10 August 2009
Daily Chat 10/08/09
In 610, Mohammed began receiving the first verses of the Koran. Twenty minutes into its maiden voyage, the HMS Vasa sinks in Stockhom harbor in 1628. The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory is set in 1675. A 5 kg meteorite breaks into seven pieces which land near the town of Archie, in Cass County, Missouri (less than 20 miles from my great-grandfather's farm), in 1932. In 2003, the temperature hits 38.5°C in Kent. It is the highest temperature ever recorded in the UK. Celebrating birthdays today: Eddie Fisher, Ronnie Spector, Ian Anderson, Rosanna Arquette, Jon Farriss and Roy Keane. It is Independence Day in Ecuador.