23 June 2009
Daily Chat 23/06/09
On this day in 1180, the Genpei War of Japan was begun with the first Battle of Uji. On this day in 1888, Frederick Douglass became the first black man to be nominated as a candidate for President of the United States. And on this day in 1985, a bomb explodes on Air India flight 182 off the coast of Ireland, killing all 329 people aboard the plane. Celebrating birthdays: Frances McDormand, Colin Montgomerie, Zinedine Zidane, KT Tunstall, Patrick Vieira, and Duffy. It is the Grand Duke's official birthday in Luxembourg.