Birthday Meme

From Geoffrey Philp :

Go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday, month and day onlyList 3 events that occurred on that dayList 2 important birthdaysList one notable transitionList a holiday or observance (if any)Tag five of your friends.

My birthday: March 253 events that occurred on that day:

  • 1300 - Dante descends to the Inferno in The Divine Comedy (fictional).
  • 1807 - The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire.
  • 1955 - United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" as obscene.

2 birthdays:

  • 1925 - Flannery O'Connor, American author (d. 1964)
  • 1939 - Toni Cade Bambara, American author (d. 1995)

1 notable transition (death, I presume):

  • 1988 - Robert Joffrey, dancer, teacher, and choreographer (b. 1930)

Holiday or observance:

  • In Christianity, March 25 is typically celebrated as the day of the Annunciation so long as it does not coincide with a Sunday or during Holy Week.