On May 17th…nothing really happened.

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Tagged by Jamie Petersen…CRAP! Here’s the deal:

When tagged, you have to take your birthday date and find out some things about it. You have to find, events, other people who were born on the same day, deaths and a holiday.

Even though I hate doing this type of stuff I will follow through on what my friend Jamie has forced me to do…so here we go!

May 17th

Events

218 7th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.
884 St Adrian III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1527 P nfilo de Narva‚z departs to explore Florida
1620 1st merry-go-round seen at a fair (Philippapolis, Turkey)
1756 Britain declares war on France (7 Years’ or French & Indian War)
1804 Lewis & Clark begin exploration of Louisiana Purchase
1927 Chicago Cubs beat Boston Braves, 4-3, in 22 innings
1932 Congress changes name “Porto Rico” to “Puerto Rico”
1971 Stephen Schwartz’ musical “Godspell,” premieres off-Broadway
2004 Massachusetts becomes the first state in the United States to legalize Same-sex marriage
2006 The aircraft carrier USS Oriskany sunk in the Gulf of Mexico to be an artificial reef

Births

1444 Sandro Botticelli Italian painter (Birth of Venus)
Deaths
1931 – Marshall Applewhite, American cult leader
1936 – Dennis Hopper, American actor and director
1956 – Sugar Ray Leonard, American boxer
1956 – Bob Saget, American actor
1965 – Trent Reznor, American singer, songwriter and producer
1970 – Jordan Knight, lead singer of New Kids on the Block
1978 – Paddy Kenny, Sheffield United and Ireland goalkeeper

Deaths

1336 – Emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan
1510 – Sandro Botticelli, Italian painter (Dying on your birthday has got to suck!)
1917 – Charles Anthoni Johnson Brooke, ruler of Sarawak
1992 – Lawrence Welk, American musician
2004 – Tony Randall, American actor

Holiday

– Día das Letras Galegas (“Galician Literature Day”) — holiday in
Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
– Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
– Bahá’í Faith — Feast of ‘Azaamat (Grandeur) — First day of the
fourth month of the Bahá’í Calendar.
– International Day Against Homophobia aka IDAHO.

And those being tagged next are…..
…So this is it… (Angelina)
And I thought I’d never have a blog
(Rachel)
Daniel Shelton (Daniel)
Keep it Real (Charlie)

GO!

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