Birthday Meme

It’s not my birthday, but this meme was up over on Chris Roberson’s site, so I’m using it…

Look up your birthday in Wikipedia. Pick 4 events, 3 births, 2 deaths, and 1 holiday.

4 events
1493 – Christopher Columbus first sighted the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea
1913 – The USA introduces an income tax
1918 – Poland declares its independence from Russia
1957 – Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2. On board is the first animal to enter orbit: a dog named Laika

3 births
1852 – Meiji Emperor, Japanese emperor (d. 1912)
1900 – Adolf Dassler, founder of Adidas (d. 1978)
1957 – Dolph Lundgren, Swedish actor

2 deaths
1954 – Henri Matisse, French artist (b. 1869)
1998 – Bob Kane, comic artist and Batman co-creator (b. 1915)

1 holiday
Japan – Culture Day (originally celebrated as Emperor’s Birthday until the Meiji Emperor’s death in 1912)


3 thoughts on “Birthday Meme

  1. fanaticalpupil Post author

    I’m glad someone appreciated the Dolph Lundgren. I thought that was pretty sweet.

    Also, I liked this meme because you don’t actually have to divulge the date or year of your birth (although people can figure out the day pretty easily).


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