November 27, 2006

Birthday Meme

Angela and Christine tagged me for a....

Birthday Meme


Three events on May 7th

558 - In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses (hmmm, how timely is this one?). Justinian I immediately orders the dome rebuilt.

1429 - St. 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.


Two Important Birthdays on May 7th (you mean, besides mine? ha-ha)


1833 - Johannes Brahms, German composer (d. 1897)
1840 - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (d. 1893)


Holiday or Observances

St. Rose Venerini
St. Agostino Roscelli
St. Domitian of Huy

I tag whoever wants to join in!

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