The Wikipedia meme

Here’s my version for June 26. If you’d like to do this, consider yourself tagged, go to Wikipedia and type in your birth month and day. Now list 3 events, 2 birthdays, and one holiday that occurred on your birthday.

Events

1284 – According to legend, the Pied Piper lures 130 children of Hamelin away.
1948 – The Western allies start an airlift to Berlin after the Soviet Union has blockaded West Berlin.
1974 – The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley’s chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio.

    Birthdays

    1898 – Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer (d. 1978)
    1961 – Greg LeMond, American cyclist

    Holiday

    International Day in Support of Torture Victims

    The meme didn’t say to look up deaths, but I did. I clicked on Soccer, the dog actor, and found this. How sad. Even my four year old daughter recognized him immediately. Here is another link for poor Soccer.

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    And, a Ravelry footnote. I finally gave in and added my name to the waiting list. Looks like this is where the action will be, even if I don’t take full advantage of all the features. Then I clicked on something that told me where I was in the queue.

     

    Found you!

    • You signed up on Today
    • You are #18656 on the list.
    • 12488 people are ahead of you in line.
    • 0 people are behind you in line.
    • 31% of the list has been invited so far

    Wow, that’s a few knitters huh? Maybe there will be a feature to allow these cyber knitters to find IRL knitters close to them. It would be cool to see someone actually knit. (No offense Ann K. or Brandy, but when either or you were here, did you knit anything? Nope. Maybe next time?)

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    1. You’ll love Ravelry! And yes, you can find groups of people geographically near you. I belong to a group of online knitters near Portland. Some are already planning to meet IRL 🙂

    2. Oh all right, when we meet up I’ll bring my knitting! 🙂

    3. Oh, I’m knittin’ next time baby!! I was bummed out about not having the time to knit also.

      Holy cow, over 7000 people added their name to the ravelry invite list in the last 3 days? last I checked there were 10k something. I better go see where I’m at now.

    4. That is the most fascinating meme I’ve seen yet! I might have to do that on my blog, too, now that you just teased me into wasting a bunch of time on Wikipedia….


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