meme. Because I haven't done it before, and my birthday isn't coming soon. And did I mention the deadline? The one that's looming?

Go to Wikipedia.

Type the month and day of your birthday (but not the year) into the search box.
Review the results, and pick out three events, two births, and one death. Post your results.

Events:

▪ 1794 - Whiskey Rebellion begins: Farmers in the Monongahela Valley of Pennsylvania rebel against the federal tax on liquor and distilled drinks.

▪ 1945 - President Harry Truman announces the successful bombing of Hiroshima with an atomic bomb while returning from the Potsdam Conference aboard the heavy cruiser USS Augusta (CA-31) in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

▪ 1964 - Vietnam War: The U.S. Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving US President Lyndon B. Johnson broad war powers to deal with North Vietnamese attacks on American forces.

Births:

▪ 1560 - Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian serial killer (d. 1614)
▪ 1966 - Jimmy Wales, American founder of Wikipedia

Death:

▪ 1957 - Oliver Hardy, American comedian and actor (b. 1892)

2 Comments:

At 5/30/2006 10:08 AM, Anonymous serena said...

here's the events for you:

1792 - French Revolution: Storming of the Tuileries Palace. Louis XVI of France is arrested and taken into custody.

1846 - The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the U.S. Congress after $500,000 was given for such a purpose by scientist James Smithson.

2005 - Lee Seung Seop dies from exhaustion in South Korea after playing 49 straight hours of Starcraft.

Births:

1839 - Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov, Russian physicist (d. 1896)
1960 - Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor
1267 - King James II of Aragon (d. 1327)

Deaths:

1655 - Alfonso de la Cueva, marqués de Bedmar, Spanish cardinal and diplomat (b. 1572)
1945 - Robert Goddard, American rocket scientist (b. 1882)
2003 - Carmita Jiménez, Puerto Rican singer

 
At 5/30/2006 8:51 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

Yeah, I just wanted to use Monongahela in a blogpost. Trying to get all those Amish google searches...wait, that won't work. Curses! Foiled again.

 

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