Wiki Your Birthday?

I saw this at Mella’s place a few days ago and thought it would be a perfect ‘lazy-post’ for while we’re busy playing on the beach. Then the next day Carol tagged me to do it! SO here ya are!

1. Go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday (month and day only): June 21st (first day of summer, longest day of the year– I’ve always thought I have a cool birthday!)

2. List events that occurred on that day of interest to you:

524 – Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vezerone.
1582 – Incident at Honnōji in Kyoto, Japan.
1621 – an execution of 27 Czech lords on the Old Town Square in Prague as a consequence of the battle on the “White Mountain”.
1824 – Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.
1887 – Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee.
1919 – Royal Canadian Mounted Police fire a volley into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two, during the Winnipeg General Strike.
1940 – World War II: France surrenders to Germany.
1963 – Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini is elected Pope Paul VI.
2006 – Pluto’s newly discovered moons are officially christened Nix & Hydra on this date.

3.List a Few Birthdays:

1002 – Pope Leo IX (d. 1054)
1226 – King Boleslaus V of Poland
1535 – Leonhard Rauwolf, German physician and botanist
1863 – Max Wolf, German astronomer
1921 – Jane Russell, American actress
1959 – Kathy Mattea, American country singer
1973 – Juliette Lewis, American actress
1982 – Prince William of Wales, British prince

4. List a death:

1305 – King Wenceslaus II of Bohemia and Poland (b. 1271)

5. List a holiday or observance (if any):

Summer solstice (Northern Hemisphere) and winter solstice (Southern Hemisphere) celebrations
Fête de la Musique in France, Belgium and Switzerland.

If you’re reading this, I tag you. Anybody need an easy post?

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  1. ooh, i do i do! (need an easy post, that is).

    my b-day is just a few days after yours, mary!

  2. June 21st – what a happy day! (Unless of course you’re King Wenceslaus…)

  3. Susan has the same birthday. I always like to point out that it’s only the longest day north of the equator.

  4. Mine’s up – I got slightly different instructions, but it was really fun. I’ve known since I was in 2nd grade that I was born on Mozart’s birthday, but the other stuff was interesting.

  5. Mine will be up tomorrow. No Fooling!

  6. You and my oldest son share a birthday!