Thursday, April 26, 2007

I'm It! Again.

By Nichole Giles

There is a new trend in town, and it is called blogger’s TAG. The cool thing about these games is that writers from other blogs often spur them, so we have to keep on our toes.

The last time Tag went around, I had to share five things about myself. This time, all I have to do is go to www.wikipedia.com and type my birthday (minus the year) into the search bar. Next, I pick three historical events that happened on my birthday, two important births, one death, and one holiday or observance. This is going to be fun!


I was born on: JULY 9th

EVENTS:
1810—Napoleon officially makes Holland part of his empire

1868—The 14th amendment to the United States Constitution ratified guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law.

1944—World War II—Battle of Normandy: British and Canadian forces capture Caen, France
World War II—Battle of Saipan – American’s take Saipan

BIRTHS:
1764 – Ann Radcliff, English Author
1945 - Dean R. Koontz, American Author
1956 – Tom Hanks, American Actor

DEATHS:
1850 - Zachary Taylor, 12th president of the United States (born 1784)


HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES: Argentina – Independence Day

Now, I get to pick on someone else. Connie Hall. Tag, you're it!

1 comment:

C. L. Beck said...

Nichole,
Fun stuff! It's cool that you were born on the same day as Tom Hanks. What isn't cool is that I now realize he's 4 years younger than me. Bummer.