Friday, July 07, 2006

A Birthday Meme

For my birthday, I'm just going to play along with this meme I found at Lyn's place, Bloggin' Outloud. Feel free to play along.


1. Go to Wikipedia.

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

Mine is TODAY (July 7 or 7/7) :-)

3. List three important events that happened on your birthday.

1947 - Downed UFO believed to be found in the Roswell UFO incident (we're all a little better as the result of this bit of historic lunacy)

1991 - Yugoslav Wars: Brioni Agreement ended ten-day independence war in Slovenia against the rest of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. (Unfortunately, Croatia's and Bosnia's respective fights for independence were not as efficient)

2004 - The last patent on the LZW compression algorithm (in Canada) expired. (just when we thought nothing important ever happened on my birthday) ;-)

4. List two interesting birthdays and one interesting death.


1940 - Ringo Starr

1906 - William Feller, Croatian mathematician (I'm sure you all wish a "famous" mathematician was born on your birthday) ;-)


2005 - 52 innocent people in the London subway, the result of terrorist bombings (a sad day)

1129 -
Emperor Shirakawa of Japan (born and died on my birthday, different years ;-)

5. List one holiday or observance (if none, make one up).

Bottler Bonza Day (I'm not making this up although this is the first I've heard of it; the mascot is a dancing groundhog...this is just so fitting)



At 6:22 AM, July 07, 2006, Blogger beth said...


This is a fun meme...I have to wait a long time to do it on my b-day though, so maybe I'll do it soonish.

At 7:31 AM, July 07, 2006, Blogger Lyn said...

Happy Birthday, of course! Bottler Bonza... heh. lol

oh and Beth, it doesn't have to be done ON your birthday, memes are memes after all, they happen spontaneously :-)

At 7:35 AM, July 07, 2006, Blogger Eric said...

I was going to comment on the "coincidence" of your appearance on earth being the same day as the UFO incident, but you're much too young for there to be any connection.

Unless, of course, you measure time differently than the rest of us. ;-)

Anyway, hope you have a wonderfully blessed birthday and as many more as you want!

At 11:43 AM, July 07, 2006, Blogger Lynda said...

Happy Birthday!

At 1:13 PM, July 07, 2006, Blogger Gwynne said...

Thank you, all! :-)

I thought you all knew I was an alien. Leave it to Eric to point out the obvious. ;-)

At 3:15 PM, July 07, 2006, Anonymous Jennifer said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!!! May your year be filled with many Giordano's pizzas! Grin!

At 7:40 PM, July 07, 2006, Anonymous Janie said...

May this day be an abundantly blessed one! Happy birthday, Gwynne!!

At 8:12 PM, July 07, 2006, Blogger Rach said...

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At 8:13 PM, July 07, 2006, Blogger Rach said...

That was an interesting list - Sadly I think I lost mine when my blog went bye bye - Oh well hehe. What exciting things are you getting up to today?

At 8:22 PM, July 07, 2006, Blogger Jim said...

Happy Birthday! Ringo Starr, eh? Cool.

At 9:17 PM, July 07, 2006, Blogger Foo said...

Happy Birthday, Gwynne!

At 10:47 PM, July 07, 2006, Blogger Gwynne said...

Thanks, Jennifer (a good wish to be sure ;-)!

And thank you, too, Janie, Jim & Foo!

Rach, my "excitement" today did not even register on the excite-o-meter, but it was an easy-going day and that is my idea of "celebrating," so it's all good.

At 6:44 PM, July 08, 2006, Blogger EmmaSometimes said...

It said Gwynne was born!!! July 7!!! WOO HOO!! Hehehe. Happy Belated Birthday!

At 9:23 PM, July 08, 2006, Blogger Gwynne said...

Thanks, Emma!! :-)

At 4:47 PM, July 11, 2006, Blogger Princess Jami said...

Happy Birthday!! Last Friday!! :-)

At 5:04 PM, July 11, 2006, Blogger Gwynne said...

Hey, THANKS, Jami!! :-)


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