I’ve been tagged by the delicious Melksham Mum in a fab meme set up by The Five Fs Blog which is asking us to do a bit of research about the day we were born in an attempt to cover every day of the year. There’s some questions to answer about people and events most of which can be easily found somewhere like Wikipedia. Disclaimer – Yes I know Wikipedia isn’t always 100% accurate but it’s only a bit of fun so don’t panic. Here you go:
When is your birthday?
November 11th 1978
Pick three people who share your birthday and share what you know about them.
1493 – Paracelsus, An early doctor/scientist/astrologer responsible for the creation of laudanum.
1821 – Fyodor Dostoyevsky, A Russian novelist best known for his novels Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov.
1962 – Demi Moore, An American actress famous for films like St Elmo’s Fire and Ghost as well as appearing naked on the cover of Vanity Fair when seven months pregnant.
Is anyone listed as being born on the same day as you (ie the same year). If so, what do you know about them?
Lou Vincent, A New Zealand cricketer who I’d never heard of.
List three people who died on your birthday and tell us what you know about them?
1855 – Søren Kierkegaard, A Danish philosopher, theologian and religious author widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher.
1880 – Ned Kelly,An Irish Australian bushranger considered to be a folk hero or criminal depending on your point of view.
1994 – Pedro Zamora, A Cuban-born American TV personality and AIDS activist
List three notable events that took place on your birthday.
1215 – The Fourth Lateran Council meets, defining the doctrine of transubstantiation, the process by which bread and wine are said to transform into the body and blood of Christ.
1918 – Germany signs the armistice agreement that ends WWI at 11:00 a.m.
1992 – The General Synod of the Church of England votes to allow women to become priests.
Tell us about a holiday that falls on your birthday.
There are a number holidays commemorating the end of WWI and military veterans in general, Armistice Day in New Zealand, France and Belgium, Remembrance Day in the UK and Commonwealth and Veterans Day in the US.
It is also Singles Day in China and Womens Day in Belgium.
Finally I need to tag some people who I think might be up for a bit of research.