Sunday, August 24, 2008

A Wiki Meme

Courtesy of Andrew Wheeler: Look up your birthday in Wikipedia. Pick 4 events, 3 births, 2 deaths, and 1 holiday.

For Sept. 21

1792 - The French National Convention votes to abolish the monarchy.
1827 - According to Joseph Smith, Jr., the angel Moroni gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which Joseph translated into The Book of Mormon.
1937 - J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is published.
2003 - Galileo mission terminated by sending the probe into Jupiter's atmosphere, where it is crushed by the pressure at the lower altitudes.

1866 - H. G. Wells, English writer (d. 1946)
1912 - Chuck Jones, American animator (d. 2002)
1947 - Stephen King, American author

19 BC - Virgil, Roman poet (b. 70 BC)
1832 - Sir Walter Scott, Scottish writer (b. 1771)

International Day of Peace

Sorry for the brain-dead post; I'm afraid I've been cleaning house & vegging out on the Olympics this week--good R&R before going back to school. Should have a Wodehouse review/essay up tomorrow.

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