on the needles

Tuesday, April 25, 2006


That's right - once I start, I just can't stop. :)

Here's the Wikipedia birthday meme. Do a Wikipedia search on your birthday, omitting the year.

Hopefully I will get some knitting content - with pictures - up soon!


1556 - Thomas Cranmer is declared a heretic.
1779 - James Cook is killed by the natives of the Sandwich Islands.
1803 - Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of U.S. Congress which conflicts with the Constitution is void.
1849 - In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first President of the United States to have his photograph taken.
1876 - Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone,as does Elisha Gray.
1895 - First performance of Oscar Wilde's last play The Importance of Being Earnest at the St James's Theatre in London.
1912 - Arizona is admitted as the 48th U.S. state.
1920 - The League of Women Voters is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
1929 - St. Valentine's Day Massacre: Seven gangster rivals of Al Capone are murdered in Chicago, Illinois.
1945 - British and US bombers pound the German city of Dresden
1989 - Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 million to the Indian government for damages it caused in the 1984 Bhopal Disaster.
1989 - Iranian leader Ruhollah Khomeini issues a fatwa encouraging Muslims to kill the author of The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie.
1989 - The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System is placed into orbit.


1817 - Frederick Douglas adopted as his birthday (d. 1895)
1913 - Jimmy Hoffa, American labor union leader (disappeared 1975)
1944 - Carl Bernstein, American journalist
1948 - Teller, American magician (Penn and Teller)


1317 - Marguerite of France, queen of Edward I of England (b. 1282)
1400 - King Richard II of England (murdered) (b. 1367)
1779 - James Cook, British naval captain and explorer (b. 1728)
1891 - William Tecumseh Sherman, Civil War General (b. 1820)
1975 - P. G. Wodehouse, English writer (b. 1881)
2003 - Dolly the sheep, first cloned mammal (b. 1996)

In Mexico my birthday is a Day of National Mourning (1831).
In the Western World my birthday is Valentine's Day.
In Iraq my birthday is 'Communist Martyrs Day' celebrated by Iraqi Communist Party.
In Europe/Catholicism my birthday is the Feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe.
In Denmark my birthday is Fastelavn. Children exchange cards known as gækkebrev.


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