18 June 2009
Daily Chat 18/06/09
On this day in 1178, five monks in Canterbury reported seeing "two horns of light" coming from the moon. Modern scientists speculate that they were witnessing the formation of the Giordano Bruno crater. In 1429, Joan of Arc defeated the main English army in the Battle of Patay and in 1984, around 5,000 police and a similar number of miners clash in Orgreave, South Yorkshire, during the miners' strike. Celebrating birthdays: Delia Smith, Paul McCartney, Thabo Mbeki, Fabio Capello, Lech and Jaroslaw Kaczynksi, Isabella Rosellini and Alison Moyet. It is Autism Pride Day.