19 July 2009
Daily Chat 19/07/09
On this date in 1545, the Tudor war ship Mary Rose sank off the coast of Portsmouth. In 1692, five women were hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachussetts. The Val di Stava dam collapsed in 1985, killing 268 people and in 1989, United Airlines flight 232 crashed during an emergency landing in Sioux City, Iowa, killing 112 of the people on board. The only person celebrating a birthday today who is remotely interesting to me is Brian May, without whom I would never have survived adolescence. Well, without his music. Haven't actually met the man. Adolescence probably would have been actually downright pleasant for me had I actually known Brian in the way that I wanted to know Brian back in 1977. It is the feast day of Saint Macrina the Younger.