April 12, 2006

this wiki in history

I almost never get in the "meme" pool, but I love "This Day in History"-type information, so Kath and "Connie" sucked me in on this one.

Instructions: Head to the wikipedia and pick three events that happened on your birthday that are interesting to you, two important birthdays (I stretched that one) and one interesting death.

September 13

1788 - The United States Constitutional Convention sets the date for the country's first presidential election, and New York City becomes the temporary capital of the U.S.
1922 - The temperature (in the shade) at Al 'Aziziyah, Libya reaches a world record 136.4 °F (58 °C).
1988 - Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere (based on barometric pressure).

Births: (putting my band together)
1819 - Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer (d. 1896)
1874 - Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian-born composer (d. 1951)
1911 - Bill Monroe, American singer (d. 1996)
1924 - Maurice Jarre, French composer
1925 - Mel Torme, American singer (d. 1999)
1952 - Don Was, American singer and composer

Deaths:
1996 - Tupac Shakur, American rapper and actor (b. 1971)

2 comments:

Kat Coble said...

Was Tupac's death some kind of wierd birthday present for you?

John Watts said...

Funny how my list looks the same...