Friday, March 30, 2007

Wikipedia Tag

I finally got a chance to play Wikipedia tag (see Barbara's blog for a more detailed explanation). My answers are:

Events that happened on April 20
  • 1534 - Jacques Cartier set sail on the voyage in which he "discovered" Canada and Labrador
  • 1792 - France declared war on Austria, the commencement of the French Revolutionary Wars (not to be confused with the Napoleonic Wars that followed immediately afterwards)
  • 1972 - Apollo 16 lands on the moon
Births (besides mine) on April 20
  • 1889 - Adolf Hitler
  • 1949 - Toller Cranston (Canadian figure skater and artist)
Death on April 20
  • 1912 - Bram Stoker (author of Dracula)
Holiday/Observance on April 20
  • Cannabis Smokers Day
This is interesting. Apparently, in the 1970s, a group of marijuana smokers met on a regular basis at 4:20 PM to smoke their weed. Since that time, people who want marijuana to be legalized have made a point of smoking cannabis on April 20 (4/20) every year.

1 comment:

Barbara said...

hmmmmm ... Cannibis smoker's day, eh??