Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Birthday Meme

I've been tagged by Mac to do the BIRTHDAY MEME. I'm more than happy to oblige. For those I am about to tag - this is what you do:

1) Go to Wikipedia

2) In the search box, type your birth month and day but not the year.

3) List three events that happened on your birthday

4) List two important birthdays and one death

5) One holiday or observance (if any)

Here are mine:

List three events that happened on your birthday
456 - St. Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary Bishop. - the reason why my forefathers and those of many readers here are RCs

1804 - The first recorded meteorite falls in Possil, Scotland (High Possil Meteorite).
Nice to know it's not just knife crime and drinking Buckfast that Possil is known for.

1955 - Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom amid indications of failing health.
I don't wish ill health on anyone, but hint, hint, Mr Blair - maybe time to "move on" as you are given to saying.


List two important birthdays and one death
1827 - Joseph Lister, English surgeon (d. 1912)
Lister was responsible for saving the lives of millions. It is a matter of pride that he preceded me in the consultant body at my hospital.

1912 - John Le Mesurier, British actor (d. 1983)
"Fall in, fall in" *waves hand in an effete way at the platoon*

1794 - Georges Danton, French Revolutionary leader (b. 1759)
Hoist by his own petard


One holiday or observance
St. Vincent Ferrer - wonderful to read about this great saint and interesting he made it to Scotland.
"Come in Big Man. Gaun yersel'"

One question. Why do rock stars want to kill themselves on my birthday?

2002 - Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley dies of a heroin overdose.
1994 - Lead Singer of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain commits suicide, and is found three days later


I tag Antonia, Fr Ray and The Dunadan

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