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Friday, March 30, 2007

Meme for the Day

Theme: Water

My favorite themed land in Disney's California Adventure is "A Bug's Land" On a summer's day this fountain surprises little kids with "random" flows of water, but in the winter it's on a gentler program that is enchanting.

So, this meme sounded like fun. Go to Wikipedia and search your birth month and day but not year. List three events, two birthdays, one death and one holiday observance.

OK, I got carried away.

June 22

Three Events:

1633 - Holy Office of Rome forces Galileo to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe.
1944 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs the GI Bill of Rights (Do you suppose Dubya has ever heard of it?)
1970 - 18-year-olds get the right to vote in the United States
2004 - President Bill Clinton's autobiography, My Life, is published.

Two Birthdays: I'm thrilled to see how many of my favorite people share my birthday!

1907 - Michael Todd (director of one of my favorite movies, Around the World in 80 Days with David Niven.)
1920 - Paul Frees (the voice of the Ghost Host at the Haunted Mansion, Disneyland.)
1933 - Dianne Feinstein (our senator from California and a fellow UC graduate in History)
1941 - Ed Bradley (60 Minutes journalist; we saw him on the sidewalk in NYC once.)
1944 - Peter Asher of "Peter and Gordon" ("I don't care what they say, I won't live in a world without love.")
1949 - Meryl Streep (enough said)
1952 - Graham Greene (Native American actor)
1973 - Cyndi Lauper ("I see your true colors shining through, I see your true colors and that's why I love you...)
1964 - Dan Brown (author of The DaVinci Code, Angels and Demons and Deception Point, all in my top ten fav books)

One Death: (sniff)

1969 - Judy Garland
1987 - Fred Astaire
2006 - Moose (played Eddie Crane on Frasier)

One Observance:

Anti-Fascist Struggle Day in Croatia (can you teach us how to do this?)


maiylah said...

have never been to Disneyland before, but would love to visit it someday! the nearest one here from our place is located in Hong Kong ... lol. :D

meeyauw said...

Such a nice post! That is an interesting meme about your birthday, I may try it. I've never been to Disneyland but it sounds like a great place for little kids!

Samantha said...

My two LOVED the Bug's Land! The rides were just their speed... And the attention to themed details is wonderful!