Meme: The term "meme" (IPA: /miːm/, rhyming with "theme") was coined in 1976 by the biologist Richard Dawkins to refer to a "unit of cultural information" which can propagate from one mind to another in a manner analogous to genes (i.e., the units of genetic information).
A Meme in today's world is a short list of curious questions that one "tags" a friend with; it propagates via blogs, email and web sites. This particular meme comes to me via The Bemused Muse: Ok Toni, I'm sorry I didn't ask permission before I lifted this.
Here are the rules:
1. Go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday, month and day only - or another history resource if your date has slim pickin's (like mine did)
2. List 3 events that occurred on that day.
3. List 2 important birthdays
4. List one notable death
5. List a holiday or observance (if any)
6. Tag five of your friends.
My birthdate - November 18th
1883, four standard time zones for the continental
Two people who share my birthdate are:
1909: Johnny Mercer,
1923: Alan Shepard, First American astronaut in space - and my personal favorite along with Gus Grissom
List 1 death - there were a lot to choose from and this one struck me as most interesting
Gia Carangi, supermodel junkie, died of AIDS 1986
List a holiday or observance. (if any) - OK, it's not precisely a holiday, but it was listed as an observance and historically it was a rather big deal event. Not to mention, I think this is very cool.
Mickey Mouse debuted in Steamboat Willie at the Colony Theater in
And an additional Birthday just FYI -Minnie Mouse's Birthday is also
Tag 5 other bloggers.
Tagging people seems to not work well for me. It's sort of like throwing a scrapbooking party or tupperware party and two people show up - Maybe. So, if this meme appeals to you (and it actually was pretty informative), consider yourself TAGGED