Thursday, April 19, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #6

Sorry Guys. Been sick. Still. I tell you what. This thing has zapped the life from me. I am starting to feel better, but it seems to have taken some of my creativity from me. So yesterday when I was reading Kookiejar's blog and I saw her History Quiz, I thought I would used it as a Thursday Thirteen! Save me from trying to think up a topic on my own! So here's what to do. Go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday (without the year), then you are supposed to list 3 important events, 2 birthdays, a death and a holiday. I'm just going to round out the list to:

Thirteen Things that happened on my birthday of January 13:

1. 1112 Pope Honorius II grants a papal sanction to the miliary order known as the Knights Templar, delcaring them to be "an Army of God".

2. 1776 - The British raid Prudence Island in Narragansett Bay.

3. 1840 - The steamship Lexington burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island and 139 lives are lost.

4. 1964 - Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, is appointed Archbishop of Krakow, Poland.

5. 1968 - Johnny Cash records his landmark album At Folsum Prison live at Folsum State Prison.

6. 1832 - Horatio Alger, Jr. American Minister and author was born.

7. 1926 - Michael Bond, British author was born. Bond was the creator of Paddinton Bear.

8. 1961 - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, American actress was born. (Big Seinfeld fan here. HAD to put this one in!)

9. 1966 - Patrick Dempsey (AKA Dr. McDreamy), American Actor was born.

10. 1977 - Orlando Bloom, British Actor was born. (I can't believe he's so YOUNG!)

11. 1926 - Wyatt Earp, American cowboy and lawman, died at the age of 80 in California. (Man...he survived Dodge City and the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and died because of a urinary tract infection. Bummer.)

12. 1978 - Hubert H. Humphrey (Vice President under Lyndon B. Johnson) died in Waverly, Minnesota of terminal cancer.

13. Feast of St. Hilarius of Poitiers (I'm Catholic and I've never even heard of this one!)

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1. (leave your link in comments, I’ll add you here!)

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!


Carl V. said...

Cool stuff. Happy way belated birthday. Sorry you've been under the weather and hope you're doing better now.

Happy Thursday!!!

Terra said...

Wow, I am gonna have to go do this one! That is just way cool...

Happy TT to you!!!

Kristy said...

Welcome back Stephanie!

kookiejar said...

Glad you are feeling better, Stephanie.

You share a birthday with Elaine Benes, Dr. McDreamy, and Legolas Greenleaf? You rock!

Rhinoa said...

Wow Orlando Bloom is just older than me, crazy. Glad to hear you are feeling better and cheers for the add to the list of blogs you read.

I thought about doing this 13 but it gets depressing when your birthday is September 11th... It happened on my 22nd was a bit of a bummer really. Might do it for fun though and see if there are any happy things!

This Eclectic Life said...

Well, if you don't have a birthday bash next year, you can have a Hilarius Feast! That sounds cool. All I know that happened on my birthday is that the Alamo fell. This is a fun TT. But, I'm sorry you are still sick. Dand, my instincts are to deliver chicken soup, but you are just too far away!

Tilly Greene said...

Complete pisser for Wyatt Earp...sorry, poor choice of words :-)

Get better!

Nicole Austin said...

That's awesome. Makes me want to check out what's happened on my birthday. :D

alisonwonderland said...

i did that meme a while back - nice job adapting it into a TT! sharing a birthday with patrick dempsey? what fun!

happy thursday!

Denise Patrick said...

Interesting list. Your birthday is four days after mine - but I'll bet I'm A LOT older than you.

Happy TT!

Bellezza said...

My first husband's birthday was January 13. I'm January 30, myself. Anyway, hope you feel better.

Sparky Duck said...

Folsom Prison changed music forever

Natalie said...

Hope you get to feeling 100% soon.
I look forward to seeing what books you pick for the Newberry challenge! :-) said...

So glad you are feeling better