13 August 2009
Daily Chat 13/08/09
Tenochtitlán fell to Hernán Cortés in 1521. Louis XVI was arrested by the National Tribunal and declared an enemy of the people in 1792. Nat Turner led a slave rebellion in 1831. Seventy slaves took part, 55 whites were killed in Southampton County, Virginia. The German Democratic Republic closed the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin in 1961. Celebrating birthdays today: Fidel Castro, Feargal Sharkey and Alan Shearer. Party's at Fidel's place. Today is the feast day of St. John Berchmans. Seriously.