Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Happy Birthday to meme

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I was going to make up my own birthday meme, but that seemed like too much trouble. ;)

1. Type in your birthday (minus the year) in the search bar at
2. List three interesting facts, two births, and one death that happened on your birthday.

Three facts
1. Apropos: 1951 - The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified.
2. Hilarious: 1964 - The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
3. Yawn: 1986 - The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis.

Two births
Dudes, I'm going more than two, because some seriously cool people were born on "my" day:
272 - Constantine I, Roman emperor (d. 337)
1807 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet (d. 1882)
1902 - John Steinbeck, American writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1968)
1930 - Joanne Woodward, American actress
1932 - Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress
1934 - Ralph Nader, American consumer activist
1934 - Van Williams, American actor
1964 - Todd Bodine, American race car driver (this one is for Jean)
and to make up for the embarassing
1980 - Chelsea Clinton
we have what would probably be the two I listed for real:
1981 - Josh Groban, American singer
1962 - Adam Baldwin, American actor
People. Adam Baldwin! How cool is that? I just love him in "Chuck" right now, but my enjoyment is enhanced by having seen him in "Firefly". What's that? You've never seen it?!? I command you to remedy that immediately. And, you know, it's my birthday, so you have to do what I say. ;)

One death
2003 - Fred Rogers, American children's television actor (b. 1928)

I can fit in a "Firefly" blurb nearly anywhere...


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday
julie v

Sue in N. Va said...

Happy Birthday!!

Party party party! This is a Firefly household - woot!

Birthday hugs from VA!!

Anonymous said...

I tried to leave a birthday wish last night but Blogger was down.
so--Happy Belated! I'll treat you to something at the Harlot event...
my that sounds weird.

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Lady! I'm glad you were born.

Jean in Georgia said...

I thank you very much for the Bodine reference. But poor Chelsea didn't select her parents....

Hope your Birthday was great!!!

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