14 August 2009
Daily Chat 14/08/09
Meteorites like Missouri in August. In 1846, a 2.3 kg meteorite landed near Cape Girardeau, Missouri. In 1921, Tannu Tuva became independent from the Soviet Union. Rainy Bethea was the last person to be publicly executed in the United States in 1936. British troops were deployed to Northern Ireland in 1969. Lech Welesa led strikes in the shipyards of Gdansk in 1980 and in 1994, the terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal was captured. Celebrating birthdays today: Lina Wertmüller, Trevor Bannister, David Crosby, Steve Martin, Wim Wenders, Sarah Brightman and Halle Berry. It is Independence Day in Pakistan.