12 July 2009
Daily Chat 12/07/09
The two year long Siege of Acre ended on this day in 1191, when Saladin's garrison surrenders to the leaders of the Third Crusade. In 1543, King Henry VIII married for the last time. Catherine Parr had the good fortune to out live him. In 1932, Yorkshire cricketer Hedley Verity took 10 wickets for 10 runs against Nottinghamshire. Whatever that means. And in 1962, the Rolling Stones played their first formal gig at the Marquee Club in London. Celebrating birthdays today: Van Cliburn, Bill cosby, Christine McVie and Anna Friel. It is Independence Day in Kiribati and São Tomé and Principe.