Friday, December 08, 2006

Memed! the birthday edition

I was tagged by Peony at Two Sleepy Mamas. Here are the rules:

1) Go to Wikipedia.
2) In the search box, type your birth month and day but not the year.
3) List three events that happened on your birthday.
4) List two important birthdays and one death.
5) One holiday or observance (if any).

Three events:

-- 1643 - Four-year-old Louis XIV becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Louis XIII.
-- 1811 - Paraguay gains independence from Spain.
-- 2005 - Pope Benedict XVI observes his first beatification, elevating Blessed Marianne of Molokai on the road to canonization into sainthood.

Two important birthdays...

-- 1316 - Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor
-- 1953 - Tom Cochrane, Canadian musician (Red Rider)

...and one death:

-- 1847 - Fanny Mendelssohn, German composer and pianist

One holiday or observance:

-- Paraguay - Flag Day
-- St. Engelmund


Jess at Days go by, Deo Gratias at Deus in aditorium meum intende, and if anyone else wants to participate, get yourself a blog, participate and come back and tell me about it.