Wednesday, December 24, 2008

What day were you born?

Randy at Genea-Musings recently asked two questions of his readers:

1. What day of the week were you born? Tell us how you found out.

2. What has happened in recorded history on your birth date (day and month)? Tell us how you found out, and list five events.

I had honestly never thought of this before, but I knew that my parents had to skip the wedding of my mom's brother because I was born that day. So chances were that it was on a weekend. And it was: Saturday.

Unlike others who have commented at Genea-Musings, I figured this out using the internal date calculator in my genealogy software, Ancestral Quest. Easy enough.

As for what happened in history on that day, like most everyone else I headed to Wikipedia. I also took a look at IMDB (one of my favorite sites), which keeps track of entertainment-related births, deaths and marriages.