Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Friday, March 23, 2007

What else happened on your birthday?

...or should I say, the date of your birth - not necessarily the year of your birth. I'm not enamoured of all those meme things doing the rounds on blogs, as I think you can get too blogged down in a lot of waffle, but this one caught my attention.
1. Go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday, month and day only
2. List three events that occurred on that day.
3. List two important birthdays
4. List one notable death
5. List a holiday or observance (if any)

I don't visit Wikipedia much (have too many other things to do!), but I was curious to see what popped up for my birthdate. PHEW!!! There were 27 newsworthy events (including the sinking of the Titanic); 115 VIPs of one kind or another were born on the same day (including Leonardo Da Vinci and Jeffrey Archer); 63 VIPs died on that day (including Abraham Lincoln and Greta Garbo); there are/were 6 holidays or observances, and 5 Liturgical Feast Days.

If you have 30 minutes to waste like I did (NOT), have a go!


Blogger Isabelle said...

Just saying hello - I've got a bit behind in blog reading since I don't have much time at home at the moment. Enjoying your posts. You have a real talent for making everyday events interesting. How lovely to feel that close to your mother-in-law - she's a lucky lady.

Sunday, 25 March, 2007  
Blogger miss*R said...

being born on New Years day - i tell myself that the whole world takes a holiday in honour of ME! ha!
I am sure you have seen our election results. my lips are sealed. nuff said.

Sunday, 25 March, 2007  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Hi girls, nice to see you here!
Isabelle, I'm the lucky one - my MIL is a very special lady, liked and loved by all who meet and get to know her.
Robyn, I had to giggle at your comment about being born on New Year's Day - your own public holiday - LOL! Election? Yeah well..say no more.

Monday, 26 March, 2007  
Blogger Home Away from Home. said...

Yep, I definately have better things to do with my time but I needed a break today.
So, I wasted a little time and will post it to my Medieval Lady blog.
Hope you have a great week.

Tuesday, 27 March, 2007  

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