Friday, April 14, 2006

Birthday Meme

Go to wikipedia, type in your birthday, and list 3 events, 2 birthdays, and 1 death that occurred on your birthday. :) Thanks to Ollie and then KEP...

3 Events:
1519 - Charles V elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. (Among other things, check out his parents' names and more seriously, his connection to Martin Luther, the Diet of Worms and the Council of Trent)
1914 - Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophia are killed in Sarajevo by a Serbian nationalist young man
1919 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending World War I with Germany.

2 Birthdays:
1491 - King Henry VIII of England (d. 1547)
1703 - John Wesley, English founder of Methodism (d. 1791)

1 Death:
1836 - James Madison, President of the United States (b. 1751)

Lots of intersting and fun facts...

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