20 July 2009
Daily Chat 20/07/09
Stirling Castle fell to King Edward I on this date in 1304. The Football Association legalised professionalism in football in 1885. The first unit of the Women's Army Corps began training in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1942. In 1960, Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the world's first democratically-elected woman head of government as Prime Minister of Ceylon. And who could possibly forget that Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969? Celebrating birthdays today: Cormac McCarthy, Dame Diana Rigg, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and a lot of rockers. They are: John Lodge (Moody Blues), Carlos Santana, Dave Evans (AC/DC), Jem Finer (Pogues), Paul Cook (Sex Pistols), Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) and Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam). It's Independence Day in Colombia.