23 August 2009
Daily Chat 23/08/09
William Wallace was executed in 1305. Calvinists were granted rights in the Netherlands in 1555. Italian immigrants Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed in Boston in 1927 after what is now considered one of the most controversial trials in American history. And in 1989, two million people from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia stood alon the Vilnius-Tallinn road singing and holding hands. Not a single vaguely interesting famous person (to me, at least) is celebrating a birthday today. Maggie, Rick and Tami are celebrating birthdays today, but you don't know them. Keith Moon would be celebrating a birthday today if he hadn't died. And it's Flag Day in Ukraine. It feels funny not to type 'the' in front of Ukraine, but I don't think we're supposed to anymore. The picture is of Theddingworth, Leicestershire. It's got nothing to do with today's events, but it's more pleasant than any of the pictures I could find that did have something to do with today's events.