Thursday, September 20, 2007

birth date

From Pattie:

The rules are to go to Wikipedia and type in the day and month of your birth, excluding the year, and hit search. Then you are to list three events, two births, and one holiday that occurred on your birthday.

May 2

3 events

1568 - Mary I of Scotland escapes from Loch Leven Castle, where she had been imprisoned by Sir William Douglas.

1863 - American Civil War: Stonewall Jackson is wounded by friendly fire while returning to camp after reconnoitering for the Battle of Chancellorsville. He succumbs to pneumonia 8 days later.

1946 - "Battle of Alcatraz" - Alcatraz Federal prison, San Francisco is taken over by six inmates following failed escape attempt

2 births

Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia

Bing Crosby, American singer and actor

1 holiday

Poland - Flag Day, an official holiday to honour the Flag of Poland

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