Birthday Meme

I saw this meme at JazzyCrafts, and thought it would be fun to give it a try!

1. Go to Wikipedia and type in your Birthday – Month and Day only.
2. List 3 Events that occurred that day.
3. List 2 important Birth days.
4. List 1 Death.
5. List a Holiday or Observance (if any).

Birthday: December 9

1. 1851 – The first YMCA in North America is established in Montreal, Quebec.
2. 1872 – In Louisiana, P. B. S. Pinchback becomes the first serving African-American governor of a U.S. state.
3. 2006 – Shuttle Discovery launches on the STS-116 mission at 8:45 P.M., the first night launch in 4 years (STS-113 being the last).

Important birthdays:
1. 1850 – Emma Abbott, American soprano
2. 1964 – Paul Landers, German guitarist for Rammstein

1. 1165 – King Malcolm IV of Scotland

Holiday or Observance:
1. Scandinavia (specifically Sweden): Anna’s Day. Recognizes everyone named Anna, and marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve.

Give this meme a try! It was fun, but there seemed to be a lot of negative things that happened on my birthday!