I was recently tagged by two fellow bloggers, one for a history meme and the other for a book related meme.
Many thanks to VioletLady for tagging me for the following meme:
1. Go to Wikipedia and type in your birthdate, no year.
2. List 3 important events.
1543 - Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is officially crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling.
1839 - John Herschel takes the first glass plate photograph.
1947 - "First actual case of (a computer) bug being found": a moth lodges in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University.
3. List 2 births.
1828 (N.S.) - Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (d. 1910)
1890 - Colonel Harland Sanders, American fast food entrepreneur (d. 1980)
1903 - Phyllis Whitney, American writer
4. List 1 Death.
1990 - Doc Cramer, American baseball player (b. 1905)
5. List 1 Holiday or Observance.
California - Admission Day (to commemorate the state's admission to the USA). (oh, how upset I was when the the day was no longer a school holiday!)
Bookfool was kind enough to tag me for the Booked by 3 Meme. I imagine this is the sort of meme in which my answers reflect my current mood and the answers would be vary depending on my current state of mind.
Name up to three characters . . .
1. You wish were real so you could meet them:
Sookie Stackhouse from the Southern Vampire series (Charlaine Harris)
Kitty from Kitty and the Midnight Hour & Kitty Goes to Washington (Carrie Vaughn)
Dumbledore from the Harry Potter series (J.K. Rowling)
2. You would like to be:
Hermoine from the Harry Potter series (J.K. Rowling)
Kinsey Milhoune (Sue Grafton)
Elena from the Women of the Otherworld series (Kelley Armstrong)
3. Who scare you: (two of the ones I wanted to name, I am unable to do so for fear of spoiling those particular books and so I'll stick to the well known villians who would frighten me if I ever came face to face with them.)
Hannibal Lector from Silence of the Lambs (Thomas Harris)
Voldemort from the Harry Potter series (J.K. Rowling)
Sauron from The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
Technically, both memes require that I tag several people, but I much prefer to go the easy route and invite anyone interested in participating to do so.