The first Siege of Antioch ended on this day in 1098. No word on if they had to use the Holy Hand Grenade to achieve this. In 1780, Diomed, a horse owned by Sir Charles Bunbury won the first ever Derby. And in 1896, Guglielmo Marconi received a patent for the radio. Celebrating birthdays today: Norton Juster (author of my favourite children's book, The Phantom Tollbooth), Charlie Watts, Lasse Hallström, Tony Hadley, and Freddy Adu. Italy celebrates the Festa della Repubblica today.