Carrie tagged me (trust me, I nearly fell over... I figure no one's paying any attention to me... I'm tickled!) with a meme to go into Wikipedia and find things that happened on your birthday. You're supposed to list three events, two births,and one holiday, then tag five bloggy-pals. Here goes for the grand day of March 10th:
3 events: 241 BC- First Punic War: Battle of the Ageates Islands - The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet; end of First Punic War
1848 - The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is ratified by the United States Senate, ending the Mexican-American War
1982 - Syzygy: all 9 planets align on the same side of the sun.
additional tidbit: 1977 - Rings of Uranus: Astronomers discover rings around uranus... guess a bath is in order, huh?
2 births: 1845- Alexander III of Russia (d.1894)
1940- Chuck Norris, American actor and martial artist (that's really how they phrased it)
1 Holiday: Tibetan Uprising Day
So I'm going to tag Dragonfly, Marie, Lotusknitter, Annalea, and Melly, but, as I was told also, "only if you want to", okay? Latah, knittahs.
p.s. links not working for D-fly and Annalea. My apologies. Will try to fix later. you remember how I stink at geeking, don't you? Apparently that extends to spelling urls properly, too. *pout*