I was just tagged by Tristi Pinkston with this history game, very fun! After I'm done, I'll tag five more bloggers and may I say how glad I am to have been tagged so quickly—it means I still have people to choose from--bummer for the rest of you :-) Here we go:
1. Go to Wikipedia and type in your birth date only -without the year.
2. List 3 events that occurred that day:
1830 - The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress; it is signed into law by President Andrew Jackson two days later—Sad day with disasterous results, IMO
1992 - Charles Geschke, co-founder of Adobe Systems, Inc. was kidnapped at gunpoint from the Adobe parking lot in Mountain View, California for $650,000 and is held hostage in a rented house in Hollister, California. The FBI rescues him four days later. Would that not make a great book?
2004 - The New York Times publishes an admission of journalistic failings, claiming that its flawed reporting and lack of skeptism towards sources during the buildup to the 2003 war in Iraq helped promote the belief that Iraq possessed large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction. I remember this one.
3. List 2 important birthdays:
1907 - John Wayne, American actor (d. 1979)—I don’t think my mother knows this or I would be her favorite child!
1948 - Stevie Nicks, American songwriter—I love Fleetwood Mac so this one I’ve known for many years.
4. List 1 death:
My pet parakeet Zepplin when I was in the 7th grade. I’m a little offended Wikipedia didn’t have this reference.
And, no one I’ve ever heard of died on this day except for 1948 - Theodore Morell, Hitler's personal physician (b. 1886)
5. List a holiday or observance:
National Sorry Day in Australia, so whatever I did, I’m sorry mate.
Now I get to tag five other bloggers-Bwahahahahaha
LDSpublisher (she can use the day she started her publishing house ☺