23 July 2009
Daily Chat 23/07/09
On this day in 1829, William Austin Birt filed for a patent for his typographer machine, a precursor to the typewriter. In 1914, Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia for the determination of who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand. In 1962, Telstar relayed the first transAtlantic television signal and in 1986, Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson. Celebrating birthdays today: David Essex, Graham Gooch (oh look, another cricketer I've heard of!), Slash, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Alison Krauss and Daniel Radcliffe. Rastas will be getting closer to Jah today as they commemorate the birthday of Emperor Haile Selassie.