Wednesday, June 14, 2006

St. Vincent sure is tasty!

Well, nobody "tagged" me or anything, but I really liked this meme that Clamhead posted. So now I'm posting it. Try and stop me, yo.

The instructions:
1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. In the search box, type your birth month and day (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).

January 22

Events
1. 1947 - KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood, California.
2. 1973 - The Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decision in Roe v. Wade striking down state laws restricting abortion during the first six months of pregnancy.
3. 1984 - The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous "1984" television commercial.

Birthdays
1. 1849 - August Strindberg, Swedish writer
2. 1965 - DJ Jazzy Jeff, American rapper and actor

Deaths
1994 - Telly Savalas, American actor (b. 1924)

Holiday
Feast day of St. Vincent

What fun!

1 comment:

sodevo said...

January 18
1958 - Willie O'Ree, the first African American National Hockey League player, make his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins.

1788 - The first 736 convicts banished from England to Australia landed in Botany Bay creating the first Australian Penal Colony

1990 - Washington, DC, Mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting.

1970 - DJ Quik, American rapper
1892 - Oliver Hardy, American comedian and actor (d. 1957)

2003 - Edward "The Sheik" Farhat, American professional wrestler (b. 1924)

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