August 15th, 2008

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Birthday meme

Go to Wikipedia. Enter your date of birth, then pick six events, three births, two deaths, and one holiday.

Events:
1. 1542 - Explorer Cabrillo discovered Santa Catalina Island off California coast.
2. 1777 - American Revolutionary War: Americans beat the British in the Second Battle of Saratoga, also known as the Battle of Bemis Heights.
3. 1864 - American Civil War: U.S.S. "Wachusett" captures the C.S.S. "Florida" Confederate raider ship while in port in Bahia, Brazil.
4. 1958 - U.S. manned space-flight project renamed Project Mercury.
5. 2003 - Gray Davis is recalled as Governor of California, three years before the official end of his office term. Film star Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected Governor.

Births:
1. 1885 - Niels Bohr, Danish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d.1962)
2. 1966 - Toni Braxton, American singer
3. 1976 - Taylor Hicks, American musician

Deaths:
1. 1849 - Edgar Allan Poe, American writer (b. 1809)
2. 1925 - Christy Mathewson, American baseball player (b. 1880)

Holiday:
1. Feast day of Pope Mark.
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Just curious

And who doesn't love ticky boxes?

Poll #1242788 Energy

In your opinion, which energy resources are most worth exploring during the next decade? Check up to 3.

Solar power
0(0.0%)
Wind power
0(0.0%)
Ethanol/other biofuel
0(0.0%)
Coal
0(0.0%)
Natural gas
0(0.0%)
Oil (shale/offshore)
0(0.0%)
Oil (ANWR)
0(0.0%)
Wave power
0(0.0%)
Geothermal
0(0.0%)
Nuclear
0(0.0%)
Other (explain in comments)
0(0.0%)

Should the government subsidize (give taxpayer money to) explore and maintain the production of alternative (non-fossil) fuels?

No
3(18.8%)
The government should subsidize exploration only
2(12.5%)
Yes, as long as they do not raise taxes to cover the expense
7(43.8%)
Yes, even if they raise taxes to cover the expense
4(25.0%)
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