16 August 2009
Daily Chat 16/08/09
Seventeen people were killed and 600 were injured when cavalry charged a public meeting at St. Peter's Field, Manchester, in 1819. A tsunami struck the coast of northern Chile and southern Peru in 1868, killing 70,000. The Klondike Gold Rush began in 1896, after gold was found in a tributary of the Klondike River. In 1962, the Beatles replaced drummer Pete Best with Ringo Starr and Elvis Presley died of an overdose in 1977. Celebrating birthdays today: Catwoman Julie Newmar, Trevor McDonald, Madge, Steve Carrell, Ulrike Jonsson, Frankie Boyle and Joleon Lescott. The lucky residents of Palau de Cerdagne, France, will be celebrating Xicolatada today by drinking hot chocolate at 11:00 am.