April 7th, 2006

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Birthdate meme

Found via dancinghorse.

Go to Wikipedia, enter in your birthdate (sans year), post three events, two births and one death.

Three events

1738 - John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement; the day is celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day.

1930 - Amy Johnson lands in Darwin, Northern Territory, becoming the first woman to fly from England to Australia (she left on May 5 for the 11,000 mile flight).

1962 - American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.

Two births

1819 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (d. 1901)

1941 - Bob Dylan, American singer and songwriter

One death

1995 - Harold Wilson, British statesman and prime minister (b. 1916) [And instigator of the Open University]
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End of the week

You know when your brain is tired and you should really go home when you scan the list of Standard Industrial Classification Codes to find the correct code to fill in on an enrolment form and you read the final entry in the list as:

Q99 Extra-terrestrial Organisations and Bodies

A second, startled glance reveals that it actually reads Extra-territorial. Though I think the first reading had more story potential. *g*
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