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Sammee42's birthday meme

April 9th, 2006 (11:31 am)

Go to Wikipedia and look up your birth day (excluding the year). List three neat facts, two births and one death in your journal, including the year.

The facts:

380 - Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal entry, into Constantinople.

1639 - Jeremiah Horrocks observes the transit of Venus (November 24 in the Julian calendar, or December 4 in the Gregorian calendar).

1922 - Author and Irish Republican Army member Robert Erskine Childers is executed by an Irish Free State firing squad for illegally carrying a revolver.

The births:

1690 - Charles Theodore Pachelbel, German composer (d. 1750)

1713 - Laurence Sterne, Irish novelist (d. 1768)

The death:

1807 - Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant), Mohawk leader(b. 1742)


Posted by: wellinghall (wellinghall)
Posted at: April 9th, 2006 10:52 am (UTC)

Ah, Pachelbel - brings back memories of our wedding.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: April 9th, 2006 11:11 am (UTC)

I've reached for my CD of the same, as recorded by Leonard Slatkin and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, and given to me by one who used to play it on the cello, a long time ago.