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Monday, June 12, 2006

Wikipedia

Dear Me,

I am really having a fun time browsing through
Wikipedia. It is such an interesting site. Isn't it? It is an online encyclopedia. =)

Why don't you try this out?


Go to Wikipedia and put in your birthdate (not the year) and then list 3 events, 2 birthdays and 1 death.

Here's mine. I chose to list down dates and events which I found interesting (at least for me).


3 Events:

  • 1999 - In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's newly-restored masterpiece "The Last Supper" is put back on display.

  • 1961 - Peter Benenson's article "The Forgotten Prisoners" is published in several internationally read newspapers. This will later be thought of as the founding of the human rights organization, Amnesty International.

  • 1937 - The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, DC, who pushes a button signaling the start of vehicle traffic over the span.

    It is supposed to be three only but I want to add this one:
  • 1503 - James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor are married by Pope Alexander VI according to Papal Bull.


    2 Birthdays:

  • 1944 - Rudy Giuliani, Mayor of New York City

  • 1908 - Ian Fleming, English author (d. 1964)


    1 Death:

  • 1916 - Ivan Franko, Ukrainian writer (b. 1856)

    I included a number of links just in case somebody gets curious. =)
  • 9 comments:

    1. What a fun idea! I'll have to try that.

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    2. ...and it's not just an online encyclopedia. you can even edit the page you're looking at. :)

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    3. Nice idea! I have to try it one day! Interesting kasi malaman if something important happened on your birthday! hehe!

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    4. i did, and I went 'ahhhh' 'mmmm'
      a very good website- i might do more searching here so i'll be good at trivia.

      ma'am vicks

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    5. boliyou, john, jigs, ma'am vicks - wikipedia is really an interesting site! very informative pa. When I get bored sa office or rather feel sleepy, i type what's on my mind and see what pops out about it...=)

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    6. Wikipedia has loads of fun information!

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    7. nancy, right! Wikipedia=interesting!

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    8. ..if you're using firefox, you can get an extension of fastdic from https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/278/ and you can use the Alt+Left-Click any word from the web and voila, you got info from wikipedia!

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    9. john, i used firefox before but there are still a lot of people using IE so I'd rather stick to it. Thanks, anyway.

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    It is always refreshing to know what is in your mind. Thanks!