Tuesday, December 05, 2006
A tag from Heather!
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).
So, for September 14...
1752 - The British Empire adopts the Gregorian calendar, skipping eleven days (the previous day was September 2).
1814 - Francis Scott Key writes The Star-Spangled Banner.
1990 - Ken Griffey, Jr. and his father, Ken Griffey, Sr. become the first father-son duo to hit back-to-back home runs.
Births and deaths:
1879 - Margaret Sanger, American birth control advocate (d. 1966)
1947 - Jon "Bowzer" Bauman,"Bowzer" singer in musical group "Sha Na Na"
1901 - President of the United States William McKinley dies after an assassination attempt on September 6.
Holiday or observance:
In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
I knew about the Star Spangled Banner but not the rest. Bowzer was always my favorite Sha Na Na! Also, reading about President McKinley's medical care makes me glad that if I'm ever gut-shot by a fanatical Russian/Polish anarchist, I'll be treated using 2006 medicine.