GT #5: My Birthday TriviaThursday, July 07, 2011
Since Girls Talk meme host Kaye is celebrating her birthday this month - July 26 to be exact, topics for the whole month would be birthday-related.
For this week, we're playing a simple yet cool game about our birthdays. Here's the instruction:
1. Go to Wikipedia.org.
2. Search for your birthday (without the year, only date and month, for more results).
3. Share with us events, births, deaths and holidays which happened during the date of your birth.
My birthday is May 24 and Wikipedia says:
May 24 is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 221 days remaining until the end of the year.
1958 – United Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service.
1962 – Project Mercury: American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.
1981 – Ecuadorian president Jaime Roldós Aguilera, his wife and his presidential comitee died in an aircraft accident while travelling from Quito to Zapotillo minutes after the president famous speech regarding the 24 de mayo anniversary of the Battle of Pichincha.
1994 – Four men convicted of bombing the World Trade Center in New York in 1993 are each sentenced to 240 years in prison.
2001 – Mountain climbing: 15-year-old Sherpa Temba Tsheri becomes the youngest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest.
I found out that Gabriel Fahrenheit, the inventor of thermometer and Bob Dylan, American singer-songwriter have the same birthday as mine. Nicolaus Copernicus, a famous astronomer died on May 24, 1543.
Oh wait, here's more trivia courtesy of PokeMyBirthday.com:
- My lucky days are Tuesday (Conceivement date, Your parents decided to not to have an abortion, You were born) and Wednesday (Your first cell is built, Your mother suspects she is pregnant, Your heart beat for the first time).
- I am exactly 34 years 7 weeks 2 days 21 hours 11 minutes 42 seconds old today :)
So that's a long list of related important events and interesting facts that happened on May 24, my birthday! Hope you enjoyed reading.