20 May 2009
Daily Chat 20/05/09
On this day in 685, Pictish king Bridei III and his forces crush the Northumbrian invaders led by King Ecgfrith. In 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a patent for copper-riveted trousers made of blue denim. One hundred years later, trousers made this way would still be looking good on a young Englishman named Roger Daltrey. And on this day in 1916, 1917 and 1918, the town of Codell, Kansas, was hit by tornadoes. Celebrating birthdays: Joe Cocker, Cher, Iker Casillas and Petr Cech. It is Independence Day in East Timor.