30 September 2009
Daily Chat 30/09/09
Henry IV was crowned in 1399. The world's first commercial hydroelectric power plant was put into operation in Appleton, Wisconsin, in 1882. Hubert Cecil Booth patented the vacuum cleaner in 1901. Bastard. James Dean died in a car crash at the age of 24 in 1955 and Aldwych Underground station was closed in 1994 after 88 years of service.
Born today: Rumi (1207-1273), Deborah Kerr (1921-2007), Truman Capote (1924-1984), Elie Wiesel (1928), Johnny Mathis (1935), Marc Bolan (1947-1977), Frank Rijkaard (1962) and Martina Hingis (1980).
It is Independence Day in Botswana.