01 June 2009
Daily Chat 01/06/09
On this day in 987, Hugh Capet became King of France. In 1495, the first written record of whisky appeared in the Exchequer Rolls of the Scottish court. Friar John Cor received "eight bolls of malt...wherewith to make aquavitae". In 1925, Lou Gehrig played the first of what would become a record 2,130 consecutive games of Major League baseball that would be unbroken until 1995. And the UK ban on smoking in public places is two years old today. Celebrating birthdays: Morgan Freeman, Jonathan Pryce, Ron Wood, Jason Donovan, Heidi Klum and Michael Rasmussen. It's Madaraka Day in Kenya.