Wikipedia Birthday Meme, Plus

Posted April 27th, 2007 by Mike Cherim

I don’t usually go for doing the meme thing, but with so many around me partaking in this one — Stephen, Jack, Gill — I decided to be a lemming today and leap off the cliff with the others. In this meme I have to name three events, two births, one death, and one holiday that occur/occurred on my May 15th birthday. I also added one unofficial prehistoric event and one future prediction… to spice things up a bit. Here goes:

One Prehistoric May 15th Event

  1. Unofficial: On or around May 15th, 8000 BC, a hairy fellow named “Grog” invents the wheel. The axle isn’t invented for another 4-5000 years.

Three May 15th Events

  1. 1905 - Las Vegas, Nevada, is founded when 110 acres (0.4 km2), in what later would become downtown, are auctioned off.
  2. 1940 - Nylon stockings go on sale for the first time in the United States. (Silk worms rejoice.)
  3. 1941 - Baseball player Joe DiMaggio starts his record-breaking 56-game hitting streak.

Two May 15th Births

  1. 1859 - Pierre Curie, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1906).
  2. 1969 - Emmitt Smith, American football player.

One May 15th Death

  1. 2003 - George Francis, British gangster (b. 1940).

One May 15th Holiday

  1. United States - Peace Officers Memorial Day (established in 1961).

One May 15th Prediction

  1. 2045 - Last drop of oil is consumed by Mrs. Margaret Smith’s SUV. Coincidentally, the United States pulls out of Iraq later on that day. But it doesn’t really matter since a global-killer asteroid hits us that evening. Only cockroaches are able to shrug it off.

2 Responses to: “Wikipedia Birthday Meme, Plus”

  1. Gill responds:
    Posted: April 27th, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    ‘Ere Jack and Steve, you reckon ee’s callin’ us Lemmings or sommat? You wanna hit ‘im or shall I?



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