*In case anyone doesn't know: a grand slam is a home run when there are runners on all three bases. Don't want to insult your intelligence, but don't want to leave you guessing either.
20 August 2009
Daily Chat 20/08/09
Stephen I established Hungary as a Christian kingdom in 1000. The Lewis and Clark expedition suffered its only death in 1804. Charles Floyd died on a bluff by the Missouri River and was buried on a spot which is now in Sioux City, Iowa. The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London published articles by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace on nearly identical theories of the evolution of species in 1858. Lou Gehrig hit his 23rd career grand slam* in 1938. The record still stands. Leon Trotsky was fatally wounded with an ice pick by Ramon Mercader in Mexico City in 1940. The only vaguely interesting famous birthdays today are Sylvester McCoy and Robert Plant. It is the feast day of Bernard of Clairvaux in the Roman Catholic Church.