Saturday, April 14, 2007

I've Been Tagged Wikipedia Meme

I've been tagged ! Revee from tagged me for this Wikipedia MeMe.This is the way it works:

1. Go to Wikipedia and type in the month and day you were born. (For me--August 15th).

2. List three events that occurred that day:
1877 Thomas Edison makes the first-ever recording - "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
1947 India gains independence from the United Kingdom and becomes an independent nation within the Commonwealth (George VI of the United Kingdom also became King of India). Jawaharlal Nehru addresses the nation with the Inidan Declaration of Independence and takes office as the first Prime Minister of India
1969 The Woodstock Music and Art Festival opens.

3. List two important birthdays:

1769 Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French
1912 Julia Child American cook

4. List one death:
1057 King Macbeth of Scotland

5. Tag five friends to do the same: (If they want to!)
LaTeaDah at
Sunny at
Rondi at
Rowan at
Rapunzel at


Rapunzel said...

Thank you for the tag, Patty! I just finished the meme, what fun!

Sunny said...

Hey, I tagged you for something too. Go look on anothersunnyblog

PS What does "meme" mean?

Patty said...

Sunny, here is the meaning of a meme..
A meme is:
An idea that, like a gene, can replicate and evolve.
A unit of cultural information that represents a basic idea that can be transferred from one individual to another, and subjected to mutation, crossover and adaptation.
A cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one generation to another by nongenetic means (as by imitation); "memes are the cultural counterpart of genes".

Origins of the word
The term and concept of meme is from the 1976 book by Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene. Though Dawkins defined the meme as "a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation," memeticists vary in their definitions of meme. The lack of a consistent, rigorous definition of what precisely a meme is remains one of the principal criticisms leveled at memetics, the study of memes. (from the Wikipedia)

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