“Go to Wikipedia and do a search for your birthday (day and month only, exclude the year).
Post three facts, two births and one death on your blog including the years.”

Three Events:

1880Thomas Edison files a patent for his electric incandescent lamp.

1943World War II: Fifty bombers mount the first entirely American air raid against Germany, targeting Wilhelmshaven.

1967Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee are killed in a fire during a test of the Apollo 1 spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center.

Two Birthdays:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (baptized as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart; January 27, 1756December 5, 1791) was a prolific and highly influential composer of European classical music. His enormous output of more than six hundred compositions includes works that are widely acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. Mozart is among the most enduringly popular of European classical composers, and many of his works are part of the standard concert repertory

Captain Edward John Smith, RD (January 27, 1850April 15, 1912) was the captain of the RMS Titanic when it sank in 1912. He, and his wife Eleanor, had a daughter Helen Melville Smith. There is a statue to his legacy in Beacon Park, Lichfield

One Death:

Bartolomeo Cristofori di Francesco (May 4, 1655January 27, 1731) was an Italian maker of musical instruments, generally regarded as the inventor of the piano.

6 thoughts on “Wikibirthday to you.

  1. Boy, you’ve been busy! I really liked this and looked mine up, too. Only problem is, I can’t decide which ones to pick! LOL Born on my b-day: 1732 – Franz Josef Haydn, Austrian composer (d. 1809); also 1866 – Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1924), and 1873 (N.S.) – Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian composer, pianist, and conductor (d. 1943)! I thought that was pretty cool! Also, sounds like you got a GREAT deal on your piano! Hope you enjoy it (I’ve been sitting down at mine more often lately, too. )


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