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Sunday, April 16, 2006

A cool Meme

Today was a great knitting day. We had a yarn swap at Valletta Kafe. I came home with more Luna from Elann (the stuff I used for my shrug) and some Cherry Tree mohair boucle. Susan should be posting pictures soon. Thank goodness she brought her camera because the rest of us forgot ours. I guess she is the real blogger in the group.

Janna posted this on her blog so I thought I would do the same. You look up your birthdate on Wikipedia; not the year, just the month and day. You then list 3 events, 3 people born and 3 deaths. It is hard to limit it to just 3 though.

1989 - The iron curtain opens between the communist Hungary and Austria. From Hungary thousands of East Germans throng to Austria and West Germany.

1998 - Independent counsel Kenneth Starr sends a report to the U.S. Congress accusing President Bill Clinton of 11 possible impeachable offenses.

1999 - Tennis: Serena Williams, 2 weeks short of her 18th birthday, wins her first Grand Slam tournament when she became US Open champion, becoming the first African American woman to win a Grand Slam tournament since Althea Gibson in 1958.
2001 - The September 11 attacks destroy the World Trade Center in New York City, part of The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and crash a passenger airliner in Pennsylvania. In total, almost 3,000 are killed.

2005 - The State of Israel officially declares an end to military rule in the Gaza Strip after 38 years of occupation.

1917 - Ferdinand Marcos, President of the Philippines (d. 1989)
1924 - Tom Landry, American football coach (d. 2000)
1967 - Harry Connick, Jr., American singer

1971 - Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev, Soviet politician and leader (b. 1894)
1994 - Jessica Tandy, American actress (b. 1909)
2002 - Johnny Unitas, American football player (b. 1933)
2003 - John Ritter, American actor (b. 1948)