05 July 2009

Daily Chat 05/07/09

The Scots and the French formed an alliance against the English on this day in 1295. Isaac Newton published Philosophæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica in 1687. The Salvation Army was founded in London in 1865. Vaguely meat-like substance Spam was introduced in 1937. The bikini was introduced in 1946 and Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win Wimbledon in 1975. Celebrating birthdays today: Robbie Robertson, Huey Lewis, Bill Watterson and Gianfranco Zola. It is Independence Day in Venezuela, Cape Verde, and Algeria.


  1. For Venezuala

    Viva la Revolucion!

  2. Viva la Revolucion!

  3. Isaac Newton: "If I have seen farther it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants"

    A favoured quote for some "collectivists". For others just the imprint on the edge of £2 coins.....

  4. Ah genius - so often the collective work of the many but wrongly credited to the one.

  5. @ annetan42

    I found your comments over on the "Cameron" thread a treat. Robust, emphatic and dignified - what else is there to say, except I agreed. I didn't need to comment you had said it all for me.


  6. Thanks Deano your comment on Polly's thread was very much to the point as well.

    I suppose you have to expect an co-ordinated attack from the tax payers association though. But what do you expect from a group so in cahoots with international finance and their er 'creative' financial instruments.

  7. Well that's good news - when we were out walking this morning I thought that the fields of barley had that golden just ready look about them.

    Lo and behold the combines are out this evening and the harvest is thus just starting up here in Yorks. So it's looking good for next years beer - I always feel a sense of relief when they start cutting the barley.