June 22

There’s a Birthday meme floating around blogland. Look up your birthday (month and day) at Wikipedia to see what happened on that day. The number varies, but usually you’re to post three of each: events, births and deaths. There’s no way I will be able to limit myself to just 3 each, so I’ll list the ones interesting to me.

Events:

  • 217 BC – Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom
  • 1633 – The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his scientific view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe.
  • 1825 – British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America.
  • 1898 – Spanish-American War: United States Marines land in Cuba.
  • 1911 – George V is crowned King of the United Kingdom, succeeding his father, Edward VII.
  • 1963 – Pope Paul VI elected by College of Cardinals.
  • 1986 – Argentine footballer Diego Maradona scored both the Hand of God goal and the Goal of the Century against England during the FIFA World Cup in Mexico City.

Births:

  • 1898 – Erich Maria Remarque, German writer (d. 1970) (I didn’t know this!!!)
  • 1906 – Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and pilot (d. 2001)
  • 1936 – Kris Kristofferson, American singer, songwriter, and actor
  • 1947 – Octavia Butler, American author (d. 2006)
  • 1949 – Meryl Streep, American actress
  • 1949 – Lindsay Wagner, American actress
  • 1953 – Cyndi Lauper, American singer
  • 1964 – Dan Brown, American author
  • 1973 – Carson Daly, American television personality
  • 1974 – Donald Faison, American Actor

Deaths:

  • 1276 – Pope Innocent V
  • 1969 – Judy Garland, American singer and actress (b. 1922)
  • 1987 – Fred Astaire, American dancer and actor (b. 1899)
  • 1993 – Pat Nixon, First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
  • 2002 – Ann Landers, American columnist (b. 1918)

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One Response to “June 22”

  1. sp8 Says:
    June 22nd, 2006 at 11:54 am

    Now why on Wikipedia is not the birthday of the illustrious and talented H. E. Wintermute not listed among them?

    Happy Birthday to you,

    Happy Birthday to you,

    Happy Birthday wonderful Lime Dragony Harriet

    Happy Birthday to you!

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