Since Sundays in Lent don't count and since I turned 29 yesterday (which I celebrated by officiating a funeral), I thought I'd share this birthday meme:
1. Go to Wikipedia and type in your Birthday Month and day only. February 23
2. List at least 3 Events that occurred that day.
~1455 - Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed from movable type.
~1836 - The Siege of the Alamo begins in San Antonio, Texas.
~1903 - Cuba leases Guantanamo Bay to the United States "in perpetuity". Hm.
~1945 - World War II: During the Battle of Iwo Jima, a group of United States Marines and a commonly forgotten US Navy Corpsman, reach the top of Mount Suribachi on the island and are photographed raising the American flag. The photo would later win a Pulitzer Prize.
3. List at least 2 important Birthdays
~1685 - Georg Friedrich Handel, German/British Baroque composer (d. 1759)
~1868 - W.E.B. DuBois, American civil rights leader (d. 1963)
~1940 - Peter Fonda, American actor
~1963 - Bobby Bonilla, former baseball player
4. List at least 1 Death.
~1848 - John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States (b. 1767)
~1965 - Stan Laurel, British born actor and comedian (b. 1890)
5. List a Holiday or Observance. (if any)
~Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Polycarp of Smyrna (died 155)