Friday, June 16, 2006

My day

The instructions:
1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. In the search box, type your birth day and month (but not year).
3. List three events that happened on your birthday.
4. List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
5. One holiday or observance (if any).

Events:
1889 - The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.
This is one of my favorite architectural features (not technically a building, would you say?)

1937 - Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed.
I remember Mom telling me that she saw this explosion, or maybe just the smoke from it?

1940 - John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.
Do you remember when you discovered John Steinbeck? I read all his novels in one month, I was so excited about him.

Births:
1915 - Orson Welles, American director (d. 1985)
1961 - George Clooney, American actor
1955 - Tom Bergeron, American game show host - actually born the same year as me

Death:
1992 - Marlene Dietrich, German actress (b. 1901)

Celebration:
St George's Day — Đurđevdan (Serbian), Gergyovden (Bulgarian), Giorgoba (Georgian) the most famous Serbian slava, the most celebrated namesday in Bulgaria, and one of the two Giorgoba holidays in Georgia

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