Friday, November 24, 2006

Birthday Meme

I was 'tagged' by Fr. Tim for this one...Instructions are:

1. Go to Wikipedia
2. In the search box, type your birth month and day but not the year.
3. List three events that happened on your birthday
4. List two important birthdays and one death
5. One holiday or observance (if any)

Three events
  • 1328 - Antipope Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, is consecrated in Rome by the Bishop of Venice. (Quite relevant considering Fr. Tim's antipope theme at the moment!)
  • 1982 - During a procession outside the shrine of the Virgin Mary in F├ítima, Portugal, security guards overpower Juan Fernandez Krohn before he can attack Pope John Paul II with a bayonet. Krohn, an ultraconservative Spanish priest opposed to the Vatican II reforms, decided that the Pope must be killed for being an "agent of Moscow."
  • 1881 - In North Africa, Tunisia becomes a French protectorate.
Two birthdays
  • 1820 - Florence Nightingale, English nurse (d. 1910)
  • 1907 - Katharine Hepburn, American actress (d. 2003)
One death (Well, I've put two. Check out the small gap in years too!)
  • 1003 - Pope Silvester II
  • 1012 - Pope Sergius IV
One holiday or observance
  • International Nurses Day
Okay, I tag Utter Muttering, The New Crusade and Joee Blogs.