Saturday, August 23, 2008

A meme & a contest

I've spotted this meme on Chris Roberson blog, Roberson's Interminable Ramble. I found this one pretty interesting, so I'll do my birthday meme too.

Look up your birthday in Wikipedia. Pick 4 events, 3 births, 2 deaths, and 1 holiday.

1814 - Napoleonic Wars: Sixth Coalition forces march into Paris.
1856 - The Treaty of Paris (1856) is signed, ending the Crimean War.
1945 - World War II: Soviet Union forces invade Austria and take Vienna, Polish and Soviet forces liberate Gdańsk.
1981 - President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.

1844 - Paul Verlaine, French poet (d. 1896)
1853 - Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter (d. 1890)
1950 - Robbie Coltrane, Scottish actor and comedian

1912 - Karl May, German author (b. 1842)
2002 - Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Mother of the United Kingdom (b. 1900)

Roman Empire - Festival devoted to Salus.

I had fun a lot of fun doing my meme, so I warmly recommend doing yours.


I stumbled upon another very interesting contest. Matt Staggs is offering on his interesting blog, Enter the Octopus, a chance to win a free copy of the July/August 2008 issue of "Weird Tales" magazine. I've always wonder if I should make a subscription for this magazine, it made me very curious about its content, so I grabbed the opportunity to sign up for this contest. If you would like to win this free magazine you can find the rules at Enter the Octopus. Good luck.


ediFanoB said...

One more contest I had to sign in
because you mentioned :-)

By the way I like Hellboy and H.P. Lovecroft.

I keep my fingers crossed for you.

Mihai A. said...

And me for you, Michael :)
I think next week I'll suscribe to this magazine.