Helen Palmer (nice_cup_of_tea) wrote,
Helen Palmer

The Birthday Meme

Nicked from beebarf!
1. Type in your birthday (minus the year) in the search bar at http://wikipedia.org.
2. List three interesting facts, two births, and one death that happened on your birthday.

3 interesting facts
1429 - Joan of Arc ends the Siege of Orléans, pulling an arrow from her own shoulder and returning wounded to lead the final charge. The victory marks a turning point in the Hundred Years' War.
1824 - World premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Vienna, Austria. Work was conducted by Michael Umlauf, under the deaf composer's supervision.
1974 - West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigns.

1 Birth (okay I cheated, both I love both these composers!)
1833 - Johannes Brahms, German composer (d. 1897)
1840 - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (d. 1893)

1 Death
1825 - Antonio Salieri, Italian composer (b. 1750) (Mozart's rival!)

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